It’s mid afternoon, your energy is running low, and you simply need to indulge in something sweet. But you don’t want to load up on something excessively sugary, and crash an hour later. Say hello to these vegan dark chocolate almond butter cups!
They are rich and fulfilling in that they taste like a treat, but they actually give you energy. The almond butter is packed with protein and those good fuels we need to keep going throughout the day. Also, with only five simple ingredients, they are clean and contain no refined sugars or dairy. (By the way, if you’re looking for a quality vegan chocolate, I use Taza Chocolate.)
So, want to hear something mildly depressing, but might also be the greatest thing to happen to my health? I think I might have postpartum gallstones.
Every time I eat or drink dairy or eat heavy meats, I get extremely sick. I’ve read that it can be a common pregnancy and post-baby issue. Do I want to get my gallbladder removed? Ummm, yeahhhh, no thanks. I prefer keeping all my organs. Because I am your typical paranoid person who is convinced they will come out with a new study in 20 years stating you actually DO need your gallbladder. And I’m not trying to die of an anxiety attack in 20 years because I don’t have a gallbladder. Ya feel me? (Could just be my hormones talking, too. Most likely, actually.)
Anyway, the moral of the story is I will most likely make more “clean” desserts and meals these next few months. But that still look and feel indulgent. I’m a believer that those two things aren’t mutually exclusive, and I’m on a mission to prove it!