I used to be a big fan of Starbucks Chantico cocoa. That is what inspired this cocoa. You can lower the carb count by using Fairlife milk instead if you need to. This goes great with regular whipped cream. Whipped cream is lower in carbs than marshmallows, but make sure it isn’t the low fat versions. Low fat whipped cream has more carbs.
Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
2 T unsweetened cocoa
1/2 t. Corn starch
2 packets Splenda
1/4 t. Cinnamon (I use Viatnamese Cassia Cinnamon)
1 t. Vanilla (I use Mexican)
1 c. Skim milk
1 t. Butter, salted
Mix everything but the butter and milk in saucepan. Add a small amount of milk and blend until powder is desolved. Add rest of milk and butter and stir over medium low heat until butter is melted and mixture is heated (steams). Pour in mug and enjoy!
So I’ve been playing with smoothie recipes. This one is my favorite. You can lower the carb. count by swapping normal skim milk with Fairlife skim milk. I do that when I am tight on carbs. This one is thicker if you drink it right away. I usually take it to work for a morning snack.
Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie
1 cup frozen raspberries (also good with mixed berries)
1 cup skim milk
1 packet Crystal Light lemonade
Mix ingredients together in blender and serve.
So, I’ve been struggling with getting enough fiber in my diet. I need at least 25g of fiber a day to function…preferably 30. I bought All Bran, but hated to eat it with just milk. So I experimented. Here is my first success:
This yummy meal consists of the follow:
Just add all these ingredients in a bowl, stir, and eat. This is a quick meal with low calories and 15 grams of fiber!!! You can probably make it a smoothie, too. I tried it with cinnamon, but I think I like it better without.