5 Healthy Chocolate Recipes to Make Now

The ultimate comfort food, chocolate is one of the most craved foods in the world.  If you love to indulge in the sweet stuff, then you’ll be pleased to know there are a number of research backed health benefits (as long as it’s dark!). Cardiovascular health, digestive benefits, mood boosting, skin health and anti-aging, chocolate can be a healthy treat. But ditch the candy bars, sugary chocolate biscuits and cakes. Instead try some of these delicious, healthy recipes to try.



Chocolate Cinnamon Elixir

This pick me up morning smoothie is from my book Supercharged Juices and Smoothies. A delicious combination of raw cacao and maca, protein powder, cinnamon blended with a handful of cashew nuts and schizandra tea or green tea.  A super beauty tonic and a great combination to improve brain and mental function. Maca is a well known adaptogenic herb helping the body cope with stress while the raw cacao powder is packed with antioxidants to help protect the body.  Rich and creamy this is a delicious way to kick start your day.

Chocolate Protein Pancakes

It’s easy to whip up these delicious protein packed pancakes. A simple recipe with protein powder, eggs and bananas. You could add a handful of gluten free oats if wished but these are delicious made grain free. Ideal for a post workout breakfast to keep the body fuelled through the morning. You could make up a big batch of these and store in the fridge for later in the day when hunger strikes.

Chocolate Buckwheaties

A delicious gluten free alternative to granola and sugary cereals. These chocolate buckwheaties are sweetened with a little lucuma and xylitol rather than syrups and you can stir in protein powder if wished for an additional boost. Perfect served with yogurt for a speedy breakfast or snack.

Chocolate Vegan Brownies

Rich and fudgy, these delicious brownies are packed with protein thanks to the addition of cooked beans and protein powder. Perfect as a healthy snack, breakfast on the go or pick me up when energy levels are flagging. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Nathan’s Paleo Chocolate Cake

A perfect celebration cake – ideal for birthdays. It is very rich so a little slice goes a long way. Filled with coconut and chocolate ganache it will be loved by everyone. A fabulous paleo, grain free recipe.