|Almond Coconut Joy Greek Yogurt ~ Do you love Almond Joy candy bars? Then this might just become your new favorite breakfast or dessert. It's like eating a healthy version of an Almond Joy ~ without the guilt. :)|
J brought home a big, booty bag of Halloween candy the other day. I snooped through it & saw some of my favorite candy bars, with Almond Joy at the top of the candy pile. Which got me thinking... I'd like to indulge in the candy laden, spirit of season ~ but at breakfast time, and without the guilt. Then, I turned to my fascination with Greek yogurt as a base for my mix-ins... one cup gives you a high protein start to your day; dark cocoa powder provides antioxidant benefits; almonds are know for their health benefits & coconut flakes taste great. Sounds like a winning combo to me, my ~ Almond Coconut Joy Greek Yogurt ~ was born!!
So, I'm turning my Halloween chocolate candy cravings into a positive spin. I'll be making a lot of Greek yogurt flavor mixes that have the chocolate-candy-taste the kid in me loves. I'm enjoying this breakfast-that-eats-like-a-dessert kick that I'm on & am running with it. But, why limit this little gem to just breakfast? I think it would work great as a lower cal/fat option for dessert, too. :) Let the kitchen, chocolate-candy-flavored, Greek yogurt breakfast/dessert concocting begin!
Almond Coconut Joy Greek Yogurt
- 1 cup plain fat-free Greek Yogurt (or you favorite kind)
- 2 Tbsp dark cocoa powder (or to taste)
- 1 Tbsp coconut flakes
- 1 Tbsp almond slivers (toasted, if preferred)
- 1/2 tsp coconut extract
- 4 packets Equal (or sweetener of choice)
Stir all ingredients together & enjoy!