HEALTHY, WHOLESOME, VEGAN CASHEW CHOCOLATE SPREAD 🍫🍯

in hive-120078 •  17 days ago 

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OMG! A new addiction in the making. Highly delicious, healthy, 100% plant-based, and no refined sugar or forest-destroying palm oil. Believe me, this vegan chocolate spread will fast become a family favorite at your home.

After a short holiday, I am happy to be back home. Though I miss my little furry friend 🐈🐈🐈 most while being away, the kitchen comes on the second place

Though we didn’t go far with all the flight restrictions - we ended up in a fancy hotel in the capital - both my hubby and I needed a short break away from home and work. It was a holiday for shopping, chilling, and food indulgences.

I loved our hotel’s rooftop infinity pool in combination with the hubby, a yummy green drink, and a good book… you can see where we spend most of our time lol.

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Touted as the healthy hazelnut spread, is Nutella a health food?


If you are a Nutella lover you might rethink your sweet habit after seeing this graphic.

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If we take a look at the ingredients, we’ll quickly notice that Nutella is nothing more than sugar and palm oil. Far from the nutritious hazelnut spread they often like to market.

With more than half of the jar being refined white sugar, you may want to cut back on eating it by the spoon. You might as well just eat a few sugar cubes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

HEALTHY, WHOLESOME, VEGAN CASHEW CHOCOLATE SPREAD


Not ready to give up your morning toast or pancake with chocolate spread after seeing this? Well, I have the perfect alternative packed with healthy whole foods and tons of flavor.

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INGREDIENTS (makes 1 jar)


  • 2 cups raw cashew nuts
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1.5-2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • ½-⅓ cup nut milk (I used almond milk this time)
  • ¾-2 tbsps maple syrup (optional)
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt

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INSTRUCTIONS


Preheat the oven to 200C or 400F.

On a baking sheet, roast cashew nuts until browned. Allow to cool slightly.

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Add the cashew nuts to a blender and blend until you get the same consistency as peanut butter. Due to the heat of the roasting and the heat of blending the nuts will start to release their oils, slowly going from powder to lumps, to creamy cashew butter.

Depending on your blender this can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. You will need to scrape down sides often and let your blender cool down in between blending steps if necessary.

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When you have a smooth peanut butter-like consistency, add cacao powder, coconut oil, nut milk, salt, and maple syrup if using. I like the bitterness of raw cacao and dark chocolate. However, if you prefer it a little bit more sweet add maply syrup as needed.

Blend until well incorporated.

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Add to a jar and allow it to cool before storing the fridge.

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Damn, that looks MAGNIFICENT! What a superb way to get more protein, more healthy fats and more raw cacao goodness in!! Oh my Goddess!! 😍

I am ON IT. Miss 15 is away for 3-4 days from tomorrow at a friend's house (first time seeing her bestie in nearly 4 months!) so I shall magic this up for her return. Supermom wins the day!! 😆

Really GOOD practical, inspiring and yummy post. Reblogging so II can easily find it, and so more people lavish hive on you!! x

Thanks @artemislives. It's soo good indeed. Tastes better than all the commercial vegan crap you can buy in the store. It would be yummy with hazelnuts too but unfortunately we don't have them in Cambodia.

Have you guys been in lockdown in Thailand? I hope your daughter has a good time. Always fun to meet up with the people you love.

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Looks like delicious. Your body still beautiful! 😊

Thanks @sreypov! Though we are still happy in Cambodia we want to come to S-America too so we hope to see you all soon xxx

Yeah, I hope so 😊.

It looks very delicious @amy-goodrich, and healthy too.

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Thanks! It sure is yummy! New addiction. I hope you try it one day! Thanks for the love and support. Much appreciated!

Looking good @amy-goodrich, we just realized we've been in Suriname over a year now. Time flies!!

It sure does. We want to come and check out Peru but with corona it will take a while before we can fly out and plan our new adventure! Still happy here though so that's ok, but things are changing fast. Too fast! Take care xxx

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Yum Yum! Hungry at night. Not good for me. Fat!!! 🤣

Haha... sorry for making you hungry! Have a good day!

Same to you! Happy weekend! 😄

Your little holiday seemed kind of dreamy - I would love to have access to a pool right now!!! Although what I would really ADORE would be going to the beach!!!

Anyways 😅, that looks AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS. 😍
My hubby is a chocolate spread addict and I think I'm over the top with the amount of sugar the one we buy has. I'm definitely trying this as soon as I put my hands on some good cashews. Yummm.

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Thanks @neyxirncn. I am sure you can use almonds, hazelnuts, or any other nut too if they are easier to source. In Cambodia, cashews are fairly cheap and easy to find. I would love some hazelnuts, but this year there is no chance of us going back to Europe to see family and friends. Damn corona..... Take care. I hope you get some beach or pool time soon!

Peanuts are the easiest ones but I will definitely try with the #2: almonds!!!

Thank you so much, take care as well!

Oh boy, I'd be all over that pool with a view, too! Dreaming of a little getaway ourselves here. Perhaps I need to start looking. I think the mountains may be calling. That spread is definitely calling my name. I'm mildly allergic to hazelnuts, so cashews are a win for me. Might be delicious with some of my fresh blackberry and blueberry quick jam. (sorry to rub it in, it is berry season here, haha)

Haha.... You enjoy those berries. I would do the same. Really miss berries. No way for me to go back to Belgium this year so it will be a berryless year for us. I hope you get your little getaway soon. The mountains are always a good idea. That's where we heading in a month or two.