A couple of weekends ago I had a sudden craving for something cold and chocolatey. About five years ago, chocolate soft-serve ice cream would have fit the bill perfectly. Even now, it still sounds so good in my head (childhood favorite, what can you do)… But now that I’m older and wiser, and making healthier choices, I don’t really eat ice cream anymore. Now I get my cold dessert fix with So Delicious coconut milk alternatives (hooray for healthy fats!). But wanting something a little more sustaining than dessert, but just as decadent and delicious, a brilliant thought popped into my head. What would happen if I mixed some raw cacao powder into Greek yogurt? Near heaven is the answer. Whipping in raw cacao changes the texture of the Greek yogurt to almost a mousse or a pudding. So so good. And so so good for me.

For the most part, I try to steer clear of cow products, as the fat in them is harder for your body to break down, and not as good for you. My one exception (picked up while doing Dr. Joshi’s 21 Day Holistic Detox) is Greek yogurt. It’s high in protein, and full of live active cultures.

This is healthy enough for breakfast (as raw cacao is a superfood), even though it tastes like dessert… It  would also make a beautiful dinner-party dessert than you could prepare and put in individual dishes or cups beforehand, and top with a topping of your choice just prior to serving.

Makes enough for 1, easily multiplied

1 cup Greek yogurt (I use FAGE 2%, as it has the lowest sugar and highest protein of all the brands I’ve compared)

2 heaping tsp raw cacao powder

drizzle of raw honey

Toppings of your choice

raw cacao nibs

fresh berries

fresh mint

sliced almonds

a drizzle of local raw honey

toasted and chopped hazelnuts

Measure out Greek yogurt and raw cacao. Add to small bowl and whip together with a fork until cacao is throughly blended through the yogurt.  Add a drizzle of raw honey to taste, and mix again with fork. Spoon into cup(s) or bowl(s) and top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Feel free to come up with your own toppings. I’d love to hear about them and try them out myself!

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