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You must try cacao, its the new healthy high!

Have you tried cacao yet? it is amazing and the new healthy trend that is taking the UK by storm.

Raw Cacao (pronounced Ka-cow)

It is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter), you can get it in various forms, nibs ( like little chocolate chips), beans, powder and in blocks. It is the purest form of chocolate you can get.

What better than pampering yourself with a hot chocolate made with Sicilian orange oil, cacao, almond milk and maple syrup.

It’s blumming delicious!

 

hot choc

Or make yourself some bliss balls.

using only 3 ingredients, cacao powder, ground almonds and medjool dates, so simple and tastes like heaven!

Bonus is they only cost 30p per ball

bliss balls

Check out our energy boosting raspberry and cacao smoothie recipe

Also check out what all the fuss is about with our guide to cacao

or how about trying this amazing Matcha and peppermint chocolate crunch bar, totally delicious!

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Almond milk thickened with carrageenan

As a veggie we use a lot of various mylks, including almond, we get Alpro which doesn’t have any carrageenan in it but I did wonder about the actual amount of almonds compared to the amount of water in the mylk. Whilst browsing the web I came across this article on Natural news:

Commercial almond milk has been exposed as a fake beverage that is thickened with carrageenan instead of almonds

Almond milk is a healthy beverage that is touted by many health advisers for its nutritional benefits. Known since the Middle Ages, almond milk has enjoyed increased popularity in recent years as it has become more widely available. Almond milk is traditionally made from almonds and water. However, many commercially available forms of almond milk contain a substance called carrageenan. Carrageenan is made from red seaweed and is added to the almond milk to thicken and to stabilize the liquid.

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