Raw Cacao Brownie Bites

These raw cacao brownie bites are not only vegan and  gluten free- they have 5mg of CBD per serving!

I have an affinity for gourmet cooking. One of my favorite “self care” activities is spend hours browsing the cooking section at Barnes and Nobel with a coffee in hand. Perhaps that’s why I fell in love with organic skincare in the first place. It’s really not much different than making a veggie Pad Thai from scratch.

I love making these brownie bites with my girls. It’s super easy and fun, and packed with nutritious superfoods such as cacao and matcha. Un-roasted cacao beans give you 325% more magnesium than one serving of spinach; it also contains a healthy amount of iron which is supportive of a vegan/vegetarian diet. 

What is the difference between cacao and cocoa?  Many think it’s simply a different spelling of the same thing. Not so. Cacao offers more minerals such as magnesium, potassium and iron and has more antioxidants. It is also less processed.  Some of the benefits of consuming raw cacao include –

  1. Healthy skin: due to its high antioxidants
  2. Brain boost: the flavonoids in cacao allow more blood flow through nerves, which regulate your brain functions. If you feel sluggish and having trouble focus, pop one of these energy bites and you’ll feel energetic
  3. Blood pressure: cacao can open blood vessels and allow for blood to flow easier throughout your body
  4. Stress relief: cacao powder is rich in magnesium and potassium, both are essential vitamins for nervous system
  5. Energy and heart health

I added 1ml of our Signature x 6 CBD which added not only omega fatty acids but also phytocannabinoids such as CBD and Terpenes to each bite. 

This recipe is

Vegan and gluten free

Sugar free

Packed with nutrients and superfoods

Fun and easy to make with kids

Ingredients:

2 cups of almond flour

1 cup of Organic coconut palm sugar

½ cup of Raw Cacao powder (I use this kind)

1.5 cup Rolled oats

1 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp sea salt

1tsp matcha powder

¾ cup oat milk

1 cup coconut oil melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

100- 200mg of Maeve’s CBD oil (1-2ml of Signature x 6 CBD oil)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F

  1. Combine the almond flour, coconut palm sugar, cacao powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together melted coconut oil, oat milk, vanilla extract and CBD oil. Pour the mixture into the bowl with dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated
  3. Pour the batter into a greased 8×8” backing dish. Cook for 40-45 minutes
  4. Allow it to cool for 2 hours
  5. Mix the rolled oats into the baked mixture and mix well
  6. I like to use my tablespoon to scoop out the mixture and roll it into a ball
  7. Roll the energy bites in matcha powder to coat it evenly
  8. Freeze for one hour before consuming
  9. Enjoy!
Disclaimer:

This content is for educational purposes only. The information provided is derived from research gathered from external sources.

 

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