Updated: Jul 22, 2022
Dark Chocolate Sauce - Apricot Goji Ginger Sauce - Tart Caramel Sauce
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Three part series with recipes, nutritional information and health benefits for each sweet sauce. One new sauce each week!
We hope you enjoy creating the three sweet sauce recipes in this series of posts - kick that processed sugar addiction forever with these fiber packed sweet sauce options!
That's right! You can indulge your sweet tooth AND feed your microbiome - experience plant power for dessert!
Now, are you ready for the real surprise? These three sweet sauces are PACKED with nutrients. You will be most pleasantly surprised to see how much potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin C, B12 and magnesium these little beauties provide.
And as if that were not enough! These sauces are also good mood and energy boosters with their powerful impact on our endocrine and digestive systems. Well, enough with the words - let's get to the sauces! We hope you enjoy creating these in your kitchens!
Yup, your dessert is now a health food! And once a week for the next three weeks we are going to share a new sweet sauce for you to create in your kitchens. This week we are talking about chocolate - pure, dark, rich and nutritious chocolate. Get ready to dig into this sauce with sliced fruit, slather on top of a whole grain cake or ... with a spoon!
Dark Chocolate Sauce
20 Dates (pitted)
2 C Orange Juice
1.5 C Raw Cacao Powder
1/2 Vanilla Pod (fresh and cut into small pieces)
1 tsp Vanilla Powder
1 tsp Cinnamon Powder Optional: orange zest to enhance orange flavor
Place all ingredients into a tall jug and cover with hot water
Cover to one inch above date level
Soak for three hours
Blend with an immersion blender
Add more water if you like a more 'liquid' chocolate sauce
Add one can of coconut milk to transform this into a creamy milk chocolate!!
Now let's talk nutrition!
Raw Cacao Powder
Two TBSP of raw cacao brings you
Fiber 4 grams
Protein 3.2 grams
Potassium 232 mg (DV 5%)
Iron 1,6 mg (DV 20%)
Magnesium 81,6 mg (DV 24%)
Caffeine 50 mg (half the amount in a cup of coffee)
And now, health benefits!
Promotes healthy digestion
Reduce risks and symptoms of IBS and other digestive issues
Help to lower blood pressure (it is packed with flavonoids!)
Help improve blood flow to the brain and heart
Help to prevent blood clot formation
Help to increase insulin sensitivity (it's those darned flavonoids at it again!)
High potassium levels reduce inflammation levels throughout the body
Nutrition facts obtained from eatthismuch.com
Health benefits obtained from webmd.com
Two little dates bring you
Fiber 3 grams
Vitamin A 15 micrograms (DV 2%)
Iron 0.5 mg (DV 5%)
Copper (DV 19%)
Potassium (DV 7%)
Vitamin B6 (DV 7%)
Magnesium (DV 6%)
And now, health benefits!
Concentrated source of natural sugars (low glycemic index however)
Help reduce risk of heart disease
Help to lower LDL cholesterol
Help destroy free radicals (they are packed with antioxidants!)
Help promote a healthy GI tract
Help increase BM frequency
Help decrease inflammation throughout the body (they have secret powers!)
Nutrition facts and health benefits obtained from healthline.com
Check back next week for our second Sweet Sauce in this series - Apricot Goji Ginger!