A week ago I gave up chocolate, for 2 weeks I said. Yes I did. Me. Chocolate addict and lover. Yes. Me.
Why? Well unfortunately it looks like chocolate is giving me a blocked nose, possibly headaches and if it's raw it's even worse... Yes I know it's supposed to be good for you, especially in its raw form. However, for some extra- sensitive people it does not agree with them and the theobromine (stimulant) contained in it is not always ideal for some. Anyway I let you do your own scientific research and tests, and to be honest if you don't have any bad effects, then if I were you I would not give up!!
The experience has been rather enjoyable, more than I would have thought actually. It made me aware of how I had been getting used to reach for a piece of chocolate anytime I felt a bit bored or when I did not feel fulfilled... It had also become a bit of a habit and breaking it has meant it liberated some energy for other things.
Also giving it up hasn't meant not enjoying a little sweet thing from time to time and it has inspired me to create more raw sweets ( and maybe even a new e-book??). So I have rediscovered carob and love it!
Here is an ultra quick-ultra easy recipe for some carboy-fudgy-truffly yummies.
For about 10 squares/ balls
- 1/2 cup dried shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup carob powder
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
- 1 TBSP melted coconut butter
Put all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well until it comes together.
Either form little balls or press the mixture into a small tray, about 5mm deep and keep in the fridge. When cold and set cut squares.
EN FRANÇAIS ICI:
Il y a une semaine, j'ai abandonne ma petite habitude de manger du chocolat... pour 2 semaines, histoire de faire une expérience. Oui je l'ai fait. Moi. Addict et amoureuse du Chocolat. Oui. Moi. Pour 2 semaines...