Oh yes. Come to momma you sweet, sweet cup of delicious whipped chocolate peanut butter magic. Similar to my recent rant about allowing oats back in my diet, I've also come to re-extend a friendly handshake to quality yogurt sources. Greek yogurt is my fave. I particularly stray towards Trader Joe's plain Greek yogurt, as it has a whopping 22g of protein in a cup and is super versatile - whatever flavor I'm in the mood for, I just dress it up accordingly. Drizzle it with some honey and sliced fruit? Great. Add it to a smoothie for extra creaminess? Nailed it. Whisk it with peanut butter and cocoa powder for the most simple yet mind blowing moussey cookie dough-like treat? Witchcraft.
I've been enjoying this for breakfast lately when I'm in a rush (I've been making it in bulk and just grabbing as I go), but it also makes for an awesome dessert when you're craving a little sumthin' sumthin' without wanting to indulge in bombshell of calories and junk. It was the perfect little treat for me when I tuned into the last presidential debate. I don't know....something about watching a monkey in a suit with anger management issues and Tourettes just made me want to drown myself in a kiddie pool full of wine. Sadly, I was out of wine, so taking a dessert break was my alternate move. Inspired to show a little more restraint than Mr. Monkey, I decided that whipping up something a little more nutritious might be a better choice than raiding my chocolate bar cabinet. So I came up with this quick concoction and returned to the fetal position on the sofa. Honestly, I blacked out the last thirty minutes or so of that debate...I think it was because I was so tired from rolling my eyes so hard...either that or my tiny little woman brain wasn't competent enough to keep up.
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp all natural peanut butter
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp honey OR a few drops of stevia extract
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, peanut butter, cocoa powder and honey. It should be a whipped consistency.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Eat as is OR place in the freezer for about 15-20 minutes for a nice cold treat.