Studies demonstrate that including chocolate rich in flavanols like dark chocolate made with 70 percent cocoa can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease risk. Remember — a little dark chocolate goes a long way!
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6 oz. silken tofu
½ tsp cocoa powder
3 oz. 70 percent cocoa dark chocolate
½ tsp. peppermint extract
1 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. agave nectar
- Melt chocolate in the microwave by placing chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on low power.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend until smooth.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition information per serving
Makes four servings
Total fat 9 g
Saturated fat 4-5 g*
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g*Varies based on the brand of vegan dark chocolate you chooseSource: The Dietitian’s Dish, Cleveland Clinic