It’s that point in January when your healthy eating and lifestyle changes have you feeling energized, but you’re starting to crave a sweet treat or some not so healthy goodies. Rather than buying a bar of dark chocolate and eating a couple of squares every few days I like to feel as though I am really treating myself with a true dessert now and again. Instead of trying to deprive myself of what my heart and soul desires, I turn to these healthy chocolate recipes to satisfy my cravings!
1. Chocolate Mousse
This recipe is just one of the many healthy pleasures you can find from inlovewithhealth.nl on our blog. The best part is, it’s super easy to make. And if you don’t have a blender, all you need is some elbow grease and a little patience. It’s sure to satisfy your sugar craving and chocolate mousse is a great light and healthy dessert to serve to others.
For one portion you will need:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 4 tablespoons of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Optional: raspberry’s and cacao nibs
You can find the instructions for this Chocolate Mousse here .
2. Raw Chocolate Brownies
This raw recipe from Fannetiek.nl is tried, tested and loved by our chocolate addict Shelley. These brownies are super delicious and the prep doesn’t take up a lot of time. The perfect healthy treat to make with your BFFF and enjoy them together over a cup of tea.
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Remember you don’t even need an oven for this raw chocolate brownie heaven. Check out the recipe and some handy tips from Shelley here.
3. Hot Chocolate
With the winter still going strong and potential snow days ahead, of all the healthy chocolate recipes to make, this hot chocolate from deliciouslyella.com is one to try now. Put on your fluffy socks, cosy up in a big hoodie and watch your favourite movie with a mug of this stuff for those warm fuzzy feels.
Ingredients for 1 mug:
- 1 cup of homemade almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of date syrup
- 2 teaspoons of raw cacao
- 1 teaspoon of almond butter
Simply place all the ingredients into a saucepan and heat gently. For extra sweetness… make it for your roomie when they come home after a long cold day this winter 😉
4. Chocolate Orange Torte
Last but not least is a truly decadent healthy chocolate recipe. Rich, creamy, but most amazingly, vegan and gluten free. Originally from the The Blender Girl, this is one to make for a special occasion so that you can share it out (the unwritten rule of cheesecake making if you cant stop yourself from burying your face in it)!
See the full recipe and instructions for this yummy cheesecake-like dessert here. But don’t be put off by what looks like a long list of ingredients because you will use them time and time again.
I choose not to attempt to go cold turkey from chocolate because it leaves me scavenging around my house eating everything in sight. Sometimes all you want is chocolatey goodness. So now you can have it with these healthy chocolate recipes. Which one is your favourite?