Make Your Own Nibs
Alex inspired me to try 100% dark chocolate, I mean it’s healthy because there’s no added sugar and it’s chocolate, so why not?
At the store this weekend I picked up some unsweetened Baker’s Chocolate squares.
What better way to have chocolate than with some oatmeal!
I cooked 1/3 cup oats in 1/3 cup water in the microwave then stirred in 1/3 cup of this amazingness:
Sadly, you couldn’t even taste the chocolate almond milk, what a waste! But it did add a nice brown color to the oats:
For the “nibs” I blended two squares of unsweetened chocolate in the Vitamix (yes, I’m crazy) and had my own cacao nibs to sprinkle on my oatmeal!
Break the chocolate square in half, before blending. This is just one square, I put in two.
Then stored the rest in a baggie for later…
The 100% dark chocolate was definitely a change! I’m a sugar lover and I have a huge sweet tooth, but I actually did enjoy the dark chocolate! It was extremely bitter, of course, but if you really think about that real chocolate flavor it’s easier to enjoy!
I just kept thinking about how this is real chocolate without all the crud that usually goes into chocolate making it unhealthy.
I’ve told myself that from now on I’m going to eat dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, it’s healthier and tastes better! And you can eat dark chocolate without all the guilt because there’s no sugar or anything and it’s chock full of antioxidants!
I’ll definitely be eating my homemade cacao nibs with banana soft serve and oatmeal! They really are delicious! You should try making your own nibs, but just make sure to do it when nobody else is home, they will knock your block off because of all the sound the Vita makes!
I’d love to know:
What do you think of my homemade cacao nibs?
Have you ever tried 100% dark chocolate?