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Healthy Chocolate Tart: Best Valentines Dessert Recipe

Whether you are someone who celebrates Valentines day or not, it’s another great excuse to make a delicious chocolate pudding to enjoy right?! I think I genuinely prefer this healthier version to any normal chocolate tart i’ve ever tasted. You would have no idea what nutritious goodies are lurking in the creamy chocolatey goodness. Valentines may be a few days away still but this should give you plenty of time to prepare (and for your key ingredient to ripen!)

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This is definitely one to share with loved ones, be that your boyfriend, family, friends or just yourself (self love is important too!) and is easier to make than you think with no oven required and just 10-15 minutes of preparation time in total, blitzing everything together in my Nutri Ninja. So now i’ve finished bigging it up, let me tell you how to make it!

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Ingredients:

For the base…

170g dates

170g pecans

1 tbsp cacao powder

50g coconut oil

For the creamy chocolate layer…

2 medium avocados

4 tbsp cacao powder

30g coconut oil

100g date nectar (or other liquid sweetener)

Few drops of Sukrin natural stevia drops (to taste)

Method:

  1. Line a small cake tin with greaseproof paper to make the tart easier to remove
  2. Put the dates in a pan with a little bit of water and cook for about 5 minutes, this just loosens them and makes them easier to blitz but if you use a really gooey variety like Medjools you may be able to skip this step!
  3. Drain the dates and add to the processor with the pecans, cacao powder and melted coconut oil and blend for 30 seconds
  4. Tip the contents into your cake tin and press down with a spatula or pallet knife, making sure you cover the entire base and create an even layer
  5. Freeze this layer for an hour
  6. To make the top layer, blitz together all of the ingredients, you may want to stop the blender to scrape down the sides periodically to make sure there is no avocado or cacao powder left unmixed, it needs to end up a really smooth and well combined consistency
  7. Tip this mixture on top of the frozen base layer and smooth over again, then pop it back in the freezer for another hour
  8. Remove 10 minutes before serving and top with berries or more chocolate!

I hope you enjoy – let me know if you recreate it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter!

J x

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