3 Jan 2014

RAW VEGAN SUPER FOOD CHOCOLATE (EAT IT FOR LONG LIFE YO)


Guys. Can we take a moment to stop what we are doing and thank the universe for including chocolate.

I don't mean processed dairy-filled-laden-with-white-sugar-and-freaky-chemicals chocolate... I mean superfood-wholesome-healthful-and-deliciously-decadent-raw-vegan chocolate. This stuff will keep you living long, smiling big and probably singing in between bites. (The only downside might be that you don't want to share.) Let's eat foods that taste great, are good for us, and don't hurt anybody. Sound good? Good.

The ingredients in this recipe are pretty spectacular in their nutritional profiles. We've got spirulina, maca, reishi mushroom, goji berries and obviously cacao. Spirulina has a whackload of protein, iron, calcium and amino acids; it is great for keeping your bones and muscles strong and detoxifying the body. Maca is rich in B12, manganese, calcium, iron and potassium and works to balance hormones and give sustained energy. Reishi mushrooms are often used to strengthen the immune system and fight free radials (cancer-causing cells). Goji berries have an insane amount of antioxidants and protein and can be used medicinally to treat disease. Cacao has a ton of iron, magnesium, antioxidants and fiber. All these plants have been used for centuries by wise civilizations looking for long term wellness and strength. In today's world, they are available in nutrient-dense, gently processed powder forms which you can mix together with your sweetener of choice and cacao butter or coconut oil (both super foods in themselves)... and you wind up with the best chocolate in the world. Bam.

Is the planet a miraculous sphere of awesome or what!? Let's get jiggy with it! Or better put... healthy with it. Note: this chocolate tastes a little different than the regular kind because of the addition of the super foods. If you wanna start with something more like regular dark chocolate, use this recipe.


RAW VEGAN SUPER FOOD CHOCOLATE

1/2 cup melted cacao butter
1/4 cup cacao powder
1 tablespoon spirulina powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 teaspoon reishi mushroom powder
1 teaspoon goji berry powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Pinch of Himalayan pink crystal salt
2-3 tablespoons coconut nectar or other sweetener

Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth but still liquid. If it's too thick, add more coconut nectar or melted cacao butter. Taste it and make sure you are in love, otherwise... adjust it to your desires. Pour into chocolate molds or onto parchment paper and set in the fridge for an hour or two, until solid. Enjoy!

23 comments:

vanessa said...

YAAAAAAAAAYYY you posted it! :D

Rebecca said...

O-M-G-!!! I died and went to heaven :)

Emily von Euw said...

heck yusss! if you make it, please let me know if the consistency is good because I improvised the recipe but with chocolate it's kind of important to get it just right :)

Emily von Euw said...

Yep :D If ya make it, lemme know if the consistency is good 'cause I improv-ed the recipe ><

Katy MacKinnon said...

Soooo so so pretty! I love that you made heart shapes. Where do you find your cacao butter?

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you :D I bought mine online at Upaya Naturals but depending on where you live (?) you should be able to get it in health food stores or Whole Foods.

Em

Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse said...

Yummmm these look amazing! I've been trying to find spirulina powder but I'm probably just not looking in the right place at the health food store. As for goji berries, do you think it'd be fine I just pounded some dried goji berries with my mortar and pestle until they were a powder? Haha. Or maybe use my food processor? I've never seen goji berry powder before =P

thejollybeetroot said...

These chocolates are so cute! I just bought a love heart chocolate mould so I'd love to give them a go :) I made a similar recipe the other night, but without the extra superfood powders. It's a great idea and a great way to get more nutrients! :) x

Anonymous said...

Hippy mom , cute chocolate i love anything spirulina and mushrooms are what I want to study at school so the enzymes are awesome in mushrooms as you already have noted, well all see if i can.make some cacao powder later have a good day

vanessa said...

Fo sho!

Karla Rondon said...

Is there any way to use actual goji berries for this recipe? I have SO MANY that i need to use up.
Your blog is phenomenal by the way. Made your salted maca caramel chocolate cookies and my mom is obsessed with them. Can't wait to try another recipe!

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Wooow, they're so pretty!! Almost too pretty to eat. Almost ;)

Doesn't it taste funny with all those superfood ingredients, though?

Emily von Euw said...

:) I think it makes it taste better to be honest, but yes the flavour does change... it's less sweet and has more interesting notes.

Emily von Euw said...

Yeah! Just throw them in :) Thank you!

Emily von Euw said...

Sure, throw 'em in the food processor. They won't turn into powder but use them the same way and it'll still be amazing. x

Angela @ Canned-Time.com said...

So yummy Emily. I made my own chocolates for years when I went Vegan but I've gotten lazy lately...time to return to homemade. I wonder if these would set up as perfectly as your's if I added in some orange zest. I love that flavor but I remember chocolate can be so tricky. Any advise?

Mallory Frayn said...

I had reishi mushrooms in chocolate the other day and was surprised at how good it was. The earthiness of mushrooms actually goes really good with dark chocolate!

Jade said...

These look delicious...much better than the overpriced ones you see in stores!

realrawkitchen said...

I tried commenting here from my phone but there are some major misunderstandings between me and my phone ..

Anyway, I'm just so excited at the idea of mixing chocolate with random goodies .. I bet that is so much fun, so tasty, and packed with nutrients!

Helena said...

Yummy! I love this chocolate, and love to try some of these recipes because they look so yummy.

Reishi Mushroom Powder said...

To be honest, I liked your raw vegan super food chocolate. This is tasty and healthy. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Where did you get your heart molds? =)

Emily von Euw said...

@Anonymous - a thrift store :)