It was a sit-my-derriere-on-the-couch-all-day kind of weekend for me.
Amidst the achiness, fever, and intermittent bouts of nausea, I indulged in smut TV and forewent all of my daily cleaning, cooking, blogging, and exercising. I craved crappy comfort food like nothing else, but managed to shove a salad in my face at least once a day for health’s sake.
It was gloriously liberating.
Sometimes I imagine I get sick because it’s my body’s way of letting me know it needs a break. My life is generally very routine and go-go-go, so, while frustrating, not feeling well becomes a time to sort of ‘smell the roses’ and enjoy the little things. For me, that’s watching AMC Fear Fest with my beloved hubby whilst stuffing our faces with ice cream sandwiches.
After a number of days in this sloth-like condition, my normal healthy tastes began to return (especially since the ice cream sandwich ended in an eczema breakout).
This fudge was the perfect treat to ‘detox’ with. Made with whole food ingredients and no dairy or nuts, it was exactly what I needed to get my sweet teeth back on track!
- 1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 10 T. oats, ground into flour (I used Country Choice Organic Oats)
- 2 T. honey or maple syrup
- 6 T. coconut oil, melted
- ¼ t. sea salt
- 2 t. vanilla
- ⅛ t. stevia extract (white)
- 3 T. dark chocolate chips
- Process all (except chocolate chips) until well combined and smooth.
- Stir in the chips.
- Pour the batter into a small dish (I used a 7 x 5 inch Pyrex dish).
- Smooth out the top as needed.
- Refrigerate until solid, about one hour.
- Cut and serve!
Adapted from this recipe
I love how versatile beans are! They are so easily transformed in dessert recipes, and I feel so healthy eating them because of the fiber and protein that they add.
You’ll be amazed at how beans can create such a delicious, healthy alternative to the usual fat and sugar-laden fudge (sorry Grandma).
Other unusual recipes with beans:
What’s your favorite fudge flavor?
Whole Foods used to carry a vegan peanut butter fudge that was to die for, but it contained soy and would tend to give me allergy trouble.