This past Friday, I joined two other wellness guru’s for a night of beauty, health, and wellness tips. I spoke about the importance of vitamins and nutrients needed for glowing skin and shiny, strong hair. I brought a long some super beauty foods for guests to taste. One of the treats were these super food brownies! I consider them “guiltless” desserts because they are packed with superfoods that are great for you. Cacao is a superfood packed with anti aging antioxidants called flavonoids. Flavonoids help fight free radicals preventing UV damage, wrinkles and skin discoloration. Cacao also releases feel good chemicals that promote the sensation of love and happiness! When you feel happy, it shows! Another superfood ingredient used is Maca. Maca (a root from the radish family. Grown in Peru) is packed with B vitamins and minerals that help your body absorb nutrients. This is great for clearing skin blemish’s, and helping prevent and treat acne. These are the perfect treat for a party or when you need to curb your sweet craving! Enjoy!
Super Food Brownies
3cups dates, pitted 1cup cacao powder 1/2cup cacao nibs 2teaspoons light olive oil 2tablespoons Maca powder 1/2 cup water 1tablespoon vanilla extract 1/2teaspoon fine seal salt Line an 8″ x 8″ baking pan with parchment paper and set aside. Combine all ingredients* in a food processor or high powered blender. Pulse until mixture becomes one large clump. Mixture should be thick, slightly sticky, moist, and easy to handle. Spoon batter into prepared pan and evenly smooth to pan’s edges using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Chill for approximately 15-20 minutes. Using the edges of the parchment paper, carefully lift brownies out of pan and transfer to cutting board. Cut brownies into 2″ squares. Store in refrigerator or freezer until served.