|Greek Yogurt with Hazelnut Agave Nectar and Shaved Dark Chocolate is a very diet-friendly dessert idea that any chocolate lover would enjoy!|
(For Friday Favorites I spotlight recipes from the past that you might have missed, and for anyone who might be planning a diet-friendly Valentine's Day Dinner, this Greek Yogurt Dessert with Hazelnut Agave Nectar and Shaved Dark Chocolate that I first made in 2009 would be perfect. Best of all, it couldn't be easier.)
Valentine's Day is coming up, and no doubt some of you are planning a romantic dinner and maybe looking for low-glycemic dessert ideas. I recently posted Flourless and (almost) Sugar Free Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate, and they'd be great for a casual Valentine's day treat. But if you'd like a more sophisticated dessert option, I highly recommend this combination of Greek Yogurt, Hazelnut Agave Nectar, and shaved dark chocolate. I tested this the last two nights (in the name of blog research) and all I can say is wow!
Not only does it taste amazing, this dessert is so simple to make you hardly need a recipe. Finding the ingredients may actually be the hardest part. I'm partial to Fage Total 0% Greek yogurt, but if you can't find it, here is how to make your own Greek-style yogurt. I used my new favorite Hazelnut Agave Nectar, but regular amber agave would also be good. For the dark chocolate, look for the one with low sugar. I found Endangered Species All Natural Extreme Dark Chocolate at Whole Foods with only 5 grams of sugar. Even if the dark chocolate you use has more sugar, it only takes the tiniest amount of shaved chocolate to make this, so enjoy!
Greek Yogurt Dessert with Hazelnut Agave and Shaved Dark Chocolate
(Makes 2 servings, recipe created by Kalyn)
10 oz. plain Greek yogurt, lowfat or fat free (I use Fage Total 0% Greek Yogurt, which is fat free but tastes amazing)
2 T Hazelnut Flavored Agave Nectar (or use regular amber agave)
4 tsp. shaved dark chocolate (look for dark chocolate with the lowest amount of sugar you can find)
Use a cheese grater or microplane grater to shave 4 tsp. dark chocolate into a small bowl. (I actually liked the result using the large side of a regular cheese grater best.) Divide Greek yogurt into two bowls. Drizzle 1 T Hazelnut Flavored Agave Nectar over each bowl of yogurt. Sprinkle 2 tsp. shaved dark chocolate over the top and serve.
South Beach Suggestions:
This recipe would phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet if made with low fat or fat free Greek yogurt and dark chocolate that's low in sugar.
I chose the South Beach Diet to manage my weight partly so I wouldn't have to count calories, carbs, points, or fat grams, but if you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you.
More Desserts with Greek Yogurt and/or Agave Nectar:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be South Beach Diet friendly, check ingredients.)
Greek Yogurt with Agave Nectar and Pecans from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Peach with Eucalyptus Honey Yogurt and Roasted Almonds from What's For Lunch Honey
Greek Yogurt Parfait from Two Fat Als
Chai Spiced Yogurt from 80 Breakfasts
Grilled Peaches with Balsamic and Granola from The Perfect Pantry
Mango Yogurt Ice with Agave Nectar from Cooking from A to Z
Raw Milk Ice Cream with Agave Nectar from Local Forage
(I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)
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