Eliminate Sugar, Eat Blondies, and Slim Down!
Advice for my fellow brides to be! Get your bride body by limiting your intake of refined sugar! What is refined sugar anyway? It's sugar that has been altered to strip its natural color and impurities. It can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar, raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and it even drains the body of nutrients. When you limit your intake of processed sugars you will see some wonderful changes happen to your body right in front of your eyes!
Your skin will begin to clear up and glow.
You will have more natural energy during the day and sleep better at night.
You will feel happier (less depression, anxiety, irritability and mood swings).
Your memory will improve (ensuring you don’t lose track of all those critical wedding day details).
You will shed pounds (encouraging confidence in your wedding dress).
When your body detoxifies from the inside, your beauty will reflect elegantly on the outside. Eliminating processed sugar does not mean depriving yourself. In fact, I have a mouth-watering blondie recipe that will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body!
Nonstick cooking spray
1 (15 oz) can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
½ cup of powdered peanut butter. I like using the powdered peanut butter because it significantly lowers the fat and calories in the overall recipe (substitute your favorite nut butter i.e. almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter).
1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp pink Himalayan salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 8 x6 pan with a non-stick spray.
Open the can of chickpeas, drain and rinse well with water. Pat dry.
In a food processor; Add chickpeas, nut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, salt and baking powder. Process until the batter is smooth (about 2 minutes)
Gently fold in the chocolate chips to the batter (I had to stop myself from eating the entire batter at this point).
Transfer batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a spatula.
Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips (optional).
Bake for 30 minutes until toothpick comes out clean and edges are golden brown (all ovens vary so just be mindful to check the blondies from about 25 – 35 minutes of baking).
Let it cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares.
Makes 9 creamy and hearty blondies!
Nutrition Facts (per 1 Blondie)
14 g carbs
2 g fat
5 g protein
5 g sugar