Low Carbohydrate Recipes
Three tasty chocolate beverages - hot chocolate, a healthful protein packed chocolate shake and a refreshing chocolate frosty treat.
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
1 packet sugar substitute
1/2 cup boiling water
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
Place first 4 ingredients in cup. Add water and cream and stir. Can add a shot of sugar free syrup, if desired. 3 carbs per serving.
Chocolate Protein Shake
1 scoop or packet whey protein powder
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 oz cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 packets Splenda
1 cup water
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon raspberry syrup
6 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix thoroughly, until ice no longer "rattles". Total 10 carbs (8 NET carbs). Serves 2 at 5 carbs each.
1 cup heavy cream
2 packages sugar free cocoa mix
Start whipping heavy cream with mixer. Add vanilla. When soft peaks form, add cocoa mix slowly, and continue beating until hard peaks form (only another 30 seconds or so). Put mixture in freezer. After 30 minutes, stir with fork to break up frozen parts around edges. Keep checking after about 20 to 30 minutes, and stir until it's cold enough and the right consistency. Tastes like a Wendy's Frosty. (Total 16.1 carbs - serves 3@ 5.4 each.)
Did you know?
September 13th is International Chocolate Day.