I love making a raw ganache for holiday parties. Its a healthy and easy dessert that you can whip up in about 20minutes. It is composed of 4 ingredients plus the medicinal magic you choose to add in. You can make it with an aphrodisiac twist, or an adaptogenic powerhouse. Whichever vibe you wish to infuse your party with, you can choose your herbal allies.
Today we will be adding some adaptogenic herbs to the mix. I usually use adaptogens during the holidays for several reason... basically to ease the stress surrounding the holidays, lower high cortisol and adrenal levels, harmonize hormones to prevent drastic mood swings, and to ease the mind and heart to mellow out and relax. The mix Im using today is our soon to launch Happiness formula (rhodiola, ashwagandha, st. johns wort, mucuna, albizzia, mesquite)
1 1/2 cups of almond flour (or cashew flour)
6 Tbsp dark cacao powder
3 Tbsp maple syrup (or very high quality agave)
3 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups dark cacao powder
1 cup of maple syrup
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp Happiness mix
(equal parts of mucuna powder, st johns wort powder, rhodiola powder, mesquite powder, albizzia powder, ashwagandha powder)
If you don't happen to have all these herbs, mix the following in equal parts:
mesquite, ashwagandha, mucuna
***for those of you that don't want it too sweet, decrease the amount of syrup for more oil!
1. Pour all of the crust ingredients into the bowl of a food processor. Process until all ingredients are blended together. Press crust in the bottom and up sides of oiled pie (tartellete) pans (or if all you have is a round pyrex type of pan, use that) Clean food processor and blade, before you start the filling.
2. Place all filling ingredients into the bowl of the food processor. Process until ingredients are silky smooth. To adjust texture, you can play around with the amount of syrup and oil. Place the filling inside of the prepped pie dish, and refrigerate for 2hrs. Keep in the fridge, and serve cold.