Raw PB Brownie Batter Blizzard

 
I had some left over raw brownies, and I could not think of anything more perfect to make with them than a blizzard.  I admit when I used to go to Dairy Queen as a child my favorite flavors used to be more vanilla based such as cookie dough and strawberry cheesecake, but I was going to share this one with Eric and he is a chocolate sort of guy.
 

 
We were out going for a walk on a 90 degree afternoon a few days back and I asked him if he would like me to make him a blizzard when we got home. "Hell yeah!!!" Was his response.  He got even more excited when I told him I was going to make him a Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Blizzard, since his favorite smoothie that I make involves PB and chocolate. 

 
I used a chocolate banana soft serve base laced with peanut butter, cacao and a smidge of vanilla, sweetened with a little stevia (since it would already be so sweet with the other components).  The ice cream base alone was good but it was pretty amazing when I stirred in the brownie bites.  A bite of it was like "swimming in a cool chocolate river with a smile on my face" according to Eric.  I would just say it was chocolate heaven and leave it at that.  Sooo good! 

 

Raw PB Brownie Batter Blizzard
Serves 3

Brownie chunks:
4 soft medjool dates, pitted (if not soft, soak them for 30 minutes in filtered water and drain well)
1 cup finely shredded dried coconut
1/2 cup raw almond flour
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar or agave nectar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Ice Cream:
8 frozen bananas, cut into chunks
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup raw peanut butter
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
stevia to taste

For the brownie, combine the dates, coconut, almond flour, and cacao powder in the food processor and process until well blended and the consistency of flour.  Add the agave nectar, sea salt, and extract and process until smooth and starting to hold together when squeezed (if it doesn't add a little more agave nectar).  Turn out onto a foil lined sheet pan, and press into a square about 1 1/2 inches thick.  Place in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.  Once firm, cut into 1/2 inch squares and place back in the freezer while you make the blizzard.
To make the blizzard, combine the bananas, cacao powder, peanut butter, vanilla and stevia to taste in a high speed blender and process until smooth using the tamper to press the mixture down into the blade.  Pour the mixture into a bowl, stir in the brownie bites and then pour into serving glasses. Enjoy!

 

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16 Comments
  1. July 24, 2013 at 12:52
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    I am so goong to make this fabulously looking appetizing healthy dessert! Waw, even! :) <br /><br />MMMMMMMMMMMMM! I recently found your blog & absolutely love love your tasty blog! ;)

    • July 24, 2013 at 21:37
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      Thank you :)! I am so happy you visited and are enjoying it!

    • July 24, 2013 at 21:38
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      Thank you so much :)! So glad you are going to try it!

  2. Laura
    July 24, 2013 at 14:28
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    Looks Great, how much cocoa powder did you use for the Brownie part ? I don't see it in the list...

    • July 24, 2013 at 21:38
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      Thank you. I fixed it.

  3. July 24, 2013 at 15:37
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    This looks heavenly, Amy!! I wanted to make a raw brownie blizzard too but yours looks DIVINE!! I can't stop looking at your blog when I'm fasting! ;) <br /><br />Have a wonderful week!! :)

    • July 24, 2013 at 21:38
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      Thanks Miliany :)! When you are done you will have to try this one! You have a wonderful week too!

  4. Ellen Lederman
    July 24, 2013 at 20:53
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    I was feeling a little down today and then saw this and it immediately perked me up! To think that we too can have the equivalent of a Blizzard...and that there are people like you who eat mindfully and healthfully and are creative and generous enough to share such recipes. I don't go to Dairy Queen, but I can do this!<br /><br />Like Laura, I'd like to know how much cacao you used.<br /><br />I will try to cut it down by a third since you said it serves 3 and there are only two of us (although we can be gluttons when food is delicious and healthy!).

    • July 24, 2013 at 21:39
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      Yay :)! So happy I can make you feel better. Believe me this is way better than DQ! To be honest, I said serves 3 but me and Eric polished it off ;).

  5. July 24, 2013 at 20:53
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    Yay! I have all the ingredients for this recipe and a food processor too. I think I may actually be able to try this one (finally). Thanks for posting Amy. Me and my taste are excited!

    • July 24, 2013 at 21:39
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      Yay :)! So glad you are going to try it! I am happy to share.

  6. July 25, 2013 at 02:31
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    Wow! This looks AMAZING! Will have to try it! Thank you!

    • July 25, 2013 at 11:16
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      Thank you :)!

  7. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014 at 22:01
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    merci beaucoup <3

    • July 24, 2014 at 23:47
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      You are very welcome :)!

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