Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

Today is RAWctober day 1. It’s a whole month of raw vegan eating. I don’t have a ton of raw recipes on here, but I’ll probably post more as the month goes on. Like this one! A seriously yummy and creamy chocolate blueberry smoothie perfect for some added sweetness to your day. Enjoy!

Sweet, delicious chocolate blueberry smoothie made with bananas and sweetened with dates! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #chocolate #smoothie #naturallysweetened
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Chocolate Golden Milk Smoothie

As you can tell, I’m in love with golden milk right now. It’s creamy. It’s smooth. It’s sweet. It’s spiced. It’s downright delicious. And sometimes it’s chocolaty, like the one we made last week. So let’s make a smoothie out of it, okay? Okay!

A creamy, smooth chocolate golden milk smoothie made with frozen banana and chocolate golden milk! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #chocolate #smoothie
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Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte

If you know me, you know I love a good golden milk latte. I love it so much I made it into cookies. Which means I had to combine it with one of my other favorite things: chocolate! So here it is! A Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte. Let’s do this, y’all.

A creamy, smooth Hot Chocolate Golden Milk Latte fruit-sweetened and spiced to perfection! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #goldenmilk #hotchocolate #latte
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No-Bake Fudgy Brownie Bites

You guys. These no-bake chocolate brownie bites are SO fudgy. SO sweet. SO delicious. SO vegan and gluten-free. And SO easy! You can make these with 5 natural and common ingredients you might even have in your kitchen right now. And you can customize these as much as you’d like with other mix-ins! So get into the kitchen with me and make these irresistible brownie bites!

Sweet, fudgy no-bake brownie bites with 5 simple ingredients! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #fudge #brownies #nobakebites

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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini is my favorite thing to put in recipes these days. And I knew it was only a matter of time before I made zucchini muffins. Because of my long-term love affair with chocolate, I knew they needed to be chocolate too. So here we are! With a delicious chocolate zucchini muffins recipe on our hands. Imagine that.

Delicious, tender chocolate zucchini muffins topped with chocolate chips or walnuts. The choice is yours! #fruitsohard #vegan #chocolate #muffins

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Almond Butter Brownie Cookies (+ FREE cookbook!)

I freaking love brownies. I make them in baked oatmeal form. I make them in breakfast cookie form.  I even put zucchini in them. But these are real cookies, and they taste like little brownies with crispy edges and soft centers. They’re so rich and chocolaty, and they’re even better the next day (if they make it that long). So, if you like those kinds of things (and who doesn’t?!), I think you’ll love these too. Plus, it’s a great use of the aquafaba we usually end up throwing down the drain! So don’t let that go to waste. Make brownie cookies instead. 😉

These almond butter brownie cookies are crispy on the outside, soft in the center, and delicious all around! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #brownie #cookie #browniecookie #chocolate #dessert

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Fudgy Chocolate PB Zucchini Brownies

Brownies. They’re a glorious thing, aren’t they? I love them so freaking much. Mostly because I love chocolate. I have a huge sweet tooth, and that’s okay! I usually eat chocolate in the form of baked oatmeal or cookies made with oats (basically more oatmeal). But, right now, I’m really into adding zucchini in places where people don’t think it belongs. Like these brownies, for instance.

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Two-Ingredient Chocolate Frosting

If you aren’t eating dates, you’re missing out. Seriously, dates are nature’s candy. They’re sweet, rich, caramel in fruit form. They never feel like they’re healthy or even remotely good for me when I eat them because of how sugary sweet they are. But they’re SO good! Nutritious too! They’re an excellent part of a plant-based diet. So let’s use them to our advantage and make a delicious chocolaty two-ingredient frosting sweetened only with dates!

2-ingredient chocolate frosting so rich and creamy you won't even notice it's sweetened by fruit! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #frosting #chocolate

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Baked Chocolate Zucchini Oatmeal

Zucchini. In baked oats? YES! Don’t discount this based on your first reaction. I promise it’s not as weird or gross as you might think. And that’s because I thought it was weird and gross, but I took Lauren’s (from The Oatmeal Artist) word for it and I’m SO glad I did. Honestly, I didn’t even know it was in there. It adds volume and veggies to a dish that normally wouldn’t have that. Veggies. For breakfast. YES. DO IT. Seriously, you won’t regret it. Especially when they taste like chocolate.

Chocolate baked oatmeal with zucchini? Oh yes! It's delicious, fudgy, and sweet, made with fruit and gluten-free oats! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #oatmeal #chocolate #zucchini

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Chocolate/Peanut Butter Pecan Baked Oatmeal

This one comes from procrasti-baking. I really wanted second breakfast more than I wanted to start writing my next book (which, deep down, wasn’t even true, but I thought food couldn’t hurt anyway). So I gave this one a whirl. First, I scrolled through The Oatmeal Artist‘s blog to find some inspiration. Thought this one sounded delicious, but I didn’t have any zucchini on hand, though her blog always makes me wish I did. So I gave something similar a go with what I did have on hand, and YUM! Pure yum.

A fudgy chocolate and peanut butter pecan baked oatmeal! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #peanutbutter #chocolate #oatmeal

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