After much trial and error I have finally tweaked the Trim, Healthy Mama (THM) recipe to [my] perfection!
- 4 tsp up to 1/4 cup xylitol, ground OR 1-3 TB Homemade Sweet Blend (see recipe below)
- A few shakes of NuNaturals Pure Stevia Extract Powder (do not add if using Homemade Sweet Blend)
- 1/4 cup pure cocoa
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1Tb cream (or cream cheese will also do the trick!) – *optional
- ¼ tsp. of salt
*Optional additions: coconut, berries, chopped nuts, berries, peanut paste, etc. Maybe even a squirt of Nirvana Stevia Chocolate Drops.
Note: I have the handy dandy shaker that came with the NuNaturals Stevia. I open the lid to only have the powder come out from three little circles. I then give the Stevia about 3 gentle shakes. However, it’s all personal taste learned through trial and error.
A Serving Size is about one third of this mix at each sitting.
I only buy pure cocoa. Cacao is too expensive for me, and I don’t particularly see much difference between it and pure cocoa. Simply check the back of the packet for the ingredient list to ensure you have pure or 100% cocoa. Some producers add all sorts of sweeteners and fillers to their cocoa so you don’t want this.
If you want to know what Trim Healthy Mama is, pop on over to my Nutrition Coaching website and have a look around.
If you want to read more variations on the THM Skinny Chocolate recipe, see the THM Pinterest board.
Addendum 11/03/2015: I was finding my own Skinny Chocolate tweaks to be missing the spot… and then I stumbled across a homemade sweet blend that does the trick perfectly.
- I tsp. THM Pure Stevia Extract
- 1 cup erythritol
- 1 cup Xylitol
Blend together in processor or bullet. Use spoon for spoon.