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!
- 18 (200g) Dates
- 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 3 big tbsp Nut Butter
- 4 big tbsp Oats
- 6 tbsp Water
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.
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