To lose weight, it is no longer necessary to give up your gastronomic pleasures; example, cocoa. Research from the University of California at San Diego suggests that people who consume the most chocolate have a lower Body Mass Index compared to those who don't like this treat.
In addition, a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, affirms that some components of cocoa: oligomeric procyanidins help regulate glucose levels, thereby controlling weight and preventing the onset of diabetes.
If you do not know where to get cocoa, a good option is through your Mediclinic store, which has it in powder form. Ideal for you to enjoy it through these drinks to lose weight.
1. Light chocolate milkshake
Ingredients: 4 cups of soy milk, 1 tablespoon of unsweetened kakao w proszku, 1 tablespoon of agave honey, 1 banana, ½ tablespoon of vanilla essence, 2 cups of ice. Mix all the elements in the blender, until you get a uniform drink. Kiwilimon recipe.
2. Oatmeal and cocoa
Ingredients: ½ cup of oatmeal, 1 cup of birdseed milk, 1 tablespoon of cocoa, 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, 1 banana cut into pieces and a tablespoon of honey. Combine everything and once ready place it for 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
Typical of Mexico, this is made with cooked corn for nixtamal and then ground, but its consistency is thicker than for tortilla. Roasted or ground cocoa is mixed with this mass and the entire mixture is dissolved in water, this is how the recipe describes an article from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Discover this flavor!
4. Taste of the forest
Ingredients: 6 tablespoons of chia seed, 2 cups of canary milk drink, 2 tablespoons of cocoa, ½ cup of frozen raspberry; do not forget that the latter together with chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants.
5. Detoxify your body
Ingredients: 1 handful of spinach leaves, 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 10 almonds, 1 glass of soy milk, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, 1 banana, 1 tablespoon of chia, 1 tablespoon of cocoa. Mix and enjoy it cold.
Healthy chocolate breakfasts to enjoy without gaining weight
Chocolate oat flakes
Also called "porridge", this mixture of oatmeal and chocolate is ideal for both breakfast and snacks or desserts. Here's how to prepare:
- 200 ml sugar-free vegetable drink
- 4-5 tablespoons of oat flakes
- Chocolate (85%, although Blanca García-Orea has used this time 95% found in Lidl). Put the vegetable drink in a saucepan on the hob and bring to a boil.
Add the oat flakes (over medium heat) and stir them with a wooden spoon until they thicken. Put in a bowl, grate the chocolate with a knife and spread over it.
Banana and chocolate pancakes
This recipe from nutritionist Fatima Japan features banana and an egg. For the coverage, he has used an ounce of 85% chocolate and a little milk. Crush the banana with a fork and add the egg and beat. When we have it we put it in the pan to shape the pancakes. Put the ounce of chocolate in the microwave with a little milk and ... Ready!
It is made with:
- 170 grams of aquafaba preferably cold from the fridge (it is the liquid of 1 standard bottle of canned chickpeas)
- 100 grams of 85% chocolate
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Grilled banana with chocolate
- 1 banana (not very ripe)
- 1 ounce of dark chocolate 85%
- Scrape of 1 orange
- Chopped nuts
Cut the banana in half lengthwise. And put it, sprinkled with cinnamon, in a frying pan brushed with a little oil, a few minutes on each side.
Melt the chocolate (putting it in a cup in the microwave for a few seconds and with a splash of milk).
Put the banana on the plate, decorate with the chocolate, the nuts, the orange zest and a little more cinnamon powder.
The quintessential winter drink! You will need 500 ml of milk, 30 grams of whole spelled flour, 30 grams of pure cocoa without sugar and two cinnamon sticks.
Add the cold milk in a saucepan and mix with the spelled flour, cocoa and sugar. Put to heat moving with some rods until it thickens. If we want more liquid, add more milk.
The authors recall that panela has an effect almost the same as refined sugar, the less you add the better. But since you are surely going to have warm chocolate that is as healthy as possible and with the best ingredients.
Healthy breakfast with chocolate
Healthy breakfast from the Realfooding community! On the one hand, banana with cinnamon and dark chocolate (85%); Almond milk with pure cocoa and a healthy dish to get energy with tomato, avocado, grilled egg, walnuts and spelled toast with EVOO.
Not only cocoa can help you lose weight, at mediclinic, but you can also find other options. Discover them!