Chocolaty Super Food: Cacao
Cacao is derived of the beans from a tropical evergreen tree. These powerful beans are full of fiber and loads of antioxidants. They rival super foods like blueberries, black and green teas. In fact, they have up to four times the quantity of antioxidants found in green tea. Cacao is also rich in good fat and minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron and potassium. When you eat this super food, you get all the good energy you would get from drinking a Gatorade without the refined sugar. It’s even been shown that the natural inhibitors found in these tasty morsels can suppress an overactive appetite. The best part is that cacao has a deep, dark chocolate flavor!
You can add cacao powder to your smoothie or try this delicious brownie recipe:
Raw Cacao Brownie
1 cup pecans
1 cup dates, pitted
5 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp sea salt
Place the pecans in a food processor and blend until finely ground.
Add the cacao powder and sea salt and pulse to combine.
Add the dates one at a time through the feed of the food processor while it is running, followed by the maple. Process until the mixture sticks together when pressed between your fingers and the dates are well processed. The mix should still appear to be ‘cake-like’ crumbs.
Press the mixture into a lined brownie or cake pan and press down firmly with your hands. Refrigerate or freeze until ready to serve. Store in an airtight container up to a couple of weeks.
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Stacey is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor certified by the Academy of Healing Nutrition in New York City. She provides nutritional counseling in a variety of areas including women’s health, weight management, athletic training, and gastrointestinal disorders as well as other chronic health conditions. She specializes in women’s health conditions including PCOS, infertility, endometriosis, severe PMS, and other gynecological issues.
Stacey left her highly successful career in law and finance in NYC to focus on her passion: educating her clients on the benefits of living a healthy, balanced life through proper nutrition. Over the years, and through training at the Academy of Healing Nutrition, the C.H.E.K. Institute, and the Metabolic Typing Education Center, Inc., Stacey has gained extensive knowledge and developed a deep understanding of nutritional choices and how they can lead to longevity and happiness. As her client, you will be empowered to live the life you adore!
Stacey will guide you through her food and lifestyle protocol to naturally fuel and heal your body by addressing the underlying causes of your symptoms. She will help you to view food as your body’s fuel and medicine and show you how to incorporate specific medicinal foods for optimal metabolism, health and energy.
Since there is no one diet that works for everyone, Stacey will provide you with menu plans developed specifically for you based on your metabolic type and food exercises. Stacey will show you how to adapt your eating and lifestyle habits to align with your health goals. You will explore new healthy and flavorsome ways of eating and cooking that will allow you to enjoy life and feel fabulous!