This slice was originally created a few years ago and has done the rounds many times since. It’s one of our most featured recipes (alongside our pumpkin curry) and it is a real family favourite. Whilst it isn’t fructose free, it is free from refined sugars – so as a special treat (you know, a real sometimes delight). It is super easy and you can switch up the recipe to add in whatever you like! But most of all, I’m re-sharing this today because it utilises Maca, a brilliant super food that helps your thyroid. In the spirit of announcing my upcoming Melbourne event – Debunking your Thyroid (click here for info) we want to help make your thyroid happy. Maca is unique because it is an adaptan, meaning it adapts to what your own thyroid needs. If it is under-active, it helps to give it a gentle push along and if it is over active, it helps to calm it down.
If you are using Maca as a supplement, it’s important to establish just how much Maca you should be having. I say 1/2 – 1tsp. daily but I advise many women to take it just for the second half of the cycle. In any case, give it a go – it’s a winner!
5 minute super-fertility slice
2 cups of medjool dates
1 cup of loving earth buckinis
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1 tbsp. maca
For the topping
The darkest rawest chocolate you can find. I love the blackout variety.
In a food processor or thermomix, combine dates, maca and coconut. Once combined, add in buckinis and only blitz a few times to mix through. The base is best rough.
Press into a small baking dish or loaf tin lined with baking paper and allow to set in the fridge.
Melt the chocolate using a double boiler until runny.
Pour over the top of the slice and allow to set.
Slice up, boil the kettle and take 5!
+ you might like to switch-a-roo the base. You could use cacao, chia seeds, cacao butter, acai berries – whatever you desire really!