Chocolate in Aruba & Chocolate Brownie Protein Oats
Posted Dec 18 2009 11:39am
TGIF is what most of you are saying, right! Well, I hope you've had a great week and that you've got lots of fun, mellow things planned for the weekend. Is anyone actually going to be braving the stores for some Christmas Shopping? As I mentioned yesterday, we don't do gifts anymore, so I don't have to fight for parking spaces or worse yet, fight for merchandise like sometimes happens on those Day After Thanksgiving Day sales when people get trampled over electronics or sweaters on sale!
It's pretty hot here so Hot Cocoa isn't on my mind, but of course, chocolate always is. So I whipped up: Raw Vegan Overnight "Chocolate Brownie" Protein Oats 1/3 c dry oats 1 ripe & well mashed banana 1 heaping scoop of the Chocolate Sun Warrior Protein Powder(something that I did bring with me)
1 Tbsp Agave Pinch of stevia (omit, reduce, or increase sweeteners to your taste)
Mix all ingredients (I use a little tupperware with a lid) together, Refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours...
...and Enjoy! (Pics taken 12 hours later.)
It tastes like an oatmeal-inspired chocolate brownie to me! Thick, fudgey, and delish!
Now for more chocolate.... Some Chocolate Bar Finds! White Chocolate
Note the Fair Trade Label. Cool!
And then this Dark Swiss Bittersweet Bar
And the Stats if you're Interested
And then this Cappuccino Bar. A Chocolate and Coffee Lover's Dream Bar!!!! (it's not vegan though)
That Fair Trade Symbol again.
The white chocolate is the perfect compliment to the dark chocolate, which has a lovely coffee flavor according to Scott.
Yeah, it looks pretty good, I'd say.
And these Dark Chocolate with White Nougat...
...with Peanut Chunks inside the white Nougat. If Milky Way Dark were flecked with Peanut Chunks in the Nougat but with the caliber of Godiva or Sees's Candies Chocolate, that's what this is like. For 2 America dollars for 18 pieces. Score!
Ok so I confess I haven't only been eating chocolate. There's been plenty of kale, cukes, brock, and cauli in my life.
And Grapes, Apples, and Pears which I didn't bother to upload. Uploading here is like the Pony Express: Slow!
But for more Chocolate now... There's been some damage done to a batch of Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs that I whipped up here. I omitted the coconut oil and just used maple as the liquid and things turned out just fine. 5 Minutes and sooo good!
And there was a dark chocolate-colored wooden statue that a friend of ours down here gave us. (Sorry bout the dark pics, the lighting is quite horrendous indoors here)
She's the perfect drishti (gazing point) for my yoga practice!
Seriously though, like Holly mentioned in this post, I crave green, raw, fresh veggies, some fruit, but just wholesome greenery and lots of it!!! Of course I love my desserts, but I find that when my diet is well-balanced and rounded out with enough veggies, fruits, and I am getting all those trace nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, I crave desserts less. So what food(s) or beverages do you never tire of?
Or, tell me about your weekend plans? Shopping? Packing for a holiday trip to see family members? Whatcha up to?
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