Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipe

This delicious Chocolate & Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie can be made low fat with low sugar or if you decide to be a little naughty … you can make the smoothie on full cream milk and use honey for your sweetener.  Either way, it’s sure to be a big hit not only because it’s a healthy alternative to the usual smoothie you buy at the store, but because it’s so big on taste that kids and adults alike LOVE IT!  This fabulous little recipe makes a great protein treat on a warm day.

You will find this recipe at a fantastic food blog called Hot Polka Dot which is the cutest name for a blog (in my opinion!) along with her beautiful photography (especially the polka dot cloth!)  Be sure to check out Lindsey’s other recipes.  They’re amazing! (So is the photography!)

Enjoy … Cheers!

 

Chocolate & Fruit Kebabs

Chocolate & Fruit Kebabs (Chocolate Dipping Sauce)

Oh my!   Check out these Chocolate and Fruit Kebabs (Chocolate Dipping Sauce) which are super easy to make (kids will have so much fun with these) and the ingredients are simple and can be varied according to whatever is in season in your part of the world.   To make this a sugar free and/or low fat recipe, substitute your chocolate with a light or low fat cream and a fine quality sugar free chocolate.  One word springs to mind thinking of these and that is … DEEEEELICIOUS!

This fabulous little recipe is originally by Cynthia Black and the photography by Andrew Lehmann.

Cut up a variety of small pieces of assorted fruit (depending what is in season in your part of the world) pears, bananas, oranges, strawberries, grapes, apples and thread an assortment of pieces onto each skewer (bamboo are easy to find in the store)

300ml pouring cream

1 tsp of grated orange rind (can be omitted altogether if not a fan of orange rind)

1 tbsn orange juice

250gm block of chocolate (dark or milk chocolate works)

Combine the cream, orange rind and orange juice in a small saucepan.  Bring just to the boil, then gently add the milk chocolate (already broken up).  Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for a few minutes until all of the chocolate is melted.  Stir the sauce until smooth, then pour the warm sauce into a bowl.  Serve immediately!

Dip and Enjoy!

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

These Chocolate Dipped Strawberries taste even better than they look, especially if strawberries are in season and they’re the sweetest and juiciest ones you can find.  Chocolate covered strawberries make a perfect treat! Plus such a simple recipe too and low in calories!  Of course, it’ll depend on the chocolate you use *winks*

You’ll find this essential little recipe right here at Gina’s Skinny Recipes.  Gina has a fantastic range of recipes which are all low fat and great for the whole family!  Her pictures also make your mouth water, so be sure to check out Gina’s site for a real low fat treat.