We’ve Got A Toll House Of Recipes For National Chocolate Chip Day 2018

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Chocolate chips are one of the most frequently used ingredients in the baking world. There are chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip muffins, chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate chip brownies, and a lot more that we don’t have time to name. Even though the day celebrates the chocolate chip for all its magnificence, we want to shift the focus to raw cacao powder and raw cacao nibs, which are the much healthier and cleanse-approved options.

 

Regular cocoa powder and chocolate chips are typically roasted and chemically processed, which destroys the inherent nutritional benefits of cacao beans. Note that there is a difference between cacao and cocoa. Cocoa is the processed powder that has been commercially advertised and cacao refers to the tree, from which cocoa is derived.

 

A recent study found that about 60-90% of the original antioxidants and flavanols in cacao are lost during Dutch processing. Developed in the early 1800s, this method of processing reduces the bitterness, creates a mellow flavor, and darkens the chocolate. Additionally, most processed chocolate is treated with toxic pesticides, fumigation chemicals, and GMOs. This is why we endorse the consumption of raw cacao nibs or powder. See the benefits in the list below.

 

Benefits of Raw Cacao:

  • Highest plant-based source of iron
  • 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries
  • More calcium per gram than milk
  • Rich source of magnesium
  • Boosts your mood

 

Raw Peppermint Patties:

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Peppermint is one of the best and most classic holiday flavors. This raw peppermint patty has a subtle hint of coconut, which makes it all the more delicious. You may not want to put these on a holiday party platter because people will be asking for more in seconds!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Raw Walnut Brownies:

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Raw desserts can be just as sweet and tasty as the desserts that are unhealthy for you. These raw brownies pack a lot of flavor, and you get that subtle hint of sea salt flavor. We strongly recommend adding the cinnamon, even though it’s optional.

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Raw Chocolate Brownie Bites:

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If you need a little sweetness in your life, make these for a guilt-free holiday dessert. The raw cacao and coconut combo is a match made in heaven. Enjoy these by yourself or make them for a holiday party!

Click here to make the recipe.

 

Sources:

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/days-2/national-chocolate-chip-day-may-15/

https://begoodorganics.com/blogs/subscriber-only-recipes/7991527-cacao-5-little-known-benefits-of-this-amazonian-superfood

https://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-chocolate-chip-day

2018-05-15T16:52:07+00:00

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