Fresh Finds: How to make tasty Omega Brownies from the Farmery Bakery and Bodega

Chef Andrea Bryant Smith from the Farmery Bakery and Bodega joined us for this week’s Fresh Finds. She shared her Omega Brownies recipe, which is a healthy twist on a popular sweet treat. These brownies are vegan and full of Omega-3 fatty acids, which promote hearth health.

The Farmery is the first Blue Zones Project approved grocery store, and gives the Springfield neighborhood and surrounding areas access to fresh food that is also locally grown.

Organic Black Beans

Low glycemicPlant based proteinPromote heart health

Gluten-Free Oats

Promote heart healthLower blood sugarSoluble fiber

Cocoa Powder

May improve cognitive function.May reduce blood pressureMay improve cholesterol profile and blood sugar balance.


Raw honey is rich in antioxidantsHoney to replace table sugar helps improve diabetes.Helps improve cholesterolImprove high blood pressuresAnti-inflammatory effect and ability to treat local infections, disinfect wounds, and promote granulation tissue,

Dried cranberries

Rich in antioxidant compounds, may prevent urinary tract infections, may support heart health

Pumpkin seeds

They are rich in fiber, vitamin E, zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium. They also provide you with plant-based sources of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflowers are rich in healthy fats, beneficial plant compounds, and several vitamins and minerals that may play a role in reducing your risk of common health problems, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Nuts and Nut Butters

Good sources of protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and minerals.Regulates body weight as their fats are not fully absorbed and they regulate food intake.Contains unsaturated fats and other nutrients that provide protective effects against heart disease and diabetes.

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