View Full Version : Chocolate.. how to say goodbye?
02-17-2007, 01:53 PM
Hello everyone. Well I have been trying to be raw now for like 2 weeks, and everyday I fall down and have chocolate. It's so weird. I keep trying to find raw recipies for chocolate but I haven't found anything yet that I like (without dates or avacados). I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? It's like this insaine need or craving. Wish I knew how to get rid of these food addictions so I can finally try the 30 day challenge.
How did you get rid of your food addictions? And also if Alissa looks at this post I just want to say thank you so much for going on the Tyra show, I know this raw food will change my life once I can fully be on it without feeling deprived cuz of this chocolate thing. I was also wondering Alissa if you delt with cravings or food addictions and how you stopped them. Thanks for changing my life for the better.
02-17-2007, 02:38 PM
Alissa even say's in her book that her 1st month raw she carried her fudge balls around with her and popped them everytime she had a craving. ;)
I personally rely on the Organic RAW frozen fudge recipe at www.greenchefs.tv I have made 3 batches of it for my family since Valentines day. I put it in little gold foils and have had a couple of pcs every night with some almond milk- sooooo... decadent!!!!!! :D
Also the Cocoa nibs ground up and mixed with Agave makes a really nice dip for strawberries.
Many Blessings to you on your journey!!
02-17-2007, 02:42 PM
There are lots of raw chocolate bars available you know - maybe you don't have to say *goodbye* :)
02-17-2007, 03:11 PM
I make a chocolate shake with Thai coconut water and meat, anywhere from 2-4 frozen bananas, 1+ tablespoons of raw cacao powder, and either raw honey or raw agave nectar to taste. It is so filling and wonderful and hits the spot for chocolate for me! My dh loves it to. He still eats sad, but he keeps coming to me for some of my food.
02-17-2007, 03:14 PM
I LOVE this recipe
a spoonfull of cacao beans
a handful of walnuts
i blend the bananas, then mix in the walnuts and cacao beans and freeze for about 2 hours and it's really good and i love the chocolate taste!!
02-17-2007, 03:26 PM
Aww thanks for all the recipies! I am gonna try all of them :D Yay.
02-17-2007, 03:38 PM
These look good - I saw these in Alissa's store. There's also a peppermint and coconut variety! :)
02-17-2007, 03:43 PM
Have you TRIED Raw High Priestess' RAW brownies?
You can not taste any dates in them.
They taste like the best fudge brownies I've ever eaten!
02-18-2007, 02:35 AM
Great suggestions! Have you tried the chocolate mousse with avocado though Firicia? It is one of the things I can serve EVERYONE and they think it is regular food. Most will not even believe there is avocado in it. So if it is because you don't like avo's maybe give it a try anyway? Once you have gotten through the other dozen recipes that is! But trust me, eventually you will not crave chocolate and other sweets so much or not at all. I have at least found this to be true for why would I eat chocolate filled with dairy when I can have the most scrumptious raw chocolate treat? Or why should I eat candy when I have the joy of a sweet suculent orange instead? :p Such is one of my greatest joys with raw!
Fly forever free!
Sharon in Colorado
02-18-2007, 10:59 AM
Hi Firicia - I feel for you because I had the VERY same problem.
I'd be eating all raw "except" for that chocolate fix I "needed" to have daily, whether it was in a raw or cooked form.
Most of the time I would get a higher quality chocolate bar, either an organic or a swiss chocolate, or a Ghiradelli or something like that.
Usually it was when I would go out grocery shopping. I would have enough to last me my next shopping trip, but if I ran out before then, I'd be getting into the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the freezer! :cool:
I thought by using "raw" cacao it would be better, but it really just feeds the addiction. You just have to completely stop eating it, and not make cacao or cocoa at all.
Carob could be substituted, as it's a totally different thing, without the addictive qualities that cocoa and raw cacao contain, and no theobromine (sp?). It definately doesn't taste the same though. I didn't really bother with carob as a substitute, except for my tahini truffles, which consisted of honey, tahini and carob processed and made into balls and chilled.
So I suggest completely stopping the use of all forms of it, cocoa and raw cacao alike. The way I did it was have some people pray for me, because there was a physiological addiction to it, and that really helped.
With the exception of some very minor slips I feel much freer, not having that "urge" to go out and buy a Lindt or Cadbury or Ghiradelli bar. When I go out shopping, I don't even entertain the thought.
So that is the key - stopping completely. Make that commitment and after 3 days or so you will feel so liberated. Plan on having some bananas or dates or something like that if you get a craving and it will really help.
Sharon in Colorado
02-18-2007, 11:02 AM
Wanted to also add that cacao and cocoa are the SAME THING. They come from the same source and contain the same chemicals that are feeding the addiction.
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