I’ve always been a mindful eater, though I am guilty of having a love for greasy and unhealthy foods such as burgers, fries, cookies, cakes, etc, like many other Americans. Lately, though, I’ve been on a real quest to live a truly healthy lifestyle. That’s when I came across Elaine Gottschall’s book called, “Breaking the Vicious Cycle,” which focuses on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. The SCD is about eating grain-free, sugar-free (unless naturally sweetened), starch-free, and unprocessed foods in order to have overall better health. It is especially beneficial for those who have intestinal health issues, but since its focus is on helping you live a healthier lifestyle (which has been hindered with the rise of unprocessed foods sold in America), anyone looking to be healthier can go on this diet and find value in it.
Today I made Elaine’s peanut butter brownies, and I have to say, they were absolutely amazing! They were incredibly moist, fluffy, delicious, and best of all, 100% HEALTHY! My dad raved about them and couldn’t believe how four simple ingredients could yield to such a tasteful creation. My husband, too, took his first bite and couldn’t believe how good they tasted. When I told him the four simple ingredients that were used, he was shocked.
I used Elaine’s recipe but cut it in half, since it was my first time making this and I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. To make the brownies, here is what you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter with no additives (I made my own at the supermarket using their machine)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, pour into a small, greased baking dish, and bake in a 350 degree heated oven for 18 minutes or until golden brown. Afterward, your brownies should look like this:
Try these brownies. I guarantee that even the most devote brownie aficionados won’t be disappointed.