Thursday, 25 February 2010

Raw chocolate revolution

What if you didn't have to feel guilty about eating chocolate? What if chocolate could be one of the most healthiest things you could imagine? Does it sound like an impossible thing to you? Raw chocolate is the answer. It's made only from organic and the most healthy and highly nutrient ingredients: raw cocoa beans, cocoa butter, extra virgin coconut oil, raw cocoa powder, lucuma-powder,maca-powder, agave-syrup and organic cashew nuts. If you have some knowledge about superfoods, you recognize that maca and lucuma powder and raw cocoa beans belong to them. They have many amazing effects on your body and mind.
For example raw cocoa contains over 1200 active ingredients, and 10% of it's weight is antioxidants. So it protects our body ia from heart diseases. Raw cocoa contains more antioxidants than goji-berry, blueberry, acai-berry, red wine and pomegranate all together. Isn't it incredible? Raw cocoa is also a great source of vital minerals: iron, manganese, chrome, brimstone, zinc and copper. Furthermore it's an excellent source of fibers. It also has unique qualities, that effect on our brain functions and the feel of happines.

This chocolate is a revolution. It's suitable for everyone, it's delicious, and the most important thing is that it's healthy!! I mean you can eat it and you can think at the same time that oh, this does so many good things for me, I'll feel even better after enjoying this, no hard feelings at all, only pure joy! You don't have to eat chocolate secretly, not anymore, when you eat raw chocolate you can be proud of it.

Did you know that every chocolate is made from cocoa beans? However, the difference between an ordinary chocolate and raw chocolate is huge. Ordinary chocolate contains only about 30% of cocoa beans, all the rest is all kinds of filling agents that have nothing to do with the real chocolate. And the cocoa beans in ordinary chocolate have none of their valuable nutrients left, all of them disappear when the producers manipulate the beans in the process of making chocolate - for example roasting the beans destroys all the important antioxidants and vitamins. And it's very normal that ordinary chocolate contains milk powder, soy lecithin, milk fats, palm tree oil or artificial aromas, that are not so good for you.

So the acquaintance with raw chocolate is very recommendable.
I feel so moved by this chocolate, it opened a whole new world to me. I hope you can feel it too, because it's so amazing. I'm really running our of words. Maybe I'll just explain now how you should do it.
It might be hard to find all the ingredients for this chocolate, but I think yo can find them from well equipped organic shops. Draw your attention to the quality of the ingredients, it's very important to use only the best. Choose products that are packed well.

This recipe is a basic recipe, you can add different nuts, dried fruits or berries (e.g. goji-berry), different powders (e.g.spirulina) and spices, e.g. cinnamon, genuine vanilla, mint or chili. Anything you like. It's very easy to make (I was very surprised how easy it was) and it's quickly done. And the result is so pretty, cute little hearts or other chocolates, depending on the forms you use. I fell in love with the raw chocolate, instantly. I can't wait to try new combinations of different flavours - I want to try it with cinnamon the next time.

All the ingredients.

Raw cacao beans.
Extra virgin coconut oil.

Agave syrup.

4 dl grated organic raw cocoa butter
1 big tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
1 dl organic raw cocoa beans
1 dl organic raw cashew nuts
1 dl organic lucuma-powder
1 big tsp organic maca-powder
2 big tbsps raw cocoa powder
1 big tbsp organic agave syrup
(dried fruits, spices, herbs etc.)

1. Peel the cocoa beans using a knife and nails.

2. Bruise the cocoa beans and the cashew nuts into tiny bits.

3. Melt the cocoa butter and the extra virgin coconut oil in a kettle over another kettle of simmering water, the temperature of the butter shouldn't rise over 40°C degrees.
4. Add cocoa powder into melted butter, add agave syrup and then all the other ingredients. Mix well, with a teaspoon put into a silicone form and cover with a glad wrap. Put into fridge for 10-15 mins until set. It happens quite quickly!

5. Remove from the forms, put on a beautiful plate and enjoy, really, really enjoy because this chocolate really is the one you can enjoy, without any guilt!


  1. Looks wonderful and is utterly delicious I'm sure, though I'm not sure I'd want to go through all that trouble. Thanks for sharing your indepth knowledge of chocolate, raw and organic ingredients.

  2. Thank you Denise! Actually I think it wasn't that much trouble, it was so fun making these chocolates!

  3. Thanks for sharing this. Just need to find the ingredients.

  4. wow! this is an amazing recipe paired with some great photos! we need to try and find some of these ingredients :)

  5. Oh yes, these chocolates really are worth it! I hope you'll find the ingredients. The maca-powder isn't so necessary, but it makes the chocolates extra healthy!! I recommend adding dried fruits into these chocolates for some more sweetness.

  6. oh wow wow you made your own chocolate this is amazing well done, Rebecca

  7. I don't know if I'm more impressed, or more jealous. I wish I could make chocolates like these!

  8. This looks amazing! I want some! Love the step by step photos!

  9. Oh sweet freak, you shouldn't be jealous, you can make the if you only find the ingredients! :) Thanks Casey Angelova :)

  10. Solange,
    They look delicious!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Alba H. Rodriguez

  11. Thanks a lot, that's great to hear! :)

  12. Wow your home made chocolates look so pretty and delicious! I wish I could make these for my husband as he likes chocolates more than I do! Good job!!