For a healthy alternative to frozen lollies, these yummy chocolate covered kiwi fruit hit the spot!
Firstly a bit about the immune boosting contents of the ingredients:
Kiwi Fruit: According to a study at Rutgers University, the kiwi is the most nutrient dense fruit, gram for gram. Kiwis have phytonutrients, which repair DNA, act as the body’s protection against some
cancers, and function as antioxidants. They are richer in vitamin C than an orange, and are a great source of vitamin E, potassium, dietary fiber and magnesium. They contains low amount of sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat.
Cacao Powder: a power food packed with antioxidants, phytochemicals, minerals and the building blocks of neurotransmitters and other “feel good” hormones; and a medicine backed by modern research with far-reaching implications for treating cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.
Raw Honey: nature’s natural sweetener, honey is packed with immune busting properties. It’s loaded with powerful antioxidants with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Apart from its nutritive food value, studies about honey have revealed that honey has powerful anti-bacterial activity on a wide span of bacteria.
So, enough of the scientific stuff, here’s the recipe:
4 x large organic kiwis
50gms cocoa butter
50gms cacao powder
3 tbs honey
1/2 tps vanilla essence
Remove the skin of the kiwi fruit and slice into 1cm circles. Place on a metal tray covered with baking parchment.
Gently melt the cocoa butter and honey in a glass bowl over boiling water stirring continuously. Once the butter is melted remove from the heat and stir in the cacao powder and vanilla essence. Mix briskly to ensure all the powder is broken down and the mixture is smooth.
Use a cocktail stick or skewer to pick up the kiwi fruits and drop them into the chocolate mixture. Ensure you have covered the entire kiwi slice and then place back on the tray. Place the tray of chocolate covered kiwis into the freezer for 2-3hours.
When you are ready to enjoy remove them from the freezer and eat quickly!
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