Healthy Chocolate Sauce – Vegan and No Refined Sugar Hot Fudge! – 80 Twenty Nutrition

Healthy Chocolate Sauce – Vegan and No Refined Sugar Hot Fudge!

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Whether you’re making a hot fudge sundae or need a topping to drizzle over some grilled fruit or cake or dip some cookies into… this Healthy Chocolate Sauce is for you! It’s made from just 3 clean and simple ingredients: dates, cacao powder and unsweetened almond milk. It’s super easy to make, vegan and has no added sugar or refined sugar. 

Healthy Chocolate Sauce - Vegan and No Refined Sugar Hot Fudge! Recipe by Christy Brissette, media registered dietitian nutritionist, president of 80 Twenty Nutrition Communications in Toronto

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Healthy Chocolate Sauce - Vegan and No Refined Sugar Hot Fudge! Recipe by Christy Brissette, media registered dietitian nutritionist, president of 80 Twenty Nutrition Communications in Toronto

Health Benefits of Dates

Dates are an awesome natural sweetener to add to your recipes (not just chocolate sauce but also your energy bites, granola bars and more) instead of using artificial sweeteners or refined sugar.

As with other dried fruit, dates are lower in water, making them higher in calories and sugar than fresh fruit. Dates also happen to be loaded with fiber which is fantastic for a healthy digestive tract. Dates are also lower on the glycemic index than bananas, so they give you even more staying power and sustained energy. Choosing slow carbs more often can help you control your blood sugar and lose weight and keep it off!

Dates are rich in antioxidants called polyphenols that can help lower inflammation and could help relieve chronic pain.
Dates are rich in magnesium, iron and vitamin B6.  The magnesium can help manage blood sugar levels and boosts bone strength. Vitamin B6 helps you metabolize your food to turn it into energy you can use.  The iron in dates enables your red blood cells to move oxygen around your body and prevents iron-deficiency anemia.

Healthy Chocolate Sauce - Vegan and No Refined Sugar Hot Fudge! Recipe by Christy Brissette, media registered dietitian nutritionist, president of 80 Twenty Nutrition Communications in Toronto

Healthy Chocolate Sauce – Vegan and No Refined Sugar Hot Fudge! 

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Healthy Chocolate Sauce - Vegan and No Refined Sugar Hot Fudge!

This healthy chocolate sauce is made with just 3 clean ingredients: dates, unsweetened almond milk and cacao powder. It's vegan and has no added sugar or refined sugar. Say hello to your new favorite hot fudge sauce!
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup dates (pitted and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tbsp cacao powder (or cocoa powder, unsweetened)

Instructions
 

  • Put all of the ingredients in your food processor or blender. Puree until smooth.
  • Add the mixture to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce to simmer and stir frequently for about 5 minutes. Your hot fudge is ready to pour over your dessert!
  • f you aren't using your chocolate sauce right away, you can put it in an air-tight container and keep it in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!
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