I have a treat for you .
It's a dark chocolate fruit and nut bark.
It's rich in stress combating minerals like magnesium and zinc, and is rich in antioxidants and fiber. This truly is a nutrient dense dessert and what's nice about it is that it is so rich and decadent tasting, it is actually hard to overeat it. Just a few pieces will satisfy your evening cravings without throwing off all your healthy hard work during the day.
It's creamy, and chocolatey, and a little bit sweet, but not too sweet that it will send your blood sugar sky high and stress out your hormones or anything.
It's a recipe that you can get super creative with too, which is cool because you can customize it to what you like.
So without further adieu, the recipe:
Hormone Loving Choco-Berry Bark
What you need:
- 1 cup of berries
- A handful of nuts and seeds of your choice (in the picture above, I just used sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds)
- 3 -4 tbsp raw cacao (alternatively you could use dark chocolate bars too- if so, omit the next step)
- 3 -4 tbsp coconut oil (or a large chunk or cocoa butter is nice if you have some)
- A pinch or two of sea salt
- 1/2 a tsp of cinnamon
- Optional (almond butter, coconut flakes, hemp hearts, sweetener of choice)
- Place your berries nuts and seeds spread out (or in a little pile) on some parchment paper on a tray
- Over medium heat, melt your coconut oil
- Stir in your cacao and spices
- Once the everything is melted and stirred together, drizzle over your fruit and nut pile
- Place the tray in the freezer for at least 10 minutes and let the chocolate harden everything up
- Remove the tray from the freezer and cut or break the bark into bite size pieces
- This recipe should provide you with a few days worth of servings.
- Store leftovers in the freezer until ready to eat.
- This makes an awesome ice cream topper or addition a morning breakfast bowl.
- You could also stir in some nut butter to the melted mix and pour that on your fruit if you didn't have any nuts at home.
- I have omitted extra sugar from this recipe, but you could definitely stir in some honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar or stevia if you wanted your chocolate sweeter.
I hope you love love this recipe as much as your hormones, adrenals and myself do!
Also, I danced to Beyonce while I made this, it felt really right.