Healthy Guilt-Free Chocolate for Easter!
Lately I’ve been getting really into making treats that are not just ‘sorta’ healthy, but completely healthy. Zucchini and coconut flour muffins were a particular hit at home – choc full of raspberries and so moist that I SWEAR they tasted exactly like *real* muffins. Seriously, you couldn’t even taste the zucchini 🙂
Anyway, one of my quests is either finding or creating completely healthy chocolate. Hey – I’m female; I need it 😉
I’ve been grating and eating 100% cacao cooking chocolate, which is actually pretty good. Enzo spat it out and thought it was vile but he has a MAJOR sweet tooth. Mine is slowly becoming tamer as I learn to savour real food even for my treats …
That being said, I’m a little bored with the same old dark stuff and so I thought I’d create my own. Here’s the recipe I used. This is seriously the healthiest chocolate in the world! And I do even dare to say possibly the yummiest …
healthy chocolate made easy!
- 1/2 cup of grated cocoa butter, organic (you can blend cacao nibs, available from the Woman Incredible store, if you can’t find this OR you can even leave it out and the chocolate will work; this just makes it creamier. I don’t always use it.)
- 1/2 cup of organic coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder, which is unprocessed chocolate (as are cacao nibs) and COMPLETELY good for you. Very high in magnesium 🙂
- Optional: 2 tablespoons of maca, mesquite (kind of caramelly superfood), or lucuma powder
- 2 tablespoons of shredded organic coconut
- pinch of real coloured salt
Mix the first 3 ingredients by hand, using a wooden spoon. You can heat the butter and oil a little in a pot if necessary.
Add in the rest of the ingredients, and mix well until blended.
Here is where it can get more interesting if you liked – you can add whatever sort of flavourings you like. A few of my favourites are vanilla and cinnamon, mint, ground coffee, chopped nuts, pepper and salt (yes!), or even more cacao nibs for added crunch! Lately I’ve been getting extra fancy and adding a single frozen raspberry in the middle.
Add the extras in, mix thoroughly, and then leave to set in foil inside a baking tray. It takes only about 10 minutes in the freezer.
You can also experiment with using moulds – Alyssa and I have heart shaped and flower shaped ones, which make it fun. This chocolate is super simple to make and takes only about 5 minutes. Remember you can leave out the cacao butter if you don’t have it or can’t find it!
Healthy chocolate? really?
This is actually fat-burning healthy chocolate, due to the incredible nutrition contained in the ingredients! It is still very high in fat, but these are great fats that actually lower bad cholesterol and improve metabolic function. So you can enjoy it daily! And trust me – it’s rich enough that there’s little chance you’ll over-indulge
And remember –
Life is Now. So you might as well eat the stuff you love now and then!
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