Normally when I am attacked by the chocolate craving monster, I realize this is my bodies way of telling me to expect other things within the week. I've learned over the past year to not ignore these cravings, but to allow them within certain moderation. Otherwise, I end up the girl at 3 oclock at the morning at the 7 11 with her hair sticking up three ways from sunday.. red rimmed eyes, and a horde of candy in her arms that looks like I robbed some poor kids halloween stash.
Yesterday I tried to give in. I had 3 chocolate chip cookies. And yes, I tracked all of them! I realized when I was finished and full, the craving didn't go away. Why? I feed it over what I needed but still within reason. Because.. it wasn't actually the chocolate chips I was craving. It was craving the DOUGH!
Now, I had to put my brain to work. I wasn't going to actually going to go through the process of making full fat cookies and eat part of the dough. Though I've done it at as a kid (and adult on occasion) and still been fine, generally taking the risk of eating raw egg is not something I want to do. Not to mention all the rest of those calories. There had to be a happy medium somewhere and I was going to find it!
First I found a couple of chocolate chip cookie dough dips. Good, but still pretty fattening. Then yesterday I ran across this..
Basically imploying the use of garbanzo beans as the base, some kind of nut butter, chia or flax seeds, brown sugar and perhaps 1-3tbs of some kind of non dairy milk. Oh yes, and vanilla extract.
So for breakfast, even though it wasn't the healthiest choice ever.. I made this. And OMG!
It DID taste like cookie dough, and I could not tell what so ever that the base was made from BEANS! beeeaaannnnss!
The only thing was I think for me, 1/4 a cup of sunflower seed butter was a bit much. Probably I should have started out with 1 tablespoon, then another. As mine had a heavy after taste of peanut butter. Also, if you are going to use 2/3 brown sugar.. do not pack it! If you choose to do this in your food processer I heavily recommend tasting to adjust.
Still, it was really good. really. I got a kick out of the fact that I had cookie dough for breakfast and nutritionally, I had a good amount of protien! The craving also is now gone gone gone, and I don't have to worry about sleep waking to my local convient store at 3 am!