To me, treating yourself means to do something good for yourself that every cell will thank you for later. I think it should be done often and without any guilt associated in doing so. When we can take care of our needs and love ourselves enough to acknowledge even a small part of you that deserves praise and appreciation, we are more capable to receive that same affection from others and more readily give it away.
BEHOLD: Raw vegan chocolate. Packed with antioxidants, magnesium, iron (ladies, for that time of month/all day, err day), healthy fats, and adaptogens (more on these later).
I would love to know what you think! This has become my go to for parties, gifts, and late night cravings. Enjoy!
1 cup solid cacao butter (broken into chunks, about 1 cup)
6-7 tablespoons raw cacao powder
3-4 tablespoons coconut sugar
½ teaspoon sea salt
*Tools needed: small pot and medium saucepan or heatproof bowl
1. Fill the pot about an inch with water and bring to a bowl. Place the saucepan/heatproof bowl over the pot and add cacao butter. Heat cacao butter.
2. When cacao butter is melted, remove from heat and let the it cool slightly. Add cacao powder and coconut sugar and whisk until dissolved and well mixed. Add the salt and whisk again.
3. Line a small tray with parchment paper. I like to have a sheet longer than the pan so that no chocolate spills underneath. Pour the chocolate on parchment paper and spread into an even layer.
4. Place tray in freezer for 2 hours. Take out and break into bite size pieces. Eat up and enjoy! Will keep for a few weeks in the fridge or freezer.
*Optional: add any toppings you like! I like to spread a thick layer and add several different flavor combinations in rows, so when i break it there is a variety of flavors (and because I’m lazy and don’t want to make another batch).
*You can get fancy and use chocolate molds. Treat it the same and stick it in the fridge/freezer once poured.
*Some possible flavor combinations: goji berries and chia seeds, cinnamon and cayenne, fresh grated ginger and bee pollen, chopped raw pecans and himalayan salt, almond butter and himalayan salt, grated orange peel.