Cacao powder is a nutrition powerhouse that has quickly become a staple superfood in our diet. We've compiled 5 unique uses for this versatile ingredient. We assure you that adding this ingredient to your dishes will instantly increase your magnesium, copper, protein, and flavonoids.
Mocha - Start off your day with a healthy and chocolaty drink!
Owing to the tempting mix of coffee and chocolate - mocha is a popular drink at many coffee shops. Simply add three tablespoons of our premium, organic cacao powder to your normal coffee for a smooth chocolaty touch. Its distinguishing feature is its high levels of antioxidants that will give you a healthy dose of flavonoids, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, and fiber.
Bolognese - A hearty meal with the secret ingredient!
Bolognese sauce is the epitome of a comfort dish. One particular ingredient – cacao powder – will elevate your dish to restaurant quality. Cacao will provide rich color and complex flavors to the dish, as well as balance out the acidity from the canned tomatoes.
Face scrub - Boost your glow with this potent ingredient
Take chocolate indulgence to a whole new level by incorporating it into your beauty routine! Cacao is rich in antioxidants, including catechins, polyphenols, and flavanols, this prevents skin ageing and promotes collagen production. Make a simple 3-ingredient face scrub with:
Simply take this scrub and rub it on your skin in a circular motion. Wash it off after 5 minutes to reveal flawless skin!
Mug cake - Perfect dessert for your midnight cravings!
Mug cakes are not only easy to make but also extremely satiating as a dessert. To make a healthy vegan chocolate cake, combine the ingredients mentioned below in a mug and microwave it.
Your Mug Cake Ingredients Checklist:
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tsp cacao powder
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- a quarter teaspoon of salt
- a quarter teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 3 tbsp non-dairy milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (pure)
- Cacao Nibs (1 tablespoon)
Add the cacao powder, coconut sugar, salt, flour, and baking powder to a mug. Now add the liquids to the mug, such as coconut oil, milk, and vanilla essence. Place your mug in the microwave and cook it for 40 seconds.
Voila! Your delicious mug cake is ready!
Albeit, not the most creative usage of cacao powder, yet worth a mention in this list! Pancakes instantly become nutritious with the integration of cacao powder! How? Because of the rich source of vitamins and minerals from the cacao. You could quite easily add a serving (25g) or more to our Blueberry and Acai Pancake recipe. With cacao powder, you can elevate our Chocolate Banana Pancakes to a whole new level of chocolaty goodness.
Thus, these were some of our best recommendations to use cacao powder creatively in your diet. Try them out and let us know which one is your favorite!