I am planning a joyful life-long relationship with chocolate and there are times when I feel that I need to take a mini-break or just reduce my consumption. For me, eating chocolate every day does not feel good. And yet, sometimes I fall into the habit of noshing on chocolate. To me, chocolate is not a food to nosh, it is a treat to savor.
Everyone is different but I notice that if I overindulge in chocolate, I start enjoying it less.
There is a thin line between eating a bit of chocolate for pleasure and eating chocolate out of boredom, habit and/or physical need.
I do not have an all-or-nothing philosophy on chocolate (or much else) and so when I want to reduce or eliminate eating chocolate, I simply transition with a healthier option – enjoying vegan chocolate “milk” instead for a few days as a “detox”.
Using high quality organic kosher cocoa powder gives me the chocolate taste and feel that I love plus all the antioxidants, iron and magnesium.
What I notice:
Transitioning from eating chocolate everyday to enjoying a vegan chocolate milk everyday instead allows me to break free of the overindulging in chocolate pattern and makes me feel physically better right away. After a few days of enjoying this vegan chocolate “milk” daily, I am able to “feel” less physical need for chocolate. When I feel ready, I return to eating chocolate once in awhile for pleasure.
- ½ cup of nondairy milk of your choice
- ½ cup of cold water
- 1 tbsp organic Kosher cocoa powder
- Optional: If you want your chocolate milk sweeter, add 1 tsp of sweetener of your choice or ½ ripe banana
- Place all ingredients in blender
- To serve, place in a glass cup and add ice cubes if desired
Your turn: What do you do when you feel you need to take a break from chocolate?
*photo taken by me at my favorite local cafe Kinyei Coffee in Battambang Cambodia.
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