I always loved breakfast, being a strong believer that 1) breakfast provides energy for the whole day, and 2) that it allows you to indulge in one or two guilty pleasures such as a piece of dark chocolate, or bowl of cherries. However, your approach to the first meal of the day depends on your goals, lifestyle, and work-schedule. In some cases skipping breakfast could be a highly beneficial strategy for achieving fat-loss.
What sort of situations am I talking about?
People who have just started a fat-loss diet (i.e. untrained or lightly-trained individuals with a body fat percentage of over 30% in females, and over 20% in males);
People who would like to shed fat faster (but not too quickly: there is no magic bullet in holistic nutrition);
Those who have a low-to-no chance of sticking to a very strict diet due to social obligations such as business, travel, dinners out and so on;
People whose bodies have adapted and become resistant to conventional healthy eating schem...
In one of my other chocolate dessert recipes I talked about tempering. By tempering the chocolate I was able to achieve crunchy and glossy chocolate pie crust. Filled with chocolate mousse and topped with raspberries, it could be served up at a dinner party. It's a crowd-pleaser!
Use grease-proof paper for rather than regular paper since it'll easily peel off your chocolate crust once it hardens. Silicone baking moulds work well too.
I know the last couple of days haven’t exactly been hot, but when did it ever stop us wanting to eat ice-cream? I created an ice-cream with the amazing taste and low calories for everyone to enjoy. It’s only made with 7 ingredients. If you don’t have cashew butter, you could replace it with coconut cream.
Yield: 8-10 servings, prep time – 10 minutes, freezing time – 30 minutes, total time – 40 minutes
Total calories per serving: about 120kcal
Protein – about 8g
Carbs – about 15g
Fat – about 4g
½ cup cashew butter
1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
2 scoops vanilla protein
1 scoop chocolate protein
3 bananas, frozen in slices
2 tsp vanilla essence
50g dark chocolate (grated for decoration)
Place frozen banana slices in a food processor and puree until smooth.
Add in the cashew butter, Greek yogurt, protein and vanilla essence and continue to process.