Raw Cacao Granola



Raw Cacao Granola Recipe 


Ingredients:
Cacao Powder
Almonds
Dates-Pitted
Flax Seed
Shredded Coconut
Goji Beries
Raw Honey
Blender 




Put almonds in the blender and chop up fine so it looks almost like a corn meal.

Take the dates and cut them in half.

Take the cacao, flax seeds, goji berries, dates and shredded coconut and add to the almonds in the blender.  Chop until dates are tiny chunks.

Add a big glob of raw honey and blend.
The dates and honey help the granola stick together.  If it looks too crumbly you can add more dates or another glob of raw honey.  

It should start sticking together when it's ready.


Take granola out of the blender.  

I sometimes put mine in a glass jar and eat it right out with a fork or I smoosh it down into a container and cut out chunks.



I like having granola on hand because I get hungry in between lunch and dinner and this snack fills me up without having to eat very much of it.  We also take granola chunks hiking.  The goji berries and flax seeds give you a good energy boost!




Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas.  Cacao beans are rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.

Anandamide - Anandamide is known as the “bliss chemical” because it is released by the brain when we are feeling great. Cacao contains both N-acylethanolamines, believed to temporarily increase the levels of anandamide in the brain, and enzyme inhibitors that slow its breakdown. Promotes relaxation, and helps us feel good longer.

Information on Cacao came from http://livesuperfoods.com Click to read more about the health benefits of Cacao.

4 comments:

KristaM said...

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cHriStiNa said...

Thank you! :) I will go check yours out.

Tulip TrueAim said...

These look awesome. Can I substitute anything for Goji Berries like cranberries? I know they aren't as good for you, but I just don't have those around. Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library!

cHriStiNa said...

Yes, I think dried cranberries would substitute just fine.

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