• Coconut Cacao Energy Balls

    (Makes approx. 15 balls)

    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup medjool dates (pitted)
    ½ cup almonds
    ½ cup cashews
    ⅓ cup Volupta Organic Cacao Powder
    ¼ cup peanut powder
    ¼ cup coconut oil (melted)
    ½ cup shredded coconut
    1 pinch sea salt
    1 tbsp. chia seeds

     

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Combine almonds, cashews, dates, and coconut oil into food processor or blender and pulse until finely chopped.
    2. Add cacao powder, peanut powder, shredded coconut, chia seeds, and sea salt. Blend until you have a nice dough consistency.
    3. Roll dough into bite-sized balls and coat in extra shredded coconut.
    4. Set balls in fridge and chill for at least 1-2 hours.
  • Peanut Butter Cacao Smoothie

    (Makes approx. two 8 oz. smoothies or one smoothie bowl)

    INGREDIENTS

    1 large ripe frozen banana
    2 tbsp. peanut butter (or peanut powder)
    2-3 medjool dates (pitted)
    1 tbsp. Volupta Organic Cacao Powder
    1 cup low-fat or non-dairy milk

     

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth and creamy consistency.
    2. Add more or less milk depending on preference of thickness.
    3. Serve in glass as a smoothie or pour into bowl for smoothie bowl. (For bowl: top with sliced bananas, cacao nibs, flax seeds, and more!)
  • Moist Chocolate Cake

    (Makes approx. 6-8 slices)

    INGREDIENTS

    1 cup all purpose flour
    ⅓ cup Volupta Organic Cacao Powder
    ¾ cup granulated sugar
    ¼ cup brown sugar
    4 large eggs
    8 tbsp. butter (melted)
    ¼ cup milk (of choice)
    ½ tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. vanilla extract

     

    DIRECTION

    1. Preheat oven at 350˚ F and butter a cake pan
    2. Whisk flour, sugars, baking powder and salt in a large bowl until combined
    3. Add eggs, milk, cacao powder, butter and vanilla extract, then beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth.
    4. Transfer the mix into the cake pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes
    5. Let cool down, then serve