“Homemade Cherry Chocolate with Cashews”
½ cup Virgin coconut oil, ½ cup Raw Cacao Powder, ½ cup Raw Cocoa Butter, 1-2 packets Sweet-leaf Stevia, 1/4 cup Erythritol or desired sweetness, 1-2 tsp. ground cinnamon, ½ cup sliced cherries, handful Raw cashews!
Place a small, shallow saucepan or bowl in a larger pot on stove to make a “double broiler” and heat small amount of water in the larger pan.
Then, add coconut oil and cocoa butter to heat while stirring occasionally until smooth!
Next, measure and place dry ingredients such as cocoa powder and any other you would like to add in a small bowl and add to the cocoa butter and coconut oil. Stir until everything mixes together and is smooth.
Finally, add sweetener of choice to the chocolate.
Taste chocolate to determine is desired sweetness is achieved. Take off the burner. Pour chocolate mixture onto large pie plate or bowl.
Let it sit for ~30 minutes before covering with foil and freezing overnight! You may refrigerate for 1 hour instead if you like. Enjoy delicious, decadent homemade from scratch chocolate!
Please share this recipe with family and friends. No soy lecithin or dairy added. This fits perfectly at night to get your “Serotonin” mood boost to unwind and prepare for a peaceful night’s rest.
Not to mention the cacao plant which delivers chocolate in it’s raw, purest form is one of the most potent antioxidants on our beautiful planet to date according to clinical research!
Check out the post below from the Internal Council for Truth in Medicine.
“Poached Apricots topped with Creme Fraiche”
2 medium Organic Apricots, pinch cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice, 2 tbsp. Hemp Hearts, 1 tsp. Virgin Coconut oil, 1-2 tbsp. Crème Fraiche (French dairy cream)!
Preparation: Take 2 Medium Organic Apricots and slice them fairly thin.
Then, heat a small amount of coconut oil and apricots in small saucepan on stove at medium-low heat (different ovens can vary in temperature settings: I use 3-4 on my stove).
Next, go ahead and add a spoon of crème’ fraiche into saucepan with apricots and pinch of cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice.
This recipe may be “poached” or “sauteed” depending upon individual nutritional needs and food availability.
For example, coconut oil gives excellent flavor to this fruit dish bringing out the “subtle sweetness” but if not available in your local area or in need of a lower fat intake, then poaching in H2O is an option.
I would like to make the point that coconut fat is what we call “M.C.T.” in the world of Biochemistry which means in simple terms it does not get stored as body fat and is used as an “Immediate energy source” for your muscles. Cool, huh?
In addition, coconut oil also contains Lauric and Stearic acid which are shown to have numerous health benefits as well including immunity, antiviral, anti-bacterial, and promotes healthy glowing skin.
Below I’ve posted an insightful article on the “Healing Potential of Lauric Acid” written by one of my top mentors, Dr. Mercola!
Crème Fraiche is a secret ingredient numerous world class Chefs incorporate into their divine desserts not only for flavor and creaminess but also a beautiful presentation!
The fats in dairy cream help desserts hold by giving them substance and necessary “Saturated Fats” that are stable at high heats which prevents rancidity and oxidation.
This is good because “oxidation” may lead to cancer according to latest clinical research!
Pour mixture into a small bowl and top with another dollop of “crème fraiche” and sprinkle 2 tbsp. Hemp Hearts to provide some healthy fats along with key minerals like Magnesium, Zinc, and Manganese!
Magnesium is a key mineral in 300 Enzymatic Reactions inside our body daily while luckily there are many foods we can derive this important mineral from. It’s also important for sleep quality as well.