March 14, 2013

Food of the Gods: Raw Cacao Smoothie. ~ Karla Rodas

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved chocolate and chocolate has loved me.

It’s seen me through celebrations, festivities, heartbreaks and PMS.

In recent years, cacao, has been studied and recognized as a super food.

Cacao, in its untainted raw form was revered and used by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs as currency and in ritualistic offerings to the Gods. Used in moderation and in its pure form, cacao boosts heart health and our mood. The non-addictive and natural stimulant, theobromine, closely related to caffeine, provides us the natural euphoric experience.

To make about 2 cups of this dark, rich elixir:

2 cups of almond milk

1 cup of organic frozen fruit (pineapple, strawberries, get creative)

2 tbsp of raw cacao powder

1 tbsp almond butter

1 tbsp flax seeds (Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants)

1 banana

Optional: a handful of goji berries rich in vitamins, protein and antioxidants.

Blend the ingredients and promptly share with your lover





Karla Rodas has a passion for life and serving others. Her intention is to serve others with love, patience and compassion. Inspiring, educating and leading others in the sacred tradition of yoga is one of her true callings. Through yoga and writing, her greatest hope is to help others heal and tap into their own inner beauty, strength and limitless potential. Karla is currently an apprentice editor and contributing writer at www.elephantjournal.com. Karla lives in San Diego with her beloved husband Frank and two teenage sons. You can reach Karla through her website


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Ed: Bryonie Wise



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