Sometimes I just need something (without caffeine) that gives me a little boost of energy and a Cold Shot of Raw Cacao always hits the spot for me.

It tastes amazing, gives you a non caffeine kick and is loaded with goodness. Raw cacao is high in loads of vitamins, minerals and other health promoting compounds called polyphenols. It’s a great source of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. The polyphenols have a variety of health benefits including reducing inflammation, enhancing blood flow, lowering blood pressure, and improving cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It’s a win win on flavour, health benefits and satisfaction!!

Here’s my recipe for a Cold Raw Cacao Shot. You just need a blender and a few ingredients.

Blend 1tbs raw cacao powder, 1tsp raw cacao nibs, 1 tbs raw cashews, 2 Medjool dates, 1 cup of cold water, 2 ice cubes, 1 tbs maple syrup, pinch cinnamon, 1 tsp coconut oil or coconut butter in a blender. Pour into two small glasses. (Depending on your blender, you may need to strain it. Don’t throw out the strained ingredients, scoop up with a teaspoon and eat!) This makes two shots. (If you only need one shot, store the remainder in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 days).


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