If you’re like me, every so often (who am I kidding? It’s every other day) the urge to have chocolate takes hold in that “must-have-it-now” way. The scent of it wafting through the air from a nearby bakery or just mere mention of the word sets the craving in motion. Mmmm. However, after losing 70 pounds seven years ago, I’ve managed to stay away from sugary excess, swapping glazed donuts the size of a small car for things like almond milk, coconut oil, and plenty of fruits and vegetables.
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Health, as Raw and Natural Health readers know, is about putting good into our bodies so that we achieve harmony with our personal lifestyle needs and preferences. Along my journey, I’ve happily discovered that I can still fulfill my sweet cravings without sacrificing my good health. How? Three words: cacao berry smoothie, better summed up as, “yum!”
How to make the cacao berry smoothie
It takes only a few ingredients and the same about of minutes to make this tasty cacao berry smoothie, which I came across at MindBodyGreen.com.
The refreshing fusion of cacao powder and berries is the perfect way to satisfy chocolate cravings. It’s healthy, delicious and easy to make. What else could you ask for?
Health benefits of the cacao berry smoothie
Let’s take a closer look at a couple of these healthy ingredients:
Commonly referred to as a “superfood,” its polyphenol flavonoids can help improve heart health, reduce colon cancer risks, boost brain function and promote better blood flow to stave off things like brain and lung clots. Hello, cacao! For more information about cacao powder’s benefits, take a look at this article.
Berries such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are rich in phytochemicals, meaning they do wonders when it comes to protection from cell damage. They’re also thought to help with diabetes management, lower blood pressure, keep our weight in check and more. For additional details, read this article.
Make sure to try this delicious smoothie soon. It’s too good to miss out on! Leave a comment to let us know what you think 🙂
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