3 Ingredients for Bliss

Raw Vegan Carob Icing Recipe

Raw Vegan Carob Icing Recipe

As raw cacao disagrees with me, I have many yummy recipes made with raw carob powder. Here is the most super-simple and easy one of all!

Storm was telling me about an article on CNN the other day which talked about how bad all the new flavor enhancers were. The three in question were for salt, fat, and sweet.

They have found a way to hollow out salt so that they can use more of it, and so that it has more surface area touching the taste buds, causing an explosion of flavor.

What they did to the fat-flavoring additive was similar, and caused a warm, creamy, soothing texture to explode in the mouth.

When combined with the sweetener-additive, these three synthesized, chemical versions of these flavors caused an irresistible and highly addictive combination that you now find in most junk foods.

The article also said the these chemicals activate the same part of the brain as cocaine, but it is much harder to kick than other drugs because it is so ever-present and hidden in so many ordinary food products.

After Storm told me this, I happened to make this recipe above for Yarrow, my five year old and I. As I licked every last bit off the plate I really couldn’t imagine anything artificial tasting better.

Of course, we had one of those big juicy Hass avocados that was as perfect as an avocado can get. Used half of that. Added a tablespoon of rich, dark, raw carob powder from Earth Family Food. And then 1 tablespoon of raw honey from Y.S. Organic Bee Farms.

Just mashed that all together and stirred it up, and ate it with a smile because it was doing me no harm!

Sometimes getting the best ingredients nature has to offer can trump the guys in the lab!

In Joy!
Jinjee
http://TheGardenDiet.com

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13 Responses to 3 Ingredients for Bliss

  1. Darla says:

    Sounds yummy can’t wait to try it! thank you for the yummy easy to make recipes.

  2. Sandy says:

    I’ve made something similar in a date/raisin/cashew/walnut crust.
    it was a whole pie calling for 8 avos. It was terriffic.
    You can also add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg or other sweet spices to it.

  3. Donna says:

    I made this recipe, and when I tried my first bite I wasn’t too impressed. I also wasn’t very hungry, so I put the rest in the refrigerator. Later I ate it and thought I had died and gone to heaven! I think refrigeration made all the difference. I’m already planning to surprise my relatives with it at Thanksgiving.

  4. Mary Ann says:

    No more craving chocolate. This is good. Thanks

  5. Tamara says:

    Great! Recipe looks simple. Going to try it. Thanks Jinjee!

  6. Barbara Lowell says:

    I love this with a dash of organic vanilla extract from frontier … also will try with coconut extract. I cannot believe how good this is, I’m not crazy about carob but with the avocado it is simply wonderful and if you make it really creamy with some water added and beat it real smooth to get air into it, it tastes like a mousse!

  7. Jinjee says:

    Absolutely!

  8. Marie Nadine says:

    Jah love Jinjee. Do you think I could substitute organic dates for the honey? Thanks. And.blessed love.

  9. Angela says:

    If I had to guess what the pie crust is….It’s probably dates and almonds (or some other nuts) processed in the food processor. Then pressed into a form. Really yummy.

  10. Barbara Lowell says:

    I was looking for something to use my carob powder so thanx. I can’t imagine this tasting good so this will be an adventure for me!

  11. Elisabeth says:

    same question, this pie crust, what it is made of ?

    thank you to give us simple combinations I appreciate a lot.
    I think that make a little portion and ask myself what could I use to get more volume
    and keep it delicious without using fat.

    Elisabeth from France

  12. Heidi says:

    That was my question too.

  13. PJ says:

    In the picture, the pudding looks like it is in a pie crust! What is giving it that look?

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