January 10

Cooking Class: Hemp-Chocolate Spread

Recipes, Snacks

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Attention all chocolate lovers - here is a chocolate spread that is ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU!!

So many times with foods people think it is all or nothing, but this is not always the case.  There are many instances where we can choose a BETTER way of enjoying some of our favorites rather than having to totally give them up.  

That is the case with the Hemp-Chocolate spread.  The raw ingredient in chocolate, cacao is actually extremely nutritious, it is how it is processed and what it is combined with that tip the scale the other way.  

Made from just 4 whole, real ingredients this is one treat you don't have to feel guilty about having!  

Not that you need any convincing to give it a try, but here are some benefits of this combination.  

Hemp seeds contain plenty of healthy fats and protein. Their ideal ratio of omega 3 to 6 provides anti-inflammatory properties, and its protein is one of the few complete plant options and is easy to digest.

Raw Cacao is high in antioxidants and magnesium that help to relax the smooth muscles of the body and can help with sleep.

Ghee and Coconut oil contain medium chain saturated fats that help fuel the brain and provide a steady flow of energy to the body.

Raw honey is full of anti-microbial phytonutrients, enzymes and B-Vitamins.  Choose a locally produced brand for even more benefits!

What are you waiting for? Make a batch today!  Enjoy!

Recipe credit:  Meghan Telpner, Academy of Culinary Nutrition

Mrs. Dornberg

About the author

Cheryl Dornberg, NBC-HWC, is a national board-certified health & wellness coach and culinary nutrition expert who is passionate about using the power of food to achieve optimal health and increase longevity. She specializes in motivating and empowering individuals to create sustainable & consistent dietary and lifestyle habits that support the management and prevention of chronic health conditions, increase longevity, and improve overall quality of life.


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