Do you ever wish you could eat dessert before dinner or better yet, have dessert instead of dinner? Alchemists transform existing formulas into a different product. According to 'Wikipedia' “(less well known is plant alchemy, or "spagyric"); the creation of a "panacea", or the elixir of life, a remedy that supposedly would cure all diseases and prolong life indefinitely;” The challenge is creating medicines comprised of natural, organic foods that are both fun and appealing to the palate. This alchemic dessert is a nutritionally substantial and satisfying meal. "Vegan carob ganache" is chemically integrated to biologically address disease and disorders as well as maintaining overall health.
The alchemy of this vegan carob ganache stems from the process in which the ingredients are blended. The centrifugal force from the Vita-Mix’s high speed creates a friction so intense, allowing the carob chips and coconut oil to fuse and emulsify. The additional ingredients in both dry powder and liquid form blend beautifully during the emulsification process, culminating in a highly viscous product substantiated by the rich oils and dense nature of the hazelnuts.
The chemical breakdown of each individual ingredient in the ganache compliment one another to create what is known as a “functional food”, working in sync with our biology to promote powerful healing energy. The ingredients are all plant proteins and in raw food form, protect natural enzymes potentiating bioavailability.
Agave is a honey/sugar substitute, containing the complex carbohydrate inulin, a refined form of fructose. Agave is abundant with minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Coconut milk, also known as “The Tree of Life”, for its physiologically satiating forms, also acts as an insulin modulator like agave. Coconut is a digestive aid, an antimicrobial, an anti-inflammatory and offers the same antioxidative effects as cocoa. Cocoa studies have shown to increase HDL levels, decreasing LDLs. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states “cocoa powder increases polyphenols such as catechins and procynadins therefore inhibiting LDL oxidation and artherogenesis.”, referenced in my Examiner.com article “Natural Foods Provide UV Protection”. Containing the ingredients outlined above, hazelnuts are also rich in fiber, monounsaturated fats and antioxidants; containing all the minerals associated with agave plus copper, zinc, selenium and phosphorous. Additional vitamins in hazelnuts are B6, B12 and Vitamin E a powerful antioxidant. Like coconut, hazelnuts are a functional food comprised of phytochemicals.
Whole, natural raw foods are widely available, but learning which to combine in a recipe as a meal to heal is an art. Contact me for detailed information to enjoy this Vegan Carob Ganache, then try composing variations of your own, remembering to share your creations!