World Chocolate Day 🍫😋

It is World Chocolate Day today (7th July) – what better excuse to have a little indulgence.

Not only does eating dark chocolate trigger the brain to release endorphins, known as the “feel good” hormones but cocoa also has some other surprising health benefits including:

✅ High in magnesium, iron and zinc

✅ High in polyphenols and flavonoids which have protective antioxidant properties

✅ Helps reduce stress

✅ Helps control sugar cravings

In the WLA we do not demonise any foods and no foods are off-limits. We use the 80:20 guide along with the WLA formula, portion sizes, intuitive eating and behaviour change to help you eat foods that you enjoy without feeling restricted.


👀 But remember to control your portion size – a few squares should be enough to satisfy those chocolate cravings and go for a chocolate with a high % of cacao solids as these will contain fewer added sugars.

Here is one of our favourite chocolate recipes – hope you enjoy it 🤩🍫🍊 

Chocolate Orange Breakfast Bars 🍊🍫

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins


200ml semi-skimmed milk (or milk of your choice)
4 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla essence
8 tsp almond butter
2 eggs
160g porridge oats
1½ tsp baking powder
1 orange, zested
8 tsp dark chocolate chips
125g full-fat Greek yoghurt, per portion to serve

See the video for instructions 📹

Drop CHOCOLATE into the comments if you are going to make them 😃

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