This week is CHOCOLATE WEEK! Usually a time when I try to sit on my hands and avoid all the temptation that chocolate brings. But not all chocolate is barred (sorry for the pun) from a post-bariatric dietary regime … we can enjoy the occasional treat just like everyone else. My occasional chocolate treat usually comes in the form of an ice cream dessert, small cupcake or teeny-tiny truffle at Easter or Christmas holiday time. I can also be persuaded to have a chocolate thin crunch with berries – all of these recipes and ideas are posted below.
However, today I am returning to my favourite ready-made chocolate ice cream dessert that is almost on speed-dial. I love the Wheyhey protein rich ice cream that comes in a dark and intense chocolate flavour and whilst it’s great straight from the mini tub – cinema style, it also great in an assembled pudding. I like to layer it, as above with raspberries and fat-free thick Greek yogurt. If you want to find out more here’s their website and stockist info www.wheyhey.co.uk
I know not everyone will be able to access this great ice cream and if not I suggest you make your own (I give a recipe below) but it’s seriously good and great to have in the freezer for a special treat. Both the ready-made and the home-made are great for a high protein hit. Wheyhey also have wonderful vanilla ice cream (my real favourite) and strawberry flavours too. I think it’s time they came up with some new variations – do you have any ideas? Post them on the comments section below if you do. I’m thinking something totally tropical like coconut and mango might work well … chocolate and mint … pear and ginger… I could go on!
These are some of the special chocolate recipes in our archive so why not revisit some of these bariatric-friendly choc-fest treats?
Dark Chocolate Thins with Berries (recipe here)
Best-Ever Chocolate Ice Cream (recipe here)
Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe here)
Some chocolate and ice cream has been consumed (ok a lot) whilst writing this blog and the author is totally unapologetic – it was in the interests of research!