This is the third post in our Valentine’s Day series, to help you get ready for Valentine’s Day in a happy and healthy way. Here’s the perfect healthy aphrodisiac dessert to go along with your sexy seafood dinner!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes the good news: Raw Chocolate lowers your blood pressure. Various studies have indicated that the phenols lower blood pressure by gobbling up free radicals, which are responsible for a whole host of diseases and accelerate the aging process. But beware—not every kind of chocolate has this effect. The findings indicated that milk interferes with the absorption of antioxidants and negates the health benefits.
So when ordering Chocolate for your Valentine: Say “Raw, please!” Raw Cacao is the #1 source of antioxidants and magnesium, plus it’s an aphrodisiac. Need I say more?
Make your Valentine’s Day a healthy and sexy one with the recipe below for this raw chocolate mousse:
Heavenly Raw Chocolate Mousse
5 Dates soaked until very soft with pits removed (Tip: you can soak the dates overnight in water to soften)
1 Cup Almond or Soy Milk
1/2 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
1 Ripe Banana
Optional: Maple syrup or agave nectar and strawberries or raspberries for decoration
First blend dates in a food processor until they become a paste, adding a touch of the almond milk if necessary. Scoop out avocado meat and add with the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. Blend until smooth. Be sure to scrap the edges of the bowl a few times to incorporate everything. Taste and add maple syrup or agave nectar if you want to make a sweeter version.
Did you know that by adding organic berries to the raw chocolate you increase the antioxidants by three-fold? So add some raspberries or strawberries and let it chill for 15-30 minutes before serving.
Enjoy this taste sensation, 100% guilt, gluten and dairy free!