It has been a long week! Now, it’s finally Friday and all you want to do is relax. I don’t know about you guys, but Friday usually consists of an early dinner and a movie on Netflix. They say “Netflix and Chill”, but for us, it is usually “Netflix and Sleep”. Most nights hubby and I are passed out on the couch before 9pm already.
Before all this “Netflix and Sleep” happens, after dinner – I am craving some dessert! I am always the strong one when it comes to buying chocolate. I convince myself with “you have enough treats” or “you don’t actually have money for this”. Most times this tactic works.
So, along comes last Friday. We are ready to “Netflix and Sleep” and I am craving chocolate. I decided to create my own Healthy Chocolate Recipe. I have cocoa in the house, throw in some coconut oil and milk and there you go. Include some protein powder, and you have a healthy snack as well! It’s a win-win situation. The original recipe I created tasted a little bit oily, so I reduced the amount of coconut oil and added some extra milk to make it extra creamy.
The benefits of the recipe:
- Coconut oil – prevents high blood pressure, protects the liver, reduces inflammation, improves energy and digestion.
- Cocoa powder – has antidepressant effects, contains antioxidants and lowers LDL cholesterol.
- Almond Milk – contains healthy fats, helps build strong teeth and bones, very low in calories.
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil (I used the Dis-Chem brand)
- 6 Tablespoons Milk of Choice (I used Almond Breeze)
- 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder (I used Soaring Free Superfoods)
- 1 Serving Protein Powder (I used Herbalife Protein Drink Mix) – you can use any protein, to make it vegan use a vegan protein.
- Sweetener (optional – I didn’t add any)
- Add in whatever else you want. I added some extra fruit and nut mix
- Melt Coconut Oil in the microwave.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. If you want it a bit more creamy you can add more milk or water.
- Place in freezer for about an hour.
- Store either in fridge or freezer, depending on which consistency you like best.
I cut the chocolate up into small pieces because I have zero portion control, but you can decide how you want it.
Macros for the recipe (if you divide it into 6 large pieces):
- 68 calories
- 2,6g carbs
- 3,1g protein
- 5,8g fat