We have a thing for adaptogens around here. Just ask our Golde tea - it's rocking a delicious dose of holy basil (or tulsi) which is our sweet friend in tackling stress, anxiety and inflammation in one sip.
This recipe for adaptogenic brownie bites contains maca, and its a slice of decadence you can pop back in times of low energy, cravings, or general hangry-ness.
- 1 1/2 cups walnuts (or a blend of walnuts, almonds and pecans)
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 8 mejool dates, softened in hot water
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 tbsp maca root powder
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional, if you have a sweet tooth)
- pinch sea salt, plus flakey salt for garnish
- dried rose petals and cacao powder, optional for garnish
- In a food processor, pulse the nuts, cacao powder, maca root and sea salt until crumbly.
- Add the tahini and dates and pulse for 30-ish seconds, until it starts to form a 'dough'.
- Taste and pulse in maple syrup if needed.
- Scoop out the dough and roll into 8-12 balls. Refrigerate until ready to snack!