[Recipe] Raw Cacao Cherry Brownie

An excellent pre-work out snack that will give you lots of energy coming from good sources of carbohydrates, medium chain triglycerides and omega fatty acids. The delicious brownies also contain lots of healthy minerals that we need to replenish when we sweat at the gym. It also contains antioxidants to help heal those muscle fibres and increase your recovery rate.

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What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups dates, pitted
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic salt (*or Himalayan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted

What you do:

  1. Place everything in the food processor and blend until combined.
  2. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from freezer and cut into desired shape.
  4. Serve with fresh cherries.

This recipe comes straight from yum. gluten free magazine March 2014 and it is created by Melissa Ambrosini.

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Amazing properties of Beetroot juice

Have a glass of Beetroot juice before you go to the gym to:

  1. Increases your endurance and stamina by 16%
  2. Boosts running speed by 2%
  3. Lower your blood pressure

It contains nitrate that the body converts to nitric oxide, which dilates the blood vessels increasing blood flow to your muscles, which increases your stamina, strength and speed plus you don’t need to buy expensive pre-workout supplements.

It also contains the 20% fibre (RDA), 127% Vitamin A (RDA) and 50% Vitamin C (RDA) and other minerals that are anti-cancer. A Superfood indeed!

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