My body craves sweet things sometimes. It just does. I refuse to deny it sweet things when that’s what it wants because the craving will build and build until I end up completely over-doing it. Chris and I try to prevent this from happening by having a small dessert after dinner each night (most recently, limiting ourselves to only one of these each night). We’re just being proactive.
Sometimes this small dessert just won’t cut it, and I crave something sweet during the day and waiting until dessert is not going to suffice. This one particular day, absolutely nothing would do except for red velvet cake. This posed a small problem because 1. I didn’t have any red velvet cake on hand (thank goodness!), and 2. I am trying to prepare my body for it’s first trip to Maui, and devouring a red velvet cake would not have proved very useful in this task. Because I did not want to deny myself, I racked my brain until I came up with a way to enjoy the taste of red velvet cake and nourish my body at the same time.
- ¾ cup grated or chopped red beets
- 4-6 strawberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 cup almond milk
- 2 dried dates
- 2-3 T cocoa powder (depending on your tastes)
- 1 T flax meal
- 1 T agave syrup