Danielle's Blog – Designer Fitness

{February 1, 2010}   Too much of a good thing – is still too much!

Yesterday I had a big chocolate craving…ever had one??!!  Well as you know no chocolate for me.  I did however find a recipe for Carob Vegetarian brownies.  All great ingredients, all allowed and beneficial for my body.  I made them and turns out they tasted pretty good.  About 6 brownies eaten  (in a period of 3 hours) and I needed to remind myself that even though they are healthy – 6 brownies in one day is pushing it!!  After a little bit of self reflection I recognized the pattern.   The feeling of being deprived of something that I liked, the strain of mental and social frustration and the stress I was feeling all reminded me of a desire to eat.  I was not checking if I was hungry I was just enjoying a tasty (well many) tasty treats.  I was able to get back on track and remind myself that the brownies will always be there and I can have another one tomorrow.  In fact I have enjoyed one today and I am very happy with that decision.

So, here is a recipe that if you do have too much of, you will definitely know! I might try to calculate the fibre content…could be interesting!

Black Bean Brownie recipe

* 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
* 3 eggs
* 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
* 1/4 cup cocoa powder
* 1 pinch salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3/4 cup white sugar
* 1 teaspoon instant coffee (optional)
* 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×8 square baking dish.
2. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 126 | Total Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 40mg

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