Monday, February 4, 2013

healthy chocolate peanut butter "pudding"

you know those days
when 3 o'clock rolls around,
your stomach's rumbling
and you're fighting the urge to down an entire bag of chocolate chips?

yea, i get those days more often than i'd like to admit
especially now with the girlies around;
since i don't often get a decent lunch in
and my blood sugars go all wonky
so that i end up craving something sweet
when what i really need is real food

and while this is far from a real, wholesome meal
it does dole out a hefty dose of protein
and satisfies my sweet tooth
in one fell swoop
it's like pulling a bait and switch on yourself for your own good!

you really do have to try this,
it's possibly be my best "raid the pantry / fridge" snack to date
and it's so simple, i wouldn't even call it a "recipe" (double bonus!)
healthy chocolate peanut butter "pudding"

1/3 cup nonfat greek yogurt
1 scoop vanilla protein powder 
(I used Trader Joe's brand, leftover from being preggo!)
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp agave nectar
a twist or two of Trader Joe's Sugar, Chocolate and Coffee Bean grinder (optional)

- dump all ingredients except the sugar/chocolate/coffee bean bits into a mini prep and blend until combined, stopping to scrape down sides if necessary

- top with ground sugar/choc/coffee mixture

tada - that's it!  it turns out super velvety and smooth, almost like a mousse (but not quite thick enough to pass for one) and tastes like peanut butter cup heaven. 

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