I make a smoothie or protein shake almost every day for breakfast. Today I am on Day Nine of a 10 Day herbal cleanse (Huzzah!), so my smoothie today was a very simple, but delicious Green Monster. It was: 3 large handfuls spinach (completely fills Vitamix), 1 cup coconut milk, sprinkling (about 2 teaspoons) of chia seeds, one banana. Hours of bliss and energy, right there. Basil liked it also.
I love brownies. You will likely see many brownies at spabettie. These are some of the most intensely chocolatey brownies I have ever had, and knowing they are full of good-for-you fiber makes them more yum. I store them in the refrigerator, which somehow makes them Even More Yum. Outrageous.
1 can black beans, rinsed
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
to frost: 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 tablespoon butter
Aside from the chocolate chips, I blend all ingredients in my food processor:
Puree black beans. Add eggs, oil + vanilla, blend. Add sugar + cocoa powder, process. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Transfer batter to a prepared (buttered, what-have-you…) 9×9 pan, bake 30-35 minutes @ 350.
After brownies have cooled, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips + 1/2 tablespoon butter. Spread over brownies, cool in refrigerator.
This is already gluten free, and is easily made vegan. I swapped the oil + butter with Earth Balance, Ener-G egg replacer for egg, and while I could not find mini chips, I used vegan regular size.
Have a delicious day, don’t forget dessert!