You know when you get that feeling that nothing but chocolate will do? Come on, I think we all know that feeling well … or if you don’t, you will most certainly know at least one or two chocoholics in your inner circle.
There are many reasons why we crave chocolate, but one of the most prevalent reasons is that we are riding the crazy blood sugar rollercoaster ride which is triggered by a drop in blood sugars in our blood stream which sends out a signal that we need to eat more to raise them back up again prompting us to reach for a ‘pick me up’ in the form of something sweet.
The problem is that if we reach for standard chocolate lining our supermarket aisles to satisfy these cravings, we are actually just perpetuating the problem, putting us in a never-ending repeat cycle of cravings and blood sugar rises and dips, making us reach for more and more sweet things.
By substituting low grade store brought chocolate with your own homemade chocolate full of super health boosting ingredients, good fats from butter, nuts and tahini (to maintain stable energy levels) and not an ounce of refined sugar in sight, you can satisfy the desire for chocolate whilst also supporting stable blood sugar levels and providing loads of nutrients in the process.
This recipe is a real winner and a cinch to make so make up a big batch and store in the freezer for those times when nothing but chocolate will do. This recipe will make a batch of around 20 small chocolates.
1/2 cup tahini
1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
1 cup butter (unsalted)
1 tbsp raw honey
3-4 tbsp of cacao (or dutch cocoa)
Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Once melted add tahini and nut butter and mix over low heat for 1-2 minutes. Take off the heat and add in the honey and cacao and mix well.
Spoon mixture into cute little silicon chocolate moulds and place in the freezer to set for 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in either the fridge or freezer until you are ready to indulge.
Recipe by Stephanie Meades, Nutritionist, Life Wellness Co. Pty Ltd. For more whole food inspired recipes or information on upcoming workshops visit www.lifewellnessco.com today.