National Chocolate Week

IT IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WEEK – But is chocolate actually good for you?

Well not if you scoff loads of it but actually there are health benefits from eating chocolate BUT only dark chocolate that has around 70% cocoa solids.

Amazingly research has found dark chocolate to be good for the heart and circulation as well as the brain – it contains flavanols which are thought to reduce memory loss in older people. And researchers found eating dark chocolate lowered the risk of suffering a stroke.

Dark chocolate is packed with beneficial nutrients and furthermore eating chocolate gives us feelings of pleasure!

However, even dark chocolate still carries a lot of calories and some sugar so should be eaten in moderation.
Celebrate National Chocolate week with this pudding – it is so easy to make, really delicious and won’t send your blood sugar rocketing!

Luscious Chocolate puds:

(Makes 4-8 depending on size of your ramekins)

  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • Dash of vanilla extract

Melt the chocolate gently in the coconut milk, add the vanilla and whisk for a couple of minutes. Pour in to ramekins and set in the fridge.

Try putting some fresh raspberries in the ramekins before covering with the chocolate – delicious!

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