I did something exciting.
Actually, I did multiple exciting things! Three to be exact. I’m in a list making mood so I’m going to list all three.
1. I made my first online food order ever! It was through iHerb and I was extremely happy with how everything turned out. I thought it would be really scary and confusing (apparently I’m easily scared and confused), but it was super easy and much cheaper than buying everything retail. (I’m looking at you, Whole Foods.)
I staked out my front porch on the scheduled delivery day and, when it came, tore open that package like a kid on Christmas. Erythritol, almond meal, and stevia galore! I was thrilled. I am such a dork.
Actually, I was so happy with how everything turned out that I now have a schmancy (it’s like fancy, but better) coupon code for iHerb. If you just enter code EFI540 at checkout on your first order, you get five dollars off! I even designed a brand spankin’ new button to showcase this which you can find in my far right sidebar.
2. I parted my hair to the side one day!
3. In retrospect, I should have put this first, but I made the most amazing brownie ever. Possibly more amazing than my amazing low carb brownies. And that’s saying something.
The particularly amazing brownie in question can be made in the microwave in less than two minutes, is vegan, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, low carb, low fat, and less than 60 calories for the whole thing! Pretty darn amazing if I do say so myself.
Now, you will be needing xylitol or erythritol for this recipe, but worry not for you can buy it at iHerb with that super special coupon code I just gave you, or you can get it from my new Amazon store!
I don’t consider myself the most technologically savvy girl on the block, so being able to fumble through these things successfully is a huge accomplishment for me. I never ever want this blog to seem like a product advertisement, so don’t ever feel like I’m trying to push products on you. I’m not. I just thought it would be nice to gather all the crazy ingredients I call for in my recipes into one convenient place for you. Sound good? Cool!
So anyway, you seriously need to make this brownie. You deserve it.You need it. Treat yourself! Why, you may ask? Simple.
Every girl should have something tall dark and handsome at her beck and call.
“All for One” Brownie
This is the quintessential midnight snack. Just know that erythritol/xylitol can be hard on your GI track, so be aware and know your limit.
Adapted from Meowzas
Serving size: 1 large brownie (entire recipe)
(Calculated with erythritol)
Fat: 4 grams
1 Tablespoon almond meal
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch baking powder
2 Tablespoons applesauce
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
In a microwaveable mug, combine erythritol or xylitol, almond meal, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add in applesauce and vanilla and stir until thoroughly combined. Microwave for a minute to a minute and 30 seconds, checking often to gauge done-ness. It took about 2 minutes in my microwave, but my microwave is older than I am.
Finally! A brownie recipe where I am supposed to eat the entire batch. It’s about time.