We all have it. The sweet tooth that always seeks for sweets. I learned how to control it and sometimes it knows to provoke me by begging for sweets.
I was a big cake eater before I became a nutritionist. Not only cakes, all kinds of sweets. I found myself spending money on sweets more than I spend on fruits and vegetables.
I lived in a world where I thought eating sugary foods couldn’t touch me. The issues I had back then made me start controlling myself. That was one of the reasons why I am what I am right now.
The struggle was real. I made it through. But that sweet tooth is still here. I usually control it with some fruit or something. I can’t let it gain control over me again.
Sometimes I make a healthy cake. It’s more about my kids and husband. I will eat a piece of it, but just to see if the recipe is good or not.
Either way, I’m not so much into sweets anymore.
Going through my old recipes book, I found a chocolate cake recipe. I thought about making it, but then I said to myself: why not making a healthy version of this?
If you are following me, you know how much I love to search through the Internet. That’s how I found this Choc-Peanut Butter Protein Pie.
It looks like the old sugar-full chocolate cake. I made it yesterday and my family loved it.
I’m trying a different diet at the moment and I couldn’t risk damaging it with this healthy cake.
But my kids and husband gave A+ grade for it so I suggest you to trust them.
Here is what you need for the crust:
- ½ cashews
- ½ cup walnuts
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 8 dates (pitted)
- 2 tbs. cacao powder
Here is what you need for the filling
- ½ cup of natural peanut butter
- 2 scoops of Whey Protein Isolate (sub: powdered peanut butter)
- ½ cup Cottage Cheese
- ½ cup natural yogurt
- 2 tbs. Unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp. coconut oil
- 2 tbs. clean maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Here is what you need for the Chocolate topping
- 2 tbs. coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbs. maple syrup (or raw honey)
- 2 tbs. raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Here are the directions:
- Combine all crust ingredients together in a food processor. Process them until they form a crumble
- Place this mixture into an 8-inch pan. Mold the mixture to the bottom of the pan. By this time you have formed a crust
- Blend the cottage cheese, peanut butter and natural yoghurt together. Add in the remaining filling ingredients
- The chocolate topping is made by combining all the ingredients together
- Pour the filling mixture into the crust. Smooth it down and pour over the chocolate topping.
- Freeze it for 1 hour
- After it’s done, take it out of the freezer, remove the pan and serve.
It looks delicious. I bet it tastes like that, too. You will tell me about it in the comments section below.
I really enjoy reading your opinions. They make me better.
If you have questions about what diet I’m on, wait until I see if it works. I will share it then.
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Source: Kayla Itsines