4 Recipes: Homemade, Raw Dark Chocolate!

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My name is Danielle, and I’m a chocoholic! However, I love to make my own. All the chocolate I make is raw, organic, healthy, dairy-free, sugar-free and gluten-free. It is easy, fun, so nutritious and I have the ability to make it taste just the way I want. I am going to give you 4 variations that I absolutely love. Feel free to add in whatever ingredients you love. Nuts (soak them first, see guide here.), goji berries, dried fruit, unsweetened desiccated coconut, etc.

I took this picture of some of the chocolates I made at home!

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All of my chocolate recipes are made with the superfood, raw form of cocoa (highly processed and little to zero nutritional benefit) ; cacao- it’s beyond amazing! Pronounced: ka-kow.

Some of its more amazing feats include: improved brain function, very high in antioxidants, very high in magnesium, promotes heart health, quells headaches, mood enhancing, aphrodisiac, and even promotes healthy skin and aids in weight loss.  Read this post I wrote to learn all about it!

#1) The Original Raw Dark Chocolate

Ingredients:

* 1/4 cacao powder

* Just under 1/4 cup organic, extra virgin coconut oil

* 1 tsp. raw honey

* 2 packtes natvia or stevia (or to taste)

Method:

Mix all together in a bowl and place in rubber mold. Then place in freezer for 20+ minutes and enjoy!

#2) Raw Banana Dark Chocolate

You will need a rubber mold for this recipe as well.  (See picture above.  I love the heart-shaped mold!)

Ingredients:

* 1 cup organic, extra virgin coconut oil- If you’re in colder weather right now you may need to let the jar of coconut oil sit in a bowl of warm water for about a minute or so until it’s melted.

* 1 cup cacao powder

* ¼ mashed banana

* ¼ coconut oil

* Stevia/Natvia, to taste

Method:

Mix ingredients together in a bowl and  place chocolate into the mold.  Place in freezer (at least 20 min) and wait for them to set!

#3) Instant Creamy Banana Dark Chocolate

This thrid recipe is REALLY quick and so yummy! You can throw it together and eat it within minutes. Make enough for a sinful tasting snack for yourself or double, triple the recipe for guests or dinner at a friend’s.

Ingredients:

* 3 Tbsp. of cacao powder

* 3 Tbsp. of organic, extra virgin coconut oil

* Banana, mushed and to taste

*Stevia or Natvia, to taste

Method:

Mix together and eat! If you’re not a fan of banana you can replace it with avocado. It is very creamy and delicious and no, you can not taste it at all!

#4) Instant Cherry Dark Chocolate

The fourth recipe contains Medjool dates and cherries! It is also just as quick as the second!

Serves 1

Ingredients:

* 2 Medjool dates, pitted (might be easier to process them if they have been soaked in filtered water for 15-30 min)

* 2 Tbsp. Cacao powder

* 5 Cherries, pitted

* 1 Handful of walnuts

* 1 Tbsp. organic, extra virgin coconut oil

* Splash of water

*Stevia or Natvia, to taste

Method:

Combine all ingredients together in a food processor. If you have a vita mix you can use that! If you are finding consistency too liquidy, add more dates or cacao powder. Don’t use too much stevia, it is really sweet! Double or triple the batch for a bigger serving. Enjoy!

Picture below of the chocolates without a mold->

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For personalized guidance with your health, wellness and fun recipe ideas I invite you to contact me today so we can schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Decadent Brownies Without The Guilt

Last night, I had a serious craving for brownies! I had heard of brownie recipes that included zucchini and no grains and have been wanting to give it a shot. When I realized I had all the ingredients in the house, I knew it was the perfect time to try it out! This recipe TRULY surprised me by just how decadent and delicious it is. Rich, moist…all the goods. I used this recipe as a guide and switched it up a bit varying it to true Your Break-Through style.

Preparing the batter.

Preparing the batter.

Ready to go...

Ready to go…

Perfection!

Perfection!

These babies were gone pretty fast.

These babies were gone pretty fast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 Tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup The Original Homemade Raw Dark Chocolate, frozen and chopped into desired size-think chocolate chips (Find recipe here)  

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl adding in your chopped dark chocolate last.
  • Pour into a greased (with coconut oil) 9×9 baking pan.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Trust me, I KNOW it doesn’t make any sense, but these brownies are sooo amazing and I am so happy to share them with you. Such a decadent treat. Sugar-free, gluten-free, paleo (grain-free), dairy-free and all of the ingredients are delicious and nutritious.  So grab yourself a glass of almond milk (I love unsweetened vanilla! Learn to make your own here) and enjoy brownies guilt-free for the first time!

I hope you enjoy them as much as my family and I did!

xoxo, Danielle

Do you feel inspired to deepen your relationship with your beauty and wellness?

 

Apple-Walnut Bliss Balls

These are perfect for dessert or an afternoon snack. They will give you an energy boost- and guess what…all the ingredients are actually working in your favor! I am personally blown away by the many benefits of 2 ingredients so I have listed the info below. 🙂

Makes about 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup apple, chopped
  • 1 cup raw walnuts, soaked (see more about soaking here. )- Walnuts are a prehistoric food. They contain Omega 3 fatty-acids. For this reason they are known as, “brain food”. They literally help stimulate brain and nervous system function! Ever notice they actually look like a brain?
  • 1/2 Tbsp. organic, extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 Packets of Natvia (Stevia will work too)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. raw honey – Raw honey is SO amazing. This is completely different from the honey you typically find in the big grocery stores. It must be raw. Raw and wild is ideal. ‘Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Raw honey promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system and eliminates allergies. It is even an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infection. It can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain and calm nerves. It is also anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma!’ –For more information on raw honey’s benefits (and yes, there’s more!) click here and here.
  • 5 Tbsp. unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  •  1 tsp. cinnamon

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor

  2. Process until smooth, roll into balls and freeze

If they aren’t sticky enough add:

  • 1 date

  • 1 handful walnuts

They will be soft. Ball them up, eat right away or put them in the freezer and once hard enjoy! Freeze for at least 30 -40 minutes or overnight. Eat immediately and enjoy!

xoxo, Danielle


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