Raw food is healthier and more nutritious. It is in natural balance. It is easily digested.
But chocolate is delicious and helps the day.
Can you have healthy, raw chocolate?
Raw chocolate may be one of the best ways to start on your journey towards healthy raw food. Being a bit of a chocaholic myself, I have started to make all my own. You may like to try this recipe. Experiment to suit your taste. With so many chocolate companies using GM ingredients, with chocolate laden with sugar and low quality fat, making your own can be healthy. Imagine – healthy chocolate…
- one part raw unprocessed honey
- one part raw coconut oil
- two to three parts cacao powder (raw cocoa)
- moisten with as little water if necessary.
Mix in a processor. This is you basic chocolate mix, which is very rich.
Orange – adding a whole orange, roughly chopped and then processed.
Lemon – the same with a lemon, but you may need more honey.
The peel gives a lovely tang, but you may prefer to leave it out.
Dried fruit such as sultanas.
Raw nuts (soaked overnight to release the nutrients). Pecans worked well for me.
You can also make it less rich by adding some organic, wholemeal, stoneground flour or reducing the coconut oil.
It doesn’t last long.