Chocolate Day: Best Carewell Products & Free Recipes

Julianne DeBenedetto
Written by Julianne DeBenedetto on Thu Oct 28 2021.
Chocolate Day: Best Carewell Products & Free Recipes

Happy National Chocolate Day! Arguably the best day of the year, Chocolate Day lets us celebrate all things cocoa. Although another holiday, International Chocolate Day (or, World Chocolate Day), is July 7th, we aren’t bitter about getting another chance to break out some of our favorite sweets. White chocolate, dark chocolate, or hot chocolate? Keep reading to see our top-rated products for Chocolate Day plus two free recipes!

But first, a quick Q&A about chocolate:

What are the benefits of chocolate?

Chocolate, specifically dark chocolate, is known to have health benefits, including being high in antioxidants. The higher the cocoa content the chocolate has, the better the benefits! So if you plan to have plain chocolate for Chocolate Day, eat some dark chocolate!

Where does chocolate come from?

Chocolate comes from cacao trees and plants. From cacao trees come cacao beans, which are bigger than you might think! The process includes taking the fruit out of the cacao beans, fermenting, and then roasting the contents. This creates cacao nibs, which can then be blended into creamy chocolate!

Top Rated Chocolate Carewell Products

Kate Farms Nutrition Shake

This chocolate shake is free from gluten, dairy, and other major allergen ingredients. If you want a caffeine kick (50mg) instead of cocoa, get it in the coffee flavor, too!

Orgain Organic Nutrition Vegan Protein Shake

This Orgain Protein Shake in a smooth, milk chocolate flavor packs 16 grams of plant-based protein plus 21 vitamins and minerals. It's also organic and gluten-free.

Boost Nutritional Pudding

A nutrient-dense treat with 7 grams of protein, this chocolate flavored Boost pudding (also available in vanilla) is great for individuals with fluid restriction, dysphagia, or malnutrition.

 Glucerna Nutritional Shake

The #1 doctor-recommended brand for people with diabetes, Glucerna chocolate shakes have unique blends of slow-release carbohydrates to help minimize blood sugar spikes so anyone can celebrate Chocolate Day!

Carnation Breakfast Essentials Individual Powder Packet

With this chocolate flavored powder, mix it into your own milk or milk alternative, like almond milk. This chocolate powder is an excellent source of protein with 21 vitamins and minerals.

Carewell's National Chocolate Day Recipes

Instead of just eating chocolate, a candy bar, chocolate cake, or ice cream, let's make something fun for Chocolate Day.

Easy Chocolate Smoothie 

Time to spruce up your nutrition drink by adding your favorite fruit. Just two ingredients blended until smooth. Check it out:

  • 1 bottle (8 oz) of any chocolate nutrition drink from Carewell (we used this one from Boost)

  • ½ cup of your favorite fruit. Our favorites: bananas, strawberries, or cherries

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Chocolate Mug Cake

Now you can make 1 serving of chocolate cake—in the microwave! Plus, swap out ingredients with the alternatives that work for you and your loved one’s diet. 

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.

  • 1 rounded Tbsp of cocoa powder

  • 3 tbsp of flour or any alternative flour

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1 rounded Tbsp of sugar or any alternative sugar substitute

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 2-3 tsp coconut oil, vegetable oil, or swap out for applesauce or mashed banana 

  • 3 tbsp any milk, milk alternative, or nutrition shake from Carewell

  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions: Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. Add liquid, stir, then transfer to a microwave-safe bowl or coffee mug. Microwave for 30-40 seconds. Make sure to be careful when you take it out, it could be hot!

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Julianne DeBenedetto
Julianne DeBenedetto

Julianne DeBenedetto is Carewell's Content Editor who resides in Meridian, Idaho. When she's not working, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, cat, and two corgis.