Did somebody say CHOCOLATE

When counting calories, it’s hard to get a quick sweet fix but these three recipes will keep you going.  They are healthy but meant for a treat only.

Paleo Fudge
Thanks to Candice

Ingredients:
26 medjool dates (i used normal pitted dates)
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 cup Raw Cacao Powder (from the health food store)

Directions:
Soak your pitted dates in warm water for approx 20 Min’s.  Drain and blitz until them resemble a thick paste, add your coconut oil and cocoa powder.  For those not wanting a really strong rich taste I would suggest less cocoa powder for your first try.
Press into a lined tin and cool in the fridge. 
Slice into small pieces (should make over 50) and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes:
For added flavour you can add some zested orange or coconut to the top.

Makes: 60
Total Calories: 1926
Approx Calories: 32 per small square

Chia, Date & Walnut Slice
Thanks to Women’s Fitness Magazine – May 2013

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups Rolled Oats
3/4 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Shredded Coconut
1/4 cup White or Black Chia Seeds
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tbsp Unsweetened Cacao Powder (sifted)
2 tsp Natural Vanilla Extract
3 1/2 cups Pitted Dried Dates (chopped)

Directions:
Place the oats, walnuts, coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon, cocoa powder and vanilla extract in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
With the motor running, start adding the dates a few pieces at a time, processing until you’ve used all the dates and the mixture begins to come together.  Now bring it together by hand, added 1-2 tsps of cold water if necessary.
Press mixture evenly into a round 20cm cake tin, smoothing the surface firmly with the back of a spoon.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Makes: 40
Total Calories: 2471
Approx Calories: 62 per small square

Dairy Free Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:
1 Ripe Avocado (straight from the fridge)
1 Frozen Banana (peeled and cut into chunks before freezing!)
3 tbsp Raw Cacao Powder
2 tbsp Raw Honey (optional)
Squeeze of lemon
Water as required
Pinch of sea salt

Directions:
Blend all ingredients until smooth

Makes: 4
Total Calories: 482
Approx Calories: 121 per serve

Don’t eat too much now 🙂

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