If you’re a Mexican food lover like me, you’re going to LOVE LOVE this easy mole recipe.
Growing up, I thought I was Mexican.. seriously! I was raised by my brother and sister’s dad and they are a huge Mexican family. It wasn’t until I was about 7/8 that I realized. I looked at a family photo and thought… hmm, I’m blonde – very blonde- what’s up here? Anyways, moral of the story: I know good Mexican food when I see/eat it. Roasted corn, menudo, tamales, salsa and mole were a regular part of my Texan diet. While adding chocolate to Mexican food might seem weird, it’s not!
What you’ll need
seasonings: sea salt, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder
garlic & onion
The nerdy nutrition behind this easy mole recipe
Garlic: Detoxifier, parasite killer, vampire repellant.. what else? Garlic is filled with vitamin B6 which regulates nerve function and is needed for proper protein synthesis. It also contains vitamin C which is for much more than just the cold, it helps to make collagen which helps your joints!
Dark chocolate: Well, it’s just dang good. Plus, it’s filled with polyphenols that turn on the feel goods inside your brain. Truly dark chocolate should be more than 80% cacao and shouldn’t have any sugar or emulsifiers added to it. It contains copper, magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc which are all crucial for proper brain function. So… get that chocolate in your belllayyyy. (healthy chocolate that doesn’t have junk in it). Eating Evolved is my favorite and one of the few that uses coconut sugar as their form of sweetener (when they use a sweetener).
Almond butter: Almonds are an incredible source of monounsaturated fat (the ones that help to lowers LDL and raise HDL). Almond also contain antioxidants that fight the crap out of free-radical that float around in our bodies. Protein, protein, protein – these nuts are filled with plant-based protein.
Bone broth: I make my own bone broth at home & will post a recipe to it soon. Its a great way to use the bones that would otherwise get thrown away. Bone broth is FILLED with protein, glucosamine, collagen and gelatin. Basically, it’s a bone healing/joint healing superhero. + so flippin’ good.
Himalayan pink salt: Many of us are deficient in crucial trace minerals and Himalayan salt is one way to get those minerals back into our bodies. Over here we aren’t a cholesterol/fat/sugar-free blog so, let’s get that out of our minds. This salt has calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and many other minerals.
I’m so excited to share this delicious and easy mole recipe with you. I put a little Ashlee spin on it and it’s so dang good. Free from the common allergens like soy, corn and as always, gluten. If you’ve never tried mole, now is your time. Let’s go!
Easy mole recipe
3 large sweet potatoes
1 T avocado oil
1 1/2 medium onion
3 large garlic cloves
1 t. herbs de provence
1 t. cumin powder
1/2 t. cinnamon powder *
1 t. smoked paprika
2 T. chili powder **
5 T. bone broth gelatin (homemade)
3 cups filtered water
1/2 t. sea salt
2 T. almond butter
1/3 cup almond/coconut flour blend
1/2 Eating Evolved Midnight Chocolate bar ***
-preheat oven to 375, slice sweet potatoes into fries & bake for 25 minutes then broil for 3 (makes them crispy!)
* sauté minced garlic, finely chopped onions & spices in 3 T. avocado oil
** add into the sautéed onions/garlic/spices
*** add remaining ingredients into a pot and warm until everything is melted and mixed in well