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    I bought a small tub of cocoa powder from whole foods and now after trying it I realize how long it is going to last me.


    I've been sprinkling a VERY small amount on my scrambled eggs and topping it with berries.


    Please share your favorite uses for cocoa powder so I can get rid of this stuff.


    Thanks


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    I'll admit that I still sin with whey protein powder. My recipe these days is


    Whey protein

    Coconut milk

    Shredded coconut

    100% cocoa powder

    Flax or chia seeds

    Raw eggs

    Cinnamon

    Pureed fruit or a sweetener like xylitol or stevia (more sinning!)


    Anyway that's what I do with it. I bet it would work well with coconut milk on its own, as I really like the bitter taste as long as there is something else along with it.

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      My wife makes almond flour brownies and uses cocoa powder in it, as well as in milk shakes, for chocolate milk, and fruit smoothies.

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        i make "fudge" 1-2tbsp of cocoa, 1 packet of stevia & 1/4c full fat coconut milk. throw in some frozen blueberries if you like. it is decadent! /chocoholic

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          Coconut oil bark is fantastic!


          1/2 cup CO

          1/4 cup cocoa powder

          splash of vanilla

          2 tbsp honey, or maple syrup or poison of your choice

          (This leaves it slightly bitter for me, but taste as you go as you may need less.)


          Stir in 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (I like toasted hazelnuts)


          Pour into small container and chill until firm. Cut and enjoy!!!

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            lil_earthmomm, how much coconut oil do you put in your recipe?

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              Sorry 1/2 cup coconut oil (CO)

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              -John Lennon

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                @lil_earthmomm- I just made the CO bark. Its deliciously lethal. It banished my chocolate cravings. Ive had to store it in the cupboard until I pass my fatloss plateau


                mmm..instead of CO, I used the coconut oil-ghee recipe on mda (which tasted & smelled like caramel). Thanks for the recipe!

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                  i have had the same question as i stare at the giant canister of cocoa powder. now i need to find coconut oil and make this delicious treat above. tried using stevia instead of honey?

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                    I make coconut bark without stevia OR honey. It's good, try it! Not sweet at all, but good. I mix two parts of coconut oil with one part of cocoa powder by weight.

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                      the only thing I use cocoa powder for now is when I make SMOOTHIES :-D

                      1 scoop whey protein (yeah...)

                      1 cup coconut milk

                      1/2 Banana

                      1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

                      4 ice sticks


                      blender goes

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                        I thought this was absolutely nuts till I tried it, but it's actually really good: add cocoa powder and (unless you're harder core than I) some kind of sweetener to mashed-up ripe avocado. Makes a very rich chocolate pudding.

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                          Wow, I gotta try this coconut bark! I need a replacement for high-sugar chocolate.

                          Gracias~

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                            I like to put a teaspoon in my coffee grounds when brewing coffee.

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                              Ooh. One of my favorite things in the world is sliced banana layered with flaxseed and cocoa powder mixed with a hefty dose of cinnamon on top. Sooo yummy.


                              I tried the avocado chocolate pudding thing last night with a banana as sweetener. It had a slightly strange aftertaste, but I was amazed that the combination turned out so well. There's a crazy sale on avocados at our local grocer this week. Time to experiment! Bwahaha.


                              Throw a few dates (or raisins), a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder, a sprinkle of salt, some coconut oil, a handful of your favorite nut and spices like cinnamon or nutmeg in a blender then roll into bite-sized balls. It makes for an incredible little dessert/snack. I think there was an actual recipe floating around this site for awhile..it might be worth a search.


                              The coconut bark sounds amaaazing.

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