Although I’d like to eat these or these every day, my body doesn’t seem to think that is acceptable enough for fitting into my clothes! As a result, I am constantly thinking of dessert ideas that are a little more healthy. Don’t get me wrong, when you need a brownie, you NEED a brownie, but there are some occasions when I can go with something on the lighter side.
About a month ago, I contacted Chobani about using their products in recipes on the blog. Lucky for me, the woman I wrote to was more than happy to help out. Just a few days later I received several coupons for FREE Chobanis in the mail! Now lucky for you, I am going to give some away. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post between now and Monday night at midnight eastern. I’ll pick a random number to choose a winner for 6 free yogurts.
Tonight was the perfect opportunity to experiment with the yogurt. I had a relaxing night planned for myself and wanted something easy, tasty and light (we are going to a wedding tomorrow night and there is a little black dress waiting for me in the closet). After considering the ingredients I had on hand, I decided to make Low Fat Peanut Butter Mousse.
This is an extremely easy recipe. All you need are these:
I love my mini chopper.
Regularly I try to limit artificial sweeteners in my diet, but I have nothing against using them in small doses.
To make the mousse follow these steps:
Let your cream cheese sit out for a bit to soften, and put that in the food processor first. You can read why, here.
Then blend in your Chobani.
And then the powdered stuff. The Splenda too.
Whirl it all together to get it nice and creamy. You should pause to scrape the sides once or twice.
Then serve, you don’t even have to share!
Which is a good thing, since I devoured it:-)
Low Fat Peanut Butter Mousse
Serves 1; approximately 180 calories
2 tablespoons fat free cream cheese, softened
1 small 6 ounce container nonfat plain Chobani
2 tablespoons of PB2*
1 tablespoon of Splenda, or more to taste
Run cream cheese through food processor until creamy.
Add yogurt and blend well.
Blend in PB2 and Splenda, scraping the sides of the chopper once or twice.
Eat alone or with your choice of topping.
*Trader Joes peanut flour is similar and can be used instead. Alternatively, a tablespoon of regular natural peanut butter would work as well. Nutrition information would vary.
If you don’t have a mini chopper, you could use a hand mixer or a small blender instead.
I know this isn’t really “mousse”, but the texture is so creamy that is the best way to describe it.
This would be great served over sliced bananas or as a dip for sliced apples.
Suggested toppings include dark chocolate shavings, cookie crumbs or chopped peanuts.
Don’t forget to comment for the chance to win FREE Chobani!! Maybe I’ll even throw in a surprise:-)