Evidence suggests that higher consumption of chocolate is associated with lower levels of total fat (fat deposited all over the body) and abdominal fat, independently of regular physical activity and diet, among other factors (1).
Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, especially catechins – which have important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Chocolate also produces higher levels of physical energy and mental alertness while, lowering blood pressure in women. It may even block feelings of pain and anxiety (2)!
One-and-a-half ounces of dark chocolate a day for 2 weeks has been linked to a reduction in stress hormone levels (3).
Dark Chocolate Kale Protein Smoothie Smoothie Type Super Greens
Rating Troy - 3 stars Taneen - 2 stars Brixton (4 year old) - 100 stars Suri (2 year old) - 18 stars
Required Machinery Blender
Ingredients • 2 scoops Dark Chocolate ēWhey • 3 kale leaves (stem removed) • 1 scoop eRaw Organic Greens • 1/4 cup coconut milk • 1/2 avocado • 1 freshly squeezed lemon juice • 1 Tbsp raw honey< • 1 Tbsp chia seeds • 1 cup frozen wild blueberries • 1 Tbsp cacao nibs (added at the end of blending) • Coconut shred for garnish