OK, so we’re about to embark on one of my favourite subjects today – food.
I love food.
More importantly – I love cakes, chocolates, pastries and all things scrumptious!
Now, I firmly believe the only diet anyone should be doing is the Rainbow Diet – eat everything of every colour in moderation.
Its super simple and what I advocate to all of my therapy clients.
Don’t skimp on anything – just try not to overindulge either…
This is where chocolate comes in – as a necessity and not a treat.
There’s loads of good stuff packed in chocolates (especially if you’re struggling to keep your hormones in check and you haven’t got round to grabbing a bottle of clary sage yet [last weeks post]).
Just be mindful that there is also a hell of a lot of sugar in there as well!
If you’re really struggling to make chocolate a necessity because all the super skinny types are telling you it’s the devil here’s how you can kick back at them – if you follow my instructions your chocolate will not only taste amazing it is going to be full of oilazing goodness.
Yup, you guessed it – we’re going to be putting oils into the chocolate!
Woop woop! Therapeutic chocolate 🙂
The best thing about these recipes (other than the fact they’re sooo easy) is that you don’t need good chocolate.
In fact you’re better off with cheap chocolate because they tend to have more chocolate in them than the more expensive brands.
- Melt your chocolate either in a heatproof glass dish that’s sat in a bowl of boiling water, or in a microwave (just be careful not to burn the chocolate!).
- (it’s roughly 1 minute in an 850w microwave for a 115g bar of chocolate, and between 2 & 3 minutes over a bowl of water)
- Place 6 drops of either; peppermint, lemon or orange into the bowl of melted chocolate and stir.
- Pour the chocolate into silicone moulds (you can get these for a £1 in most places and in different shapes & sizes).
- Use a spatula to swipe the chocolate off the middle and to ensure the moulds are full
- Put the mould into the fridge for an hour before popping them out onto a dish and consuming!
- Remember – you won’t want to eat them all in one go because 6 drops of essential oil internally is a lot so have a couple and then leave them for another day.
If you like your chocolates a little bit light, fluffy and whippy on the inside then add 3 tablespoons of milk to the bowl before heating the chocolate.
The benefits of the oils:
If like me you just love the taste and don’t really care what it’s going to do then crack on.
But, if you’re still not sure about making chocolate a necessity then this should hopefully turn you to my way of thinking:
- Peppermint – peppermint is great for energy bursts, clearing away headaches and for setting poorly stomachs.
- Lemon – lemon is a fabulous detoxifier, antidepressant and up-lifter
- Orange – orange is the king of reducing anxieties and also gives your emotions a little lift.
I challenge you to make a few and have them out over Christmas and just see how much your guests, friends and family love them!
If you’ve got pictures I’d love to see them and you can share them with me on my Facebook page!
Have a great time creating oilazing chocolates & eating them of course!
Merry Christmas & I’ll catch you next Tuesday with the next post – Close Up: Oregano
Catch you soon –
p.s. If you’re open to learning how to use essential oils to do loads of other neat things and support your body and mind with everything it gets up to then click the link below to go to a free mini-wellness consult
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