I consider this the invention of the century (for girls on a diet).
Actually, it’s not that an amazing idea, probably someone else have already come up with something similar but still, I didn’t find anything like this before so for me the problem of a sweetless life was still remaining… Until one hour ago.
Because as you know I’m on a nolow-carb, nolow-fat diet. I’m managing pretty good but sometimes I crave sweets like crazy. Serioulsy, some nights I’m about to become green and rip my shirt off for the anger like Hulk.
I really needed a sweet today, so badly. But what could I eat?
I looked in my fridge and there I found all the sources of proteins possible. Ricotta and eggs included. Spices in my cupboard. Diet choco powder (basically cocoa with sweeteners, very low calories and very high satisfaction) on my table.
You know what? I’ll make a no-carb, low-fat crêpe! *Which is basically a sweet omelette… Do you know anything easier?*
So here’s how I did it:
Around 80 g ricotta (A big full table spoon. Cow ricotta is less fat than sheep ricotta)
Canderel Cankao (the diet choco powder. I think you can find it only in Benelux, so you can use 100% cocoa powder+sweeteners)
- Beat the egg in a bowl with around 2 table spoons of milk and some cinnamon (according to your taste)
- Soak a piece of cooking paper with olive or sunflower seed oil, pass it all over the surface of a crêpe pan and heat it up (or, if like me you don’t have it, a normal nonstick pan. I use ceramic-coated pans)
- Pour the cinnamon egg in the pan and make a very thin omelette
- Make the cream: mix the ricotta, the choco powder, cinnamon and ginger (all flavourings to according to your taste, but don’t use more than two teaspoons of choco powder) and add a little bit of milk until you reach a creamy texture
- Place the omelette on a plate, pour the cream on it, fold… and eat it up!
Easy peasy right?
Of course I can’t have it every day, but it’s something super nice to have once in a while with no sense of guilt attached…
And you can make the ricotta-based cream virtually with anything you want: spices, vanilla flavour, blueberries and strawberries (if you’re not on a low-carb diet or for breakfast)… You can even go wild with flavours such as chai tea latte (I’ll try it using spices and black tea instead of milk!) or matcha (very Japanese…).
Or keep it simple for a light breakfast: just a full spoon or ricotta and milk with a bowl of fruit salad… Ohhh it’s so good!
Hope you liked it! (I was so happy of my idea that I really had to share it with you)