Time: about 1.5-2 hrs
(*Start soaking walnuts used in filling, for 1 hr if processor is not powerful)
Cover mulberries with water and set aside for 30 minutes. Once ready, drain mulberries and blitz all crust ingredients in a food processor until slightly dry crumbles form. Press into pie tin using the bottom of a glass, or in springform pan. In a springform, be sure to press the crust up the sides just a centimeter or two. Set aside in freezer and clean food processor.
In a double boiler, melt raw cacao butter by grating chunks into top bowl. While waiting, use food processor or powerful blender to blend walnuts that you soaked for 1 hr into a butter. Stop every couple minutes to scrap down as needed.
Add honey, cacao powder, vanilla and salt to melted cacao butter, turn off heat. Stir thoroughly with a whisk or rubber spatula until silky and smooth. Allow to cool to lukewarm, stirring occasionally. Add coconut cream to walnut butter in food processor, blend until incorporated. Mix in chocolate mixture, pulsing until incorporated. Remove crust from freezer, pour in mixture and smooth with spatula. Top with shredded coconut, cacao nibs, chia seeds, etc and put in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes. Top with fresh berries and serve.
3. can be applied topically to increase hydration and improve healing of sores or acne
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This is a minor revision of the recipe posted by Superfood World on Instagram, make this fit your personal taste!
Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas, then place all ingredients in a food processor (except spirulina) on high speed or mash by hand until smooth. Then add spirulina slowly until incorporated. Store in a sterile container for up to 3 weeks or serve immediately.
Notes: I used 2 cloves of garlic and I found it too much, personally. This can also be the size of the cloves, since one of mine was huge. I advise that you start with one, or with a 1/2 tsp of minced garlic and add as desired. I also felt I would use another teaspoon or two of tahini, maybe add a couple spices for fun.
Cacao is an amazing source of iron, magnesium, calcium, flavonoids, antioxidants and neurotransmitters. It contains over 300 different compounds for overall health! The antioxidant content of raw cacao is more than blueberries and green tea combined! Theobromine, a natural mental stimulant, is known to improve focus and help reduce depression symptoms. It even contains phenethylamine, a compound that is released by the brain as a natural stress and pain reliever. PEA also increases the secretion of endorphins and serotonins, the natural feel good, happy hormones! Raw cacao contains insignificant amounts of caffeine, so you can enjoy a late-night treat too. With all of these incredible health benefits, it's easy to see why it's called the food of the gods.
Raw or "UnBaked" Brownies
This recipe is based on Chocolate Covered Katie's Unbaked Brownie recipe, I made minor tweaks with what I had/preferred, but this recipe is a win with kids and adults alike. With the chewiness, I'd even call this raw fudge! She eats chocolate everyday, sometimes twice a day--just like us!
Makes 1 8x8" pan
Blend all brownie base ingredients in a food processor until a well incorporated dough forms. If you want some crunch, only process until you see some small nut pieces. If it is a weak processor, you might need to blend for 1-2 minutes each time and give the machine 5 minute breaks to prevent overheating. (I use a 10-cup Hamilton Beach processor I got at Walmart for like $45. I could blend for a few minutes before it felt a little warm.) Once done, grease a 8x8" pan with warmed coconut oil or butter and spread the dough evenly. It is a sticky mixture, so I like to take a piece of parchment paper or wax paper and lay it on top, then press my fingers down and brush back and forth until glossy smooth.
Next, whisk the frosting ingredients in a small bowl, then pour on top of the brownie base. Use a rubber spatula to smooth. Pop it in the fridge for about an hour before serving. You can store these yummies for a few weeks in the fridge or few months in the freezer in a sealed container.
Rachel's Note: I've made these twice now and they never get old. I grab one when I'm hankering for fudge or something gooey good. I'd LOVE to hear on our social media, on this blog, or tell me in store what spins you put on this. Next batch I'm attempting a caramel swirl, or maybe a cheesecake swirl!
A different kind of magic happens when it is taken in larger amounts. Maca is an aphrodisiac superfood that boosts libido, stamina and drive when enjoyed in larger amounts. The ideal amount when eating our Maca Damiana cup or enjoying our Aphrodisiac Box of chocolates is 3 pieces of chocolate. Within 15-20 minutes things will start to heat up and make romantic time with your loved one more special!
Maca works on other hormones too! It's adaptogen magic works to balance out hormones. This is how it helps reduce anxiety, stress and depression symptoms, but it also improves fertility. Consistency is key though. You can enjoy the other benefits of maca without this particular benefit so long as it is not taken every day for weeks on end.
Caramel Maca Latte Recipe
One of my favorite drinks to make for an extra boost in the morning! It's a breeze to make with any blender, it takes just a couple minutes to make. Maca has a natural malty-caramel taste that goes well with chocolate dishes, in smoothies or unique treats. If you think this delicious beverage will become a favorite, I even recommend making a few servings in advance and storing it in a sealed, sterile jar or pitcher in the fridge for up to a week. Chilled or hot this will delight your taste buds!
Left: All of the ingredients and equipment used--Right: The finished product
Makes 2 servings
Place all ingredients in a blender or small food processor and then blend until frothy and smooth. Enjoy immediately or make multiple servings to store in a sealed, sterile jar for up to 1 week.
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It's an incredible source of nutrients and antioxidants. A single tablespoon contains 4 grams of protein, 11% RDA of Vitamin B1, 15% B2, 21% Copper and 11% Iron. The combination of B Vitamins and Copper are great nutrients for boosting energy, it doesn't take much! The protein quality of spirulina can be compared to whole eggs! It's becoming a popular addition to green and protein mixes. It's excellent source of phycocyanin (the source of it's color) is highly anti-inflammatory and fights free radicals in your blood and tissues. Amazingly, it lowers LDL "bad cholesterol" and increases HDL "good cholesterol"! It's also known for helping to remove toxins from the blood, so perfect for a cleanse or detox.
Today's recipe is a spirulina salad dressing! I was super excited to make this because I love salad--I'll make an entire meal out of one with tons of nuts, fruit, beans, veggies and other yummies. This is also such an easy recipe to pulse in a blender or shake up in a reusable glass bottle. This dressing is creamy, sweet and citrusy--I'm in love! I plan to drizzle some on cilantro lime salmon later this week, or toss some white rice in it when I'm feeling adventurous. Check out the recipe and pictures below!
Creamy Spirulina Dressing
Makes 1 serving
Whisk ingredients together or shake in a small jar for single servings. When multiplying for several servings, blend in a small blender or whisk together in a bowl. Store in a sterile glass jar for up to 4 weeks. This dressing is great on salads, potato dishes, fish and rice!
P.S. When multiplying the recipe, I recommend multiplying all ingredients, except the lemon juice and honey so you can choose the level of sweetness and acidity. I found that when I multiplied the recipe 3 times to fill a 12 oz bottle, I only used twice the amount of lemon juice, but triple the recipe's amount of honey. I also used a teaspoon or two more of mustard. Play with it!
Chia Seeds - Small But Mighty!
Chia seeds carry a nutrient-rich punch to your diet, with a 1oz serving being 44% of your daily fiber, 4g of protein and rich in omega-3 fatty acids!
They have a hydrophilic (water loving) relationship with liquids, so when they are mixed into a fluid, they create a gel like consistency. When you consume chia seeds dry or mix them into a dish or drink, they will slow down digestion. This makes you feel full longer and creates a sustained release of energy meaning it's a great superfood to help you get through this New Year.
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Chia Seed Pudding
This is my favorite way to use chia seeds! It's super easy too, since you let it set in the fridge overnight, or throughout the day time depending on when you want to eat it! In a nutshell, you combine chia seeds, non-dairy milk, a sweetener and fillings/toppings in a jar overnight for a delicious nutrient dense snack. Below is the base recipe, as well as a few ideas for appetite suppressing flavor combos.
Makes: 2 servings
Directions: Blend together in a blender for a smoother pudding, or shake up in a mason jar for more texture, then leave in the fridge for 6-8 hours to set.
P.S. Feel free to play with sweetness and the thickness of the pudding. Pulsing in a blender can improve the consistency. This is recipe is moderately thick so that you can increase the chia seed portion by 1-2 tsp at a time per serving to find the perfect consistency for you! If you find as you tweak the recipe, that you want it sweeter (unless it is powdered sweetener), you will need to add a pinch of chia seeds for the added liquid.
I decided to make three jars of chocolate based pudding, the top jar has coconut and cashews in it, the right has cacao nibs on top, and the bottom is plain chocolate. On the left is the vanilla base recipe, and I added blended frozen raspberries and peaches.
***Pssst! We make a blueberry lemon chia seed jam-filled chocolate!
You should try it sometime.
Pumpkin Pecan White
Our Pumpkin Pecan White chocolate is made from *REAL* white chocolate which is not sugary sweet and is instead more nuanced in flavor. It is packed with healthy fats that are great for brain chemistry and weight loss. It is filled with a raw pecan nut butter that is blended with fresh pumpkin and spices. This fan favorite tastes like fall.
This month's chocolate deconstruction focuses on how our delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Pumpkin Pecan White chocolates are great for healthy, glowing skin!
Ingredients: *raw cacao butter, *raw cashews, *raw coconut oil, raw honey, *pumpkin puree, *raw pecans, *raw lucuma, *cinnamon, *ginger, *nutmeg, *vanilla extract. *Organic
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GHOST CHILI HONEY
Makes your heart and gut happy!
We at Radiantly Raw would like to introduce our new monthly blog series called Superfood Facts. Each month we will highlight the health benefits from our superfood of the month and some tasty and healthy recipes using the superfood.
The superfood of the month is our raw and unfiltered Ghost Chili Infused Colorado Honey – great for promoting a healthy heart and digestive tract!
Ingredients: raw Colorado honey, ghost chilis
Also known as bhut jolokia, ghost chili peppers rose to fame in the early 2000s and are considered one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. Hot peppers, like the ghost chili, are loaded with capsaicin. Capsaicin has been widely used in traditional and holistic medicine for centuries, and provides several health benefits such as:
Local raw and unfiltered Colorado honey infused with Ghost chilis provides you with a superfood double punch of heart and gut health benefits. Like ghost chili peppers, raw local honey provides you with several heart and digestive health benefits, such as:
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Healthy Jalapeno or
Green Chili Cheddar
Gluten-free and Dairy-free
Makes your ♥ happy!
We at Radiantly Raw would like to introduce our new monthly blog series called Chocolate Deconstruction. Each month we will deconstruct one of our award winning truffles or chocolates, and provide you with several health benefits from eating the superfood ingredients in our chocolates.
Our date based Maple Caramels are great for making your heart happy and healthy!
Ingredients: organic raw cacao powder, organic raw coconut oil, raw honey, organic raw cacao butter, organic dates, organic raw almond butter, organic raw cashews, organic maple butter, Himalayan salt.
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