Sweet Seduction: 14 Healthy Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate is the ultimate guilty pleasure. From the Aztec times, the cocoa bean has had a feel-good, romance-inducing reputation. Besides being known for its aphrodisiac qualities, chocolate’s considered an indulgent but not-so-healthy treat. And while that certainly can be true for regular chocolate bars, science shows some chocolate is actually good for you.

In it’s purest form, raw cacao contains health-boosting antioxidants called flavonoids. These plant nutrients support a healthy heart, keep your blood sugar in check and fight inflammation in your body. Unprocessed cocoa powder is also rich in minerals like iron and magnesium, which help boost your energy.

But not all chocolate’s created equal: only dark chocolate with a 70% cocoa content or higher, and little milk and sugar added, counts as the real deal. And remember that chocolate is a stimulant, so it may not be helpful for those sensitive to caffeine.

If you want to really treat yourself and harness the power of raw cacao, look no further and try the healthy chocolate recipes below! 

Chai-Infused Raw Chocolate Truffles from The Awesome Green

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Chai-Infused Chocolate Truffles from The Awesome Green | The Health Sessions

 

Decadent Chocolate Milkshake You’d Never Know Is Healthy from Will Cook For Friends

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Decadent Chocolate Milkshake from Will Cook For Friends | The Health Sessions

 

Chocolate Chia & Raspberry Parfait from Green Kitchen Stories

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Chocolate Chia & raspberry Parfait by Green Kitchen Stories | The Health Sessions

 

5-Ingredient Magical Fudgesicles from My New Roots

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: 5-Ingredient Magical Fudgesicles from My New Roots | The Health Sessions

 

Hazelnut Chocolate Healthy Doughnuts from Pure Ella

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Hazelnut Chocolate Doughnuts from Pure Ella | The Health Sessions

 

Raw Chocolate Birthday Cake with Earl Grey Cacao Mousse from The First Mess

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Raw Chocolate Birthday Cake with Earl Grey Cacao Mousse | The Health Sessions

 

Chocolate Chip, Hazelnut & Pomegranate Cake from Top with Cinnamon

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Chocolate Chip. Hazelnut & Pomegranate Cake from Top With Cinnamon | The Health Sessions

 

Superfood Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe from ALOHA

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Superfood Chocolate Smoothie Bowl from ALOHA | The Health Sessions

 

Ultimate Flourless Brownie for Two from Oh She Glows

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Ultimate Flourless Brownies for Two from Oh She Glows | The Health Sessions

 

Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding from Gourmande in the Kitchen

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Chocolate Sweet Potato Pudding from Gourmande in the Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Tahini Chocolate Banana Soft Serve from Minimalist Baker

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Tahini Chocolate Banana Soft Serve from Minimalist Baker | The Health Sessions

 

Healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Paleo Grubs

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Paleo Grub | The Health Sessions

 

Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls from Local Milk

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Adaptogen Coconut Cacao Bliss Balls from Local Milk | The Health Sessions

 

Chocolate Mousse from The Kitchen McCabe

Healthy Chocolate Recipes: Chocolate Mousse {dairy-free, vegan, refined sugar-free} from The Kitchen McCabe | The Health Sessions

 

Which healthy chocolate recipe is your not-so-guilty pleasure? 

 

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