2 cups of walnuts (room temp)
1 cup of dates
3 tablespoons cacao powder
1/4 cup chia seed powder or flax seeds made into a powder(room temp). It is better to buy it in the whole seed form and make it into a powder when you are ready to prepare it.
1/4 cup of protein powder (I use hemp protein powder, pea or Sun Warrior brand)
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Add the vanilla to your food processor. Add one cup of walnuts and one cup of dates and blend. Add the powders, gently mix with small spatula, place the rest of the dates and walnuts on top and then blend...this is the Secret! This way the powder stays in the blender. Scrape the bottom and sides to incorporate. Press into a glass pan and cool in the refrigerator 15 minutes. See frosting below if you wish to have extra sweetness. Enjoy!
1/3 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 raw honey or coconut nectar
1-1/2 medium avocado peeled and pitted
1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder
Place all ingredients in a food processor with a S-blade and process until creamy. Instead of the cacao powder you can add carob.
For a vanilla frosting:
Replace cacao with 1/4 cup of coconut flour and increase the vanilla bean powder to 2 teaspoons.
~New plant-based brownie with seeds~
Make sure your nuts and seeds are at room temperature prior to blending:
3/4 cup of pecans, 1/2 cup of pine nuts, 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds, 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds, one cup of dates, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Blend these together in the food processor with the s-blade until incorporated.
Mixed together and add: 1/4 cup of ground chia seeds or flax seeds, 1/2 cup of protein powder of your choice, and 3 tablespoons of cacao. Mix this into the first mixture and then blend everything together with the s-blad until it's incorporated. Pressed into a container and refrigerate. Enjoy!
For less sugar replace one cup of dates with 16 dates, a sprinkle of monk fruit to taste, 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon and a drizzle of licorice extract.