Whenever people hear the phrase “cacao” the first thing that comes to mind is chocolate, and for good reason. Cacao is a fundamental part of the chocolate making process and is the base of the popular candies we try to (usually not successfully) avoid around the holidays. However, cacao on its own is a much different product, and substantially healthier than your average milk chocolate bar. Just look at the ingredients of your traditional chocolate bar as compared to cacao-based nuggets. Cacao on the other hand is a superfood, especially Natierra®’s Organic Cacao Nibs and Powder!
Cacao powder is a great place to start when trying to incorporate cacao into your diet. The most popular way to use it right now is as a flavorful ingredient in your morning smoothie. Not only does it give a bit of a chocolate flavor to the drink, but it adds a good dose of fiber and extra protein to make sure your body runs efficiently for the rest of the day. Another way to incorporate the powder is using it as a hot chocolate substitute. While it won’t be as sweet as your store bought hot coco, it’ll make up for it by giving you nutritional benefits that you won’t find in a sugary cup of everyone’s favorite holiday beverage.
Natierra® also produces a high-quality Organic Cacao Nibs that works great as a crunchy topping for yogurt or ice cream, in baked goods or to add depth to savory recipes.
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