If there’s an official flavor of Valentine’s it’s got to be chocolate. But Detox Chocolate? Sounds a bit too good to be true.
You can take care of your heart, your body, and your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with these delicious detox chocolate recipes. In fact you’ll probably have a hard time choosing just one.
No problem, make all 5! Here’s our favorite detox chocolate recipes for Valentine’s Day.
5 Detox Chocolate Recipes Filled with Love for Valentine’s
1. Easy, Delicious Valentine’s Keto Chocolate Truffles
- 1/3 cup canned coconut milk cream (dig out solid portion) or organic heavy cream
- 10 oz. dark chocolate, at least 70% cacao, divided (such as Simple Truth Organic)
- 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil OR organic unsalted butter
- ¼-½ teaspoon organic liquid stevia, or to taste
- Pinch sea salt, optional
- In a heavy pan on the stovetop, bring the coconut milk (or heavy cream) to a boil. Or, using a glass bowl, heat the coconut milk in a microwave for 60 seconds on high.
- Remove coconut milk from heat. Stir in 6 ounces of the dark chocolate (should be about ¾ cup or 171 grams). Stir continuously until melted and smooth. If using a microwave, place the mixture back in the microwave and heat for an additional 15-20 seconds at a time, stirring in between heating, until melted and smooth.
- If desired, stir in one of the optional add-ins.
- Cover the mixture tightly and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or freeze for about 20-30 minutes, until firm but not solid.
- Meanwhile, place a spoon or melon baller in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Once the chocolate and coconut milk mixture is firm, use a spoon or melon baller to create the round truffles. Set aside.
- Combine the remaining chocolate, coconut oil or butter, and stevia in a saucepan or glass bowl. Heat and melt mixture over medium heat on stove top, or microwave on high in 15-20 seconds intervals. Stir continuously on stove top or between intervals in the microwave.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or waxed paper. Dip truffles into the melted chocolate mixture using a fork or toothpick. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt, if desired, and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to harden. Enjoy!
- To get fancy for Valentine’s Day in the name of heart health, make several varieties of the truffles like you’d find in boxed chocolates. After making the original chocolate and cream mixture, pour it into greased muffin pan circles and add different “optional add-ins” into each. Be careful to reduce the amount of each add-in according to how much mixture is in each circle. Follow instructions as written otherwise.
Makes ~24 truffles.
Nutrition Information (per truffle without add-ins): 83 calories, 7 gram fat, 4 grams net carbs (6 grams total carbs, 2 grams fiber), 1 gram protein
2. Detox Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
- 1/3 cup organic coconut oil
- 6 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 18 drops liquid stevia
- 15 strawberries
- In a small bowl, melt the coconut oil by microwaving for 30-45 seconds until completely liquid. Add cacao, vanilla extract, and stevia. Mix well.
- Prepare plate with parchment paper. Dip strawberries, one at a time, into chocolate mixture, and set on the plate.
- Once done with all strawberries, refrigerate and allow to harden. Store in refrigerator.
Nutrition info (per strawberry): 57 calories, 5 grams fat, 1 gram net carbs (2 grams carb, 1 gram fiber), 1 gram protein
3. Detox Velvety Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (canned)
- 6 tablespoon raw cacao powder
- 6-8 tablespoon erythritol, to taste
- 3 tablespoon Keto Zone Hydrolyzed Collagen powder
- 2 medium avocados
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 4-5 raspberries
- Place coconut milk and cacao in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium and whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in swerve and collagen until completely dissolved.
- Transfer to blender or food processor. Add all other ingredients and blend until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Chill at least 30 minutes. Top with berries and enjoy!
Serves 4, ~3/4 cup each serving.
Nutrition information: 327 calories, 27 gm fat, 5 gm net carbs, 7 gm protein
4. Detox Chocolate Almond Holiday Fudge
- 1 cup almond butter (room temperature)
- 1/3 cup organic coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
- 1/4 cup erythritol (or equivalent stevia)
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla
- Mix almond butter and coconut oil in a medium bowl until smooth. In a medium bowl, mix together the almond butter and coconut oil until smooth. (If your almond butter is stored in the refrigerator and cold, allow it to warm to room temperature so it will mix well.)
- Add cocoa powder, erythritol or stevia, sea salt, and vanilla. Stir until smooth and creamy.
- Line a 9×9 inch baking dish with parchment paper or grease well. Pour in mix and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Place in the freeze for at least one hour to set. Slice into 16 pieces, and serve.
- Make sure to store in the freeze, as the fudge softens quickly at room temperature.
Nutrition info (per piece): 97 calories, 2 grams fat, 3 grams net carbs (4 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber), 2 grams protein
5. Keto Zone Chocolate Brownies for Valentine’s
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 scoops Keto Zone® Hydrolyzed Collagen (Chocolate Flavor)
- 3/4 cup erythritol or other low-carb sweetener
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee (optional)
- 10 tablespoons grass-fed butter
- ¼ cup 80% sugar-free dark chocolate chips (extra for sprinkling)*
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon (sugar-free) vanilla extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a square 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper (or grease very well).
- Whisk almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, erythritol, and instant coffee in a medium bowl, making sure to break any clumps.
- Melt butter and chocolate in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well. If not completely melted, repeat for 30 seconds and stir again. Allow cooling slightly.
- Add eggs and vanilla to chocolate. Then, fold in dry ingredients until mixed (do not overmix and brownie may become too cakey).
- Pour batter into baking dish. Optionally, sprinkle 1-2 Tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips over top of batter.
- Bake for ~20 minutes or until toothpick comes out just moist. Cool for at least 30 minutes. Makes 16 small squares.
*If unable to find sugar-free chips, chop a sugar-free 80% cacao bar
Nutrition information: 206 calories, 20 gm fat, 5 gm carbs, 3 gm net carbs, 3 gm protein
Recipe adapted from gimmedelicious.com
Raw Cacao’s Detoxifing Power
Cacao supports whole body health and detox in many ways. It supports:
- Brain Function: Its flavonols cross the blood-brain barrier to support health, serotonin levels, blood flow, cognition, and mood. (1).
- Blood Pressure: Cacao’s nitric oxide is a vasodilator. By increasing the size of the vessels, it reduces the pressure in them. This has been found especially true in older adults and those with elevated blood pressure (2, 3).
- Energy & Sleep: One serving of cacao provides 100 mg of magnesium, ~25% of daily needs. Magnesium is typically deficient in adults. Adequate magnesium is associated with better energy, better sleep, fewer muscle cramps (including night cramps), and better overall health.
- Oxidative Stress: Cacao is an antioxidant powerhouse. It contains 300 different antioxidant chemical compounds and more than 20 times the antioxidant power of blueberries. And while other foods’ antioxidants diminish with time, cacao has demonstrated stability in samples over 75 years old (4)!
This Valentine’s, spread the love with our detox chocolate recipes! You can spoil yourself and your loved one with nourishing, delicious, treats!