Thursday, October 8, 2009
The "I NEED CHOCOLATE NOW!" Cleanse-Friendly Treat
Yes, you can have chocolate on the cleanse. No, none of that Halloween candy is cleanse-friendly (believe me, if any of it was, I'd know).
But, YES, you can have raw cacao, agave nectar (in place of sugar) and coconut oil (in place of dairy). Here's what I do when I need a little decadence:
In a blender or food processor, put in some raw cacao powder or nibs (about a scant tablespoon), 1-2 tsp. agave nectar, 1 tsp. coconut oil, about 1/4 c. slivered almonds, and 4 or 5 dates, pitted and coarsely chopped. Whirl until blended but still chunky. You can form this mixture into maybe 2 or 3 balls, roll in some shredded, UNsweetened coconut and put in the refrigerator for an hour to set. . . or you can just eat it with a spoon, which is what I did today. ;)