I like all my food gourmet, hit-the-spot, full-balanced-flavor, decadent, but also reeeeaaallly nutritious. Look at those 5 definitions again: gourmethit-the-spotfull-balanced-flavordecadent… & really nutritious. The last one – really nutritious – is most important, but let me continue before I blow your mind…

Today, we will keep those 5 definitions and add a helpful dose of bitter, but what you end up with is more nutritious. I could be talking about any food sweet or savory, but I’m talking about chocolate…raw chocolate. Bitter sweet creamy raw chocolate. You like, yes?

The recipe below is how you take the love-inducing, blissful experience of raw cacao (unadulterated chocolate) and crank up the bliss into a ‘gateway’ super-joy experience which will educate you or another chocolate partaker into what nutrition is supposed to be about: an uplifting, perception-changing, empowering ride that just might send you to a new level of health. If you like what I just said, then this chocolate is for you.

Medicinal ‘I’ll Make You Fall in Love with Bitter’ Raw Chocolate

Melt raw cacao butter ahead of time to about 100*F. Blend in a blender:

1/2 cup melted raw cacao butter

1/2 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 cup raw hemp seeds

2 tablespoons Longevity in a Bottle – My siganture product with 60 of the world’s greatest superfoods and herbs all extracted into one dosage for maximum vitality, immunity enhancement and resilience to stress.

2 tablespoons lucuma powder

1 tablespoon organic sunflower seed lecithin oil OR 1 tablespoon more raw cacao butter

1/2 – 1 teaspoon ground vanilla bean

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon KAL stevia extract (use less if you are other than partial to stevia)

Pour into molds or ice cube trays and pop in the freezer for 30 minutes. If you used the sunflower seed lecithin oil, the chocolate will be somewhat soft at room temperature so store in the freezer or refrigerator. Serve everyone!

Conclusion: Is eating simply about flavor and getting calories? For most people it is, oddly. Most people, I regret to state, eat a low medicine diet. So food is mostly flavor and calories for them. When we add the medicinal compounds back into our meals through tonic herbs, superfoods, rich aromatic heirloom foods, and wild foods, then suddenly we have an eating experience which has a completely active effect on our nervous system. Our body lights up with antioxidants, our immune system finally gets its receptor sights impregnated, our cellular structure fills out with the proper saturation of minerals, and just maybe the body-mind-consciousness connection gets nourished too.

So, do you need to eat chocolate all the time to experience this? No, but combining the great superfoods and herbs with chocolate is the best ‘gateway’ experience for someone to fully feel what a medicinal food lifestyle is all about. In my experience, some people just won’t feel anything until they have enough chocolate (Hehe). It’s my deep desire to help you experience this food-medicine-connection as a way of activating your life’s potential so that you can thrive, live with passion, and do what you were meant to do here. To you!

P.S. Be on the lookout for a 2 day in-person raw chocolate making/training workshop in the SF Bay Area this spring 2013.

Disclaimer: Medicinal implies ‘food as medicine and medicine as food.’ It does not imply medical. Individuals takings medications and those with known medical conditions should consult with their holistic physician before using my products, my recipes or any nutritional product. Thank you for understanding.

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