Looking for a lower calorie nutritious delight? Well here is just what can help you get your fiber in plus your sweet treat of some dark chocolate.
- 1/2 cup pitted dates
- 1 tbsp + of cocoa powder
- 1/2-1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2-1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup (you may also use honey)
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 tbsp + dark chocolate with almonds
- 1/2 cup of ice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix for approximately 3-5 minutes or until well blended. Garnish with additional dark chocolate pieces, chia seeds, and raspberries!
Studies have shown that both cocoa and dark chocolate acts to improve arterial function and increase blood flow throughout the body, this reducing blood pressure.