Thursday, December 2, 2010

Lucuma Raw Chocolate Melt-Aways

The benefits of eating raw chocolate have been discussed on this blog before and I do not think I need to extol the benefits to your taste BUDS of eating raw chocolate, so I'll just get on with the recipe...

I made these melt-aways for a friend's art opening and they went quickly!

1/2 c. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, gently melted
1/2 c. Raw Honey
1/2 c. Raw Chocolate Powder
1/2 c. Raw Carob Powder
1/4 c. Tocotrienols
1/2 c. Lucuma
2 tsp. Raw Vanilla Powder
1/4 tsp. Himalayan Salt
a pinch of Reishi mushroom powder if you want to add some magic to them...

Instructions: Combine all ingredients. Roll into balls. Chill to firm.

Lucuma is an orange fruit with a flavor reminiscent of butterscotch ideal for sweetening natural candies, cookies, and ice creams. It is native to the highlands of Peru, Chile, and Ecuador, where it enjoys tremendous popularity and is favored over classics like chocolate and vanilla as an ice cream flavor.

Despite its sweetness, Lucuma is actually low both low in sugar and low on the glycemic index.  It is rich in both beta-carotene and iron.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, definitely I will add a pinch of reishi mushroom powder in it because I know the advantages of taking reishi mushroom powder. However, I liked this raw chocolate. Thanks to share with us.