Considering chocolate is already one of the most popular foods around, why do you need more reasons to eat it? Because most of us think of chocolate as an unhealthy treat when in reality it can be incredibly nutritious when enjoyed in the right form.
If you're like us and you're doing your best to switch to foods that stabilize your hormones and mood, you might have assumed you need to say goodbye to your love affair with chocolate. But the good news is, it can actually help improve your overall health. The reason chocolate has got a bad rap isn't because of the chocolate itself, it's because of all the things that get added to it.
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- The best ways to incorporate chocolate into your diet (your smoothies are about to taste a whole lot yummier!)
- How chocolate can help "open up your heart" (a helpful tip with Valentine's just around the corner)
- Shazzie's delicious vegan hot chocolate recipe
- The effect of PEA and anandamide (hint: they're part of why chocolate makes you feel so good!)
Recipe: A love sublime
I wrote Naked Chocolate, the world's first book on raw chocolate with David Wolfe. I love a revolution, and what better revolution exists than one that melts in the mouth, delivering super nutrition faster than the speed of light?
Makes about 20 chocolates, depending on mould size. Keeps for about two months when refrigerated in a sealed container.
100g raw cacao butter
100g raw cacao liquor
50g raw coconut butter
50g lucuma powder
50g mesquite powder
20g yacon syrup
20g xylitol granules
1 teaspoon brazilian ginseng
5 drops of lime essential oil
Half teaspoon of Himalayan pink salt
Pinch of etherium gold
Pinch of etherium aulterra
gold flakes to decorate (optional)
Gently melt the butters to no more than 30 degrees C. Add in the salt, xylitol and etheriums, then mix. Put the raisins into a blender, pour on the melted ingredients, and add in all the other ingredients. Blend on high for one minute, until everything’s well mixed. Sprinkle gold into the moulds of your choice, and pour the chocolate on top. Allow to set in the fridge or freezer before storing or eating.
Shazzie is a Business and Life Mastery Mentor, specializing in helping ethical businesses soar via her web site Grow Your First Million.
She is the best selling author of five books (Detox Delights, Detox Your World, Naked Chocolate, Evie’s Kitchen, Ecstatic Beings), a TV Presenter for Sky TV (Raw Kitchen), a mummy to her daughter and a lover to the most awesome man on the planet.
Shazzie has also created several life altering courses (New 2 Raw, Divinity In A Box, Shazzie Speaks 2.0 Home Study Course) and hosts a life mastery web site called Shazzie’s VIP Room.
Shazzie is a writing and recording artist for Diviniti Publishing, where she has released several guided meditations as MP3s and smart phone apps, available via iTunes and Audible. Sleep Easliy Meditation has been downloaded around half a million times.
Shazzie has published a best selling raw food app, for the iPhone, 97 Reasons To Eat Raw Food, and several other apps in her 97 range. (Search "Shazzie" in iTunes to find them all.)
Shazzie became financially free, paid off the mortgage on her million dollar home and “retired” aged 43, when she sold her baby -- Europe’s largest superfood company. She now focuses on helping others get to the same stage so they can enjoy their lives to the full, too.
As her karma work to the world, Shazzie co-founded and co-manages The Heart Centre, a shamanic temple for personal transformation, based near her home in Sussex, UK.
To get more hours out of your day so you can do more of what you love, get Shazzie’s free course now: AcademyOfRawFood.com
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