You might have heard me talking about these little treats across social media these last few days and as promised voila – Fudgy Vegan No -Bake Brownies with a Hint of Orange! The first batch I made was a Raw Salted Almond Brownie with Peanut Butter Frosting, but the frosting didn’t work out (dam coconut flour! ) and the brownies were just a touch to gooey. Round 2 on the other hand – success! I had some mandarin oranges on the counter and figured chocolate + orange = delicious! Am I right? I think so.
You only need 6 ingredients for these simple raw and vegan treats and if you want to eat one for breakfast (like I just did) go ahead! They don’t have one little, itty bit of added sugar, just the absolutely amazing fruit that is the date. Now that I’m day #5 of raw food I’ve learned the foods I most definitely could not live without, and dates is one of them. Is it just me or are they like candy? I’d have to say bananas, almonds and chia seeds also make the list but then again when you’re eating raw and vegan pretty much every fruit, nut, seed and vegetable makes the list!
I have to say after 4 full days of raw food, my body is responding amazingly! I haven’t seen my stomach this flat in some time, a wonderful by-product of all the fresh food I’ve been enjoying! I think I will continue to eat this way most of the time but I certainly couldn’t do it forever. Eating this way the majority of the time allows for some indulgence here and there but I wouldn’t exactly call these brownies an indulgence, so dig in!
These brownies have no added sugar, plus they’re high in fibre, essential fatty acids, protein and healthy carbohydrates, making them an excellent pre-workout snack or treat anytime of day. Make a batch ahead of time, wrap individually and store in the fridge so you have an easy snack on hand all week! Enjoy!