This keto cocoa recipe is low in carbohydrates. It consists of coconut milk and, of course, high-quality cocoa without sugar. After drinking it for breakfast, you will be full of energy all the day. Keto cocoa is almost as good as keto coffee. So for those who do not use caffeine for some reasons or just do not like the taste of coffee, keto cocoa is a great option!
This recipe of keto cocoa can even be called a cocktail or smoothie. Because it contains a lot of healthy fats, and its consistency is thick enough for cocoa. To make it even thicker, just freeze some coconut milk. Or you can cool it in the fridge. So keto cocoa will not only saturate, but also cool in hot summer weather.
We have already written about the benefits of coconut milk here. What are cocoa benefits?
The properties of cocoa were estimated by Maya and Aztecs. The drink was prepared on the basis of powder made of cacao beans, they called it the drink of the gods. No wonder, because cocoa is very valuable product for everybody’s health. First of all, it is a storehouse of antioxidants that prevent many diseases, as well as substances that calm and improve mood.
Cocoa is the powder made of cacao beans. They grow on a wild tree in the Equatorial forests of South and Central America. Cocoa was used not only as a raw material for the production of chocolate and cocoa drinks, but also – thanks to its properties – as a therapeutic agent in alternative medicine.
Cocoa beans have large amount of nutrients that make it so useful for our health. It is a source of many vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, the list of which you can see below. However, most importantly, cocoa and other products derived from cocoa beans contain many antioxidants , mainly polyphenols. It has been proven that antioxidants content in cocoa beans is 15 times higher than in blueberries, twenty times higher than in red wine, and thirty times higher than in green tea.
Cocoa can prolong your life?
Harvard researchers led by Professor Norman Hollenberg analyzed the diet of the Kuna tribe in Panama and found out that its members, who consume 40 cups of cocoa a week, rarely get ill, live much longer than other Panamanians . According to experts, the secret of these beneficial properties of cocoa is the flavonoid epicatechin, which is also found in tea and wine.
Genetic and environmental factors also play a big role in the longevity of the Kuna tribe, but scientists believe that cocoa, which is the only drink consumed by this community, is the secret of their exceptional immunity to most common diseases of Western civilizations – heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
Nutritional value of cocoa (100 grams / 1 tablespoon – 6 grams)
- Energy value – 228/12 kcal
- Protein – 19,60 / 1,06 g
- Fats – 13,70 / 0,74 g
- Carbohydrates – 57,90 g / 3,13 (including simple sugars 1,75 / 0,09)
- Fiber – 37,0 / 2,0 g
- thiamine – 0.078 / 0.004 mg
- Riboflavin – 0.241 / 0.013 mg
- Niacin – 2,185 / 0,118 mg
- Vitamin B6 – 0.118 / 0.006 mg
- Folic acid – 32/2 µg
- Vitamin K – 2.5 / 0.1 µg
- Vitamin E – 0.10 / 0.01 mg
- calcium – 128/7 mg
- iron – 13,86 / 0,75 mg
- magnesium – 499/27 mg
- phosphorus – 734/40 mg
- potassium – 1524/82 mg
- sodium – 21/1 mg
- zinc – 6,81 / 0,37 mg
- Saturated – 8,070 / 0,436 g,
- monounsaturated – 4,570 / 0,247 g,
- polyunsaturated – 0.440 / 0.024 g.
Keto cocoa recipe
For 2 servings
- 400 ml coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 2 tablespoons tahini
Place all ingredients of keto cocoa in a blender and stir. Pour into glasses and drink cold for breakfast. Keto cocoa is great if you do sports – as a source of energy and nutrients before or after training.
The cocktail can be sprinkled with grated dark sugar free chocolate.
- Energy value of 1 serving 431.5 kcal
- Fat – 41.5 g
- Protein – 7.0 g
- Carbohydrates – 8.5 g
- Fiber – 2.0 g