Wouldn’t you love it if we told you don’t have to stop munching on your favorite chocolate? We all love some chocolaty pleasure every now and then, and now you don’t even have to feel guilty about it as we bring you the ultimate healthy alternative for chocolate – the Dark Chocolate. This chocolate contains 70% cocoa and brings a lot of health benefits as it is loaded with flavonoids. It helps in maintaining cardiovascular health, preventing diabetes, and even lowering the risk of cancer. It is also loaded with antioxidants that make your immune system stronger and prevent premature aging as well.
Keep in mind that you have to select the right kind of chocolate to get the maximum benefits, which is the dark chocolate. The regular chocolates contain additional chemicals as well as sugars that are highly processed, which causes the elimination of helpful chemicals. Therefore, go for the dark chocolate as a healthy substitute to avoid sugars and chemicals while banking on its health benefits brought to you by cocoa.
Here is a great recipe to try.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
1 pound fresh organic strawberries
9 ounces dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
Wash and dry the strawberries well. Be sure to leave the green stems intact, if at all possible.
Next, place a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Fill with about 2-inches of water. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low. Place a glass bowl on top of the pot (like a double-boiler). Pour the chocolate chips into the glass bowl. Stir using a rubber spatula until smooth and completely melted.
Grab one strawberry by the green stem and dunk into the chocolate about ¾ of the way. Shake off the excess chocolate. Lay the strawberry onto a tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat the process for all the strawberries. Place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.