Dark Chocolate, Dark Coffee Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie
Lower blood pressure and wake up with a decadent dark chocolate and coffee treat.
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Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 (1 cup each)
Calories: 99 per serving
Percent from Fat: 13%
Cusine: American, Vegetarian
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Dark chocolate
Food as MedicineSM TipA chocolate Kiss-sized serving of dark chocolate is enough to benefit your blood pressure.
Culinary Taste TipThe best way to eat chocolate is very slowly, and the best reason to eat it is that you love its texture, taste and aroma.
Culinary Technique TipUse silken tofu rather than regular tofu; it blends and whips like yogurt.
Ingredients1 cup low fat strawberry kefir
4 ounces cubed lite silken tofu
1 cup frozen organic strawberries
½ cup brewed filtered coffee (at room temperature or chilled)
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder---look for Scharfennberger, which is not Dutched.
2 small scoops (1/8 teaspoon total) stevia powder
PreparationPlace kefir and tofu in a blender container. Cover; blend until smooth, about 15 seconds. Add remaining ingredients. Cover; blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
SubstitutionsFrozen blackberries or raspberries may replace the strawberries and 1 tablespoon agave nectar, such as Madhava brand may replace the stevia powder. Look for lowfat kefir, such as Lifeway brand and lite silken tofu, such as Nasoya brand in many supermarkets and at Whole Foods Markets.
TipsStore any leftover brewed coffee in the refrigerator up to 1 day to use in this flavorful smoothie.
Nutritional AnalysisTotal fat (g): 1.6; Fat calories (kc): 14; Cholesterol (mg): 3; Trans fatty acids (g): 0; Saturated fat (g): 0.5; Polyunsaturated fat (g): 0.2; Monounsaturated fat (g): 0.4; Fiber (g): 2.2; Carbohydrates (g): 14; Sugar (g): 9.7; Protein (g): 7; Sodium (mg): 42; Calcium (mg) 42
Comments on Dark Chocolate, Dark Coffee Strawberry Breakfast Smoothie
I love this recipe!
Good, even though I didn't have all the ingredients. As I was too lazy to go to the store, I substituted 1 c yogurt + it's liquid for the Kefir, firm tofu + it's liquid for the lite silken tofu, 1 1/2 packets of Splenda for the Stevia powder, and used 1/4 c more strawberries. On my next visit to Trader Joe's I'll pick up the correct ingredients. I'm looking forward to making it properly.
where can we find kefir? is there a substitute?
Re: where can we find kefir? is there a substitute?
Trader Joe's and most large supermarkets in Santa Barbara. The third time I made it I substituted 1 c organic non fat yogurt for the Kefir. It tasted good but was more sour than Kefir (which I used the second time I made it), so I added more Stevia powder.
is Dutched cocoa not good for you? I have a cocoa that is half reg. cocoa and half dutched. Is Kefir Greek Yogurt?
No Kefir is not greek yogurt - it is almost the opposite. Greek yogurt is very thick, kefir is a thick liquid
I went to the Lifeway site and found a store close to me that carried this product. I would provide the link but that is not allowed on this site.
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