I have a major soft spot for chocolate. I'd venture to say that, in some way or another, I eat it every day. That would be a very dangerous habit, however I don't eat chocolate chocolate. What I do consume is cocoa powder, and lots of it. It's loaded with anti-oxidants and minerals, and is considered a superfood in every sense of the word. I usually mix cocoa powder in with smoothies and oatmeal, but from time to time (ok, every couple days), a girl just needs a treat!
I made this "chocolate dip" a few nights ago and I've been addicted to it ever since. It is so darn delicious, and so much healthier for you than most chocolate fondues or dips. Bonus, eat it with a frozen banana and it hardens like a fudgey magic shell! The best part about this is no stove top heating required, and you can literally whip it up in a few minutes.
Dairy Free Chocolate Dip (Single Serving)
1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp organic unsweetened cocoa powder (or for more tastiness and slightly less health beenfits, use dutch processed)
1- 2 tbsp erythritol or xylitol (if those sound like alien objects to you, sub honey or agave)
Mix oil, almond butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add cocoa powder, sweetener and salt, and stir until creamy. If you find it too thick, you may add additional oil or almond butter (I'd say try a non-dairy milk, however I have yet to as I like my dip thick).
Add in some banana pieces and enjoy your personal fondue for one! Sure, this isn't low cal, but at least it's full of good stuff for you and not refined crap, right?
* Please excuse my lack of photography. My DSLR is at the hospital and on the mend!