This healthy, antioxidant rich snack has become a go-to for many of my clients. Cacao (pronounced Cu-COW) comes from the same tree as cocoa, but skip out on the roasting and chemical processing that cocoa undergoes. Therefore it’s nutrient dense profile – especially those flavanols, are kept in tact allowing it to remain on top of the superfoods list. Raw cacao has a long list of potential benefits including blood pressure reduction, improved insulin resistance and protection from free radicals and pre-mature aging.
Preheat oven to 350 F
Spread almonds in single layer across baking sheet
Baked for 8-9 minutes until lightly roasted
Remove from oven and allow almonds to cool for a few minutes, then place into mixing bowl
Pour coconut oil over almonds and mix until lightly coated
Add cacao powder and salt. Mix until evenly and generously coated (add more cacao if needed)