Five Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Sauce. I have been eating this stuff by the spoonful ever since I made it because it is so, so good And with only 5 ingredients it is so easy to make! Like super, super easy. I will even go as far as to say fool proof easy. And I don't say that very often. In fact, I don't think I have ever said it on here before...
But before we get to the recipe I decided I wanted to talk a little about respect this week. Respect is something that is super important to me. Unfortunately, the older I get the more I realize that not everyone seems to feel the same way. I have been thinking a lot about respect and disrespect this week. And here's why: One of my patients didn't show up for her appointment this week. And I should say this this is common.
I have patients that don't show up for their appointments all the time. It's something I will never understand and never be able to just let go. I realize that shit happens. But just call and tell me about it! Do you know how many people there are on the wait list waiting to see me? A years worth of people! And not only that, but I don't get paid if you don't show up for your visit. I lose out on thousands of dollars each month due to no shows. Yes thousands...
But back to my story. So this patient of mine didn't show up. And this is the second time in 3 months that she has done this to me. And the one time I did get to see her, she completely didn't listen to me. She didn't do any of the tests that I asked her to do and then stopped all of her medications on her own and landed herself in the hospital because she got so sick after she did that. Now, it's pretty darn had to look after someone if they not only don't show up for their appointments, but even when they do, they don't take your advice seriously and do their own thing anyways. I just don't understand it. Do you like being sick? Do you enjoy spending time in the hospital when it could be prevented? Is it really that hard to pick up your phone to call and tell me that you can't come to your appointment? Or that you are stopping your medicines? I know you have a cell phone. You were using it during your appointment with me. I mean seriously. You are an adult. Grow up and act like one. I spend a lot of time and energy trying to look after you and I expect you to try to look after yourself as well. Even just a little bit!
Phew. That's feels good to get off my chest. It's amazing how a simple rant session can make you feel so much better. So yes friends, even though I do make a point of trying to focus on the positive and spreading positive messages, I still get frustrated and angry just like the rest of you. But I am trying to learn to be able to let it go more easily. After all, I can't control what other people decide to do with their bodies. I can only try and help them as best as I can, and the rest is up to them.
Sorry about that little rant. But it just blows my mind how some people just go through life not respecting anyone else or themselves. I just cannot imagine living life that way. At all.
But back to this Five Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Sauce. Because who doesn't love chocolate? Only crazy people that's who (joking friends, just joking). This stuff only contains 5 ingredients and only takes about 5 minutes to make. Yes, it is just that simple. You can use this sauce as a topping for dessert recipes, to dip fruit in, or to just eat plain, right off the spoon (my preferred way). And despite tasting amazing, there are only real, nourishing ingredients in this recipe. Ingredients like coconut, cacao, and honey.
Just one word of caution about honey. Please always buy local and raw honey if possible. And please, please, never, ever buy the honey in the store that comes in those little teddy bear jars. You know the ones I am talking about. Want to know why you shouldn't buy it? Because it's likely not actually honey. It's likely corn syrup that has been disguised as honey and re-labelled as such. Gross right? How companies can feel okay with themselves by re-labelling one of the most unhealthy ingredients on the planet (corn syrup) and making people believe that it is one of the most healthy, natural food sources in the world is beyond me. I know that people will do anything for money these days but it still makes me so angry when they do so at the expense of people's health. That's why you should always buy local food ingredients as much as you can. That way you know where it is coming from, and exactly what it is. So stick to the raw, honey you can get at your local farmer's market. That way you know you are only getting the best quality and nourishing ingredients that you can.
Enjoy the chocolate sauce! And until next time, happy eating everyone!
5 Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Sauce Recipe
1 cup coconut manna (or coconut butter or coconut cream concentrate - they are all the same thing)
1/3 cup coconut oil (this brand is my favourite)
1/3 cup cacao powder
1/4 cup honey - use local, raw honey if possible (or maple syrup for vegan)
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1. Place a medium pot on the stove on low heat
2. Add all of the ingredients
3. Stir well until melted together (about 5 minutes)
4. Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
NOTE: Using low heat is important for this one. If the coconut butter gets too hot it will form clumps.
NOTE: Store this sauce in the fridge for as long as you need (which won't be long I promise). It will become firm in the fridge so you will need to heat it again if you want to use it in the liquid form.