I told you, I am having a sweet tooth lately.
While I mostly satisfy it with ripe Mangoes, Bananas & Melons, I am also really craving chocolate, so I have been experimenting with healthy vegan choc recipes and came up with this one which is super good for you. It's based on Chickpeas!!! Yes, just trust me on this one, it tastes really good!
Why this is SO good for you:
- They're a High-Fiber Food
Chickpeas Are Folate-Rich
They're a Vegan Source of Iron
Chickpeas Are High in Protein
"As a legume, chickpeas are considered both a vegetable and protein food, helping you hit two important food groups at once. These nutty beans are rich in a number of important nutrients that keep you well -- including protein, vitamins and minerals -- and they provide fiber too. Including chickpeas in your diet may play a role in reducing your risk of a number of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
A 1-cup serving of boiled chickpeas has 270 calories, 45 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fat, 15 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber. That same 1-cup serving also meets 70 percent of the daily value for folate and 26 percent of the DV for iron. It's also a good source of a number of other minerals including manganese, magnesium, zinc and copper, as well some other B-vitamins, including thiamine and vitamin B-6." (via livestrong.com)
Happy Raw Choc Chip Cookie Dough Recipe
Makes enough for 2 people as dessert or snack
1 tin organic chickpeas (well rinsed)
1/2 cup organic rolled oats
1-2com piece organic vanilla pod
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp. organic tahini
2-3 organic dates
1/3 cup rice milk (or Mylk of your choice)
1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
1 tbsp. cacao nibs
1/2 a bar of "Happy Thoughts" Raw Vegan Chocolate by The Chocolate Yogi
Just blend all ingredients except cacao Nibs & Chocolate in a high speed blender or food processor until smooth then mix in the Cacao Nibs & chopped up chocolate!
Enjoy! We ate ours straight with a spoon!
This recipe was inspired by The Wellness Fox