Trying to get off sugar?
This is the perfect little chocolate sweet to keep in the fridge and SOOO simple to make!
Chocolate is loved by so many people, including me. I loved the round coconut roughs as a kid and this is a close resemblance.When I was first weaning myself off sugar, I found that this recipe was really helpful. I could enjoy a few pieces of this and know that I was eating good fats in the coconut and enjoying the antioxidants and other goodies in the raw cacao. I’ve haven’t had an addiction to chocolate but I do enjoy some around that time of the month. Is it because it has magnesium in it which is great to help soothe muscle cramps? It is a powerful stimulant on the nervous system and too much of a good thing can inhibit calcium retention. As I have increased the green smoothies and bone broths in my diet with clean eating, I have found that the cravings have diminished dramatically. I can now have this in the fridge and not touch a piece. Cocoa is closely related to raw cacao however the nutrients aren’t as available. Cocoa has been roasted which changes the structure of the cocoa bean. Raw cacoa has been cold pressed to extract the cacao butter so the integrity of the nutrients remains.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. We use coconut butter in this recipe to help it travel well in the summer. It keeps for a long time in the fridge. In the cooler days, it will sit on the bench without losing shape so long as the chocolate lovers don’t discover it first.
Loving your body enough to make things that are delicious and nourishing is oh so rewarding!
This is one of those things. Just make sure you don’t have one too many pieces cause they are just so yummy!
Did you know?
- Coconut and it’s oil in particular is very detoxing and also great for oil pulling
- Raw Cacao is full of antioxidants
- Medjool Dates are the sticky fresh ones often found in the fruit and veggie section
- small brownie tray
- 240g pitted dates
- 240g coconut flakes
- 70g cacao powder
- 70g coconut oil (winter) or butter (summer)
Recipe – Make double batch in 2 separate lots if you like it thicker
- line your tin with baking paper
- place the coconut flakes into the thermo to desiccate. Blend on speed 10 for 6 seconds or until very very fine.
- add in the rest of the ingredients
- blend 30sec/speed10 it should be nice and sticky
- press into your tin tightly, I like to use the back of a dessert spoon. Or roll into balls or even make fun shapes with the kids
- Refrigerate for at least an hour and cut up into little pieces. (I cut about 8×3 to get 24 pieces)
For an extra pick me up, nutrition and flavour kick add 3 drops of young living essential oil.
I have tried peppermint & orange. I think I might try tangerine and spearmint next 🙂