Aug
05
2013

chocolate – nature’s bliss food

Are you a lover of all things chocolate? If so, good news. Today I’m here to share with you three great ways to add more chocolate into your life…without compromising your health or your waist-line. To do this, let’s start with chocolate in it’s purest, natural form – RAW CACAO. Raw cacao is super high in antioxidants, magnesium, chromium, iron, zinc and fiber. Best news is, research shows that the cacao bean is nature’s number one weight loss and high energy food.  Cacao also contains bliss chemicals, making us feel good and happy. Who doesn’t want more BLISS? Below are three of my favorite go-to chocolate cacao treats. Enjoy!

Lisa’s Taube’s “Cacao Truffle Balls”
Lisa is a raving chocolate lover, successful client and friend. She lives her
life from a place of health, yet always adding in a twist of fun and good cheer!

2 cups cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup agave or (coconut nectar)
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup coconut sugar

Blend all ingredients and refrigerate for 2 hours
Grind 1 cup almonds and add a pinch of sea salt
Take chocolate mixture out and roll into balls
Roll the cacao balls in the almond mixture
until the entire ball is coated in almonds

Then gather a bunch of your nearest and dearest
and enjoy with LOVE!

Cacao Gogi Power Snacks


My clients RAVE about these yummy treats. Easy, fun and delicious!
Made with dates, cacao and LOTS more energy-packed ingredients.
Great as a late morning or mid-day snack.
Available on-line or at your local health food store.

Chocolate Chia Banana Blend Smoothie

Makes 2-3 servings

Ingredients:
2 cups of Unswt.  Almond Milk (or other milk alternative)
1 small avocado or 1 banana (can also use 1/2 of each
or reduce banana for lower sugar)
1 heaping tablespoon of Green Powder  (I love Vitamineral Greens!)
1 tablespoon of Raw Honey or Coconut Sugar
1 tablespoon of Raw Cacao Powder
1 tablespoon of Maca Powder
1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds
1 scoop of Plant-based Protein Powder (optional)
1 cup of ice
Directions
Blend it all up and drink immediately!

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