Chocolate Coco-Chocko Ingredients:
- 4 Tbsp. Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1 Tbsp Raw Cacao Nibs
- 1 Tbsp Manuka Honey (optional)
- 1 Tbsp Macca Powder (optional)
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 cup Pomegranic
- Dash of Cayenne pepper (don’t be afraid to spice it up!)
- 1/2 cup of water or non-dairy milk
Why Is This Chocolate Meal
Considered a Superpower Meal?
Benefits of Cacao (Chocolate)
“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.”
Benefits of Pomegranate
“Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.”
Song of Solomon 4:3
Pomegranate seeds get their vibrant red hue from polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants. Research shows that pomegranates can help prevent or treat various disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inflammation. Pomegranate seeds can prevent and treat some forms of cancer! The seeds are loaded with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. Not to mention, the pomegranate makes top 10 aphrodisiac foods.
Benefits of Cayenne Pepper
You probably wouldn’t consider adding cayenne pepper to chocolates.
Fun fact: the Mayans of Central America discovered cocoa as early as 900 AD. They learned about the beans inside the cocoa pods. Mayans harvested and made it into a liquid or chocolate!
However, Mayan chocolate was very different from the chocolate we know today. It was a liquid made from crushed cocoa beans, chili peppers, and water.
Hence, add some cayenne pepper to your chocolate meal. Mayans called chocolate a “food of the gods.”
So, spice it up with cayenne pepper, which has been used for both food and medicine for the last 9,000 years. It can stimulate your body’s circulation and reduce acidity.
The god of vegetation and wisdom (Quetzalcoatl) came to earth with a cocoa tree and taught the mortals how to cultivate cocoa and make a drink out of its beans, Aztecs (Nahuatl-speaking people who lived in central Mexico in the 14th to 16th centuries) believed.
Aztecs prepared chocolate as a drink. It was served as a bitter liquid, mixed with spices.
A god-like chocolate drink was believed to have aphrodisiac and super strength powers. Today, such beverages are also known as “Chilate.” You can find one in the South of Mexico, served by locals.
Cocoa was often consumed during religious and marriage ceremonies.
Drinking cocoa was a luxury that few Aztecs could afford. They believed that wisdom and power came from eating the fruit of the cocoa tree.
The drink was so precious that it was served in golden goblets that were thrown away after just one use!
Fun Fact: The word “chocolate” comes from the Classical Nahuatl word chocolātl, and entered the English language from the Spanish language.
|dagoba – unsweetened cocoa, 4 T||50||10||4||4||0||0|
|0.5 avocado (100.5g)||161||9||15||2||7||1|
|Chia Seeds, Organic, 1 Tbsp (12 g)||60||0||4||2||0||0|
|Organic Raw Cacao Nibs, 5 gram||23||2||2||1||0||0|
|Manuka Honey Umf10+, 1 Tbsp.||70||17||0||0||20||17|
|Bananas, raw, 4.2 ounce||90||23||0||1||1||12|
|Pomegranates, raw, 0.5 cup||72||16||1||1||3||12|