I’m still green juicing it, almost daily. But . . . some days, in the afternoons, I crave something sweet. You too?
Yesterday, I went to the dentist and had both sides of mouth drilled (ughh) and was feeling sorry for myself because I thought I surely deserved a milkshake. Luckily, I happened to remember a sweet tooth kind of smoothie that I used to make. A Date Shake.
Nutella brownies! Need I say more? Yes I do, two-ingredient Nutella brownies.
I’d like to take credit for this recipe, but I can’t. I can take credit, however, for being an avid Nigella enthusiast and buying her new cookbook, Simply Nigella. Nigella is my all time favorite cook to watch on tv and my favorite cookbook author, because not only does she make delicious food, she is a good writer.
But, back to the brownies. Did I mention they are gluten and dairy free?
Click through for the super easy / super delish recipe
I know. You are rolling your eyes at “Instead of Coffee” Green Smoothie. I would be too. Except that I drink this green juice (as I call it), these days, instead of coffee. It’s the closest quick hit of drinkable energy that I’ve found.
I stopped drinking coffee because . . .
You have to try this!
I don’t usually start posts like this, but I had to get right to the point. Which is make this!
Now, I’m not a food blogger, but I do consider myself a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. I also consider myself pretty professional at pinning pretty things that I want to try (and, almost always never do).
Well, lately, I ‘ve been noticing a pattern in some of my pins. A good number of them included iron skillets. Some meal recipes, but mostly desserts (have I told you I have a sweet tooth, or more specifically a chocolate tooth?). The other pattern is that I tend to pin and then not make or DIY what I want to try. Well, I decided it was high time I purchased an iron skillet and put some of my pins to the test.
You’ve heard of “Pinterest Fail,” right? Well . . . this iron skillet chocolate chip recipe was more like a super success!
So, do you make smoothies? It seems like everyone is slurping down some kind of smoothie these days. There are so many to try, and I do, but mostly I keep coming back to this one. Ideally, I like to try have this every morning for breakfast (at least on week days). Some days, however, I crave something warm (like oatmeal) and in turn whizz this up for a power packed lunch, and it’s a great afternoon pick me up.
Here is what’s in my power packed smoothie . . . .