Everybody loves chocolate; it’s delicious and comforting. When you feel happy, you eat chocolate, and do the same when you’re sad, mad, stressed out, and so on. However, deep down you know that chocolate bars you usually buy aren’t the healthiest foods in the world. Besides affecting your waistline, chocolate could also increase the risk of various diseases. Cheer up now, because there’s an excellent way to eat chocolate and improve your health. We’re talking about dark chocolate and raw cacao, rich in magnesium which takes part in more than 300 processes in your body. In this article, you’re going to see all the easy, magnesium-rich recipes you can make and eat chocolate dessert without feeling guilty.
1. Raw superfood chocolate
Instead of buying chocolate bars in the store and consuming all that added sugar, you can easily make your chocolate using raw cacao. The chocolate is super tasty and to make it, you need cacao butter, cacao powder, maca powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon, goji berry powder, etc. It’s also important to mention that this recipe also contains spirulina, a superfood of the next generation, beneficial for cholesterol, blood pressure, energy, weight loss, and even sinus issues. This chocolate is, basically, a nutritious powerbomb. Get the recipe here.
2. Mousse au chocolate
Chocolate mousse belongs to the group of the most popular desserts in the world, but this one is a must. Not only is it delicious, but it also delivers some health benefits. Besides cocoa and its magnesium content, the mousse also features walnuts that are packed with essential Omega-3 fatty acids. Health benefits of Omega-3 include immunity boost, brain health, depression and anxiety relief and so on. The dessert features three equally healthy parts, crust, mousse, and chocolate sauce. Seems tempting? Get the recipe here.
3. Chocolate pudding pie
If you’re looking for a tasty and healthy chocolate dessert that you can serve on different occasions, this is the one. Due to magnesium content, you’ll get an immune boost and stronger bones while almonds will regulate blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Besides these, this pudding pie also requires coconut oil, cashews, bananas and the dessert is ready in three easy steps. Sprinkle the chocolate pudding pie with raw cacao nibs, and you’re done. Get the recipe here.
4. Coconut and Cacao Nib pancakes
This is an ideal breakfast for all chocolate lovers out there. To make these surprisingly chocolaty pancakes, you’ll need coconut flour which happens to be an excellent source of fiber and protein, cacao nibs, egg whites, water, and honey. The nibs give this breakfast meal a crunchy yet creamy consistency that will boost your energy levels for the upcoming commitments at work. Get the recipe here.
5. Chocolate cake
Chocolate cakes don’t have to be unhealthy and fattening. This one can improve your health. Besides vegan chocolate bar (or dark chocolate with 80% cocoa) which is abundant in fiber, the dessert also needs walnuts, yet another great source of dietary fiber. High fiber diet is crucial for healthy digestion, weight management, and it also helps regulate diabetes. To make this wonderful chocolate cake you’ll also need dried figs, coconut oil, cashews. Get the recipe here.
6. Coconut Cacao Nib breakfast bars
Here’s an ideal recipe for all people who’re working out or controlling calorie intake, but would still like to eat something sweet and delicious. These breakfast bars are low in carbs and gluten-free at the same time. Besides coconut and cacao nibs, you’ll also need eggs, stevia extract, almond milk, and almond flour. It’s also important to mention that coconut is yet another good source of magnesium. Get the recipe here.
7. Hazelnut chocolate truffles
A hundred grams of hazelnut provides 40% of recommended daily value of magnesium, and it’s needless to mention this nut has heart-healthy and brain-boosting characteristics. This recipe requires hazelnut butter to shape truffles easily as well as goji berries, cacao, and so on. To add a new twist to the recipe, you can also add whole hazelnuts inside truffles or on top. Get the recipe here.
8. Gingerbread and chocolate tarts
Holiday season is just around the corner which is why you’re probably on the prowl for gingerbread recipes. To avoid the weight gain which usually happens at this time of the year, you can make this healthy chocolate tart that requires pecans, ginger, chia seeds, banana, cinnamon, etc. The tart will deliver potassium, magnesium, other minerals, vitamins, fiber, and many other nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. And the best thing of all, even vegans can make it. Get the recipe here.
9. Cacao nib scones
Do you like scones? Your answer is, probably, yes. Then, why don’t you add a little twist to the usual way you make scones and make them healthier and more delicious along with the way? Cocoa nibs in this recipe will give you that chocolaty feeling while providing your body with antioxidants that destroy free radicals and fend off diseases. Get the recipe here.
10. Cacao energy bars
Yes, it’s easy to go to the store and buy chocolate or anything that contains chocolate. However, that’s not the healthiest option. Those items have little to no nutritional value but bring huge health risks. On the other hand, buying dark chocolate or using cacao nibs or raw cacao powder is an excellent way to enrich the body with healthy nutrients and this recipe makes that happen. To make this incredibly energizing and powerful recipe, you’ll need different kinds of seeds, raisins, dates, walnuts, cacao nibs, and coconut oil. The preparation process only requires four easy steps. What are you waiting for? Get the recipe here.
All recipes from this article are perfectly capable of satisfying even the hardcore chocoholic’s needs. There’s only one great twist, all bars, tarts, breakfast meals, and desserts are incredibly nutritious. Ideally, you should use cacao products while limiting or avoiding intake of regular, milk chocolate that is not good for you.