When you think about it, the way that the world is set up is hopelessly unfair. It seems like everything that tastes good is bad for you, and vice versa. Chowing down on double-chocolate cake is pure joy. Munching on a stalk of broccoli – not so much.
The more you learn about cuisine, however, the more you discover that you can have your cake and eat it too. Some foods taste good and ARE good for you. Who would have thought?
If you’re a fan of chocolate, you’ll love the following recipe. There’s no added sugar, salt, fat, butter, or anything else. Instead, it’s just a blend of natural ingredients, all of which with demonstrated health benefits. It almost seems like a miracle. Why didn’t anyone tell you about it before?
This recipe has actually been around for a long time. But it was lost from the recipe books until recently. To make it, all you need is a blender and a bit of patience (and that’s it). No other special equipment is required. At the end of it, you have a delicious treat that pairs exceptionally well with this amazing hot chocolate recipe.
As you can see from the title, we’re going to learn how to create delicious data and cashew cocoa bites.
Now, you probably think that it doesn’t sound particularly appealing from the ingredients list, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. There’s no chocolate as such – just the defatted cocoa powder, which contains all of the flavors but none of the calories of regular chocolate. The sweetness of the recipes comes from the dates, which are mostly sugar, and the fat comes from the nuts.
While both dates and nuts are high in calories, it is worth repeating that their effects of the body are positive. People who eat more nuts are SLIMMER than people who avoid them.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the recipe. Don’t worry: it’s really simple.
10 oz. of dates
7 oz. of cashews
1 tsp. cocoa
1. Grab your food processor and add the dates, cashews, and cocoa to the bowl. Switch it on to its highest setting and wait for it to congeal into a big blob.
2. At first, you won’t notice much happening. It’ll resemble a regular cake mix or batter.
3. Leaving the food processor running will eventually cause all the contents to solidify into one or two large bolus-shaped things. The fat leaches out of the nuts and sticks to the dates, turning the whole thing into a kind of dough.
*If it doesn’t look like it is going to reach this stage, the mixture might be a little too dry. If in doubt, add a splash of almond milk and see what happens.
4. Once that’s done, take the mixture out of the processor and put it on a sheet of greaseproof paper. Tear chunks off the mixture and roll them into balls. Once you’ve made all the balls, pop them in the fridge for them to cool. After about 20 minutes, they’re ready to eat. And oh so healthy!