Sep
29

Chilli Pepper Chocolate with Orange Essential Oil and Honey Yoghurt Dips for Mixed Fruit

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Here’s an inspiration recipe for fruit which gives a whole heap of wellbeing benefits if you add some interesting dips to it all.

We all know that dark chocolate with high cocoa percentage is a fantastic mood lifter. Chili-peppers contains impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds, vitamins and minerals that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. The chemical compound capsaicin also helps as a pain reliever.

I also added some drops of Orange Essential Oil, which has a long list of benefits but also tastes extremely delicious in the dark chocolate mix.

Here are some benefits:

Anti-depressant

Well-known for its uplifting properties, orange essential oil is soothing to the mind and helps to relieve stress. It is refreshing and relaxing and commonly used for the treatment of anxiety.

Anti-inflammatory

It provides relief from both internal and external inflammation caused by infections. It is helpful in treating swollen tissue by stimulating blood circulation, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, insomnia, and is great for many other uses.

Orange Essential Oil is rich in antioxidant D-Limonene and aids in maintaining normal cellular regeneration. It has also been extensively studied for its ability to combat tumour growth in over 50 clinical studies

A word of caution: Do keep in mind that this recipe only refers to the Young Living Essential Oils brand. These essential oils are food-grade and safe for use as a food-flavouring, dietary supplement, and for internal use – unlike other brands of essential oil which should never be ingested or used to flavour foods.

In this dish I provided two contrasting flavour dips which are very complimentary to each other. The mildly spicy bitter dark chocolate and orange dip is serenaded by the deliciously sweet and creamy mix of Greek yoghurt with forest honey. Oh, in case you were wondering, I sprinkled some freshly ground coffee over the honey-yoghurt.

OK, here’s the recipe:

For the Chocolate Dip:

Try to get the highest percentage cocoa chocolate you can find. I know that Lindt has a 99% cocoa bar out, howver, the best i could get at my local supermarket was 85%.

Chilli-Pepper, use as much as you like. I did not use that much of the peeper, thus my recipe remained very chocolatey with a delicious and intriguing hint of spiciness .

Orange Essential Oil. Again, this recipe is for the use of the Young Living brand, which is 100% therapeutically pure and 100% organic. I can only recommend this brand if you want to use it for food, so please be careful not to ingest oils from other brands or normal healthful store, even if they say organic, etc., on the label!

For the Yoghurt Honey Dip:

Creamy Greek Yoghurt

Honey – I used Forest Honey as I like the strong flavour. Blossom honey has a more delicate flavour.

Ground Coffee

Sprigs of fresh mint as a flavoursome garnish.

OK, here’s how you make the dips:

Break up the amount of chocolate you would like to use and chop up the chilli-pepper. I cut up the pepper so finely, you did not even see it in the final chocolate liquid, it just had that hint of excitement on the taste buds ….

Add several drops of orange essential oil

Gently heat up the chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stir until it’s liquid and ready to be poured into one of the small containers per person.

The honey and yoghurt mix is really simple … just stir in as much honey into the yoghurt as you would enjoy … that’s it.

Then, if you wish, place the two little ramekin containers filled with the chocolate sauce/dip and the honey yoghurt, respectively, on a place and arrange the fruit around it … what I aslo did, but not on the photograph, I scattered some almond slivers over the fruit.

Enjoy.

 

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