🍋 When life gives you lemons .. eat them 🤗 Vitamin C is good for you ✨ Here are just a few benefits, and the recipe for these lemon chocolate hearts is right below!
• It influences the growth and repair of body tissues, and helps with wound healing.
• Boosts your immune response
• Improves mood + mental health (there’s that German saying, “Sour makes you funny”
• It help to reduce the damage from inflammation and compounds like free • radicals which can contribute to oxidative stress.
• It supports + regenerates tocopherols (Vitamin E)
• It also increases calcium and iron absorption, and supports bone health
• Finally, it improves skin health and helps to mitigate damage from smoking
RECIPE: WHITE LEMON CHOCOLATE HEARTS
Ingredients for 1 large bar or 20 pieces of white lemon chocolate:
1/2 cup raw cacao butter, melted
2 TBSP nut butter: cashew or macadamia *
1 tsp coconut oil
1 TBSP rice syrup, agave or maple *
1 TBSP lemon zest
1/2 vanilla bean, seeds only
Juice of half a lemon
1 pinch of sea salt
optional: lemon essential oil
* Nut butter: macadamia or cashew butter are best – they can be store bought or home made: blend raw nuts and a pinch of sea salt to a paste, add a tiny bit of coconut oil if necessary. This will take several minutes. Sweeten to taste.
** Liquid sweetener – maple, agave syrup, coconut nectar or rice syrup work best
How to make the chocolate:
Melt cacao butter over warm water until liquid.
Add remaining ingredients and stir together until smooth.
Pour into silicone moulds, a flat container or a small baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Sprinkle with extras of your choice.
Place the tray in your freezer for 1 hour to set.
C = cup, 240 ml
1/2 C = half a cup, 120 ml or / TBSP
1/4 C = quarter of a cup, 60 ml or 4 TBSP
TBSP = table spoon, 15 ml or 3 tsp
tsp = tea spoon, 5 ml
“soft dates” = medjool are usually best. If necessary, soak briefly and drain. The soaking water is super sweet by the way!