Going sentient is your next plan on “going healthy” now, vegan dark chocolate is the thing. CAROB.
In fact, before I got into health mentoring and coaching sentient lifestyle: many students ask, is dark chocolate healthy? YES as its loaded with nutritional benefits and NO because of its caffeine content which is stimulant. Do you know if you feed a dog with pure chocolate it will die? Don’t test it, please but its true. The caffeine will accelerate the heart beat out of control.
Chocolates are sweetened with sugar and loaded with milk. Not a very healthy option unless you get the pure 100% chocolate or cacao powder or nibs. I have used whole cacao seeds soaked in water for 24 hours and blended into a paste and mixed with bentonite clay and applied over your skin. Lay down in the beach until the clay dries out and your skin will remain shining and smooth for 3 days. Amazing.
Have you met people who don’t like the taste of chocolate? Delicious as it is, the older and more in tune one gets with your body, you will not like how chocolate makes you feel. You may begin to experience mild headaches after eating it, especially in summer when taken in large quantities. It can also upset your digestion. Heed the call when your body speaks. most people have lost touch. So, heed the call when your body speaks.
Chocolate the Darkside 🙂
The caffeine and sugar, in processed chocolate, is the likely culprit, which may trigger headaches, cause irritation to intestines, as well as stress various glands and the endocrine system. High-quality dark chocolate contains 632 antioxidants, that’s super powerful stuff in a nut. But people who are sensitive to caffeine, have an auto-immune disease, IBS, or are overstressed, it’s much better to switch to a chocolate-alternative like a Carob.
To prevent any negative experience or side effects from eating it, then there is no need to give it up totally, moderation is key just as anything else. But, if you do, you may want to switch to this delicious carob an alternative.
Carob comes from the pod of a tree that grows along the Mediterranean Sea, the coast of Italy, Greece, Turkey, cost of northern Africa finally to the Iberian peninsula.
It has a sweet edible pulp that is dried and ground into a powder that resembles cocoa powder in look, similar in taste like chocolate, but not close enough, which can be replaced one for one in recipes. Available in most health food stores.
Carob Pudding Recipe
This firm carob pudding is rich and not overly sweet gives the satisfaction of chocolate without caffeine.
Carob Raspberry PuddingPrint Recipe
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 cup carob flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 cup water
Mix all ingredient into a bowl finally add baking powder and soda
Pour mixture into a baking pan place into preheated oven 108°c / 356 °f for 35-40 mins.
Allow to cool off on a wire rack.
Garnish with raspberries filled with blueberry.