Healthy and Healing Easter Eggs
With all the chocolate ads circling around at the moment and the hype of easter there's plenty of incentive to eat loads of chocolate. I monitor my kids diets pretty closely, avoiding all preservatives, colors, processed foods, most things in a packet, sugar, gluten and dairy. Most supermarket bought easter chocolate would tick all of those boxes of having them all included.
There ares some good alternatives now you can buy in health food stores but I wanted to develop a absolute no crap chocolate that I would be comfortable with Indi and eventually Noah eating. Now I have young kids and believe in the importance of joining in on celebrations and don't ever want them to feel ostracized in the 'school yard'.
This recipe includes gelatin which is great for gut health and rebuilding a permeable intestine. It also has many other health benefits which I have written about numerous times. I've also added inulin which is a prebiotic that will feed the beneficial bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. They are sugar free and won't raise your blood sugar at all, in fact they are ketogenic, forcing your body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. I used butter in these, butter is the one form of dairy our family tolerates well and there are benefits such as; containing healthy saturated fats and is high in fat soluble vitamins. You can swap out for coconut oil if you like. I use raw cashews as the base but could use most other nits or a mixture. And of course it has raw cacao which is extremely high in antioxidants.
- 1 cup of raw cacao
- 2 cups of raw cashews
- 1/3 cup of xylitol
- 2 tablespoons of gelatin (I use Gelpro)
- 2 tablespoons of inulin
- 200g butter
- peanut butter (a high quality one)
- Melt the butter over a very low temperature.
- Blend the cashews well.
- Add the raw cacao, xylitol, inulin and gelatin.
- Pour into a bowl and add the meted butter.
- Stir well.
- Pour into moulds almost to the top.
- Put a blob of peanut butter in the middle. You can use any nut or seed butter.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Consume soon after removing from the fridge.