One year ago I started a new journey in life. I went back to school for a second master’s degree in education, something I have pondered for several years. There were detours along the path to this choice, as I thoughtfully considered where I might fit in when I return to teaching. My master’s program is in instructional technology, something I am passionate about and have been for many years, and I am thriving in the intellectual challenge. I am so glad that I am doing this.
One thing, though. Grad school gives me the munchies.
For some reason, when my brain goes into high gear, it wants chocolate. Some decadent, dark chocolate is what I crave when I’m on a big deadline, but I need to mix it up with something healthy and a little more filling to keep the cravings to a minimum. I had a flash of inspiration at the grocery store several weeks ago when I spied some dessert yogurts in the dairy case. I don’t usually peruse the flavor selection, I just grab my usual quart of plain nonfat Greek yogurt, but that day the words “chocolate yogurt” jumped out at me. Dark chocolate with raspberry, double dark chocolate, and other flavors sat there, and I had one of those “duh” moments. Dessert yogurt, of course! I adore Greek yogurt, and the thought of mixing it with my favorite decadent flavors…well it was clearly a sign. I bought some to taste, and yes, they are really good. Pricey, but good.
You know where my brain went next. I bought some frozen raspberries and made puree, then mixed it with a good whole milk Greek yogurt until I found the right balance for my taste buds. Then I added a touch of honey, just enough to take the tart edge off but not make it too sweet, and finally added some shaved dark Belgian chocolate.
It’s a treat that I don’t feel guilty about.
I make a batch of raspberry puree and keep it in the refrigerator, then I make this just one serving at a time, so I’m not sure how long the yogurt and raspberry puree will keep once I put it together in a larger batch. That’s an experiment for another time.
Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Dessert Yogurt
- food processor or blender
- small bowl
- ¼ cup raspberry puree
- ¼ cup whole milk Greek yogurt (or dairy-free substitute)
- drizzle honey (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon shaved dark chocolate
- fresh raspberries
- 12 ounces frozen raspberries (thawed)
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
- RASPBERRY PUREE - Puree the thawed raspberries and lemon juice in the food processor or blender. To remove the seeds, press the puree through a strainer or food mill. Keep chilled in the refrigerator.
- Stir together the raspberry puree, Greek yogurt, honey, and the shaved dark chocolate until thoroughly combined. Top with fresh raspberries and serve.
More Recipes for Chocolate Cravings
More Recipes for Chocolate Cravings From Other Blogs
- Running with Spoons – Creamy Chocolate Overnight Smoothie
- Veggie Inspired – Tahini Dark Chocolate Vegan Granola Bars
- GI 365 – Chocolate Covered Cherry Ice Cream Tart
- Imma Eat That – Almond Flour Crepes
I found all of these healthy chocolate recipes via HealthyAperture.com.