Is Candy Allowed on the Alkaline Diet?
When I began making better food choices and transitioned into following the Alkaline Diet principles, candy became a distant memory. That is until my love of dark chocolate could no longer be suppressed. I was more miserable without it than I was with it.
It is not the cacao bean that is bad, it’s what we have done to it that is not so good.
Instead of giving in to cravings for sugar sweetened candy, I upped my creativity in the kitchen experimenting with almonds. My first alkaline diet treat was delicious homemade almond butter.
Truth be told, I’m not sure that I would have succeeded overcoming sugar cravings as well as I did had it not been for almond butter, raw cacao powder, coconut oil, and dried stevia leaf powder. Those four ingredients have saved me so many times. This is my recipe for homemade chocolate almond butter.
You Can Have Candy on the Curing Vision Alkaline Diet!
I have reached the point in my health journey of being ready to add back some of my favorite foods that spark sweet memories. This is also the time when I found Love Grown cereals.
This recipe that I am sharing is a naturally healthy, fancied up version of candy bars. We use raw cacao powder, cold-pressed coconut oil, whole almonds, natural sweeteners, and an alkaline diet friendly cereal packed with a whole lotta love.
Homemade Chocolate Cereal Bars Recipe.
How many of us have fun childhood memories eating our favorite cereals for breakfast? I have always enjoyed eating cereal, adding fruit, and making new flavors by mixing both cereals and ingredients. Big kid at heart here!
Now, as an adult, I truly appreciate it when people form company’s that step up to the plate and meet a demand for food products that are good for you and also taste amazing. I get so excited to find these products and I share them in the Alkaline Diet Support Facebook group. You’re welcome to join us!
Love Grown Original Power O’s are a perfectly balanced Alkaline Diet cereal. Yes, it actually exists! Imagine my excitement to have found this cereal on the grocery store shelf.
To have a traditional bowl of cereal, pair it with homemade coconut milk or your favorite plant-based milk. You’ll be able to follow the alkaline diet without feeling like you had to give up your favorite foods.
This is a favorite foods upgrade!
Is Chocolate on the Alkaline Diet Allowed?
Chocolate comes in many forms, so to say it should be completely eliminated is not a statement that I agree with. I use raw cacao powder for my recipes.
I do believe in the healing power that comes with adhering to phases of only eating high alkaline forming foods found on Stage 1 and 2 of the Curing Vision Alkaline Diet Food Chart.
However, I don’t believe in long term restriction from eating foods that bring genuine joy in your life. To limit yourself from things that bring you joy for the sake of health is not completely healthy. Our mental state is much more valuable than we often give credit to.
The core goal of the Curing Vision Alkaline Diet is about achieving balance. For me, my life without chocolate is not balanced. Reading about the history and nutritional benefits of the cacao bean explains why we prize this food gem so much.
When you pick raw cacao powder, be sure to choose one that is organic and fair trade.
The recipe for this cereal candy bar is easy to make, especially if you already have the chocolate almond butter made. Then it’s a matter of toss together and let it set in the fridge. No baking required.
Try them without the toppings, they’re just as delicious.
Tips for Making the Candy Bars.
Here’s my recipe to make homemade chocolate almond butter. You could purchase premade almond butter. To make it chocolate, add 1 Tbsp of raw cacao powder and a bit of your sweetener choice to 1 cup of almond butter.
To blend the dates topping, choose a soft pitted date and do not add water to help it blend. The water will soften the cereals and make them lose their crunch.
For storing, keep them in the fridge in a lidded container. These candy bars will keep for a while, though I’m not sure how long because they’re always gobbled up by day two. They’re irresistible!
I hope that you enjoy these candy treats and would love to hear from you when you give them a try. They’re fun little finger foods for parties, toddlers, adults, and everyone!