Soooooooooooooooo...this post can't come without a bit of a preface...explanation...confession:
I'm eating eggs...and sometimes fish...
My vegan diet was amazing for a very long time. It treated me well and took very good care of me. But as many of you know, before I had Bar, I had a few miscarriages which led to a number of blood tests which led to finding out that I have a problem synthesizing B vitamins. So eggs needed to be on the menu. Always cage-free, organic, local. Mostly from the farmer's market. And I felt good eating them, so I continued past my pregnancy. Then after recovering from Bar, most of you also know, I fell into the abyss of SoulCycle. And now I'm instructing. With all of the exercise in my life, I needed more protein. And though I believe that many people can get more than sufficient amounts out of a vegan diet, my body was telling me I needed more for proper muscle recovery. So fish (mostly salmon, almost always wild, Norwegian) is also on the menu.
Soooooooooo...paleo desserts are a fantastic option. And these brownies are nothing short of amazing delicious. They are a variation of these, just a little less sweet and with more add ins!
Here's how I made them:
1 jar of smooth almond butter (try to find organic if you can)
1 cup coconut nectar (dry or syrup)
1/4 cup agave
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup cacao powder
Optional add ins: 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1 cup gogi berries, 1 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Put everything into the bowl of a mixer (preferably wet ingredients, mix, then dry, but not necessary).
3. Mix until smooth
4. Coat a brownie pan with coconut oil.
5. Pour in batter
6. Bake for 25-30 min or until cooked through and just starting to brown at the corners.
7. Cool, Cut, Serve!