Cacao Recipes

1. Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Mix together a banana, cacao powder, and your milk of choice (I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk) for a delicious smoothie that tastes so rich it’ll feel indulgent. Add in stevia or your sweetener of choice to taste.

*Add in peanut butter for a thicker consistency, healthy fats, and even more deliciousness

*Freeze your banana before blending for a thicker, ice cream-like consistency

2. Chocolate Oatmeal

Mix cacao powder into your oats or the use the nibs as a topping to satisfy your sweet tooth while providing a delicious, filling, and nutrient-packed breakfast!

3. Healthy Hot Chocolate

I like to heat up almond milk and stir in cacao powder for a low-calorie, hot beverage that delivers all the sweet satisfaction of traditional hot chocolate with none of the guilt.

4. Chocolate Popcorn

Simply open a bag of pre-popped kernels or pop your own. Then, sprinkle cacao powder over top for a salty-sweet snack. Or, you can mix in nibs for a sort of make-shift trail mix.

*Spray the popcorn with butter spray or spray oil before sprinkling in order to ensure the powder sticks

*If the cacao is too bitter for your liking add a dusting of sweetener over top (I also like to add cinnamon)

5. Chocolate Almonds

Just as with the popcorn, dust your nuts (they don’t have to be almonds) with the powder for a satisfying snack

About the Author:

I'm currently a student at Indiana University pursuing a degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, a minor in Nutrition, and a minor in History. Reading, writing, health, and nutrition are all great passions of mine, and I hope to combine them with writing to help people in any way I can.

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