We are so close to Valentines Day and it is time to think about making a delicious treat for your loved one.
What could be nicer than a decadent Brownie that actually supports your heart health as well as your love life!
Dark chocolate is rich in anti-oxidants that scour the circulatory system of free-radicals and support your best cardiovascular health. It has also been shown in clinical trails to boost levels of serotonin, our ‘feelin’ happy hormone’ in the brain.
This dense and rich Brownie has been sweetened using dates which are high in fibre, iron and the B group of vitamins. All of the sweetness you need in a Brownie without a Valentines Day, blood sugar spiking, inflammation promoting refined white sugar overdose.
As it is a special occasion this Brownie has been studded with frozen cherries and raw walnuts which are both amazing foods for heart health.
Cherries are super rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is also a wonderful antioxidant and stimulates the production of lipoprotein lipase which actually helps the body to dissolve plaque for your artery walls.
Walnuts are rich in vitamin E which has been demonstrated to ‘thin’ the blood so that it flows more easily around the body and helps to prevent platelet aggregation, the clumping and clotting of blood as it travels around the body and which puts us at risk of stroke and heart attack.
What a beautiful way to share the love with your sweetheart and support your heart health at the same time!
- 200g or 2x 100g bars dark chocolate (75% cacao or more)
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups soft pitted dates
- 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries defrosted
- 1/2 cup whole raw walnuts
- Heat the oven to 350F
- Break the chocolate into a blender
- Add the bicarbonate of soda and blend on high to form a sandy chocolaty rubble
- Add the eggs, dates and coconut oil
- Blend on high to form a chocolaty, foamy paste
- Line a 9'x9' tin with parchment paper
- Spread the brownie batter in the tin
- Press the cherries and walnuts across the top of the brownie as your fancy takes you
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the brownie is just cooked through and firm to the touch
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