Apple-Topia with Peanut Butter

 

HCG Diet Phase 3 Recipe: Apple-Topia with Peanut Butter

This recipe is safe for the first 3 weeks of HCG maintenance and beyond; it's a super low-calorie, low-carb dessert.

Make this recipe when you have a sweet tooth craving. We hope you like it!

Ingredients
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 packet powdered stevia (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice the apple horizontally into several 'disk' shapes (pieces ¼-inch thick). See photo for example. 

  2. Remove the core area of each piece of apple-disk with a shape paring knife or small round cookie cutter. Set pieces aside.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, cocoa, and powdered stevia until well combined. 

  4. If stirring is a little hard (depending on the thickness of your peanut butter brand), you may want to add a few drops of water to help the mixture combine better.

  5. Heat in a microwave for 10-15 seconds, or just as the peanut butter mixture softens slightly.

  6. Taste-test the peanut butter mixture and see if it's sweet enough for you. If not, add more stevia and stir again.

  7. Place the bottom apple piece on a small plate top, smear with the cocoa peanut butter mixture.

  8. Continue layering until you reach the top of the apple. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can use smooth or crunchy peanut butter, whichever you chose (we made it with crunchy for the added texture and it came out GREAT).

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Want more protein? Add some protein to this recipe by replacing the cocoa power with a chocolate protein shake mix. It will still taste amazing and will amp up the protein in this recipe, keeping your feeling fuller, more satisfied longer! 

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