I have been meaning to make this video and post for awhile now, because I figured I shouldn’t keep this chocolatey treat all to myself!
This recipe calls for just four ingredients:
Cocoa powder (I like to mix THIS powder with another cocoa powder like what Whole Foods bulk section offers)
Coconut milk like THIS one or the Whole Foods brand. I do find it necessary to get one that has guar gum in it (don’t worry, it’s a safe thickener).
Xylitol (I have gotten it online and at Whole Foods). You can also use a little honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup if you prefer.
Watch the video below to see exactly how I make it!
**Note- You can add 1/4 to 1/2 can of water when you blend the can of coconut milk and skip that step later on, if you’d like. This recipe won’t work with regular carton coconut milk, because those products are mostly water.
I usually hate stevia or any type of artificial sweetener. I find the aftertaste to be gross, but xylitol has no weird aftertaste like the others. I encourage you to give it a shot, or just use a spoonful of regular sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup or honey.
This recipe is full of antioxidant power from the cocoa powder. It’s one of the most antioxidant rich foods available, actually. It’s particularly known to help reduce blood pressure, when eaten on a regular basis. The coconut milk provides healthy, easy to burn fats, that are beneficial for your brain and your waistline!
I’m sure you’re going to ask me, so I will write just a few things about xylitol below. See more HERE on sugar replacement safety.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which exists naturally in many fruits. Prunes have a high level of xylitol, which is why they make you poop!
Hence, if you eat too much xylitol at once, you will be running for the bathroom. The amount in this recipe is very small. I don’t imagine it would cause issues for most, but some can be extremely sensitive to it.
Low calorie, low carbohydrate, low glycemic index
Xylitol may have beneficial effects on blood glucose levels (rat studies)
Xylitol has beneficial effects on dental health like cavity prevention
GI tolerance can often be reached by increasing consumption slowly over time
I really hope you like this recipe as much as I do!