The best Mmm Cacao Recipe from Maguy, Founder of Table Talks

The best Mmm Cacao Recipe from Maguy, Founder of Table Talks

Today Maguy shares with you her best Mmm Cacao recipe.  Maguy is a culinary enthusiast and founder of Table Talks, a project dedicated to her passion for food and connecting people.


We love how our community get's creative and makes their own unique version of Mmm Cacao. There are so many ways to get creative with cacao, so we love sharing these personal recipes with our community. 

Try it out and let us know what you think!


About Maguy, Founder of Table Talks
Maguy is a culinary enthusiast and founder of Table Talks, a project dedicated to her passion for food and connecting people. With a background in hotel management from the Netherlands and a master's in entrepreneurship and innovation from Sweden, she has explored diverse fields such as food psychology and orthomolecular therapy.

Maguy's passion lies in bringing people together through food. She loves hosting brunches and dinner parties, believing that sharing a meal can break down barriers and foster meaningful connections. Her work on Table Talks reflects this belief, sharing restaurant recommendations, recipes, and insights into different food cultures from around the world.

Currently, Maguy is devoted to her passion project, Table Talks, while also working as a holistic health coach. Through her page, she shares her journey and invites others to explore the powerful connections that food can create.


Recipe for 1 cup of cacao:
* 20-30 grams cacao (2 tablespoons)
* 1 cup (200 ml) of water or almond milk*
* 1 medjool date, chopped into pieces
* 1 tablespoon almond butter (omit if using almond milk)
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
* Pinch of chili powder
* Pinch of Celtic sea salt

Optional Add-Ins:
* Grated orange zest
* Cloves
* Vanilla bean
* Star anise
* Turmeric
* Black pepper

*In case you use almond milk, you may not use almond butter (though in my personal preference I think almond butter is the nicest option).

In a small saucepan, heat all ingredients together in a pan until warm but not boiling (not warmer than 70 degrees celsius in order to maintain all flavors and health benefits of the cacao)! Let the drink simmer on low heat for approximately 20-30 minutes.

* Adjust Sweetness: If the drink isn’t sweet enough for your taste, you can add another medjool date or a small amount of your preferred sweetener (for instance, maple syrup). Dates give thickness and a rich flavor to the cacao.
* Spice Level: Feel free to adjust the spices to your preference. Adding more or less chili powder can change the heat level.
* Almond Butter vs. Almond Milk: If you’re using almond milk, you might find the drink is already quite creamy, so the almond butter may not be necessary. However, using almond butter can add a richer, nuttier flavor that complements the cacao well.
* Preparation Time: Preparing the drink a few hours in advance and allowing the flavors to meld together is highly recommended for a more intense flavor experience.

Enjoy this time for yourself and remember to drink it mindfully, savoring each flavor!

Health benefits of cacao:
- Rich in Antioxidants: Cacao is a champion of antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, which can help reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.
- Heart Health: The flavanols in cacao are linked to improved blood vessel function and nitric oxide production, which can lead to lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of heart disease.
- Mineral Content: Cacao is a great source of minerals like magnesium and iron. Magnesium is crucial for many bodily processes, while iron is necessary for healthy red blood cells and energy levels.
- Mood Booster: Cacao contains natural mood-elevating compounds like phenylethylamine and anandamide, which may improve mood.


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