This year I started something I’ve never done before: fasting. It’s horrible. Eight days in and here I am, highly regretting my decision. The co-workers who talked me in to this have chickened out and some (yes, I’m talking to you Greet) haven’t even started!
Long story short, personally I’m too proud to give up, and since I could lose a few pounds (let’s be honest), I decided to stay strong, chin high, and… desperately started looking for desserts that fit my “no fat, no sugar, no junk food” month of torture.
Thanks to my yoga class website, I found this recipe, and because I was in serious need for sweets, I decided to give it a try.
First of all I want you to know that I’m not much of a healthy cooking person. I’m great in making desserts. But that means: real desserts. Full fat, full sugar delights. The idea of vegan “cheese” and egg-less cakes kinda freaks me out. But there’s a saying in my country that goes “emergency breaks laws” and so there I was, messing up my ENTIRE kitchen, nearly blowing up my blender, trying to get this little piece of wannabe brownie together.
Was it worth the effort?
Did the brownie turn out edible?
Yes… kind of. I guess it doesn’t even taste that bad. It doesn’t really taste like brownie, though. But it has some chocolate tang and a nice hint of coconut which I highly appreciate. It’s sweet, because it’s full of dates and almonds. It’s sticky. And I must admit that I managed to resist my mom’s pie this Sunday, only because I knew I, at least, had this witty substitute waiting for me in the fridge.
You’ll notice my picture doesn’t look much like the picture in the recipe. In my defence, that’s because I don’t have a food processor. Instead I had to try and get everything mixed in my blender, which is just as much fit for that job as I am for fasting. I’m sure that if you healthy, vegan, clean eating folks try it, it’ll turn out great. Some people have a natural flair for this kind of dessert. Not me, but some.
So yeah, I wanted to share.
These healthy “brownies” have no eggs, no flour, no processed sugar, they’re raw, lactose free and I guess they’re vegan too. So woot, there’s a whole bunch of diet-responsible people about to go crazy on this one.