How to Make Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

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Do you crave a recipe that incorporates almond butter and dark chocolate together? This recipe is just for you a rich and delicious dark chocolate almond butter recipe!

Did you know that dark chocolate has many health benefits for the body? Dark chocolate is very well known as being a super food. The secret behind the health benefits of dark chocolate is cacao, which is the main component of chocolate. The flavanols in cocoa beans have antioxidant effects that reduce cell damage that has been implicated in heart disease.

You may be wondering about cocoa and cacao, ‘isn’t it the same thing?’ No, not at all. Cacao is the raw chocolate, actually it’s not even chocolate yet. Cacao is the bean that is produced from the trees. Cocoa is the powder that comes from crushing up cacao and chocolate is the product that is made from cocoa.

Almond butter is a great source of protein and it is filled with monounsaturated fat which is a good fat. It contains slightly less saturated fat, a definite point in its favor, even for people who are allergic to peanuts. Almond butter can be crunchy or smooth and is generally “stir” or “no-store”. It can be raw or roasted. Almond butter contains not only monounsaturated fats, but it also contains calcium, potassium, iron, and manganese, riboflavin, phosphorus, and copper.

If you love dark chocolate and almond butter, why not put them together? This recipe incorporates almond butter and dark chocolate together, so you open up a new window of nutrients.

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

Ingredients

-4 cups raw almonds
-2/3 cup dark chocolate bar pieces
-2 teaspoons coconut oil
-1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

1. Blend all ingredients together in a high-speed blender until very smooth.
2. There you have your dark chocolate almond butter!

Sources:

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/benefits-of-chocolate?page=1