How can I use Cacao?
One of the foremost benefits of cacao and cacao nibs are their fantastic antioxidant properties which help our bodies by neutralising and removing free radicals from the bloodstream. Cacao, in its raw and organic form, also has the benefit of not having added sugar (as is the case with supermarket cacoa), although this does mean that our cacao will taste more bitter if you haven't tried it before. With that in mind, however, raw cacao is still a lovely addition to your diet and the underlying flavours and aroma is very nice indeed.
Cacao nibs are bitter and you can eat them straight out of the packet. Both cacao and cacao nibs can also be mixed and heated with milk or organic almond milk to make an delicious hot dark chocolate drink - maca powder can work well with this to add an underlying malty taste. We've put together some recipes which we hope will give you some ideas of what goes nicely with cacao, although, if you're already a fan of cacao/dark chocolate products, we probably don't need to tell you!
Cacao, Mixed Berry and Maca Smoothie
Vanilla, Maca and Cacao Overnight Oats
Peanut Butter and Cacao Smoothie
Ingredients1 sliced banana (frozen)