2 Simple Healthy Desserts to Get Your Chocolate Fix – get riped fast
June 28, 2012
Did you know that chocolate taken in moderate amounts has a good blood-thinning ability? Dark chocolates with rich amounts of flavonoids have a blood-thinning quality that prevents cardio-vascular problems.
Recent studies say that Dark chocolates reduce inflammation and are found to increase immune system health. The flavonoids in chocolate contain powerful anti-oxidants called flavanols and procyanidins which improve the flow and function of the blood.
You can substitute your diet with any of the following. Dark Chocolate Drinks, Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Cakes, Chocolate Puddings, Chocolate Desserts etc.
You can add almonds, hazelnuts, oatmeal, and almond butter in limited quantities along with them and prepare many snacks that are found to be really healthy. Always try a dark cocoa mix with a tablespoon of protein powder added to it for creaminess instead of the regular milk chocolate mix.
Now let me give you two good recipes that I use often:
Dark Chocolate - 400 gm Chopped walnuts and Almonds about ¼ cups. Organic whole cream of about 200 ml. A pack of multi-grain biscuits.
Heat the cream in a skillet. Now remove the skillet from fire once the cream comes to a boil. Now add dark chocolates to it. Keep stirring until the chocolate pieces melt into the cream. Add crushed biscuits, chopped walnuts and dry roasted almonds to this mix, coating them well. Pour out into a greased vessel or a waxed-paper laid dish and then refrigerate. Make slices as per your need and serve (eat).
How about a low fat and low cholesterol chocolate muffin? The ingredients are 2 cups of spelt flour, ½ cup packed light brown sugar, ¼ cup canola oil, ¼ cup butter, 1/3 cup buttermilk, 1 cup of mashed ripe bananas, 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips, 1 egg white, 1 tsp vanilla, and some chopped walnuts, ground cinnamon and nutmeg to add to the flavor.
Preheat the oven to 350 deg F. Coat a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking oil.
Combine the flour with cinnamon and nutmeg along with a little baking powder and salt. Mix well.
Mix brown sugar, oil, low-fat butter, buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Beat the mixture with a blender for about 5 minutes. Now lower the speed of your blender and add the flour mix, keep mixing until it is fully combined. Then add your bananas, walnuts and chocolate chips.
Divide the mixture equally in the muffin cups to about two thirds of the cup full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the muffin is completely done. Then allow it to stand for 5 minutes and remove from the pan. Your healthy low-fat chocolate and banana muffin is ready to eat.
Remember, you have to keep the quantities a little low. Though they are healthy, they still contain a good amount of calories.