Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cracked Pepper Raw Chocolate Sauce~ Raw, Vegan

Slow-motion chocolate licking. It's that good.

Thought chocolate was as good as it gets? Try it with cracked black pepper, then you'll know chocolate can get even better

So lick ahead, by the spoonful.

 Here's my Go-To recipe for a super-quick super-healthy chocolate kick:

This is a very easy recipe, just follow a 1:1:1 part ratio and adjust water to the thickness you desire. I usually make it with 1/2 C each but it's a little harder to blend with that amount. Adjust to your liking. and WARNING: this is very sweet. If you want it less sweet, I would play with the ratios or find a different recipe. Enjoy!

Cracked Pepper Raw Chocolate Sauce:

3/4 C~ Unpasteurized/Raw honey 

3/4 C~ Virgin Coconut Oil

3/4 C~ Cacao powder (raw) or Cocoa Powder (roasted)

1/2 C~ Water

Cracked black pepper to taste. Add at the end.

*Important*~ METHOD:

~Place honey and water in Vitamix. Blend well.
~Add melted coconut oil, blend well. It will be quite smooth and liquidy.
~Add Cocoa powder and blend with blender stick and Voila! Instant raw chocolate sauce.

 Put it in the fridge to make a smooth raw chocolate frosting or use as a spread. Or, eat it by the spoonful, my fave. Its so easy to make when Aunt Flo comes to town ;-) Warm it if you want to re-use it as a smooth sauce for other desserts or waffles. YUMMM.... Keeps in freezer for months (if you don't eat it all in one day)..

Honey Tips: 

My personal recommendation for purchasing honey is to find out where the bees pollinate- make sure they're in a non-GMO field of barley, alfalfa, etc. for a non-GMO honey. We don't often think of this when we buy honey, but it's important if you want to consume the best honey with the best health properties. You're almost guaranteed a healthy honey if you buy a wild flowers honey. Ask your local honey store where the honey comes from..it's worth it, trust me. Remember, if it's pasteurized, it's lost some nutritional properties and therefore becomes a high GI food. When it comes to honey, RAW is best. If you're a Beegan, then try this recipe with Maple syrup, I have tried it and is equally as delicious. When it comes to sweeteners, Honey is my favourite. It's hard to beat something that has been a traditional healing medicine for thousands of years. So ditch the refined sugars, and dive into honey! (my personal preference).

Love, and Enjoy, YOU deserve it!!

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  1. Very interesting, I`m curious about the pepper. I will have to try this recipe, thanks!

  2. Looks delicious! What brand of honey do you use?

    1. Hi Kayla,
      I always switch, since i'm always experimenting with my honeys. I get which ever brand that I can find that is labeled raw or unpasteurized, but the best place to buy honey is at a specialty honey store where the owners/workers personally know the beekeepers. One place I especially love is http://www.honeylandcanada.com if you live in B.C., Canada. They carry ice honey, where the bees make honey on tops of mountains. I don't think it gets much better than that. Be more vigilant when buying from the prairies as many farms use GMO crops. Ask around. Hope that helps! xo

  3. Yum, looks tempting! Chocolate sauce on gluten free pancakes and I will be a really happy woman! I wonder if the calories in the coconut oil is better than butter? Thanks for posting.

  4. I really like your photography, looks appetizing and artistic.

  5. Oohhh....looks delish!!

  6. Thanks everyone! your comments are important to me!