The site has blown-up with sweets. It seems as if I’m on some kind of dessert binge from the banana butterscotch crepe cake to healthy strawberry breakfast bars, the amazing double crust strawberry rhubarb pie and now this.
Are you complaining?
I didn’t think so.
No one is complaining to the fact that (some) dessert can be a part of a healthy diet. That is only if it meets a few requirements eh. You know like the fact that it needs to have a fraction of the sugar as ‘normal’ dessert and homemade would be nice too, mostly so you can use a fraction of the amount of sugar.
You see, a healthy life isn’t about deprivation. It is about coming to a place where you can recognize what is good for your body, making a choice about what you put into your body. It is about knowing your end goals and choosing to enjoy things that only fit within your standard.
Okay, so you become a food snob. Don’t let anyone tell you this is a bad thing.
Besides, its not like you have to get grouchy about it or go on a power trip. It is a simple, yes to healthified desserts in moderation (yuck, I hate that word….sorry mom I know you don’t like the word hate but I mean every meaning of its definition) and no to those that aren’t.
See how this works?
Besides, you can healthify a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. It really can be done like the good ol’ saying goes, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” If you want it you will find it, or in this case you will make it. Take for instance this amazing sinful looking dessert. Chocolate chip cookie bars on the bottom and a soft, chewy brownie on top.
I can’t even…
I mean seriously…
If it is anything like my house, they may not last long.
Stop depriving yourself and learn about nutrition done right. That means nutrition done without dieting, deprivation or restriction. A place of complete self control, of happiness and of the most amazing food ever. Life is meant to be enjoyed, so enjoy it and eat a cookie, no a brownie…okay just have both.
NOW GET TO BAKING!
- 1 cup almond Flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup finely shredded, unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup butter (coconut oil)
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 batch blender brownies (without the caramel sauce)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare an 7 x 11 inch baking dish with coconut oil or butter.
- In a bowl mix almond flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and coconut flakes (may need to add to a food processor to finely shred the coconut flakes)
- In a separate bowl, add melted butter (or coconut oil), coconut sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix well to combine.
- Add we ingredients to dry and mix until incorporated. Gently stir in chocolate chips and press into to bottom of the prepared pan.
- Make blender brownies and pour on top of the cookie bottom. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and place in the oven.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool slightly, cut and enjoy.