Jeez – this is so simple, I hesitate to call it a recipe. It’s also good, low carb, and the cocoa not only satisfies the chocolate craving, but is even good for you. Ricotta cheese, though you might want to avoid it in induction (Atkins recommended avoiding soft cheeses), is very low in carbs and has no real flavor to speak of. Though used in Italian cooking, if you are not familiar with it, think of it as tofu-like in that it takes on the flavor of the dish it is part of.
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 4 packets Splenda
- 1 tablespoon cocoa – you can find this in the baking section of your supermarket. Check the label and try for the one not ‘processed with alkaloids’ – there are more of the beneficial nutrients when not processed this way.
Mix it in a cup and eat it. You will probably be surprised as to how darn good this can taste. Adjust sweet and cocoa to your personal preference.
You can even leave out the cocoa and it’s still a great low carb sweet treat.