The Mindful Cook Healthy Chocolates

The Tastiest, Healthiest, Chocolate EVER!

So! Here’s the good news, chocolate is good for you! The real stuff that is. Most good quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% and above) doesn’t contain any dairy and is packed with beneficial minerals and iron.

Raw cacao powder has nearly four times the antioxidant value of processed dark chocolate, 20 times more than blueberries, and 119 times more than bananas. It is high in antioxidant flavonoids, and minerals; copper, potassium, phosphorous, iron, zinc, and magnesium. When made at home you can make sure the mixture doesn’t get too hot which means it retains all this wonderful goodness! These are often referred to as ‘raw chocolates’ for that very reason (not overheated).

You can buy cacao powder in most large supermarkets now, and cacao butter can be bought online. The two brands I normally go for are Indigo Nutrition and Sevenhills Wholefoods.

Making your own chocolate guarantees that you know exactly what has gone into it and it’s great fun to do!

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