Post by plumhappy13 on Mar 5, 2013 20:20:56 GMT -5
My sister and I made skinny chocolate and we didn't care too much for it. But I'm not a quitter or afraid to tweak recipes so here's what I ended up with.
My coconut oil is always solid so I put a small pan of water on the stove and put my container of coconut oil in it until it melts and I measure out the 1/2 cup and put it in a cereal bowl. I add the 1/4 cup cocoa and truvia and nunaturals to taste. I don't worry about the gritty texture of the sweetener or it floating. My next step takes care of that. I sit the bowl on the pan of water. My pan is very small so it holds the bowl up out of the water. It heats it nicely and the sweetener dissolves so much better. Then I add heavy cream to taste. I feel like nuts make everything better so I add chopped pecans. Then I stir it up good and its ready to pour onto wax paper. I also like to use candy molds or pour into cookie cutters. After the chocolate sits in the freezer a bit, the chocolate pops out of the candy molds nicely.
hi! that sounds like a hybrid of chocolate nut slab and skinny chocolate. i love both. this is what i have been doing: do just as you say until all ingredients are in in the bowl, mixed. Also, i add a pinch of good sea salt, finely ground. and vanilla, too. then i sit the bowl in ice water. stirring occasionally. it will all of a sudden start to firm around the edges. Then I whisk like crazy. it suddenly gets really thick and pastey. I mix really well and spread into a dish lined with foil and freeze. Sometimes I add nuts, but often, I like to add shredded unsweetened coconut. Yum! happy chocolate eating!
steffanie3: Beets are E
Mar 5, 2014 1:27:15 GMT -5
steffanie3: Yum on Fooled You Pizza, some mamas do have a pizza night every week
Mar 5, 2014 1:27:48 GMT -5
legal223: Can someone give me some E recipes. I'm having a hard time with the Es
Mar 5, 2014 12:15:51 GMT -5
caddaway: I have hypothyroid will this still work for me? Anyone else with hypothyroid?
Mar 5, 2014 12:49:21 GMT -5
legal223: I'm new and I am having trouble with E meals. Any suggestions or recipes?
Mar 5, 2014 14:24:39 GMT -5
monika: If I have an s meal likebthe pizza casserole do I need a side of veggies with that or can we just have the casserole?
Mar 6, 2014 0:11:31 GMT -5
steffanie3: legal223 it might be better to post a question on the E board for more responses/longer responses
Mar 6, 2014 19:03:08 GMT -5
steffanie3: caddaway, I am fairly sure there are mamas with thyroid issues, might be good to post up top and explain if you have current diet restrictions, then we could help with ideas
Mar 6, 2014 19:04:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: monika, you don't have to have a side veggie, but you sure can if you want to
Mar 6, 2014 19:04:24 GMT -5
karajane: Can you take garcinia cambogia on the plan?
Mar 8, 2014 12:40:56 GMT -5
nanab: Anybody know anything about low T3 levels? Total, NOT Free T3
Mar 8, 2014 21:16:51 GMT -5
alicat825: caddaway, I haven't been officially diagnosed but my nutritionist says I have a good chance of having it. THM really helps with it, as long as you balance the S, E, and FP meals. You can't go overboard with any of them
Mar 10, 2014 17:22:08 GMT -5
alicat825: choose which type of meals you are going to eat for each meal. Example: I eat E in the morning, FP snacks, S for lunch, and S for dinner
Mar 10, 2014 17:23:06 GMT -5
alicat825: caddaway, if you notice that your energy levels drop dramatically, try a crossover snack here and there. You will have to find the right balance for you.
Mar 10, 2014 17:24:18 GMT -5
tiffany0726: What ingredients do I need to make my own Truvia? I looked at the Homemade Truvia thread, but they used Nustevia I believe BEFORE they changed the formulation. So now that the formulation is different, what do you suggest I use?
Mar 12, 2014 14:48:46 GMT -5
tiffany0726: I'm looking into buying this brand: Emerald Forest 5lb Erythritol Sweetener manufactured by 1000 Natural Products. Does that sound like it's a safe brand and such?
Mar 12, 2014 14:59:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: I would get the Now Better Stevia from the sounds of things it is the most popular, hopefully in a short time Serene and Pearl's erythritol and stevia will be available, they are working hard on it
Mar 12, 2014 16:03:53 GMT -5
steffanie3: If you need erythritol now, that brand looks fine, I have only used Smart Sweet because I can get it through a company called Azure that delivers to my area.
Mar 12, 2014 16:06:34 GMT -5
rnjulih: What brand of Stevia would you recommend now to mix with the Erythritol?
Mar 13, 2014 13:38:57 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Now Better Stevia brand is a favorite currently.
Mar 13, 2014 18:14:25 GMT -5