My Herbal Box
Organic Fair Trade Cacao Powder
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Did you know that the main ingredient in chocolate, cacao, has amazing benefits and is high in iron, magnesium, antioxidants and B-vitamins.
Cacao has been used for thousands of years in the Mayan culture of South America for medicinal, spiritual and ceremonial purposes and has been known to open our hearts.
Cacao beans contain a psychoactive ingredient called theobromine, which translates to “food of the Gods“. Theobromine is a bitter alkaloid that has been shown to be mildly stimulating, giving you a burst of energy and improving focus as well as memory storage. Cacao also increases the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain as well as induces the release of endorphins and dopamine, our feel-good hormones. As a result, we are happier and more creative. Cacao has been shown to boost the immune system and lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as lead to euphoria and deeper spiritual connection.
Why we love it: We love this cacao because it is jungle-sourced, shade-grown, fair trade and organic! We definitely don't need to tell you that it tastes great and makes us feel even better. We also love to get our magnesium from cacao.
Ingredients: Shade-grown, fair-trade, organic cacao powder.
To use: Add 1 tablespoon to water, milk or milk-alternative and bring to a gentle simmer, while stirring. Add sweetener of choice to taste and option to add cinnamon, nutmeg or any other spices. Sometimes we love it spicy and we add a little bit of cayenne or ginger as well.