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Cocoa: A Serious Superfood

Cocoa: A Serious Superfood

Scanning the covers of magazines and books, it appears that one of the most powerful keywords to prompt purchase of these publications is "superfoods." A quick search on Amazon alone brings up more than 450 book titles that include the term.

Superfood is not a term recognized (or defined) by the USDA, and in nutrition and medical circles is quite controversial. The term is typically used to describe a food that has a higher than average concentration of a nutrient (or multiple nutrients) that has a proven health benefit.

So what does this have to do with chocolate?

A systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled trials, first published in the fall of 2011, then followed by another study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in January of this year, "examined the effect of flavonoid-rich cocoa and all major cardiovascular risk factors." The findings of the review of 24 papers with 1106 participants, as reported in The Journal of Nutrition, and told to SupermarketGuru by one of the researchers, Eric Ding, Ph.D., showed that the cocoa consumption improved blood pressure, insulin resistance, lipid profiles, and flow-medicated vascular dilation. Top line? All seemingly good news for our cardiovascular system. And as a result, there has been a flurry of new articles touting chocolate as the latest superfood.

Reports point to the more than 300 chemicals in chocolate, and it seems as if scientists are always discovering new information about how they work in the human body. Some research has pointed to the antioxidant effects of dark chocolate as well as its mood-elevating properties. In fact, 100 grams of cocoa contains a whopping 13,120 oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), the measure of antioxidant capacity! Antioxidants have the potential to improve overall health, delay the onset of many age-related diseases, reduce the risk of some cancers, improve cardiovascular function, and more.

A study from researchers based at Reading University's School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences in the UK (published in Scientific American) found that consuming cocoa flavanols may improve aspects of eye and brain function. The study looked at acute intake of cocoa flavanols and then tested the subject's vision and cognitive performance and found that both were improved.

While all chocolate contains flavonoids, it is important to choose dark chocolate with a cacao content upward of 70 percent. The higher the cocoa percentage, the more flavanols and antioxidants it contains. Ding did add the fine print: To get the cardiovascular benefits from the cocoa flavanols you would have to eat 33 milk chocolate bars a day! The good news? Switching to dark chocolate means only eating eight to nine bars daily. Do keep in mind that the sugar will offset these amazing benefits — so think about adding minimally processed cocoa powder to smoothies, plain yogurt, and hey, why not make chicken mole?


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.


20 Cacao Powder Superfood Recipes You Will Love

Cacao powder is the superfood that should be in every kitchen. Packed with minerals, good fats and powerful antioxidant compounds, cacao is as super as a superfood can be.

Cacao health benefits

Regular cocoa is already associated with dramatically lower death rates: one study found that men who eat the most chocolate had half the risk of dying compared to those who ate the least! There was an even greater 60% lower risk of death by heart attack or stroke.

However, cocoa usually goes through a chemical process called &ldquoDutching&rdquo that strips out most of the good stuff. Cacao comes to you raw and uncut.

Theobroma cacao is the raw, supercharged form of cocoa with even higher levels of minerals and active compounds. Here are 20 delicious ways to get more theobroma cacao into your diet.

1. Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos

The easiest and healthiest vegan Oreos, with a three-ingredient crunchy chocolate cookie sandwich and lots of filling options. Super simple and tasty that are sure to be popular.

Vegan Gluten-Free Oreos & Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

2. Superfood Boost Mint Hot Cacao

Get a superfood boost with this Mint Hot Cacao! Made with the nutrient-rich cacao powder, a few drops of refreshing peppermint oil, almond milk and coconut palm sugar. Peppermint has been found to boost athletic performance within minutes.

3. Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting

Rich is the word here. Especially the frosting, with its star ingredient, avocado! Yes, avocado! It gives the frosting the perfect smooth and creamy texture. It also helps it hold its shape while providing a good dose of healthy saturated fat.

Chocolate & Beetroot Layer Cake with Cacao Fudge Frosting & Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

4. Homemade Spicy Hot Cocoa with Cacao Powder

Learn how to make a decadent-yet-healthy hot cocoa recipe on your stove-top in minutes using cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder), cinnamon powder, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and your favorite sweetener + milk (dairy or dairy-free). Once you go homemade, you&rsquoll never want to use the store-bought mixes again.

5. Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca

Sex and food are deliciously intertwined. There&rsquos no denying it. Maca powder is a natural aphrodisiac but the research is less clear on cacao (but don&rsquot underestimate the power of the placebo effect!)

This is an incredibly simple recipe, and you can adapt it in all sorts of ways if you wish.

Aphrodisiac Smoothie with Cacao and Maca & Cacao Powder Energy Balls

6. Cacao Powder Energy Balls

These protein-packed cacao & date energy bombs will help keep your body sustained and your mind focused, without the sugar crash from other sweet snacks. This kick-ass recipe gets its sweetness solely from dates.

7. Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

These raw chocolate truffles that only require two ingredients!

This recipe is so easy that there&rsquos absolutely no excuse not to try it out. This is a great one for the newbie raw foodies to try. This recipe&rsquos simplicity will really make you think about how complicated foods have gotten.

Two-Ingredient Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles & Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

8. Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate

Eating healthy doesn&rsquot mean you can&rsquot enjoy a treat from time to time, especially when that treat is pretty healthy. With no refined sugar, soy, or dairy, this Easy Homemade Paleo Dark Chocolate recipe is delicious and a perfect way to enjoy a &ldquohealthy&rdquo dessert without feeling deprived.

9. Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

If Reese&rsquos Cups were made with almond butter and dark chocolate, and you blended them with almond milk, banana, and dates, this is what it would taste like. Need we say more?

10. Cacao & Maca Super Cookies

These cookies are free of all the usual cookie ingredients. There are no eggs or dairy, no sugar or chocolate either. No, these superpowered cacao & maca oat cookies are charged with natural goodness only.

Cacao & Maca Super Cookies & Cacao Date Smoothie

11. Cacao Date Smoothie

A revitalizing Cacao Date Smoothie sweetened naturally with nourishing potassium, magnesium, and fiber-rich dates to help you get your glow back.

12. Paleo Cacao-Coconut Pudding

Made with pure ingredients like raw honey, cacao powder and coconut milk &ndash with a creamy, ripe avocado as the base &ndash this recipe makes just enough for you and your paleo-loving pals. Top with chopped nuts or fresh fruit for a perfect clean-eating splurge.

13. Super Mushroom Cacao Elixir

Mushrooms are not only packed with vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, magnesium and vitamin D (provitamin D2), they contain a unique number of immune supporting compounds. These include polysaccharides (including beta glucans), glycoproteins, ergosterols and triterpenoids.

It is the combination of these compounds working in a synergy that makes mushrooms so medicinally beneficial. Combined with cacao, maca and the other incredibly nutritious ingredients and you have synergy upon synergy. An amazing elixir.

14. Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella

This keto Nutella is the perfect high-fat treat for your ketogenic diet. It&rsquos dairy-free, sugar-free and won&rsquot spike your blood sugar.

Low-Carb Chocolate Hazelnut Spread aka Keto Nutella & Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

15. Healthy Chocolate Energy Bites

These energy balls are made with whole food ingredients and are so rich and chocolatey. Use cacao powder to ensure that these little energy bites are as good for you as possible. Make a batch and keep them in your refrigerator so you can eat one whenever you need a little pick me up.

16. Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie

This thick and creamy Cacao Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie is made with nutrient-dense cacao nibs and cacao powder. Perfect for breakfast or any time of the day!

17. Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao

Blended with creamy cashew milk, a spicy cayenne kick, and the nutritious addition of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer. Mayan Mocha Coffee that has been called &ldquothe most delicious drink in their life&rdquo by those who&rsquove tried it.

Mayan Mocha Superfood Coffee Recipe with Raw Cacao & Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

18. Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies

If you are looking to make a delicious treat with no refined sugars, then these Amazing Sweet Potato Healthy Brownies will make your day. A healthy baking experience you will love, using delicious sweet potatoes.

19. Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic

This version of hot cocoa has skin-beautifying power and tasty tonic superfoods like tocopherols, collagen and pine pollen. Make this little cuppa part of your winter beauty regimen!

Superfood Hot Cacao Tonic & Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

20. Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie

One for Spring and Summer here. This Blueberry Cacao Flaxseed Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for a hot summer day. It makes for a quick and delicious breakfast or snack to beat the heat.

This particular blueberry smoothie has been my go-to for years. Its combination of blueberries and subtle hint of chocolate is a helping from heaven. The color itself is enough to stop you in your tracks.

We&rsquove recently added a post on keto chocolate recipes. Check out this collection of keto brownie and low-carb blondie recipes and our how to use maca powder post. Turmeric is another versatile ingredient that works in many recipes.