As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches we wanted to formulate a healthy option for those of us living the Conscious Cleanse 80:20 Lifestyle. We love making these sweet treats this time of year as a healthy alternative to all the processed candies and chocolates floating around.
Our chocolates combine organic coconut oil, cacao (a heart healthy superfood high in antioxidants), maple syrup, and some warming spices to light a fire in your belly and heart! Use a high quality Rainforest Alliance Certified cacao in this recipe. This ensures a tasty product all the while making sure the farms and farmers who grow it are well taken care of too! Good for the planet and our hearts.
Now, go light a candle, place a few chocolates on a pretty plate and invite your favorite partner in vibrant health to share a couple of these delicious and good for you treats!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Mexican Haute Chocolate Candy
Yield: 20 small candies
½ cup cacao powder
¾ cup organic virgin coconut oil
⅓ cup organic maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
⅛ to ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. cinnamon
Generous pinch of Himalayan sea salt
Using a double boiler melt coconut oil over medium heat until liquid and smooth. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Whisk until very smooth. Pour chocolate mixture into silicone candy molds or ice cube trays (if using ice cube trays, fill molds just half way). Place in freezer until solid (about 10-15 minutes). Dust with cacao powder and a sprinkle of Himalayan sea salt. Store in freezer.
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
To learn more about “Jo and Jules” and to download a free e-cookbook for a sampling of the delicious food served up on the Conscious Cleanse, please visit their website.
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