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

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

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.

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

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)

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

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

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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