HOLY CACAO! (RAW CACAO PEANUT BUTTER OAT SMOOTHIE)

Who doesn’t like a thick, chocolaty, peanut buttery smoothie in the morning? Not this guy. I absolutely love raw cacao; and for more reasons than I can count on both of my hands…

* ANTIOXIDANT
* CANCER FIGHTER
* CARDIOVASCULAR/HEART HEALTH
* GREAT FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
* VITAMIN C
* MAGNESIUM
* OMEGA 6
* TRYPTOPHAN (AN ESSENTIAL AMMINO ACID)
* SERATONIN
* HELPS REGULATE BLOOD SUGAR
* HELPS FIGHT CAVITIES
* LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE

This list doesn’t even touch all of the nutrient dense power within raw Cacao. Through phytochemical analysis, raw chocolate has been proven to be one of the most chemically complex foods on earth. In fact, there are still some compounds within it which have yet to be discovered! Not sure about you, but I find this stuff fascinating.

Information on raw, live, plant-based superfoods are readily available without much red tape; that is, if you’re willing to do a little research. Unfortunately, foods such as Cacao, Spirulina, Chlorella, Acai, Maca (and many more) are not hugely popular or readily available in most chain grocery stores. Cheap, highly refined and processed foods are what the masses are buying up by the cart load; this type of “food” will never feed the body what it needs to function properly; instead, it will create imbalance inside the body, promoting obesity and illness.

Begin taking some steps to take control of your health and wellbeing. Why not start with this wholesome smoothie? You and your tastebuds will be glad you did. Keep it up!

8 oz. FLAX MILK
1 FROZEN BANANA
1/4 CUP WHOLE GRAIN RAW OATS
2 TBSP RAW CACAO POWDER
1 SCOOP VEGA ONE MOCHA
2 TBSP NATURAL PEANUT BUTTER (NO SUGAR ADDED)
1 TSP CHIA SEEDS

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend on high setting until super smooth. Pour into a glass and sprinkle some shredded Coconut and Ground Cinnamon on top. Drink with an awesome, reusable glass straw from Glass Dharma. Enjoy!

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