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Raw Chocolate Date Blocks

Raw chocolate. Such a paradise for raw eaters. It’s healthy and so delicious. When I started eating vegan/raw I first had to get use to the bitter taste of extra dark chocolate, since all I was eating was milk chocolate with tons of sugar. In the beginning I would eat raw chocolate every single night (and was still loosing weight), now I don’t ‘need’ it that much. However, once in a while raw chocolate is the best thing on earth. People are always asking me how I make my own chocolate. And as you are used from The Green Creator my recipes are easy with very few ingredients. Yes, you can make your own chocolate. Very easily.

Does it make sense?

  • Raw cacao is a very rich source of antioxidant flavonoids that promote cardiovascular health;
  • Cacao protect against toxins;
  • Cacao helps with cardiovascular health;
  • Cacao dilates blood vessels and reduces blood clotting;
  • Helps to repair and protect from environmental and metabolic/ free-radical toxins;
  • Acts as an anti-depressant and balances the mood:
  • Good for strong bones;
  • Helps to reduce PMS systems;
  • Increases focus and alertness;
  • Detoxifies the liver;
  • The antioxidant flavonoids in raw cacao can help improve circulation, regular heartbeat and blood pressure;
  • Cocao is a rich source of manganese;
  • Cacao helps oxygenate the blood;
  • Rich source of magnesium, which helps in balancing brain chemistry;
  • Cacao  is also rich in sulfur, which builds strong nails and hair, and promotes beautiful skin (anti-aging).

Raw Chocolate Date Blocks
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. Ice cub holder
  2. Two saucepans
  3. Water
  4. Medjool dates
  5. Coconut oil
  6. Raw cacao
  7. Optional: if you like more texture and less bitterness add some gluten free oatmeal- or almond flour (not used for this recipe)
Instructions
  1. In this recipe I used medjool dates. Of course you can add anything in these chocolate cubes. From super foods to nuts and even flour (such as almond flour). I used soaked dates. I soaked them the night before in cold water in the fridge. Take the dates out of the water and give them a light rinse. It's very sticky so make your hands wet when putting pieces of dates on the bottom of the ice cub holder (without the pit)
  2. Now on to the chocolate.
  3. Pour some water in a saucepan and let it cook until some damp is rising. In the other saucepan you should add four spoons of coconut oil and six spoons of cacao. Just see whether you need more cacao or coconut oil. It should be a smooth paste. At any time you can add more cacao if you desire an extra dark bite. With this saucepan you should hover over the damp that you created with the other saucepan. Start stirring until it's all melted. In case you would like to add some flour or oatmeal you can do so now. Make sure it's not getting too hot (not above body temperature) when melting the oil. Pour the chocolate paste in the ice cub holder over the dates. Store in the fridge for at least 3 hours. When you are sure the cubes are frozen push them out like you would do with (water) ice cubes. Serve it with some almond milk and you are in sweet heaven.
Notes
  1. In case you were wondering what I was doing with all these saucepans, this is a very common way of melting and is called bain-marie.
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