Who doesn’t want to stop relying on sweet goodies & drinks to get through dread afternoons overall in stressful times? Who doesn’t want to lower blood sugar level & the risk of disease? Who doesn’t want to lose weight, reach a healthy one, and keep it off? Who doesn’t want to feel and look younger than the chronological age? I do, but I have to be honest, it requires a lot of willingness and perseverance, passions and dedication, love & respect for one’s body to start changing old eating habits and start adding new ones to transform old patterns into a new way of eating. It is true that it is hard & takes time to acquire a new way of thinking, but it is not impossible!
The good news is that there are plenty of alternatives to start making small changes toward a total transformation without sacrificing our palate & I venture here to say that my Hazelnut Cocoa Brownies are one of them!
I prepare them while on a quick WhatsApp conversation with my new IG friend @cinthyaq from London and had them as a snack while enjoying live music at the park with great friends, not without enjoying two “quesadillas de queso” each and a jar of fresh strawberry water first!
I made them with what I have handy and no recipe followed just my intuition, so I will improve them one of these days.
What you need:
3 cups homemade flourless mix (coconut, arrowroot flour, nopal cactus powder, ground sprouted lentils, mung beans, buckwheat)
7 dates soaked
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup hazelnut (or almonds, walnuts, Brazilian nuts) soaked
1/4 cup almond milk
A pinch of baking soda & Himalayan salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
How to prepare
Place flour on a bowl. In a food processor process the dates, nuts, cocoa, salt, olive oil, and milk until smooth. Mix it with the flour in the bowl. Add more milk as needed. Blend thoroughly until it becomes creamy. Grease an oven tray and extend the mix on it. With a knife cut it in squares. Baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees Celsius. Let them cool down and enjoy!!
Have you started making true changes to reach your healthy body weight?