Let’s kick off this fifty-shades-of-chocolate loveathon with righting one universal wrong… CHOCOLATE IS A SUPERFOOD. Not in the Lindor ball form of course. Or any other sugar loaded – wrapped in plastic – licked seductively by a woman in a bubble bath on the TV – form. It’s actually the chocolate itself which needs to be totally naked, rich, raw and dark as possible to be classed as nutrition decadence. Only when it’s stripped of all the crap can you really appreciate the pure power of the cacao bean.
Hello antioxidants. Hello vitamins. My fave superfood rescource, Aduna has some great factoids on the health benefits of their super-food charged cacao….
- Cardiovascular health
- Elasticity of arteries
- Healthy blood circulation (great for people suffering from cold hands and feet!)
It is also jam-packed with antioxidants and has been clinically proven to improve skin-hydration, making it a beauty must-have. – Aduna.com
Excited about raw chocolate now?! Hell yeah you are. Now let’s bake with it.
This recipe is quick, almost too easy, and deceptively humble. A chocolate biscuit doesn’t sound earth moving, but these cookies are different. Not only are they sugar-free, gluten-free and totally nutritious, they also pack an intense chocolatey punch which ramps up a few levels approximately 3 and a half chews after first bite. Suddenly something happens in your mouth and the experience goes from – ‘cool I’m eating a healthy biscuit’ to THERE IS A CACAO GOD IN MY MOUTH AND IT IS BLESSING ME WITH A CHOCOGASM.
Ok, I’m sorry, I’ve gone a bit too ‘when Harry met Sally’ about this… just don’t judge until you try them for yourself…