Decadent meets skinny….just the way I like it.
I crave sweets daily. So do my kids…..I think most of us do come to think of it. Tasty rewards are something to look forward to….right?? For me everyday mindful lifestyle treats need to be clean, high energy goodies. You guys might think I have gone a bit wacky here, but I tell you…..you gotta try this. Just visualize your favorites. In this treat we have a toasty, warm “cake,” thick & custardy chocolate “mousse” all topped with rich, creamy nutty “butter.”
Yes, I just uttered these three words:
OK, how the heck is Marla gonna make this an “everyday food” and not the infrequent “indulgence food”. Let me interpret this for you, but please stick with me ’cause it’s not what you think.
CAKE= 1/2 toasted sprouted grain English Muffin
MOUSSE=Non-Fat Thick Greek Yogurt with Cocoa powder & Natural Sweetener
BUTTER=Your favorite Nut Butter or Sunflower Seed Butter
If this is a treat for you, your waistline will love you. If this is a treat for your kids….they will yum it up without the inevitable nasty sugar crash. This “cake” makes for a well balanced Mini-Meal or breakfast. Just be mindful of your portions as always. You will walk away from the table feeling like a million bucks, as if you just had a decadent pastry (ha, but you didn’t!)
ALL satisfaction. NO guilt, NO icky blood sugar crashes and NO energy zappers. Really, I promise!
The Ten in ’10 is in it’s second week and participants are seeing great results!! I love watching the daily posts and tweets. We inspire each other to live mindfully with healthy eating, daily exercise, encouragement and accountability. You guys will like this treat, it will help keep y’all in tip top form! Check it out if you have not all ready.
All the components for a healthy, high energy, balanced meal are in this recipe. Click on each ingredient below to read more about the health benefits.
Complex Carbs (Rich with fiber, vitamins and minerals): Sprouted Whole Grains
Lean Protein (Calcium bonus!): Non Fat Yogurt
Healthy Fat (Helps sustain energy & satisfy; nuts have the benefits of healthy fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals):
Natural Nut Butter or Sunflower Seed Butter
Skinny Peanut Butter & Chocolate Mousse “Cake”
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- Whole Grain Bread Choice: 1/2 Toasted Sprouted Grain English Muffin -or- 1 Piece Toasted Sprouted Grain Bread. My favorites are Alvarado and Ezekiel brands. You can visit Ezekiel and Alvarado St. Bakery to see and buy the full range of their sprouted grain products. Just remember to store your sprouted grain bread in the fridge to maintain it’s freshness! I usually buy mine at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.
- 6 oz Marla’s Cocoa Mousse
To make the Mousse:
6 oz Non fat Thick Greek Yogurt
Marla’s Cocoa Paste: about 1 Tbs great quality Cocoa Powder. I use Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and I add Stevia to taste. You can use Honey, Maple or Agave instead.
- Stir yogurt, cocoa powder and sweetener together. Voila! Healthy, yummy Cocoa Mousse!
1 to 2 tbs natural Nut Butter: Use the good stuff, the ingredients in your nut butter should read: Nuts and maybe Salt. You could also make your own!
- Toast your bread
- Top with a dollop of Cocoa Mousse
- Top Mousse with Nut Butter
Add a twist of Salt, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg or Cardamom if you wish. Lately I have been loving some crunchy Fleur de Sel sprinkled on the top. The sweet savory thing is divine!
NOTE: You will have quite a few ounces of mousse left over. Dip your sprouted muffin or finish the mousse off by itself. All of this will satisfy requirements for one Mini Meal.
More Family Fresh Cooking Skinny Treats:
Be kind guys, my photos and writing have come a looooonnggg way in the past few months. Some of these recipes are from when I first launched my blog. I still use ‘em all the time. They are go-to basics. Some of the posts stand to be refreshed cosmetically. Hey in the OC cosmetic upgrades are always in favor!!
Some icy treats:
The layered yogurt parfait is yummy too!