If you’ve got a sweet tooth then give this recipe a go – all the taste of chocolate spread without so many calories!
1 cup hazelnuts
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp raw cacao powder*
4 tbsp Sweet Freedom** (sold at Waitrose), agave syrup or maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp coconut oil
75ml-125ml coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1. Blend nuts in a food processor until they form a paste
2. Add coconut oil, blend til smooth
3. Add remaining ingredients, blend until creamy and spreadable
*** add the minimum amount of milk and add it a little at a time – you shouldn’t need more than about 90ml
* The Raw Chocolate Company sells raw cacao powder. Alternatively, you can use half the amount of regular cocoa powder
**Sweet Freedom is a honey/syrup alternative made from apple and pear. It is low glycaemic load (i.e. released more slowly into your bloodstream), less processed and has less fructose than agave.