This dessert-type of recipe is my to-go in my pre-menstruum (time leading up to the menstruation) and during menstruation, because this is the time when I crave CHOCOLATE.
To listen to my body, I started using unsweetened cacao powder and putting it into almost (except for meat, hahaha) anything.
But why KAKAO or Cacao?
What is it so special about it?
I wrote all benefits of this ingredient in the previous blog. Today, however, I want to emphasize its benefits for women.
Cacao consists of zinc, magnesium and other elements soooo important for our bodies to prepare for bleeding. Our bodies are so clever and it knows that son we will be losing blood and with it a lot of elements necessary for the bodily functions. Those are magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron, selenium and many more.
That’s why you are craving CHOCOLATE – there is nothing ‘wrong’ with you. And if you do, you listen and provide what your body needs to diminish the potential causes of PMS, heavy bleeding or cramp pains.
In this recipe, we are also adding amazing antioxidants from berries (any berries), as well as great and powerful fats from avocado and coconut milk & oil, lots of potassium from banana and sugar regulating spice – cinnamon.
Berry-Cacao Smoothie Bowl recipe:
2 cups frozen blueberries (or mixed berries)
2 medium bananas
¼ cup unsweetened organic cacao powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (or full-fat canned coconut milk)
½ cup water (or more if needed)
Raw cacao nibs
Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth. Add water as much as you wish to create either thicker and creamier version or more liquidy smoothie. Divide into two bowls and top as desired.
I hope you enjoy your Berry-Cacao Smoothie Bowl!
I would love to hear from you how did you like this recipe?
Share with us your experiences and recipes involving either cacao or helping you to go through the pre-menstruum and bleeding phases in the Authentic Wellbeing secret & sacred group here.
Let’s create a tribe of KAKAO GODDESSES!
Bye for now, beYOUtiful!