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3 Delightful And Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipes

 

Smoothies are versatile, delicious and nutritious. You can use them as a meal replacement, to get more proteins before or after exercise, or to help in your weight loss/weight gain plan.

 

Smoothies come in a variety of tastes, colors and themes. Typical preparation time for a smoothie is just a few minutes.

 

The Health Benefits of Chocolate

 

About a decade ago, chocolate’s reputation has undergone an extreme makeover, from fattening indulgence to health food. Studies have given cocoa and dark chocolate high marks for cardiovascular benefits, including improvements in cholesterol levels, blood pressure, blood clotting, coronary artery function and insulin sensitivity. The most likely explanation for these health benefits is that the cocoa bean is rich in flavonoids — naturally occurring antioxidants found abundantly in certain fruits, vegetables and tea.

 

Regular commercial chocolate is high in sugar and fat content, but using unsweetened cocoa powder to make your own beverages has fantastic health benefits.

 

Here are our three favorite delightful and healthy chocolate smoothie recipes:  Read more