The inspiration for these Chocolate Goji Rice Puff Squares definitely comes from a childhood classic - Rice Crispy Treats. The birth of this recipe also came at a time when I discovered cacao paste. Of course, I’ve been on the cacao train for years now, but usually stuck to cacao powder in most of my baking and cooking. However, now that I’ve discovered cacao paste there’s no turning back.
You are probably already familiar with Bulletproof Coffee, as it continues to pop up on menus at funky cafes and health food stores around town. Essentially, bulletproof is a “pepped up” coffee with the addition of brain octane oil (or XCT/MCT oil) and unsalted grass-fed butter (or ghee) in your morning cup of joe.
Don’t get me wrong, in the warmer months there’s nothing I like more than sucking down a green smoothie for breakfast. During summer, I find that I don’t wake up with a huge appetite, but I really do enjoy the taste and convenience of throwing a bunch of fresh fruit and veg in a blender before I walk out the door.
These days there are a lot of ingredients out there that fall under the category of ‘superfood’, which makes it easy to question whether these foods are actually as super as their label makes them out to be. I totally get it! I get a lot of people asking me what my favourite superfood ingredient to include in my recipes is, and my answer is always the same: Maca.