Call me Granny. It’s 8:23 and I’m in bed. This could be really bad for my social life. (ha-my social life.)
Anyway, Celine turned one! Hip Hip! We had an ‘Under the Sea’ party for her and boy, did she love it! Initially she was a little bewildered by all of the people, lanterns, blue and yellow lights, but she eventually owned it. She took off like a plane with wings, arms out stretched at her sides, Yelling and smiling all the while (ahhhhhh!!!!). When she got to the ‘childs lounge’ area, which was basically a table covered with a fuzzy blanket and copious amounts of target pillows strewn all over the floor, she looked up at me with a smile that said, ‘this party is for ME!!!’ That moment was worth the stress, time, energy, and (not to mention) money it took to get it. (I have to admit though, I can’t wait till she looks forward to Chuckie Cheese parties).
In honor of her birthday, my mother came to town, and when my mother comes to town we COOK! We both have a serious (and sometimes unhealthy) sweet tooth, so we decided to make chocolate.
Ahhh Chocolate. David Wolfe (Renowned Health Guru) once said, once you’ve had the good stuff, you’ll never want to go back to the other stuff. Enough said. I feel that way about a lot of things.
Keep this in your freezer-Broken into a gazillion different pieces so that you can find the exact size that fits your fancy. The flavor combos are endless! You can add whatever you want. (The freedom!!!) My mom and I split the pan. She added coconut and almonds and I added bee pollen, hemp seeds, and craisins.
You can also sub any sweetener you would like (agave, maple syrup, or honey). You can leave out the lucuma and maca, however these contains a plethora of bangin’ minerals such as calcium and phosphorus and add natural sweetness that won’t spike your blood sugar so if you have em-use um. It’ll make each bite that much more nutritious.
Basically, what I’m saying is, raw chocolate- in moderation – is GOOD for you. That being said, this is why.
Raw chocolate contains many important vitamins and minerals including:
- High In Magnesium, and other essential minerals including calcium, sulfur, zinc, iron, copper, potassium, and manganese
- Polyphenols called flavonoids, with antioxidant properties that neutralize free radicals that cause cancer
- Vitamins: B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, E
- Protein and Fiber
So… go eat your chocolate and enjoy it, slowly, peacefully, and moderately. xx