Raw chocolate – 100% guilt free

Raw chocolate – 100% guilt free

Super Healthy Chocolate………and it’s still DELICIOUS!

Too good to be true???

The chocolate that you find in your supermarket has lost all of it’s goodness, containing refined sugars, chemical additives and nasty preservatives and contributes to decreased immunity, alergies, obesity and a stack of other health issues.

The great news is, if you eat the right type of chocolate, not only does it taste incredible but it’s super good for you!

The savior for chocoholics everywhere is the raw cacao bean. One of nature’s most fantastic superfoods due to its mineral content and wide array of unique properties.

Fun Facts:

 

  • Cacao beans were so revered by the Mayans and Aztecs that they used them instead of gold as money!
  • Cacao is high in protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats making it an incredible high-energy source and also a good source of minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, and calcium.
  • Cacao is actually one of the highest forms of natural magnesium; Magnesium is incredible for your muscles and your nervous system. Which makes your Chiropractor happy! 🙂
  • Even Better!…Raw Chocolate (made from the pure Cacao Bean)  is a great source of neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine) which are associated with feelings of wellbeing, happiness and emotional joy so it can help to alleviate depression.
  • The kids will love raw chocolate too!

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DR NICK’S GUILT FREE CHOCOLATE RECIPE

Ingredients :

  •  3-4 heaped tablespons Cacao Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Cacao Butter
  • 250g Coconut Oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw Honey
  • Half Avocado
  • 100g Goji berries (optional)
  • 50g crushed walnuts (optional)

Method

  • Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl , or a blender.
  • Mix or Blend
  • Poor into a tray or dish.Then allow to set in fridge.

That’s it! A delicious, guilt free, quick and easy chocolate delight.

 

ENJOY

Namaste

Dr Nick

~Correcting spines and changing minds~

 

 

Img credits: EverJean, Jovan J

The Green with Grunt

For many years I had a chart in my kitchen with the highest antioxidant rich foods on the planet, and what do you think sat at the top of the tree???

Kale! Or, as I like to call it, lettuce on steroids or “the green with grunt”.

Kale is absolutely incredible. It’s anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and chock-a-block with antioxidants.

The problem is that with all the recent hype about this powerful green “super-food”, prices for kale products have skyrocketed. The good news is that buying a bunch is cheap as chips.

Kale is a hardy green and many people struggle to eat it raw in a salad, so instead they steam it or add it to soups and so forth. The problem with doing this is that as you heat it, it loses its innate potential and lowers the mighty grunt that nature so beautifully intended.

The best way to consume kale is raw, and the way to make it more palatable and more efficiently digestible is “massaging” the kale. Massaging raw kale transforms it from a tough, somewhat bitter leaf into a sweet, delicate salad, and it only takes a few minutes!

Massaging kale only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand. I typically use a simple mix of a little salt and fresh lemon juice to help tenderize the leaves and some olive oil for flavor. The salt and acid in the lemon juice helps to break down the cell walls in the kale, softening it while making it sweeter.

Research has shown the acidic lemon juice helps improve digestion and helps increase absorption of Iron! How cool is the synchronicity of food!

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, get to work! De-stem the kale and tear it into bite-sized pieces. Add the kale to a bowl along with the salt and squeeze of lemon juice.

When you massage the kale, think of the motion used to rub someone’s shoulders. (Hey, even kale needs some love.)  Get in that bowl and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.

Once you have the Kale as the base you can also add so many healthy foods to the mix.

The world is your oyster, so go and make some pearls.

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Namaste,

Dr Nick

~Correcting spines and changing minds~

 

 

Img credits: TheGiantVermin, Kate

For great health, our bodies require a nervous system that’s functioning at its best. The nervous system acts as a communication device between parts of the body, but physical or psychological stresses caused by general day-to-day activity make it prone to dysfunction. When that occurs, and communication between areas of the body is prevented, we experience discomfort, pain, and other distressing health issues.