Commercial chocolate spreads tend to be high in sugar, inflammatory fats and preservatives.
Rather than fully removing one of the joys of life, you can easily make your own hazelnut spread, using whole ingredients instead.
This recipe is so easy to prepare, stores well in the fridge and nutritious. I added collagen powder for extra protein, so our sugar levels don’t spike as high and sunflower lecithin, which acts as an emulsifier and has many health benefits, such as lowering cholesterol.
Of course, this chocolate spread is dense in calories, so although it’s a healthy option, it should be enjoyed in moderation. I like to add a spoon to my morning porridge, mix it with coconut yoghurt, have it with some berries.
Here are the ingredients in case you missed them from the video:
- 2 cups hazelnuts (lightly roasted)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil (refined/no flavour)
- 80g 70% dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 2 scoops of collagen (optional)
- 1 tsp. sunflower lecithin, powdered or liquid (optional)
Let me know if you are tempted to try it.