14 May 2012

raw brownies & strawberries


Oh my goodness me. These are so tasty. I ate them with some organic strawberries my mom bought for me. The combo blew my mind and I ate like... at least 3 plus almost the whole container of strawberries. I can't help myself.


Raw brownies have the same ingredients as good quality (and let's face it - expensive) energy bars like Clif Bars or Larabars. Yummy, nutritious stuff like raw dried fruit, coconut, nuts and seeds. MMM! So good for you. They give you long lasting energy and keep you strong and healthy. These are the treats mother nature intended, and they are as processed as your food should get (which is not much at all).

So instead of paying $3.50 for a Clif Bar at trendy coffee shops - make them yourself, and better!


Everybody knows how delicious chocolate and strawberries are together, so brownies and strawberries are unsurprisingly amazing. I definitely recommend eating these with organic strawberries! They are one of the most contaminated plant foods otherwise.

Don't wanna buy expensive organic strawberries? Grow your own! We have seven plants flowering this year =) Last summer we just had one but MY GOD - the few berries that grew from it were the most luscious, flavorful things I've ever put in my mouth.


RAW BROWNIES YO: makes around 16

2 cups walnuts or your fave nut
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 Tb flax seeds
1/2 cup coconut chunks
1 1/2 cups dates/prunes
1/3 cup cacao/carob powder
1/4 tsp each salt, cinnamon and cayenne
1/4 cup goji berries (optional)
2 Tb melted virgin coconut oil 

I think that's everything I put in these... but it's different every time. Always delicious though. Process all the ingredients in your food processor until it balls together. Press into a lined brownie pan and refrigerate for maybe 20 minutes. Slice 'em and devour with ripe strawberries. Perfection on a summer day.


Oh. Mother Nature - how kind are thee to give us ART in the form of FOOD.

21 comments:

  1. These looks absolutely delicious and sinless! I'll definitely make them for myself and all my friends. Thanks for this great recipe!

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    1. Yes - do it! Fresh food for all. Thank you =)

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  2. Your brownies look amazing! Definitely going to be trying out the berry/brownie combo sometime soon - our strawberry patch just started flowering last week, so it shouldn't be too long now!

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    1. Oh thanks, Maggie! I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Haha... homegrown berries are simply the best thing ever. Ever.

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  3. These brownies look awesome! I definitely dig pairing them with strawberries- they are getting so delicious as summer approaches!

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    1. thanks so much! yess just in time for the sunshine

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  4. Strawberries and chocolate = happy Lysa
    this looks amazing...great recipe thank you Emily :)

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    1. :) hehe they also = happy emily. i love your new painting!

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  5. ah, you are so right! It is true art! The pic with you and the strawberry is so cute! <3

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    1. thanks ;) yes, raw plants are the most beautiful objects, and they become part of us! truly miraculous.

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  6. Farm Fresh Organic Strawberries are amazing - I pick about 25 pounds worth every June!

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    1. yessss!! mm just the best. fresh grown organic berries. i cant wait for our blueberries to grow!

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  7. AnonymousMay 25, 2012

    Hey I absolutely HATE coconut, is there anyway I can leave the coconut chunks out or substitute them with another fruit?

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    1. haha noooo worries. just add a few more dates and a handful of nuts; that should be fine. or some more goji berries, if you have them =)

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  8. Just made these and they're in the fridge now- can't wait to try them! (The batter tasted great though; one of my favorite things about raw desserts is no need to worry about tasting while preparing).
    I had a little left over that didn't fit into the pan and rolled them into balls for mini-treats (:

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  9. AnonymousJune 16, 2013

    Kids approved:) Delicious and super easy! Thanks so much for these wonderful recipes:)

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  10. Hello! I recently commented on another post (energy bars made with cacao) of yours asking about the difference between cacao and cocoa; alas, I'm back with another similar question! What exactly is carob? I've heard it's like cacao and cocoa, but my research provides mixed answers. Perhaps you can help?
    Thanks! (again!)
    ~Cali

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    1. Oh hello again :) Carob powder is simply the fruit of the tree ground into powder, while with cacao, the powder needs to be separated from the the "butter" because it has a higher fat content. Here's a good link: http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Ceratonia/

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    2. Thanks so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions. Have a great day!

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  11. Hi Emily I just made your brownies with the chocolate from the peppermints recipe! Wow yum! Thanks so much for the great recipes!!

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  12. if i don't have a high speed blender, should i soak my nuts?

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