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Healthy Chocolate Recipes to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

June 9, 2022


Did you know that Americans consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate every year - an average of 11 pounds of chocolate per person?! Whether you're below average or above average (don't worry, no judgment here) most will agree that there's just something about chocolate that hits the palate in a way that no other sweet can. Chocolate is derived from cocoa from the cacao plant. Cocoa can be used in a variety of ways in an almost endless list of foods. From the usual suspects such as candy bars, ice cream, and cakes to less conventional uses like chili, wine, and even face masks - it seems we've made a place and a use for chocolate nearly anywhere!

And if you thought chocolate couldn't get any better, we're pleased to share with you that dark chocolate actually contains and abundance of flavonoids (beneficial antioxidants)! In this way, one could actually consider chocolate to be a HEALTHY food! Now, this doesn't mean that you can eat all the chocolate you want for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (a girl can dream, right?) because most chocolate is processed with sugars, fats, and other ingredients that aren't necessarily healthy. But chocolate can certainly have a place as a part of a balanced, healthy diet! 

Whether you're actively trying to lose weight or currently sitting at a weight that you are comfortable maintaining, there are a number of ways that chocolate can be incorporated into your diet without sabotaging your health and weight goals! Today, we'll share with you four of our favorite recipes that are all about chocolate using some of our best selling protein based products! Healthy AND delicious?! It hardly gets better than this!

Cocoa Drop Cookies

Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together just until combined. Using a spoon drop a small amount of batter onto the sheet pan, spacing cookies about 1 in. apart. Bake for 1-2 minutes, just until the outer shell has crisped

 

Cocoa Fudgesicles

Combine milk and protein powder in a bowl until mostly smooth (it's okay if a few lumps remain). Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, using as many molds as needed. Freeze for at least 4 hours and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

In a bowl, mix the protein powder with enough water to make a thick sauce, starting with a couple of tablespoons & adding more as needed. Dip and coat each strawberry and place on a piece of parchment paper. Pour any remaining chocolate over the strawberries, top with any other toppings you might like (nuts, zero-calorie sweetener, etc.) and place in the freezer for 20 minutes before transferring to the fridge until ready to eat.

Chocolate Peppermint Breakfast Protein Shake

Place all ingredients into a blender with 8 oz. of water to start. Blend until you reach your desired consistency, adding more water or ice as needed.

Shop the Protein Drinks Used Today

Double Chocolate Pudding Protein Mix

Creamy Hot Chocolate Protein Drink

Very High Protein Chocolate Drink

Be sure to stock up on your favorite protein powders like the ones used in these recipes - click here. Love our chocolate recipes? Then click here to learn how to turn your protein drinks into delicious, sweet protein popsicles!