7 Chocolate Recipes That are Actually Good for You

February is here and in addition to celebrating your sweetheart, it’s also Celebration of Chocolate Month — dedicated to everyone’s favorite sweet treat. But just because it tastes delectable doesn’t mean it’s bad for you. Dark chocolate has long been touted for its rich source of flavonoids and antioxidants. Studies have shown that consuming cocoa (which is found at a higher percentage in pure dark chocolate as it’s less processed) may even help prevent cardiovascular disease.   

In honor of celebrating all things chocolate and the month of love, we rounded up some of our favorite chocolate-filled recipes from the Vibrant Health vault that are actually good for your health.  

 

7 Healthy & Easy Chocolate Recipes to Try this Winter 

  1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie  
  2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie 
  3. Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding 
  4. Chocolate Mint Smoothie Bowl  
  5. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie  
  6. Chocolate No-Bake Cookies  
  7. Festive Chocolate Mousse with a Healthy Twist 

 

1. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Smoothie  

Perfect for: When You’re Craving Dessert for Breakfast  

If you love chocolate covered strawberries, you’ll love them even better in smoothie form. Plus with dates, frozen strawberries, frozen broccoli, cacao and a scoop of our Maximum Chocolate Vibrance, this smoothie is secretly healthy for you…so drink up!  

 

Get the recipe here 

 

2. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie 

Perfect for: Post Workout Refuel  

This smoothie is a favorite of our owner Paige — and for good reason. With peanut butter, yogurt, and our Maximum Vibrance powder, it’s packed with protein, making it the perfect way to refuel after your morning sweat session! Plus we love the raw cacao for added antioxidants.  

 

Get the recipe here 

 

3. Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding  

Perfect for: A Supercharged Breakfast   

Ch ch ch chia! Ready to supercharge your breakfast? This simple chia pudding is made with just five ingredients, including cocoa powder, our Green Vibrance Chocolate Coconut Powder and one of our favorite superfoods: chia seeds.  

 

Get the recipe here 

 

4. Vibrant Health Chocolate Mint Smoothie Bowl  

Perfect for: A Healthy Morning Wake Up Bowl  

Feeling tired and unmotivated this winter? We’ve got you covered with this healthy twist on a smoothie bowl — using avocado and zucchini as a base! You’ll love the mint and chocolate flavors from raw cacao and our Max Vibrance Chocolate (which packs in gut-friendly probiotics). Top with coconut flakes, blueberries and superfood granola.  

 

Get the recipe here!   

 

5. Chocolate Cherry Smoothie  

Perfect for: A Plant-Powered Breakfast (with a Cherry on Top)  

Roses are red, violets are blue and we’ve got the ultimate plant-powered breakfast for you. Frozen cherries come together with coconut milk, bananas, dates, flax seeds and a scoop of our Chocolate Max powder for a dreamy superfood smoothie…with some cherries on top!   

 

Get the recipe here!  

 

6. Chocolate No-Bake Cookies  

Perfect for: Easy On-the-go Snacking  

Power up your snack game with these healthy no-bake cookies. Made with nutrient-dense ingredients like coconut, dates and our Green Vibrance Chocolate Coconut, these cookies are the superfood snack you’ve been missing in your life!  

 

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7. Festive Chocolate Mousse with a Healthy Twist 

Perfect for: Valentine’s Day Date Night  

Nothing says “I love you” quite like chocolate mousse. Celebrate with your sweetie by making this festive, vegan recipe — made with healthy ingredients like avocados, bananas and pure maple syrup. Top it all off with grated dark chocolate and optional crushed peppermint for garnish.   

 

Get the recipe here!  

 

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