Raw Chocolate Smoothie

Raw Chocolate Smoothie

This is a wonderfully creamy and delicious smoothie, full of antioxidants, nutrients and protein. Raw chocolate (cacao) is amazingly healthy. This smoothie is great for breakfast or before your morning workout. Yum – chocolate for breakfast! Enjoy! Yield: 2 servings   Ingredients: 1 apple, chopped ½ banana, broken into pieces 1 handful dark leafy greens 2 cups …read more

Making a Raw Cacao Chocolate Bar or Chocolates

Making a Raw Cacao Chocolate Bar or Chocolates

Before we get to the recipe itself, let’s talk about some details that are important if you want to have a high quality, as-healthy-as-possible chocolate bar or chocolates. The best ingredients to use for the very best and healthiest results: Raw organic cacao powder or paste with nothing added to it (NOT genetically modified cacao …read more

Raw Chocolate: Surprising Health Benefits

Raw Chocolate: Surprising Health Benefits

  Cacao beans, raw chocolate in its original form right from the tree, is known as a super healthy food or a Superfood. Cacao beans (also known as cacao nuts) have an impressive nutritional profile that stays intact when it is consumed as a raw food. Recent studies are showing a number of surprising benefits …read more

Chocolate: Guilt-free Indulgence!

Chocolate: Guilt-free Indulgence!

Ahhh, Chocolate! Who doesn’t love a wonderful piece of good quality chocolate now and then? Valentine’s Day simply wouldn’t be the same without chocolate and roses! But can chocolate really be guilt-free indulgence? Absolutely – if it is the right kind of chocolate! There are many types of chocolate in the supermarkets and health food …read more

Healthy Chocolate - Raw Cacao Balls

Healthy Chocolate – Raw Cacao Balls

This is a raw, dark chocolate treat that is very healthy! Raw chocolate or cacao (pronounced ca-cow) is a very nutritious food, and is often called a ‘superfood’.  It is high in antioxidants, which fight free radicals that damage our cells.  It also contains lots of minerals needed by our body, such as: magnesium, iron, …read more

Chocolate is a Health Food?!

Chocolate is a Health Food?!

Is it true? Is chocolate really a health food?  Yes! Chocolate really IS a health food!  It can be a breakfast food, and it can be helpful in reducing weight! But before I explain why it is so healthy and all the wonderful health benefits of eating chocolate – I have to clarify one, itty bitty …read more