Wednesday, October 5, 2011

guilty pleasure: detox edition

This week I've been going through a detox. It involves simple, simple foods and a lot of water. So because I cannot indulge in the wonderful sweet tastes of desserts this week I thought I would help you all drool along with me.
I'm sharing with you some "healthy" indulgences that are great alternatives to a detox, el natural.   

First on the list "Raw Brownies" brought to you by The Glitter Guide and Sarah Britton of My New Roots 
They say it's "Truly, a recipe we can all enjoy; simple, healthy, and delicious!"  

The Raw Brownie Recipe (courtesy of My New Roots)
2 cups whole walnuts
2 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
1 cup raw cacao
1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1. Place walnuts in food processor and blend on high until the nuts are finely ground.
2. Add the cacao and salt. Pulse to combine.
3. Add the dates one at a time through the feed tube of the food processor while it is running. You should end up with is a mix that appears rather like cake crumbs, but that when pressed, will easily stick together (if the mixture does not hold together well, add more dates).
4. In a large bowl, combine the walnut-cacao mix with the chopped almonds (I used my hands). Press into a lined cake pan. Place in fridge until ready to serve. Store in an airtight container.