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!
Skinny Chocolate Spread
- 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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