It's not just us, right? Summer has sped by this year.
We at LuliTonix are Summer addicts, and have to admit to a serious sense of sadness this post-labor-day morning. To distract us all from end-of-summer blues:
This recipe fulfills all of my requirements in a recipe: quick, easy (can't f*ck it up if you tried), chock-filled with super-foods and amazing health-amplifying ingredients, totally flexible from a throw-in-the-kitchen-sink perspective, and lusciously, decadently delicious.
What you need on hand:
1 cup Raw Organic Coconut Oil
1/2--2/3 Cup Raw Cacao Powder (I like 2/3)
1 tbsp Maca (Optional but will give a burst of energy, and is an adaptogenic superfood which couples with cacao really well, both from a flavor and a health perspective)
Pinch of Himalayan salt
1 Tbsp of Coconut Nectar, Coconut Sugar, or even Agave (optional)
Varied Raw Nuts & SuperFoods--whatever you have on hand: Raw nuts, Goji Berries, Mulberries, Goldenberries etc.
Pre-chill a flat plate in the freezer with some parchment paper on it.
If the coconut oil is solid, gently melt by placing some in a glass bowl and placing the bowl into a larger bowl of warm/hot water, stirring gently until liquefied) Then whisk the oil and the cacao powder together, adding whatever other touches you wish: Salt, Maca. If using sweetener, stir in.
Now you have a liquid chocolate base into which you can mix any number of crazy superfood combos. (Or nothing at all!)
I always use Goldenberries, which are not only amazingly healthy, but have a tart succulent taste profile which works incredibly with the chocolate. I like to throw in some nuts (raw), and any other dried raw berries I have on hand.
Mix whatever crazy concoction you are creating in there, then pour mixture out onto the chilled plate/tray.
Place in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, then take out, break into pieces, and enjoy! Because Coconut Oil has a low melting point, store in the fridge.
You can get as fancy with this recipe as you like--throw in some ginger or cayenne powder, or mesquite, I have been known to green it up with some Spirulina, and even thrown in some Maitake-and-Chaga Mushroom Powder on one crazy day following a David Wolfe Seminar. (I dare you to make it through one of his talks without buying some kind of Super Mushroom powder afterwards!)
I have thrown some orange zest in and added Hemp seeds for protein. There's no end to the chocolate filled culinary permutations, but it's always nice to keep it simple :)
Have a great day!