Did you know it was chocolate week in the UK? I found out over at Laura's blog. It reminded me of chocolate! Yes, I had to be reminded of chocolate. Surprise surprise! I hadn't eaten chocolate in AGES ... until today. I had a couple of pieces in my freezer, leftovers from our chocolate treats from the UK. I'd kept them for myself but after I ate them, I didn't feel "the happy hormone". I just thought "Maybe chocolate's a bit overrated"!!! I probably won't win any popularity contests with that thought, but that is how I felt. It was just too sweet as well.
I've blogged about chocolate before. I've had a different sort of relationship with it ... up until now! No, I'm not just on a "diet". It's a whole shift in emotion and yes, it has shifted some weight too. I have gotten to know myself better and I could really relate to Kat's Worthiness Wednesday post: Feed Your Soul Hunger. I'm really trying to do just that but I won't bore you with my thoughts on it all.* And I'm not going to be a killjoy either (or a party pooper as my Stateside friends might say), so I made my own chocolate! But I'm not craving it, which is a slightly scary thought.
I used 5 tablespoons of good coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of cocoa, a couple of almonds, chopped, and 1 sachet of Steviana. I put the paste into an ice cube tray and froze it. Let me know if you try it! I've added orange zest before too!
* If, for any reason, you are interested in knowing more about my lifestyle changes, I'd be happy to fill you in. Just drop me an email at: email@example.com or leave me a comment here with your email address (I won't publish any email addresses).