After a festive season of eating, drinking and merry-making, it can be hard for your taste buds to adjust to your regular sugar-free, veggie-filled diet.
Have no fear; we’ve got a healthified chocolate recipe to help you cope with being back at the office, without any of the guilt:
0.5 can full-fat coconut milk
0.75 cup raw cacao powder
0.3 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw honey
Dash of sea salt
Mix all ingredients in a blender and pour onto a baking sheet. Put in the freezer for 1.5 to 2 hours until hardened. (Note: this chocolate does soften at room temperature, so it’s advised to eat it as soon as you take it out of the freezer.)
The sweet secret to this treat’s success is raw cacao powder, which comes directly from the cacao bean, making it the purest form of chocolate you can consume. It’s also rich in antioxidants, magnesium, and feel-good chemicals like serotonin and dopamine.
All this means is that making and eating this chocolate is the most important form of self-care you can do this year. Exaggeration? Try the chocolate first.