Christmas Pistachio Brownie

It’s that time of year, where all is allowed and we indulge in treats galore! But did you know that it’s actually super easy to get that sweet Christmas taste without all the bads? Our elf, Charrisa does her magic, once again.


•1 1/2 Flaxseed egg to get this you need (1 1/2 Tbsp (10 g) flaxseed meal + 4 Tbsp (60 ml) water) or just two organic eggs

•1/4 Cup of coconut oil

•1/4 Cup of Yacon Syrup

•3/4 Cup of Pumpkin Puree

•1/2 Ripe mashed banana

•1/2 Cup leftover plain roasted beetroot from the night before

•2/3 Cup Monk Fruit sugar

•1/2 Teaspoon salt

•2 Teaspoons baking soda

•1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon

•1 1/2 Teaspoon of pumpkin spice

•2 Tablespoons of pistachio nut butter

•2/3 Cups water

•1 Cup of rolled gluten-free quinoa flakes (or oat flakes)

•1/2 Cup ground pistachio meal or almond meal

•1 1/4 Cup of gluten-free flour

•4 Tablespoons of pistachios

•2 Tablespoons of sugar-free chocolate nibs/buttons

•1/2 Grated zucchini

•1/2 Cup raw cacao powder

•2 Large Servings of Nuzest clean lean chocolate protein



Prepare flax eggs in a large mixing bowl, preheat oven to 190 C.

I use a silicone mould SHAPED square pan, as its easier to remove once content has cooled and super easy to cut into small squares once baked.

Starting with the flaxseed mix add the pumpkin, mashed banana, roasted beets, yacon syrup, and coconut oil and whisk to combine.

Next, add monk sweetener, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice and whisk. Add water and whisk again.

Add quinoa flakes, pistachio meal, along with the gluten-free flour blend and stir. Then add all the other ingredients and mix. If a bit too wet add more cacao powder if too dry just add a bit more water.

Scoop into loaf pan and top with more pistachios as an option.

I lIke to Bake this for around 40-45 minutes or until deep and dark in colour. Stick a small toothpick inside to see if it comes out clean, then you know it is ready.

Remove from oven and I like to leave it in the pan to set for another 30minutes before I take it out, this is a soft bake, so rather leave it to set. I also tend to leave it in the fridge covered for an hour after it cooled before cutting it.

Charissa Areington

Charissa Areington, a Health and Wellness Coach, I am committed to supporting others in achieving their own unique potential, through finding their path to their health. This is based on their own bio-individuality. We all have our own unique ways on how to achieve a healthier, vibrant, active lifestyle. My unique approach to wellness coaching is not only looking at the fitness aspect but also the nutritional viewpoint on and off the plate, it’s the support you will get along with healthy tips and inspiration that will allow you to connect with what works for you. I love to inspire others whether being fitness or healthy living, educating and supporting clients in achieving their health goals, through simple easy accessible, lifestyle adjustments, this is key for me. Many of my recipes are naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo or low carb, with no added refined sugars. I aim towards finding healthier alternatives when it comes to food choices with a positive benefit of crowding out those inflammatory causing foods. As a personal health guide, I aim to inspire a healthier lifestyle through good choices when it comes to finding alternatives to more wholesome foods, my recipes create an overall concept of clean eating in a unique way, adding more whole foods and superfoods into your lifestyle will naturally crowd out those high sugar, processed foods that our bodies don’t need. My aim is to share healthy alternatives and how to simply add these into your lifestyle in your own unique way, its finding what works for you. My experience in the health and wellness side started years ago, I have always been passionate about living an active healthy lifestyle, hence why I feel the need to share with others, health can be accessible, easy & convenient, it’s just finding what works for you.


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