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Easy Raw Vegan Recipe: Carob Almond Love Cups

Posted Aug 12 2011 9:37am

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I don’t know about you but that title just makes me all giddy inside. Carob + almonds = heaven, in my opinion.

Not too long ago I would have thought you were crazy if you told me I would have a love affair with carob one day. I was a dark chocolate lady all the way and carob totally grossed me out.

When I started to realise my occasional poor sleep and crazy wired head space were due to my chocolate intake, whether it be raw cacao powder or the roasted, creamy 85% kind, I decided to give carob a proper shot.

As if I would ever go without dessert and sweet treats! Pfft to that.

After trying it countless ways, in avocado puddings, smoothies, with berries in ice cream , with coconut in bite size desserts and endless other ways, I was a total convert.

Today I am the biggest carob lover of them all.

The moral of the story: if you don’t feel good on chocolate, pretend you like carob until you do wlEmoticon winkingsmile2 Easy Raw Vegan Recipe: Carob Almond Love Cups.

Today I have another carob recipe to share with you that I totally adore. It’s fun, easy and quick to make and you may already have the ingredients on hand – they are staples for most clean eating kitchens.

Introducing…

Carob Almond Love Cups

Why Love Cups? Why not I say!

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of carob or cocoa powder (use raw if you want these raw)

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

10 tablespoons of pure water

4 dropperfuls of stevia (or more to taste)

¼ teaspoon of cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

20 raw almonds (ideally soaked and sprouted or fermented but just raw is fine too)

Directions:

Melt the coconut oil if not already liquid in the oven or over the stove. Place in a bowl with the carob powder, water, stevia, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir well until smooth and there are no chunks of powder.

Add the almonds and stir once.

Place mini cupcake/muffin cases on a plate. Using a teaspoon, drop a spoonful of the carob/almond mixture into each muffin case.

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Pop them in the freezer for 20 minutes or until hard but not icy frozen.

Eat!

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Let me know if you try them. There are so many ways you can vary these too…add dried fruits, fillings, seeds, other nuts, coconut…endless possibilities and I have a few in mind for future posts so stay tuned!

On another note, I can’t believe we are almost at the end of week 3 for the Strong Is Sexy Fitness Challenge ! The week 4 workouts are now posted here . I am feeling stronger and sexier for sure! wlEmoticon smile3 Easy Raw Vegan Recipe: Carob Almond Love Cups Please do let me know how you are going.

Are you a cocoa or carob fan? What’s your favourite way to enjoy either?

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