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A Note About Cacao

February 2, 2012

I know you’re all excited to get home and make your own cacao-coconut smoothie, but before you do, a note on cacao: it is powerful stuff. As I wrote the previous post, I drank the small smoothie featured in the photo. Within minutes of finishing it, I was hit with a serious caffeine zing. It took the 40 block walk to and from my acupuncture session to finally cool my jets and come back to earth. In conclusion, especially if you are sensitive to stimulants like sugar (natural and refined), caffeine and alcohol, proceed consuming cacao nibs with caution. I’ll use half the amount in my next smoothie. Please see revised recipe below:

Cacao Coconut Smoothie Recipe:

1 cup unsweetened, organic coconut milk

2 tablespoons cup raw cacao nibs

2 tablespoons ground hemp seeds

1/3 cup (approximately 1 small) frozen banana

Sprinkle of cinnamon

Add cacao nibs to Vitamix and blend on high speed, to a fine powder. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until silky smooth. No sugar, no sugar substitutes, good fat, protein, minerals…does a body good. Enjoy.

  • For a refreshing alternative, add  fresh mint leaves or zest of an orange, if you like that combination.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 3, 2012 2:16 am

    Or hopped up on the hemp! Love all of your posts!

    • HFR permalink*
      February 3, 2012 3:15 am

      You may be on to something!

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