These days, I'm trying to eat a raw vegan diet. I did it in October of 2011 for the month, loved it, and have been wanting to do it again. But, real talk, it's been
a little freakin' hard! I'm not sure why, however I'm working harder now trying to stick with it... until Sunday that is. See, I'm taking some precious little middle schoolers to camp and I couldn't bare to tell the chef I'm a RAW vegan, so I just went with 'normal' vegan.
Lame. I know. Worst part is I kind of forgot, therefore I have a good amount of produce that I'm actually going to take with me. Is that weird? Or rude? "Hi, I'm a guest leader here for the week with the speaker. I'm a vegan so make me special meals all week. Also, I carry around my own produce, so I'm going to need to store it in your fridge. Thanks!" Hmm... Anyways, I'll worry about that later.
|A full pan, though my housemates and I each had a spoonful before hand :)|
|corner piece with extra coconut, DIBS!|
*This recipe was inspired by Kristen's Raw
what you'll need:
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 flax seeds
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup chocolate powder
- cinnamon to taste
- 1 vanilla bean or 1 tbsp extract
- 15 medjool dates, pitted
- agave, optional
- shredded coconut, optional
|most of what you'll need|
- Add the seeds, nuts, coco, cinnamon, and vanilla to food processor fitted with "S" blade and process until coarsely ground.
- Add dates, processing until they're well incorporated and mixture is sticky.
- Evenly distribute and flatten into a 9x13 pan.
- Add a light drizzle of agave across the top and sprinkle with coconut.
|my little guy has never been so full|
|TIP: Parchment paper is a great way to keep your hands nice and clean|
We enjoyed these raw brownies last night and it was great having such willing housemates to try something so far fetched. I love 'em. These brownies were also a great way to introduce raw foodism/veganism to my housemates. Again, I just love 'em.
Today we had a throwback slash birthday party for the lone male in the house. I was able to get some of our friends to give this nice chocolatey raw brownie a try and I got nothing but positive reviews! They're super simple and a healthy alternative to its sugary, processed, heavy gluten, caloric counterpart.
If you've had something similar or try these ones, leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Until next time friends,