Who says chocolate is unhealthy?
Mumbai-based fitness instructor Namrata Purohit has collaborated with Bandra -based Farmers’ Cafe — to curate some interesting desserts.
The idea is to make unhealthy healthy with healthy, vegan and gluten-free food alternatives.
Check out these two recipes:
Recipes and photographs: Kind courtesy Namrata Purohit for Farmers’ Cafe, Mumbai.
- 200 gm fresh zucchini
- 250 gm almond flour
- 1/2 cup raw cocoa powder
- 100 gm coconut oil
- 80 gm jaggery
- 2 tsp fresh vanilla
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- Mix the dry and vet ingredients separately. For the dry ingredients mix almond flour, raw cocoa powder, organic jaggery powder, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
- For the wet mix, use coconut oil and fresh vanilla extract. Mix the two well and let them sit for 5 minutes. Make sure there are no clumps before going on to the next step.
- Add the mix, gently stir until combined. Be sure not to over mix.
- Then gently fold in the grated fresh zucchini and 1 cup mini dark chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into the 8 x 8″ pan and even the surface with a spatula.
- Sprinkle 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle doesn’t come out gooey.
But Nut Pops
- 3 cups homemade almond butter
- 250 gm dark chocolate
- 3 cups roasted almonds
- Depending on the size of your food processor, you can grind up to 4 cups of almonds at a time. I recommend sticking to about 3 cups, to make the process move a little faster.
- You’ll notice a change start to happen around the 10-15 minute mark.
- As the oils are released from the almonds, they’ll start to stick together and form a large mass that moves around the bowl. You’ll also notice that the almond butter is getting rather warm.
- After 20 minutes of processing, your almond butter will become smooth and creamy.
- Roll the almond butter into small balls and refrigerate it for 60 to 80 minutes.
- After they are frozen, dip them in dark chocolate and roll them in minute pieces of roasted almonds.
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