So, as I said the other day, I am embarking on a raw foods journey. I have never been intrigued by raw foods as a diet until I made these brownies.
2 cups whole walnuts
2 1/2 cups pitted dates
1 cup raw cacao
1 cup raw unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
1/4 sea salt
- blend walnuts in food processor on high until finely ground
- add cacao and salt, pulse
- add dates one at a time
- mix chopped almonds with date mixture
- press into a cake pan and put in refrigerator
And then, when I tasted how good they were, I was intrigued. Then after the raw potluck lunch, I was hooked. I had no idea the versatility a raw foods diet provides. There are raw recipes that taste like real food!
Now, I have no intention of making my family take on a raw foods diet. I have growing children and would not want them to eat a solely vegan diet. I still eat meat and dairy but am just trying to incorporate better, healthier foods into my life. I take an 80/20 mentality on life and tend to think and live in moderation. So, I am experimenting with a raw foods diet primarily for myself mainly for breakfast and lunch. As I taste things that I think my kids will enjoy, I will try it on them too. For now, the desserts are a big hit with them and they have no idea what they are eating! I’m earning major mommy points when I give them a brownie and say “yes!” when they ask for more.
If you’ve never tried a raw foods recipe, I suggest you start with a dessert. You are more likely to be curious about trying more recipes when you taste how good the desserts are.
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