I’ve got a great recipe for you and cannot wait for you to try it. Some do not understand that chocolate can be healthy, but it all depends on the source. We are using raw cocoa in the recipe below. Did you know that raw cocoa has 9 grams of fiber in 2 tbps and 0 sugar. It is also a good source of iron & magnesium. Did I mention it tastes good? This is a healthy snack that is quick and easy to make and I am sure that you will love it. I love the combination of chocolate and coconut and this recipe combines the two perfectly. I am constantly looking for healthy alternatives to unhealthy foods, so please comment below and let me know what you have found to work for you.
Chocolate Coconut Haystacks (Source: Caf© Solstice)
3/4 cup coconut oil melted
1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
1/3-1/2 cup agave nectar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups of shredded coconut
Mix the above batter in with the shredded coconut in a mixing bowl. Shape the batter into balls on a tray lined with parchment paper. Set in the refrigerator. Haystacks will last 6-12 months in refrigerator or freezer.
Remember!!! November 4, 2009 @ 6:30 pm, my wife, Chris & I will be teaching our last Healthy Food, Healthy You Food Clinic. You will leave with new ideas for healthy snacks & desserts and get to taste many of the recipes.
I have a special 2 for 1 offer for you. If you are already signed up or plan on signing up, you can bring a friend for free!
For more information or to sign up for the clinic: Healthy Food, Healthy You
P.S. If you have a recipe that you would like to share, please add it in the comment section below and I will give you a $5 credit on your Optimal Fitness account.
P.S.S. We just added one last Group Metabolic Typing Program to the schedule for 2009 . If you would like a customized nutrition & lifestyle program at a low cost, check this program out. See the details here: http://shar.es/axFK8 Deadline is Friday, November 6th to sign up. For those of you not a member of Optimal Fitness, you will receive a one month of membership and personal training session for FREE with sign-up.
Brien Shamp BS CSCS CMT CHEK NLC II
CEO Optimal Fitness Lifestyle Center