I recently spent a really yummy weekend in London doing lots of fun things. Giving a talk to about 100 aspiring vegans, meeting old friends, making new ones, eating fabulous food, looking around Greenwich market with a gorgeous and inspiring girly friend.
We walked past a stall that sells fruit kebabs with chocolate sauce and it reminded me that I have a great recipe for raw chocolate fondue in our downloadable recipe e-book ‘Loving Life-Loving Desserts’. And, well, I thought it only fair to share it with you!
It makes of course a great dessert, but I often serve it for a lazy Sunday breakfast. I fill a huge platter with sexy fruit like bananas, apple slices, mango, pineapple, strawberries, and kiwi fruit and serve with the silky sweet sauce. On the side I will serve a bowl of chopped nuts, dried coconut and even cacao nibs that can be used to dip the chocolate-dripping fruit in. And of course a giant pot of tea, candles and excellent company! Pyjamas are not compulsory, but it does add something to the occasion.
As you can see, fruit is most definitely not boring! 5 a day? Easy peasy – you’ll probably end up eating 5 portions just for breakfast with this treat. Enjoy!
Raw Chocolate Fondue Sauce
Makes about ½ cup
This sauce is also excellent drizzled on ice-cream or my raw chocolate chip ice-dream or my raw blueberry ice-dream! (Both recipes in the book).
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup cocoa powder
4 teaspoons melted coconut oil
Pinch of salt
Pinch of vanilla powder or ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix everything together and serve or store in a lidded container in the fridge, where it will keep for several weeks, if you can keep your fingers out for that long!
Variation: To make chocolate orange sauce add the zest of half an orange to the recipe. Delicious!