Gut Health

Brain Health Brownies with Clarissa Lenherr

November 22, 2023

I am thrilled to have collaborated with Brain Health Network – a company on a mission to educate people of all ages on how they can reduce the risk of neurodegeneration in later life. Through Brain Health Network’s six key pillars – healthy life, nutrition, gut health, sleep, active mind and exercise – the team works with professors and academics from leading institutions around the world, sharing the latest studies and research related to our brain health. Their mission is simple: stay sharp, feel good and reduce risk. 

See my Brain Health Brownie recipe below packed with walnuts, chia seeds, cacao and Lion’s Mane mushroom extract – all wonderful additions to a traditional brownie to support your brain health, whilst tasting delicious!

200g of gluten free flour
150g ground almonds
4 tbsp cacao powder
150g coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 tbsp chia seeds
100g extra virgin olive oil
180ml unsweetened almond milk
90g dark chocolate pieces
50g of broken walnuts
1.5 tbsp lion’s mane powder – optional

Preheat oven to 180c and line a baking tray with baking paper

Place chia seeds in bowl and add 7 tbsp of water – leave to thicken In a bowl mix cacao, GF flour, ground almonds, lion’s mane powder, coconut sugar and bicarb, baking powder until no lumps

Add in the olive on, almond milk and chia mix and mix very well

Mix in the dark chocolate chips Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 15 minutes, take out and sprinkle on walnuts then cook again for another 30 minutes until fudgy but a knife comes out clean – let cool for 15 minutes before cutting up and enjoying!