Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

First, I want to apologize if you follow me and got a million emails saying I updated a post. For some reason WordPress is being tricky tonight!

I thought about coming up with a clever title for this post, but then I decided that the feature recipe would speak for itself.

Sometimes, the only thing that will make me happy is something sweet. I’m not talkin’ “fruit” kinda sweet. I’m talkin fudgey, chocolatey, melt in your mouth, makes your heart soar with every bite kinda sweet. Sound over the top? Perhaps, but you KNOW you have had that feeling.

Yesterday, I experienced just this! I needed desert, and I needed it immediately!!! I cruised over to my favorite blog, Chocolate Covered Katie, and knew I would find exactly what I needed. I settled on Brownie Batter Dip! Being the control freak that I am, decided to make it with less fat, calories, and make it portion controlled. I then had the BRILLIANT idea to freeze my concoction and enjoy it later as an icy treat! What did I come up with? Something that tastes like Chocolate Fudge, and curiously resembles the texture of Cheesecake.


The Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake Bite was born. The outcome of my concoction was a cold fudge like morsel that reminded me a lot of cheesecake… and it was MARVELOUS!


Frozen Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

(Makes 6 servings….or 3….if you REALLY want!)

  • 1/3 cup Black Beans
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbs Nut butter of choice
  • 1 tbs coconut flour (any flour should work)
  • 1 dove dark chocolate square (Or 1 tbs chocolate chips)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • stevia (I used 2 packets)

Melt Chocolate square (or chips) in a cup until soft (about 15 seconds). Combine ALL ingredients (including square) and blend until smooth. Transfer mixture into an ice tray (Should fill 6 cubes). Freeze for a couple of hours until hardened, or over night. Enjoy!!!!



I chopped these up and used them as a topping for a strawberry shake!!!


Strawberry Shake

  • 1 and 1/2 -2 frozen banana
  • handful of frozen strawberries (I don’t measure fresh fruit and veggies… maybe 1 cup?)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • Stevia
  • 1 tps vanilla
  • 4 ice cubes
  • OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup greek yogurt

Blend all ingredients and ENJOY!

I will admit, the Cheesecake bites melted a bit when I mixed them into the shake. I enjoy them better by themselves.. but feel free to experiment!!!


Pasta Night!

I LOVE pasta. I have ALWAYS loved pasta. I love the rich flavors, the luscious textures, and gorgeous smells.

…I hate that I can’t eat pasta

As a healthy eater, pasta just isn’t an option for me.

  1. I have zero self-control. Even if I buy the “healthy” brands of pasta (Ezekiel brand is really great), one serving just doesn’t cut it for me. I always feel unsatisfied
  2. Restaurant pastas are loaded with fat, refined carbohydrates, and excessive calories…I’m just not into that
  3. I hate that crash I have after eating a huge italian meal. When you eat all of those white carbs, your blood sugar shoots up and then quickly crashes… it makes you feel crappy and tired.
  4. I love creamy sauces… they also happen to be the WORST choice for you… ugh


Tonight…I wanted Pasta….

so I had it…and it was GLORIOUS :)

What I did:

I made pasta like spirals using this new awesome gadget:  Paderno spiral vegetable slicer

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If you don’t have one of these guys… NO PROBLEM!!! use: spaghetti squash, your favorite pasta, steamed vegetables, quinoa etc. this sauce is awesome on anything and everything :)

I adapted the recipe from Katies. Check out her blog… its ridiculously great.

Guilt Free Alfredo Sauce

  • half a head of cauliflower (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup cheese of choice (I used  Galaxy brand cheddar)
  • 3 tbs parmesan cheese (I used nutritional yeast flakes)
  • salt and pepper to taste ( about 1/2 tsp salt—you can always add more)
  • optional—-fresh rosemary

Combine all ingredients in a pot and boil until califlower is soft. Pour everything into a blender and blend on high.

**BE careful, it is going to be really hot…you don’t want it to explode in your blender!! Perhaps wait a few minutes until you start blending.

Pour sauce over pasta, add any veggies and ENJOY!!!

My toppings: Spinach, mushroom, artichoke, red pepper, 1 cup of shrimp and 1/4 cup quinoa.


Blended sauce


zucchini spirals and sauce mixed


Added toppings
*Spinach, mushroom, red pepper, artichoke, 1 cup of shrimp, 1/4 cup quinoa


YUMMM… it’s so spirally!!!

This is definitely my new favorite dinner…

It is so important to indulge in foods that you love, but it is so important to find healthy alternatives. Have fun experimenting with substitutions! When you discover a dish that can replace an unhealthy one, you feel like you are cheating the system…and it is AWESOME.

Question: What are your favorite “indulgence” foods?

xoxo SYN