This National Nutrition Month don’t feel guilty about having your cake and eating it too.
Dessert to celebrate National Nutrition Month?
We’re serious. For National Nutrition Month (NNM), we’re all about making the comfort foods you love healthy by using a few healthier substitutes for ingredients that are easy to use, and beneficial to the body!
Coconut oil is a great alternative to fatty shortenings and low-grade oils that can block arteries by increasing cholesterol/lipid levels. Full of medium chain triglycerides, coconut oil is a source of good fats that help boost metabolism and balance energy levels!
Coconut palm sugar has less of an effect on spiking insulin levels and balances blood sugar while promoting stable energy levels. It also gives a delightful hint of coconut to your favourite foods!
Naughty, but Nutritional
These Coco Loco Brownies by Registered Holistic Nutritionist Kathy Maraz were an obvious choice.
As opposed to other brownie recipes, these gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free brownies are much healthier for your heart and blood sugar levels.
Coco Loco BrowniesRecipe created by Kathy Maraz, RHN
- ¾ cup brown rice flour
- ¼ cup raw carob powder
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup Organika®’s Coconut oil (melted)
- ¾ cup Organika®’s Coconut Sugar
- 1 teaspoon organic vanilla
- ½ cup carob chips*
- Sift brown rice flour, carob powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, set aside.
- In a separate bowl blend together coconut milk, Organika®’s Coconut Oil and Coconut Palm Sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
- Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients until smooth. Then mix in carob chips.
- Grease a 8×8 pan, bake at 350*F for 20 min.
*Carob chips are sugar, dairy and gluten free.
Gluten-free, dairy-free and guilt-free, we hope these brownies set you off to a great start to National Nutrition Month.
For more information, check out our other healthy recipes or the National Nutrition website.