Having the opportunity to indulge in guilty pleasures is by far one of the most rewarding experiences man can have, and that is why by all means, people do it more than usual. So finding the right balance is just the key to the lock that many just can’t find. I do believe that it is our own responsibility to hear our body and understand when it’s ok to do so and when it’s ok to stop. Cutting out treats and sweet from our diets is just not right. Food is meant to provide satisfaction to all our senses, so no, thinking about going on a diet by cutting out all sweets, desserts, and sugars is definitely no the way. If you’ve every tried this restriction you might find out that by the end of the “dieting” period all you want to do is eat those 20 cakes you weren’t able to eat the past month and a half, right? That’s what goes on when we restrict our diet, we create anxiety, and once we give ourselves “green flag” we can’t control what we eat. We need to find the perfect BALANCE!
You have your treat and you satisfy your sweet tooth, yet you have in mind portion control. You exercise, you eat balanced for the rest of the day, and there you go…it makes having your treat anything to do but a sin. So watch out what you eat because satisfying a sweet tooth can come all the way from a doughnut, high in saturated fats, sugars, and carbs, to a more simple brownie, dairy free, no saturated fats, no eggs, and even better, fruit included. So that’s why today we want to share this delicious vegan fudge brownie, FOR ALL, even an omnivore will never find out these brownies are vegan 😉
Vegan Fudge Brownies – (Serves 20 aprox.)
- 2 ¼ cups of flour
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli vegan)
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ cups water
- 4 tsp fruit vinegar
- ½ cup ripe banana mashed
1. Add the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and chocolate chips in a bowl. Mix well. Preheat the oven 170 Celsius.
2. Mix the olive oil, water, fruit vinegar and banana in a blender to obtain a smooth paste. Watch out not to leave big chunks of banana unblended.
3. Add the wet mix into the dry mix and mix well.
4. Grease a pan with Pam and flour properly. Add the mix
5. Put in the oven for 40-50 minutes, or until properly cooked, remember it’s a fudge mix so you might not get the super clean stick in the middle if you are trying so to know if it’s done.
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