Quick Raw Brownie Vegan Balls

October 28, 2021
Dear fellow readers, how nice it is to connect with you every week and show you easy ways to cook vegan recipes without restraining you from eating healthily and deliciously. Choosing and preparing vegan nourishing meals and snacks can be challenging to prepare in the beginning, but like everything in life, once we learn the steps to follow, they become ingrained in our brain, and voilà, we learn new skills!! In my personal and professional life, becoming a healthy vegan has been the best decision I have taken. It has allowed me to stay healthy, young, and balanced. I have developed my creativity in the kitchen and expanded my knowledge, and this has given me the chance to help many people become healthier vegans too. Who does not like having a sweet bite every now and then? And what if you could eat naturally sweetened delights at home, avoiding all kinds of processed products? Yes, yes, I know, sugar is not good for you, but it all depends on where that sugar comes from, let me explain. If a natural sugar is contained in its natural source, like it is in fruit, the fiber content acts as a barrier in the gut. It helps release the sugar slowly and progressively into the blood, which reduces sugar peaks, which other sugary foods actually speed up. Eating too much sugar without fiber will produce sugar peaks in the bloodstream, making your energy levels go crazy, and you will feel either hyperactive or sluggish throughout the day. In the long run, this can seriously affect insulin production and if your diet is already poor, chances are you will develop diabetes type 2, struggle to maintain your weight, or have your sleeping patterns severely affected. These are some of the main consequences of consuming too much sugar on a regular basis. This recipe I present to you today is packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, which make it a perfect option to have for breakfast, as a small dessert, or an afternoon snack, which means you won´t have a reason to feel guilty about eating them.

Please let's remember, it is all about balance and everything done in extreme will be detrimental to your health. Having said that, if you are following a low-sugar diet due to health issues, don´t eat them, though you can still make them for others, and enjoy some cooking time, which can be therapeutic. I care about your health, so if you need further guidance with your diet, give me a shout on any of my social media accounts. Knowledge is power! This kind of healthy vegan option can be of great help for people who suffer from "emotional" eating or are stressed. When we are stressed we may tend to eat more sugary foods throughout the day, therefore, substituting those unhealthy options for these easy-to-make raw brownie balls, will for sure nourish your mind and body. Try the recipe and see the difference in how you feel afterward.

Let's keep on taking care of ourselves from the inside out, which is definitely within our power! Bless you, all and I hope you enjoy every single bite of this mouth-watering, natural and fresh recipe!
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Quick Raw Brownie Vegan Balls

Recipe Type: Breakfast Sweets
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  • 18 (200g) Dates
  • 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 3 big tbsp Nut Butter
  • 4 big tbsp Oats
  • 6 tbsp Water
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Directions

1. Remove the fruit stones and soak the dates covered in warm water for 10 minutes.

2. Once soaked put them into the food processor without drying them, simply drain them a little bit. Save the water for later.

3. Add the cacao powder, oats, and nut butter (I used unsalted peanut butter which I had at home but almond or walnut butter have more varied nutrients so use one of those to enhance the nutrition of these delicious brownies).

4. Add 6 tbs of the leftover water and mix well until the paste is sticky and dense. Look at the pictures for better guidance.

5. Divide the mixture into small balls (like in the pictures). You can decorate the brownie with walnuts on top, as I did, or other natural nuts such as almond, macadamia, or pecan nuts. If you don´t have any, don´t worry, they will be delicious anyways!

7. Store covered in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour and, voilà, they are ready for you to indulge!

You can eat these delicious Nature bites for breakfast (2–3 bites), as a snack or dessert.

Also by Suzy: Crispy Seitan & Lentil Bowl

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Suzy F. Lloyd
Suzy is a super passionate Dietitian and Vegan Coach at VeNutrition. She has always been extremely interested in well-being; she loves food so much and helping others comes naturally to her, which led her to become a Dietitian. Suzy has over 12 years of experience in the field of Nutrition and Health. During that time, she worked in Madrid and London, in different public and private hospitals, clinics, and health centers. In 2018 she left Europe to go and live in Bali where her real-life journey began. Since then she has continued working remotely and has never looked back. She would like to tell you a bit about her beliefs and purpose. If it is something that aligns with you, please feel free to get in touch, she would love to know your thoughts and goals to improve your health and overall happiness. We are all part of Nature, right? So, if we give our body the conditions it needs, it will simply flourish, just like any flower would do! You will feel joyful, full of energy, and balanced, and who doesn't want that? Suzy helps her clients achieve their health goals. She teaches them how to feed their bodies naturally and how they can reach and maintain a strong, balanced mind and body. She also gives vegan and vegetarian cooking lessons, and last but not least, she shows sustainable ways of cooking, eating, and living! If she had a magic wand, what would she change? She would transfer self-awareness to everyone on this Planet. Why, you may be asking? Well, if you are aware of who you are, what your body needs and, how you can impact this world positively, you will simply feel blissful, and that will benefit those around you. Her recipe is "Happy people make people happy." If she had to choose a book that impacted her life, that would be “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. It taught her we can learn to flow in life, everything can be transformed for the better, and if we develop a little patience and have faith in ourselves, anything is possible!! It is easy to have a healthy mind and body if you know how to and, Suzy would be extremely happy to help you, teach you and guide you in this empowering and revolutionary life process! Follow Suzy on Instagram @venutrition_velife_veyou and LinkedIn.

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