ROSEY ROCKY ROAD
Recipe & Photo by Lauren Glucina ASCENSION KITCHEN
Favouring a high raw, plant-based diet doesn’t mean that you miss out on yummy treats such as chocolate. In fact, armed with the right know-how, you can make your lover the healthiest, highest vibrational, healing and potent aphrodisiac chocolate they could possibly get their hands on.And there’s no dairy in this, or sugar, or fake things, just pure whole ingredients, and love:
Cacao Butter: Is the natural fat that is pressed out from the cacao bean. It smells divine. Try using it as daily moisturiser, or for a delicious massage. Cacao butter is rich in essential fatty acids Omega-6 and the monounsaturated Omega-9. So it helps your brain function, lubricates the skin and hair, and looks after the heart. It also contains stearic acid – a fat that doesn’t affect your blood cholesterol levels. Finally, when sexy time is over and you’ve kissed each others’ faces off, use it as a lip balm as its very high in Vitamin E!
Cacao Powder: Is made by processing raw cacao beans, with the fat (cacao butter) removed. It is the most antioxidant rich food on the planet and is full of minerals such as calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium (for balancing brain chemistry), manganese (for oxygenating the blood) potassium, zinc, and sulfur (for healthy hair and nails). But for V day, we want to eat it for the feel-good hormones…endorphins, phenylethylamine and an andamide make us feel happy, elated and…in the mood!
SERVES: Fills an 8 inch pan
PREP TIME: 10 Minutes + Setting Time
DIETARY CONSIDERATION: Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free
1 cup of Cacao Butter (liquefied)
1 cup of Dark Agave Nectar
2 Scrapped Vanilla Beans
1 tablespoon of Rose Water
½ teaspoon of Flakey Sea Salt
1 cup of Cacao Powder (sifted)
The Rocky Factor:
½ cup of Walnuts, Ground in Food Processor to a Rough Meal
½ cup of Chopped Macadamia Nuts
1 cup of Dried Sour Cherries
The Rose Factor:
Dried Rose Petals to Sprinkle
Vitamix or Blender of Choice
First, make the base chocolate. Blend the first five ingredients of The Base together till smooth and creamy, then add the cacao powder and give a final blitz. Now, add the Rocky. Pour the base into a large mixing bowl, and stir in all the Rocky ingredients. Finally, make it pretty. Pour the mixture into an 8 inch pan, lined with baking paper. Sprinkle dried rose petals and happy wishes over the top to decorate, and let set in the freezer for an hour before serving.
Ps. This recipe looks easy to make. And I guess it is. But that still didn’t stop me from covering the entire kitchen in clouds of cacao powder and rose petal confetti.