If you’ve had pimples or inflamed skin, you may have been told to stay from all things chocolate, BUT it’s absolutely possible to get your chocolate fix without worrying about any skin flare-ups.
The no-chocolate rule comes from the fact that most chocolate bars are packed with dairy and sugar, two ingredients that have been shown to affect hormones and blood sugar levels, which can be linked to acne and problem skin.
Cacao itself (the star ingredient in Cacao Magic that also provides that heavenly chocolate flavor), is actually loaded with vitamins A, C, and E (nutrients essential for healthy skin), good fats (that balance oil production), zinc (which repairs skin cells), and chromium (which keeps blood glucose levels in check).
To keep your skin clear and radiant, whip up this Cacao Magic Smoothie that also includes a wide variety of other ingredients to banish any blemishes, including flaxseeds (full of omega-3 fatty acids that keep inflammation under control) and blueberries (another anti-inflammatory and stabilizer of blood glucose and insulin levels)!
- 1 cup nut milk
- ½ small banana
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons blueberries
- 1 tablespoon Cacao Magic Superfood + Protein Blend
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon flax seed
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom
- ½ cup ice
Blitz all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth. Add more ice or milk as needed.
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