Seeing the weight start to slowly come off, I do know that I want to continue to eat this no-carby way for as long as I can. You know, before I allow my craving for chocolate to totally derail me.
For me, I need to have some sense of a treat. Yes, like a dog. Whatevs…I like dogs.
But treats usually look and taste like chocolate chip cookies or ice cream.
Not really on the menu plan.
sugar-addict girl to do?
I could make a smoothie.
BUT, the thing about smoothies is that they usually have bananas in them.
Now bananas on their own are like, Yeah, you’re good.
But mix them in bread, pudding, fruit salad, smoothies or that disgusting gum flavor, and it’s like, whoa banana, why are you such a bully, taking over the flavor?
Well, I found a shake recipe on againstallgrain.com that curbs that craving for chocolate. It’s not that sweet but the chocolate taste is in full force when you use cacao powder. AND I substituted 1/3 of a pear for the banana. Go pears!
Here’s my take on the recipe. Sure, the honey and pear have some sugar. And the almond butter has fat. But if you are about to take the walk of shame down oreo-alley or smear nutella on your face, this is a filling treat that can satisfy a wicked choco craving, but allow you to look yourself in the mirror the next morning.
- 4 ounces almond milk
- ½ cup crushed ice
- 1/3 of a pear
- 1/4 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 tablespoon raw cacao
- 1 tablespoon almond butter