Fighting Lyme Disease is hard. You have both physical pain and a lot of muscle weakness to deal with. So it is easy to gain weight and harder to lose it. I've been working with a great physical therapist since my surgery in December. But it's clear that I have a long road to go.
This week sucked. And I really wanted to turn to a box of chocolates and a latte to cheer me up. However, I didn't want to ruin my efforts to lose a few more pounds. The weight is hard on recovering muscles and tendons.
However, Slimming World‘s people were really cool and sent me this chocolate cup recipe that found all of my favorite flavors for a great feel better treat.
Mocha, vanilla and chocolate cups
Time: 15 minutes, + 1-2 hrs chilling time
6 cartons (5.3oz each) Dannon Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Vanilla yogurt,
or Activia Greek
Light Nonfat Vanilla yogurt
4 tsp no-calorie granulated sweetener ( I prefer honey or agave if you are against artificial sweeteners or have a sensitivity like I do. )
4 tbsp strong black coffee
2 vanilla pods, split lengthwise
2 level tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted, plus 1/2 level tsp for dusting
1. In a bowl, stir together 2 of the yogurts, 2 tsp no-calorie granulated
sweetener and all the coffee.
2. Pour 2 yogurts into another bowl. Scrape seeds
of one vanilla pod into a bowl and mix
well. Reserve pod.
3. Pour remaining 2 yogurts into a third bowl and stir in remaining 2 tsp no-
calorie granulated sweetener, the cocoa powder and seeds from the second vanilla pod. Reserve pod.
4. Divide coffee-yogurt mixture among 4 dessert glasses. Top with a layer of
vanilla-yogurt mixture; add a dollop of cocoa yogurt. Chill 1-2 hours.
To serve, lightly dust each with cocoa powder, then halve reserved vanilla pods to decorate (remove before eating).