6 Mar 2014

CRUNCHY CHIA CHOCOLATE with MACA, LUCUMA, VANILLA & CASHEWS


YOOOOOOOOOOO I'm feelin' real thug right now because I'm jammin' to Lil Boosie. (Don't judge; I appreciate all kinds of music from Beethoven to Bjork to Black Moth Super Rainbow.) Anyways, this chocolate has got me in a great mood; it has elevated my mental state to like beyooond nirvana. Also, I ate the MOST AMAZING AVOCADO EVER a little while ago and there're two more to devour before the sun sets so I have no reason to be sad on this fine Thursday. Furthermore, I'm fairly confident I *aced* my Archaeology exam this morning and I'm going to a super interesting-looking lecture tonight with friends about how society creates superheroes! The fun don't stop! 


I know you're more into this chocolate than my personal life though, so let's talk about that. Remember those chocolate bars that had like the crispy crunchy cereal pieces in them? I don't know if I'm making this up because I just did an internet search and could not find what I'm talking about... but I hope you know what I mean. These are just like those! But better! Why? The usual reasons: this recipe is super good for you, it's cruelty-free, it keeps the planet happy, and it tastes effing delicious! Let's eat it all! No seriously, I ate almost all of this in one day. Luckily I had a moment of generosity and gave (almost) half to mon coupine. 

Since this is a chocolate recipe, obviously cacao powder is a main ingredient and lucky for us, it's a nutritional powerhouse! Full of fiber, zinc, magnesium, iron and other goodies. I also added a bunch of superfoods in like maca, lucuma and vanilla. Cashews and chia seeds are amazing for your gorgeous body too. Chia seeds are what make the "crunch" in this chocolate, and the cashews add another tasty texture. Feel free to add other stuff if you like; I bet cinnamon, cayenne, ginger and goji berries would all be phenomenal extras. 

If you love conventional chocolate (super sweet, milky, chocolate-y), then this might not be the ideal recipe for you to try. I'd suggest you make this one first. But I love experimenting with new flavours so likewise, I love this recipe. It's almost spicy because the flavours are so fresh. #sofresh





CRUNCHY CHIA CHOCOLATE with MACA, LUCUMA, VANILLA & CASHEWS 

1/3 cup cacao butter
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 tablespoon lucuma power
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup coconut nectar (as desired) 
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt

Melt the cacao butter, then whisk in all the other ingredients except the cashews. Taste it and adjust accordingly. Pour into a lined pan so it's about 1 cm thick (or however thick you want the chocolate to be). Sprinkle on the cashews then put in the fridge or freezer until it is solid. Chop and chomp. Thuggin'.