I remember going to Whole Foods & trying their goji berry & raw cacao energy bites. I bought three little bite size pieces. I had never had raw cacao OR goji berry but I figured that chocolate & berry was a good combo, right? No. I REALLY didn't care for the first bite. It was that day that my rule was born. I tried a second bite....better. By the third, I wished that I had bought more. Since then, I have purchased them time & time again & I have even made my own. Not to mention that I am not much of a chocolate fan. So they must be good!
So what is it that tastes SO different? Well, the raw cacao powder just isn't as sweet. There isn't all of the sugar & the other 30 ingredients of junk that are thrown into these recipes or pre-packaged mixes. So our brain has to adjust. It is used to, even addicted, to these other flavors. So our brain is expecting a candy bar, boxed brownie mix kinda taste.
Tonight I tried my first black bean! Can you believe it? Little did I know that they would be in a dessert type recipe. I suppose that is the best way to try anything new. :) I combed the internet looking for a deliciously healthy recipe for brownies & found little pieces of recipes that I liked. So I put my thinking cap on, opened my mind & my Black Bean & Avocado Brownie Cookies were born.
I invite you to begin looking at recipes for foods that you love & figuring out ways to make them healthier. I could eat 5 of these tonight & not feel guilty for a second. You CAN find recipes like this for anything that you want. Find something really good? Share it with me & maybe we will post it for everyone else to enjoy!
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