When I was researching recipes to use my Good hemp strawberry in, I noticed that many people had said raw hemp was excellent for baking chocolatey treats. I stored this in my mind for one day in the (near) future. After all, I am a chocoholic and always looking at ways to make my chocolate goodies a bit healthier & increase the protein. Very kindly, The Raw Chocolate Company sent me some of their Raw hemp protein powder to include in a recipe. They also sent me a snack pack of their Organic raw chocolate mulberries to try out.
The mulberries are 74% cocoa and I looove dark chocolate, the darker the better. 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 tasted sweet and tangy with a good layer of yummy chocolate, they make a great snack if you fancy something sweet!
With the hemp, I decided to bake chocolate brownies. I found a simple recipe but I made a few adjustments to suit my tastes and to what I had on hand. I was eager to find out what they tasted like with the hemp in. My first impressions of the hemp was that it had barely any smell, unlike others I have tried. I was excited as I thought 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. 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 tbsp cocoa,
-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.
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.
WIN THE RAW CHOCOLATE COMPANY HEMP PROTEIN!
To enter, all you need to do is:
1. Follow this 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.
Open to the UK only, sorry. Competition ends at 9pm on Sunday 25th August. Winner will be chosen at random.
Question: Does raw chocolate appeal to you?