Plant Based Chocolate Healed My Sugar Addiction

I officially made raw chocolate a whole food group. Not even kidding. The vegan and raw whole food desserts I discovered showed me a healthy and fulfilling way to love chocolate

8/27/20233 min read

a white plate topped with fruit and a chocolate dip
a white plate topped with fruit and a chocolate dip

Making more plant-based can has numerous healthy benefits for women. Not only does this dietary shift improve your overall health, it also has a positive impact on hormone levels and can even reverse signs of aging.
Plant-based diets, rich in whole foods, provide essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that support optimal functioning of the body. They are low in saturated fats and cholesterol, helping to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of chronic dis ease.
Additionally, plant-based diets can regulate hormone levels, leading to improved reproductive health and a decreased risk of conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hormonal imbalances. By adopting a plant-based lifestyle, women can unlock a multitude of health benefits and promote overall well-being.

Some of the benefits...

Extensive research studies are consistently showing that eliminating animal products from your diet can significantly improve your health. It reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. It's lower in saturated fats and cholesterol, while being rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients promote healthy digestion which leads into a whole other discussion around gut health and the gut brain connection. This natural support through the food you eat will further boost your immune system and provide essential nourishment for our bodies. Adding more vibrant colors and flavors to your plate also ensures a wide range of nutrients. There are countless delicious plant-based recipes that can entice even the most skeptical tastebuds.
Embracing a plant-based lifestyle can truly transform our health and open doors to a world of exciting culinary experiences.

One of my favorite decadent chocolate desserts

A delicious vegan dessert that satisfies that "gotta have chocolate" craving is also one of the ways I was able to kick my sugar addiction. I've been blessed with amazing people in my life that have been pivotal in transforming my life. The food you eat is crucial to how your body functions and more.
I first met Marie and Pedro at a Body Soul Spirit tradeshow where we both had booths. I was totally intrigued by this healthy, energetic couple that were demoing fresh pressed wheat grass.
They created the first vegan B&B and detox center in Saskatchewan.
The two of them first met at a health retreat they were attending, where they were being trained in detoxification,juicing and eating plant based. They were both so inspiring to learn from and each of them share their journey to healing their body and their life through their food journey. Marie told me how eating the raw desserts that Pedro made helped her to heal her gut and skin issues. How eating decadent chocolate in vegan cheese cake was equivalent to eating a mourishing meal and she shed pounds too. Well she had my attention!
Marie became one of my students and signed up for my 10 retreat and psychosomatic practitioner training.
She brought her plant based wisdom and everyone enjoyed the benefits of the plant based raw desserts and green juicing she shared with us. I've not looked back, that was over a decade ago.

I'm going to share one of my favorite versions of Decadent Chocolate that Marie used to make for me.
It's quick and easy to prepare and you'll love sharing it with others yoo.
You will need a few ripe avocados,
a pear or apple
I only use Cacao powder - not processed cocoa powder
maple syrup
vanilla extract
and a good pinch of pink Himalayan or celtic sea salt
optional coconut cream-if it's really thick adding some coconut cream makes it easier to blend
a few medjool dates=pitted and soaked
Simply blend all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy, I use my vitamix blender..
Don't get hung up on measurements. That's one of the benefits of this recipe, use what you have on hand and it's all about texture.
After it's all blended, place in a bowl to chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to let the flavors meld if you can wait that long. Don't leave in the blender to chill, once it hardens in there it's amess to get out.
The result is a rich and velvety chocolate mousse that is dairy-free, vegan-friendly and packed with healthy fats from the avocados.
Serve it with some whipped coconut cream for a truly indulgent dessert that will satisfy any sweet tooth.