Cacao and Maca are perfect for smoothies. This is an intense chocolate smoothie that’s thick and creamy without added fat and sugar. You can customize it for the perfect healthy meal or snack. This smoothie will keep you feeling fuller and more energized throughout your day. This delicious smoothie is only 8 – 9 SmartPoints.
1½ cups ice
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tbsp raw maca powder
3 large pitted dates or 1 small ripe banana
¼ cup pecans( brazil nuts or almonds)
2 cups original or vanilla unsweetened almond milk
Blend all ingredients except the cacao nibs and ice until smooth. Add the nibs and ice and blend again until frosty. Adapted from several recipes that I found on the web. Makes 2 servings.
Note: For 8 Weight Watchers SmartPoints use dates and pecans.
100% Certified Organic, Raw, Gluten-Free, Unrefined. There are no sugars flavorings, colorants, and additives. The only ingredient present is 100% the fresh cacao grains. A good source of minerals including iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, and sulfur. The finished product maintains all the nutritional and natural health properties of the original cacao bean.
CRIOLLO CACAO BEANS
Kazu® Organic Cacao Nibs and Powder are made from the highest quality cacao beans characterized by their superior flavor and fine aroma. Criollo Cacao beans from Peru are highly touted for their quality and lack of bitterness. These beans provide a rich chocolate flavor and taste.
Kazu® Organic Cacao Nibs and Powder are harvested by hand and specifically chosen because not all of the fruit ripens simultaneously. The cacao is then processed close to the farms to ensure freshness. The seeds of the cacao trees have a bitter taste, but through trial and error, they have developed a fermentation process to develop a perfect flavor without the bitterness.
To achieve the best results when cooking you must start with the best products available. With no sugars flavorings, colorants, or additives I believe the cacao products that Kazu offers are some of the best quality and healthiest on the market. They are delicious in so many foods. Some of my favorites are adding nibs to my cereal, coffee, and trail mix and of course using the powder in my homemade baked goods.