Everyone needs a pick me up throughout the day, but we all struggle with coffee and sugar. Lots of people are turning to raw cacao as a remedy and pick me up to replace that second cup of coffee.
And for good reason – The USDA has reported the flavanols in cacao act as a vasodilator, opening blood vessels, allowing your body to more efficiently deliver and process the nutrients you are eating. So combining cacao, a superfood, with other ingredients, can give you a healthy boost that caters to what you need.
Due to increased interest, some companies are offering a full menu of chocolate-driven remedies. Chocolatl, now on Kickstarter, is one of them.
Here are five ingredients we are eating with raw cacao now, and how they keep us on our A game.
- Get a Brain Boost by adding Cordyceps Mushrooms
Indigenous to the high Himalayas, this rare mushroom is regarded for its ability to strengthen the lungs, heart, blood, and kidneys. Used in Chinese medicine to support the individual on a fundamentally physical level, cordyceps can be used for anti-aging, clarity, energy, and overall vitality.
- Revitalize yourself with Blue Green Algae & Mint
Sustainably cultivated and sourced from abundant beds, wild blue-green algae is a highly bioavailable source of vegan protein that provides over 65 vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and the complete spectrum of essential and nonessential amino acids. Combined with the naturally calming properties of Mint, this chocolate has a revitalizing effect.
- Boost your Immune System by adding Goji Berries
Also known as Wolfberries, Goji is a tonic herb revered in Eastern medicine for longevity, immunity, strength, mood, antioxidants, amino acids, and Vitamin C. Traditionally sourced from Heaven Mountain in northwestern China, Goji’s anti-aging properties are essential for toning and replenishing the body’s vital systems.
- Boost your Energy by adding Maca
A South American secret to longevity and vitality, Maca is found in the high Andes and acts as an adaptogenic herb for stamina, balance, protein, immunity and endocrine balancing support
- Boost your Mood with Raw Cacao
Just the pure stuff: Rich in fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, calcium ,and trace minerals, raw cacao provides uplifting neurotransmitters and acts as a support for enhanced absorption of nearly all other vital nutrients.
- Feel Empowered with Hemp Seed
The shelled fruit of the hemp seed is one of the most bioavailable sources of plant based protein, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids naturally found and sustainably harvested.
- Improve Recovery time by adding Reishi Mushrooms & Chaga Mushrooms
Considered one of the greatest tonic herbs on earth. Reishi works as a potent antioxidant, improves sleep, aids the central nervous system, nurtures the heart, and provides necessary liver support. While Chaga reduces inflammation and combats fatigue.
- Wake up by adding Coffee Beans
Widely known for its caffeine alkaloids, coffee beans are the seed of a tropical shrub that boasts both amino acids and enzymes that slow the absorption of fat and glucose by blocking the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream.
Eat Chocolatl and feel good.