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Lorena Smalley

We have shared some great smoothie recipes that we have found online so now, we thought we would share some articles that explain WHY these smoothie recipes are asking for things like Acai berry, cacao nibs, spirulina and nut milks.  Next, we share Part 2  of our Superfoods For Smoothie Series.

25 Uses For Your Cacao Nib Obsession – James Colquhoun On Nov 5, 2016

There’s a reason why we are inclined to throw these delicious and crunchy superfoods into every possible recipe we can think of. Theobroma cacao became “food of the gods” after we figured out a way to extract the beans from their pod and make them edible. By drying, fermenting, and other forms of processing, we’ve created a crave-worthy, complexly-flavored, and deliciously bitter substance we refer to as chocolate.

This little bean was transformed into the famed aphrodisiac, mood-elevating, cholesterol-lowering, antioxidant-rich superfood we know and love today. Containing over 300 different compounds including: antioxidants, phytochemicals, mood-enhancing phenethylamine (PEA), amino acids, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, calcium, along with a host of other vitamins and minerals, pure cacao beans and nibs are potent superfoods with huge benefit, and it’s in this pure, fermented form that they maintain their nutritional integrity. With that in mind, here are 25 ways to incorporate this prized superfood in the form of the versatile cacao nibs you may not have tried yet.

CLICK HERE to visit Food Matters to read 25 uses for cacao nibs.

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