It may not be summer quite yet, however, my Blissed Out Fudge Pops Recipe are a treat that can be eaten any time of the year. And why not start gathering easy, delicious, and healthy recipes in the present moment, so you can have the recipes down pat by the time you want to make them for crowds and parties later?!
Beauty Practice: Swap Out Regular Ole Cocoa Powder for Cacao Powder!
Both cacao and cocoa powders come from the same original source—the Theobroma cacao tree—and how it is processed is what makes the difference. Cocoa can be used sometimes, when sourcing is an issue, but it may contain added sugar or other sweeteners.
However, cacao is the raw form of the cacao bean, which is less processed (having more powerful antioxidant effects and health benefits). Both dark chocolate chips that are made from the raw form of cacao and cacao powder is what you will want to look for when prepping for this recipe.
Choosing this healthier option actually promotes feelings of love and joy, rather than the sugar rushes that other chocolates provide without the health and beauty benefits.
Remember, that when I’m whipping up any recipe of mine that includes dark chocolate, I am always referring to cacao. :) Whether it’s dark chocolate chips or cacao powder, just remember that dark chocolate is made from cacao.
These amazing beans also contain anandamide inhibitors, which keep the compound from breaking down quickly and the feeling of cacao anadamide lasting longer — meaning, we feel great longer. Bring on the bliss!
This powerful superfood can improve your memory, increase your bliss, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.
Raw cacao contains nearly four times the antioxidant content of regular processed dark chocolate, 20 times more than blueberries!
Because cacao contains the stimulants of caffeine and has theobromine (even when labeled as “raw”), we don’t ever want to ingest insane amounts!
Adding cacao is small amounts will provide just enough to make us happy and give our bodies the beauty, health, and vibrancy it deserves.
You can now find cacao powder at markets, or online super easily.
Other Key Ingredients in This Fudge Pops Recipe
Coconut milk: Contains the beneficial fat called Lauric acid, a medium-chain fatty acid that’s easily absorbed and used by the body for energy. Coconut milk is dairy-free, lactose-free, and free from soy, nuts or grains. It’s a great dairy-free, creamy, plant-based milk option. In addition, coconut milk can help improve digestion, prevents fatigue, and helps you lose weight.
Dates: Consuming a few Medjool dates in your afternoon snack can provide a healthy surge of energy — warding off tiredness and being a great natural energy booster, say, over coffee or other stimulants. Dates also have high levels of soluble fiber, keeping us light and cleansed.
Vanilla: This extract has powerful liver-protective abilities and anti-inflammatory abilities — due to the vanillin content, and when treated with vanillin. Vanilla extract contains 26 to 90 percent of the antioxidants of unprocessed vanilla (depending on the type of antioxidant and the concentration of the extract). Vanilla also helps reduce overall inflammation in your entire body, which is the root of many health issues.
Sea salt: High-quality sea salt typically contains 60 trace minerals. I like using Himalayan sea salt, which is said to have around 84 trace minerals. Either way, sea salts are a great source of minerals and the choice I make over table salts (which can make you bloated and fat). Sea salt also contains electrolytes, like sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium, which are essential to overall health and beauty.
With all of these amazing benefits, we can indulge in these yummy pops without any feelings of guilt, and loads of happiness!
Let’s check out these simple steps…
Add the coconut milk into the blender.
Add the pitted dates (I stress the “pitted” part!!!).
Add the dark cacao powder.
Add the vanilla.
Add the sea salt and blend until fully combined.
Pour mixture into popsicle containers.
Drizzle in dark chocolate chips into each container.
Set popsicle sticks into container and freeze for about 3 hours.