Wednesday, October 27, 2010


 Raw Cacao Powder is another SUPER FOOD

Cacao tops the list in its concentration of the following three minerals (minerals that are deficient in almost everyone): magnesium, chromium, iron

Cacao is the #1 antioxidant content food in the world. That's right. It contains more antioxidants than green tea, acai, red wine, and goji berries COMBINED.

Raw cacao is extraordinarily high in vitamin C. It contains more vitamin C than any other common nut or seed.

Cacao contains phenethylamines and anandamide which stimulate focus, concentration, love, and pleasure.

Cacao is an excellent source of tryptophan and serotonin.

Cacao is a phenomenal source of soluble fiber.

Organic Coconut Oil has so many benefits
We use it in alot of ways.  I put it in the girls hair and skin, we use it for salads, any recipe that calls for oil.  
I use it alot in raw desert recipes.  If you mix the Raw Cacao and the Coconut OIl with some nuts and fruit you have the perfect high energy snack.

And one of the treats they love.  Almonds, Cashews and Organic Raisins

Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup cacao or carob powder (I used 3 part cacao/1 part carob)
2 tbs maple syrup (dark organic)
1 tsp organic vanilla extract

Blend until smooth in high speed blender or food processor.

Transfer to a bowl, then add by hand:
A few drops pure almond extract
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup almonds, chopped

Spread mixture on plate or pan lined with parchment paper and set in the fridge or freezer. You can score the chocolate with a cookie or pizza cutter after a few minutes or break into pieces once fully set.