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Healthy Options - Black Bean Brownies

Posted by: Scott Nixon |

Category: Video

Introducing Healthy Options with the Happy Herbivore -- the first cooking show with a healthy agenda. In this pilot episode, the Happy Herbivore makes her web-famous Black Bean Brownies... dessert has never tasted so rich or been so healthy! Tune in each week for a new episode!

Recipe:Black Bean Brownies

Prep time: | Cook time: | Total: | 9 servings

Description

Dense, fudge-y and ultra-healthy, these brownies are a great alternative to traditional brownies! It's amazing how they taste like chocolate and fudge and not beans! Chef's Notes: Rolled oats run through the food processor may substituted for the instant oats. Use optional sugar if your bananas are still green and not very ripe.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8x8" pan and set aside. Combine all ingredients, except oats, in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed. Stir in the oats and pour batter into the pan. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing. Chef's Note: if you find these brownies are too soft or too fudge-y, add another 1/4 cup oats or flour.


First Annual Happy Herbivore Cruise

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: News

By popular demand, I have organized a vegan-friendly cruise with Carnival for all my fellow Happy Herbivores! The cruise sets sail out of Miami on 4/9/2011 for 7 amazing days in the Western Caribbean on Carnival Liberty! We're also getting an awesome discounted group rate! 

This cruise was cancelled because Carnival sucks! Read here.

Fat-Free Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I know what you're thinking, "Is she ever going to make real food again for us?" Yes, I am ;)

I just happen to be on a smoothie kick (thanks to HH30) and really loving starting my day with a nutrient packed tastes-like-dessert breakfast. This one is my favorite yet!

It has all the right flavors to make it taste exactly like an oatmeal cookie plus with the added oats it packs a fiber and protein punch. It's so freakin' delicious!!!

Recipe:Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie

Description

If you've ever wanted cookies for breakfast, this smoothie is for you. Rich, spicy and oh-so oatmealy.

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all ingredients together in a blender and whiz until smooth and creamy, adding extra non-dairy milk as necessary to achieve desired consistency. If using unsweetened non-dairy milk, add another 1 tbsp raisins. Garnish with a dash of cardamon or cinnamon if desired.