Happy last day of the 21-Day Sugar Detox!!!! I don’t know about you but I’m feeling pretty good. No more sugar cravings over here! I mean, I wouldn’t turn down a ooey gooey cinnamon roll (grain free of course), but I’m not going to go seeking one out either. So I call that a win! Plus, after a week and a half of some serious bloating and digestive discomfort, I am finally feeling bloat free! For those of you who get my email newsletter you know just how bad that bloating was and so I’m sure you can understand my relief.
So before the 21 DSD was over I had to make one more not-sweet-treat recipe for you guys in case you needed a last hurrah. I don’t know if you’ve tried the almond butter cups from the 21 Day Sugar Detox Guidebook, but they are delicious. Of course chocolate with any sweetener is quite bitter but when you’ve been sugar free for almost three weeks, it almost seems sweet. And when you balance that with the delicious creamy saltiness that is almond butter it’s quite the treat. The problem, however, is that not everyone can eat almond butter. Some people are allergic, and others (like me) prefer to limit their nut consumption for other reasons (like digestive issues). Sure you could use sunbutter in place of the almond butter but seeds can be hard on digestion too. So what do you do when you can’t use almond butter or sunbutter? You use coconut butter of course!
You all know that I love my coconut butter. I’ve even got a couple coconut butter recipes on the blog: plain homemade coconut butter and pumpkin pie coconut butter. But I wanted something a little more flavorful and exciting to balance out the bitterness of the unsweetened chocolate. So I added a little green-tipped banana, a dash of vanilla, and hefty dose of cinnamon. And guess what… it turned out fantastic!!!! Well, at least I thought so. My husband, not having been on day 20 of the 21-Day Sugar Detox like me, grabbed one out of the fridge, shoved it in his mouth, and made this weird face. Like the kind of face a baby makes when you feed them something they’ve never tried before. I thought it was hilarious. So maybe these should be saved only for those who’ve been off sugar for a little while. Otherwise, use my homemade chocolate chip recipe or some enjoy life chocolate chips in place of the unsweetened chocolate for a little sweeter treat.
- Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter in a double boiler (or in a bowl fitted over a pot with an inch of boiling water)
- Remove from heat and add cocoa powder, vanilla and salt
- Spoon chocolate mixture into chocolate mold or baking cups just to cover bottom
- Place in freezer to set
- Meanwhile, combine all the filling ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until combined
- Once chocolate is set, pipe or spoon filling into molds/baking cups leaving room on the sides
- Pour remaining chocolate mixture to fill molds
- Place in freezer to set
Interested in doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox? Find out more here!
All of you on the 21 DSD… what are you looking forward to eating again most?
In vibrant health,