Looking for an interesting, exotic and healthy meal to try? A very special Live Lighter reader, Heather, sent this recipe via email and gave me permission to share it with you. It sounds super healthy and delicious – check it out!
Here’s what Heather wrote:
I’m eating my healthy late lunch of goats milk yogurt, raw cacao nibs, raw cacao powder, maca powder, handful of raw almonds and frozen blueberries – yum! It takes getting used to the taste of raw cacao, maca and cacao nibs but now I totally look forward to it!
And the goat milk yogurt has a faintly different flavor but it’s also not too hard to get accustomed to. I have tried both vanilla and plain, and prefer the plain.
Stephanie, I have to warn you that the flavors are NOT sweet, at all, and it takes getting used to because of what the cacao is and looks like. I always feel like I’m cheating and having something “forbidden”, which is probably one of the reasons, aside from the healthy benefits, that I love it so much!
Heather’s comment about getting “accustomed to” these new tastes reflects my memories/feelings when I first started down my new health path over six years ago. Especially with my green detox recipes.
Our taste buds tend to prefer what we’ve been exposing them to for most of our lives. If you were fortunate to grow up in a family that valued healthy food, then you’ll probably have an easier time changing your diet back to one that’s healthy if you’ve fallen off the health wagon.
On the other hand, if you grew up on microwave dinners, McDonald’s, candy, chips and pop (like I did), your taste buds will NOT like the healthier fare. At first. In this case, the trick is to make healthier choices that are as tasty as possible for you at the moment, get your buds hooked on that and then step up your game by trying even healthier foods when you’re ready.
A BIG shout-out to Heather for sharing her recipe with us. I’ve unfortunately haven’t yet had to opportunity to try it myself (the ingredients are a bit hard to source in my part of the world), so when YOU get the chance, I’d love it if you came back and left your opinion in the comment section below!
Do you have an unusual, healthy recipe for us to try?