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CACAO & CHIA PUDDING

My go-to recipe when you just have to have chocolate! Full of healthy fats, antioxidants and fibre. The perfect little indulgent snack to keep in a jar in your handbag.

Ingredients

3 tbsp chia seeds

1 cup almond milk

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

1 spoonful of your favourite natural sweetner (to taste)

2 medjool dates (optional)

Method

Combine chia seeds, almond milk, raw cacao and a spoonful (to taste) of natural sweetener. If you choose to add dates then combine in a blender, otherwise you can mix ingredients in a small bowl.

Once combined, scoop mixture into a jar or 2 small cups. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Eat up!

 

Rich decadent mud cake

This is honesty one of my favourites for the perfect chocolate fix! I usually make it and freeze it to last me a week or so! It's super rich and very chocolaty, also high in antioxidants and skin-loving good fats.

Gluten, dairy & refined sugar free!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup hazelnut meal

1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup almond milk

4 tablespoons rice malt syrup

 

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees

2. Combine hazelnut meal, almond meal, raw cacao & baking powder.

3. Add eggs, almond milk, coconut oil & rice malt syrup.

4. Spoon mixture into 20cm round baking tin.

5. Bake for 35-40 mins, or until cooked all the way through.

Icing: mix 200g 85% dark chocolate with 200ml of warmed coconut cream. Icing inspired by Teresa Cutter's chocolate ganache.

 

Healthy Hot Chocolate

My favorite recipe for a healthier version of a hot chocolate that will make you excited for the colder weather!

 

What you need:

1 cup coconut milk

2 heaped teaspoons cacao powder

2 teaspoons of honey (or to taste)

20g melted dark chocolate (optional, leave out if you want it to be dairy free)

Method

In a small saucepan, pour cacao and honey into coconut milk then stir together until honey is melted. Optionally add in dark chocolate and stir until mixture has heated on low heat, or microwave for 1 minute. 

Enjoy!

 

Easy Raw Chocolate

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Here is a basic recipe to make raw chocolate! I have used coconut oil but another alternative is cacao butter (can be quite expensive).

Ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup agave syrup (preferably) or rice malt syrup

1 cup raw cacao powder

Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean

You can add your choice of fruit and nuts, I have found that hazelnuts, walnuts and pistachios work best. You can also add fruit such as berries and mango, then freeze as a slice & cut up and serve into small pieces.

Method:

Mix all ingredients together, pour into moulds then place in fridge or freezer to set.