Chocolate

Raw Cacao + Iron

Raw Cacao + Iron

Did you know that raw organic cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron?

 

Did you also know that it contains more calcium than cow’s milk?

 

Say what?!

 

However, as the iron found in raw organic cacao is non-heme (as is all plant-based iron), you’ll body will get maximum benefit if you combine eating it with vitamin C.

Blackberries + Paris

 

Blackberries.  I've not found them to be so plump, sweet and berry like in flavour than the one's I enjoy when in France.

 

Big, juicy blackberries where the little pips get stuck in your teeth and the juice dribbles down your chin, staining your lips.

 

So what to do with the extra basic raw chocolate you've just made?

 

You don't need to be a rocket scientist to know where I'm going with this....yep, add in a blackberry!

HOW TO: Basic Raw Chocolate

HOW TO:  Basic Raw Chocolate

Chocoholic.  Nope, not me.

 

In my past life I was what you’d call a lolly-oholic.  I could inhale bags of jelly frogs and snakes in a heartbeat, and would you believe that I thought this was the healthier choice….because I wasn’t eating fat!  Jeez Louise!

 

Now in my current life, I’ve turned to chocolate.  But not just any chocolate.  You’ll find none of those sugar laden supermarket brands in my trolley.   No siree.  All you’ll find are 4 simple, no-fuss, organic ingredients:

Nourishing Hot Chocolate

Nourishing Hot Chocolate

I don’t know the facts behind this little statement, but I’m assuming this was before we bastardised raw cacao and processed it into the cocoa we know and consume today.  I could be wrong!

 

What I DO know, however is that this quick, nourishing and clean hot chocolate recipe, IS super good for you and your body. 

 

Wanna know why?

3 Tips for a Healthy Thyroid

3 Tips for a Healthy Thyroid

Suffering the horrible effects of thyroiditis?  I hear ya sista!

 

For me it varies, from a swollen/sore thyroid, a splitting headache and extreme lethargy to dry skin, mood swings and the desperate wanting to curl up in a ball and not interact with anyone!

 

Chatting about these symptoms with my everyday GP last year, I was told there was nothing I could do – this was just “how it was”.  Seriously????

 

So you guessed it, I started to research this fact for myself. 

 

 I turned to whole, organic foods and I listened to my body…very closely.  Straight away I implemented 3 simple everyday steps into my daily routine as an experiment.  So far, I haven’t looked back.  Perhaps you may also like to experiment with them?  I figure, anything is worth a shot when trying to support your healthy thyroid.