It’s the Games weekend, and regardless of whether you’re going to be staying awake until the wee hours of the morning watching every event making sure you don’t miss a thing, or you’re watching during the daylight hours to make sure you get enough beauty sleep at night, one things for sure there’s going to be plenty of time in front of a screen this weekend.
Let’s face it, it’s also pretty much like Christmas for CrossFitters, and what’s Christmas without mouthwatering food? Besides you’re going to need some snacks on hand to keep you fuelled for all that that cheering you’re going to be doing from the couch. Although, watching the athletes perform this weekend may have you inspired to opt for the healthier snacks in the hope that one day you might too have biceps like Briggs, quads like Ohlsen and abs like Annie.
So here’s a little healthy and easy Games weekend treat inspired by Julie Foucher’s flourless bacon brownies. Whilst we haven’t added any bacon to these brownies they are still wheat, gluten, sugar, and dairy-free.
100g almond butter
60ml light coconut milk
3 tablespoons raw cacao
1 tablespoon chia seed mix (optional)
60ml raw honey/ agave nectar
40g ground almonds
15g flaked almonds or roasted hazelnuts
30g dried cranberries and or 50g chopped up dates
2 eggs, separated
40g broken up dark chocolate (85% Lindt)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease baking 14cm x 14cm baking tin and line base with baking parchment.
In a bowl, beat your egg whites until stiff peaks form.
In a separate bowl, beat together almond butter, coconut milk, and egg yolks until they have just combined.
Add your cocoa powder, chia seed mix, honey, almonds, cranberries, dark choc nuts. Then, when all ingredients are just combined, gently fold in your egg whites into your chocolate mixture.
Bake for approximately 25 mins, cool and enjoy!
Author: Nicky Lundin
Founder of WODup. Nicky is a professional business entrepreneur by day and passionate CrossFitter by night. Nicky comes from a trail running and mountain biking background.
She is passionate about health and nutrition and is committed to find and developing new ways to grow the sport of CrossFit within South Africa.