"Perfection is boring. Consistency doesn’t mean you have to be rigid. Imagine yourself traveling on a gorgeous, healthy highway. It’s okay to take detours from time to time, to check out scenic roads and chocolate. Just be really honest with yourself, and don’t make detours a regular habit."
~ Kris Carr, Crazy Sexy Wellness
On the last day of the Nutritional E-Cleanse Program, we talk about the idea of consciously choosing good quality treats going forward when not on the program. With Valentine's Day coming next week, I thought I'd share this amazing healthy brownie recipe - these are SO good!!!
by Karen Foster via Preventdisease.com
Careful because when you eat this brownie, you may not want to eat another cooked brownie again. It's that good. The buttery-nuttiness of the walnuts combined with the sweet dates in the base is only complemented with the rich chocolately icing. It's simply one of the most delicious and healthiest brownies you will ever taste.
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
- 1 avocado
- 3 Tbsp raw honey
- 3 Tbsp raw cacao powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- dash sea salt
Combine walnuts, dates, and the 1/3 cup of cacoa powder in a food processor (or high-end blender) and pulse mixture until it looks like potting soil. Pat this into an 8x8 inch pan. With a food processor, blend the avocado, honey, second lot of cacao, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Spread the icing over the brownie base, then put in the freezer for about an hour to set. Enjoy!
Happy, Healthy Living!
JoAnn Newton is a Holistic Nutrition Educator and Master Massage Therapist with a private practice in Graton, CA.
Passionate about helping people transform their health through holistic nutrition, she facilitates a 23 day online Nutritional E-Cleanse Program seasonally with coaching, compassion, and humor.