Raw Mocha Brownies (Gluten Free, Raw) + Friendships

My quest for brownies cIMG_2095 (640x427)ontinue. This time round, I was inspired when I stopped by at our local cafe and they had a raw brownie on their shelves. It featured walnuts and my brain started whirling. Upon reaching home and having Asher in bed for a nap, I placed some ingredients in a food processor and ta dah, a raw brownie was formed. 

I’m starting to read and look into raw foods. I like the idea of raw desserts. Beside it being nutrition dense, it is usually simple and require a lot less equipment than traditional baked goods. The only down side is that I noted a lot of recipes used copious amount of dates which can quickly add up in sugar content. Dates might be good for you but too much is not necessary a good thing either. 

IMG_2089 (640x427)Many times, I treasure friendships around us. To me, friendship is a choice. You make that commitment and decision to have a relationship with another person that is not your family or your partner. You laugh through good times and share through bad times. Ever since Asher arrived, I have been very blessed with a few close girl friends who share parenthood journey as well. Open conversations about everything, sharing our worries and concerns without worrying about judgement because let’s face it, it can be pretty judgemental out there!

With these girls, I am able to open my heart (and they to me too hopefully). Allow myself to vent and to gain perspectives. There are times when I could be in a tunnel and not see why things could be occurring. They were able to embrace me- and my quirky ways when it comes to food, fitness and lifestyle choices. 

A mug of coffee, a kind word and some raw chocolate brownies. That’s the way we roll as friends. IMG_2093 (640x427)

Raw Mocha Brownies
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup of walnuts + 1/2 cup extra walnuts for a chunkier style brownie
  2. 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  3. 4 pitted medjool dates
  4. 1 tsp honey (optional)
  5. 1 shot nespresso
  6. 1/4 cup cacao powder
  7. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  8. 1/4 cup coconut milk
Instructions
  1. Line 9 inch by 9 inch tray with baking paper
  2. Reserve 1/4 cup of walnuts. Place the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and give it a good few pulses till it comes together. Place remaining walnuts and pulse once or twice. Add a tbsp of water if the mixture is still a little dry, Press into the tin and freeze for 20 minutes or so. Slice and serve!
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