Craving a protein-rich dessert? A nutritionist shares a healthy recipe for chocolate cream
If you’re trying to be strict with your diet, you might be wondering what to have for dessert. Most treats are full of refined sugar, which can have a detrimental effect on your health. Even so-called sugar-free packaged candies can contain harmful substances. It’s often recommended to opt for fruits and nuts when the craving strikes, but sometimes they just aren’t satisfying. Sometimes you really need something delicious and chocolatey. So what should you do? Famous nutritionist Pooja Makhija has a great idea. She recently shared a 4-ingredient recipe for a healthy chocolate dessert. Check it out below.
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How To Make Healthy Chocolate Cream At Home | Quick and easy recipe for a sugar-free chocolate dessert by nutritionist Pooja Makhija
In a mixing bowl, add the chickpeas, dates, unsweetened cocoa powder and milk. Pooja uses almond milk, but you can also use any other kind. Blend to obtain a smooth mixture. Add more milk as needed to achieve a creamy texture. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place it in the freezer for about 30 minutes to set. Your special chocolate cream is ready! Watch the full reel here:
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You can eat this dessert as is or scoop it up with plain crackers. You can enjoy it without any guilt – here’s why:
Why this dessert is healthy:
1. He uses dates instead of refined sugar.
As mentioned earlier, the consumption of refined sugar can lead to several health problems. This recipe uses dates as a nutritious sugar substitute. Dates are rich in vitamins A, B and C as well as minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, etc. They are known to lower cholesterol, improve bone health and increase energy levels.
2. It is high in protein
Chickpeas, dates and milk are good sources of protein. Therefore, if you are trying to increase your protein intake, this dessert can be a good addition to your diet. Chickpeas also contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin K.
3. It is low in fat
Many desserts like ice cream are high in fat because their base requires a large amount of high-fat milk or heavy cream. Although this chocolate cream contains milk, its quantity is much less. Moreover, the key ingredient of this base is chickpeas and not any dairy product. Overall, this dessert is relatively low in fat.
4. It can help with weight loss
Chickpeas and dates are also high in fiber. It can help promote satiety, reduce cravings, and help with weight loss. The protein content of this dessert can also help you achieve your fitness goals. It gives you a healthy energy boost and can keep your blood sugar levels relatively stable.
Now you know exactly what to do the next time you crave something chocolatey.
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