I read an email from reader MJ at 4:15 this morning regarding her HEABified blended dairy dessert…
Roasted butternut squash blended with Greek yogurt, served in the waning pumpkin butter jar and topped with whipped cream.
I went back to bed dreaming of MJ’s lovely concoction and decided to make something similar for breakfast. However, I had no squash, yogurt, or pumpkin butter…BUT, I did have heavy whipping cream…
So, I ended up making Alex’s grain free bitter chocolate muffins (Alex, I’m obsessed) and topped them with whipped cream. How I love my Aerolatte frother! This breakfast did not contain one drop of sugar or artificial sweetener, and yet it tasted so decadent. My belly was so happy. That being said, MJ, I really want to make your blended squash soon!
Speaking of chocolate, a few weeks ago, I received some MacaSure Chocolate in the mail.
MacaSure is made with 70% cocoa, organic dark chocolate, and 4000mg of premium organic maca. When CD and I started talking babies, I began taking Maca powder for it’s hormone balancing properties, but it’s also been found to nourish and rejuvenate exhausted adrenal glands as well as increase energy, reduce stress and the impact stress has on the body, control cortisol levels, promote restful sleep, improve immunity, and enhance mental clarity. Maca is also renowned for its libido-enhancing properties. All of that in wrapped up in a delicious chocolate bar? Yes please.
After the chocolate arrived, I wanted to make sure maca was okay for nursing mothers. Turns out there was some conflicting info on whether is was safe or not. So, in a very sad moment, I decided to err on the side of caution and not eat the chocolate. CD ate one bar, and I gave the other to our friend Tonya. Tonya and CD run together, and I figured she could use some maca in her life. Tonya loved the bar and said it was really smooth with just a hint of maca taste (which I always thought tasted kind of life cinnamon) and sweetened just enough to not be too bitter. I will not share Chris’s review as it involved his libido. Let’s just say he liked it.
MacaSure chocolate is available at Whole Foods and other health food stores, and I hope to try it someday as I’m dying to make these cookies.
Are you a fan of maca? I used to use it in powder form – it’s great in smoothies!
Edited to Add: Pei Wei Asian Diner is hosting a holiday food drive this week on December 15 and 16. Customers may bring a non-perishable food item to their local Pei Wei store and receive 25% off an entrée of their choice. While this food drive is a nationwide effort, each store’s food items will be donated to a local food bank.