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4-Ingredient Chocolate Sauce: Easy, Healthy, Delicious | Soul in the RawChocolate sauce anyone? I don’t think I have ever heard a “no” to this one.

This chocolate sauce is not just any chocolate sauce. It’s super healthy, delicious, and date-sweetened, and you will absolutely love it. Enjoy it as a dessert or even as lunch, dipping in your favorite, in-season fruits.

Plus, this chocolate sauce contains only 4 ingredients, so it will only take you a few minutes to make!

Keep reading, and you’ll get even more motivation to make this plant-based chocolate sauce.

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Chocolate Sauce & Sweeteners

Before sharing the recipe with you, it’s important to discuss a topic often ignored in the plant-based community: sugar.

Part of the reason you must be eating a whole food, plant-based diet is to eat a nutrient-dense and health-promoting diet.

Many plant-based recipes use artificial sweeteners like maple syrup, coconut sugar, and even agave, because sugar is often seen as healthier than animal fat and animal protein.

While this is true – and there was even an experiment that cured degenerative diseases with white sugar and white rice – it does not mean that you should consume these foods.

White sugar and maple syrup, along with all the other processed sweeteners mentioned above, do not contribute to health and have almost equal nutritional value.

Because there is only a limited amount of calories in a day, it’s very important to fill them with foods that provide your body with nutrition. White sugar, maple syrup, and coconut sugar are all empty calories.

While you don’t have to avoid these sweeteners all of the time, be sure to avoid them at least most of the time. I recommend keeping them out of your house so that it’s easier to skip them.

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So what sweetener should you use when preparing desserts?

The most health-promoting, nutrient-rich sweetener is a date.

Dates not only contain nutrients – they are also whole foods. This means they contain carbohydrates, protein and fat, in addition to many minerals and vitamins. Plus, they are delicious!

In a study where diabetic patients were fed dates, it was concluded that dates don’t result in a significant blood sugar spike – and could even be very beneficial for diabetics.

Dates are not actually dried fruits, as they do contain quite a bit of water – when harvested, dates contain about 20% water. As they age, they do dry a bit. Store your dates in a cool, dry place to preserve their freshness.

More Date-Sweetened Desserts

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 Raw vegan cheesecake

 Twix bars

 Reese’s Cups

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Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Healthy, delicious and easy vegan chocolate sauce recipe 
Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate, dessert, gluten-free, healthy, plant based, sugar-free, vegan
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until very smooth. Use your tamper for easier blending. 
  • Enjoy by dipping your favorite, in-season fruits.
  • If you don't have hazelnut butter, try subbing for almond butter or coconut butter. 

Notes

*If you do not have lucuma powder, you can skip it in this recipe, however, it gives the chocolate sauce an amazing flavor so I highly recommend buying it here

What would you dip into this amazing chocolate sauce?

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Marina Yanay-Triner is a wellness coach and recipe developer through Soul in the Raw. Marina creates easy and delicious vegan recipes and writes about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, focusing on evidence-based nutrition information. She loves to help clients go and stick to plant based eating through her powerful coaching program, combining nutrition and cooking education along with transformational mindset work. Marina adopted a whole food, plant based lifestyle over 7 years ago, inspired by her mother's incredible healing story of reversing a crippling bladder disease. She has reversed PMS symptoms and encourage emotional healing from trauma as a result of this transition. Marina is incredibly passionate about the vegan diet for human health, animal welfare, and the well-being of our planet, all of which she envisions as co-dependent.
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