Indulge Healthily: The Benefits of Superfood Chocolates
These superfood chocolates taste great and you can eat them without feeling guilty as they are made of high quality and healthy ingredients. The coconut oil, coconut, almond butter and almond meal will help to keep your blood sugar under control; this is one of the most important aspects of your health.
If your blood sugar is out of balance your hormones get out of balance, your energy is up and down and you store fat due to the insulin response. So, make these up and have one when you feel like a sweet treat. They keep well in the fridge for about a week.
1 cup virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup almond meal
4 Tbsp honey (maple syrup if low FODMAP)
1/4 cup organic unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup hemp seed protein (*you can substitute any other protein powder or leave out)
1⁄2 tsp liquid Stevia or 3 tsp powdered Stevia (*optional)
1 Tbsp organic vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup raw chocolate/cacao powder
1/3 cup goji berries (*optional)
1. Spray an ice cube tray with oil and set aside or use mini Easter egg moulds or mini muffin papers.
2. Melt coconut oil under hot water or spoon into saucepan and melt over low flame. When coconut oil turns to a liquid, pour oil into a medium sized bowl.
3. Slowly whisk in almond butter, cinnamon, Stevia (if using), and agave nectar one at a time.
4. Next, whisk in vanilla.
5. Then slowly stir in cacao, almond meal, coconut, and hemp seed protein one at a time, sprinkling evenly as you go.
6. Batter should run off your spoon. Spoon into ice cube tray, or moulds and chill in freezer for 15 minutes.
7. Stick 1 goji berry on the top. *optional
Antioxidant Rich Ingredients for Optimal Health
Superfood chocolates are not just a treat for your taste buds; they're a boon for your health too. Infused with high-quality ingredients like virgin coconut oil and raw cacao powder, these chocolates provide a rich source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are vital for combating oxidative stress in the body, which can lead to chronic diseases. By incorporating these nutrient-dense ingredients, our superfood chocolates offer a delicious way to boost your overall health.
Almond Butter and Meal: Nutritious and Delicious
Another key ingredient in our superfood chocolate recipe is almond butter. Almonds are renowned for their heart-healthy fats and are a great source of Vitamin E, which is essential for skin health. Almond meal, also included in the recipe, adds a lovely texture and additional nutritional benefits. These ingredients not only enhance the flavour profile but also contribute to a balanced diet, making our chocolates a guilt-free indulgence.
Naturally Sweetened for Balanced Blood Sugar
For those mindful of their sugar intake, our superfood chocolates are a perfect choice. Sweetened naturally with honey or low FODMAP alternatives like maple syrup, they offer a lower glycemic index compared to traditional chocolates. This makes them a suitable option for maintaining stable blood sugar levels, a crucial aspect of overall health. Such mindful choices in sweetening agents reflect our commitment to creating health-conscious confections.
Customising with Superfoods for Added Benefits
Lastly, the versatility of this recipe allows for personalisation with various superfood add-ins. From hemp seed protein for a protein boost to a dash of cinnamon for its anti-inflammatory properties, each addition only enhances the health benefits. Whether you're looking for a nutritious snack or a healthy treat, these superfood chocolates cater to both your health and flavour desires, making them a fantastic choice for anyone looking to indulge healthily.