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3 delicious chocolate recipes for your skin and health

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Chocolate has been around for centuries. The Mayans had used cocoa beans as their currency and even worshiped a cocoa god. We, modern-days people, love chocolate because it’s a delish sweet treat, a mood-lifter and a perfect guilt-free snack!

Containing minerals and antioxidants such as flanovoids, chocolate (without too much sugar) helps improving skin complexion, reducing stress level, promoting blood circulation, preventing aging and fighting against free radicals.

However, chocolate eggs are not the only treats for you this Easter! We’ve whipped 3 great chocolate recipes for your skin and health without the sugar: one for your face, one for your bod and one for your tummy.

Soothing Chocolate Face Mask

This mask is perfect for misbehave skin thanks to the oatmeal and honey which soothe and the cocoa powder and milk which nourish the skin.

Chocolate face mask

Things you need:

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp oat brans
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ cup of milk or water.

How to do it:

  1. Mix the cocoa powder, oat brans together in a bowl.
  2. Add the honey and blend well.
  3. Slowly add the milk / water in until become a paste. Voila!
  4. Enjoy your mask time and share with us using hashtag #thefraicheaffair

Chocolate & Orange Body Scrub

Time to get messy in the shower! Here is how:

Chocolate coffee body scrub

Things you need:

  • 1 tbsp chocolate powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp ground coffee
  • 2 tbsp oil of choice (sweet almond oil, coconut oil, or both!)
  • A pinch of dry orange / lemon zests.

How to do it:

  1. Mix the coffee, sugar and chocolate powder together in a bowl.
  2. Slowly add the oil in and blend until fluffy. The scrub should be moist but not too wet.
  3. Add dry orange zest on top. Store in jar and use within 1 month.

Chocolate & Berries Smoothie

This antioxidants-rich chocolate bowl is your go-to breakfast!

Serve: 1.

Chocolate berries smoothie

Things you need:

  • 1 banana
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1tsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • Strawberries, cranberries, blueberries
  • Handful of granola and nuts.

How to do it:

  1. Add banana, avocado, cocoa powder, yoghurt, peanut butter, maple syrup and almond milk into blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and decorate with berries, granola and nuts.
  3. Take photo of it, share it and devour! Yum!

From Fraîche land, with love.

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