Flour in its natural state is full of Vitimans that are good for your body: A, B1, B5, C, E and Vitamin K. BUT in this day most of the flour that people consume is REFINED and this is when it becomes harmful to your body. The consumption of flour along with white sugar should be weighed carefully. Flour is an example of a complex carbohydrate which has the effect of rapid metabolism that can cause spikes in blood sugar levels. Flour has no nutritional value. Because flour has the effect of rapid metabolism, glucose is delivered into your blood stream all at once and your pancreas secrets large quantities of insulin that stimulate glucose absorption into cells and body tissue. Blood sugar levels plummet and you feel hungry, thus creating a cycle of glucose-induced food cravings. As a Natural Health Consulant I am always seeking a better way to eat (and have fun) while nourishing the body.
I believe that this recipe does both:
FLOURLESS DARK CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BROWNIES
1/3 cup + 1 heaping Tbsp, all natural peanut butter
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 cup unsweetened all natural applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cacao powder
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 cup finely shredded zucchini (with the skin left on)
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (will add a bit of sugar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
spray a 8 by 8 brownie pan, wiped with coconut oil
ground your oats in blender until they are finely ground
using mixer: mix peanut butter, applesauce, honey and vanilla until it’s smooth.
add zucchini, cacao powder, ground oats, baking soda and sea salt, mix until
ingredients are combined.
stir in half of the chocolate chips, pour batter into baking pan and sprinkle
remaining chips on top
bake for 25 minutes
let bronnies cool before cutting and eating!