Use almond milk instead of heavy cream and butter for a skinnier protein-packed version of chocolate spread. Enjoy on graham crackers for a guiltless treat, or a fun snack for your kids.
My in-laws first introduced me to almond milk a few years ago. I didn’t buy into it then. It sounded weird and honestly, not good. Not too long ago, I finally tried it and was surprised at how much I actually liked it!
After reading about the benefits of almond milk over cow’s milk, I decided to keep a carton around, however, not completely replacing our cow’s milk (not sure I could ever do that)! But, I do like switching up whole milk and almond milk for Simon, especially. Both of my kids love almond milk and I love giving them the extra nutrition it provides.
Lately, we’ve been enjoying Silk’s Almondmilk with Protein + Fiber. It’s packed with 5 gram of protein and 5 grams of fiber. It also has 50% more calcium than dairy milk! Plus, there are no artificial colors or flavors. No monkey business!
Although I wanted to share the nutritious benefits of almond milk with you, I also wanted to give you a couple of ways to incorporate it into your every day use. We have poured it over cereal and mixed into smoothies.
And, I sometimes incorporate it into different recipes when I feel like it. Like this chocolate spread. It’s like a ganache, but without the fattening butter and heavy cream. Only two ingredients needed, and about 5 minutes of your time.
Since I started running, I’ve been more aware of what I eat. I’ve told you before, I haven’t really changed what I eat, but how much I consume. But, sometimes I also try to make a skinnier version of a recipe if it doesn’t alter the taste.
That’s why I love this chocolate spread so much. Using the almond milk instead of butter and heavy cream doesn’t hurt the taste. It’s still rich, creamy and wonderful. Maybe even more so!
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup almond milk
Pour the chocolate chips into a small heat-proof bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, heat the almond milk over medium heat until heated through and the sides are bubbling. Pour immediately over top the chocolate chips and let stand for 1 minute. After 1 minute, stir until creamy.
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