Health Chocolate

 

Health Chocolate

This recipe is pure delight. Tastes like melted chocolate bars, in reality it’s a superfood elixir.

Most hot chocolate mixes you buy in your local supermarket are filled with chemicals and harmful ingredients. For quite some time I ruled out hot chocolate believing that it could not be a part of my nutrition plan, that is until I came up with this recipe.

Raw cocoa is a powerful antioxidant and also contains B and E vitamins, iron, zinc, copper, calcium and magnesium. As you can see, in the table below, raw cocoa has about  40x the amount of antioxidants as blueberries. As with all things, moderation is key, but you should feel great about enjoying this elixir once in a while!

ORAC scores for the Top 10 Antioxidants Foods (per 100 grams)

1) Raw cocoa powder* 95,500

2) Raw cacao nibs* 62,100

3) Roasted cocoa powder 26,000

4) Organic Goji Berries* 25,300

5) Acai Berries* 18,500

6) Dark Chocolate 13,120

7) Milk Chocolate 6,740

8) Prunes 5,770

9) Raisins 2,830

10) Blueberries 2,400

Source: US department of Agriculture/Journal of American Chemical Society

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/022610_cacao_chocolate_raw.html#ixzz2Ijgw5TiY

THE RECIPE

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  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 heaping tbs of raw cocoa
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1-2 tsp coconut flour (depending on desired thickness)
  • sprinkle of salt
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (alcohol free)
  • stevia to taste (you may also use dates or honey to sweeten)

Place all ingredients into a pot over low heat and whisk to combine.  Bring mixture to a boil stirring continually. (serves 1)

ENJOY!

XOXO- the reverent lion

One thought on “Health Chocolate

  1. Would you be willing to post the brands of the items you buy that are packaged? Like the coconut products, the powders, the cocoa…..etc ? When you have time of course 🙂

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