Low-Fat Chocolate Desserts For Valentine’s Day

Chocolate is a staple for Valentine’s Day. You can’t escape the day without something chocolate-related. With that in mind, you may be wondering what you can do that incorporates the sweet into your dessert, without incorporating the fat. Here are some low-fat chocolate desserts from our functional medicine Los Angeles experts to keep in mind. These still give you the chocolate you love without the fat you don’t need.

> Chocolate Crepes with Berry Sauce

Chocolate crepes are easy to make and they don’t pack the fat punch that some other desserts do. All you need for this dessert is a crepe mix kit, cocoa powder of your choice, and a berry sauce. Mix the crepe mix and add cocoa to taste. While your crepes are cooking, start your sauce. Now, you can make this easy for yourself and buy a pre-made organic or non-GMO berry sauce from the local health store. If you don’t want to go that route you can make a simple sauce with berries and a simple sugar base. Cook down the berries into the simple sugar base. Roll the crepes, pour on the sauce, and enjoy. Our functional medicine Burbank doctors also recommend filling the crepes with a berry and coconut whipped cream filling to add a bit to the dish.

> Chocolate Espresso Mousse Shots

If you want to cut the fat, but still want your mousse and to eat it too, consider making a shot out of the dessert. Chocolate espresso mousse is easy to make and you can turn one serving into two shots. The easiest way to make this mix is to purchase a chocolate mousse kit from the store and add one teaspoon of espresso powder. Split the serving into shot glasses that are just a slight bit larger than traditional slight glasses. You can find these in the dessert section of a culinary supplies store. Our functional medicine Studio City specialists suggest topping with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

 > Chocolate Covered Crisped Peanut Butter Bananas

This dessert may sound more than you are willing to take on for Valentine’s Day prep, but it is super easy to make and low in fat. Grab a bag of chocolate morsels or chips, a can of sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter, crisped rice cereal, and bananas. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter in separate bowls. Place the crisped rice cereal in another bowl and set up a three-stop station for your bananas. Slice the bananas and use a toothpick to move the banana slices through the different stations. Start with the peanut butter and dip the banana in covering the slice. Move to the chocolate bowl and repeat the dipping step. Roll the dipped banana in crisped rice and set it on a tray to cool. You can also freeze between each layer to give a solid layer between each dip on the banana.

These are just three of the ideas from Functional Medicine Los Angeles, a renowned provider of acupressure treatment, that you can use for low-fat chocolate desserts on Valentine’s Day. Keep in mind, dipped fruit choices are ideal and you can make a full dessert platter from that alone.

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