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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

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Category: Treats

Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Hearts

Show yourself some love on Valentine’s Day by indulging in these heart-shaped dark chocolate candies. These treats are truly irresistible, with intense bittersweet flavor and a smooth, creamy texture that slowly melts in your mouth. There’s nothing questionable added, just health-giving ingredients like cacao butter, raw cacao powder, avocado oil, maple syrup, sea salt, and hazelnuts.

If you think making chocolate at home is too complicated, you’ll be surprised by how easy this recipe is. Simply melt cacao butter, then whisk in cacao powder, and PRIMAL KITCHEN Avocado Oil with a little sweetener, and you’ll be in chocolate heaven. What’s really fun about making chocolate at home is experimenting with all sorts of flavors. Nuts, nut butters, coconut flakes and coconut butter, spices, dried fruit…the flavor variations are endless.

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Goodies Against the Grain: Sadie’s Story (and 2 Amazing Recipes) + IG Giveaway

Today’s guest post is offered up by Sadie Radinsky, whom I had the pleasure of chatting with on a recent episode of her podcast, Jump For Joy. I think you’re going to love her story and be inspired by her success—in reclaiming her health and in following her passion. And the recipes she’s serving up? Grok never had it so good. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy, everyone! And be sure to check out the giveaway at the end.

Hi, Mark’s Daily Apple! I’m Sadie, a 16-year-old food blogger, Paleo dessert chef and writer. I am so excited to share my health journey with you today, as well as two scrumptious Valentine’s Day treat recipes.

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No-Bake Keto Coconut Cheesecake

This is the easy-to-make, no bake, sugar-free, ketogenic cheesecake recipe you’ve been waiting for. It does not disappoint. In fact, it’s so light and airy and outrageously creamy that it qualifies as delicious cheesecake, period….that just happens to be a high-fat, low-carb, no sugar indulgence.

Here’s how easy this recipe is to make: Cream cheese and crème fraiche are whipped into a cloud-like batter that’s thickened with gelatin and flavored with coconut. The filling is poured over a simple, no-fail macadamia nut and coconut crust. Chill, garnish with toasted coconut and fresh berries, and prepare to fall in love.

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Sweet Potato Custard

Sweet potato custard is a completely delicious dessert that just happens to also be completely Primal. Sweet potato, eggs, high-fat dairy (or coconut milk) and a drizzle of maple syrup are the main ingredients in this easy to make, easy to love dessert.

Sweet potato custard is rich and creamy, with a mild flavor reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Except this dessert is better than pumpkin pie—because custard doesn’t need a crust. Every spoonful brings hints of roasted sweet potato, maple, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It’s a dessert that’s nearly healthy enough to eat for breakfast (not that we’ve done that…).

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Vanilla Coconut Collagen Bites

Today’s delicious guest recipe is offered up by Registered Dietitian, Certified Personal Trainer, and Health and Wellness Blogger Rachael Devaux. You can find her awesome insights and amazing recipes at Rachael’s Good Eats.

Rachael’s taken Primal Kitchen® Vanilla Collagen Fuel and turned it into an easy and tempting bite-sized snack you can have ready and stored for whenever hunger calls. With the sweet tastes of vanilla and coconut and the crunch of a variety of nuts and seeds, I find it’s perfect with some morning coffee or as an after dinner treat.

And if you’re someone who’s always looking for fast and easy options in the kitchen, this is the ticket!

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Primal/Paleo Brownies

Serious chocolate lovers, this one’s for your. Dark chocolate + cacao powder deliver an intense dark chocolate flavor that puts these brownies over the top. Sweetened with dates and made with just a half cup of almond flour, these aren’t chewy, overly sweet brownies. Rather, they have pure bittersweet chocolate flavor and smooth truffle-like richness, thanks to butter and eggs.

Choosing chocolate that has at least 70% cacao (but ideally, closer to the 85% range) for this recipe means you’ll enjoy brownies that are rich with antioxidants. Combining the melted dark chocolate with cacao powder boosts the antioxidant level even higher. So, relish every bite of these divine morsels. Primal brownies are so chocolately and so rich, even the most fanatical chocolate lover will be satisfied by a small square.

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