Cherry Chocolate Overnight Oats

This recipe is a perfect take-along breakfast.  It’s loaded with hearty oats, inflammation-fighting cherries, antioxidant -rich cacao, and omega 3 fats.  You can make it the night before and grab it as you head out the door.  Plus, it takes like dessert! Oats are a low-glycemic grain that contain a powerful fiber called Beta-Glucan, which…

No sugar, dairy or gluten- Chocolate Smoothie Bowl

Hot summer weather is here and I’ve been making this smoothie bowl a lot.  I love chocolate in the morning and this bowl provides plenty of healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates to fuel my day.  Without sugar! I like that if I prep this the night before, it only takes a few minutes and I…

Raspberry Almond Cacao Smoothie

I am in love with the color of this smoothie. It is a splash of brightness in an otherwise white and gray world here in late February.  Raspberries are full of antioxidants and fiber.  Cacao nibs boost the antioxidant content even further and offer a satisfying crunch and bite of chocolate. Almond butter provides protein,…

Valentine’s Day Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Nothing says, “I love you and your heart” for Valentine’s Day like avocado.  But can it be turned into something as luscious as velvety chocolate pudding?  Yes!  And you won’t even taste the vegetable! When combined with heart-healthy cacao, a natural sweetener like maple syrup and a splash of vanilla and almond milk, it transforms…

Why You Need More Chocolate (Cacao) In Your Life

Chocolate – or, more accurately Theobroma cacao, was the ancient Mayan feel-good food.  It was revered by the Mayans, and for good reason.  Cacao has the ability to help raise serotonin levels, your feel good hormones, aiding the the relief of anxiety and depression.  It also improves circulation, boosts cognitive performance and increases your energy…