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Dessert So Healthy You Can Have It Anytime—Raw Brownies for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s day, try these raw brownies which are so healthy that you can have them at any time of the day. Make these gluten-free and sugar-free brownies in four simple steps and using only five ingredients.

By URLife Team
12 February 2022

If you are looking for a healthy dessert to sweeten this Valentine’s Day with your romantic partner, we have got your back. These gluten-free and vegan chocolate brownies from Mumbai-based nutritionist and lifestyle coach Vinita Contractor are simple, wholesome and delicious. They make use of dates as a natural sweetener, which are high in fibre and contain many essential vitamins and minerals. Dates also contain several types of antioxidants, such as flavonoids and carotenoids, which promote a healthy heart and enhance brain health. The brownies also contain walnuts, an ideal accompaniment to chocolate, which are rich in antioxidants like catechin, ellagic acid and phytic acid. These plant compounds have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

 

Ingredients list

  • 40 grams walnuts
  • 80 grams deseeded dates
  • 5 grams raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla powder or extract

 

Preparation

 

Step 1 :

In a small container of the grinder, add the deseeded dates and grind well. Then add the walnuts, vanilla, cocoa powder and salt, and grind well.

Step 2 :

Transfer the mixture into a bowl. Then transfer into a square mould. If needed, line the mould with butter paper. Flatten the mixture down with a spatula.

Step 3 :

Place the mould in the fridge for 6 hours.

Step 4 :

Demould the brownies and cut into desired shapes. Serve chilled, topped with sliced strawberries. Enjoy these with almond milk for breakfast or with a scoop of ice cream as dessert.

 

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