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Increase your Fruits & Veggies with an Everyday Cacao Valentine

Friday, February 15, 2013


This was yesterday's blog: 361 calories for a special, beautiful blossom of a valentine.

Now THIS is a Daily Cacao Valentine for your health:

I gave it to myself for breakfast this morning. 289 delicious and healthy calories. Start with a bed of 1 cup spinach. Mix 1/2 cup Chobani Nonfat Greek Yogurt with 1 teaspoon dry cocoa powder, sweetener packet, and vanilla if desired. Spoon on top of the spinach in a mound. Arrange 1 cup strawberries in blossom fashion as in the top picture, except the mound is smaller. Sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon cacao nibs and 1/2 ounce walnut pieces.

This is perfect for an everyday breakfast or lunch. If you can afford the calories, please substitute 1-2 teaspoons of honey or maple syrup for the sweetener.

I supplemented my everyday Cacao Valentine with a smoothie of spinach, swiss chard, almond breeze, frozen banana, and frozen cherries. Add the Everyday Cacao Valentine and I totaled 6 Fruits and Veggies for breakfast. That's amazing! (542) calories for breakfast

See yesterday's blog for info about Cacao Nibs.

I make my Nutrition Tracker public if you are interested in how I am going to incorporate 15 servings of fruits and vegetables into today's meals:

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POPSY190 2/16/2013 2:33AM

    Thank you. I just ordered some cacao nibs and I can't wait to try some of your ideas for using them.

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ANGEL1066 2/15/2013 10:44PM

    sounds yummy! i'll try it on my dh.

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LESLIELENORE 2/15/2013 1:59PM

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LAURAAT 2/15/2013 11:24AM

    Very intersting, spinach and strawberries and cacao - never would have thought of that combo! Thanks so much for sharing. I especially like the smoothie idea. :)

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CHRISTINASP 2/15/2013 10:07AM

    Looks nice! You MUST be in a warm climate to have frozen stuff for breakfast! :)

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