Cacao Treats with Superfoods

Enjoy all things warm, sensual and delicious with Superfooods’ raw cacao this winter!

There’s nothing better to keep the winter chill at bay than a warm fire, that special someone and a cup of hot chocolate. It’s time to turn up the temperature and get passionate about raw cacao. Our friends at Superfoods have shared their favourite cacao recipes with us this month.

Why raw cacao is the perfect love food:

  • It supports the heart with its magnesium-rich mineral profile
  • It contains the ‘lose track of time’ chemical (PEA)
  • It contains the ‘love chemical’ (Anandamide)
  • It is a great natural anti-depressant & good mood food!
  • It is a good source of well-studied neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine & PEA
  • It supports glowing youthfulness as it is one of the highest anti-oxidant foods on the planet!
  • It enhances love, health & happiness
  • It’s sensational and healthy

Cacao is available in five main forms that we can access and use in delicious raw food preparation.

  • Cacao beans are the original whole-food form of chocolate.
  • Cacao nibs are crushed cacao beans with the skins removed.
  • Cacao paste is made by slowly grinding cacao nibs at low temperatures, resulting in warm, smooth, liquid cacao, which is then set.
  • Cacao butter is the fat of cold-pressed cacao nibs, and is solid at room temperature.
  • Cacao powder is the remaining cake after the butter has been pressed out. The cake is fine-milled.

 

MACA HOT CHOCOLATE

1 1/2 C hot water

2 T cacao powder

1 T maca

1 t hemp seeds

1 t lucuma

1 t mesquite

2 T honey

1 T coconut oil

Blend all the ingredients together and serve.

 

SUPER CHOCOLATES

It is easy and fun to make your own raw chocolates. This base chocolate recipe is intended as a platform for your own chocolate creativity. You can play with so many flavour variations; the options are endless.

200 g cacao paste, melted

100 g cacao butter, melted

1⁄4 C coconut oil, melted

1⁄4 C honey

Add flavouring and superfoods of your choice and pour into chocolate moulds or ice trays and allow to set in the fridge.

Here are some of our favourite flavour combinations:

Maca and vanilla

Add 1 T maca

and 1 t vanilla extract.

Lucuma and orange

Add 1 T lucuma powder

and 1 drop of orange essential oil.

Mesquite and ginger

1 T mesquite powder

1 drop ginger essential oil

Get your hands on a copy of the new Magic of Superfoods recipe book here.

On July 6th, 2017, posted in: How to, News by , ,

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