Sunday 18 August 2013

GIVEAWAY & Vegan protein brownies!

vegan protein brownie recipe
the raw chocolate company

Back when I was researching recipes to use my Good hemp strawberry in, I noticed that a lot of people had said raw hemp was brilliant for baking chocolate goodies. I stored this in the back of my mind for one day in the (near) future. After all, I am a chocoholic and always looking at ways to make my chocolate treats a bit healthier. Very kindly, The Raw Chocolate Company offered me some of their Raw hemp protein powder to try this experiment out with. They also sent me a snack pack of their Organic raw chocolate mulberries to try out. 

The mulberries are 74% cocoa and when it comes to chocolate, for me, the darker the better so this is perfect. Mulberries are something I had never tried but they have many health benefits such as being a great source of Vitamin C, Iron and Antioxidants. These raw chocolate covered mulberries are sweet and tangy with a generous layer of delicious chocolate, they make a great snack if you fancy something sweet. Having them in snack packs is so handy to throw in the handbag and take with you!

With the hemp, I decided to bake the ultimate chocolate treat, brownies. I found a simple recipe but I made a few adjustments to suit my taste. I was eager to find out what they tasted like with the hemp in. My first impressions of the hemp was that this hemp barely smelt of anything, unlike others I have tried.  This could really work! I quickly threw everything in the blended and had a taste of the batter... fudgey, gooey, chocolatey, hazelnut brownie batter. To. Die. For. I nearly ate the whole thing but I just about managed to stop myself ;) Although in hindsight, they would have made brilliant truffles just like that!

 The meagre 15 minutes I had to wait while they were baking felt like a lifetime but I made it through & the wait was worth it. The warm, fudgey goodness of a brownie was just what I needed on a rainy, Saturday night in. I am so impressed and surprised with how these taste, I couldn't taste any hint of hemp in there, they feel completely indulgent but they are good for you! Ok, ok.. I'll get on with it.. here's the recipe!

Vegan protein brownies!
Makes 2-3 brownies.

-1/2 banana,
-1 tbsp cocoa,
-1 tbsp The Raw Chocolate Company hemp protein,
-4 drops of vanilla essence,
-1.5 tbsp chopped hazelnuts,
-stevia/sweetener/sugar to taste.

Blitz everything in a food processor/blender.
Bake at 200 degrees for 10-15 minutes in a suitable tin.
Wait to a cool a little and enjoy.

So quick & easy and they taste amazing. You can make any adjustments you want too, maybe play around with other flavoured essences, different nuts etc. And so that you can try this recipe too, The Raw Chocolate Company and I have teamed up to give you the chance to win a 250g pouch of the Raw hemp protein powder.


To enter, all you need to do is:

1. Follow my health blog & leave a comment to tell me you have done so & under what name. 
2. You MUST tell me your email or twitter name so I can contact you if you win.
3. Follow The Raw Chocolate Company on Facebook AND Twitter.

Open to the UK only, sorry. Competition ends at 9pm on Sunday 25th August. Winner will be chosen at random.  

Good Luck!!

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