Packed with healthy fats and oleic acid, hazelnuts are a good source of vitamin E, vitamin B, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Raw cacao powder has more antioxidant flavonoids than any other food tested so far, and is rich in a number of essential minerals – including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese. If that’s not enough, raw cacao powder is also a natural source serotonin and endorphins, which act as anti-depressants and help lift your mood.
The recipe for my rawified nutella is extremely simple, and only takes about 5 minutes to make. I like to eat it alongside bananas, fresh strawberries, raw breads, or almond milk. I’ve also had it on top of raw banana crepes, which was delicious.
1 cup raw hazelnuts
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp raw honey
1/2 cup water
Grind hazelnuts to a fine powder using your food processor. Add cacao powder and honey, and a little bit of the water. Blend until you have a thick creamy consistency, adding water as needed.