Healthy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Sauce

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One of the things that was a game changer for me when I ‘got healthy’ was learning that some forms of chocolate could actually be good for you. Even at my least healthiest, I had still quite enjoyed dark chocolate, so upgrading to raw chocolate and healthier chocolate recipes was a good step for me. I had never really loved the less healthy forms of chocolate that couldn’t be recreated in a healthy way and taste just as good. Brownies, I’m looking at you.

This very simple ‘recipe’ is one of the things I used to make a lot a few years ago and this summer it’s made a comeback. It can turn a simple bowl of fruit into a more fancy dessert and will kick any chocolate craving into touch.

You could even make it thicker to spread on toast or add to warm porridge. Of course it would be amazing on a healthy ice cream like blended frozen bananas or my Mango Froyo. Unlike shop-bought brands of healthy chocolate sauce, this doesn’t contain any oil and is way cheaper, especially when you consider how much of it I’m likely to eat!

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I use plain cocoa powder in this, Green and Black’s organic being my preference for taste. You could also use raw cacao if desired. It has plenty of benefits:

  • – Magnesium (which many of us are deficient in), and other essential minerals such as calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese
  • – Polyphenols, antioxidant-rich flavonoids – vitamins that act to protect cells from damage
  • – Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, E – all good stuff
  • – Essential heart-healthy fat: oleic acid – a monounsaturated fat

The other two ingredients are simply water and a liquid sweetener. Honey, maple syrup or my fave, date syrup, can all be used in this.

Healthy chocolate sauce

Healthy 3 Ingredient Chocolate Sauce
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Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  2. 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener such as honey, maple syrup
  3. 5 tablespoons water (more or less depending on desired consistency)
Instructions
  1. Place cocoa powder and liquid sweetener into a bowl.
  2. Add water and mix to incorporate.
  3. Serve!
Notes
  1. It may take a minute or so of mixing before the cocoa starts to combine with the water. If you have a sweet tooth increase sweetener to 2 tablespoons.
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This healthy chocolate sauce will keep well in the fridge for a couple of days but might thicken up, if so add more water and liquid sweetener.

Do you like chocolate sauce? How do you like to eat it? Would you give this healthier version a try?

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  • This looks so good! I’ve always preferred dark chocolate to milk so find it easy to make healthier chocolate choices but its still hard to stop after a few bites! x

  • Mmmm sounds delicious. I’m a big fan of cocoa powder. I use it to make my evening hot chocolates now with Stevia to sweetener it. Far better for me than the low fat Options I used to use.

  • Maria B

    This looks lovely- I have made chocolate with maple syrup and have found the maple flavour a bit strong so I think I’d use something else for that, but it sounds so good- over some strawberries and raspberries would be perfect and summery.

    • Thanks, I think it’s interesting what kind of flavours you could add with the sweetener as they’re all different aren’t they x

  • Lucy Birchall

    Is it silly that I wold have never thought to make something like this?! Love it, and great for when I’ve managed to eat all the chocolate in the cupboards and still need a chocolate fix…! I like melting a square of dark chocolate with almond butter or any other nut butter to make a creamy, fudge-y sauce and have it with all sorts. It’s a great way of getting a little more protein into your chocolate fix! Need to try your Mango Fro-Yo soon, it’s calling to me!

    She’s So Lucy // Health, Wellness & Beauty