Once upon a time, in the verdant rainforests of Mesoamerica, the ancient Mayan civilization discovered a divine treasure: cacao. Revered as “the food of the gods”, it was a crucial element in ceremonial rituals, used as a form of currency, and held in such high esteem that it was believed to possess magical qualities. Today, we recognize this hallowed bean as the foundation of our beloved chocolate, a universal delight that transcends borders and cultures. As we dive into the riveting journey of chocolate, from its mystical Mayan origins to the sweet indulgence we savor today, we uncover its incredible history, filled with tradition, innovation, and undying love for this cocoa-based confectionery. Let’s embark on this chocolate-laden voyage, unwrapping the delectable secrets and rediscovering the magical allure of Mayan chocolate in our contemporary world. So, brace yourselves, fellow chocoholics, because you’re in for a treat!
How to make your good mornings even better? Nutritious maca, omega-3s from chia seeds, polyphenols from cacao powder, and delicious flavor from cinnamon and cardamom combine in this energy-boosting smoothie, the perfect choice to start your day.
One large or two small
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop of your favorite vanilla or chocolate protein powder
- 2 tsp raw cacao powder
- 1 tsp organic maca powder
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 serving probiotic (1 capsule or suggested serving of powder probiotic)
- 1/4 tsp organic cinnamon powder
- Pinch of ground cardamom seeds
- 1 cup water (or almond, coconut, or oat milk)
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Garnish with shredded dark chocolate and serve immediately.