I made these brownie bites while Mason was eating breakfast. As the food processor was going he kept pointing at it and saying, “I want that, Mommy.” I gave him a spoonful and he absolutely loved it!
Seriously this batter is so good that if you are having sugar cravings or want a healthier, higher in protein and allergy friendly alternative to brownies, MAKE THESE!
Aside from making this yummy snack, I have been listening to the Autoimmune Summit. Autoimmune conditions are detrimental to the body because they tricks the body into attacking healthy cells and joints. The summit discusses how food contributes to the growing epidemic of autoimmune conditions, ways to reduce symptoms through elimination diets and what herbs/extracts promote the growth of healthy gut cells/prevent leaky gut.
The talks are EXTREMELY informative and are free if accessed within 24 hours of them airing online. Thus far, my key takeaways I have found to be the most relevant are:
– Clean eating elimination diets can help improve digestion issues and reduce symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions.
– Our digestive system makes more decisions related to our immunity in one day than the rest of our body does in our lifetime.
– Food as a curative medicine is 5 1/2 times more effective at treating autoimmune conditions than conventional prescription medicine.
– Children of parent’s suffering from autoimmune conditions are more likely to develop similar diseases if fed a gluten, GMO and processed food diet.
– Toxic chemicals from GMO products are further exacerbating the growth of bad bacteria and causing the cell walls of the gut to break down, which is allowing particles to escape into our blood stream. Once in our bloodstream our body is treating the particles as a foreign invader through an autoimmune condition.
- 1/3 C Cacao Powder
- 2 C Cashews
- 1/2 C Carob Chips
- 6 Medjool Dates
- 1 C Dried Cranberries, unsweetened
- 4 tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar
- 2 tbsp Palm Oil Shortening, melted
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Put cashews, dried cranberries, cacao powder and coconut palm sugar in a food processor and process until broken down into course flour (2-3 minutes).
- Add palm oil shortening, salt, vanilla, carob chips and honey. Pulse together until smooth batter forms.
- Roll into walnut sized balls.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for 1 month.