- 1 cup almond meal
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- ½ cup roughly chopped almonds, activated if possible (see page 8), plus extra to serve
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup almond butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- pinch of salt flakes
- ¼ cup almond milk (if needed)
- coconut ice cream (optional), to serve
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 21 cm x 18 cm baking tin with baking paper.
- Place the almond meal, cacao and chopped almonds in a large bowl and mix together. Make a little well in the centre of the mix and pour in the maple syrup, then add the almond butter, coconut oil and salt and give everything a good old mix about to form a smooth batter, gradually adding the almond milk if it needs thinning out.
- Using a spatula, scrape the mix into the prepared baking tin and smooth the top. Scatter over a few extra chopped almonds and bake for 15–20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Leave to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes before cutting into 12 pieces. Serve warm or cold with a scoop of coconut ice cream for dessert.
Food to Make You Glow: A nutritionist’s guide to eating for wellness
Whether you’re looking to boost energy levels, manage stress or achieve healthy and sustainable weight loss, eating the right food is a crucial piece of the puzzle.
In Food to Make You Glow, nutritionist Lola Berry shares the key wholefoods to support specific health goals: happiness, energy, beauty, immunity, calming, weight loss and detox.
As well as 90 delicious recipes based around these wholefood heroes, Lola recommends the best lifestyle tips, herbal teas, exercises and activities for each health goal.
Want to keep the baddies at bay and support your immune system? Go for recipes featuring immune-boosting red meat, garlic or seeds. Need to give your hair, skin and nails some love? Choose dishes that are high in good fats and antioxidants.
Get inspired about the positive effects wholefoods can have on your health, and start cooking food to make you glow!