Fudge Chocolate Topping

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I was experimenting with fudge, but this came out to be more of a topper. I think it would work great with fruit or ice cream. You can also substitute the milk for something non-dairy if your lactose intolerant. It’s pretty rich, calorie wise too, so have it in smaller portions. I believe it’s gluten free as well, but double check and make sure the ingredients work for you.

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons milk
2/3 cup coconut sugar
9 tablespoons cacao powder
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup ricemellow cream

Heat butter, sugar, and milk to a boil. Boil for 30 seconds. Stir constantly, it burns easy. Add cacao powder and coconut oil. Stir a few minutes till melted and smooth (on low heat if necessary). Take off heat and stir in Ricemellow cream till the mixture is the same consistency throughout.

Chocolate (cacao), is also a great dessert to have because of it’s health benefits. It is one of the foods with the highest levels of antioxidants. Of course, the darker the better, so cutting back on sugar ups the nutritional value. Antioxidants remove free radicals, a great illustration of this is below.

“Here is a freshly cut apple for you (it’s so cute, isn’t it?)…

apple-before

Now look what happens when you leave it out for a while (not so cute anymore)…

apple-after

The rotting taking place in these pictures is free radicals at work (“oxidation” is the technical term). Now picture this type of rotting taking place inside your body. Imagine it affecting your brain, immune system, heart and other major organs. This type of excessive free radical activity in your body is the start to a slippery slope of bad health and disease.”

On top of keeping your body healthy, cacao can also boost your mood.

“Cacao contains a number of minerals and nutrients that serve as antioxidants. An extensive list of antioxidants contained in raw cacao includes anandamide, a neurotransmitter that triggers the feeling of bliss; phenethylamine (PEA), which produces the love sensation; sitosterol, which reduces LDL cholesterol; asparaginase, an enzyme that has anti-leukemia properties; dopamine, a neurotransmitter that boosts motivation and pleasure; and coumarin, a blood thinner. Raw cacao also contains epichatehins, chatechins, resveratrol and procyanidins, all which play a role in improving cardiovascular health.”

So, no harm in getting a little antioxidant boost. When I’m going solely for health benefits I’ll have raw chocolate cookies. You can use dates and honey instead of sugar as well. No matter your preference, they both taste great so I thought I’d share. Enjoy!

Good Luck out there

free radical affects
http://www.antioxidantsdetective.com/antioxidants-benefits.html
benefits of chocolate
http://www.livestrong.com/article/512932-antioxidant-benefits-of-raw-cacao/

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