Who doesn’t like chocolate? In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), we’ve got a chocolate recipe with a twist. Yes, you can enjoy chocolate while also getting many benefits from the added ingredients in this chocolate bark! This recipe not only tastes amazing but also provides some pretty important nutrients for the management of certain female hormone disorders.
A common factor amongst female hormone disorders such as PCOS, endometriosis and menopause is inflammation.
Antioxidants play the important role of reducing oxidative stress in our body, and therefore overall inflammation. Adding walnuts, peanuts, goji berries and chia seeds to this recipe amps up its’ antioxidant content, helping improve your inflammatory markers (all while you enjoy your 3 pm choccie fix).
This bark also includes sources of omega-3. Adequate omega-3 intake has shown to reduce cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and reduce triglycerides. Outside of those incredible benefits, the omega-3 in this recipe can help stabilise your mood by keeping you fuller for longer.
Prep: Approx. 10 minutes
- ~200g 70% dark chocolate
- ¼ cup roasted walnuts, chopped roughly
- 2 tbsp roasted, unsalted peanuts
- 1 tbsp goji berries
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Fill a small saucepan halfway with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to medium.
- Place a medium bowl on top of the saucepan and break chocolate into bowl. *Note the bowl should be slightly larger than the saucepan so the sits just on top and doesn’t touch the water.
- Melt the chocolate over the heat, stirring occasionally with a spatula. Once chocolate is melted, remove from heat.
- Line a medium baking tray and pour melted chocolate over, using the spatula to spread evenly.
- Sprinkle walnuts, peanuts, goji berries and chia seeds on top.
- Place in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes.
- Once chilled use a sharp knife to cut into bark pieces and enjoy!
Chocolate Bark Nutrition Stats
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