Healthy Homemade Chocolates Made With Coconut Oil

There are tons of benefits that virgin coconut oil possess and many people that have just found out about this ‘miracle oil’ may be interested in not only taking it daily but in having some healthy snack made out of it.

Coconut oil tastes great in foods – cereals, oatmeal, smoothies; in fact, you can use coconut oil in more foods than you can imagine. But this post is not about that. It’s for those who have a sweet tooth but still want something tasty without the tag of ‘unhealthy’ attached to it. 



 

“Guilt-free” Chocolate Slabs


Ingredients
Pure dark cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/3cup of virgin (cold-pressed) coconut oil
Sweetener, preferably powdered Stevia
½ teaspoon of your preferred flavouring (vanilla, almond, or mint)
Cherries, nuts, desiccated coconut, or ginger

(For a firmer textured chocolate slab, you can use less than 1/3 cup of coconut oil)

Preparation time
10 minutes maximum

Preparation Items
Mixing bowl
Spatula or wooden spoon
Ice tray

Preparation
Mix the cocoa powder, coconut oil, and sweetener in a bowl. Ensure you mix thoroughly (de-lump) till all lumps disappear and you have a nice smooth paste.

Add your desired flavouring and stir thoroughly.

Line the ice tray with chopped maraschino cherries, and chopped nuts (or whatever you wish). Pour your coconut oil/cocoa mix over this base layer, no more than ½ inch thick.

Place the tray in the fridge and store there until it solidifies. This shouldn’t take more than half an hour. Once it has become a solid block, you can slice them into squares (while still in the ice tray). Use a warm knife if it’s a bit difficult to cut through.

Alternatively, you can use an ice cube tray. With this, you can ‘pop’ out each chocolate whenever you feel like popping one into your mouth.

Ensure you keep in the refrigerator until needed or else they’ll start to melt at room temperature.


You’ll just love these chocolate treats, not only because they are so delicious . . . especially if you can get creative with your toppings, but also because they provide a nutritional source of quick energy with great health benefits. 


25 Diseases and Conditions You Can Treat with Coconut Oil

Now the truth about cold pressed virgin coconut oil and its health benefits for certain diseases and conditions…

Though many people from different cultures from all over the world have valued coconut oil for both food and medicine, it is only a few years ago that many of us have come to respect the importance of the oil as an effective, nay, therapeutic medicine.

While many modern cultures cherish only coconut meat (flesh) and its creamy white milk, traditional practitioners have used it to treat a variety of health problems for centuries.

Only recently has science unlocked the secrets to coconut oil’s amazing therapeutic and healing properties.

Today, modern medical science has confirmed that the use of coconut oil in treating conditions, and recently published research and studies shows us that coconut may provide a wide range of health benefits.

Conditions Alleviated With Virgin Coconut Oil

 

There are over a hundred benefits of this amazing oil, believe it or not, but the most common of such benefits include the following:
  1. Dementia and Alzheimer's disease
  2. Hair loss and skin diseases
  3. Gum disease and swollen gums – oil pulling process
  4. Teeth whitening
  5. Dental plaque
  6. Eczema - relieves any itching and allows for speedy healing
  7. Minor body rashes
  8. Dry, scaly, and cracked skin
  9. Psoriasis
  10. Rosacea
  11. Blood pressure – as a blood pressure stabilizer
  12. Cholesterol stabiliser
  13. Type 2 diabetes
  14. Macular Degeneration
  15. Ulcerative colitis
  16. Animal wounds such as inflamed paws,
  17. Scabies,
  18. Celiac disease
  19. Acid reflux
  20. Fibromyalgia
  21. Minor cuts and bruises - ensures wounds are infection free while speeding healing
  22. Broken capillaries
  23. Ringworm
  24. Abscesses
  25. Weight loss


 

No Harmful Side Effects


One thing that is certain about the use of coconut oil, it has no harmful or discomforting side effects. And best of all, it is non-toxic not only for us, but for our pets as well. As long as the one you take is virgin cold-pressed oil, it’s fine.


Because my family and I use it consistently – two table spoons a day, one in the morning and one in the evening – we believe that everyone should be taking a daily dose of cold-pressed coconut oil.

And as one happy user said, “I will scream it from the roof tops that coconut oil has changed my husband's life and mine!!!

Everyone should be taking it”.