Spirit Grooves

Cocoa Crack

By on June 25, 2012

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.

My Ingredients

Just mix it all up.

Then pour it out onto wax paper and put it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.

The finished product. Mine isn’t so pretty. I found some pictures online that were gorgeous with swirls and nuts. Fancy.

I’m calling this 4 servings and here are the numbers:
Calories per serving 110, Fat 2, Carbs 12, Protein 1

Bigger batch:

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!

Comments

  1. Marsial2010
    September 7, 2011

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    When I want some chocolate, I also turn to cocoa. I just mix about a tablespoon of cocoa, a little splenda (very little — sometimes none — don’t like it too sweet) and a tablespoon of milk. It’s just enough for a tiny chocolatey treat and the lack of sugar means a lack of cravings later on.

    • teresa
      September 7, 2011

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      I love it that you do this. That’s another good idea.
      Can you switch from Splenda? I won’t be more of a pest than to say that.
      I know what you mean about these treats not triggering the landslide of desire. It’s great!

  2. Lifevsfood.com
    September 7, 2011

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    Looks good! I get chocolate everyday with hazelnut butter (1 TBSP) with cocoa in my oatmeal every morning.

    • teresa
      September 7, 2011

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      Oooohh! I like your breakfast idea!! I may try that when I get to add oats back in. Thanks!!

  3. Karen
    September 7, 2011

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    Looks yummy. I hear a lot about coconut fats and wonder if I should try them. Not sure about the whole impact on cholesterol for me, though. Seems to me the jury is still out so I’ll probably wait.

    • teresa
      September 7, 2011

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      Here’s a link to a ton of research on Coconut oil http://www.coconutoil.com/research.htm
      I know there’s a big difference between processed coconut oils of the past and this “whole” more natural stuff.
      Did you see Marsial’s version with milk? It’s a possibility… There’s something to be said for having to make your little treat too.
      xoxo

  4. Jan
    June 25, 2012

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    mmm, that sounds so yummy!! I may have to try that out!

  5. munchberry
    June 25, 2012

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    Huh. I was wondering what the deal was with coconut oil. I saw it as a combined sale with salba on Amazon and thought it was a strange combo. Good to know! I hope your concoction will break the chains of sugar and chocolate.

  6. Goodnuff
    July 3, 2012

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    Mmmm, chocolate. One of my favorite food groups! I’ve taken to adding dark chocolate almond milk to my iced coffee. Yummy!

  7. Stephen
    July 14, 2012

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    Don’t forget to mention that we also call in cocoa SNACK in front of the child. Don’t want to present any unnecessary vocab to the little ones.

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