2.16.12
Gourmet Chocolates That Pack An Antioxidant Punch

This week is full of frosted and chocolate-dipped temptations, but we’ve found three amazing chocolate treats that are – wait for it – good for you!  Who says chocolate has to be a splurge?

The bottom line with all three of these finger-licking confections is that your body is absorbing all of the major antioxidants and minerals in chocolate without the heavy load of calories normally present from the added cream, sugar, butter or flour in the average chocolate dessert.  And trust us – these goodies are no sacrifice. Each one is an indulgence that can keep up with the best that Valentine’s Day sweets you’ve eaten this week!

Rawtella Silk – 6 oz jar, $18.00 

We’re bringing back the hot fudge sundae. And we’ve got one little jar to thank: Rawtella Silk.  Whole sprouted hazelnuts are ground into a butter with coconut crystals, cocoa butter and Himalayan salt.  Eat it straight from the spoon or drizzle over raw ice cream!  Go big and add to homemade, raw Organic Pastures ice cream!

Raw Ice Cream Recipe from Organic Pastures 

Tools Needed:

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wisk
  • Ice cream machine (blade, container, wooden holder, lid, machine)

For Ice Cream Machine

  • Rock Salt (for churning)
  • Ice (for freezing with churn)

Ingredients: 

  • 1 dozen raw eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 gallon of OPDC raw whole milk
  • 2 pints of Organic Pastures dairy raw cream

 Instructions: 

1. Whisk all ingredients together

2. Add 2 cups of whole raw milk

3. Whisk with milk until smooth

4. Add 2 cream pints

5. Add whole raw milk until full (about 1 qt – 1⁄4 of a gallon)

6. Add rock salt and ice around the ice cream hold to allow cream to freeze

7. Churn until machine struggles to churn, then lift lid to test if ice cream has reached its prime.

8. Place ice cream into a shallow container and place in freezer.

Allow up to 30 minutes to an hour for the ice cream to fully harden. To serve, scoop out ice cream and place back into freezer.

Crio Bru Cavella roasted cocoa – 1lb bag, $11.97 

More like coffee than hot chocolate, roasted cocoa is brewed just like its caffeinated counterpart.  Throw the insanely fragrant grounds into a French press for a completely different chocolate experience.  Drink it black for a bittersweet pick-me-up – cocoa contains mildly stimulating theobromine – or add a little nut milk and honey for an afternoon luxury that’s good for your heart in more ways than one.

Superfood Snacks Chocolate Goji Treats – 6 ct bag,  $8.99 

One truffle a day?  Yes please!  The makers of these raw superfood truffles hope you’ll do just that.  Created for long hikes near their home on the island of Kauai, these snack-makers soon realized that other hikers were going crazy for their mix of ancient superfoods like goji, raw cacao, maca and Hawaiian salt. One bag of Chocolate Goji Treats has an ORAC antioxidant rating 2.5 times that of blueberries.  These delicious bonbons are mixed with the intention to nourish and balance your entire physical system and let you show your love for the environment too: Superfood Snacks are packed in an innovative and sustainably-sourced biodegradable bag!

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  1. YUM!

    sasha | 02.16.2012 | Reply

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