Using nature’s chocolate in its purest, most raw form, cacao, these recipes will make you think twice about eating chocolate bars and other packaged treats you buy at the supermarket. Why? Cacao is a superfood, packed with antioxidants and many essential minerals, including magnesium, iron, manganese, chromium, zinc, copper and phosphorus.
Cacao also contains flavonols, health-promoting chemicals which are known to have beneficial cardiovascular effects on health – they can keep arteries elastic and lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of a blood clots, heart attack or stroke. I say, eat to your heart’s content! Plus, all these recipes take five minutes to make and are guaranteed to boost your mood, which is why I call cacao one of my happy foods!
1. Cacao Protein Pancakes (GF, WF, DF)
Main ingredients: cacao, eggs and bananas.
2. Raw Chocolate Velvet Smoothie (GF, WF, V, DF)
Main ingredients: cacao, almond milk, dates.
3. 5-Minute Choc-Avo Mousse (GF, WF, V, DF)
Main ingredients: cacao, avocados, bananas.