Monday, November 18, 2013

Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt


While everyone on the east coast is having a chill, here on the west coast in Southern California it is 85 degrees. Not only that, but my air conditioning unit is on the fritz. No cooking for me today! Instead I wanted to indulge in a nice cold treat. Since I have been digging in to reading multiple books lately, I decided to try to find a healthy option for my frozen craving. Enter Peruvian Power Foods. 




While superfoods have entered the health conversation in recent years, many people are unaware that some of the most powerful foods on the planet hail from Peru. Not only are these superfoods teaming with healing effects, they are also packed with flavor, transforming ordinary, everyday healthy meals into the extraordinary. 

Peruvian Power Foods introduces the top superfoods from the Andes to the Amazon and their myriad health benefits. Choosing from more than 100 recipes, you'll learn traditional and innovative dishes inspired by one of the most exciting cuisines today, celebrated by chefs around the globe. From super-quick smoothies and energy-packed breakfasts to sublime entrees, cocktails and more, you can satisfy your palate while eating for longevity and vitality. 

In the book it talks about how chocolate aids weight loss, is anticancer, heart healthy, helps manage diabetes, lowers cholesterol, strengthens immune system, and supports brain health. 
I don't know about you, but someone doesn't have to tell me twice to eat chocolate. It is healthy... dig in!

Dark Chocolate Frozen Yogurt

1 cup milk
1/cup agave nectar
1 cup sifted cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until evenly combined.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Then prepare according to your ice-cream maker manufacturers instructions.
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