I’m reposting this today because I just made a batch. It is the best way for me to break the sugar and chocolate “fail” every day. I have updated quantities for a bigger batch at the bottom of the post. I believe that Coconut oil actually helps with weight loss. It has worked that way for me. The science I understand about it is that because Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid and therefore more easily converts directly to energy as opposed to turning into fat. So there you have it. Only one of the amazing things about coconut oil.
I got this recipe with my HCG diet Phase 3 info. I’ve seen other versions of it but here’s what I’m starting with. It’s my chocolatey treat because I’m not into deprivation. I’m into eating more whole, real foods that actually give my body something. I’ve always felt chocolate could be part of that scenario and this is one good way. It’s really yummy, but not so sugary good that I can’t stop eating it. It satisfies and I seem able to walk away after a small amount. And I’m not using dark chocolate because I don’t particularly like that. You could.
My Ingredients are simple: Virgin Coconut Oil (I really like Tropical Traditions brand), Unsweetened cocoa powder and Stevia. You can also try a different sweetener if you don’t like Stevia. I only recommend the natural ones and I strongly discourage the use of artificial sweeteners. Please consider never taking them into your body again. They are poison. You’re better off with sugar.
For this batch I used 3 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil, 4.5 tablespoons of Cocoa Powder and 3 packets of Stevia. I will try it with slivered Almonds next time. I’ve heard Macadamia nuts are also good, but their too caloric for me at this point. You can also use shredded coconut.
I’m calling this 4 servings and here are the numbers:
Calories per serving 110, Fat 2, Carbs 12, Protein 1
1/2 cup Coconut oil
1 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
6 packets Stevia (to taste)
1/4 cup slivered Almonds
Let me know if you try it!