Wednesday, 8 January 2014

My new found love_Pure Cocoa

Its surprising the long list of goodies and foods that one can live on while trying to lose weight and stay fit. The list is endless, one can have fun, and keep dropping kgs i tell you. I came across this item in a shop and decided to try it, i have been on it for some weeks, and i completely love it. you want to know? Lol.. i love suspense, hehehe....its 100% pure cocoa! Yes, pure cocoa powder. I used to think it was a boring elder brother of a chocolate bar, but not anymore. As usual, i did my research.

It has great benefits and even aids in weight loss. Surprised? ok, let me tell you why.

  • Its loaded with antioxidants that are even 3 times more than that which is in green tea.
  • It lifts my mood and helps me through a workout, ie on days when i take a small cup before exercising.
  • It improves cardiovascular health and improves blood flow in the system. (yes i do feel a difference)
  • It improves memory, and helps one think better. This is great to take in the mornings before an active (brain work)day at work.
  • It helps curb kidney disease and diabetes.
  • It contains less that 7 calories per teaspoon! This is good news guys!!
This is what a tablespoon full looks like.

I have different ways of making mine, depending what i feel like having. i mix it with oats and bananas sometimes. You know it has a bit of bitter taste, so when i mix it with the oats and bananas, its a mix of bitter and sweet, which is yummy!
Some times like this morning, i made mine with cinnamon and coffee. You need to try this guys. I bet you will make another cup. hahahaha. And guess what, its just about 35 calories per cup. here's my recipe:
  • A teaspoon of cocoa powder: 7 calories
  • A pinch of cinnamon: about 3 calories
  • 2 Spoons of low fat creamer: about 25calories
  • 2 sachets of 0 calorie sweetener: 0 calorie
  • half a tsp of coffee: less that 2 calories.
My yummy cup of cocoa!

You feel me? so it means i can get away with some fried eggs and 2 slices of bread along with that!!! yaayyy!! For those that have a sweet tooth, you can try honey also. I think everyone should try this. I will try to bake with it soon. The whole point is to keep it as healthy as possible sweets. If you need the name of the cocoa powder i use, pls text me or call me 08025806183, no free adverts here o. Lol. Please try this out and lets know what you think. God bless,


  1. Hi Cheliz, can I substitute ofada for brown rice?
    Thnks & you are doing a fantastic job...

    1. Hi Jayne sweety. Thanks a lot. Yes u sure can. Ofada is whole grain unpolished rice thats filled with loads of nutrients, and it doesn't give that sugar high that you get from eating processed and polished rice. For me Ofada rice is brown rice. It comes in different shades of brown and smells so don't be surprised if u see it so in the market. Hope i answered your question dear. Take care.

  2. Thanks alot!
    You sure did and keep up the good work! :-)

  3. How can I get d cocoa powder cos I am in benin?

    1. Hi Sally. Pls give me ur email address so I can send u info. Thanks