Taking literally 7 minutes to make a healthy sweet to keep the sweet tooth family members happy, I figure, it is worth it!
I also figure it is worth having it gluten free, even if the only reason is that there is more and more evidence that a lot of us eat way too much gluten and now have levels of intolerances to it. Not to mention the whole sugar issue.
raw food recipes are often made to sound a bit complicated
I’m a throw in and taste “cook”
I’d recommend that you use this only as a base recipe, then make it to your liking. For example you might like it to be sweeter, you might like it with less or more cacoa, you might like it with no fruit in it. I often just make a nut slice. Sometimes I add a packet of ginger with no other fruit, or I might add 1/2 cup of coconut with no further changes to the coconut oil or agave.
It does seem like raw food is a trend as is Coconut Oil and Agave and Cacoa Powder. I have done some research on these ingredients just for interest sake:
By the way, we started putting organic coconut oil in our diet as it is being said that it is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood also the Fatty Acids in Coconut Oil Can Boost Brain Function in Alzheimer’s Patients, so again, I figure it must be good for the brain generally!
It seems there is much controversary about how good Agave is when compared with normal white sugar. I did find that it has 20 calories per teaspoon, that’s five times more than granulated sugar, but, it’s MUCH sweeter than sugar, so you need MUCH less to achieve the same level of sweetness. A general substitution is to use one-third less agave nectar than you would white sugar and reduce other liquids by one-fourth.
Experiment as to your own tastes.
Lastly organic cacoa powder has the reputation of being an antidepressant, aphrodisiac and a calming stimulant. There is also sound research stating that cocoa has immune stimulating effects, can be used adjunctively to treat cancer, help oxygenate the brain and promotes detoxification of industrial chemicals in the body. All in all Cacoa also has many beneficial qualities.
simple raw cacoa fruit and nut slice description
Put everything in thermomix or vitamizer, if your machine isn’t very powerful, grind the nuts up first then add the liquid and fruit. I like my slice to be very lumpy and textured, you might like yours to be ground smoothly, again you decide!
2 or 3 tablespoon of organic cacoa powder
1 packet of goji berries
1 cup of almonds
1.5 tablespn of organic coconut oil, you might like it oilier, put more in… this is what keeps the whole thing together of course!
1 0r 2 tablespoon of Agave.. I use 1 tablespoon
1 cup of brazil nuts
Thermomix on 10 or vitamize until it is the conisitancey that you want you slice to be. I like my slice to quite crunchy and. Score to the size pieces that you want. I usually score them into tiny bite sized pieces
Put in freezer for an hour
Take out and cut up along score lines and put in container for freezer storing.
We eat our pieces straight out of the freezer, You might like them a bit defrosted. Of course they will come apart if they are warm.
Variations to my simple raw food recipe
If you want pretty and fancy pieces you could roll a dessertspoon full of mixture into a ball, wet hands make it easier and will make the ball firm.
Sometimes I will put in dates, I then take out the agave and put in a tablespoon of water or lime juice.
Sometimes I add a packet of ginger..so you can see, you can make this to your own taste, using the basic formula to keep the slice together.
have fun and enjoy!
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