We asked health and mindfulness coach Louise Murray to share her recipe for the ultimate, feel good, good for you chocolate brownies. Over to Louise...
I use cacao powder for my yummy chocolate brownies, in overnight oats, smoothies, in banana bread and I even use the cacao nibs as a salad topper. It might sounds strange but due to their nutty/earthy taste, they add a great crunchy texture and they are so, so good for you.
I LOVE cacao because it's a little chocolatey pick-me-up with none of the refined sugar and ALL the benefits...
Cacao is packed with magnesium and iron to boost energy.
It's contains one of highest amounts of magnesium, the mineral responsible for helping us sleep well and handle stress better.
It's particularly high in antioxidants and flavonoids which are anti-inflammatory and can help to boost immune response.Cacao contains phenylethylamine (PEA), which is sometimes known as the “love drug.” Although PEA cannot technically make you fall in love, it is associated with elevated moods and higher energy levels, so really who said chocolate is bad for you? For these delicious, guilt-free brownies, you will need the below:
Delicious and so easy to make, lets us know what you think in the comments below.