2. Replace Milk Choc-Chips with Dark Choc-Chips
Choc-chip pancakes are the best! Well, that is unless you’re on a diet and trying your best to avoid sugar as much as possible. In this case, why not swap out the milk choc-chips for dark chocolate chips instead? You’ll be surprised to learn that this is good for your health.
Dark chocolate, with a cocoa percentage of 80-percent or more, contains a decent amount of plant-based polyphenol antioxidants. These flavonoids and catechins are compounds that help the body burn calories by enhancing gut health. Eating a few blocks of dark chocolate every day boosts metabolism and burns off excess body fat when used in conjunction with a calorie-restricted diet.
Antioxidants clear your blood of excess free radicals that cause cell death. Free radicals are responsible for creating wrinkles and lines in your skin.
The next time you make a batch of pancakes, throw in some dark choc-chips, the chances are that you won’t even be able to tell the difference.