Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Raw Food Brownie Recipe

At the moment I am obsessed with the Raw Food Diet. I find that the food feels very clean when I eat it. I don't worry about where its been because it is mostly fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. I feel less heavy after a Raw Food Meal and the recipes I have found are very tasty. My favorite dessert recipe so far is the Raw Food Brownie Recipe. It is out of this world and who knew it was made of avocados? Wow. If you are wondering why anyone would ever give up a cooked steak or a good piece of friend chicken for a Raw Food diet. Take a look at some of these benefits. Here is what Vicki F. Chavis says about the Raw Food movement.

Raw Foods

The benefits of eating raw foods include:

  • Raw foods haven't been cooked and contain high levels of enzymes and vital nutrients.
  • Enzymes are the proteins that accelerate the rate of chemical reactions, including those involved in digestion and metabolism.
  • Phytonutrients are plant-derived, biologically active chemicals that are considered able to prevent diseases.

Raw pie crusts, for example, are made from nuts, coconut and salt, which gives them a buttery flavor. Adding dates binds ingredients together.

When food is cooked, it loses its moisture and becomes more dense. Raw foods, full of water, fill you up much more quickly, allowing you to eat much less.


    1 c walnuts
    1 c dates
    1/4 c cocoa pwd.
    2 avocados
    1/2 c agave nectar
    1/4 c cocoa pwd
    2 T coconut oil
    1 T vanilla extract
    dash salt
    dash cinnamon
Directions cut into 12 pieces
serving size 1 piece

food process the brownie ingredients until blended and dry chunky. press into a small pan.

icing: put all icing ingredients into vitamix blender, and blend on hi till smooth.

spread icing over brownies and pop in freezer to set for 1 hr. then cut and put in snack sized baggies.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SNOWDROP76.

Number of Servings: 12

Photo Courtesy:
-Rod Rontondi, author of Raw Food for Real People: Living Vegan Food Made Simple by the Chef and Founder of Leaf Organics.

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