Two 21DSD Cravings Busters: Chocolate Chia Parfait and Chocolate-Almond Freezer Fudge

A few months ago I completed Diane Sanfilippo’s amazing 21DSD program, and figured out two delicious ways to address my afternoon carb and sugar/chocolate cravings WITHOUT the sugar. The combination of protein + healthy fat + rich chocolate taste (and all of the wonderful minerals and antioxidants that are found in cocoa) in the following recipes completely obliterate my cravings!

These recipes are what Diane would call “not sweet treats.” They are rich, chocolate-y, and deeply satisfying. For the full post, click here:

servings:1 & 4+
prep time:5 min
cook time:0 min
ready in:60 min
I am a longtime lover (and seeker) of healthy "clean" food and FUN fitness options. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle --- mind, body, and spirit. I live in Germany with my family, where I love to explore the great outdoors as much as possible. Hiking to castle ruins is one of my favorite activities! I keep very busy with my young son and my growing fitness program, FemFusion Fitness. I founded FemFusion Fitness in 2009 as a way to make core strengthening fun and engaging. I think I've succeeded! Enjoy my gluten free, dairy free, grain free creations. ROCKS!
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  • Recipe One: 3/4 cup unsweetened nondairy milk of choice (I used 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk thinned with 1/4 cup water), 1 green-tipped banana (divided**), 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, pinch of sea salt (brings out the flavor), a splash of pure vanilla extract, 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Recipe Two: 2 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil (melted), 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond butter, 1-2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I use approx 1.5 Tbsp), pinch of sea salt (brings out the flavor)
  • Recipe One: Chocolate Chia Parfait - serves 1*3/4 cup unsweetened nondairy milk of choice (I used 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk thinned with 1/4 cup water) 1 green-tipped banana, divided** 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder pinch of sea salt (brings out the flavor) a splash of pure vanilla extract 1 Tbsp chia seedsAdd milk, half of your green-tipped banana, the cocoa, sea salt, and vanilla to a blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add chia seeds. Blend on low for a few seconds, or pulse them in (you don't want to pulverize the seeds). Pour mixture into a small bowl. Chill until "set" to a pudding-like consistency. Slice the remainder of your green-tipped banana. Either layer pudding and banana slices like a parfait, or simply top your bowl of pudding with the banana slices. Eat and ENJOY!*Note: This single-serving recipe counts for your daily allotment of fruit if you're following the 21DSD.**Note (2): If you're NOT following the 21DSD, feel free to use a fully ripe yellow banana (don't worry about the green tip!).
  • Recipe Two: Chocolate-Almond Freezer "Fudge"2 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, melted 2 Tbsp unsweetened almond butter 1-2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I use approx 1.5 Tbsp) pinch of sea salt (brings out the flavor)Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Stir until completely blended and smooth. Line a small storage container with waxed paper. Pour mixture in, then freeze until solidified. Cut into 4-6 pieces. Alternatively, you can spoon the mixture into small silicone candy molds and then freeze. Eat a piece whenever a craving strikes!Note: this is NOT a sweet treat, but it's rich, chocolate-y, and deeply satisfying! You'll just need a tiny bit to satisfy your cravings.