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Coconut Chocolate Squares - Paleo, Vegan, Nut Free, Processed Sugar Free -

Sandra Giraldo

Fat is getting out of the bad list (it's about time), everyday we learn that eating fat is good for us, not all fats but certain fats are extremely important for the well being of our bodies.
This recipe is loaded with good fats. Coconut the star of this recipe is a medium chain fatty acid, very beneficial to add it to our diet. MCFAs found in coconut oil provide the perfect source of energy because they only have to go through a 3 step process to be turned into fuel vs. other fats go through a 26 step process.(1)
In this recipe I combined coconut with my favorite anti-oxidant ingredient "chocolate" actually when chocolate is consumed raw there's not food in the planet that has more anti-oxidants.
This delicious squares are super healthy, the perfect snack option, satisfying and low glycemic, not blood sugar ups and downs. They're Vegan, Paleo and easy to make Ketogenic.
Coconut layer
3 C.shredded coconut
The fat of 1 can of full fat coconut milk (BPA free)
1/4 C. cacao butter or coconut oil melted
3-4 drops stevia
1 tsp vanilla extract
Chocolate layer
1/2 C. cacao butter
1/2 C. Enjoyful Foods cacao drink Original (If using any of our other mixes you have to add sweetener)
The night before place the can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge.
Open the chilled can of coconut milk and discard the water (you can use it for smoothies). place the fat in a bowl and cream it with an electric mixer, be sure not to mix it too much, only till it looks like whipped cream.
Add the rest of ingredients to the coconut cream, mix well till everything is evenly combined.
Place the mix in a square baking dish, spread it evenly. Place in fridge while you prep the chocolate layer.
For a smoother chocolate, powder Enjoyful Foods cacao drink in a coffee grinder.
Melt cacao butter in a double boiler, add cacao drink mixing well till it looks well combined. If you want it even smoother, blend the mix for few seconds in a blender.
Get the coconut out of fridge, top it with the chocolate mix evenly. Place back in fridge for about one hour.
Get the dish out of fridge, cut into squares.
Enjoy them. Eat as many as you want (well, try not to eat them all at once), yes they're good for you.
(1) Dr Axe

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