For the love of cocoa February 25, 2015 12:43
Love is in the air... Valentines day is right around the corner. Besides the love of my honey, the next thing I think of, is chocolate!
Cacao (chocolate) is one of the most delicious and healthy super foods that exist. It is beneficial with PMS symptoms, good for metabolizing glucose, keeping the heart healthy, easing depression.
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz.
In it’s most natural form cacao is a seed. Everything chocolate comes from a seed and is called cocoa beans. Chocolate does not have sugar or dairy not unless you add it. If you want a delicious, high energy weight loss food; chocolate is your bean!
What is in chocolate and what it does
Magnesium – #1 source of
heart, brain, muscle cramping, elimination, alkaline, bone strength
Chromium - balances blood sugar
Copper - blood, immunity
Manganese - blood
Vitamin C & Zinc - immunity, liver, pancreas, skin
Seratonin - stress defense (feel good)
Crazy chocolate fact: dogs are already equip with more than enough seratonin aka "the love hormone". The reason chocolate is lethal to them is because chocolate increases seratonin levels. They literally die from too much love hormone.
Chocolate Protein Pudding
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 little chunk of cocoa butter
1 tsp coconut oil
3 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 handful frozen strawberries
1 handful goji berries
a very small pinch of raw vanilla
a very small pinch of sea salt
Add honey to taste if you need some sweetness.
In mixer soak chia seeds with coconut milk for 30 minutes then add in the rest and blend
Sprinkle with cocoa nibs or bee pollen…
While you're at Genes picking up the ingredients for this healthy chocolate pudding to try out on your valentine grab a bowl of soup dang it!