Thursday, 17 October 2013

Chocolate Heaven

I have already done my review post for this month but the below I felt deserved a post all to themselves, well we are talking chocolate so its understandable! 

I was contacted a while ago by the peeps at Detox Your World to try some of their products. The site has loads of great products to choose from, here is what I got:


100% Cacao Liquor, Cacao Butter, Cacao Powder and Maca Powder. These delicious products are perfect for making chocolates and lots more!


So I obviously had to make some chocolates, I have been wanting to make my own for ages and this gave me the perfect opportunity! I got a few ideas on the net then made up a recipe to make my chocolate roses : )


You Need:
1/2 cup cacao butter
1/2 cup cacao liquor
1/2 cup raw coconut oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1tsp vanilla bean paste
hazelnuts and raisins 

To Make:
In a double boiler place cacao butter and liquor to melt. Once they are both nearly melted add the coconut oil and melt. When it is all melted take off heat and add in vanilla paste and maple syrup. Put aside for 10 minutes. Put back on the heat for 2-3 minutes and stir until all is combined. In each chocolate mould put a couple of raisins and hazelnuts then fill with chocolate mix. Either freeze or put in fridge to set. Once set dust with cacao powder and serve.


For a first attempt these came out pretty good, a little too sweet o they need some work. They taste like rich truffles which is never a bad thing! I shall be experimenting more with these products so watch this space!


The cacao powder and maca powder I have been using in smoothies and they taste fabulous!


The cacao tatses like rich chocolate and the maca gives a fab toffee chocolate flavour. 
I love the fact that all of these products have great health benefits while tasting really good.

If you are in the market for some superfoods, raw foods or supplements check out Detox Your World they have a great range to choose from! The site also has some very interesting articles about food as well as some great recipes which are definitely worth a read : )
Keep up to date with Detox Your World on Twitter  

The next chocolatey treat i want you to feast your eyes on is Choc Shot a liquid chocolate made from 100% natural ingredients! 


Choc Shot is produced by Sweet Freedom and only has 14 calories per tsp, a sweet healthy treat that tastes good? OH YEAH it tastes good, this liquid chocolate is a total winner for me. It is rich in flavour and makes a low calorie pudding very easily........


I have been having Choc Shot with thick greek yogurt to make a rich and indulgent tasting pudding which is actually low in calories! You can also use this to make hot chocolate which is great for me. Usually hot chocolate drinks are heavy on the calories and made from milk and even though I can have dairy milk is not something I am looking to introduce into my diet on a regular basis so having this option is awesome! I am totally sold and so is my man I will be keeping this in the cupboard as a kitchen staple for sure! You can find Choc Shot in your favourite supermarket and follow them on twitter to get some fab ideas of what to do with your liquid chocolate!!!!!

Questions:

Have you ever made your own chocolate?

Have you tried Choc Shot liquid chocolate?

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