The scene is something like an underground Union Station. Hipsters. Wannabe entrepreneurs. Sweat pants & headphones galore. Twenty plus folks standing in line for that perfect afternoon pick-me up we like to refer to as coffee. Laptops & books of which I can not comprehend, opened as if one were to be studying those words or whatever it may be. And here I sit, looking like I just came off of a jet plane from NYC…hardly fitting in except for the fact that I got this whole lap top thing going on. Who knew that I would miss college SO much?! Today, is treating me oh so well as I wait patiently for my sister, sipping on a Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie, admiring the ever so classy folks of Purdue University. (P.S. plaid, short skirts with sweaters and knee high socks must be the newest thing around town…#FashionPolice)
Having just finished working my butt off on a bridal shower event, I am so, so, so very thankful to have these past two days off from work to travel on down to visit my sister, clear my mind and get ready for what is in store next. I have been experimenting in the kitchen, loading up my brain with new ideas, working on side projects to conduct & thinking about what really makes me happy.
This recipe is one of my latest creations. Did some research, tested it out and literally could not believe how amazing it was! For those of you who don’t know, I am not a huge fan of chocolate. I love to cook with it because it goes so well with a ton of things BUT it is something that I, personally, could go without eating. Carob Powder is Vegan friendly, similar to chocolate, caffeine free & most importantly can be substituted just like Cocoa Powder in any recipe. Whole Foods sells it or quite possibly your local health store.
1/4 Cup of Carob Powder
1/4 Cup of Almond Milk
1/4 Cup of Agave Nectar
1 Tsp of Vanilla Extract
Cut the avocado in half and remove the seed. Scrape out the insides. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse five times then put onto high speed. The mixture will come together and begin to resemble a mousse. Scrape out and top with your favorite granola or simply eat by itself.
You are all probably thinking, how in the world is this good?! The avocado is so smooth that it makes the texture very mousse like. The agave acts as a natural sweetener taking away from the bitterness of the Carob Powder. PLEASE try this. I, one of the only girls in the world who would rather not eat chocolate, would consider eating this more than once a week…
So here I shall continue to sit, patiently waiting for my sister, admiring the lovely folks. Their impeccable style. Their (amazing) stories of this past weekends house parties. Whose boyfriend is being “the best boyfriend ever” at the moment…please, maybe I really don’t miss college THAT much but this, this ladies and gents is a fantastic event for me to witness at the moment.
Wishing you ALL a fabulously British day!