Sunday, February 26, 2017

Cocoa Almond Spread- Phase 3 & Metabolism Revolution

I haven't made this in a while. I don't, for the life of me, know how I forgot about it. This is so dang good, you will not believe it is healthy and part of a "diet"! This is delicious even if you are not on a diet! 



This tastes like a candy bar to me- coconut, almond and chocolate. I add salt and xylitol (works with powdered stevia, too) so it is salty and sweet. Dang near perfect combo. Try this on toasted sprouted wheat bread for part of p3 breakfast, or on a blueberry muffin. Or pancakes. Or just eat it by the spoon. 

Adjust cocoa, salt, oil, sweetener- make it your own. 

Cocoa Almond Spread
Phase 3

1.5 cups raw almonds
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup xylitol OR 2T powdered stevia
2-3T cocoa 

Put everything but the oil in a sturdy blender or food processor and pulse until a fine meal. Add half the oil and process until smooth, adding more oil as you need. Make this as thick or thin as you want by adding more or less oil. It will thicken as it cools. I like mine a bit on the thin side. Taste and adjust cocoa and sweetener or salt.



10 comments:

  1. OMG this is killing me! I wish I hadn't seen this until tomorrow :)

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  2. Is 2 tablespoons the serving size for 20 lbs or less?

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  3. Christie HagertyJuly 15, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    I notice you say cocoa in a couple recipes--I thought only cacao powder was allowed? Thanks for your amazing recipes--I'm new to this and you have been SO helpful! :)

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    1. Haylie has approved Hersheys regular cocoa in the baking aisle

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  4. I head back to FMD on Monday and I just ran across this oh-so-yummy recipe. I will do a preview run Sunday with my toast. Thank you for sharing! I do have 2 questions. #1) How much is a serving? 1 tablespoon or 2? And #2) Does this need to be kept refrigerated after making, like Almond Butter? Or can it be left in the cabinet?

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Sue

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    1. Welcome back! This is the same serving size as almond butter. I do not keep mine in the fridge. I don't refrigerate any nut butters

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  5. I can't use stevia or xylitol, can I use monk fruit in this? If so how much?

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    1. Of course. You'll need to use a pinch, then taste it, and add more if you need

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  6. can you use cashews?

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