This post has been sponsored by Spiral Spring. However, all comments and thoughts are my own.
These raw vegan no-bake brownies are a great way to fuel your kids or yourself with healthy fats proteins and even some greens. Gluten-free dairy free vegan Paleo whole 30 approved these protein chocolate brownies are simple to make and will disappear quickly guaranteed.
This past weekend I gave a talk on nutrition to the members of my gym and we had a great turnout and I really hope I am packed and some of my clients on a different level than just my normal personal training. Although I believe that exercise is truly important to get the body and health that you desire but you really have to focus on nutrition to get the results you desire. One of the key points that I stressed my clients are in this talk was the importance of getting enough greens and vitamins and minerals in your diet every day.
So many of us focus only on calories or on our individual macronutrients that we forget to look at the whole picture and think about what micronutrients we may be missing in our bodies. For me the easiest way to guarantee that I am getting the maximum amount of micronutrients every day is to eat a ton of fruits and veggies and to very my sources of vegetables throughout the day. But let’s be honest I’m not eating vegetables for every meal this girls got a sweet tooth. So instead I find ways to add greens to my sweets like in this recipe.
I found that chocolate anything is usually a great way to hide greens specially if you have picky kids a piggy spouse or you yourself are pretty picky. After all everyone loves chocolate right? My goal for this recipe was to make it quick simple and easy something you can throw together anytime of the week but especially maybe during your Sunday meal proud even the kids could help you with this recipe. No longer we going to struggle to get our servings of greens at every meal now you have a go to recipe you can use.
These no-bake brownies have two scoops of Spiral Spring choco spring Spirulina powder. Its has all the benefits of Spirulina powder with cacao and fiber from oats. What is Spirulina you ask?
Well Spirulina Maxima is a microscopic alga of the Cyanophytes, or blue-green algae, also called cyanobacteria. These organisms naturally occur in the warm, alkaline medium of certain brackish water lakes of the subtropical regions of America, Africa, and Asia. Spirulina provides essential vitamins and essential fatty acids and is also an easy to digest form of natural protein.
Spiral Springs Spirulina is free from heavy metals and other environmental toxins, which is often a concern when purchasing Spirulina. Most brands of Spirulina on the market are irradiated to kill the bacteria from growing in a polluted enviornment. But Spiral Springs Spirulina grows in a unique environment of clean pure water and air. Because of this environment, the Spirulina is not polluted doesn’t have to go through irradiation to kill the bacteria from growing in a polluted environment.
Some of the benefits of using Spirulina everyday include:
- Immune system support
- Help rid toxins from the body
- Help with cell renewal
- Purifies blood
- Energy boosttter
- Helps build stamina and brain function
One scoop of choco spring spirulina has calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 as well as ALA (alphalinolenic acid). Interested in trying the Choco Spring Spirulina? Well you can get 20% off with the coupon code warrior20 used during checkout! If you struggle to get in your daily servings of veggies or if you could use more Omega-3 in your daily meals, I highly recommend you try spirulina!
To make these no-bake brownies all you need is a food processor and a 8 X 8 baking sheet. I actually use a silicone baking sheet so that I know these won’t stick and that removing the brownies will be a breeze! I highly recommend them and they are perfect for no-bake and baked goods as well! Don’t forget your brownies are only as good as the quality ingredients you buy, so using cacao powder, Spiral Springs Spirulina, and quality protein powder is important! These are allergy friendly with sunflower seeds but you could also use almond, cashews or peanuts if you aren’t worried about allergies!Calm your sweet cravings with these raw vegan no-bake brownies from @pancakewarrior #paleo Click To Tweet
- 8-10 dates (depending on size), soaked and pits removed
- 4 tbs. date water from soaking or water
- 1 ½ cups sunflower seeds, raw (or roasted)
- 1 tbs. chia seeds
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- 2 scoops Spiral Spring choco spring (optional)
- 2 tbs cacao powder
- 1-2 tbs. coconut flour (depends on how wet the mixture is start with one)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Soak the dates after removing the pits in hot water at least 10 minutes.
- Add the soaked dates and 4 tbs. of the date water to a food processor and process on high until a thick paste.
- Add sunflower seeds and process until combined and sunflower seeds are slightly broken down
- Add chia seeds, protein powder, Spiral Spring choco spring powder and cacao powder. Process until forms a thick dough.
- Add 1 tbs. coconut flour and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Process on high until combined. Check the consistency and add up to one more tablespoon of coconut flour depending on how big your dates were and how wet the batter is.
- Remove the batter from the food processor and place in a 8X8 silicone baking sheet or a 8X8 baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Press the batter down, making sure to fill out the corners and that everything is in one even layer. Place in fridge for 10 minutes.
- Remove from fridge, remove from pan and cut into squares. Divide the squares with wax paper when storing. Top with optional drizzle of coconut butter.
What about you?
- Have you ever tried Spirulina before?
- Have you ever tried to add greens to your baked goods or sweets before?
- What is your go to way to ensure you are getting enough greens and veggies in your diet?