A girl's gotta have chocolate, right? I mean, right next to pearls and diamonds, I'm pretty sure chocolate is a girl's best friend.
Even though I try to make smart food choices all day long, I always ensure that I have a few calories left over to spend on some chocolate. It's my night time treat that always ends a day just perfectly.
Since chocolate isn't know for its nutritional qualities, I've concocted a few ideas that make healthy chocolate taste super creamy! And...here they are.
Banana Chocolate Shake
-peel one banana and cut into bite sized pieces.
-put in a zip lock back and freeze overnight.
-In a blender, combine the frozen banana and 1 c. soy chocolate milk (this is what I use, but fat free milk with 1 tbsp of chocolate mix works just as well)
-Mix until well blended and serve immediately!
-DELISH! (and under 200 calories!)
the frozen banana is really creamy and has an ice cream texture which makes it really decadent. If I'm eating it for breakfast or after a workout, I usually add a teaspoon or two of peanut butter for some extra protein. But, if it's just a night time snack, I leave the p.b. out. You can also freeze it for 2-3 hours after blending and the consistency becomes thicker.
-I take a 100 calorie cup of pudding and put it in the freezer for about 4 hours. It is the perfect consistency and just thick enough to resemble ice cream. Plus, it takes longer to eat, so I don;t scarf it down. If you freeze it for too long and it is super hard put it in the microwave for 30 seconds on power level 8 and it will be good to go!
These are two of my favorite stand-bys when the chocolate bug gets me but I don't want to splurge. It tastes like splurging, without all the calories and fat!
If you try them, let me know what you think...