The myriad health benefits of fasting seem to come from several different factors, e.g.: No digestive activity (and downstream hormonal consequences) No calories No carbs I typically follow a 16/8 intermittent fasting regime. I'm wondering to... (more)
Finely grind them and mix with some GF butter or coconut oil and some honey for a great homemade dark chocolate. Freshly ground I eat them with a spoon and some almond butter.
I saw a brand of cacao powder that claimed to be "partially deoiled". It was certified organic and seemed like ordinary cacao powder in every other way. Is there a difference to this process from regular (unsweetened, 100% cacao) cacao powder? Or... (more)
I was in the gas station and I noticed nuts coated with Cacao powder. Of couse they used a none paleo friendly oil but it was something I wanted to do at home. I've already soaked and dehydrated the nuts. I'm not very good at making recipes, so I... (more)
melt some cocoa butter, add some natural cocoa powder and some carob extract(which is something like molasses) or honey, mix and cover over nutsOr if you have cacao powder, just mix with some honey or carob extract and cover over nuts.
Do you have anything to say about trace amounts of avoids (such as those found on packages of foods processed/packaged in the same facility as some avoids) in an autoimmune protocol ? As stated in here about cocoa liquor, which is melted... (more)
I used to eat self prepared sweets with alkali processed low fat cocoa and it frequently gave me headaches, later (long time before I became strict paleo) I started to use alkali processed but higher fat cocoa and cocoa butter together and it... (more)
I am totally new to paleo and am doing a paleo challenge that my crossfit box is hosting for a month. I know sweets are considered cheats, but I am allowed unsweetened cacao as long as it's in moderation. I just went to my local Sprouts and... (more)
I'm interested in dark chocolate. I like it. And have had the fancy stuff like green&black and dark chocolate brands, but where I'm at they only have up to 85%... I want darker. The only reason I haven't gotten something like a Baker's... (more)
I've found black tea + cacao nibs steeped + coconut milk makes a good substitute for coffee in the morning. I find the cacao nibs a little hard to eat otherwise. They don't have a nice flavor on their own, and they are gritty and get stuck in... (more)
I have edited this so as not to come off as self promoting. I work for a raw vegan chocolate company. We make 81% raw dark Chocolate with 5 ingredients. 81% Raw Cacao Raw Cacao Butter Raw Coconut sugar Wild craft Vanilla Bean Himalayan Sea... (more)
I'm currently drinking a mug of "hot chocolate" (made with coconut oil, raw cacao powder and hot water) and wondering if this could be a good bulletproof substitute for those who can't stomach coffee. I drink green tea with a tsp of coconut oil... (more)
Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa makes me anxious. Raw Cacao does not make me anxious. Or so it seems. Does one have caffeine and the other not, or do they both contain caffeine?
I found a couple brands online, but don't know if they are any good. Please let me know what they taste like. Are they even edible? http://www.amazon.com/Live-Superfoods-Organic-Cacao-Beans/dp/B001VLV61Y Thanks! (more)
It's in a lot of people's top 5 foods according to responses on that question. If you search chocolate there are a ton of questions about it, ways to get it, which is the best, etc etc. Many people eat it daily on here. There's some info... (more)
You might as well ask why people have sex. It would fit your argument just as well. My answer to you is seratonin and also dark chocolate still fits in the Paleo framework with negligible downsides.
http://www.hersheys.com/pure-products/hersheys-cocoa/special-dark.aspx Hershey's Special Dark 100% Cacao, worth buying or sugar bomb? Alternatives? (more)
These two seem to differ. http://www.morethanalive.com/Cacao-Organic-Raw-Powder?s=cacao http://www.cheftalk.com/t/19794/whats-difference-between-cacao-powder-and-cocoa-powder (more)
I eat at least a TBSP of cocoa every day. I mix it with coffee and have been making shakes with it since the summer hit. I'm partial to Hershey's Special Dark but it's not organic and I'm sure the bean-to-package process is questionable... (more)
Ok I've seen 70% dark chocolate in some places and even 85%. I know 100% dark chocolate is out there somewhere. Can anyone tell me where I could buy it? By the way I live in the UK.
I love the flavor of white chocolate, especially with vanilla bean seeds, but NOT the overdone sweetness. Is there a "baker's chocolate" version of white chocolate - completely unsweetened - out there? Judging by the ingredient lists on a lot of... (more)
I just bought my first bag of raw cacao nibs. I have no idea what to do with them! I really only bought them because I've read about them here and had never seen them at the store. Ideas please?
Use them for: Topping custards. Great basic custard recipe here at Son of Grok. Tossing on salads (yes, salads! Crunchy and winey is a good addition to most salads.) When you're looking for a satisfying low-carb dessert, combine cacao nibs with... (more)
Perfectly acceptable I think! I have a low-sugar dark chocolate (74% cocoa) and hazelnut bar that comes in at 21g sugar per 100g bar. I view this literally as a piece of fruit, if anything healthier than your average piece of fruit! It has less... (more)
I know a lot of paleo eaters like to bend the rules and have a treat with dark chocolate, which is a great source of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese, but I'm still on the fence with it for my own consumption. Ever since I can... (more)
I saw Crio Bru on Amazon in the coffee substitute category. I assumed it was just another chicory/barley/rye based instant drink. Turns out it's made from cocoa beans and is basically like a gourmet hot chocolate with no sugar.... (more)
I read amazing benefits of consuming raw cacao, then come across reading the negative effects of cacao. I don't know which side I should stand on. Testimonials speak volumes, and maybe I should guinea pig myself with cacao, but has anyone out... (more)
Regarding any form of cacao: My mood noticeably improves when I include cocoa powder or dark chocolate. Also, this is less scientific, but my exercise recovery sucked more during the times when I wasn't including these in my diet, so I associate... (more)