Don’t want to undo all your hard work in one hit over the Easter long weekend? You don’t have to and you can still load up on chocolate. We have the top 4 chocolate recipes from the fit clique – everything healthy, everything chocolate. Chocolate, pure cacao (not your average chocolate bar) has amazing health benefits. Potent antioxidants to help fight free radicals in your body, it’s not lie that chocolate makes you happy due to the mood boosting hormones that are released when you eat it plus it’s loaded with minerals including iron, zinc, copper and one of the highest levels of magnesium in any food out there. There’s no reason you can’t have chocolate for breakfast just make sure you whip up one of these healthy recipes.
- 3 frozen bananas
- 1 – 2 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp Coconut Nectar
- Handful of ice cubes
- 2 cups almond milk
Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
Top with caramelised buckinis, cacao nibs/dark chocolate, fresh fruits (sliced banana, berries, figs) & natural peanut butter.
Single serve 5 min Choc protein pudding [Brooke Meredith from A conscious collection]
- 3 tbs almond meal
- 1 tbs chocolate protein powder
- 1 and 1/2 tbs cacao
- 1 tbs almond milk
- 1 large organic free range egg
- 1/2 tsp double acting baking powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla essence.
- 1 tsp stevia. (or to your taste)
Mix all pudding ingredients together in your cup or ramekin or mug until a cake like batter is formed.
Place in microwave and cook on high for 1 minute and 15 seconds.
Chocolate sauce ingredients
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ¼ cup cacao
- 2 tsp stevia
- 1 tbs maple syrup
- 3 tbs almond butter
- dash of coconut milk or almond milk.
Mix all the chocolate ingredients on the stove in a very low heat until well combined.
Serve hot over your protein puddings.
Afternoon pick-me-up [Kirsty Mclean from Body Clarity]
- 1 cups medjool dates pitted
- 1 pinch tablespoon sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extra
- ¼ cup raw almond butter
- ¼ cup organic cocoa
- ¼ shredded unsweetened & natural coconut flakes
In a food processor combine madjool dates, cocao, sea salt, and vanilla extra and raw almond butter for 1-3 minutes until smooth. In a small bowl, place in the coconut flakes. Using your hands, roll the almond and date mixture in about 1 inch balls. Roll balls in coconut flakes and place in an air tight container in the fridge or freezer.
Chocolate Salami [Sarah Pasini from Tully Lou team]
Healthy version of the Italian treat (salame di cioccolato) chocolate with some added crunch.
- 2 tbls cacao nibs
- 2 tbls isowhey superfood sprinkle (mixture of buckwheat, chia seeds, coconut flakes, dried fruit)
- 1/4 cup trail mix
- 2 heaped tbls cacao
- 1/4 cup melted cacao butter OR 1/4 coconut oil + 1/4 cup almond butter
- 1 small scoop of stevia
- 2 heaped teaspoons of coconut flour
- 2 table spoon desiccated coconut
Mix all the dry ingredients together and add the cacao butter. Mixture should be thick in texture – if too runny add more coconut flour. On a piece of baking paper put the mixture up one end and make a cylinder shape. Continue to roll the mixture in the baking paper and pop in the freezer for 30 mins.
Unwrap the salami, roll in desiccated coconut, slice and serve.
* You can add what ever ingredients you like in the mixture, drop the dried fruit, just have nuts etc.
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