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Maca+Cacao Chocolates

Hormone-Boosting Maca+Cacao Chocolates

Author: Rhiannon Lytle | February 11, 2019

Healthy-eating doesn’t mean you need to skip out on the spice of life… A.K.A. chocolate. In fact, choosing the right types of chocolate can actually have a host of health benefits. So when we choose to use superfood ingredients (like in these Maca+Cacao Chocolates), we’re actually doing our body good!

hormone-boosting Maca+Cacao Chocolates

Before we get into the recipe, let’s look at some easy ways to give your chocolates a superfood boost:

Tip 1: Make your chocolates at home.

Purchasing fair-trade, organic chocolate on a weekly basis can get expensive. And most of the time, we can’t even get through a whole week with just one bar! When you make your own, you cut down on costs, plus you get to make it to suit your needs and dietary choices.

Tip 2: Choose cacao powder.

When looking to add in your chocolate base, try to choose cacao powder when possible. Or at least ensure you are using fair-trade cocoa powder. What’s the difference between cacao and cocoa? Cacao is the raw version, cocoa is roasted!

Tip 3: Go refined-sugar free.

If you like things a little sweeter, use raw honey, or pure maple syrup. Or if you’re following a low-sugar diet, try Stevia or Monk Fruit Sweetener.

Tip 4: Don’t forget the fat!

One of the best ways to take your chocolates from a treat, to a full-out afternoon snack, is by adding a healthy fat like coconut oil, a nut butter, or some MCT Oil Powder. This will help you stay satiated AND curb your sugar craving!

Tip 5: Go wild with superfoods!

When you make your own chocolates at home, you can add lots of superfoods. Our favourites are Maca, goji berries, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, chia seed… really we could go on forever!

 

Here’s how you can make your own hormone-boosting Maca+Cacao Chocolates at home:

Ingredients:

Please note: If you are sensitive to maca powder or have never used it previously, use 1 tbsp. of maca+cacao, plus 1 tbsp. of cacao or fair-trade cocoa powder.

Directions:

  1. Melt coconut oil or butter in a small dish on the stove (or in microwave)
  2. Stir in honey or maple syrup
  3. Mix in Maca+Cacao Powder
  4. Sprinkle in gelatin powder. Continuously sure to ensure there is no clumping.
  5. If you choose to use other superfoods, add them in after everything is combined.
  6. Pour into molds and place in freezer for at least 20 minutes.
  7. Remove, and enjoy! And if you don’t eat the whole batch right away, place them in an air-tight container and store in fridge or freezer.

 

If you want to know more about why you should include the hormone-boosting benefits of Maca in your routine, check out this blog post.

 

Check out more of recipes that use the power of maca powder here.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer

The information provided herein is for informational purposes only. The products or claims made about specific nutrients or products are reviewed and evaluated by Organika based on available scientific evidence on its initiative. Such applications, however, have not been specifically assessed by Health Canada. Organika makes no guarantee or warranty with respect to any products sold, and shall not be responsible for any indirect, inconsequential and/or special damages for the reliance on or use of any information contained herein. This information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or another medical professional. You should not use this information for diagnosing a health problem or disease but should always consult your physician.

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