Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Chocoholic Diet Dilemma

My amazing little friend, I'll call her Bonina, had a big dilemma today with regards to dieting and chocolate - she just doesn't seem to think she will be able to stay away! 

We all have this problem, especially us ladies, you know what I mean ;) How do we possible leave the chocolate and stay on route? This is just as hard for me, I have a major sweet tooth especially after dinner. The secret is: have your chocolate! You must be thinking is this chick crazy?! I am not, but I do have the answer on how you can have your chocolate and not break your carb, calorie or Fat bank.

So let's think about this logically, what do we crave? We crave the taste of chocolate and there are ways to get around that....

So let me share with you a few of my secrets, what I do to stay sane and satisfy my inner chocoholic.

1. Sugar free, fat free Hot Chocolate

Those of you who love dark chocolate, this is sure to curb the cravings.

1 Heaped teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa (I use Trumps brand)
125 ml Skim milk
125 Boiling water
Sweetener to taste (Try and use a brand that is aspartame free)

Mix the Boiling water and Cocoa till dissolved
Add the milk and heat in microwave
Add your sweetener to taste


It's simple and tasty

Add a teaspoon of coffee for a Cafe Mocha vibe :)

2. Chocolate Protein Smoothie

The same vanilla Whey Protein can get pretty boring, so here is how I spruce mine up and make it into a delicious treat.

1 Scoop Pure Whey Protein (go for a proper brand that has little carbs and other crap added, the wrong kind of Whey can be a fat trap with loads of sugar and fillers)
1 Heaped teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa (I use Trumps brand)
1 Tablespoon sugar free peanut butter (If desired, gives a nice taste and excellent for a per-workout energy boost)
5 Tablespoons fat free yogurt (Vanilla, Strawberry - Whatever flavor you want to throw at it)
1 Cup Ice
100 ml Water - You can add more or less depending on how you want the consistency
1 Sachet Sweetener to taste (Try and use a brand that is aspartame free)

Throw all this into your blender and blend!

Voila a nommy treat

Add a few Goji berries to pack the antioxidant punch, add some berries in the summer for a delicious chocolate strawberry shake - Just watch the fruits though, they still have sugar in them, it might not be refined, but it's sugar.

3. Weighless Chocolate Mouse

I mean, You just add water and beat! Sooooooo easy, chocolaty and fantastic!

4. Sugar free chocolate instant pudding!

Just add skim milk and beat - Hellloooooo. Why do you need to have a chocolate with all that fat and sugar, you can get your fix right here. For those who think this sugar free stuff will taste crap - just first try it please and then make your judgment. IT's obviously not the "real" thing, but you have to compromise and if you are not willing to make such a little compromise, you're not in it to win it!

5. Surf the net!

Finally Ladies, you all know how to surf the net and there are hundreds of awesome recipes out there - use them, use the tools out there, make it work!

But because I am awesome, here are just a few links - just a few, cause you also have to do some of the effort ;)




Happy healthy cooking lovelies!

1 comment:

  1. Awsome, thanks so much, will use these for sure :)