5favs, 5 spices: cocoa

it’s the beginning of our 5favs weekly series on the 5 healthiest spices on the planet (per eat this, not that).  and we’re starting with cocoa (cocoa lovin’…had me a blast) and our 5favs  recipes of this heart healing* spice.  which ones do you want to try?

chocolate sauce via health

5 minute vegan hot cocoa via minimalist baker

cocoa fudge cookies via cooking light

chocolate truffles via nom nom paleo

divine dark chocolate cake via brown sugar

 

*per eat this, not that: Dozens of studies show that people who consume cocoa–as a hot drink or eaten as dark chocolate–are in much better cardiovascular shape than those who don’t.  The most healthful dark chocolate contains 74 percent or more cocoa solids, but if you’re serious about a healthier heart, don’t buy anything under 60 percent cacao.  The rule of thumb for buying cocoa: The more bitter, the better!

 


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