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Chocolate-Raspberry Elixir

Who doesn’t like Cacao? Yes, cacao (cack-ow)… the bean which chocolate derives from. It may be manipulated and used in various ways, but in it’s raw, and unprocessed form, it’s (lightly put) THE BOMB.

Raw Cacao can actually be considered a super-food, as it’s bursting with magnesium, selenium, antioxidants. (Below: Cacao PODS – where chocolate comes from!)

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PS – This recipe is quite similar to the one I posted on True Activist! See it here.

Because it does contain theobromine which can stimulate the adrenals and cause ‘high’s, some are not as supportive of its use. I am totally understanding of this as just a little bit causes me to become wired for hours…

But I think you have to live life now and again – and Raw cacao is one of the ways I do that. This elixir makes it pretty darn easy to enjoy as well.

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Need a pick-me-up? A warm, cozy drink? A delicious cup of love to share with your hubby? Try this elixir, you won’t be disappointed.

Chocolate-Raspberry Elixir

Serving Size: 2

Preparation Time: 5-10 Minutes

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups Boiling Water (or not as hot to keep it raw and vegan)

3/4 Cup Coconut MIlk (I always make my own!)

2 Drops Raspberry Extract or 1/4 cup raspberries

1/2 Cup Dates

Dash of: Cinnamon, Clove, miniscule amount of Vanilla

2 Tbsp Cacao Powder

 

Directions:

1) In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients on high until nicely emulsified.

2) Slurp, Enjoy, LOVE.

Cacao has medicinally been used as a 7th chakra food, meaning it helps connect you to SOURCE, and experience bliss that abounds in life. Check out more of its incredible properties here.

Pura Vida! <3 from Costa Rica & many more recipes to come!

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Enliven your Life with Fruits and Vegetables!
XOXO Mandy