Why take a daily multivitamin when you can eat a slice of this (more enjoyable) and get Vitamins A, B, C and E, 18 amino acids, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Zinc, Selenium and a host of Carotenoids and Phenols (antioxidants). A no brainer!

1 slice (3cm x 4cm) 200cal, Protein 12g, Fat 16g, Sat Fat 11g, Carbohydrates 12g

BASE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup buckwheat groats or rolled oats
  • 1½ cups goji berries
  • 2 cup cashews, whole raw
  • 2 cups dates, pitted
  • 2 cups shredded coconut
  • ½ cup cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil (melted)

TOPPING INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ cups coconut oil
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder 

BASE METHOD

Turn buckwheat groats, or rolled oats, into flour 

  • Thermomix – Speed 9, 30 seconds.
  • Blender/food processor – turn to high until in powder form

Keep flour in thermomix/blender and add ALL BASE INGREDIENTS except melted coconut oil

  • Thermomix – Speed 5, 1 minute THEN open lid, stir well and do Speed 5, 40 seconds
  • Blender/food processor – until blended (there may be too much to do in one hit, so do small amounts at a time)

Once blended add melted coconut oil.  

  • Thermomix – Speed 5, 30 seconds
  • Blender/food processor – until blended.
  • The mix should be thick and sticky.
  • Line a 20 x 28cm shallow container (one with a lid) (or 2 smaller containers) with baking paper that extends at least 15 cm either end.
  • Press the mix into the container, especially into the corners and sides (should be 1-2 cm high).
  • Fold down the baking paper on top, so it covers the mix, and press again (firmly). I use a potato masher to do this! Put in freezer while making the topping.

TOPPING METHOD

Melt coconut oil in a glass Pyrex jug either over a double-boiler or in microwave. Add raw cacao powder. Using a hand whisk or hand blender mix until smooth. Get the container (base section) out of the freezer and pour this mixture evenly over the top.

Put back in the freezer for 5-10 mins, or until chocolate topping is hard, and then put in the fridge.

Keep in the fridge, and cut in pieces to serve.

Adapted from Janella Purcell’s recipe. www.janellapurcell.com. Check out her site for more great recipes – she has an amazing knowledge base of food and nutrition.

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