Raw cacao is known as “The Food of the Gods and Goddesses”.
High in Magnesium, Iron, Chromium, Tryptophan and Antioxidants.
Magnesium is the most deficient major mineral in the Standard UK Diet(SUKD), over 80% of us are chronically deficient in Magnesium. This makes Cacao a genuine superfood and explains why we women crave chocolate so much in and around our periods.
Nature works in wonderful ways, hey?
Magnesium is associated with balanced brain chemistry, strong bones, relief from cramps and a healthy heart – often known as the happiness mineral.
In moderation cacao can be a medicine however, use too much and it becomes a poison.
The theobromine in cacao stimulates the heart, therefore it’s common to experience adrenal fatigue after consuming high quantities. For the Maya, cacao was a sacred gift, they took it as a ceremonial elixir and mood enhancer. So, use it with respect.
35 gm cacao butter
15-25 gm coconut butter
40gm cacao powder
1tsp vanilla essence
almond/hazelnuts/brazil nut (roughly grounded )
2tbs xylitol/sweet freedom/yacon syrup
1/2 cup toasted almond flakes (opdtional)
Melt the cacao butter and coconut oil.
Once the fats have melted, stir them together, then add the maca and lucuma, sweetener, chopped nuts and vanilla, mix in.
If you’re using flavourings add them at this point (like peppermint/lavender oil).
Pour the chocolate into the mould and place in the fridge or freezer to harden,
30-60 minutes in the fridge, 15 minutes in the freezer . Voila’ x