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Peruvian Superfoods: Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

//Peruvian Superfoods: Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

Peruvian Superfoods: Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

- June 8, 2015


Simply Eating Free!

LOW RDark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

 

Chocolate is something that is enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Whether you enjoy it in hot chocolate or as a simple snack, it’s hard to say no to this beautiful ingredient. Probably one of the most popular dessert options that uses chocolate is ice cream. Here I make frozen yogurt using chocolate, a derivative of the cacao plant. Studies have shown that cacao acts as a natural appetite suppressant and can help reduce food cravings and aid weight loss. Full of antioxidants, it also helps prevent inflammation, making it a heart healthy ingredient. This recipe combines the health benefits of cacao and Greek yogurt to give yourself a delicious and healthy dessert that you can feel great about.

*Although it is a lower calorie treat, you should always remember to watch the portion size.

Serves 8   Serving Size: 1/2 Cup

Ingredients
1 cup milk 1% (or milk of choice)
½ cup agave nectar
1 cup cacao powder, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups 2% Greek yogurt plain

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until evenly combined. Cover and refrigerate for one to two hours.

Then prepare according to your ice-cream maker manufacturer instructions.

 

For more recipes using Peruvian superfoods, visit here.

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