Boy oh boy, do we have a treat in store for you all. We gave this recipe a go at the weekend after it was passed onto us from Julie’s mum Mary and it was so good that we just had to share it with all of you.
It is a well-known fact that chocolate is awesome. It is also a well-known fact that chocolate is not your friend if you are trying to achieve fat-loss goals. Chocolate is made from cow’s milk and consumption of cow’s milk is a major hindrance on achieving results. However, the thought of a life without chocolate is not one that I would like to entertain so we had to come up with a solution. I am a firm believer that as long as you make sensible food choices 90% of the time and avoid wheat, gluten and dairy, then you can have fun 10% of the time and enjoy the occasional treat at the weekend. With that in mind, we decided to make our own sweet treats so that we were under no illusion as to what was in it.
This was super quick and easy to make and was absolutely delicious. Perfect as a Sunday treat after a solid week of clean eating. Have a go yourself – you can thank us later.
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes
3 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons almond butter
4 tablespoons dark cocoa powder (Green & Black’s is our favourite)
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A couple of handfuls of nuts and raisins (chopped)
1. Place a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water and melt down the coconut oil and almond butter, mixing until blended together
2. Add cocoa powder and mix in
3. Add honey and vanilla extract and mix until the contents of the bowl resembles a chocolate sauce
4. Chop the nuts and line the bottom a baking tray with these and the raisins
5. Take chocolate mixture and pour over the top
6. Put in freezer for 20 mins to allow to set
To health, happiness and “Strength for Life”
Davie McConnachie, creator of DMC Fitness and Dynamic Mind Conditioning, is an expert health and wellness coach, multi-award winning motivational speaker, award-winning gym owner, writer and published poet.
Athletically, Davie has competed nationally in MMA, Boxing and Thai Boxing, and internationally in kettlebell sport. Davie enjoyed the London Marathon, several half marathons and is a regular mountain trekker.