8/5/15

Flax Meal Brownies with Xylitol Chips

Brownies are my favorite food. It is rare to meet one that I do not like. I even find that they do not need to be overly sweet to be delicious. I really like brownies sweetened with xylitol. It keeps the carb count low, so I can have them guilt free, even for breakfast! I tried this recipe here (minus the coffee) and added my home made chunks.


Flax Brownies
(THM friendly, S snack)
118 Calories, 11 g fat, 3.1 carbs, 2.3g fiber

3/4 cup flax meal
3/4 cup xylitol (I love this brand)
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3 oz melted 100 % cacoa
4 eggs
Home made chunks *see below

On low heat, melt the butter and chocolate. In a blender, add all the other ingredients. Pour in the butter and chocolate mix and blend on "batter mode." Pour in a brownie pan, 8X10 or 8X8.  Sprinkle with home made chocolate chunks and bake at 350 for 15-16 min until set.

Home made chocolate chunks

6 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup powdered xylitol
2 T butter
Optional:
1 drop peppermint, spearmint, or wild orange essential oils

Melt 6 oz of 100% no sugar added chocolate with 2 T butter and 1/2 cup powdered xylitol or a stevia mix. Pour in on a cookie sheet covered with foil or parchment and freeze until hard. Chop it into chunks. Keep in the fridge or freezer. You can easily make peppermint chips by adding 1 drop peppermint essential oil or for my favorite, add 1 drop orange essential oil before pouring on the pan. Put in the freezer to harden, then break into chunks and store in the fridge or freezer. Great for when you need a chocolate fix!

Looking for a gluten free cake that is fluffier? Try this one.

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8/3/15

Raspberry Cottage Cheese Whip (THM Friendly)

I have seen a few recipes for this out in the "blogosphere" and thought it sounded disgusting. Mainly  because I had visions of the horrible fruit salad that is customary at American pot luck dinners that includes fruit cocktail, powdered jello and cottage cheese. I have always detested that stuff, so "cottage berry whip" has not been on my priority list to make.

"Its tastes just like ice cream"...is a lie.  It does not taste anything like ice cream. It tastes like cottage cheese pureed with berries. But add 1/4 tsp of Stevia, and that taste was not bad at all. In fact, "gasp" I liked it! I would eat it again. I liked it that much. Maybe I will even try with strawberries. It is a quick snack, very filling, very low in calories and is a Fuel Pull snack with Trim Healthy Mama, so I can have it when I get a little hungry between meals. No guilt.




My recipe:
1 cup whole milk Cottage Cheese (or ricotta)
1 cup Raspberries
1/4 t powdered Stevia
A really awesome blender
A rubber spatuala,
A bowl,
A spoon,
and a hungry tummy.

Add the food to a blender or food processor and process until smooth.

This serves 2.

If you want to make it an Energy snack, with more carbs, A scoop of Blendfresh Red Fruits and Veggies is awesome and boosts the nutrition a ton. One scoop contains the phyto-nutrients of 12 fruits and veggies.

For fun, try out a drop of lemon, lime, or orange essential oils. It gives it more flavor and a little added sweetness.

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