Blueberry Chocolate Crunch

Image: Jessica Mitton

Image: Jessica Mitton

I’m a big lover of blueberry-flavoured chocolate. The combination is so satisfying to the taste buds! But when you pair it with a little crunchy texture, it becomes an even more super satisfying treat!

My Blueberry Chocolate Crunch is sure to tick all of the above deliciousness boxes and this chocolate treat is full of antioxidant-rich foods. So, what are antioxidants and why are they so important?

Antioxidants are found in certain nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. They help to neutralize the free radical activity that is happening in our bodies. Free radical activity is happening all the time and can be caused by stress, constipation, smoking, and consumption of harmful foods such as additives and rancid fats. The key is to balance out this free radical activity by taking in antioxidants. If our bodies become overwhelmed with free radicals, health issues start to set in.

Next time you are looking for a sweet chocolaty treat with added health benefits, why not try my Blueberry Chocolate Crunch? It offers chocolaty deliciousness and is an antioxidant powerhouse to help neutralize those harmful free radicals!

Here’s the recipe:

Image: Jessica Mitton

Image: Jessica Mitton

Blueberry Chocolate Crunch

Yields: 12 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

½ cup cacao powder

¼ cup cacao butter

¼ cup coconut oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon cacao nibs

2 tablespoons dried blueberries, chopped (try my homemade dried blueberries here)

2 tablespoons almonds, chopped

Directions:

1.     Put cupcake liners in a 12-cup cupcake pan.

2.     In a double boiler, add cacao powder, cacao butter, coconut oil and honey. Melt and stir until thoroughly combined. Remove from heat.

3.     Mix in cacao nibs, dried blueberries and almonds.

4.     Add about 1 tablespoon of the mixture to each cupcake mould. Put chocolates in freezer for about 1 hour or until chocolate mixture hardens.

 

Sources

Balch, Phyllis A. Prescription for Dietary Wellness. New York: Avery, 2003. Print.

 

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Jessica Mitton

 

Jessica Mitton is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Culinary Nutrition Expert. She believes in a holistic approach, taking into consideration the body, mind and spirit. She is fascinated by the healing potential of food and how it can contribute to an individual’s overall health. A passionate creative force in the kitchen, Jessica is continually working to develop her own highly nutritious and equally delicious recipes, made from whole, organic and locally sourced ingredients. Most of all, she enjoys the opportunity to share her passion and knowledge with others, helping them to become their healthiest possible self!