Category Archives: Dark Chocolate

100% Guilt-Free & Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse

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Usually if something sounds too good to be true – it is.  Except in this case!! This superfood version of chocolate mousse is dairy free and 100% guilt free!!  It is also rich in fiber, omega 3s, magnesium, has no sugar and whips up in minutes!  I know, hard to believe – but all true!  […]

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Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes (Gluten Free & Vegan)

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Serve these delicious Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes for Valentines Day! They are gluten free – so your gluten free loved ones can enjoy a special treat this Valentines Day. These cupcakes contain a healthy dose of cacao, which is high in magnesium and polyphenols – important for heart health.  Dark chocolate has been shown to […]

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CocoNuttZo Dark Chocolates!

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It is no wonder we celebrate Valentines Day with chocolate – cacao, one of chocolate’s key ingredients, contains high levels of Phenylethylamine, referred to as the love chemical, because our bodies produce it when we fall in love! A heart healthy food, dark chocolate is perfect for February, because it is National Heart Health month.  […]

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The Healthiest Hot Chocolate – Ever!!

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  When there is a bit of a chill in the air, curling up on the couch with a nice cup of hot chocolate is a delicious way to warm up.  My kids love hot chocolate – but I don’t love the kind made with those hot chocolate packets – each cup contains 20 grams […]

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Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart (Gluten and Grain Free)

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I am not a fan of pecan pie – I find it way too sweet, and don’t like how it is kind of gelatinous.  But I know it is a traditional pie for Thanksgiving. So I came up with this Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart – which just so happens to be gluten and grain free […]

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The Choco-Banana Super Smoothie

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We are big drinkers in our house – smoothie drinkers that is. We put our Vitamix to work every morning, starting almost every day with a smoothie.  I find smoothies to be a great way to sneak in superfoods like chia seeds and greens powders, and also veggies too. My daughter was getting really tired […]

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The Best Black Bean Brownies – Ever!

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I love black beans – they are excellent for our digestion, and are high in a kind of fiber called resistant starch – which helps to make us feel fuller and can travel all the way through our digestive tract without being digested. Resistant starch has been shown to help promote weight loss.  Recent research […]

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Cuckoo for Coconut Oil!

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One of nature’s perfect superfoods – coconut oil has almost endless uses and is definitely on my must-have healthy shopping list!   In Sanskrit, coconuts are called “Kalpa Vriksha” which means: “The tree that gives all that is necessary for life.”  When choosing a coconut oil, I like to look for quality unrefined, organic cold pressed […]

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Dark Chocolate Made with Coconut Oil

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Homemade dark chocolate is one of the easiest things to make, this recipe has only 5 ingredients and is ready in no time. Dark chocolate is shown to lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and even Alzheimers.  Cacao gives dark chocolate it’s flavor and also is high in minerals and antioxidants, read I Heart Dark […]

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Foods to Lower Cholesterol

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Having elevated LDL cholesterol levels and triglycerides has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.  “If you have too much cholesterol, your internal machinery is not going to be able to take away enough cholesterol from the cells,” says Yeon-Kyun Shin, a biophysics professor in the department of biochemistry at Iowa […]

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