Raw chocolate treats I made this week…

These two recipes go together.

Basically I was making a fudge cake for a party, but I couldn’t get all the fudge out of the blender.

You could use a food processor, or, as I did, make a  rich raw chocolate for adults, and then add milk and 2 bananas to the remaining fudge, to create a chocolate mix for iced-lollies.

This is also good use of the walnut milk, which is a by-product of the cake recipe, great!

The lollies contain very little cacao, so work well as healthy treats for young children.

I was in a hurry so unfortunately no photo :( (except for the kids enjoying the lollies!)

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Recipe yields:

6-8 iced lollies

4-6 adult portions of fudge cake

 

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Chocolate-chip Cookie Dough Muffins

imageI love these muffins.

I have only ever made raw vegan desserts.  I find them, healthier, simpler and always tastier than any cooked alternative.  These muffins are no exception.

They are ever so simple to make and versatile (Scroll down for the recipe)!

I am quite the chocolate connoisseur, or addict, however you would like to word it :-)

Raw cacao is a controversial raw food.  Some swear by it, some say it is a drug and you are better off having organic, cooked, dark chocolate.

This is my personal experience.  Raw cacao contains anandamide.  According to wikipedia, Anandamide, also known as N-arachidonoylethanolamine or AEA, is an endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter. The name is taken from the Sanskrit word ananda, which means ‘bliss’ or ‘delight’

Chocolate is the only food to contain anandamide.  This ‘bliss chemical’ sets of feelings similar to a workout high or falling in love.

The below excerpt is taken from a great article at Natural News:

Cacao is derived from Theobroma Cacao beans, which literally means “Food of the Gods”. Cacao contains over 300 compounds including: protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, iron, zinc, copper, calcium and magnesium. Magnesium helps to build strong bones and is a muscle relaxant associated with feelings of calmness. Cacao is also high in sulfur, which helps form strong nails and hair. (more…)

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Avocado Banana Pudding


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This is such a simple, versatile recipe. I have fed it to my twins regularly since they were 6 months old, in various forms. It is quite simply 1 ripe banana to 1 ripe avocado per person.

Then blend, food process or mash together. You could vary it in the following ways, there are surely others, but these are ones I have tried:

  • I add a mixed green powder, but spirulina is also good.  I make it for breakfast every weekend or school (summer) holiday morning.*
  • Add, carob (or cacao) to make a chocolate pudding.  (Freeze bananas the evening before or earlier, to make an ice cream pudding).
  • Add organic vanilla essence.
  • Omit the powders and add greek yoghurt to make it more filling (more…)

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