I'm obsessed with this recipe!
It is very similar to the vegan cacao avocado ice cream I like to make, but the chocolate coating makes them even better!
Reasons why I'm OBSESSED:
Simply said, it is indulgent without the guilt. No dairy means no digestive upset, no refined sugar, no processed crap, tons of vitamins and minerals, and full of superfoods!
This recipe helps - burn fat, keep you full, boosts brain and heart health, improves gut health and supports your digestion, also helps with inflammation and joint pain.
Cacao - (cacao powder and cacao nibs) is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that positively impact your brain and heart health, it helps your body make the most out of other vitamins and minerals, and it boosts your feel good hormones! Here is my favorite brand: https://bit.ly/2yxOMgC
Coconut milk - will lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart attacks, it also contains the ever popular MCTs that support the brain as easy to use energy, help burn fat, and keep your full longer. Coconut is loaded with benefits - check out this link: https://bit.ly/2adIMcE
Cinnamon - is a superhero on your spice shelf! It is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial, is loaded with highly potent polyphenol antioxidants that help with aging and oxidative stress in the body! It is probably the most used spice in my house, I add it to everything! Adding it to apples or oatmeal brings out the sweetness without adding sugar or calories!
Avocado - has more potassium then bananas, is loaded with fiber that helps with weight loss and satiety, the essential fatty Omega-3s help balance your nervous and reproductive system. Making is a great snack snack to help with PMS symptoms during your moon cycle.
Yep, I'm a food nerd.
I LOVE to research all the benefits of foods. This way I can support my body with exactly what it needs.
Extra bonus, these can last in your freezer for months so don't hesitate to double or triple the recipe. You'll be the hostess with the mostest if you pull these out at the end of a dinner party with girlfriends!
Now print out this recipe and give it a try!
Yield: makes 10 popsicles
16 oz. coconut milk (or almond milk to reduce the fat and richness)
2/3 cup cacao powder (not cocoa powder)
1/3 cup maple syrup
3 T. cacao nibs
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla paste or vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. Salt
Place all ingredients into a Vitamix or high speed blender until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds (I like these - https://amzn.to/2MHXQ5K )
Freeze overnight, or until solid.
3/4 cup of vegan chocolate
1 T coconut oil
Maldon Sea Salt
Coconut Shreds (optional)
Sliced almonds (options)
Melt together the coconut oil and vegan chocolate
Dip frozen sickle in half way, while wet sprinkle lightly with cocoa nibs and maldon salt
Allow the chocolate coating to dry slightly then place on wax paper
Continue with the remaining frozen popsicles.
If you swap the coconut milk for almond milk you can still get plenty of benefits without the extra creaminess and fat content. You can also add protein powder if you want to use this as a post workout treat! The options are endless!
I would love to know if you make these, please tag #radiantandabundantrecipe if you post it on social media!