If I had a dog named “Delicious,” this is what his poo would look like …
(I hope no one ever describes ME like that!)
Okay, so a certain sugar-free Alex is doing a sugar-free challenge right now that I’ve been following along with.
Note: I’m not actually participating, just cheering from the sidelines
I don’t add sweeteners to most things I eat because I find it decreases my cravings and forces me to focus on food for function – not entertainment. However, as you may know, I do LOVE my daily treat of a protein bar/vita top/ or anything else I so desire. My rule, is that I get one a day and that’s it. Makes it pretty easy.
Anyway, I tried out 1/2 of a new-to-me bar today after lunch and it was a no-go so I threw the other 1/2 away. Unfortunately, I still wanted a treat. So I pulled up my LARGE favorites folder of recipes I want to try, and settled on this Grain Free, Sugar Free (Bitter) Chocolate Cake. Now, if you’re like me, this cake is bitter in a good way because I LOVE me some unsweetened dark chocolate! If you like sweets, however, this cake will be bitter in a bad way …
I liked it, though, and I think next time I’ll top it with some tahini! Yum, yum, yum!
I only modified Alex’s recipe slightly, but here it is:
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp Unsweetened Chocolate Almond Milk
1 egg white
- Mix the dry ingredients
- Mix the wet ingredients
- Combine the two
- Do the Hokey Pokey
- Throw it in an oven @ 375 degrees
- Bake for about 20 minutes
It comes to about 85 cals, 15g carbs, 3g fat, 8g protein, & 8g fiber.