Thursday, March 15, 2012

No-stress Tahini bites! (nut free)

Hello fellow sisters and brothers! <3

Yesterday I made Anti-stress-chocolates! Did you know that the aroma of chocolate soothes nervous, tense and anxious people? I could sure use some of the beneficial goodness from super foods now (doing my book keeping among other stuff). So I went into the kitchen and came up with these!

They are loaded with ingredients that makes you relaxed and soothes the nerves:

• Cacao: Lowers the blood pressure, reduces stress hormone levels in highly stressed people and helps people with anxiety to improve their metabolism and improve gut microflora, while reducing stress. Raw cacao powder contains PEA, which is known as "the molecule of joy"and makes us present, positive and focussed. Another interesting plant chemical found in raw cacao is anandamide, that releases serotonin which makes us blissful. If that wasn't enough, raw cacao also contains an amino acid that makes you euforic. In other words, raw cacao is a perfect defense against stress! 

• Ashwagandha: This is an adaptogenic ayurvedic super herb great for all stress related issues. It calms the mind, it gives relieve when you are nervous, soothes the body, gives energy and strenghten the nervous system. It boosts the immune system and fights off free radicals, thanks to antioxidants in the herb. It has been used for nervous exhaustion and is considered the primary ayurvedic herb for its ability to build reserves for handling stressful conditions and support sound sleep. 

• Tahini: Tahini is rich in many different vitamins and minerals, but it is particularly full of different B vitamins. In specific, the B vitamins found in tahini include B2, B1, B15, B3 and B5. Each of these vitamins is an important part of the B complex of vitamins. The B complex is necessary for a variety of important bodily functions and processes. When you stress, you lose a lot of vitamin B, which is ever so important for the nervous system. A strong nervous system can resist stressful situations.

• Mesquite: Regulates your blood sugar levels to keep your mood bright and shiny! ..And fights off hunger, which is great when you don't have time to eat.

When you take a bite into these chocolates, they are soft and melts in your mouth, not like fudge, more like a soft chocolate if you know what I mean? :) You simply have to try them out! If you like the adult taste of blood orange zest (like I do), add more than the recipe calls for, until you get it as bitter as you want it.

No-Stress Tahini bites, makes three big bites.
Swedish further down.

• 100 g, 1 cup finely chopped Cacao butter
• 2 tablespoons raw Kakao powder
• 1 tablespoon Mesquite
• 1.5 teaspoon Ashwagandha (optional)
• 2 tablespoons dark Agave nektar
• 0.5 teaspoon Sunflower lecitin (optional)
• 1/4 teaspoon real Vanilla
• 1 tablespoon Blood orange juice
• Zest from one large Blood orange juice
• 2 tablespoons raw Tahini

Slowly melt the Cacao butter in a water bath. In a bowl, add the melted Cacao butter and Sunflower lecitin and whisk until the lecitin is melted. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir by hand until incorporated. Pour the chocolate in silicone forms and let them chill in the fridge. If you need them quick, put them in the freezer and they will be ready in about 30 min.

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No-Stress Tahini bites

• 100 g, 2 dl finhackat Kakaosmör
• 2 msk raw Kakaopulver
• 1 msk Mesquite
• 1.5 tsk Ashwagandha pulver (valfritt)
• 2 msk mörk Agave nektar
• 0.5 tsk Solroslecitin (valfritt)
• 1 krm äkta Vanilj
• Zest från en stor Blodapelsin

• 1 msk jos från Blodapelsin
• 2 msk raw Tahini

Smält sakta Kakaosmöret i ett vattenbad. I en skål tillsätt sen det smälta Kakaosmöret med Solroslecitinet och vispa för hand tills lecitinet har lösts upp. Tillsätt sen resten av ingredienserna och rör om tills blandat. Häll upp i silikonformar och ställ i kylen för att stelna. Om du behöver chokladen snabbare, ställ dem i frysen så är de färdiga efter ca 30 min. 

I've got some of the cacao butter left, think I'm going to keep it in the bathroom for a skin balm. 


celia said...

These sounds so great. I must try out this recipe, thank you!

Love Raw ~ Karolina said...

You're welcome Celia! ^^

OrangeLatte said...

I'm sure my stress will be gone when I have them. Your photos look like they are on the font page of magazine...^_^

Love Raw ~ Karolina said...

;D Thank you!

Kristen said...


malin @ said...

Karolina! Vad gör du för påskgodis egentligen? Försöker hitta lite inspiration! :))

Love Raw ~ Karolina said...

Hej sötmalin! Tänkte rulla hampabollar och doppa i vit choklad. Inte så jätte innovativt kanske, men tänkte mer visa hur man kan använda mini-äggen som tillbehör till olika desserter.

Har du några påsk idéer?

Malin @ said...

Åh, låter helspännande ju. Hur gör du din vita choklad? Jag funderar jag. Tänkte göra lite rå choklad i alla fall det hör ju påsken till. Allt snask gör väl det egentligen? :)) Sen några små fågelbon till kakor gjorda av kokos (för kycklingarna att ligga i) Haha. Jag spånar fritt! Lite marsipan vore fint att få in också.


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