Chocolate can’t be healthy! Can it? After all chocolate majors on fat & sugar! Well, yes, bad if you over-do it But the world’s favourite food (treat) has some surprising health benefits – at least 7, according to Here are just 3 to get you going:

  • loaded with anti-oxidants
  • helps prevent heart disease
  • helps you through PMS

You can find more on all 7 healthy chocolate benefits over at

And here’s another 6 “benefits” in this lovely recipe from Tracy Russell.

Anyone else craving a little healthy chocolate! Here is a tasty hazelnut fudge I made. It makes about 6 pieces depending on how large you cut the pieces.

Tracy’s Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Recipe


3 tablespoon chopped cashews
3 tablespoons coconut butter (not coconut oil)
3/4 small banana, peeled
Small handful of crushed hazelnuts
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
1 tablespoon shredded coconut

For the full recipe & more instructions, head over to Tracy Russell’s Facebook page: IncredibleSmoothies

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