My body adores cacao, and the feel-good effect that it provides. I love cacao in the form of a good quality dark chocolate, or a rich, creamy and healthy drink. For those of you who enjoy eating sweets, but consciously decide to avoid them for various reasons, here is my go-to recipe that will satisfy your desire to indulge, but also provide so much more benefits and encourage your efforts to live healthier.
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If you want to relax your nervous system - make yourself this cuppa. Good quality cacao is loaded with magnesium which supports your brain, heart, and muscles. If you experience some nasty PMS symptoms - don’t look further either.
I’m not a fan of the anti-aging concept as it goes against nature’s cycles and carries a negative tone within. For me, graceful aging is more engaging, much more positive and it calls for putting some conscious effort. Protect your DNA from free radical damage by consuming cacao, as it's very rich in antioxidants (more than blueberries, red wine, acai, pomegranate, and goji combined).
It helps with controlling the weight, anemia, improves immune health and regulates blood sugar. If you are still feeding your kids with chocolate milk, please consider swapping the low-quality commercial version with this home-made bliss that will undoubtedly become a source of goodness for your little ones.
1 cup oat milk (of all plant milks, oat milk provides the best bio-availability of protein)
1 tsp coconut oil
2 tsp raw, organic cacao powder
1/2 tsp maca (optional)
pinch of sea salt (Icelandic is the best)
optional sweetener - maple syrup or coconut sugar
Warm up the milk, but do not exaggerate as it can become thick. Pour it in the blender together with other ingredients. Wizz for 30 seconds. Pour into your favorite cup and enjoy. Optionally add some sweetener to adjust the taste.
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