Have some cacao but don't know what to do with it, here are some great recipes!
1) Hot Cacao:
Almond milk in saucepan and 1 T cacao, stir it in, add natural sweetener. Pour into mug and enjoy!
2) Delicious cacao pudding!
Avocado (2), cacao ( i think 1/4 cup or 5 tablespoons, forget), 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 1 tablespoon vanilla, dash of sea salt (can use honey if need sweetener)
2 medium avocados
5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
3 tablespoons honey OR 6 dates, pitted
2-3 tablespoons coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Thank you Lynn Keating
3) Skin smoothing cocoa mask
-1 tablespoon cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon honey
-1 tablespoon ground oatmeal
-2 tablespoons plain yogurt Gently massage onto moist, washed skin. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes before washing off.
Thank you Ilise Reilly
4) Cacao brittle
1/4 cup coconut oil, 1/3 cup cacao. Melt oil over medium heat. Add in cacao powder and mix. Add in whatever you like- crushed nuts, dried fruit, granola, protein powder. Put mixture on baking sheet and in freezer for 30 minutes and enjoy!
5) Vegan chocolate truffles/banana, silken tofu & Cacao pudding
Thank you MJ McConnell
6) Paleo Brownies
From the lovely Lisa Demopoulos-Mustac:
Paleo brownies: 1(16oz) jar creamy roasted almond better, 2 eggs, 1 1/4 cup agave, 1tbs. Vanilla extract, 1/2 cup cacao powder, 1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt, 1tsp. Baking soda, 1 cup dark chocolate chips. In a large bowl blend almond butter until smooth with hand blender. Blend in eggs, then agave and vanilla. Blend in cacao salt and baking soda, then fold in chocolate chips. Grease a 9 by 13 Pyrex baking dish. Pour batter into dish. Bake 325 for 35-40 minutes. These are really good!
7) Raw Chocolate Banana Tartlettes
I became inspired about cacao after seeing David Wolf, raw food guru, at Institute for Integrative Nutrition and was hooked!