How To Add Raw Cacao To Your Diet
You must be thinking, “these fools spelled cocoa wrong!” Sorry, not sorry.
While cacao and cocoa are often considered two different things, they are the same.
Cacao is the tree from which cocoa is produced. Once harvested, cocoa can be made into numerous products like cocoa butter and chocolate!
Again, it’s pretty much the same thing, but for the sticklers who want to obsess over nomenclature, go by the definitions above if you must separate them by spelling.
Raw cacao is jam-packed with many antioxidants, minerals, and fiber. It is also a great source of iron and magnesium, which makes it one of the top-selling superfoods on the market today.
For those with an affinity for sweetened chocolate, the unsweetened taste of raw cacao can seem bitter and prove challenging to incorporate into your diet. But that should be no reason for only getting your chocolate fix through low-quality, sugar-packed cheap chocolate products.
There are many better, healthier ways to get cocoa into your body.
To add this powerful superfood into your diet, grab a handful of our raw cacao nibs and eat plain or sprinkle over log them urt or a smoothie.
A Few Ways To Add Raw Cacao (Raw Cocoa) To Your Diet:
For health nuts on the go, smoothies are a quick and easy way to get the most nutrients. We recommend adding half a banana, a few tablespoons of almond butter, and a handful of raw cacao nibs to your green smoothie. This gives you an abundance of antioxidants and a nice dose of healthy fat without adding sugar.
2. Recreate Your Favorite Dessert
You can quickly sprinkle raw cacao nibs over your favorite coconut ice cream. However, you should get more creative with raw cacao. You may substitute raw cacao nibs into your gluten-free chocolate chip cookie mix or even blend raw cacao with avocado, almond milk, and agave to create a decadent raw cacao mousse.
3. Make A “Cocoa Trail Mix”
The varieties of homemade trail mixes are endless. Grab some raw nuts, cocoa butter wafers, cocoa nibs, and dried berries, and you have a healthy and nutritious snack for the on-the-go.
Whether you are a mom on the go, a superstar athlete, or a chef, adding more raw cacao into your diet is as easy as reaching your hand in a bag of raw cacao nibs, cocoa butter wafers, or Wild Chocolate powder. (You can also drink it with your brain-loving Cocotropic!)
We want to hear from you! How do you use raw cacao? Comment below with your favorite raw cacao recipes!
Founder/CEO, Wild Foods