You know how you’ve heard people say “eat dark chocolate” for antioxidants and abundant health? Yeah, that’s because of UNPROCESSED, RAW, VEGAN Chocolate… CACAO! Cacao powder is chocolate in it’s most raw and nutritious form. The Philosophie Cacao Magic has Cacao nibs, Cacao powder, Tocos (Vitamin E- good for skin and nails), Mesquite (high in iron & protein), Maca (good for energy & balancing mood) and 3 medicinal mushrooms that are excellent for anti-aging, preventing cancer* and healing the body.
A friend of mine wanted me to make a raw, gluten-free, dairy-free cake for her co-worker who loves chocolate. Here's the recipe I used:
- 1/2 C cacao powder
- 1/2 C carob powder
- 1/2 C ground raw almonds
- 1/3 C agave/honey
- 1/4 C cacao butter
- sea salt to taste
- 2 C Cacao powder
- 1 1/2 C agave
- 1 C coconut butter (melt by placing in a warm/hot bowl of water)
- 1 tbsp lucuma powder
1. take all ingredients for the crust and mix in the food processor. Once they are combined, take the filling and push it into a pie/tart pan with your fingers. (the best kinds are the ones that have a removable bottom) Chill in the fridge for an hour or freezer for 30 minutes.
2. Mix the filling ingredients and add on top of the filling. Put back in the fridge or freezer for at least an hour. Viola!
You'll never know (or anyone else) that this is completely gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and HEALTHY for you! Cacao is the highest ranked antioxidant in the world!
*Top with raspberries, strawberries and/or nuts and drizzles of cacao! (an easy cacao topping is mixing cacao powder and agave with a spoon until it's runny)