Confession time: I’m a little bit (OK, a lot) obsessed with Belle Gibson and her stunning app, The Whole Pantry, which is available on iTunes and Android.
I first discovered Belle a couple of months ago through the website of another of my favourite wellness girls: Melissa Ambrosini. I was immediately captivated by Belle’s message, and her spirit and determination. At only 12 years of age, Belle moved out of home because she wanted to experience more out of life. A few years ago, Belle was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, which was the catalyst for her realisation that she needed to focus 100% on her health, which meant discovering a whole new world of clean eating. It was also the trigger for the creation of her hugely successful The Whole Pantry app, which was launched in August of this year.
The Whole Pantry is the first of its kind. It is a collection of lifestyle, health and wellness advice, and enticing recipes. All of this goodness is accessed via an elegantly designed interface. The Guides section of the app reads like a who’s who of the health world, with contributions from David Wolfe, Nat Kringoudis and Lola Berry, to name just a few. The app truly is a one-stop-shop for all things health. If you haven’t already, I can’t recommend enough that you download the app.
OK, onto the recipe. Boy, oh boy, will these babies change everything you ever believed about
the world chocolate. Not only are they melt-in-your-mouth good but, because they are loaded with nutrients, your body will thank you for eating them.
(Makes eight serves)
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
- 2.5 tbs. maple syrup
- A pinch of sea salt
- Optional: a tablespoon of maca, mesquite or lucuma powder for extra nutrients.
- 1/4 cup of raw nut butter (I like peanut butter)
- Whisk the cacao and salt through the melted coconut oil and maple syrup so no clumps are present.
- Pour 1tsp. of chocolate mixture into mini muffin cases and pop them in freezer for five minutes (or until firm).
- Remove from freezer and spoon a dollop of nut butter into the centre of each chocolate.
- Top each chocolate with 1 tbs. of chocolate mixture and leave to set in fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes.