Monday, March 2, 2015

Skin Healthy Chocolate Recipe

All the ingredients in this chocolate recipe are healthy and contain vitamins, antioxidants and polyphenols, which are key to reduce inflammation and make healthy cells and GOOD SKIN.

Homemade “Healthy” Chocolate Sauce Recipe

(makes ½ cup)

½ cup organic, unfiltered coconut oil
4 T + 2 t raw unsweetened cacao powder
2 T + 2 t grade b maple syrup OR raw, local honey
¼ t pure vanilla extract
1-2 pinches sea salt
(Optional:  add cayenne pepper, cinnamon, nuts, coconut, peppermint extract, dried berries)

Put coconut oil in small saucepan and melt on low. When liquid, remove from heat and stir in cacao powder. Mix until lumps are dissolved, then stir in maple syrup or honey, vanilla extract and sea salt.

For syrup, serve immediately. For sauce, let cool 10-15 minutes. For shell effect, pour over cold dessert such as ice cream and give it a few minutes to harden.

Dip fruit in it, use it as a sauce, drizzle over nuts, bananas, pretzels and freeze.