My mind is telling me noooooo….

But my tongue…my tongue is telling me YESSSSSS!!!! (get your minds outta the gutta! Well…for all you R. Kelly fans, your mind is there with good reason but still…this is a family friendly blog…)

So Valentine’s Day. Not a big fan. Love should be celebrated every day in all its forms–not just romantic. So I get a little salty on V-day…so my choco-fix this weekend was perfect.

I’m all about giving credit where credit is due. This is NOT a BF invention (although we really, really wish it was because it is GENIUS) but the concoction of a fellow RNY’er who goes by the name of Jupiter6 who, discontent to accept the calories, fat and carbs in her fave Starbucks drink, decided to take action and DO something about it! Fight the power girlfriend!

Her website is forthcoming and even though we like you to use our recipes (because we seek total bariatric nutrition domination bwahahahaha!!!!) we will be sure to pass along Jupiter6’s web site with her recipes once it’s all up and ready.

Until then…you have GOT to try this…this drink is especially helpful if you are a) sex deprived or b) PMS’ing…

Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

8 oz Hot Water
4 oz Hood Calorie Countdown Fat Free Milk
2 teaspoons Cocoa Powder
Big splash DaVinci or Torani Caramel
Fleur de Sel or table salt (a couple shakes)
3 packs Splenda

Pour DaVinci into BIG cup, add dry ingredients and stir until disssolved. Add milk/hot water. Stir and drink! Add whippage if you can afford it! And these ‘bucks numbers are with nonfat milk AND no whipage!)

This version:     vs.                    Starbucks Version:

Cals: 52                                     Cal: 400
Fat: 1.7g                                    Fat: 15g
Carbs: 8.1                                 Carbs: 60g
Protein: 6.4                                Protein: 11

Bariatric Foodie Verdict: …um…we can’t talk right now…drinking cocoa…call back later!!!

While many have expressed the desire to put protein in this, we like it as is. Sometimes a drink can just be a drink, right?

Anyway, enjoy!

One comment

  1. Sounds yummy and like something I'm going to have to try.