Raw chocolate orange tarts

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I never used to like the whole chocolate orange flavour combination and I can’t for the life of me work out why this was. I mean, I like chocolate and I like oranges.. but there was just something about the two of them together than didn’t quite work for me. Thankfully, I have now come to my senses and realised how amazing these two flavours are together, especially in these delicious raw tarts! They are pretty much everything I would want a dessert to be.. they’re chocolatey, have a biscuit like base, are sweet but not too sweet and most importantly, are made from healthy, natural ingredients! Obviously I’m going to be a little biased here, but I really do think these are one of the best desserts that I’ve made.. they’re honestly one of my favourite treats! 

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I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, cacao is probably my favourite superfood and just tastes down right amazing! It’s the raw, unprocessed form of cocoa and simply has the most deliciously rich flavour, which I think tastes ten times better than your average chocolate bar. Not only this, but the health benefits are also pretty impressive, as cacao is a good source of magnesium and antioxidants. Chocolate desserts taste amazing on their own, but the addition of orange just adds an extra depth of flavour and makes everything even more delicious (who knew it was possible?!) This silky, rich cream sits inside a crisp pastry like casing, which provides a nice little bit of crunch as well as a subtle hint of nutty flavour. 

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Oh AND.. like a lot of my dessert creations, these are also plant based, gluten and refined sugar free, so if you’re intolerant to any of those things or eat a plant based diet, then you can also enjoy these little beauties! I still find it pretty amazing how you can create something that tastes so indulgent and sweet, without using lots of refined sugars and even more so that the ingredients are actually healthy?! 

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Pesto Hummus
Ingredients
  1. 2/3 can chickpeas
  2. 1/2 large avocado
  3. 1 tbsp olive oil
  4. A large handful of fresh basil
  5. 1 tbsp light tahini
  6. 1/2 clove of crushed garlic
  7. Seas salt and pepper to taste
  8. 2 tbsp water
  9. 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  10. 1 capsule of Bee Energised from Unbeelievable Health
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Instructions
  1. Add all of the above ingredients into your food processor. (I used my Magimix for this) and blend until really smooth and creamy.
  2. Serve with some seeded crackers and an extra drizzle of olive oil and dig in!
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