I promise you if you start the day with this baby (after your juice) you will have energy to burn, and burn, and burn.
The secret ingredient? Raw Cacao. Many people mistakenly think chocolate contains caffeine. It actually contains Theobromine, which has a similar chemical structure but is metabolised differently and provides a milder, longer lasting energy boost. It’s still not a great thing to have too much of, but if you’re trying to ease yourself off caffeine, it’s a good alternative. It also contains Phenethylamine (PEA) which is usually missing in roasted cocoa beans as it’s heat sensitive, PEA is a chemical produced by the adrenals when we fall in love or feel deeply moved by something, (I feel deeply moved by chocolate!) it’s also very important in increasing alertness.
Cacao is bursting with antioxidants and minerals, many of which are again destroyed when the beans are roasted, hence you should only ever use RAW CACAO products. So, give this baby a whirl while you try and climb down the coffee dependence ladder, even if you don’t consider yourself dependent, try stopping for a week and see how you feel, you might be surprised how much it affects you without realising.
Cacao Coffee Kicker Smoothie
2 Cups Almond Milk
2 super ripe bananas
2 tablespoons Raw Cacao powder (reducing over a week or two)
¼ tsp Vanilla Powder
1 tablespoon Maca Powder*
2 tablespoons LSA powder
*Maca powder comes from the root of the plant and is full of vitamins, minerals, potassium and plant sterols. It is great for balancing hormones, delivering energy and stamina.