World Chocolate Day: Benefits & Recipes

Happy World Chocolate Day! What a great excuse to indulge in one of the most popular sweet treats around the world. If you’re opting for chocolate today (and a lot of other days), research shows going for dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa, may help support heart health because of the flavonoids which serve as antioxidants. Check out some of our favorite TLS-approved ways to celebrate World Chocolate Day and stay on track with your goals.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Shake (RR, SS, CC)
2 scoops of TLS Nutrition Shake — Chocolate Delight
1 tbsp of natural/organic peanut butter or PB powder
1 tbsp of dark cocoa powder or cacao powder
1 cup of unsweetened almond milk


Dr. Nancy’s Chocolate Muffins
(FS, PH2, RR, SS, CC)
(Suitable for any TLS Program where a TLS shake is recommended)
2 scoops of TLS Nutrition Shake — Chocolate Delight
1 egg
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 – 2 tbsp of unsweetened dark cocoa powder or cacao powder
Mix and pour into muffin pan (makes approx. 6 in a normal muffin tin). Bake at
400 F for 12 – 14 minutes, depending on how big the muffins are.


Mocha Brownies (SS, CC)
(Servings: 12)
14 oz of sweet potatoes (skinned)
3½ oz of dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp of oats
3 egg whites
1 tsp of agave nectar/maple syrup
1 tsp of instant coffee
½ tsp of cinnamon
½ tsp of baking powder
½ tsp of coconut oil
½ cup of almonds (chopped) (optional)
1 serving of TLS Nutrition Shake — Chocolate Delight

Preheat the oven to 350. Boil potatoes over medium-high heat until soft, then
combine them with the protein powder, oats, coffee, and baking powder using
a blender or food processor. Melt chocolate and coconut oil for 1-2 minutes
over low-medium heat, stirring consistently, then add to other ingredients
along with agave nectar/maple syrup and egg whites, mixing thoroughly. Coat
an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray. Pour batter and bake for 30 minutes.


Chocolate Protein Balls (SS, CC)
1 cup of organic or natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of flax meal
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup of gluten-free granola
2 tbsp of honey
2 tbsp hemp hearts
2 scoops of TLS Nutrition Shake — Chocolate Delight
Mix with your hands, add a splash of water while mixing, and hand roll the
mixture into balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and keep refrigerated.

Chocolate Nice Cream

1 cup crushed ice
3/4 cup almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 frozen banana (pre-sliced then frozen)
1/4 cup washed cashews
1 tbsp organic almond or peanut butter

Place in blender, blend on slow. Add the following as it’s blending:
2 scoops of TLS Nutrition Shake – Chocolate Delight
2 tbsp of dark cocoa powder

Once blended smooth – pour into a container and let chill in the freezer for 1 – 2 hours.


Ready to enjoy? Let us know which chocolate treat you’re making today and be sure to tag @tlsweightloss in your photos.

Christine Howard

Christine Howard


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