January 8, 2014

shockingly healthy brownies + blondies

shockinglyhealthyCrave chocolate? You’re not the only one. The appearance of chocolate, and our love for it, began in Mesoamerica around 1,900 BC and in 1569 Pope Pius V even declared that drinking chocolate on Friday didn’t break your fast – my kinda guy.  Fast forward a few hundred years and an ad agency exec, over-worked and stressed, would find herself craving it at every waking moment. No wonder I gained a couple few pounds.

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I slowly learned to curb the craving through better nutrition (and a new job), but I always regarded sweets as something ‘restricted’, to enjoy and then feel immediately guilty about afterwards.

It wasn’t until I discovered Shockingly Healthy brownies and blondies, made by holistic nutritionist and personal trainer Lauren Breuer, that I realized I could keep my skinny betch self, satisfy my chocolate craving and feed my  health. Woooooooo!!!!!

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ingredients:

double chocolate brownie: chickpeas, cocoa, dates, dark chocolate chips, almond milk, coconut oil, water, ground flax seed, sea salt.

blondies: chickpeas, dates, gluten-free flour blend (garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, white sorghum flour, fava bean flour), dark chocolate chips, flaked coconut, almond milk, water, ground flax seed, sea salt.

calories: 180 (brownie) 200 (blondie). booya!

Cocoa jacks up your endorphins, coconut oil regulates your metabolism, and chickpeas offer a high source of fiber and protein. And does it give you a sugar high and crash?

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So now whenever anyone tells me I need to limit my sweets, eat one of those ridiculous Special K dessert inspired bars to keep the weight off, or any other number of tricks like ‘just have one bite’ well….those misguided people crack me up.

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Want to chain your skinny betch and feed your craving at the same time? Here’s where you can get your fix: list of shops

  • Margie

    All amazingly healthy ingredients ( 1 cup of chickpeas has 14gms of protein!) and no sugar crash insight! Stock the freezer for those chocolate-craving days.

    • lifeinblush

      I didn’t realize it had that much protein! Another great reason to indulge in one of these brownies 😉