I need chocolate…..I don’t just want it, I need it. Any time I’ve ever tried a new way of eating or a diet, the first thing I’ve done is make sure I can have chocolate in one form or another. I know, its a sickness.
As you know, I started South Beach this week and I was very happy to see that I could still have chocolate – kind of. I can have unsweetened cocoa powder and a sugar substitute – that’s the same right?
I was craving a chocolate milkshake the other night and found a few recipes that I could use on phase one. I found a few and sort of made a mixture….this is what I ended up with:
2 cups skim or low fat milk(I used almond)
1/4 cup part skim Ricotta cheese
2-3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3-4 tsp Stevia or Splenda
1 tsp vanilla extract
Put all ingredients in blender and blend until desired consistency.
I topped it with whipped topping ( no sugar) and I’m not sure if its allowed on this phase, but I wanted it so there it is.
Sorry about the picture, but it was torture trying to get a good pic and I gave up and pigged the whole thing down.
I thought it was pretty good – it made enough for more than one milkshake – not that anyone else in my house would try it. And trust me – you can’t taste the ricotta….it just gives it a thicker consistency. This definitely works when you have a craving for chocolate. I won’t say that it replaces a milkshake…. it kind of turned out like really cold chocolate milk, but hey who’s complaining?