Vegan Chocolate Fudge

10 minutes to prep / 1 hour to set Ingredients: 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil 1/4 cup cashew butter (or any nut 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder) 1/2 cup agave (or maple syrup or other liquid sweetener) 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (or almond, or peppermint (my favorite)) pinch fine grain sea…

Black Forest Smoothie

Yes, you read that correctly, this smoothie tastes like a decadent chocolate-cherry cake.  I was blown away by this flavor combination.  I’m without words.  I first heard of this smoothie idea a few months back from Running with Spoon’s Black Forest Smoothie.  When frozen cherries went on sale at Costco I knew I needed to try…

Chocolate Dinner CashewMilkShake

I was inspired to make this milkshake after trying this Chunky Monkey Smoothie on Sunday and after reading the recipe for this Chocolate Mouse Milkshake yesterday on my lunch break.  The Chunky Monkey Milkshake was amazing.  And the Chocolate Mouse Milkshake sounded heavenly, but my avocado isn’t ripe yet, so I improvised.  It’s not exactly a copycat of the…

Gluten Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

These cookies are amazing!  I’ve made them before with different combinations of peanut butter, eggs, and one or 2 other ingredients.  Today I wanted them to be chocolate cookies, and the experiment was a success.  They are soft and have a flavor that reminds me of an Oreo cookie (but I might not be the best…

Black Bean Brownies

Recently my sweet tooth has been unwieldy.  So, I decided to try my hand at making a more nutritious version of brownies.  They are still sweet and probably not much better for you than regular brownies, except they have protein in them! The recipe that I found these delicious treats modifies the recipe to make them…