This recipe is a great way to treat those cravings for chocolate, creamy dairy or simply something sweet without reverting to less-healthy options. The parsnips add a foamy creaminess that you might associate with milkshake and the boost of nutrients make it a really good energiser – perfect for an afternoon slump. Ingredients: [...]
Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate! Chocolate is the elixir of love and has been considered an aphrodisiac for centuries. The Aztec and Mayan cultures used cacao/cocoa in rituals and ceremonies said to enhance virility and unmarried woman would prepare a special frothy and spicy chocolate drink to entice the man they hoped to marry (the [...]
Easy to make raw chocolate face mask. High in antioxidants, magnesium and vitamine C so perfect for combating the effects on our skin of harsh weather conditions and even better for a wonderful pamper.
We’ve cracked it! After many trials and tribulations we’ve managed to come up with a white raw chocolate recipe for all you white chocolate lovers. This raw chocolate version is still dairy free, gluten free and guilt free and although may taste a little different to commercially produced white chocolate, still tastes pretty divine (if [...]
So where did I get up to? Right we still have the cocoa plantations to visit! After spending the entire morning learning about fermeting and drying cacao seeds/beans, we hit the road again and wound our way up the mountain side to our first cacao plantation. Calisto, who was the first president of the cacao [...]
After an amazing 7 hour drive through the jungle from Quito to Esmeraldas, the intrepid cacao explorers (or more like Cosmic Banditos!) Santiago, Josh, Sarah, my Dad and myself managed to find a comfortable hotel in Atacames and woke up the next day refreshed and ready for cocoa action! After a traditional breakfast of Bolon [...]
My adventures in Ecuador. We started off in beautiful Quito and then travelled to the coast of Esmeralda on our way to visit cocoa plantations. Part 1.
Easy to make raw chocolate spread recipe that perfect for pancake day and for spreading any time of the year.
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day and I’m feeling good… Happy New Year everyone!! After totally overindulging at Christmas and enjoying every moment of it I must say, it is definitely time to get back into a healthier eating routine. I’ve started doing the CHOCShot Non Diet this week and am drinking 1tps of raw [...]