When it comes to Christmas Day, I want to eat something really decadent but that doesn’t compromise my health. I really love the pairing of orange and raspberry the 2 flavours taste divine and in this recipe, the raspberries are the only sweetness added, you could add a little maple syrup if you wanted but I didn’t find it necessary.
I adore chocolate but not just any chocolate, it has to be unrefined cacao, choc-full of health giving properties, full of minerals, antioxidants and iron, all of which are lost in the processing of most chocolates bought today. Check out some of other recipes to see how else to use it, raw cacao chocolates or a cacao smoothie for breakfast.
For the base, I tried something a little different and used hazelnuts and pecans – 2 nuts that I love, it worked perfectly.
A recipe suitable for any special occasion, enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below.
- ½ cup of hazelnuts
- ½ cup of pecans
- ½ cup of dates
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil melted
- 3 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- 1 cup of cashews
- 1 tin of coconut milk
- 1 cup of raspberries
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil melted
- 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder
- 4 drops of doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil
- Raspberries for decoration
- Soak the cashews overnight but for at least 4 hours
- Blend the ingredients for the base in a food processor
- Turn out into an 8" cake base, press in firmly to create a flat base and refrigerate
- Press 1 cup of raspberries through a metal sieve so that you have a raspberry puree with no seeds
- Pour the puree into a liquidiser (I used my vitamix but any would do!) with the coconut milk but do not add the watery part and add the melted coconut oil and blend well
- Add in the cacao powder and blend again until all creamy and fully incorporated
- Pour into a glass / ceramic bowl and add 4 drops of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil (be careful with imitations that are not safe to ingest)
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