Cacao powder is brimming with health benefits, but for many how to make use of it isn’t something that comes easily. Cacao powder looks like chocolate powder and as such it’s hard to imagine having it as breakfast or even an in-between snack when trying to live a healthy lifestyle with balanced diet.
The first way to use this product is to make a delicious pudding. Having a dessert after the evening meal doesn’t need to be a treat or even kept only for a cheat day, you can enjoy this type of pudding for breakfast. Use the cacao powder with avocado to make a delicious and completely gluten-free and healthy pudding which you can enjoy as a breakfast, after dinner treat or even an in-between meal snack.
Next make a breakfast treat that you can enjoy every morning. Mix the powder with cottage cheese and chia seeds to give you all the proteins you need throughout the day. There is no reason that you cannot enjoy your meals. Spread this mix on toast or eat it straight out of the bowl and enjoy your morning energy boost in the most enjoyable way.
You can sprinkle the cacao powder over fruit when making a fruit salad or if you are having chopped fruit for breakfast or lunch. A light dusting will give you a mouthwatering treat, it can help to make the fruit more exciting to the taste and ensure you get the best experience when enjoying a healthier lifestyle moving forward.
Consider making your own granola bars. Granola bars which are made by you ensure that you know the ingredients, so that you can eat them with confidence, knowing exactly what is in every single bite.
Brownies are also an option, if you are looking for a healthier and natural something for the family to enjoy after lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Rather than eating chocolate, which is high in calories and sugar, you can replace with cacao powder to give you peace of mind and give the family delicious, exciting and yet healthy treats.
There are some very important factors you are going to want to take into consideration when it comes to buying cacao powder. Now that you know how you can use it, you need to ensure you purchase the best quality and a product that you can trust.
First you want to ensure you purchase from a reputable supplier, a company that will give you a guarantee that you are buying the best quality product. Ideally choose a company that checks each of their products and has a quality control programme in place. Only once the product passes their quality controls is it stamped with a guarantee, enabling you to buy with complete confidence.
You will want to ensure that any cacao powder you buy is one hundred percent natural and organic. Organic means that there are no dangerous chemicals or toxins. The company you purchase from should be able to give you a complete breakdown of ingredients making it easy for you to purchase your powder with ease when you need it.
The cacao powder you choose should not be sweetened, always opt for the unsweetened variety. This way you are able to control your family’s sugar intake, which in turn has its own health benefits.
Finally and probably quite surprise is that you want to choose a powder that has a high fat content. The higher the fat content, the more flavour the product has.