In the Kitchen with Carly Flynn

Chocolate Spread (healthy option!)

Chocolate Spread (healthy option!)

Carly Flynn
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For the most part, my kids are pretty good when it comes to understanding treats, and the amount of sugar they're allowed. But sometimes I feel like a bit of a mean mum banging on about it, and that forces me to look for alternatives. This Dr Libby recipe is a great substitute for a chocolate spread - it's got no refined sugar in and tastes good too.

 

Chocolate Spread


Ingredients


1/3 cup cacao powder


1/2 cup maple syrup


4 tablespoons coconut oil


Pinch of salt

 

Method


1. Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend for 10 seconds or until just combined.


Makes 1 ½ cups


5 minutes

 

Nutritional Information


This is a wonderfully versatile spread to have ready to go in the fridge. Chocolate cravings needn’t be satisfied with processed confectionary when you have a dairy and refined sugar-free, nutrient dense option on hand. The fat content of this spread will leave you feeling satisfied, so try a tablespoon of this spread mid-afternoon drizzled over a banana, nuts and seeds or straight off the spoon. A higher fat snack mid-afternoon can be an effective strategy to help you choose a smaller serving come dinnertime.

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