I am pleased to announce that I have now finished my course in Nutritional therapy! It’s been a crazy few months of finishing off all of the exams and portfolio etc however it’s all been worth it. I have been so busy with things that my blog has been a little neglected however I shall be back on it now with lots of new recipes and health tips for you all… so watch this space!
I will also now be setting up a new website for Nutritional Therapy where I will be taking on clients and helping them back to health. A lot of people turn to natural healing after the medical world has failed them, and where there is lots that can be done in this type of situation, prevention is better than the cure which is why I want to educate everyone on practising good health and nutrition before they become unwell. Prevention is always by far better than the cure!
With Nutritional therapy, in order to achieve wellness, you must first establish the cause of the imbalance. Treating the symptoms does not alleviate the problem, it is merely like putting a plaster on a dirty wound, whilst you can’t see the dirt it is still there. By establishing the interwoven web of mind, body and spirit, it is possible to piece-by-piece rebuild the imbalances causing disease and dysfunction.
I am so excited to begin my career in this, and I plan to continue with my blog as well to continue to provide a collection of recipes that people can count on to always be gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and full of delicious and wholesome ingredients that will nourish your bod.
So without further delay…. on to today’s recipe which is a brilliantly more-ish yet surprisingly good for you as you will see from the ingredients in the list below which include:
Coconut oil (a great source of MCTs which are used straight up as energy instead of being stored as fat),
Raw honey (which contains enzymes, antioxidants and is also antibacterial)
Cacao powder (which is another fab source of polyphenol antioxidants, also a great source of magnesium and lots of other essential minerals and vitamins)
Eggs (a great source of protein and healthy fats)
…and the last star ingredient
Coconut flour (high in fibre, protein, and healthy fats and is free from wheat and other grains. It is also low in sugar, digestible carbohydrates and calories, and has a low score on the glycaemic index) !!
Gluten, dairy, refined sugar free brownies… how can they be tasty I hear you say? Well there’s only one way to be sure and that’s to knock a batch up and be prepared to scoff them all within approximately 4 minutes (especially if you dig in while they are still warm!)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup cacao powder
2oz dark chocolate
3/4 up raw honey
2 eggs at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla powder / extract
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder – optional
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees. Line a square 9″ baking tin with baking paper.
In a pan combine and melt the coconut oil, chocolate and cacao powder until all liquid. Take off the heat and stir in the honey which should thicken the mixture. Then stir in the eggs. Followed by the coconut flour, vanilla, salt and espresso powder.
Pour in to the prepared tin and then bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven once cooked and leave to cool in the tin. Slice in to squares and serve with a blob of coconut ice-cream or they are equally as delicious on their own…!
Wishing you all a productive and inspiring week, filled with lots of things that make you happy like cake, lots of lovely cake!