cosmic chocolate balls
OMG these are good! Courtney has been making raw superfood chocolate treats for herself and her family, including her magical toddler son for several years and she’s definitely perfected the flavors, nutrition and art of making cosmic chocolate balls.
Courtney offered a class on how to make her kind of raw superfood sweet treats so I’ve learned first hand how to finesse her recipes and adapt her art into my own creative art. Stay tuned, the video and handout from her class will be available soon.
For now, here’s the basic recipe for making Cosmic Chocolate Balls – they will definitely open you up to your most cosmic self!
1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds
1/2 Cup Cacao Powder
1/2 Cup Lucuma
1/4 Cup Tocotrienols
1/4 Cup Cacao Nibs (optional – I leave these out because I don’t prefer the crunch)
1/4 Cup Carob Powder
1-2 tsp Blue Green Algae (use 1 tsp if you’re new to BG Algae)
1 Tbsp Ground Vanilla
2 tsp Vitamin C Powder
1-3 tsp Medicinal Mushroom Powder (chaga, reishi, cordyceps) or alternatively substitute with Mesquite Powder
1/8 tsp SunFire Salt
1 Tbsp Mucuna Pruriens Powder
2 tsp Ho Shou Wu powder (optional – I didn’t have this so I left it out)
1/3 Cup Honey or Vanilla Agave Nectar or blend of both
1/3 Cup Coconut Oil (you might use up to 1/2 Cup)
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Here’s another interview with David Favor about a bunch of stuff we’ll just call “Practical High Performance Health Practices”
David Favor is the creator of the SunFire Super Foods brand (which includes Chocolate Bliss) and he’s a wealth of information!
This is over an hour of David Favor and I talking about all this great stuff:
- Comparison of mineral supplements to whole, raw superfoods
- How to listen to your cravings to discover and correct your nutrient deficiencies
- Why Salt is your friend, Supplements not so much
- Alcoholics and Sugar as a metaphor for Junk Food Addictions
- Managing Guru Advice and Upgrading to Your Own Body’s Wisdom
- Cacao, Coffee & Caffeine – Beyond the Myths
- Learn how very careful David is in sourcing the raw superfoods for the SunFire Super Foods brand
Watch/listen on blip tv: http://blip.tv/thedavidfavor/2011-02-09-practical-high-performance-health-practices-4834293
Here are a few notes I made to help guide you through the audio/video:
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Now that raw food is entering more and more of mainstream consciousness, we’re seeing people dissing raw food or parts of a raw food diet. It’s almost like there’s a round-robin in the media using the fear and panic of “Is [insert food] bad for you?”
We’ve already talked about the Agave Nectar media frenzy. Now there seems to be a frenzy brewing about raw cacao.
At this point, I’m not even going to go into detail about why raw cacao IS good for you (but go ahead and check out some of the info we have about the quality of the raw cacao we carry and how helpful the cacao is in the Chocolate Bliss Super Food mix).
Right now I want to talk about how to manage the media frenzies that are bound to come up (and also any other advice or opinions you’re likely to hear from your friends, family, neighbors, doctors, government, etc).
I believe that there are lots of great approaches to life and to food and to health. How do you know what’s best for you and your body in this moment of time given your current status and requirements? Experiment. Follow your inner guidance (that gut feeling) of what to try out because it sounds good to you. Then pay attention to how you feel. If you feel good or even better, keep doing that “experiment” until something changes. Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s Part 2 of our introductory session on Raw Superfoods. This one is all about Cacao (Raw Chocolate). Enjoy!