Chocolate mint smoothie recipe

Get your protein fix with this chocolate mint smoothie courtesy of our friends at Activated Nutrients.  Ingredients (makes one smoothie) 1 scoop Activated Nutrients Daily Protein Raw Cacao 1 ripe banana 2 tbsp cacao powder 1 cup milk of choice (almond, soy, dairy, etc.) ½ cup frozen blueberries 10 mint leaves (plus a few more to garnish) 1 tbsp cacao nibs to garnish (optional but does add a brilliant crunch!) Method 1. Blitz all ingredients (except garnish mint and cacao nibs) in blender until smooth. 2. Pour into glass and…

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Rainbow chocolate matcha & black sesame truffle recipe

 Whether you believe matcha is magic or not, there’s no denying the taste. Give these delicious matcha recipes by vegan chef and author of Passion: Organic Vegan Recipes to Live For Anthea Amore a whirl – and reap the antioxidants of its hero ingredient as a bonus. This recipe is an exclusive extract from Amore’s soon-to-be-released second book titled Hungry. Dig in. Ingredients (Makes: 32 x 20g balls)   Preparation time: 10 minutes 1 cup almonds 1 cup desiccated coconut ½ cup raw cacao powder 1½ cups dried apricots ¼…

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Low carb chocolate cake recipe

Treat yourself with this refined sugar-free, low carb dessert by organic, natural and low-calorie sweetener Natvia.  Ingredients (makes 16) ½ cup cocoa powder ½ cup boiling water ⅔ cup Natvia 3 eggs ¾ cup coconut oil, melted 1 ⅔ cup almond meal ½ tsp baking soda Method  1. Preheat oven to 170°C and line and grease a round cake pan. 2. Combine cocoa powder, boiling water and Natvia and mix until combined. 3. Whisk eggs until light and fluffy and a pale yellow. 4. Add coconut oil and mix until…

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Chocolate chip cookie dough smoothie

  Healthy protein smoothies have never looked so easy! Try this delicious chocolate chip cookie dough smoothie today.   Ingredients 1  frozen banana 1 scoop vanilla protein powder ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tsp butter extract 1 tbsp cacao nibs ½ cup ice Optional Toppings: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest Protein Bar pieces Clean dark chocolate sauce (unsweetened dark cocoa powder + water + stevia) Method First blend all Need, except cacao nibs, until smooth. Add cacao nibs and blend for several more seconds. Garnish with chocolate sauce and…

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Mindful chocolate eating

  Learn how to eat with intention and avoid the guilt trip with these tips for mindful chocolate eating.   Store Keep chocolate at room temperature. High quality chocolate should never be stored in the refrigerator; in the mouth, cold chocolate does not release the flavours and aromas as quickly as room temperature chocolate.  Cleanse Before your chocolate fix, eat a piece of apple or small piece of bread to cleanse the palate of other flavours. Smell Involve your sense of smell, touch and sight in the tasting process. Before eating,…

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Chocolate mini pronuts recipe

  It’s safe to say we have a soft spot for yummy, healthy treats here at WH&F! These chocolate mini pronuts win every time. Pronuts (makes 18) Ingredients 4 tbsp flour of choice (if using coconut flour, reduce quantity and increase milk to offset extra absorbency) 4 tbsp hazelnut meal 1 tbsp coconut sugar ¼ cup water 2 tbsp coconut milk (lite) 2 scoops (60 g) chocolate or mocha whey protein powder 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla essence 70 g dark organic chocolate, melted 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted  1…

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Low-Carb Dark Chocolate and Oat Clusters

Step 1 Place peanut butter, milk, and semisweet chocolate chips in a saucepan; cook over low heat until chips melt (about 3 minutes). Step 2 Stir in oats; remove from heat. Step 3 With a spoon or melon baller, drop 8 ball-shaped portions on a wax paper-lined baking sheet; let set in refrigerator 10 minutes before serving. Adapted from: http://www.health.com/health/recipe/0,,50400000109396,00.html The post Low-Carb Dark Chocolate and Oat Clusters appeared first on Lifehack. Lifehack

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10 Twists On Hot Chocolate That Will Cozy Up Your Holidays

Cozying up with a warm cup of hot chocolate is a a must for this holiday! Fancy some delicious twists for an awesome cup of hot chocolate? Check out our picks for the best hot chocolate to accompany you this holiday! 1. Caramel Hot Chocolate (Recipe here!) 2. Peppermint & Whipped Vodka Hot Chocolate (Recipe here!) 3. Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate (Recipe here!) 4. Creamy White Hot Chocolate (Recipe here!) 5. Frozen White Hot Chocolate (Recipe here!) 6. Double the Choclate Hot Chocolate (Recipe here!) 7. Spiked White Hot Chocolate Two Ways (Recipe here!)…

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If Your Legs Easily Feel Cold And Numb, Science Says You Should Eat Dark Chocolate

The next time you have the urge to reach for that sinful bar of chocolate; don’t stop yourself, especially if it’s dark chocolate you crave. There have been studies and theories about dark chocolate being good stress buster as well giving you an endorphin high for the last decade or so because of it having a high polyphenol content, but the real secret of dark chocolate being healthy, lies in its vascular benefits. The Vascular Benefits of Dark Chocolate The very same polyphenols that reduce stress and inflammation in the body…

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Self-saucing chocolate mini cakes recipe

    This baked treat combines the gooey, melty experience of Crème Eggs with the satisfying cakeyness of muffins while keeping macros in check.    Ingredients (Makes 8) 1 scoop chocolate protein powder 2 tbsp cocoa powder ½ cup coconut flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ cup coconut sugar ½ cup light coconut milk or almond milk  2 eggs 1 piece Cadbury Snack (from family block) per cake Method Combine all dry ingredients and slowly fold in wet ingredients. Preheat oven to 175°C. Pre-spray baking sheet and line tins (a…

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