This is the first blog post I have written since the coronavirus craziness. I had been planning this recipe for a while but things just got a little crazy last week and my week definitely did not go to plan. I think this is a good post to put up though, not because I have anything all that interesting to say about the virus but I have recently learned that plums are a very good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are a powerful tool to help fight off oxidative stress and free radicals. They help boost the immune system and help to fight off viruses, in fact, antioxidants are so great for the immunity they have even been shown to help fight cancer. Plums are second to berries in antioxidant content and cacao in the chocolate is also loaded with antioxidants. I think this is a delicious immune support recipe to try that’s also a little different.
The recipe has quite a strong dark chocolate taste. I personally love it that way, but some might find it too bitter and not sweet enough. Adding some extra sweetener in the filling, especially if the plums you use are not very sweet is totally warranted. Taste and adjust according to preference. Also, make sure you use a chocolate with a cacao content to your liking so the recipe doesn’t seem to bitter. As I mentioned I like my chocolate dark so I went for 80%.
The recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and delicious. Enjoy.
Equipment you will need
|Raw Vegan Chocolate Plum Slice|| |
- 1 cup almond meal ( I used blanched but any almond meal will work)
- ½ cup cacao powder
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1½ cups cashews ( soaked for 3-4 hours or overnight)
- ½ can coconut cream
- 2 TBSP cup maple syrup
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- juice ½ lemon
- 4 small plums (pitted)
- drop vanilla extract
- CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
- 1 cup dark chocolate (I used 80% raw naturally sweetened chocolate)
- ¼ cup almond milk or any plant milk
- For the base: In a bowl mix together base ingredients with a fork until they become slightly wet and sticky. don't worry if the mixture is too dry, keep mixing and it will come together. Do not over mix as it can become too wet.
- Press down evenly into the base of a lined square baking dish and set aside.
- For the filling add all the filling ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour over base and smooth out with spatula and place in the freezer to set (about 3 hours).
- Once the filling is hard, meltdown dark chocolate over low heat and mix with almond milk until smooth.
- Pour over plum filling and smooth out until evenly coated. Freeze again until chocolate is set. Cut into slices. Store in the fridge for the best texture.