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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 345.6
  • Total Fat: 11.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 85.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.4 g
  • Protein: 19.0 g

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Cacao Valentine

Submitted by: BRAVELUTE
Cacao Valentine

Introduction

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
This special treat will keep you on TRACK! And it is 100% anti-angiogenic. And, at least for me, it does NOT launch a major attack of the chocolate binge monster!! That sounds pretty amazing, but we tend to stay clear of food that older people tell us is good for us. I still remember spinach cooked beyond recognition. Trust me. It's delicious!!
345 calories, 12 g fiber, 19 g. protein, 47 g. carbs. 11 g fat.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
This special treat will keep you on TRACK! And it is 100% anti-angiogenic. And, at least for me, it does NOT launch a major attack of the chocolate binge monster!! That sounds pretty amazing, but we tend to stay clear of food that older people tell us is good for us. I still remember spinach cooked beyond recognition. Trust me. It's delicious!!
345 calories, 12 g fiber, 19 g. protein, 47 g. carbs. 11 g fat.

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    3/4 c. no-fat Greek Yogurt, I use Trader Joe's or Chobani because the cultures are the only added ingredients.
    1 Tablespoon honey
    1/2 Tablespoon plain cocoa powder
    2 Tablespoons cacao Nibs

    What's that? What are cacao nibs?? Well, they are the cacao bean chopped up into little niblets. Cacao beans grow on the trunk of the cacao tree, are harvested, fermented and processed into the chocolate you know in your candy, the chocolate you know that awakens that chocolate binge monster.

    Cacao nibs are the whole food before the manufacturers get hold of it. I find mine at my local health food store. They haven't found their way into any grocery I have available yet.

    Cacao beans have more of those healthy things that fight off cancer than any other food. And you get ALL of that in cacao nibs. At least half is lost through processing on the way to your chocolate candy that you crave.

    Want to know more about chocolate and caco beans?
    www.eattodefeat.org/food
    /1410/chocolate.html

Tips

If you're making your breakfast the night before, pack the nibs up in a separate ziplock snack bag. Sprinkle them on when you are ready to eat your breakfast (though you could have this for any meal!)

Another option is to put everything in the blender and make a smoothie. Add the nibs after you pour it out.

The sprigs of fresh mint make a nice garnish, but also are delicious blended into that smoothie.


Directions

If you're in a hurry, combine all except the cacao nibs. Sprinkle the nibs on top and enjoy.

To turn it into something special(like the picture, rinse the strawberries and remove the leaves, cutting a canal across the top. Slice down through the canal to make a Heart shaped slice of strawberry.

Mix the yogurt, honey, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Place in a mound on a plate. Stick the tips of the strawberry slices into the yogurt mound around the base. Move up about a half an inch and continue sticking in the strawberries adding more "petals." Sprinkle with cacao nibs.

Serving Size: 1 serving






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