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when life gives you avocado-make chocolate

What is my most favorite thing on Earth (after pizza)? CHOCOLATE. And there is a reason why chocolate has Ola in its name. Get it? ChocOLAte. Accident? I don’t think so…

There is nothing that can fit perfectly any time of the day, for any occasion or any mood. Everyone can have the one they prefer, and everyone will be happy with so many options – there’s milk chocolate, dark, bitter, white, hazelnuts, with fruits, plain one. Homemade and the one you buy in the store.

I like my chocolate. I like snacks in general. Sugar is what keeps me going. But it’s all about being healthy and fit now. And so many things I like don’t fit into that. So, what needs to be done, is a compromise. Now, I present you another example of compromise – Chocolate pudding made from nothing else but avocado (hey, apparently I’m a Millennial too!).

Check it out and be amazed by it’s smoothness and chocolate-ness .

Chocolate avocado pudding

Ingredients (One portion)

  • 1 medium size avocado
  • 4 tablespoons of dark cocoa (more if you want it to be more bitter)
  • 4 oz almond milk (or any other milk if you don’t like almond milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 4-5 soft dates
  • pinch of sea salt
  • coconut flakes for decoration

If you are using dried dates put them in a little bit of hot water so they get soft. Peel avocado. Add all the other ingredients and blend them together until it’s all smooth.

Decorate with coconut flakes, goji berries, raspberries, almonds or anything that is your favorite addition. Eat guilty-free even while on diet.

Simple like that!

xo

Ola

In love with homemade Chocolate

Cześć!

The snow outside makes me feel like it’s December, no almost mid-March. Why winter, why?!

Also, the weather makes the cravings even worse, there’s not enough snacks in the apartment to make me happy. So, looking for the easiest solution to make my brain think I consumed 2514072491 kcal in sweets, I made those – HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES.

What I won’t tell myself:

  1. It’s healthy
  2. It’s homemade so just the „good things”
  3. I can eat tons and it’s still better than chocolate from the store

What I will tell myself:

  1. Chocolate
  2. Chocolate with cranberry
  3. Chocolate with cranberry and almonds
  4. Just the right amount of sweetness

Homemade chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coconut oil (unrefined)
  • 2 1/3 cup of dark cocoa
  • 5-7 tablespoons of honey (depending how sweet you want it to be)
  • dried fruits, almonds, nuts, raspberries, coconut shrims, orange zest etc.
  • optional 1 teaspoon of brown sugar if you want it to be more sweet/fudgy-like

Melt the coconut oil over hot water. I usually put a metal or ceramic bowl over the pot with hot water so it slowly melts with the heat from water, and when the water gets cooler I heat it up over over low heat (turn the heat when you see water starting to boil!).

When it’s liquid enough, add honey, and mix until it melts into the oil. Important – the honey shouldn’t fully melt.

Slowly add cocoa to the oil-honey liquid while still slowly mixing, until blended. When all is well blended you may try a little (be careful though, HOT!) to check if you are ok with the level of sweetness.

Pour mixture into chocolate mold, or a small cookie sheet (in that case use baking paper).

Put anything you like on top of your chocolate. My personal favorite is cranberry (cause it gives it more sweetness without adding sugar or more honey), Goji berries and almonds, or just candied orange zest, but you can add whatever makes you happy!

Let it cool down, and move to the fridge to chill for 1.5-2h.

EAT IT ALL, but first take a pic and send it to your friends to invite them over. Everything tastes better when shared with friends.

Et voila! Simple, effective, makes your belly (and your brain) happy.

Let me know how you like it!

xoxo

Ola

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