Chocolate Yogurt Supreme

As we charge headlong towards 2013 I’ve been thinking about what you need most to get you on-board the *SANE train, and then keep you rolling on down the tracks.  A while back I asked you what you needed via Facebook, and then posted the results here.  I thought it was high time I checked back to see how I was doing.

  • You needed breakfasts – quick breakfasts that are not smoothies; and breakfasts that don’t involve eggs.  I’ve added 5 more breakfasts since then, 3 of them without eggs.  I did also add 4 smoothie recipes for those of you who needed a hand getting your veggies in.
  • You needed desserts – healthy desserts.  I’ve added 5 more desserts.
  • You needed more ways to eat more veggies.  Also see here.  I’ve added a couple more veggie dishes.
  • You needed lunches – quick, portable lunches.  Also see here.  I’ve added 6 more, but many are soups.  I’ll work on more non-soup options, although soups are a fantastic way to cram loads of extra veggies into your day.
  • You needed snacks – plus snacks with protein that do not involve nuts or seeds.  MUST TRY HARDER!
  • You needed things that crunch.  I added a couple here and here.
  • You needed seafood dishes.  I’ve added an extra seafood dish, but will work on more.  We love seafood!
  • You needed dairy-free dishes.  They’re there – I just need to go and categorize them so you can find them easily.  I will do this, this week!
  • You needed bread.  I have yet to make you actual SANE bread, but I did add 5 baked goods recipes for you, which hopefully bridges the bread gap in the meantime.

I also have 16 posts in the wings with new recipes that I’ll post over the coming weeks.  So how am I doing?  How are YOU doing?  Your feedback is always super helpful in shaping what I create and post.  We’re in this together, dear readers.  Keep it coming!

Today I thought I’d post you a super-simple, super-SANE recipe that you can use in all sorts of situations, and would work for breakfast, a snack, lunch, or dessert, and can be paired with all sorts of other things.  Chocolate Yogurt Supreme

Yogurt.  We eat a veritable boat-load of non-fat Greek Yogurt because it’s a fantastic source of protein and it is so stinkin’ versatile.  But honestly, plain Greek yogurt can get a wee bit boring after a while.  What better, then, than Chocolate Yogurt?  What’s better is that I amped it up to be even *SANEr for you.  Jonathan will be proud.  This is just enough for one, but I usually make a big batch once a week and keep it in the ‘fridge so I can dip in at any time for some instant {chocolate} gratification.  Love that.  LOVE.

If you’re not a huge fan (or a fan at all) of plain Greek yogurt, this might be a way to turn your head and have you falling in love with the stuff.  I’ve taken the tang out and made it taste of chocolate.  If you’re having trouble weaning your children (or yourself!) off regular store-bought fruit or flavored yogurt, this could be exactly the trick up your sleeve that you need.

I made this to go with the Chocolate Hazelnut Granola that I’ll be posting next – together they make a fabulous chocolate-fest to kick-start your day; but I am sure you’re already thinking of a dozen ways you could use this Chocolate Yogurt to get you on the fast-track to *SANEity.

Choo-choo!!

Chocolate Yogurt Supreme
Author: Carrie Brown | www.carriebrown.com
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup / 4 fl oz. non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 TBSP sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1 oz. / 28g chocolate whey powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt (measure – you don’t want too much!)
  • Xylitol or equivalent sweetener to taste
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, stir the yogurt and syrup together.
  2. In 3 or 4 batches sieve the cocoa powder and whey powder into the bowl with the yogurt and stir between each addition until completely smooth.
  3. Add the salt and xylitol or sweetener to taste and stir well.
Notes
If you’re wondering about that little bit of salt in there – it takes away the tangy taste of the yogurt. Some people don’t like Greek yoghurt because of that. If you like the tang, leave the salt out. I like the tang usually, but not so much with the chocolate in it.

Here’s the bulk recipe:

  • 4 cups / 2 lb / 900g non-fat Greek Yogurt (1 large Trader Joe’s carton)
  • 8 tbsp sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • 8 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 8 oz. / 225g chocolate whey powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Xylitol or equivalent sweetener to taste

Follow instructions as per single recipe.  Store in airtight container in the ‘fridge.

 

 

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  • Pen Curry - Looks lovely. I must buy some sugar free syrup. What sweetener is ok in sugar free sweeteners? I’ve been looking at Da Vinci, and they have Splenda in. ThanksReplyCancel

    • carrie - Pen – I use Torani sugar-free syrups, which use sucralose (Splenda brand). It is the last ingredient on the ingredients list, so the amount in there is extremely small. Sucralose is very heat-stable so works well in baked goods. JB and I would always advocate a natural sugar substitute over an artificial one, but in this case the quantity in the syrup and the amount of syrup I use in the recipes is so small that I am OK with it. If I find a sugar-free syrup that uses a natural sugar substitute I will certainly try it out.ReplyCancel

  • Gary Potter - I love what you two are doing w/SSS!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - When you say sugar free chocolate syrup, are you suggesting artificial sweeteners?ReplyCancel

    • carrie - Hi Tracy – I use Torani’s brand which has sucralose in it, which is an artificail sweetener. Wherever possible we use natural sweeteners, but I have yet to find sugar-free syrups with natural sweeteners in. Sucralose is the smallest ingredient in the the syrups and the amount of syrup you use in these recipes is very small, so the amount you are ingesting is tiny. Feel free to leave it out and use extra xylitol, or I believe there is a liquid Stevia (?) instead. You would have to figure out the amount of liquid stevia to use, and you would not get the added chocolate flavor. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • allisol - I have been meaning to try this for awhile and today I took the plunge. WOW! That’s some intense chocolate! And tons of protein! It’s really good, too. It’s almost more like a mousse. I only added a little stevia to try and take the tang out but even without the stevia it’s TASTY! It needs a crunch, so I’ll put in some nuts next time. And even though it’s not a huge quantity, it really filled me up. I had a hard time finishing it because it was so intense and filling. It certainly did not leave me wanting anything else to eat, so I guess that’s the point.

    BTW I have really found that the baker’s cocoa is so good for my blood sugar. I have it in my shake every morning and it just seems like my body really responds well to it. That stuff is like gold!

    Thank you so much for these awesome recipes. I am so grateful you can do all the trial and error for me.ReplyCancel

    • carrie - YAY! WE love Chocolate Yogurt :-) JB says cocoa is the bomb, so you’re in good company.ReplyCancel

  • allisol - Carrie, I’ve been thinking about this snack all day (I know, I need a life). It has so much protein and so filling, it’s just such a good option. Are there any other flavors you can whip up? I’m thinking mint, lemon, banana, a berry, etc. I know the cocoa powder is part of the goodness, but variety is the spice of life! And if I am going to eat this 2x a day, I’m going to need some variety after awhile! :)ReplyCancel

  • allisol - I did a bad thing. In my attempt to add crunch, I added chocolate chunks. YIKES! I was looking for nuts and ran across a bag of these from a holiday baking fest. I threw a handful into my yogurt and I must say it was all kinds of deliciousness. That crunch just added such a nice flavor and the sweetness from the chocolate was awesome.

    I will not make it a habit, but maybe it will become a treat. I need to find a good crunch that’s not so inSANE, though. Would those chocolate nubs you mentioned in your pudding recipe (the ones I never found) work for this purpose?

    XOXOReplyCancel

    • carrie - Ah, Allison…it was not bad, it was just a little inSANE :-) If you have a chunk habit, don’t fight it but do find the highest cocoa % ones you can and use those. Or cocoa nibs. Or, hang tight for the Chocolate Granola that will be popping up on Tuesday evening / Wednesday morning.ReplyCancel

  • allisol - Today I had walnuts in my chocolate yogurt. Much more sane and really quite tasty. I can’t wait for your chocolate granola. I LOVE granola.

    This yogurt reminds me of my favorite dessert my mom used to make. It was a mexican torte and had layers of sour cream and semi sweet chocolate in between flour tortillas. The tang of the greek yogurt and the chocolate have those same flavors. So it’s feels like a real treat to me.ReplyCancel

  • Armand Wells - Hi Carrie,
    Bread, we need bread. Waiting for a sandwich with SANE bread. Thanks,
    ArmandReplyCancel

  • Kim - This is yummy!!
    I used what I had at home. Didn’t
    have any choclate syrup. I added powdered peanut butter, raw organic cacao powder, vanilla protein powder, 1/4 t. Xylitol, & salt to the Greek yogurt. Topped with raw pepitas. Delicious!! Thank you Carrie!! This hit the spot!!ReplyCancel

  • Samara (TheGymCoach) - Hi Carrie! I work with Jonathan and he has sent me to your site. It’s so great. I am wondering what you have up your sleeve for KIDS and specifically KID LUNCHES they can take to school (and not get laughed at )… Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Carrie,
    My pudding was very very thick…consistency of mousse. Now it was delicious and I will definitely be making this again and again…however I’d love a more pudding consistency like your photo.

    My chocolate syrup was very thick and that might have been the culprits. Maybe I should thin it with some water first ?

    I used Beverly UMP choc whey powder and Smuckers sugar free chocolate syrup.

    I appreciate all you do. Next recipe to make is those orange coconut muffins sans frosting…I just love them with a cuppa.

    susanReplyCancel

    • carrie - Hi Susan! I think it was likely the syrup that you used – I use the thin, clear sugar-free syrups used to falvor coffee and other beverages. You could certainly try using half Smuckers and half water instead. There might also be something in the UMP that changes the consistency. Oh the problems with sharing recipes when you can’t all get the exact same ingredients!! THANK YOU for the appreciation!ReplyCancel

  • Matilda - These frozen are just like chocolate paddle pops! Omg so good. I really loved this one frozen.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - This is divine! I have to admit that I am not a big fan of yogurt but this recipe completely transforms it! I’ll have to try freezing it if it every gets warm enough in the UK!ReplyCancel

    • carrie - Cheryl – I have heard it freezes into a an ice pop well, although I haven’t tried it. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie - Okay eating this right now. Love the pudding texture. But there is sine grit to it. Thinking the xylitol? I think I used too much. This is my first time using xylitol and I used a tbsp. What is your “to taste? “ReplyCancel

    • carrie - Hi Stefanie – it can only be the xylitol making it gritty. Xylitol does not dissolve quickly and easily like regular sugar. As I recall my “to taste” is the same as Kim – 2 tsp. Start small and work your way up is a good way to go. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Stefanie,
    I use 2 teaspoons :-)ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Delicious! Tastes like a chocolate mouse! Very good!ReplyCancel

  • Cat - Ooh the salt tip is so useful! I’m always disappointed that yoghurt and chocolate don’t work together as well as I hope, but I think this is the solution! I will definitely be trying this! Pinned ;)ReplyCancel

    • carrie - Cat – increase the salt in very small amounts until you get it how you want it. Salt is magical if you know how to use it!ReplyCancel

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  • Linda Markert - Why do you say no eggs? And why not full fat yogurt? I think both contain good fats and protein.ReplyCancel

    • carrie - Hi Linda – some people cannot eat eggs and non-fat yogurt has more protein in than full-fat. Hope that helps!ReplyCancel

  • Mika - Mine came out very “mousse-like” so I added some unsweetened almond milk (didn’t have any sugar-free choco syrup). I added some frozen blueberries, crushed nuts and chia seeds, sugar free Torani vanilla syrup and it came out yummy. Great tip with the salt:)ReplyCancel

  • Karen G - Absolutely love this. I used Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup. It too has sucralose in it, so if you ever find one that has a natural sweetener, I hope you let us know. It is a thick syrup so it was a thick consistency, but I loved it that way. Also I left out the additional sweetener. I can see eating this often for a snack…so filling. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Allie - I read Smarter Science of Slim and have just started this whole process and am SO THANKFUL for your recipes. One question: where recipes call for just regular “chocolate or vanilla whey powder,” can you substitute the chocolate or vanilla UMP protein powder that is recommended for some recipes? Not sure what the difference is (tho I have noticed that the vanilla UMP is very sweet). Many thanks!ReplyCancel

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  • Wren - I’m wondering if this product would be a good substitute for the chocolate syrup? I’m just very against sucralose products no matter how small. This is a chocolate stevia
    http://www.bulkapothecary.com/product/supplements/natural-foods/dark-chocolate-liquid-stevia-2-oz/?gclid=CLuxwtOjxMECFQktaQodfDEACwReplyCancel

  • amanda - why the artificial sweetener syrup? Why not just use. Bit more cocoa powder and stevia or other approved sweetener?

    I’m new to sane but excited about the potential and very grateful for this site as it makes things a lot more doable. Guidelines help like training wheels for a bike. Thank you.ReplyCancel

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