Do you want a protein-rich dessert? Nutritionist Shares Healthy Chocolate Spread Recipe
If you’re trying to stick with your diet, you may be wondering what to eat for dessert. Most sweets are full of refined sugar, which can have an adverse effect on your health. Even so-called sugar-free packaged candy can contain harmful substances. Opting for fruits and nuts is often recommended when cravings strike, but sometimes they just don’t satisfy. Sometimes you really need something delicious and chocolaty. So what should you do? The famous nutritionist Pooja Makhija has a great idea. She recently shared a 4-ingredient recipe for a healthy chocolate dessert. Check it out below.
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How To Make Healthy Chocolate Cream At Home | Quick and easy sugar free chocolate dessert recipe from nutritionist Pooja Makhija
In the blender jar, add the chickpeas, dates, unsweetened cocoa powder, and milk. Pooja uses almond milk, but you can use any other kind as well. Mix to get a smooth mixture. Add more milk as needed for a creamy texture. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes to set. Your special chocolate cream is ready! Watch the full reel here:
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You can eat this dessert as is or accompany it with some simple cookies. You can enjoy it without any guilt, here’s why:
Why this dessert is healthy:
1. Use dates instead of refined sugar
As mentioned above, the consumption of refined sugar can lead to various health problems. This recipe uses dates as a nutritious substitute for sugar. Dates are rich in vitamins A, B and C, as well as minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, etc. They are known to lower cholesterol, improve bone health, and increase energy levels.
2. It is rich in protein
Chickpeas, dates, and milk are good sources of protein. Therefore, if you are trying to increase your protein intake, this dessert can be a good addition to your diet. Chickpeas also contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin K.
3. It is low in fat
Many desserts like ice cream are full of fat because their base requires a large amount of high-fat milk or heavy cream. Although this chocolate cream does contain milk, its amount is much less. Also, the key ingredient in this base is chickpeas and not just any dairy product. In general, this dessert is relatively low in fat.
4. It can help with weight loss
Chickpeas and dates are also high in fiber. This can help promote satiety, curb cravings, and help with weight loss. The protein content of this dessert can also help you with your fitness goals. It provides you with a healthy energy boost and can keep your blood sugar levels relatively stable.
Now you know exactly what to do the next time you’re craving something chocolatey.
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