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  • Jan 24, 2018

    Chocolate is a vice for MANY people. Unfortunately, normal grocery store candy bars and chocolate brands flush out a lot of the natural benefits of chocolate. They also add ton of ingredients and preservatives that are not good for you and have a lot of extra fat.

    Luckily, we have a solution to fix your sweet tooth!

    These cacao recipes will satisfy your chocolate craving while giving you all the nutritional benefits of superfoods.

    Chocolate Chia Pudding

    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Blend the coconut milk prior to combining it with the other ingredients. This way you will end up with a smooth consistency
    2. Combine blended coconut milk, water, and chia seeds in a jar and shake well
    3. Add cacao powder, stevia, and salt and shake well
    4. Refrigerate overnight to let chia seeds soften and absorb liquid
    5. Serve & enjoy!

    Chocolaty Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowl

    Ingredients 

    Instructions

    1. Blend the almond milk, ½ the banana, ice, peanut butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and maple syrup until smooth. 
    2. Transfer to a bowl and top with the cocoa nibs, granola, chopped peanuts, and remaining ½ banana.

    Recipe & photo via Buzzfeed

     

    Velvety Beet and Cacao Cake

    Ingredients
    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 2 cups white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup Healthworks Cacao Powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 1/2 cups pureed canned beets, juice drained off and 1/2 cup reserved
    • 1/2 cup reserved beet juice
    • 1/2 cup Healthworks Cacao Nibs
    Instructions
    1. Heat the oven to 350'F.
    2. Cream the butter and sugar and beat in the eggs until light, pale, and fluffy.
    3. Add the vanilla extract.
    4. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and add in alternating amounts with the milk.
    5. Add the beets and beet juice and mix for a couple minutes or until very smooth.
    6. Pour into two greased 9-inch cake pans and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    7. Layer with lightly sweetened whipped cream and cacao nibs.

     

     

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