31 Mar 2013

raw brownies with berry + banana sorbet


These are like a fruit heaven with chocolate gates. That was my first thought as I bit into one anyways. I don't make sense so maybe you shouldn't listen to me. At the same time... I made this for you so maybe you SHOULD. Who doesn't want creamy berry and banana sorbet lovingly smooshed between two raw brownies? Is "smooshed" a word? Do I know? What is the meaning of life? Did I brush my teeth this morning?


You may have noticed I've been using a lot of frozen fruit in my recipes lately and that's because I keep forgetting to go grocery shopping for fresh produce. But I am actually doing just fine - drinking a lot of smoothies, basically. And I mean, clearly frozen fruit is awesome because it IS fruit. As I was washing dishes I realized that "fit" is included in "fruit". Fruit = fit! Hah... see what I did there? Why so many questions in this post? Did YOU brush your teeth today? 


I will be enjoying these with my girlfriend later tonight, while we watch Pocahontas. Can we get any cooler? I have an answer this time: no, we cannot. Watching 90's Disney movies and eating this recipe is the highest possible level of cool. Now you know. So get you beautiful bum in the kitchen and get un-cooking.

You're gonna have a bit of extra sorbet but this is NOT a bad thing; make it into a smoothie or eat it up with a spoon. Oh, yes.


raw brownie berry sorbet towers: makes two towers

Brownies:
1/2 cup raw nuts or oats
1/2 cup raisins or dates
2 tablespoon hemp seeds
2-3 tablespoons cacao powder
Pinch of cinnamon and chili powder 

Sorbet:
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
3 tablespoon maple syrup or other liquid like water or vegan milk

To make the brownies: pulse the walnuts, hemp seeds and cacao in your food processor until they become a rough flour, then add the raisins, cinnamon and chili and process until it sticks together in a rough dough. Press into circles with a cookie cutter and put in the fridge or freezer until solid (about 30 minutes). 

Make the sorbet: SEPARATELY blend the banana, strawberries and blueberries until smooth like sorbet, adding 1 tablespoon of maple syrup to each, if you want to. This simply makes it creamier and sweeter. It doesn't NEED the extra sweetness so you could add water or vegan milk instead. Keep in the freezer until you are ready to make the towers. 

Assembly: spread the different sorbets onto your base brownie as you like, then top each one off with another brownie. Sprinkle with berries, coconut, cacao nibs and whatever else you like. Eat right away or keep in the freezer. Enjoy! 

39 comments:

  1. High five for being cool enough to still watch 90s Disney movies! Yeaahhhh. And YUM.

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  2. OMG! Your recipes are simply the best! I made your molten lava cakes the other day and me and my friend LoVeD them! Now I want to make these!
    And it IS cool to watch Disney! Me and my boyfriend have been watching The Lion King movies lately, and it has put me in such a mood. Now all I do is listening to Disney songs on Spotify ;)

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  3. unfortunately i'm allergic to walnuts, which kind of nut can i use for subsitution? does it work with any other nut as well?

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    1. No worries! You could use almonds, cashews, pecans, rolled oats, buckwheat, the list goes on!

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    2. thanks for the quick answer :) will definitely try these !

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    3. although i don't own a vitamix (which makes me so sad sometimes) it tasted incredible! it's been my very first raw dessert and now i'm definitely going to try a lot more :)

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    4. Hurray! Luckily for this recipe, you don't need a super high speed blender. My other recipes will work for you too, they sometimes just won't be as creamy - but who really cares? Haha =)

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    5. Well, I do care about creamyness. But someday I'll definitly afford a vitamix, which will make me super happy and I think I'm so satisfied then I don't ever have to buy anything else ever. Except from delicious stuff to put in the blender though :)

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  4. I recently discovered your blog, and I could not be more excited. I am doing a juice fast at the moment, and reading your recipes are like porn hahaha :) I really appreciate that you put up recipes like this without too much cacao butter or coconut oil, as I use them as sparingly as I can. But this is just fantastic, the ingredients are the same as what I use in a smoothie! Woohoo!!! So excited to make these when I'm eating solids again. Thanks a million.

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    1. Woot! Thanks so much. Oh my gosh I know what you mean. I did the same thing on my last juice fast. Thanks for noticing and appreciating that =) It's been gradual but I certainly try to use less nuts and coconut oil now. They ARE super foods and necessary for health, but in moderation (like everything else).

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  5. This looks fantastic. Shared on Twitter. Regards!

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  6. Liebe Emily!
    Du hast einen wunderschönen Blog mit außergewöhlich professionellen Bildern!
    Großes Kompliment!

    Viele Grüße
    sendet Dir
    Anfrieda

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    1. Thanks so much =) I like yours too.

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  7. OMG!!!!! This looks incredibly scrumptious Emily! You truly are a gem amongst vegan chefs and thanks to your delicious talents, I've nominated your blog for the Liebster Award! Keep up the good work and continue filling my bookmarks with glorious ideas and fetching photography! :D http://afroveganchick.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-liebster-award.html

    Janyce

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    1. AWW thank you SO MUCH! <3 can't show my appreciation enough!

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  8. Really excited to try this out as I'm just starting to try out veganism and raw eating! However I really really don't enjoy raisins - does the taste pop out a lot? Any suggestions for replacements?
    Thank you very much and Awesome photography! :D
    xx
    Biju

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    1. Yep! I usually dates but I like to switch things up, hence the raisins. Go ahead and use dates =) You won't be sorry.

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  9. Looks so amazing Bookmarked + facebooking this). I cannot wait to try this especially the raw brownie part (yum!). Thanks for sharing the recipe :0)

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  10. wow, girl- this looks amazing! i made raw carrot cake for Easter :) recipe on my blog!

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  11. OMG...looks amazing. Great recipe.Thank you :)

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  12. I did this desert , twice :)It´s perfect.It´s my favourite.Thank you so much.

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    1. yay! love to hear that. thank you!

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  13. Ein tolles Rezept, das zum Nachmachen animiert. Das wird morgen der Fall sein. Freue mich schon auf das Geschmackserlebnis.

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  14. These sound amazing! And Pocahontas? Good choice! Also, I couldn't help but giggle when I noticed that the berries on top look a bit like eyes! Especially in the bitten cake.. I think he may try to bite you back!

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    1. LOL good thing I got away safely ;)

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  15. where is the book, do you have one and wgere can I purchase, all your sfood and desserts are making me hungry.....love this site.

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    1. Hahaha you can get my free ebook here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/116061149/This-Rawsome-Vegan-E-Book

      and my cakes, pies and tarts ebook here:

      https://www.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=H6_0whrydT1OTdm2rsCU8sZIPGNNy4RBNppENf2RQzmqSKYV6FrZaDuR7Y0&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b0819829f096b770b8e1a3a7c4e4e809c58ebc

      One day I will publish a book too! =)

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  16. StephanieJune 12, 2013

    Okay, this is AMAZING!! I'm running out of fruit (I know- it's my personal apocalypse) so I just made the brownies and banana sorbet. These are THE BEST brownies I have ever tasted- including brownies that are neither raw nor vegan! Thank you so much :)

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  17. AnonymousMay 08, 2014

    Wow! Thank you!! Just made the brownies, I only had 2 dates on hand because apparently my darling husband has been adding ALOT of dates to his green smoothies lately, so I used 2 medjool dates and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup for the brownies and seriously, best brownies ever, so fudgy and delish! And what a beautiful presentation! Thank you do much for sharing these awesome recipes, my hubby is in for a real treat when he gets home!

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  18. These were soooo amazing! The best brownies I've eaten, hands down! My skeptical, non-vegan ftiend even loved them! Needless to say, I've made these twice in the past two days and may or may not have eaten brownies for breakfast. I have no shame! Thanks so much for sharing, you rock! :)

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