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.
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