Happy Saturday to you! Since it’s Saturday and Saturdays should be fun days! You know the days where you go out and do something that you wouldn’t do during the week, like have a picnic, get pedicures, go for hikes, go shopping, maybe go to the city. Well today I have a fun Saturday planned for you. But first let me give you my super quick, not great pictures, super easy recipe of all times. This is my Fat Free Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Yogurt.
When I come home from work, I always like to have a snack, which normally involves yogurt. I love yogurt, it’s healthy, full of protein and it tastes like dessert. I usually have a dollop of peanut butter and mixed fruit in it, but today I was craving chocolate. I am not the biggest chocolate craver, normally I like spicy and salty foods, but there are some days that I just need chocolate! You know what I am talking about! So I whipped together the most simple little yogurt parfait ever! It’s made with a frozen banana, plain greek yogurt, cocoa powder and peanut butter extract. Yup Peanut Butter extract! I normally like to drizzle peanut butter in my yogurt, but I was out!! I know, me out of peanut butter, that is like committing a sin or something. So I decided to try out some Watkins Peanut Butter extract.
The extract worked like a charm! I had my chocolate and peanut butter taste without the fat! I LOVE it!! It’s a perfect substitute for my peanut butter! Grant it, I love peanut butter way more, but this worked perfectly and best of all no extra calories and no fat!!! This little yogurt cup would normally would be near 300 calories, but this recipe is only 162 calories! Woohoo!!!
I LOVE my extracts! I have a bazillion of them. They really add some nice extra flavor without adding additional calories. Especially when you use an extract like peanut butter or butter! Those calories could really add up. But please note, peanut butter is healthy for you and I eat it everyday, even if it is to just dip my apples in!! Butter on the other hand, that’s just fat!! I rarely use butter unless it’s in baking or I really need it in a recipe. A stick of butter can last months in my house!
- Serves: About 1 cup
- Serving size: The Whole Recipe
- 1 medium banana, frozen
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt, 0% fat
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. peanut butter extract
- ¼ tsp. stevia (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
So what do I have for the giveaway? Check it out below!
How fun is this? Since I like you, and I want you to be able to make fat free fun treats like me I am giving you the following:
- 2 oz. Watkins Cherry Extract
- 2 oz. Watkins Root Beer Extract
- 2oz. Watkins Peanut Butter Extract
- 2 oz. Watkins Peanut Butter Extract
To win all you have to do is tell, what would you make with the extract?
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I’ll pick a winner on Sunday night and announce the winner on Monday’s blog!!
Have a great weekend and I hope you get out there and have some fun!!
P.S. Now I have not tried the cherry or root beer extract yet, but I can guarantee when I do, I’ll be sharing it with you! If your interested in the extracts, you can go to JR Watkins and check them out. The Cake Batter Hummus below is made with butter extract. Yesterdays recipe is also made with butter extract.
Oh one last thing: Please vote for my Peanut Butter and Jelly Tart, the contest is almost over and I am way behind. No registration required! You can vote everyday and have a chance to win up to $2000 in prizes. Thank you for your help and support. Just go here.
This giveaway is given by me, no one offered me anything or is sponsoring this giveaway or post. All opinions are my own!