Our Top Cacao Fixes
Real cacao is chocolate in its purest, untempered form. It has massive health benefits and before I give you our top go to cacao fixes I'll give you a quick run down.
Cacao is a fruit and raw cacao is the number one food- based antioxidant. Packed with nutrients and minerals like magnesium you simply cant go wrong. It helps with restoring energy, cramps and gives us that feel good feeling due to that magical essential amino acid called Tryptophan.
Something that tastes this good and is screaming with this many nutrients, snacking or baking with this super food leaves you guilt free.
Our top quick cacao fixes:
1. Cacao smoothie- No matter how much of a rush I am in. There is always time for a quick shake. Simply place 1 banana, 1 pitted date, 1 cup of The Pure Press Almond Milk, 1 Tablespoon of cacao, 1 tsp of chia seeds feel free to add a scoop of protein powder into a blender and pulse. (I use Raw vanilla by Amazonia)
2. Raw Chocolate Bark- 1/2 a cup of honey, coconut nectar or date paste, 3/4 cup cacao powder and 1/3 cup of coconut oil or cacao butter melted. Simply mix all ingredients together and feel free to spice it up with sea salt, vanilla, mesquite powder or any other favorites on this level. Spread the chocolate out over some wax paper on a tray and place in the fridge or freezer for an hour. Break it off and snack whenever you get those sweet cravings.
3. Strawberries dipped in cocao and coconut- Strawberries are one of our favorite fruits. Great for the skin and perfect as a sweet treat. Add a cup of shredded coconut, 1 tablespoon of maple or honey, 2 tablespoons of cacao and a pinch of Himalayan sea salt into a blender until smooth. Dip strawberries into the mixture and pop into the fridge for an hour or so. If you can wait that long!
4. Naked Paleo Cacao and almond bar- Last but not least. This bar is the office go to. Unlike so many other bars, what you see is what you get. Australian with absolutely nothing bad to hide. All natural, tastes amazing and leaves you guilt free. You can find this yummy treat here;