Chocolate for breakfast?! Yes, chocolate for breakfast. There are just certain things that must be incorporated into my daily life in order to maintain results while keeping from feeling deprived or like missing is something from the palate. I mean really, who wants to give up chocolate?! No one I know. No client I’ve ever worked with either!!
This is Sacramento, CA Nutritionist Dani Conway bringing you an amazing real food, good fat, gluten free, simple breakfast recipe that will keep you satiated and energized all morning long. This is also a fantastic, no sugar, low carb, way to keep chocolate in your life. This breakfast even supports a light keto nutrition plan or strict ketogenic lifestyle and gives you an awesome mix of protein, good fat with not too many carbs. The reason we get food and sugar cravings throughout the day is because we consume too many carbs in relation to how much protein and fat we take in. This also calls for some good MCT based fats that go straight to the liver and get turned into energy vs. being stored as the fat that we don’t want.
*The proper fats give the body what the liver needs to produce ketones, which are simply a by- product of a healthy fat metabolism. Ketones can be made by the body through a Ketogenic Diet as well as taken supplementally. Keto Diet and the benefits of ketosis have been positively researched for years. MORE ON KETONES HERE! Benefits of ketones in the body include fat loss, muscle preservation, fast and sustained energy, reduced brain fog, increased focus, appetite suppression, strength gain, better: mood, sleep, digestion and clear skin. Typical sweet breakfasts are loaded with hidden junk that is not real food, while being loaded with sugar and other hidden ingredients. These types of temptations really make it easy to sabotage all of your good clean eating efforts.
My clients love these types of recipes; I mean who wouldn’t, chocolate for breakfast! I guarantee you, AND your kids, will LOVE it!
1/2 c. Ricotta Cheese (full fat)
…(NON dairy version below!)
1/2 scoop PurePaleo Chocolate Protein Powder
1 1/2 Tbsp. Nativas Naturals Cacao Nibs (unsweetened)
1/8 tsp. Organic Almond Extract
1/4 c. Organic Chopped Almonds
1 tsp. Organic Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 – 1 Tbsp. MCT Oil
- Measure Ricotta into a bowl…
- Mix in protein powder with a dash of filtered water… adding the water just makes it easier to mix!
- Add Almond Extract and mix…
- Add remaining ingredients… MCT oil, Cacao Powder and top with Cacao Nibs!ENJOY !!!
For your NON-Dairy Option… Replace Ricotta Cheese with 1/2 c. Organic Thai Kitchen brand Coconut Milk and use 1 full scoop of your Chocolate Protein Powder! You may also need to add some additional chopped almonds and maybe some Chia Seeds as well to make up for some of the nutrient density of the Ricotta.
For questions, or to learn more about how to eat “Keto” or simply how to eat right for YOU and YOUR individual metabolism, be sure to email me at Dani at Nutrition the Natural Way.com for more information!