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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Chocolate .... for the helpless hopeless

This is for the girl who wakes up and eats the leftover cake for breakfast. This is for the girl who closes her eyes when biting into a piece of chocolate . This is for the girl who microwaves her chocolate to have it at the perfect gooey consistency. This is for the girl who orderers extra caramel and chocolate sauce on her sunday, and who doesn't mind getting a little chocolate in her hair when going for it... it is for the girl who caries a stash in her purse- it is for the chocolate addict. 

I don't know about you, but I LOVE chocolate... addicted really.  It's fine at first and I can indulge like a dignified french person...a little nip after dinner, totally harmless- chic actually... but then it turns.  A little after lunch, maybe a piece or two before dinner, just a bite before bed, and before I know it I'm breaking off squares at breakfast, dropping pieces in my coffee and going through a chocolate bar a day... totally out of control. 
I found an outlet... I had to! It's not for life, but during the week it totally keeps the monster at bay... and it's DELICIOUS! The recipe was inspired by Tracy Anderson's chocolate solution on her very low cal diet.  I changed a few things to make it even healthier and organic. Even my Dad, who is diabetic and loves only the decadent and delish, loves it too!  It takes about 5-8 minutes to make and has absolutely saved my life over the holidays when all I want to do is indulge in all the beautiful chocolates everywhere! 
Hope you love! 
These are carob chips... they need to be in this form in order to melt them down.  Go to Whole Foods and buy them in bulk. I don't know if you know about carob chips but they are rad. 
Take a 1/2 cup put them in a sauce pan and melt them down at low heat. Add a splash of water to the pan so the chips don't burn and stir  until smoothly mixed together.  If it looks too dry just add a bit more water so it has the consistency of melted chocolate.  Pore it all into a blender after melted.

Add the following to the blender with the melted carob chips:

 I add 1-2 table spoons of goji berries for texture. They are so good for you. Go to Whole Foods and buy in bulk. 
2 Table spoons of cacao nibs. Again, buy this in bulk not from CG. This is super good for you as well. 
 4 dates ( take the pit out). This is the key ingredient... makes it sweet and a bit chewy. My mom likes to use prunes but that makes me want to gag, however you can play with the fruit of choice if you're not a date person... figs are good too. 
2-3 tablespoons of dried, shredded coconut just to give it more texture. DO not use sweetened coconut, make sure you get organic unsweetened. 
 Use 1 tablespoon of non-GMO Lecithin Powder. Because this recipe does not use chocolate it doesn't have the fat to thicken it up once cooled, so this helps the consistency... it also naturally supports fat burning and other great stuff. 
 Because its good in anything! 1 splash of vanilla extract
 I would actually use chunkier fleur de sel, but I don't have it, so whatever. (Camargue is a good one) a few pinches. 
Cayenne Pepper is a nice surprise. You need only one small pinch... SMALL. for a hint of fire. 
Filtered water. 1/4 cup. Hot water helps everything mix together nicely and boiled water helps purify.

Blend it all together. Pore into a glass tupperware and stick it into the fridge. It will thicken up and you can eat by the spoon full!!! Totally fabulous! 

This is the end result! You can also sprinkle some cacao nibs and crushed almonds on top for a little crunch. This will typically last me 2 days.... maybe less. It is so delicious!


  1. OMG need to try this! I'm been craving chocolate like a mad woman lately! You had me at "this is for the girl who eats leftover cake for breakfast"

  2. Pretty awesome! I will have to try this over Christmas : )