I’m learning that the less I eat sweets or dessert the less I crave them…but I’m not gonna lie…I still get cravings for it! But I think I’m starting to learn how to beat those pesky cravings.
Tonight I had plain yogurt (put in the freezer a while) mixed in with Truvia and a little bit of semi-sweet chocolate chips. Everyone else had cake and ice-cream. I win! Seriously though, it really does help with sugar cravings.
Or else I make a healthy dessert. Like these…
Or maybe my Vegan Vanilla and Strawberry Milkshake...
OR…there’s my latest craving buster is another way to get protein in. Yup…you knew I’d be doing a protein recipe, didn’t cha? I made this recipe a couple days ago for a little sweet to end lunch with. With smaller glasses, it serves 3. It’s coconut and chocolate…and protein. All good, right?
Chocolate Coconut Smoothie
- 1 young coconut, just the meat
- 1 cup raw, unsweetened almond milk*
- 1 tbsp. cocoa
- 3 tbsp. chocolate hemp protein powder**
- 1 ½ frozen bananas
- Pinch sea salt
- 3 packets Truvia (or other healthy sweetener)
- 6 ice cubes
*I used this almond milk recipe
**Or just use original hemp protein powder, doesn’t have to be chocolate flavoured
Whiz all those ingredients into submission. Now what I did for a garnish was dip the rims of the glasses in chocolate syrup and then dipped them again into a bowl of shaved, unsweetened coconut. It’s pretty and elegant…and it gives an extra little coconut flavour with each sip! Enjoy!
Note: This time I didn’t post the nutritional facts like I usually do…the program I use doesn’t understand what young coconut meat is, lol…and I want to make sure that my nutritional info is as accurate as possible. But nutritionally, this is a super healthy recipe…it has your healthy fats, protein, fibre, fruits, and chocolate. To me, that’s pert near to perfect. *smile*
What do you like to pair chocolate with? Raspberries? Nuts? I think the only thing I wouldn’t pair chocolate with would be broccoli. It goes with almost everything, right?
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