You guys will love this chocolate treat! It’s one of our favs. My husband Mark helped me make this video, so be sure to check it out. He’s a funny guy and he’ll make you laugh!
Our good friends the Kandu Family were over for a nice summer pool side dinner the other week. We had such a great time swimming, eating and visiting. They posted a video on their YouTube channel of our evening together. We made this amazing decadent raw chocolate dessert for them and once that video hit YouTube, their viewers wanted the recipe, so here it is for all to enjoy! They are such a fun family and fun to watch on YouTube. If you want to check them out here’s their channel. http://www.youtube.com/marin8d
This is one of our secret dessert treats. There’s no processed sugar, no dairy, it’s vegan and all natural healthy ingredients.
I will admit that this is not a weight loss recipe because of the amount of fat. BUT because of its natural wholesome ingredients, it is a better alternative to desserts filled with junky ingredients.
Here’s how you make it and the ingredients you’ll need. You will also need a high powered blender. If you don’t have one, your dessert will be chunky but still taste amazing!
3 Tb Cacao powder
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Almonds (soaked almonds for 12 hours makes them soft and easier to blend in a regular blender)
8 dates or use agave nectar or stevia
Salt and cinnamon to taste
1 Young coconut and its meat or 1 Tb coconut oil and 1-2 cups water
If you are experienced in the safe use of a meat cleaver, you can use it to open your coconut. Make four cuts in a square along the top of your coconut and pour the coconut water into your blender. Scoop out the meat with a spoon and add it to the coconut water in the blender. If you do not have a coconut, coconut oil and water will do just as well. Add your fresh dates, cacao powder, and vanilla extract. Sprinkle cinnamon and salt to taste. Blend your mixture into a smooth drink.
We hope you enjoy our recipe as much as we do. Until next time, watch for more videos from Kardena and family. Cheers.
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