Healthy chocolate bonbons

Healthy Chocolate Bonbons

I eat a piece of chocolate every single day.

Every evening I treat myself to a petite dessert to go along with my cup of tea. Now, we could start an entire discussion whether or not it’s healthy habit, or if it is good or bad thing to do and so on…

But I can tell you this much: that one piece does not make me gain any weight. (Neither does it make me lose any pounds though, for those ‘dark chocolate is healthy’ believers out there.)

I does, however, make me insanely happy and satisfied ánd it gives me instant chocolate gratification. It’s a little something to look forward too after a day of devoted healthy eating. My naughty moment if you want to put it like that. And it’s what keeps me going. Because let’s be honest, we need to let loose from time to time. And that’s why I don’t believe in diets. Being restrictive is good for nothing. Just eat. But eat healthy! And be a goodie two shoes 80% of the time and a bad ass chick 20% of the time. Food wise I mean. Obvi. You know, the boring old 80-20 rule.

So, I might not have to point out that my piece of chocolate is a ‘healthy’ one. Read: it’s dark (at least 70% cacao, ladies. Say buh-bye to the milk chocolate!). It’s with raw cacao. It’s dairy free (vegan if you like). You won’t find any processed sugar inside, neither will it contain any  preservatives. And it may or may not contain some superfoods along the way (bonus).

For those of you wondering where to find a chocolate that meets all the requirements as listed above… meet: Lovechock. The yummiest and healthiest chocolate option out there! Found in every so called organic/bio/nature shop for you to grab and enjoy. Moderation is key, though. Don’t eat the whole dang bar. Eat one piece (or two, on days when needed). Slowly.

But, if it’s absolutely impossible for you to find a Lovechock bar in a store near you, I have a plan B. Little more effort than buying it and only opening the wrapper when craving a chocolate. But as good and healthy as the store bought version.

Make your own dark chocolate bonbons with this easy peasy recipe:

You’ll need

  • 4 tbsp raw cacao
  • 15g raw cacao nibs
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk (note: not coconut creme)
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1 (or 2) tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of pink Himalaya salt

Directions

Heat the coconut oil in a small pan.

When the coconut oil is melted add all other ingredients and stir well until you get a chocolate batter.

Add the mixture to an ice cube mold an put in the freezer for two hours (or overnight).

Enjoy one – guilt-free – with a cup of tea or coffee.

Bon appetit!

Xo, Kirsten

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Skinny brownies

Clean and healthy brownies

I made this recipe a while back as a desert for a picnic in the park. Everybody loved it. Read: it only took a couple of seconds before the whole dang brownie cake had disappeared into the greedy mouths of my girlfriends. 

Luckily I hid and left a small piece in the kitchen cabinet at home so I could still enjoy some the day after. Because, this chocolate bomb is a treat in healthy heaven. It’s soooo good. Craving chocolate or cake? This is your go to recipe from now on. You’ll never ever want the real deal again because you can have this healthy version which tastes exactly the same without the gross and fat processed ingredients and bucket loads of sugar.

Anyway: thanks to fitgirlcode, one of my favorite healthy lifestyle blogs, for this awesome recipe.

Prepare to faint. Because this is brownie perfection. I want to marry this clean brownie recipe and make perfect little skinny chocolate babies with it. It’s that good.

You’ll need

  • 250g pitted dates
  • 60g of almonds
  • 30g of macadamia nuts
  • 30g of cashews
  • (Or any other nut you want. The ones listed above are my faves :))
  • 4 eggs
  • cinnamon
  • stevia
  • 2 teaspoons raw cacao powder
  • Coconut oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Add the dates, raw cacao, cinnamon and nuts in a food processor and grind them.

Split the eggs. Add the yolks to the date and nut mixture and blend.

Now stir the egg white with some stevia until they’re stiff. Mix with the rest of the mixture.

Take a cake pan and grease with coconut oil. Put some baking paper on the bottom. Pour the mixture to the cake pan and put in the oven for about 35 minutes.

 

Enjoy sweet sweet teeth. 😉

xo, Kirsten