Life without dessert is not worth living. Maybe you don’t know me well enough yet and you just think I’m being hyperbolic—I am not. I will never understand those people who tell me “I’m not really a sweets’ person.” I think that is un-American and can only assume you probably like clubbing baby seals too. But that’s just my own humble opinion.
No night is complete without something sweet. And although I truly believe that brownies are God’s gift to earth, eating a pan of that chocolaty gooey goodness each evening will make my butt the size of the earth. Now I’m all about a lil junk in the trunk, but you’ve got to draw a line somewhere. To avoid a caboose á la Nicki Minaj, I try to find ways to trick myself into believing I’m indulging. My newest sneaky obsession is my Ginger-Honey Greek Yogurt recipe—it tastes like ice cream but with more protein, less sugar, and fewer calories, which means less guilt. Plus, ginger is an antioxidant as well as an anti-inflammatory (AKA wards off cancer, helps with muscle soreness after a tough workout, and helps with bloating…PMS anyone?). You really can’t ask for more out of a late-night treat…except I guess if Ryan Gosling could magically appear and spoon feed it to me…a girl can dream right?
Now while I fantasize about Ryan (yes, we’re on a first name basis) and I cuddling up over a Ben & Jerry’s Vermonster, try out my recipe and fool yourself into believing you’re spoiling yourself too. Because everyone likes baby seals, right?
Ginger-Honey Greek Yogurt:
At only 200 calories (!!!), this nom-worthy treat only takes about 2 minutes to make so when your craving hits, you can spring into action before you succumb to that stash of candy you “hid” from yourself.
1 cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1 tsp Almond Butter
2 tsp Honey
3/4 tsp Ground Ginger
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
Put all ingredients into a small bowl and mix very well. Top with your favorite organic fruit and/or berries, turn on Sex and the City, and enjoy the best part of every day (and your smaller backside!).