These dessert smoothies (packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients) are the perfect way to enjoy the sweet stuff.
Sweet news: "The flavonoids in chocolate, most abundant in cacao beans that have been minimally processed, may cut your risk for cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and issues associated with type 2 diabetes," says Erin Thole, R.D., spokesperson for the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. And dessert smoothie recipes are the perfect way to get your fix. "For the most health benefits, reach for natural cacao powder followed by unsweetened baking chocolate, dark chocolate, and semi-sweet chocolate," says Thole. These dessert smoothies are the perfect excuse to enjoy the sweet stuff at breakfast, lunch, or snack time.