Saturday, December 26, 2009
Homemade Raw Chocolate Recipe
This time of year, everyone is indulging in chocolates. Making raw chocolates instead of the processed, cooked (all chocolate is cooked unless it says 'raw'), refined & sugar-laden chocolates, can allow you to feel guilt-free while still sharing your sweetness with loved ones. Remember, eating raw food is not about deprivation; I find the raw lifestyle to actually allow guilt-free indulgence while infusing your cells with life force and nutrition.
1 cup raw cacao powder
1 cup raw cacao butter
1/2 cup clear agave
1-2 tbsp raw almond butter
pinch Celtic salt (or mix of highly mineralized salts)
Optional Ingredients, yet use them if you have them!
pinch of white stevia extract powder
pinch vitamin E tocotrienols
pinch blue green algae
Blend in a Vita-Mix ideally (it may warm gently which is fine - you want it to be a thinner consistency for easy pouring) or in a food processor (smaller bowl inside the bigger bowl unless you double or triple the recipe). I've found the VM to work best. Pour into ice cube trays or cute molds and chill until frozen.
Keep this recipe simple the first few times you make it and experiment with different versions after you've gotten a solid recipe that you can default to in the future.
Raw chocolate on it's own has no sugar, but of course the clear agave brings the sweetness to this recipe. I'm personally not doing much agave recently as a personal experiment, but having a liquid sweetener for this recipe is needed. From my understanding, the raw clear agave is the healthiest agave available in comparison to the others on the market.