This recipe is my adaptation of one from The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. In her book, she says to add a bit of cinnamon to fat free ricotta and eat as a dessert.
I confess, it took me many months to wrap my mind around this concept despite my love for milk and the knowledge that milk does, in fact, have good sugars in it, sugars that are good for you, as opposed to refined sugar.My version, that I took in my lunchbox to work last night, was a container of fat free ricotta, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp cardamom, and the zest of one orange.
Beating my head against my own stubbornness, I can only say "Why did I wait so long to try this? It's delicious!" There are a million ways to spice this up so I will be including this in my weekly groceries from now on. My version was the most simplistic but it would also be great to add fresh fruit of any and/or nuts to pump up the nutritional value.
The hamster on the wheel of my brain is thinking that great breakfast or snack combinations might be:
Bananas and Walnuts with Cardamom
Peaches and Pistachios with Cinnamon
Oranges and Pecans with Orange Zest
Blueberries and Almonds with Lemon Zest
Per 1 cup serving: Calories: 39; Protein: 3; Carbs: 7; Fat: 0,5; Fiber: 0; Weight Watchers Points: 1