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Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge

1 cup date paste*
1 cup cacao powder
1⁄2 cup coconut butter
3⁄4 cup cacao butter, melted
Pinch salt
2 tablespoons hemp seed
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

*To make date paste, blend 1 cup soft dates (such as medjool) with 3⁄4 cup water.
Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a food processor. Remove from the food processor and transfer mixture to a square pan.
Sprinkle with the hemp seed.
Leave in the fridge to set for a few hours.

This recipe comes from my mentor The Raw Chef – Russell James. It is divine and tastes somewhat like solid mousse. It can definitely be tweaked but I wanted to start with the basic recipe.


Organic Kale Juice

Organic Kale Juice

3 Large curly kale leaves
1 stick of celery
1 large carrot
2 red apples

Serves 1

There are many benefits of adding more kale to your diet. If you find the taste unpleasant in juice, just make sure you add enough carrot or red apples to sweeten the taste.

* Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fiber content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium.

* Kale is high in iron. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef. Iron is essential for good health, such as the formation of hemoglobin and enzymes, transporting oxygen to various parts of the body, cell growth, proper liver function and more.

* Kale is high in Vitamin K. Increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

* Filled with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants, such as carotenoids and flavonoids help protect against various cancers.

* Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food. One cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids, which help, fight against arthritis, asthma and autoimmune disorders.

* It’s  great for cardiovascular support. Eating more kale can help lower cholesterol levels.

* Kale is high in Vitamin A.Vitamin A is great for your vision, your skin as well as helping to prevent lung cancer.

* High in Vitamin C. This is very helpful for your immune system, your metabolism and your hydration.

* High in calcium. Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility

*Kale is a great detox food. It’s filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.