Paleo brownies filled with the good stuff - almonds, coconut, kale, blueberries and pomegranate seeds. So good, you might forget they're good for you.
This is one of those recipes that you don’t really know what to call it.
Do I call it a protein brownie even though it lacks ALL of the not-so-waistline friendly qualities of what we know and love to shovel into our faces, to be a brownie?
Do I call it a date square because, well, it’s made from dates?
I don’t think I even have to tell you why I didn’t call it a “date square.” Your taste buds would probably rather watch paint dry than eat something with SUCH a boring name.
The only way to solve this was to seek outside influence. I thought about ambushing the neighbours, tying them to a chair and feeding them unnamed-healthy-not-baked-goods until they had no choice but to help me on my naming quest.
But, considering they only ever seen me in leopard print pajama pants with a trench coat and bright pink boots on, wandering around outside, they already think I’m nuts.
Hey, I work from home. When I have to take my dog outside for 5 minutes, this girl ain’t taking the time to get dressed and look fancy.
So, I resorted to plan B.
Sneaky-ninja-attack the husband into secretly naming the creation for me..WITHOUT HIM KNOWING. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1. As soon as husband walks in the door, have him sit down and proclaim that you have made the BEST SWEET TREAT EVER.
Step 2. Ignore him when he asks (like he ALWAYS does) “what’s it made of?” You want him to be unbiased.
You also don’t want him to know it’s full of health and made from dates and KALE. He will get all pre-judgy on you.
Step 3. Make him take a bite. Let him chew for a second or 6. You don’t want to rush him. You need to make sure it’s the right name.
And, JUST as I was about to ponder what step 4 would be, he goes “YUM! What kind of BROWNIE is THIS?!”
DING DING DING. Dilemma solved.
Which then I responded “only the most good fo’ yo’ body protein brownie that JUSTSOHAPPENS to be Paleo-friendly, packed with superfoods, made in the FOOD PROCESSOR AND doesn’t require an oven.”
His eyes glazed over as he devoured brownie #2. Too much information at once does that to him.
Word of advice to you:
When your loved one bites into these ULTRA fudgy, thick, rich and naturally sweet brownies with bright bursts of blueberry, just keep the name to a minimum.
Paleo Brownies. That’s all they need to know.