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6 Real Reasons Why You Crave Cookies + An Easy Solution You’ll Love

Debbie Baisden cocoa cravings

6 Real Reasons Why You Crave Cookies + An Easy Solution You’ll Love

If you asked me what my favorite dessert is, I’d tell you it’s warm chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven! As a kid, I used to grab a spoon and snack on the tube of raw chocolate chip cookie dough! I am such a chocolate lover with a constant sweet tooth! Years ago, before I started focusing on my nutrition, I used to bake chocolate chip cookies every night for my husband and me to enjoy after the kids had gone to bed as a treat. It’s so easy to reward ourselves with such an addictive dessert, right?...

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How to Make Hot Chocolate with Cocoa Powder - Guilt-Free & Dairy-Free

Emily and Debbie Saunders and Baisden cocoa

How to Make Hot Chocolate with Cocoa Powder - Guilt-Free & Dairy-Free

We all know how to make hot chocolate with those hot chocolate packets or drink mixes that can taste overwhelmingly sweet and, well, kind of fake. They also contain lots of sugar and almost always have “milk powder.” In addition, if eating healthier is a priority for you, let’s just say that their ingredients leave much to be desired. Let us show you how to make hot chocolate with cocoa powder for a much healthier and more satisfying treat!Like you, we love to enjoy hot cocoa by the fire or during family game nights. That’s one of the reasons that we created...

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7 Amazing Health Benefits of Cocoa Powder That Are Backed by Science

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7 Amazing Health Benefits of Cocoa Powder That Are Backed by Science

Guess what! Dark chocolate isn’t the only way to boost your health while satisfying chocolate cravings. In fact, cocoa powder offers impressive health benefits, and there are so many great ways to enjoy it. So let’s talk a little about cocoa powder and what the scientific research says. Then let’s tackle some of the questions you may have about cocoa powder.  What Is Cocoa Powder? Cocoa powder is made from the remains of fermented and roasted cocoa beans after they are pressed to remove the cocoa butter. However, the pressing process does not remove all the cocoa butter, so a...

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Introducing Crave: Cocoa that Naturally Satisfies

Debbie Baisden cocoa cravings

Introducing Crave: Cocoa that Naturally Satisfies

“GIVE ME ALL THE CHOCOLATE!!!!” – every mom, every day We all love chocolate and that’s never going to change!  Knowing that it can benefit us and make us happy is the best news ever! The key is to avoid the sugar, the fat, the calories, and the fake stuff that goes in most chocolate drinks and desserts!   Gross! Did you know that a Starbucks Skinny Mocha contains 6 teaspoons of sugar?   And let’s not forget that the average candy bar has at least 5 teaspoons of sugar! What if there’s a better way?  What if we could satisfy our chocolate cravings without...

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Cocoa: The Magical Powder

Emily Saunders cocoa nutrition

Cocoa: The Magical Powder

Sugar. Chocolate. Yum. Probably the most craved substance in the world (especially for women), chocolate is so very flavorful and satisfying. BUT, with all of the deliciousness comes consequences. Calories from the worst combination: fat and sugar together. What if there was a way to satisfy those cravings while not only limiting calories, but also improving your health? Enter Cocoa Powder. Let’s first talk about what cocoa powder actually is. It all starts with cacao beans from cacao trees. After the beans are picked and fermented they are dried and roasted and then ground up into a paste. From this...

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