What do microgreens, cocoa, and honey have in common? They're all naturally rich sources of antioxidants! In this recipe, we combine them to create a chocolate bar that's not only delicious but also nourishing for your body.
The Power of Antioxidants
Before we dive into the recipe, let's explore why antioxidants are essential for our health. Antioxidants help protect our body's cells from damage caused by free radicals - harmful molecules produced by environmental factors like pollution, stress, and unhealthy foods. This protection may reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease1, cancer2, and Alzheimer's.3
Recipe for Microgreens Chocolate Bar
Now, let's get to the exciting part - the recipe! Here's what you'll need:
- 2 cups of white chocolate chips
- 2 scoops of Daily Elements microgreens powder (made of kale, broccoli, peas, and red cabbage)
- 1/4 cup cacao or cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup, honey, or agave
Start by melting 2 cups of white chocolate chips, then add two scoops of Daily Elements and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, mix the cacao or cocoa powder, coconut oil, and sweetener until thick. Pour this mixture into a flat container.
Next, pour the green chocolate and Daily Elements mixture onto the dark chocolate layer and swirl it around to create a unique pattern. Finally, add a second layer of chocolate stripes, then use a skewer to create a swirly motion through the stripes. Put the mixture in the fridge and chill until it becomes solid. Once ready, break the chocolate bar into uneven pieces and enjoy!
About Daily Elements
For those new here, Daily Elements is a one-of-a-kind greens powder made entirely of microgreens: kale, broccoli, peas, and red cabbage microgreens grown in a vertical farm in Chicago. Microgreens are a superfood packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a concentrated source of health benefits. Incorporating them into your daily diet may help reduce inflammation, support digestive health, strengthen the immune system, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease.4
We created Daily Elements to make microgreens more accessible, so if you're looking for an easy way to bring microgreens into your daily diet, you’ve come to the right place.
For more ideas of how to incorporate Daily Elements into recipes, check out this blog post.