As promised in my last post, here’s one of the simplest and healthiest ways to sooth your soul when those chocolate cravings get hold of you.
Blend 1-2 cups of your favourite nuts (ideally activated and organic) with a dash of salt, maca (optional to boost your stamina) and cup of dried fruit. I generally use dates as they are easy to blend, super sweet and rich in iron (always a plus for us vegetarians) – but try out for yourself what suits your taste buds: dried apricots, goji berries, inca berries… Your boundary is your imagination! According to taste you can keep some crunchy bits, or blend it all until smooth.
What you definitely need for the filling
- 2 avocados
- 8 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons of carob
- dash of cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons of honey
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
Nice to add to enhance the filling
- 1 banana
- 1 cup of pitted dates
- coconut flesh
- berries or nuts to decorate
- …options are countless once your choc-magination goes wild!
Making the filling
Blend all ingredients until nice and smooth. Fill onto your base and top with berries, seeds, nuts or whatever else takes your fancy. Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Indulge with no regrets! I confess that sometimes this creamy filling doesn’t make its way past my mouth and ends up being enjoyed as simple chocolate mousse instead of a cake.
Extra nutritional bites
This cake nourishes your body with folates (especially great for pregnancy), Vitamin C , K, and E, Magnesium, Manganese, healthy fats, anti-oxidants and more. Some even go as far as to say that avocados help prevent many forms of cancer, are high in good cholesterol and a great source of protein, especially for vegetarians.
Ayurvedically speaking, the many Vata-balancing ingredients like avocado, banana, almonds and dates will help to strengthen Kapha and increase groundedness. In other words, if you tend to fly through life hyper with a billion thoughts on your mind, a million tasks on your to-do list and are possibly reading this blog on the go as you are talking to a friend simultaneously – this cake is for you.