Jun 6 2015

Paleo Chocolate

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I know a Paleo post on a vegan website may seem strange, but I’m actually going to be posting quite a few in the upcoming weeks. Paleo desserts are low glycemic, grain-free, easily digestible, dairy-free and delicious.

But, yes, there are eggs and honey. I haven’t posted in the past two years due to having a third child. He’s wonderful, but he’s also taken up any free time I once had. During that time I’ve done a lot of research on health and nutrition, as usual, but I’ve changed some of my views. I’ll do a more in-depth post on that in the near future. For now, I’ll just say I’m more open minded to other forms of eating under certain circumstances.

I’m currently 6 months pregnant with our fourth child. I found that my body has a very difficult time dealing with sugar of any kind when I’m pregnant. Since I’ve cut out grains, lentils, beans, and sugar (other than honey and maple syrup) I feel like a new person. Again, I’ll explain more later, but for now I just want to share some really amazing dessert and breakfast recipes.

After I eat I like a little bite of something sweet. I don’t need a ton, but a piece of dark chocolate goes a long way for me. Since I’m off sugar, or sugar substitutes, I need to be really careful where I get my chocolate. Turns out I can’t find it anywhere, so I make it myself, and it literally takes 2 minutes – not including the time to chill in the refrigerator.

To make this vegan you can substitute with xylitol.

Ingredients:

1. 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil

2. 3/4 Cup Cacao Powder

3. 3 Tbls Honey

4. 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

5. A Pinch of Salt

Directions

  1. Gently melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir cocoa powder, honey, and vanilla extract, and salt into melted oil until well blended. Pour mixture into a candy mold or pliable tray. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

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