2 Ingredient Mayan
(Hazelnut Butter w/Cacao)
The first two ingredients are all you need. I found that using the whole raw Cacao bean left such an amazing flavor that it didn't need sweetener or any extra oil. I did put the optional add-ins which will enhance the flavor but are unnecessary if you like to keep it simple. The taste was AMAZING!
Antioxidants are preserved in raw cacao beans. Benefits from using raw cacao beans include higher levels of antioxidants. Cavities, weight gain, diabetes and other health issues are actually caused by the dairy, sugar and fillers that are often added to the chocolate and not because of the chocolate itself. The benefits of using raw cacao include weight loss, prevention of cavities, regulating blood sugar and is very heart healthy as it has been clinically proven to dissolve plaque buildup in arteries. Cacao is also the highest whole food source of magnesium which is wonderful for your cardiovascular system in helping to naturally lower your blood pressure. There are so many benefits to using raw cacao beans that its no wonder its called a Mayan superfood. Hope you try it out!
1 pound of Hazelnuts
1/4 cup of Raw Cacao Beans
Sweetener to taste
1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of Sea Salt
Put the hazelnuts and cacao beans into a blender or food processor. Pulse til creamy smooth. It will take between 5-15 min, depending on the quality of your appliance.
Note: You can peel the cacao beans if you like but its unnecessary. They are edible as is.