Healthy Beach Body Brownies

healthy chocolate brownies

It's great to see that we're all getting into healthy cooking and sharing our recipes over on the Beach Body Challenge Facebook page. You can still sign up and work towards getting fit and healthy for the summer. For more info click right here. Below is a gorgeous recipe for Healthy Chocolate Brownies by our lovely client Britta Reynolds. 

'I'm sure many of you are like me and always crave something sweet when trying to eat healthy. If so this is the most amazing brownie recipe and the beauty is it has no added sugar, wheat or dairy yet it still taste fab.'
- Britta

Healthy chocolate brownies

300g dates (No stones)
50ml water
1 vanilla pod - remove tough ends and chop 
150g coconut oil melted plus extra for greasing baking tin
100g dark chocolate broken into smaller pieces preferably one without added sugar and at least 70% cocoa - I use 85%
2 eggs
100g ground almond
200g chopped roasted natural nuts

In a food processor or blender chop the dates, water, vanilla and melted coconut oil, once it's finely chopped add the chocolate and blend until it's a smooth mass. 
Transfer to bowl and whisk in eggs followed with ground almond. (I have previously done everything in my food processor it still taste as good, and once baked there is only a small difference in consistency) 
Lastly, mix in chopped nuts and add to tin.
Bake at 160 Celsius for 30 mins.
The cake keeps well, as long as it is stored in an airtight container.