Homemade Chocolate – Rocky Road Style
I love this chocolate slice!
It’s so simple to make and you can get really creative with different flavour combos.
Nutritional Fun Facts
◊ Cacao powder is rich in flavonoid antioxidants which may protect against damage to cholesterol and the lining of the arteries as well as preventing excessive clumping of blood platelets that can cause blood clots1
◊ Coconut contains a significant amount of health-promoting medium chain saturated fats which have been shown to have antiviral properties. Medium-chain fats are also easily absorbed and used preferentially as an energy source thus increasing the body’s metabolic rate1
◊ Macadamia nuts have a high content of monounsaturated fat and are a good source of potassium which is an important mineral that plays a role in electrolyte balance1
◊ Peanuts are high in monounsaturated fats and are a good soure of Vitamin E which is an important antioxidant1,2
◊ Sour cherries are a good source of Vitamin C. They are also rich in flavonoids which exert antioxidant activity. Montmorency tart cherries (if you can find them) have also been found to contain significant quantities of melatonin, a hormone that influences sleep and is also a powerful antioxidant1
“Take what you need and leave the rest”
1. Murray, M, Pizzorno, J & Pizzorno, L 2007, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Index Books Ltd, Great Britain.
2. Kouris, A. in A Guid. to Evid. based Integr. Complement. Med. 837–860 (2011).