All posts tagged: #Chocolate


One of the the most interesting side effects from breastfeeding is these crazy chocolate cravings I’m getting. I didn’t have much of a sweet tooth before or during pregnancy and I could easily pass up dessert, sweets or cookies but now it’s a completely different story. Since I started breastfeeding all I want is chocolate! I’ve been eating Lindt bars like they are going out of business (seriously!) but to my pleasant surprise there is actually a scientific explanation. When a woman nurses, deficiencies in magnesium or iron can occur making her desire chocolate, which has a fair amount of both minerals. Yay! That is a good enough excuse for this mama. With increasing my magnesium intake to 600 mg per day I decided to whip up my Chocolate Mousse recipe from my Strong Like Mommy Ebook, it definitely hit the spot and I got my chocolate fix with  an abundance of healthy fats (also super important while breastfeeding), lean protein from New Zealand Whey Protein Powder and skipped out on the process sugar – win, …

Coconut Chocolate Protein Frozen Yogurt

Summer is finally here and what better way to cool down than with a sweet treat that isn’t full of saturated fat and processed sugar.  You can easily make this a head of time and I love the idea of pouring the mixture into Popsicle molds but I didn’t have any (boo!). I’m off to buy Popsicle molds now…stay tune for my next protein frozen treat.  Bring on Summer! Ingredients: 2 Scoops of New Zealand Whey Protein Powder form Interactive Nutrition 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt 1 cup Coconut Cream 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder 2 tbsp Coconut Sugar 2 tbsp Raw Organic Coconut Flakes How To Make: Blend all ingredients until a smooth consistency Pour into a baking dish or container (approximately 2 inches deep) Freeze for at least 2 hours Scoop and serve into a bowl  Top with coconut flakes

Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes!

There are lists and lists of symptoms pregnant women get but the most obvious one for me lately is my sweet tooth.  I’ve been craving something sweet on a daily bases and it’s very out of the ordinary because I usually crave more savory foods. So … instead of devouring items like chocolate, candy or tempting desserts I’ve created my own delicious breakfast dessert – Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes! They definitely satisfy my sweet tooth but also provide lean protein and fibre to sustain my hunger levels and give me the energy I need to start the day. Baby Bean and Mommy are Happy Campers! 🙂 Ingredients: 5 Egg Whites + 1 Whole Egg 40 g Oats 40 g Banana 25 g Semisweet Dark Chocolate Chips 1-2 Packets of Stevia 1 tbsp Organic Maple Syrup Cinnamon to taste 1 tbsp Coconut Oil    How to make:  Blend all ingredients in a blender – 30 seconds (except banana and chocolate chips)  Add banana and chocolate chips to batter and mix until combined Heat coconut oil …