Because it’s Easter, we want to let you in on a little secret: balancing blood sugar levels is one of the keys to balancing hormone levels.
Why? Because insulin is the hormone that balances our blood sugars, and if that hormone is spiking and dropping dramatically it can cause other imbalances with other hormones too. This is why we include a macronutrient profile questionnaire as part of your Eve test experience; so we can help you understand how to best balance your blood sugars.
Easter, being sugar prime time, is a tricky holiday for most of us to navigate when it comes to avoiding sugar. So, unless like us you’re obsessed with 100% cacao dark chocolate, we’ve got a wee Easter gift for you in the form of Happy Hormone Choc Caramel Easter Eggs. If that’s not a whole lot of great words in one sentence we don’t know what is.
If you're a hormone conscious chocolate and bliss balls lover, this recipe is the perfect combination of those things.
Your hormones will love the fat content from the coconut cream and the coconut oil. Coconut oil also contains lauric acid which can support skin healing, as well as being hugely beneficial for hormone production
The almonds and hazelnuts contain zinc, magnesium and vitamin E which are all powerful nutrients for supporting the ovaries and ovulation. The good quality dark chocolate (above 70% please people) and the dates contain magnesium too.
Happy Hormone Choc Caramel Easter Eggs
REFINED SUGAR-FREE | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE
- 1 cup dates
- 2 Tbsp full-fat coconut cream
- 1½ cups of hazelnuts
- ½ cup of almonds
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 - 3 drops of vanilla extract
- 200g dark chocolate (above 70%)
- Freeze dried raspberries
- Soak dates in hot water while you prepare the nuts.
- Blitz hazelnuts and almonds until ground and set aside.
- Once dates are soft, blitz them with coconut cream until thick and creamy.
- Combine caramel mix and nuts together in a mixing bowl, add coconut oil and vanilla extract.
- Roll mix tightly into 12 egg-shaped… um… eggs!
- Place in the fridge or freezer to cool and harden.
- In a heat safe bowl place 180g of chocolate.
- Place the glass bowl on top of a saucepan partially filled with water, over medium heat. The creates a makeshift double boiler. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and combined.
- Place egg on your skewer and dunk into the melted chocolate, once all surfaces are covered evenly, place the egg on a tray with baking paper to cool, carefully removing the skewer.
- Place in the fridge for the chocolate to harden.
- Melt extra 20 grams of chocolate and drizzle over the egg.
- Sprinkle with freeze-dried raspberries and enjoy!
Looking for more information? Head over to our FAQs page where you can find out about Eve, what the Eve Hormone Balance Test measures, when the best time to test your hormones is, and more.