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I know you're here because you're a chocolate lover like me. Take your love affair with chocolate to a whole new level and make a bark that is packed with superfoods like pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and goji berries (or cranberries).
This bark is energizing, super rich in nutrients due to the superfoods in it and darn tasty and maybe even a little addictive, so be forewarned!
This Superfood Chocolate Bark has no refined sugar, chemical stabilizers or emulsifiers which are very common in processed chocolate.
It is made with 100% wholesome superfood ingredients, including:
Hemp Hearts: A fantastic source of complete plant-based protein and healthy anti-inflammatory fatty acids. In fact, they have a good balance of omega 3s and omega 6s. The omega-6s in hemp are in the form of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which is excellent for skin health. They are a source of magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. Hemp is a total kitchen staple.
Pumpkin Seeds: Great source of protein, vitamin E and minerals such as zinc and iron in addition to healthy anti-inflammatory fats. They add a nice crunch to this bark. You could use sunflower seeds if you don't have pumpkin seeds.
Goji Berries: Rich in fibre, iron and vitamins A and C. Vitamins A and C act as antioxidants in the body and support the immune system. Goji berries have a unique sweet and sour flavour that makes this bark more enticing! They are not inexpensive so you could swap in cranberries or raisins if you prefer.
Caution: This bark can be a lot for some people due to the raw cacao powder that is rich in brain stimulating compounds like theobromine. I recommend against eating this in the evening, it might actually keep you awake at night. Think of it like coffee. If you're sensitive to caffiene, than treat this chocolate bark the same way.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I love it.
Have a joyous weekend!