I love chocolate. Back in the day I thought it was going to be so hard to be vegan knowing I might never have chocolate again.

BUT then I discovered that it is possible to have compassion for all animals AND eat my sumptuous chocolate cake with velvety ganache frosting too.

Since then I’ve learned the benefits of consuming raw cacao: high magnesium, high iron, high zinc, rich in polyphenols, plentiful mood-boosting l-theanine, and more amazingness being discovered as time marches on.

Dabbling with recipes and creating many of my own, plus knowledge of all this awesome, and it’s now so hard for me to let a day go by without indulging in something chocolaty.

So in honour of this chocoholic nutritionist’s favourite new holiday, check out this roundup of decadent recipes, courtesy of my sister-site saragalipeau.ca.

September 2012: Banana Chai Chocolate Chip Muffins

November 2012: Coco-Cranberry Energy Balls

February 2013: Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding

May 2013: Chocolate Cherry Chai Smoothie

June 2013: Good Mood Food Raw Chocolate Fudge Brownies

November 2013: Spiced Hot Cocoa

July 2014: Summer Strawberry Romance

February 2015: Maca Mocha Hot Cocoa for Two

November 2015: Jeweled Pomegranate Cacao Chia Pudding

December 2015: Chocolate Orange Mocktail

March 2016: Lime Matcha Mint Chip Pudding

Which is your favourite? Which are you most excited to try?

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