Recipe: The Perfect Imperfection

Perfectly imperfect.

Being perfect, living in perfection and eating perfectly made desserts exists only on Instagram. In reality, we do not live in a perfect world and the quest for perfection often gets in our way. Here a little recipe towards the perfect imperfection.

In our culture we move relentlessly toward greater emphasis looking perfectly, feeling perfectly and achieving one goal after another perfectly. When we do so, we seem to lose the capacity to wonder, discover and awe. The pursuit of perfection limits our ability to be present and literally robs us of the vitality of life.

This recipe is an invitation to not judge ourselves for our imperfections and to dare to create something that is perfectly imperfect. Ladies and gentlemen reading this post, let me introduce you a no-bake, sugar-free, gluten-free, LCHF Mr Perfect Imperfection.

In the making; crush, pour, freeze, repeat.Then eat.

It’s a perfect recipe for an afternoon pick-me-up, giving you a nice little burst of brain octaine and cacao. I purposefully left out the exact prepping instructions because I’d like to invite you to experiment and to be OK with the result in a shape that won’t be perfect.

Mindful eating of the perfectly imperfect keto cup: stop, notice, enjoy. Left: almond butter, right: pistachio cream filling.

Perfectionists often don’t even start doing because they are worried about the imperfect outcome. They tend to judge themselves and think that other people will judge them too, and that others are somehow better or superior to them, so they need to be without flaw just to catch up. Meanwhile, the closest thing to perfection is in the ability to be fully present. Without any distracting thoughts, measuring or grading ourselves, we’re free to really be in the moment. It’s in that moment that we’re truly alive. So making something you really like – in this case, a dessert – could bring you into the present moment, letting go of the perfection.

PURPOSE
Respond to cravings for perfection with imperfection

INGREDIENTS
Basis
Cacao butter
Brain octane oil – we use the original Bulletproof Brain Octane, because we feel the difference in quality
Raw cacao, unsweetened
Vanilla

Filling
White almond butter (for variation, consider pumpkin seed cream, Lili’s Selection pistachio cream, cashew butter etc.)
Coconut oil
Pistachio, crushed – we use Lili’s Selection because it’s pure and without any additives

INSTRUCTIONS
Mix ‘n’ heat up, cool down, pour in layers, freeze, have a bite. Enjoy. The last step is the most important!

A SIDE NOTE ON CACAO

Categorised as a “superfood,” cacao is rich in nutrients, and has a number of benefits. We love using cacao in our creamy smoothies recipes. Here, some raw cacao facts in a nutshell:

+ 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries
Highest plant-based source of iron
+ Full of magnesium for a healthy heart and brain
+ More calcium than cow’s milk
+ A Natural mood elevator and anti-depressant

A SIDE NOTE ON DESSERTS AND CRAVINGS

Finding yourself craving and coming up with creative excuses as to why it’s OK to reach out for another piece of chocolate? Getting obsessed with these imperfectly keto cups or with any other specific food or drink such as chocolate, glass of wine or coffee? Then consider this as an indicator that you are low on endorphins and your body is seeking to increase it. If you crave things at night, then you might lack serotonin. Imperfectly keto cups will satisfy your craving of the moment but it will not solve the craving challenge. Sometimes, when we are low on endorphins and serotonin, we just need to boost or balance our body’s chemistry and the cravings will disappear.

Enjoy eating and being perfectly imperfect!

 

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