Recipe Monday: Raw Chocolate Treats

Posted by – December 19, 2016
Categories: Excerpt Food & Nutrition

The holidays call for stuffing our faces with traditional delicacies—a lot of them. We’re expected to eat seconds and thirds of foods that only come once a year, especially the range of desserts. Jessica Fenton’s Raw Chocolate Treats allows us to eat without feeling remorseful. Check out the excerpt below for a delicious, guilt-free dessert!

Winter Warming Drinking Chocolate

raw-choc-treatsOn a cold winters day, when you want something warm to drink but also want to stay as raw as possible to maintain high level of energy and radiant health, you might want to reach for this drink. It only takes a few minutes to make and it isnt overly sweet-you get that bitter, high-cacao content kick instead. But if you want to make it sweeter, just add a touch more yacon syrup.

Equipment
  • Bain marie or dehydrator
  • Power blender
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons raw coconut oil
  • Generous 2 cups of your favorite Raw Nut & Seed Milk.
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • Scant ¼ cup yacon syrup
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • ½ inch piece fresh ginger, peeled.
To make
    1. If the coconut oil is too firm to blend, melt it down gently into a soft or runny consistency in a bain-marie or dehydrator.
    1. Add the coconut oil to your power blender with all the other ingredients and blend on full power, using the plunger, until smooth.
    1. Pour the mixture into a glass mixing bowl and heat in the bain-marie until warm, stirring frequently. Pour into 2 favorite mugs and enjoy immediately.
Tags: Raw Foods Recipe Vegetarian & Vegan Jessica Fenton

About the Author

Maren began her publishing career as an intern at Counterpoint and Soft Skull Press, where she stayed on for more than four years as a publicist and web coordinator. She joined the NAB team in 2015 and is still stoked about it—she gets to read her Rob Brezsny horoscope (Scorpio)​ before anyone else! Maren lives in Oakland with a monstrous Maine Coon and spends the majority of her spare time convincing him to not eat all of her houseplants. Sometimes she has time to write, paint things, garden, or repair furniture.​