While Valentine's Day is often considered a hallmark holiday, it is definitely nice to remind the people we love that, well, we REALLY love them! (Ha!). And who doesn't like cards and chocolate?! So without further ado, here's a very simple, super healthy (ahem! And sexy!) but completely delicious recipe for raw superfood chocolate.
The way we see it, it's not only love-inducing, but with all these superfoods, it's also a little LOVE for your body too!
2 Cups Organic Cacao (pref raw)
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil*
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar (or more depending on desired sweetness)
1/2 Cup Organic Maca (optional)
1/2 Cup Chia Seed gel
1 Tbsp Vanilla extract (or bean)
2 Tbsp Organic Ashwagandha Root (optional)
1/2 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt
1 Tbsp Black Sesame Seeds or Hemp Seeds to garnish
Mix together all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then add the chia gel, mix, followed by coconut oil. [to liquify the coconut oil: boil water, then pour it into a large bowl, place desired amount of coconut oil into a smaller bowl, and put inside the large bowl filled with water. Stirring until the coconut oil liquifies].
Either roll into small balls and place in paper cupcake holders, or flat on a slightly oiled (with coconut oil) tray, like you would brownies. Alternatively you can do what we did and pour the chocolate batter into heart-shape ice cube/mold containers (if you have them!). Place in freezer for 15 minutes and presto!
Happy Valentines day Blendies!
PS. Note of caution: You may want to go easy on these little bites - they're chock full of Maca and Ashwagandha - both adaptogenic herbs, and known to promote sexual health, stamina, and aphrodisiac properties... Basically, they're very sexy herbs, if you know what we mean. Ahem! Combined with Chia Seeds, Black Sesame and Cacao - you could be up all night... <3
*As we use coconut oil for this recipe, it's best to keep them stored in the refrigerator (they're also fully raw, so you'll want to keep them cool anyway). If however, you're traveling or live in a warmer climate, replace coconut oil with cacao butter to prevent the chocolates from melting!