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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vegan Toasted Almond Berry Chocolate Bark

Vegan Toasted Almond Berry Chocolate Bark

Author: SandyJChocolate

Brought to you by Vegan Chocolate Company
8 ounces Xocai chocolate Nuggets, broken into small pieces
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/4 cup combined dried cranberries, blueberries and/or cherries

1. Line 8-inch baking pan with wax paper.
2. Microwave Xocai chocolate Nuggets pieces in small, dry, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on High (100%) power for 45 seconds; stir. Pieces may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted.
3. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with almonds and fruit. Tap pan several times to spread chocolate and settle almonds and fruit. Refrigerate for about 1 hour or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Recipe makes 1/2 pound bark.

All the Xocai products are made from natural ingredients, such as unprocessed natural cacao. The chocolate is full of the healthy Omega - 3 and the Omega - 6 fat acids, all the essential amino acids, iron, calcium and proteins that are similar to the protein composition that is found in fresh eggs. Xocai dark chocolate products contain other healthy and delicious ingredients such as açai berries, blueberries and also concord grapes which are super foods known for being high in antioxidants. The effects of the dark chocolate can be astonishing. In some cases whole diseases have been eradicated after a period of consuming some of the products offered by Xocai. Some people who have used it have seen some vast improvements in their general quality of life.
More studies are concluding that chocolate not only tastes great it has numerous health benefits. As far as your oral health is concerned cocoa and dark chocolate can reduce the bacteria in the mouth, reduce bleeding gums, reduce reduction of the gums, enhance breath odor and dramatically reduce the risk of cavities. Most people don't realize that chocolate is so nutriant-rich. The level of antioxidants in chocolate can be compared to many fruits and vegetables. Hundreds of studies have proven that cocoa can reduce the risk of mood and emotional dissorders. Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis has forever been connected to inflammation.
Research today shows that there are also connections between inflammation and conditions like cancer, allergies, hormone imbalances, Alzheimer's and of course cardiovascular disease. Doctors today know that this is the case and now test for these heart conditions earlier than in pervious history.
Cocoa that has high levels of flavanol can be very effective in counteracting inflammation. Doctor's in Germany have discovered that the cocoa polyphenols neutralized compounds that are inflamed and cause artery disease. The tested 20 different individuals with astounding results. They also reconfirmed that cocoa protects the cardiovascular system as a whole.

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