Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like chocolate?  I personally love chocolate, but I am also aware that conventional treats contain ingredients I do not want near my body, let alone inside my body.

When you combine hazelnuts with the decadent taste of cocoa and raw honey, the result is an amazing nutrient dense “chocolate” yumminess.

This guilt free hazelnut spread is so satisfying, providing a good dose of nutrients much-needed for the body to function at its best.  It will also help speed up recovery after a gym session as it is high in magnesium, iron, zinc and other micronutrients.

With conventional chocolate spreads typically you will find a long list of ingredients, most of which we cannot even pronounce, that is when RawTella comes in to play. It is raw, gluten-free, dairy free, chemical and filler free.

Hazelnuts are packed with vitamins and minerals. They are high in iron, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, manganese, and a great source of vitamin E, folate, B6, and thiamine.

Thiamine is important in the production of energy.  It helps with carbohydrates conversion into energy, and aids in heart function, muscles, and the nervous system.

Vitamin E is a great antioxidant helping protect cells from oxidation. It plays an important role in red blood cell formation, helps heal skin from wounds and assists in minimizing wrinkles – hello beautiful skin.

Cocoa is the rich, dark brown powder which gives chocolate its colour and taste. With high levels of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium, cocoa adds the chocolaty flavour we all love.

Cocoa Beans - RawTella
Cocoa Beans – RawTella

Iron is needed for the production of hemoglobin, which is important in oxygen delivery throughout the body.

Magnesium helps with bone health, new cell formation, activates B vitamins, relaxes nerves and muscles, and in energy production.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hazelnuts, raw or lightly roasted
  • 4-6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 3 tbsp organic cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. In a non stick skillet, place hazelnuts and lightly roast.
  2. Remove skin and place in a high-speed food processor or blender.
  3. Grind nuts until smooth and buttery. Depending on the processor you use, you may see some oil separation.
  4. Add cocoa powder, water, and honey. You can add more water to achieve desired consistency.
  5. Mix well, taste and transfer to a jar.

If you are creating the hazelnut butter from nuts, a high-speed processor is highly recommended, otherwise, use pre-made hazelnut butter.  It may be found in most health food and grocery stores.

Enjoy your way to great health,