Try these decadent, but surprisingly healthy chocolate desserts, and you won't have to worry about packing on the pounds this holiday season. Celebrate with festive, superfood-filled treats—presents for your body and spirit.
With cacao nibs, you get all the benefits of dark chocolate—antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, and more—without added sugar or other fillers. Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, Medjool dates, almonds, buckwheat flour, raw cacao nibs, raw cacao powder, honey, orange zest, cinnamonCalories: 130Try this recipe: Spiced Chocolate and Sweet Potato Brownies
Avocado gives this treat a rich, creamy texture, along with a potent shot of fiber. And the healthy fats help your body absorb the vitamins A, E and K in other ingredients. Ingredients: Raw honey or maple syrup, avocados, banana, vanilla bean, raw cacao powder, coconut water, raspberries, lemon, rose water, pistachiosCalories: 356Try this recipe: Decadent Chocolate Mousse
Whenever you have a very ripe banana, peel it, slice it, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze in a ziplock bag: use in recipes for up to six months. Ingredients: Bananas, raw cacao powder, almond milk, maple syrup, pomegranate seeds, cacao nibsCalories: 244Try this recipe: Banana and Raw Cacao Ice Cream
Be sure to buy pure coconut milk (preferable organic), not a “coconut beverage.” The latter is usually sweetened and loaded with fillers. Ingredients: Cashews, coconut milk, cacao powder, honey, cinnamon, orange zest, vanilla powder, chili powderCalories: 274Try this recipe: Hot Chocolate