Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino got nothing on these bad boys!

Guys… Just look at this beautiful creation I some how successfully created (well successfully followed a recipe and executed properly…)

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RIGHT?! Aren’t they just the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen? Okay, I’m kidding, but for real they GORGEOUS! AND taste even better than they look!!!

Let me tell you how I got here… to this point of excitement and this beautiful dessert.

Well it all started with those damn, limited-time offer, Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappucinnos… I wanted to try one SO BAD. LET ME STOP YOU RIGHT THERE THOUGH… YES! I know how god damn bad they are for you, and how they are diabetes waiting to happen. Don’t play the “Oh, I would never drink that, have you heard how much sugar is in one of those drinks?” or “I have no desire to try one, I would rather eat my calories!” God, SHUT THE FUCK UP!! I just want a pretty fucking drink, alright? And just so you know, I honestly would have ordered a small or tall or whatever the fuck they’re called, I wouldn’t even want to or be able to finish the whole thing and thirdly, WHO THE FUCK CARES!? I just wanted a pretty drink, that I could figure out a way to VEGANIZE and show to the world that it is in fact POSSIBLE!!!

Anyways… I sadly didn’t get the chance to consume the un-believable amount of sugar-pretty-colorful drink. So my next thought was to create it my self. Days went by where I would think up how I was going to do it…. Well I ain’t no fucking chef, and honestly one of the things I SUCK the most at making…. believe it or not… is a god damn tasty smoothie/iced drink/whatever you wanna call it drink… So the idea of making a post-worthy… remotely drinkable drink sorda got a whole lot less exciting. (cause lets be honest; at that point, after going through the hassle of buying all the ingredients, making the damn thing, and making a damn mess, I wasn’t about to fucking pour that down the drain!)

I kind of gave up until a friend of mine sent me a pin…. AND THAT WAS IT. I saw these rainbow colored, beautiful dessert with the label VEGAN right above it… I was sold. I had to make them. It was maybe 4 days after I saw that post that I sat at work preparing my shopping list cause that evening I was gonna slay them bad boys! 😉

And boy, I slayed em good… Hahah…

Honestly, I thought I was going to mess up. And I almost did. If I hadn’t made the decision to use my spring-loaded pans (or whatever they are called), well I don’t think they would have came out as beautifully. Maybe if I had parchment paper… but I didn’t… Also I didn’t have the right size of pan for the recipe so I had to double somewhere… I didn’t have enough cashews to make two of the filling part but luckily had JUST ENOUGH extra dates lying around so I could whip up a extra portion of the base… In the end it worked out perfectly!

These will be my new go to “bring a dessert dish”!

 

I had the hardest time making that first cut… but I had to see inside! Aren’t they just beautiful! Specially for this girl!! Anyways, check out the recipe!!! I WISH I could create such amazingness!

CLICK BELOW TO CHECK OUT CRAZY VEGAN KITCHENS’ AMAZING RECIPE!!

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SHIT IS ABOUT TO GET REAL MY FRIENDS!!

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I have to be honest with all of you… I feel as though I haven’t been 100% myself or honest with everyone. When I started up my instagram account, @lighten.up3, I wanted it to be about my new vegan lifestyle, my family, my fur-babies, my friendships and my weight loss journey…  Though that is all I really post about on my page, I’ve been forgetting one key thing I wanted to stay true to… and that was to post the good side AND the not to good side of my life.  Actually, I think I’ve forgotten to stay true to myself all together.

I’m done pretending to be someone else, or trying to be like others. I am done trying to be perfect!

Want to know the real me? The real me hardly wears make up now and I hardly do my hair, so the selfies you see are of the days I actually have to go out and be presentable… I honestly don’t have that many friends and the friends I do have I barely see because I am obsessed with being at home and have anxiety parting with ‘ME’ time. I’m not a very organised person, in fact I’m quite possibly the least organised person I know.. ugh! I don’t think I am as happy as I portray on social media, life is tough, life is also great but yeah, it’s also really fucking tough sometimes… I don’t have the attention span to take wonderful pictures of food nor the attention to detail so be ready for some sub-par food pics (because although many make fun of people who takes pictures of their food, I like to because seeing pictures of what others ate helped me along my journey so maybe I can do the same). I certainly am vegan and damn proud of it, that will never change. I am SO in love with my husband but we most definitely have our moments and arguments (but that shit you don’t need to see). I adore my fur-babies but because I made them their seperate account (yes, I’m obessed- wanna see? @theoverbites) I find I don’t post about them on my page, that’s going to have to change. I am on a weight loss journey, or do I even really want to call it that anymore? I’m so over ‘loosing weight’. I just want to achieve health and happiness, but for me to be happy that means, a bit of weight must be lost and so I will continue to call it a weight loss journey (for now)… I am loosing weight but it’s not as fast as most people would wish for it to be but that’s something I’ll be sharing with you more because you know why? Because, that shit’s fucking real. AND I’M OKAY WITH THAT!

I was starting to get so sick of instagram/posts I was seeing and was almost at the point of wanting to delete my account… but then I thought about all the awesome people I have met and who I follow on there, that I would honestly be sad to let it go. So why should I have to delete my account just because I was sick of the lies and the not-so-genuine posts/accounts on instagram? Instead I will stand against it and I will do my own thing.

This post right here, is my promise to all of my friends, ‘friends’, loved ones, followers, relatives (Ha who am I kidding, they wouldn’t read my shit!), my social media buddies (love you guys!), and to my self, that I am going to cut the fucking crap! I am DONE with all the bull shit, fake-ass, poser-ass shit social media drives us to be. I did what I said I wasn’t going to do and I AM DONE!!

So here’s to posting less fake-ass bull shit and some more fresh & for real shit!

That’s all I got for you today.

 

Love,

Denise