I don't have a dehydrator, so most of the time, I use the cooked options. But these next two don't get dehydrated anyway, so they don't have a cooked option. I mean, one's a smoothie, so if I cooked that, I think people might look at me funny. But I was excited to finally make things that are actually raw from Practically Raw.
First thing is the Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie. I omitted the optional dates, but put a couple drops of stevia in there, which wasn't one of her listed substitutions, but what can I say, I'm incorrigible. Speaking of being incorrigible, I also added some chia seeds into it (cuz why not?), and put a spoonful of the chocolate PB2 (cuz yum!). Have you heard of PB2? I hate to be one of those people raving about a "diet product," but this is different, because if, like me, you're obsessed with peanut butter but you resent its high fat content, you'll love this stuff. It's powdered peanut butter--just add water. It tastes just the same as normal peanut butter, but it has 85% less fat (as its packaging proudly proclaims) because it's slow-roasted and pressed to remove the oil. And it freaking comes in chocolate. If you can resist throwing some into this fruit/cocao smoothie, you're a stronger human than I.
I also made the Famous Five-Minute Blondies, using cashews instead of macadamia nuts and a mix of walnuts and pecans instead of straight-up walnuts. Ummmm, I can see why these are "famous." It's as easy to make them as it is easy for Mitt Romney to make what you earn in a year in one day! Plus, it takes supernatural strength to just eat one serving.
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Also, you may be wondering what the heck the fruit in the picture of the blondies has to do with anything. Nothing, OK! I'm just trying to experiment with taking nicer pictures, shut up!