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This chocolate recipe is pretty good, and really easy to make. You need very few ingredients and you get to create something chocolatey which is as unique as you want it to be.
Interested? Read further.
I recently had my parents visiting my husband and me, and my mom is a dark chocolate lover. My dad loves chocolate too, but he is more of a milk chocolate kind of guy. And so was I until I discovered milk was not good for what I have, and neither is sugar. So when I found this chocolate recipe, I had to try it. My husband tried it. My mom tried it. My dad tried it. Some of my friends at my corporate job tried it. And all loved it. So it kind of proves my point. 🙂
For this heavenly chocolatey chocolate, you will need:
  • 80g extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbsp honey, you can taste the chocolate paste and see how dark or sweet you like it
  • 40g raw cacao
  • a pinch of fleur de sel or sea salt
You can put the oil slowly to melt in a pan and then add the chocolate. Mix the two together, add a punch of salt, some honey to taste. Taste the mix and if you like it don’t add anything else. Put it in a mould in the freezer to set for 10-15 minutes and then keep it in the fridge.
Now, if you’re like and you like to experiment, you can think about adding those things to your chocolate:
  • goji berries
  • essential oils – it really tastes great and they are so easy to keep that you’ll end up probably using them for dishes and water too
  • peperoncino – a tiny bit of peperoncino in your chocolate gives it a little kick, even if your chocolate is sweet
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • dried fruits
So try the combinations you wished your supermarket had, get creative, and love your chocolate!!! 🙂

The nutrients found in raw chocolate have been linked to a number of health benefits and has been known to:

1) Lower blood pressure & improve circulation

2) Promotes cardiovascular function & health

3) Neutralizes free radicals

4)Raw Chocolate can improve digestion

5) Raw chocolate can enhance physical and mental well-being

6) Appetite suppressant

7) Aphrodisiac

8) Sense of well being

 

Articles and References

http://www.chocchick.com/raw-chocolate-benefits/super-food.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/522112-health-benefits-of-raw-cacao-nibs/

http://www.lifefood.eu/en/strava/raw-cacao-the-real-raw-chocolate.html

http://www.builtlean.com/2012/04/12/raw-chocolate/

http://envirohealthtech.com/cacao.htm

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/prevention/nutrition/chocolate.aspx

http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/Story/0,,2046663,00.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chocolate

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2020555/For-chocolates-true-benefits-time-ditch-foil-real.html

http://www.cacaoweb.net/nutrition.html