Thursday, March 5, 2015

Make Your Own Healthy Organic Dark Chocolate

Cacao is loaded with polyphenols and antioxidants!  Eating foods with high polyphenol counts can reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and help protect the body from chronic disease.

1. Cacao is one of nature’s richest source of polyphenols! So much so that chocolate has a higher percentage of polyphenols and contains more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea and blueberries.

2. 100% organic cacao is also a source of magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper and potassium.

3. Uplifts Mood and Elevates Energy - add cacao to your favorite cup of java for a morning pick-me-up and an immediate boost of energy. Transform ordinary smoothies and shakes into chocolate wonder with heavenly cacao.

I make many treat recipes that call for melted chocolate, chocolate chips or chocolate bars. Organic chocolate bars are so expensive and it’s really hard to find good quality chocolate chips without soy lecithin or other artificial ingredients.  

So this homemade organic chocolate is the perfect solution!  You won't believe how easy this is to make and it tastes so much better than any conventional chocolate. 

Make your own healthy organic homemade dark chocolate!

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2/3 cup 100% premium organic raw cacao powder - Rich Dark Chocolate
4 tbsp organic raw honey (add more if you like a sweeter taste)
½ teaspoon organic vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt


Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until well mixed and smooth. You can pour the chocolate into candy molds to make chocolate candy or you can pour the chocolate onto parchment paper and make bars. Freeze until hardened - about 30 minutes. Store the chocolate in the fridge.

I recommend Navitas Raw Organic Cacao Powder because it is of the highest quality, sourced directly from farmer, cultivated sustainably and is certified organic, non-gmo, gluten free and raw.  


Laurel ♥

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