These simple, fast-to-make raw living food treats will satisfy your cravings for Chocolate and Coconut.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Food processor & Blender
INGREDIENTS: PART 1
- 3 cups raw shredded unsweetened coconut
- 4-8 Medjool dates pitted (you may add more for a sweeter taste)
- 1/8 cup alfalfa sprouts – Optional – This makes sure you have a live food desert.
- ½ cup coconut nectar (you may use less)
- 1 tablespoon of non-alcoholic, pure vanilla extract
INGREDIENTS PART 2 – Prepare in a separate bowl
- 1/2 cup raw cacao butter – be sure to grate
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder – be sure to sift
- 1/2 cup sweetener; coconut nectar or yacon
- 1/4 tsp lecithin
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- PART 1 – Blend all ingredients from part 1, in the food processor until well mixed.
Use a cookie scooper to make tablespoon sized elongated balls, or roll them by hand. Best to do this on your dehydrator tray. Don’t forget to put two almonds on each one, You want them to look like Almond Joys. Dehydrate at 105° for 2 – 3 hours. We need the coconut to become firm.
- PART 2 – Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender till smooth.
Dip the Almond Joys in the chocolate and place on a teflex sheet or wax paper and place in the fridge for at least an hour. Bring them out and enjoy eating a healthy snack. Remember these are snacks, not your main meal.
Enjoy and be Blessed , Bobby.
Major Nutritional Information:
- Coconut meat contains large amounts of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which are easier for the human body to digest than most other types of fat. These MCFAs have been shown to improve endurance in athletes who eat them regularly.
- The MCFAs in coconut meat also have antimicrobial properties. And research suggests that eating more fat may enhance weight loss by helping you feel fuller longer and boosting metabolism—so it’s possible Coconut Oil could help you lose weight!
- Medjool dates are high in calories but full of nutrients and antioxidants that may boost digestion, lower cholesterol levels, and help prevent heart disease. They also contain fiber—up to 9 grams per date! Medjool dates are also high in fiber, which helps lower cholesterol levels, reduce constipation, and prevent colon cancer. They contain many vitamins and minerals as well—for example, they are a good source of folate (a B vitamin) as well as calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.
- Fresh living alfalfa sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing nearly 15% of your daily requirement in a single serving. The Vitamin C content stimulates the production of white blood cells and can protect against infections and inflammation. Alfalfa sprouts are also an excellent source of vitamin K, providing nearly 37% of your daily requirement in a single serving. Vitamin K is important for blood clotting, and it also helps to maintain bone health.
A Note To Myself:
Father, thank you for letting me be of service to others. Also, thank you for forgiving me my transgressions. I have not always been the best of children or the most obedient of servants. I have strayed from the path, You ordained for me and wandered into a wilderness of sin and darkness. Yet deep in my soul, I know your loving heart makes a way for me. I can speak for no other man but for me; I trust in Christ and believe I am reborn and presented blameless to You, and that is why I say your name throughout the day in my spirit, for I am forever grateful. Thank You, thank you, thank you.
Thou art ever merciful Father God. If I could murmur Thy name repeatedly in my last moments in this mortal coil, how canst Thou refuse me entrance into eternity and to be with you in Thy heavenly abode?