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Dark & Fudgy Almond Flour Brownies

Posted in rachel's recipes, Treats & Sweets on Mar 24,2016

I just don’t trust people who say they dislike chocolate, and I can totally relate to any client who complains of monthly cravings for the dark stuff. I could tell him take more magnesium, eat more nuts and leafy greens, fill up on protein, blah blah blah. But sometimes, a little bit of the good stuff is the only thing that will do. And chocolate really is good for us; for one, it increases serotonin from the brain (which can drop during PMS) and therefore makes us feel calmer and happier. Chocolate (or raw cocoa/cacao) can protect the heart from cardiovascular disease, is packed with antioxidants and important minerals iron, magnesium and zinc, it improves blood flow and boosts nitric oxide in the blood, which can boost sexual health, wahoo! So, I fully support the consumption of chocolate on a regular basis. As long as it’s dark and of good quality. Nutritional-Benefits-of-the-Cacao-Bean

These brownies are the most perfect, powerful punch of dark chocolate that will kick those cravings in the butt, and put a smile on your face : )

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~ recipe ~

*in 1 bowl mix dry ingredients together:

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

4 tbsp raw cacao powder

1/2 cup almond flour

pinch of sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

*in separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together:

2 large cage free eggs

4 tbsp nut butter of choice (I like it chunky)

a little less than 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or stevia equivalent

1 cup coconut milk (drinking kind)

2 tsp vanilla extract

a few handfuls extra dark chocolate chips

* mix dry into wet ingredients, stir in chocolate chips. Pour into baking dish & bake at 350F for about 30 minutes. Best if kept in fridge.

*Add 1 tbsp instant coffee to mix if you want an extra kick!

image-5 best eaten right out of the pan : )

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