Do You Like Chocolate? Good. You Can Relax.
I’ve got good news about chocolate – real, pure, incredible chocolate.
I mean actual chocolate. The really good stuff. Not the candy you find at the checkout at the drug store. Most of those products don’t have much chocolate in them at all! They have sugar, milk-ish remnants, colour, fillers to make them feel and taste like chocolate. But they aren’t chocolate. There’s very little food in those products.
I named this blog Eating Is The Answer because I believe that most people’s health problems are due to foods missing from their diets. Most people think they need to diet one day … take out the things they love so that they can look good. They’ll do it one day, but not now. It’s too hard to take away the foods that help them forget their stressful day. There’s so much stress. But one day they’ll make that sacrifice – trade tasty food for better looks.
The sacrifice is unnecessary. You can achieve these goals without dieting.
The reality is that people are sick, overweight, depressed, confused not because they need to cut food out of their diet but because they need to add foods in that are missing – foods that are full of the nutrients we need to function at our best. These foods taste great and make us feel awesome. Guess what. Chocolate is one of these foods.
I’M MAKING NEXT WEEK CHOCOLATE WEEK
Join me? I’ll give you the simple recipe now and each day next week I’ll outline the medicinal benefits of the ingredients.
Here’s the recipe – make it this weekend and see what you think. I already know. You’re going to be surprised that you can make it in 15 minutes and without cooking. It’s raw. It’s chocolate. It will improve your overall health.
If you’re in Canada you get most of the ingredients at Bulk Barn or Loblaws, otherwise just go to your neighbourhood health food store and you’ll find all of them no problem. All you need is 5 tbsp cacao powder (not cocoa, cacao); 5 tbsp unrefined coconut oil; 3 tbsp raw honey or 100% pure maple syrup; 1/2 tsp celtic sea salt; 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper; 1/2 tsp pure vanilla; 20 to 30 mini paper baking cups.
Directions go as follows:
- Liquify coconut oil by placing closed jar in a sink of warm to hot water. The warmth will melt the coconut oil inside the jar so you can pour it out.
- Mix remaining ingredients with the liquified coconut oil in a bowl. No powered mixer is necessary for this.
- Pour your chocolate into mini paper baking cups and place in refrigerator or freezer until hardened (less than an hour).
Seem tough? Not really. Even the cleanup is a pleasure – you use your finger and eat the chocolate you spilled.
Pass this on to anyone you know who loves chocolate. They’re going to love it.
PS – if this blog just gave you a craving, that’s ok. Go ahead and buy yourself a 70% chocolate bar. It’s mostly chocolate (70%). It’s the sugar and other things that make you unwell after eating all those other candy bars – notice the flu season starts right after halloween? Not a coincidence. It’s the sugar overwhelming our immune systems. Relax with some real chocolate instead – I’ll explain next week exactly why chocolate relaxes you when I discuss the fact that it’s the highest source of magnesium on the planet.
Again, please pass this on to anyone you know who considers chocolate a guilty pleasure. Next week I’ll be taking away the guilt.