I say this every week... but really, can you believe it's Friday again? Already? Let's chat about Chocolate Frozen Yogurt today.
If you look at the history of this blog, you know I'm a fan of sweets. As in, I love sugar. Part of this new diet/lifestyle change is really reducing your sugar intake, and he really wants us to stay away from artificial sweeteners. Bob, I love all of your other suggestions...but this one has been toughest for me. Getting rid of soda/pop - fine, we don't drink it anyway (which impressed my dentist yesterday, btw. Lighten up on the pop for smaller waistlines AND better teeth. Go figure). Have an apple a day? Okay, I heart apples so I can do that. But sugar...? Bobbbbbb...*whine*
I know I have to cut it out though if I want to lose anything, so I did. For the most part. We bought Greek yogurt plain, and I have to put a little Splenda in it. It's just too bitter otherwise for me, as in FULL BODY REJECTION to the taste and texture. Blergh. Makes me shiver just thinking about it.
So when I ran across this pin (actually, I think I pinned it from my sister-in-law. Thanks girl! :) I wanted to give it a try because I really do want to like Greek yogurt. I want to give it a chance and man, did I want some chocolate.
|Rich Chocolate Protein FroYo from Muffin-Topless (haha, love that name)|
I am happy to report - it wasn't bad. At all. In fact, it was pretty dang good. Of course, I made a few modifications... but they're along the same line and idea as Muffin-Topless.
Want to make some? Here's what you'll need.
• 6 oz. (a little less than a cup... I used about half of the container and it was plenty for Mr. LOC and I to share) of Greek Yogurt, plain.
• 2 Tablespoons of baking cocoa• 3 packets of Splenda (I didn't have Stevia... and even though I'm only showing 2 packets, it needed 3)
• A dash of vanilla extract
I added the vanilla extract to the recipe, as it was still lacking after mixing up the other ingredients. If you use the vanilla flavored Greek Yogurt, you can omit this step.
Add the 2 tablespoons of baking cocoa, the three packets of Splenda, and the dash of vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Take out the spoon, cling-wrap it and toss it in the freezer. It's an easy low calorie "dessert" at night!
Hope you enjoy! Let me know how this turned out for you! Spring is just around the corner (thank God). Next week I've got a salad recipe you won't want to miss and another offer for the Etsy store just for my loyal readers! See you then!