You’ve probably heard that dark chocolate has a lot going for it. Packed with antioxidants (and a bit of caffeine), it can perk up any dreary day and make life a little sweeter.
Just in case you need another reason to satisfy your chocolate cravings, here are five nourishing chocolate dishes from vegan champions who know a thing or two about tastiness:
Nothing sweetens up a chia pudding quite like cocoa powder and cacao nibs! This delish dish comes from the kitchen of ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll.
Five minutes and a blender are all you need for this creamy “gelato” from five-time bestselling cookbook author Dreena Burton.
This luscious mousse from the founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Dr. Neal Barnard, tastes decadent, but—of course—it’s actually nourishing.
A doctor-recommended chocolate treat? Yes, please! New York Times bestselling author and NutritionFacts.org founder Dr. Michael Greger is the brilliant brain behind this cherry-chocolatey soft serve.
Smooth, crunchy, and sprinkled with superfoods, this scrumptious fudge (from dietitian and Wellness Guides cofounder Stacy Kennedy) firms up in the freezer for a cool dessert that’s ready when you are!
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