Chocolate Keto Maca Bites

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chocolate maca bites

Chocolate Maca Bites:

These chocolate maca bites are a modified recipe from my friend Megan Kelly.  She has an incredible blog and is a Licensed Esthetician specializing in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health.  Enjoy these chocolate maca bites!

Chocolate Maca Bites

Prep

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Total

Yield 10 bites

Ingredients:

Instructions:

Step #1:  Combine coconut oil, keto maple syrup, cacao, and maca – stir until well combined. If your coconut oil needs to be melted, toss all ingredients in a sauce pan and lightly heat and stir until all mixed into melted chocolate.

Step #2:  Pour mixture into an ice tray to make individual chocolate pieces.

Step #3:  Allow to freeze until solid.

Step #4:  Pop out of tray, and enjoy! I usually keep the chocolate in the tray and freezer because it will melt depending on the temperature of your house.

Notes

***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**  

Courses dessert

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 bite

Amount Per Serving

Calories 165

% Daily Value

Total Fat 15 g

23%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g

3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g

28%

Sugars 0.5 g

Protein 1 g

2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Megan’s Comments:

Today is a day to rejoice. I just discovered chocolate, that is easy to make, boosts metabolism, and is actually extremely healthy for your entire body. Like eating it everyday would actually benefit your health. Amen to that!

This gold mine is so easy to make, ready for it?

Coconut oil + cacao + honey ->freeze -> Eat and enjoy!

I also add maca powder to create these maca bites mixture for the added bonus of balancing hormones and a boost of energy.

You can sweeten the chocolate with raw honey, maple syrup, keto maple syrup or stevia. Most of the time I do not even use a sweetener and I think it still tastes great!  If you like it less sweet try 0-10 drops of liquid stevia and if you like it more sweet, than try 11-15+ drops.

Using an ice tray to freeze the chocolate makes it so convenient, and easy to grab on the go. Whenever a chocolate craving comes along, I make my way to the freezer, pop one of these suckers in my mouth, and feel pretty darn good about it.

Dr Jockers Comments:

These maca bites are full of flavor and healthy fats to support your metabolism.  I love the combination of raw cacao and coconut oil as it really supercharges the brain and boosts up dopamine and other major neurotransmitters!

We substituted the honey that Megan originally had in the recipe with the keto maple syrup here that is made of monk fruit.  This is a natural sweetener that does not impact our blood sugar.

Cacao is one of the best sources of PEA’s which are natural compounds that cross over the blood brain barrier and stimulate and modulate the release of dopamine in the brain.  Cacao is also very rich in magnesium and zinc and chromium which help to balance and stabilize blood sugar.

Cacao also helps to boost serotonin and contains endorphin Anandamide which is considered the “bliss chemical.”  This combination of ingredients makes raw chocolate the best mood boosting superfood.  Be careful not to overdo the chocolate though as the body may develop a sensitivity to some of the compounds in the chocolate and create adrenal stress.

Maca is an adaptogenic in that it helps the body adapt to environmental stressors effectively.  Adaptogenic substances support the nervous system, endocrine system and immune system to allow the body to effectively manage homeostasis under challenging circumstances.  This enhances energy levels, stamina, mental clarity, spiritual outlook and the ability to handle oncoming stress.

Dr. Jockers

Dr. David Jockers is a doctor of natural medicine, functional nutritionist and corrective care chiropractor. He currently owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Georgia. He has developed 6 revolutionary online programs with thousands of participants.

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  1. I’m not familiar with maca-but these sound great! What should I look for when buying maca? I’m guessing all types/brands are not the same. Thanks!

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