Yes, that’s right. Raw. Sauerkraut. Brownies. All-in-one. It really cannot get any better than that ~

Today is the last of the kraut creativity for the week.

My determination to create sweet kraut treats resulted in a mission accomplished!  And, the secret was not in the sauce, but in the kraut, believe it or not!
I thought to myself, bakers use things like sour cream and buttermilk to add a little extra tang all the time, why not sauerkraut?

Really, sauerkraut? A raw dessert, with the belly goodness of sauerkraut, and the utter chocolate deliciousness of brownie goodness – enjoy your smoothie and bask in your brownie!

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Good Belly Smoothie

1 c. frozen mixed frozen mixed berries
1 ripe banana
1 c. fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk (or any non-dairy alternative “milk”)
1/4 – 1/3 c. kraut – the amount depends on how much kick you desire (I used Firefly Kitchens Yin Yang Carrots)
1 Tbs. raw honey

Add all ingredients to a high speed blend and whir until thick and smooth.  Drink up!

Quoted directly from a Portlandia taster, “This is amahhhzing.  What is in this?”

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Secret Brownies – Raw Sauerkraut Brownies**

For an updated version of this recipe (lots of new photos and thoughts), click HERE

1 c. raw almonds
1/2 c. raw cashews
1 1/2 c. pitted dates
1/4 c. raw sauerkraut
4-5 Tbs. cocoa powder
1 Tbs. cashew butter
1 Tbs. raw honey

Combine all ingredients in the food processor.  Whir until somewhat smooth.  Press into 8×8″ glass baking dish.  Chill until ready to serve.
Enjoy some raw, sweet, belly goodness!

7 thoughts on “The Secret… Raw Sauerkraut Brownies

  1. How wonderful that you are using fermented veggies in such a unussual way. I would have never imagined such a good for you and good tasting combination.

  2. Do you think I could sub peanuts and peanut butter for the cashews and cashew butter in the Raw Saurkraut Brownies! They sound delicious and I really want to try them but my son is allergic to cashews.

    1. Kim,
      I would definitely go with almonds and/or pecans as a sub over peanuts, if your son can handle it. In fact, raw pecan with almond butter I would imagine would be quite lovely. Those two together will impart a sweet buttery creaminess you simply can’t obtain with peanuts.
      Let me know how they turn out!!

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