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Midday Fix: Healthy brownies from The Green Gourmet Chicago

Joelle Rabion

The Green Gourmet Chicago

Tips:

Fuel your body with the right nutrition balance (40% Carbs, 30% proteins and 30% Fat)

Nutritional composition is more important than calorie counting

Always opt for ingredients found in nature

Focus on healthy fats (Olive Oil, Avocado)

Engage in regular exercise

Enjoy your food

Healthy Brownies
16 servings

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups carob chips
2 cups garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
4 eggs
3/4 cup brown rice syrup (or 1 cup agave nectar)
1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, melt carob chips, – 2-4 minutes. In blender or food processor, combine beans and eggs. Add sweetener, baking powder, and chocolate.  Process until smooth. Pour batter into a 9″ or 8X8″ non stick pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Cut into 16 pieces.

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9 Comments to “Midday Fix: Healthy brownies from The Green Gourmet Chicago”

    Marlene Reid said:
    January 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    I am looking for the receipes from the other two desserts presented today – the Blondies and the chocolate pudding. Will they be posted or can you email them to me.

    Thank you,

    Dr. Marlene Reid
    mreiddpm@gmail.com

    Leigh Poulos said:
    January 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    I am also looking for the recipes for the Blondies and the chocolate avocado pudding. Please email those to me if you can.

    Thank you,

    Irene Vinz said:
    January 8, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I, too, would like the recipes for Blondies and chocolate avocado pudding. Please post or email them to me. Thanks!

    Karen said:
    January 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    II would also like the recipes for the other two desserts presented today – the Blondies and the Avacado Chocolate Pudding. Will they be posted?
    Thank you

    ellen kaman said:
    January 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    will you be posting recipes for chocolate avocado pudding and blondes?

    thanks so much

    David said:
    January 8, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Yes – please post the other two recipes.

    Joelle said:
    January 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Thanks so much for your enthusiasm!! Here are the other 2 recipes:

    Green Gourmet Blondies Yields: 15-30 blondies, depending on how they are cut
    2-1/2 cups grated zucchini
    2 ripe bananas, mashed smooth
    1 cup coconut oil
    1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    1/4 cup powdered Stevia (optional, to taste)
    1/2 cup maple syrup
    3 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 tsp. sea salt
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1 cup chopped walnuts (or raw pecans or almonds)

    1. Preheat oven to 350F.
    2. Combine the zucchini, bananas, coconut oil, stevia, maple syrup and vanilla together until well blended.
    3. In another bowl mix together the flour, salt, baking soda and vanilla.
    4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and combine until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Stir in the almonds and chocolate chips.
    5. Spread in a greased 11 x 17 inch pan and spread the blondie batter in the pan.
    6. Bake for 40 minutes. Check for doneness by sticking a knife of toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean it is done.
    7. Cool completely (if you can stand it) and cut into squares.

    Green Gourmet Decadent Chocolate Pudding Makes 3 cups, for 5-6 servings
    3 avocados, removed from shell, chopped
    1/3 cup powdered Stevia (please add gradually, and taste, as there are inconsistencies among manufacturers)
    3/4 cup raw cocoa powder
    pinch sea salt
    2 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 cup water (or more as needed)
    raspberries for garnish

    Add all ingredients except fruit into blender or Cuisineart. Mix for 30 seconds and add water gradually
    Place in refrigerator overnight.

      David said:
      January 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM

      Do you have an alternative for the wheat in the blondies? We are trying to follow a paleo diet and are looking to eliminate wheat – it's not easy with baked goods – can't wait to try the brownies though!

    Joelle said:
    January 10, 2013 at 8:21 AM

    It's now quite easy to find "All Purpose Gluten Free Flour" check with your closest Whole Foods or health food store. Tastes great and works just like a traditional all purpose flour – can use in pancakes, etc.

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