From chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, chocolate chip hot cross buns, chocolate cakes to beautifully handcrafted exquisitely decorated chocolates, Easter is a chocolate lover’s paradise and a dieter’s demise. Not all chocolate is the same however so there is hope for all you chocolate lovers out there and you may even be able to have your chocolate cake and eat it after all!
One of the reasons that we tend to crave chocolate can be that we are low in the mineral magnesium. Magnesium is naturally found in chocolate but not the sweet, rancid vegetable oil infused chocolate that tends to be what we see most of at Easter. Eating chocolate high in fat and sugar isn’t going to be beneficial for your health however eating small amounts of dark chocolate which is high in cocoa and low in sugar can provide some health benefits. Cocoa and even more so raw cacao is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, zinc and selenium and can boost nutrient intake when eaten regularly and in small amounts. Choose 70% cocoa chocolate or raw cacao over Easter for a healthier chocolate alternative.
For a delicious healthy chocolate cake that is packed full of nutrients, high in protein and low in refined carbohydrates try my healthy Easter chocolate cake. This is one of the richest, fudgiest decadent chocolate tasting cakes you will have ever tried but without the sugar coma hangover that usually pursues.
It’s official, you can finally have your cake and eat it too!