Winter is here on the Costa del Sol and Christmas is just round the corner so what better time for a recipe for healthy chocolates?
I don’t know about anyone else but the winter blues are here for me. The temperature has dropped, the sun disappears earlier and at the moment the rain on the Costa del Sol is hitting hard.
As a working mum with 2 young kids the run up to Christmas is a busy time of the year for me (although when isn’t?). As the rainy cold evenings set in my motivation to leave the house and go training is at an all-time low. At the moment all I seem to want to do in the evenings is stay at home and snuggle up in front of the TV before inevitably falling asleep exhausted for what are very hectic, long days.
For me personally an evening on the sofa, watching TV just doesn’t seem the same without chocolate and with Christmas around the corner I really am trying to eat a bit healthier as I know what’s coming!
So, when my friend posted this recipe on Facebook the other day I just had to share it with everyone as I am sure there are some people out there in my position and either way, who wouldn’t want some healthy chocolate?
She was even kind enough to post a link along with it detailing the benefits of raw cacao powder, so thank you Vicky.
- 3 tbsp of coconut oil
- 4 tbsp of raw cacoa
- Smash some unsalted mixed nuts together with a rolling pin! (Alternatively ground the nuts! ha) We like our nuts chunky!
- Add 1 tbsp of nut butter (we use cashew or Almond)
- Add 1 – 2 tbsp of Rice syrup, or maple syrup or we used honey as that’s all we had.
Mix and mix and mix (give it some elbow!)
We put ours into a silicon sweet moulds.
Pop in the fridge ready to eat about 20 mins later.
The task is not to eat them all at once!
Things to play with adding:- Raisins, Goji Berries, Coconut flakes, we added Chia seeds tonight!
Honestly, it takes 5 mins to do and is totally worth it!
Yummy! Enjoy xx
I would love to hear from anyone else who has any other alternative healthy recipes for some good old winter comfort foods.
If you can please email them to me on firstname.lastname@example.org I will post them on here for us all to benefit from.
Thanks and enjoy!