If there are some fruits in this recipe you don’t like, feel free to substitute them with another type of fresh fruit.
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, halved
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
- 2 bananas, sliced
- 2 cups seedless grapes, halved
- 1 (8 ounce) container plain or vanilla yogurt
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and gently combine with a spatula. Serve with low-fat milk
This is a simple and delicious idea for a quick, easy and healthy breakfast.
- 3/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese, or substitute low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 cup pineapple chunks, peaches or papaya
- 2 teaspoons toasted wheat germ
Place the cottage cheese in the bottom of a small bowl–clear glass is best for appearance. Add the fruit of your choice and then top with a sprinkle of wheat germ. This little breakfast is sure to give you a great boost in energy for your busy morning.
Whole Wheat Healthy Pancakes
These tasty pancakes are made with 100% whole wheat which provides you with a large portion of your daily fiber needs.
- 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup buttermilk powder
- 5 tablespoons dried egg whites
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flaxseed meal
- 1 cup nonfat dry milk
- 1/2 cup wheat bran, or oat bran
- 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all the dry ingredients together in one bowl and all the wet ingredients in another. Once they are each well mixed, combine them together in a larger bowl and whisk until almost completely smooth. Don’t let any lumps bother you, they will even out when you cook them. In a non-stick pan add about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Once cooked, top with fresh fruit or maybe some low-fat whipped cream.
Whole Wheat Cereals
Yes, whole wheat cereals are fine to eat for breakfast on the Chocolate Diet. You want to stick to the non-sweetened kind. In other words, get Shredded Wheat and not Frosted Shredded Wheat. Eat your cereal with low-fat or skim milk and add some bananas, strawberries or other fresh fruit to the bowl for a flavor boost. This is a great quick meal for those on the go.
Regardless of what you eat, you have to eat breakfast and these four ideas are fantastic ways to stick to your diet while not sacrificing flavor in your food. Remember, the Chocolate Diet is all about being healthy, making smart choices and facing your cravings.