_Further to my Easter detox post in the nutrition section here is my Raw Chocolate dipped Strawberries recipe
50g raw cacao butter
50g raw cacao powder
50g agave nectar or honey or a mixture
pinch of good quality salt
1/2 to 1 tsp vanilla extract
16-20 medium to large strawberries, pre washed, dried and refrigerated
_To make the raw chocolate melt 50g of cacao butter on 37 degrees. The time will depend on how big your chunks of butter are, given you buy it hard.
Stir through raw cacao powder, agave/honey, salt and vanilla extract on speed 2
Pour mixture into a ceramic bowl and dip prepared and cold strawberries from the fridge into the chocolate. They will set quickly at room temp ready to eat straight away!!
If you can't get the ingredients to make the raw choccy from scratch then melt a pre-bought a raw chocolate bar or regular dark chocolate.
You can order raw cacao butter and powder, and agave nectar from Loving Earth at www.raw-chocolate.net or a good health food store should stock it.
Agave nectar is from the agave cactus plant and is a low GI, high mineral alternative to sugar or honey. Loving Earth agave is raw, sustainably harvested and organic. Some on the are heat treated and cut with high fructose corn syrup, so don't buy cheap alternatives from the supermarket. Agave is high in fructose and should be used in moderation.
_Welcome to my recipe collection
__ Some tweaked, some created. These are recipes in my real world using fresh, seasonal ingredients, whatever is left in the fridge, being creative with leftovers and multi-tasking with the Thermomix, oven, stove and slow cooker. My recipes are all gluten-free and mostly dairy free.