Our obsessive Valentine's-era efforts to rate some of the world's finest organic, dark chocolates barely hinted at cacao's sweetness and power. If you're truly cuckoo about getting a health kick from cocoa, then cut the sugar and go raw.
Gregory mentioned that Stacey was glowing brighter than a firefly since she'd added a bliss-inducing cacao concoction to her daily food regime, so I plotted to share her snack for the sake of fellow felinekind (the benefits seem to be extra potent for women thanks to magnesium and more). Voila: Stacey and Five Point Wellness released this secret recipe that will balance your body and help manifest more dreams than a fortune cookie. Scoop up some cacao in bulk and fill up a tall, dark, handsome jar with this heady mixture to keep on your countertop:
Chocolate Bliss Smoothie (Simple Version)
1 T raw Cacao powder
1-2 T maca root powder
1 T Almond Butter
2 cups coconut water
10 goji berries
1 T flax oil
1-2 tsp agave nectar (I do not use sweetner in my smoothies but if you must, this is the best choice!)
1-2 pinches Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
Unsweetened Protein powder (try vanilla whey powder, but read the ingredients, don’t let them fool you with all the fancy names for sugar!)
brazil nuts or almonds
Dash of cayenne or red chili
Add your own creation! Experiment! Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Drink!
The Pink Panther
1 bag of frozen strawberries
5 oz. cashews (a large handful)
2 T raw cacao powder
1T raw agave nectar
A pinch of sea salt
1 cup Filtered Water or rice milk
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If the smoothie is too thick, add water or rice milk until you reach the desired consistency. Drink!
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