3 Chocolate Recipes:
Breakfast, Anytime Snack & Dessert
Dessert// Chocolate Treats
About this Video: Healthy chocolate? Yes! Join Jon Gabriel in the kitchen and learn how to make a variety of healthy, organic chocolate treats.
Breakfast// Raw Coconut Chocolate Chia Porridge
We’ve gotten lots of request for more recipes with chia bran. In this one, we use chia bran to make a super tasty and nutritious porridge. Chia bran is great because it’s gluten free and extremely low GI (glycemic index).
Chia bran isn't ground chia seeds. It's what’s left over after the oil has been extracted from the seed, and is composed mainly of fiber and protein, all of which contribute to the fact that it makes a great grain substitute.
There are lots of different ways you can make porridge with chia bran, but this is one of my favorites. The combination of the smooth texture of the chia bran and tahini, with the crunch of the cacao nibs, chia seeds, and desiccated coconut makes it a beautiful taste experience. And, of course, it's loaded with antioxidants, omega 3’s fiber and protein, so it’s great for you!
Coconut Chocolate Chia Porridge (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Raw)
Serves: 2 Servings
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- 1 Tbsp raw unsweetened cacao nibs
- 2 Tbsp desiccated coconut
- 3 Tbsp chia bran
- 2 Tbsp chia seed
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cacao
- 1-2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
- ½ cup blueberries, or your favorite berry
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ teaspoon healthy salt (like Celtic salt or Himalayan salt)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Mix tahini, cacao nibs, desiccated coconut, chia bran, chia seed, cacao, salt cinnamon and 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar with 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk. Stir ingredients until you get a think and creamy consistency. Add more almond milk if it’s too thick.
Add more coconut palm sugar if you require more sweetness. Serve in a bowl and top with berries and sesame seeds or your favorite toppings. Other great toppings include nuts, and coconut yogurt.
Optional: warm the almond milk first on those cold autumn mornings.
Anytime Snack// Mint Chocolate Superfood Breakfast Balls
These tasty, extremely nutritious snack balls are loaded with protein, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. There's no grains, or gluten or processed sugars to activate your FAT programs. They're great for breakfast or quick afternoon snacks. Kids love them too!
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Superfood Snack Balls
Serves: 18 balls
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 cup almonds
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 3 Tbsp raw organic cacao powder
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
- 1 Tbsp xylitol
- 1 tsp spirulina (optional)
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
Combine cashews, almonds, chia and hemp seeds together in food processor until well ground.
Add remaining ingredients until well combined.
Form balls by shaping mixture in the palm of your hand. Store in fridge to harden.
Makes approximately 18 balls (depending on how much mix you eat along the way!)
Tip: If you live in a cool climate, you may like to melt coconut oil prior to adding to mixture. The best way to do this is using the double boiler method and keep heat low. Place coconut oil in heat-proof bowl into a pot of water. Heat slowly until coconut oil liquifies.