For those choosing to eat a path of Wholefoods, avoiding excess stimulation to the nervous system, avoiding processed sugars and unhealthy hydrogenated oils, then the prospect of finding some ‘Chocolate’ pleasure to share with your love (or simply your beautiful self!) might seem unnerving.
In Ayurvedic medicine, Chocolate is considered to be heating for the body and easily over-stimulating to the nervous system (brain) which really needs to stay cool, calm & collected! Due to these and some other reasons, Chocolate is not something you will find your Ayurvedic practitioner generally prescribing.
A big part of Ayurveda’s holistic approach is about maintaing balance not become too ‘rigid’ or stuck in one thing or another.
We always have wholesome choices we can make however. When it comes to eating ‘treats’ and things of a ‘Chocolaty’ kind… This is the way I like to do it!
- 10 tblsp’s of Coconut oil
- 3-4 Tbsp’s of Carob powder
- 1 Tbsp of Tahini/Almond butter or Sunbutter
- 1/4 tsp of Sea salt
- Dash of Vanilla essence
- 1 tsp of Cinnamon powder (In Ayurveda this helps the body digest Sweet foods & improves circulation)
- Major ingredient, LOVE!
*To set the Chocolate’s you can use an ice-cube tray (one with silicon at the bottom for ease is best!)
- Melt Coconut oil and pour into a bowl.
- Add your Carob to the bowl and mix with your favorite spoon.
- Add Tahini, Almond butter or Sunbutter and stir thoroughly. (We want the consistency as smooth as possible!)
- Next add the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and stir.
- Pour your mix into your chosen chocolate mould or ice cube tray and place the chocolates in the freezer for approx 30mins to allow them to set!
When they are ready to serve, pop out the hearts and enjoy these real – wholefood sweet treats!
An easy peazy, simple, homemade creation that will satisfy your Chocolate taste-buds & leave you feeling balanced and calm after-wards!
*Carob is naturally sweet. This recipe is 100% sugar free and sweetener free as this is how I love to make them 95% of the time! J To make these chocolate treats a little sweeter or for a special occasion, you can add a dash of maple syrup – both delicious and slightly different! J
* Customise your choclates by adding a few Goji berries on top, some currants, desiccated coconut or whatever your tummy, heart and taste-buds desire! Yum!