For your bestie’s engagement party or a lush bridal shower we love the idea of making raw chocolate as a means of conscious entertaining! Raw chocolate cuts down on waste and is considerably healthier, yet still leaves room for indulgence! The perfect combo for brides looking to get in shape for the big day!
Today Besma from Curiously Conscious is sharing her thoughts with us, as well as an amazing raw chocolate recipe! Her heart shaped raw chocolates are adorable and would make amazing, and thoughtful, shower favors.
Although I do my best to live a healthy, conscious lifestyle, at heart I am such a chocoholic. Had a bad day? Here’s some chocolate to make it better. Had a good day? Here’s some chocolate, cheers to that!
Chocolate is one of those foods that really shouldn’t exist; it taps into two rare things we humans crave: sugar and fat. I was once told by my dentist that chocolate confuses the body as it gives it such a boost in both departments, that it doesn’t know what to do (I can’t vouch for how accurate that statement, nor do I know why my dentist was giving me health advice). He also said that there’s nothing in the wild that has high fat and high sugar content, and that’s why my addiction continues.
However, the beauty of chocolate is that is comes in many forms. I’ve given dairy-free a try, I’ve been a little addicted to raw chocolate, and now, I’ve come round to making my own. It’s delightful!
My first foray into becoming a raw chocolatier came with the help of Indigo Herb’s Raw Chocolate Making Kit. While it’s a little heavy on the throwaway packaging, it did teach me that making chocolate is a lot easier than I thought, and helped me pursue making chocolate at home too. What’s great is that these chocolates take the most nutritious ingredients (cacao powder over cocoa powder, agave nectar over refined sugar) and create chocolate that’s close to the one I normally crave. The vanilla powder also balances the flavor well, meaning my Cadbury cravings are diminishing.
100g cacao powder
100g cacao butter
60ml agave nectar
3g vanilla powder
Ice cube tray
Thanks for sharing Besma! We can’t wait to try making these as potential treats for a bridal shower.
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