Mood Enhancing Probiotic Chocolate
To make your one true love, you’ll need:
- 1 cup of raw cacao butter (if you have a block, chop it up or just get the buttons)
- 1 cup of raw cacao powder
- ¼ cup of maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of maca
- Pinch of Himalayan salt
- PONO Coconut Plus Probiotic powder
~ Use a double boiler (or if you are as fancy as I am, a glass bowl over a saucepan of water) to melt your cacao butter. Keep stirring it till it liquifies.
TIP: If I have learnt anything from my obsessive viewing of the Great British Bake Off, it is to not allow the glass bowl you are melting your cacao butter in to touch the boiling water. This has something to do with creating glossier chocolate.
~ Once melted, mix all the powders in - EXCEPT your probiotics – with a whisk till the lumps are gone.
~ Get out your toppings and arrange a piece of baking paper onto a tray, then when you’re ready to go mix the Coconut Plus probiotics in. These guys don’t like heat, so mixing them in at the last minute is better.
~ Pour onto your baking paper lined tray then top with whatever floats your boat: I have plenty of mood enhancing options below for you to try.
~ Put your tray, covered, in the fridge for ½ hr minimum (overnight is best) before snapping into bits and devouring. This needs to be stored in the fridge to stay solid.
To lift your mood and energise.
A drop of wild orange oil stirred in at the chocolate stage and a few dried orange segments provide an uplifting, mood enhancing chocolate in arguably the best flavour combo ever.
To balance hormones and glow.
Antioxidant rich goji berries and the good fats from coconut flakes support the actions of that antioxidant rich cacao beautifully. They’ll hydrate your skin, help balance hormones and taste divine.
To level out energy and love your heart.
Eating mixed nuts is so good for cardiac health, that a handful of these each day will keep the love flowing year-round. Sprinkle them all over your chocolate for good fats, balanced energy and some epic cardiac benefits.
To calm the nerves and mellow out, man.
Dried lavender and hemp can help balance and calm. Hemp is a verifies superfood and high in protein. Coupled with the magnesium rich cacao, this is the perfect pre-bed treat.
Jen Cox - AdvDip NAT + WHM. @keeperandkin