Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Don’t worry too much about the super food powders and ceremonial grade cacao if you don’t have any of those lying about. The cake is wonderful anyway and just have a practise before spending a bomb on superfood powders.
I’m a big fan of tasting and exploring what I feel like at the time. This is simply a rough guide and you can add lib to make it suit your wants and needs nutritionally. You may want to change the nuts and seeds, alter the nut butters or even add some oats to the base to give some healthy carbs.
I’ve been tweaking my raw cakes recipes for years, but the combination of maca, matcha and guarana in the base brings an element of clarity and calmness with energy and power! The hemp or buckwheat groats bring a level of crunch and an injection of zinc to the mix, for immune strength and support in repairing tissues from your skin to every cell in your body.
The middle layer has that cheeky ‘feel good’ factor that nut butters always give, with the added dollop of goodness from the magnesium in the cashews to aid recovery, reduce anxiety and support the nervous system.
The top layer is pretty epic; it’s made even more beneficial if you choose to invest in some ceremonial grade cacao and grate it into your raw chocolate. Cacao is a stand alone brain food, it works on the dopamine pathways in the brain by assisting in the production of neurotransmitters made in the gut. These travel to the brain to help us feel happy and complete.
Yes ladies, chocolate is officially good for us!!
These should be eaten in the early part of the day to support the sympathetic nervous system and get us going!
This would be a wonderful breakfast option or 30 minutes post training to aid recovery.
Chia seeds (2 tbsp)
Matcha powder (1tbsp) optional
Maca powder ( 1.5 tbsp) optional
Guarana powder (1 tbsp) optional
Hulled Hemp Seeds or Buckwheat groats ( 30 g) optional
Honey/date syrup/coconut blossom (1/4 cup)
Coconut oil (100 g)
Pumpkin seeds (50 g)
Dates or date paste (200g)
Sesame Seeds (50g)
Sunflower Seeds (50g)
Dedicated coconut (50g)
Cashews or peanuts (300g soaked overnight in water)
Coconut oil (50 g)
Peanut butter (100 g of smooth or crunchy, with no palm oil)
Honey/ date/ coconut syrup (1-2 tbsp, optional)
Cacao powder (120 g)
Ceremonial grade cacao (3 tbsp)
Coconut oil (400 g)
Vanilla paste (1 tsp)
Pinch of salt
Food processor or blender.
Bowl/pan - anything to mix in really
Flat Square or rectangle shaped baking tray which is quite deep to cater for layers