Devour this flourless healthy brownie guilt free – it’s only 77 calories!

I find it just lovely every time I manage to hide ingredients that no one really expects and then get to just sit and watch people that are normally picky eaters eat my disguised food. If they knew they’re basically eating a salad instead of the brownie they think they’re enjoying, they would’ve never trust me again.

Healthy hidden veggies

Hiding veggies in cakes is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I replace most of the flour with veggies in order to make them extra healthy and cut calories. Most of the time the texture turns out just awful but I certainly do not get discouraged because of it. Most cakes and breads can still be enjoyed even if the texture is a bit off. This time I think I managed to create a nice and silky texture that suits a brownie.

Melts in your mouth
As they’re not as tender as classic butter/flour brownies, they still have a interesting texture that almost melts in your mouth. That’s to be excepted of course since the two main ingredients are rather unusual in cakes: avocado and kidney beans. Avocado is key when it comes to creating smooth texture and adding a “fatty” feeling.

Recipe rundown

2 T (30 g) Fiber syrup such as this syrup from Sukrin or VitaFiber.
1/2 scoop or 3 T (15 g) Trec nutrition sesame whey
1 medium sized avocado (135 g)
1 can drained and rinsed kidney beans (230 g)
3 T cocoa powder
Sweetener to taste
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 tsp salt
5 g sesame seeds for garnish

Okay, all you have to do is basically process all the ingredients at once in a food processor, grease a 8×8 inch or 22×22 cm big baking pan and pour your smooth batter into the dish. Top of with sesame seeds for extra crunch and bake at about 350 F or 180 C for 25-30 minutes.

Macros for one piece out of eight:
Calories: 77
Fats: 3 g
Protein: 4 g
Carbs: 10 g

Another avocado and bean creation that can be easily served at a party or just as an everyday dessert is this silky fudge tart.

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Oatmeal special – 4 unusual ways to make your oatmeal into a treat + dieting tips

Recently I’ve been really busy. Things and problems are constantly coming up, work has to be done and there is literally no time for cooking or experimenting in the kitchen. I have to admit that I’ve been eating oatmeal, quark, cottage cheese, loads of fruit and Quest bars for lunch and dinner almost every day. Not to fancy, huh? In addition, I’ve been in Poland for almost a week now visiting family. It’s been relaxing but I’m so tired of traveling and being away from home. I feel like baking would be the one true therapy I need right now.

Oh well, I’ll enjoy my days here with my family and then I’ll be heading home with some new kitchen equipment, books and protein powders. The best thing about visiting another country on vacation is that you have the time to stroll around in local super markets searching for new ingredients. I’ve brought hemp flour, whey with chocolate and sesame flavor and loads of gluten free products so I’m super stoked about getting back home! Can’t wait!

Another thing I miss is my oatmeal. I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning even here but let’s be honest; it’s not the same thing, not at all. It’s mostly plain oatmeal without all the mix-ins I have at home (think cooked and pureed cauliflower, extracts and different non-dairy milks and spices). I actually wanted to share some of my favorite combos since I take this dish veeeery seriously. Haha, you’ll see!

So.. The combos we have are:
*Carrot cake protein bomb
– Basically grated carrots, casein powder that’s been whisked with a little splash of water and crushed almonds.

*Charming cherry
Cherries, chocolate whey blended with water on order to make a sauce and a little lemon grass.

*Creamy banoffee pie
A drizzle of Walden farms zero calorie syrup, a few slices banana, some coconut milk and dates.

*Warming pear
Nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger plus some honey along with some pear slices (heat them in the micro wave for a gooey treat)

Since this just covers the toppings and variations, I still want to throw in a couple of tips in order to make your oatmeal even tastier. My best dieting tips is to blending in about half a cup or 1 dl (approx 100 g) cooked and pureed pumpkin or cauliflower in the oatmeal before cooking it. These veggies have a really mild taste and it becomes even milder once you cook it so don’t worry about the flavor! What you’ll get is more volume to your bowl of goodness for about 20 calories only! A really fair deal if you ask me.

Other than that, I love adding one egg, some egg whites or some coconut oil to my oatmeal. It helps the texture a lot and makes it much more creamier. However, if you’re a fan of a more dense and pudding-like version; go for a thickener like xantham gum or guar gum. Playing around with texture helps a dieter since it can give another mouth feeling and satisfaction.

I’ll be going over a few more tips for both diet baking and cooking as soon as I have the time to sit down and make another (hmmm) charming illustration. Stay tuned until then!

Different toppings and variations for your morning glory – oatmeal inspiration

Well uh, have anyone actually noticed that no one bats an eye if you tell them that you eat the same oatmeal for breakfast every morning? Imagine the fuzz if you said that you ate the same dish for lunch every day! People would think that you’re bat shit crazy. However, with breakfast, it’s okay. I still think do that even if you eat the same oatmeal you should use different flavorings and topping from time to time. Here’s a couple ideas!

*Caulifloats – oatmeal with cauliflower for volume
*Pumpkin oats – volume and taste
*Cocoa
*Different essences
*Coconut milk + pineapple
*Bananas + clove
*Goji berries and seeds and berries you can possibly think of
*Cauliflower + cocoa
*Pumpkin + spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon
*Apples + cinnamon
*Pistachios (perhaps my fav, pistachio milk!) + oranges
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