Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

By December 12, 2019 Nutrition, Recipes
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

The average American consumes about 12 pounds of chocolate each year, and over $75 billion is spent annually worldwide on chocolate. With all this chocolate-eating, only dark chocolate has health benefits. The secret ingredient that makes chocolate healthy is cacao.  Packed with high omega’s, healthy chemicals like flavonoids and theobromine, making it a disease killing machine. It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate.

5 Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

  • Improves Heart Health
  • Great for Memory
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Rich in antioxidants including vitamins, minerals and phytochemical
  • Protects the body from disease

Give Dark Chocolate a try with this Dark Chocolate Almond Butter recipe!  It is a fun twist on a classic!

Ingredients

2 cups sprouted almonds (or dry roasted almonds)

3.5 ounce dark chocolate bar, minimum 72% cacao

2 tsp coconut oil

½ tsp sea salt

coconut sugar, to taste

  1. In a small saucepan or double boiler, melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, add almonds and pulse until almonds are a fine meal. Turn on the food processor to high until the almonds begin to break down into a butter consistency.
  3. Add in melted chocolate mixture and sea salt and continue processing until a smooth creamy texture is achieved.
  4. If desiring more sweetness, add in coconut sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  5. Pour in jars and serve immediately or store in the refrigerator.

Recipe and photo from https://draxe.com/recipe/dark-chocolate-almond-butter/