Best Ways To Add Cocoa Powder to Your Everyday Diet

If you’re like most people, you probably love chocolate, but maybe the added sugar isn't for you. Did you know that pure cocoa powder contains antioxidants and minerals, making it a functional ingredient in your daily diet? Check out some of the best ways to add cocoa to your meal planning so you can enjoy this food in a range of ways!

Enjoy It at Breakfast

Start your day with a nutritious and delicious breakfast by adding cocoa powder to your morning routine. For instance, you could mix in some cocoa powder to give your oats a chocolatey twist if you love eating warm oatmeal or overnight oats. You could also sprinkle a dash of cocoa into some batter for delicious pancakes or waffles, so you start the day off right!

Put It in Smoothies and Drinks

Cocoa powder is also a great addition to smoothies and other drinks. Mix it with your favourite fruits, milk, or yogurt for a tasty and healthy beverage. A spoonful of cocoa powder transforms a simple peanut butter smoothie into a chocolatey delight.

Hot Cocoa is another classic choice that’s delicious to the last sip. Simply warm up some milk, then add a spoonful or two of cocoa powder and a bit of sugar; for an extra kick of flavour, add a dash of cinnamon or cayenne pepper! Try our classic Hot Cocoa recipe.

Chocolate Fact

Hot chocolate and hot cocoa are not the same, as the former requires melting a chocolate bar with milk. Hot chocolate has a thicker consistency but more sugar because it contains melted chocolate. The benefit of making hot cocoa is that you can control the amount and type of sugar.

Add It to Baking Recipes

Cocoa powder is a versatile ingredient that you can add to various baked goods for a rich and robust flavour. Cocoa brings that finishing touch every good recipe needs, from chocolate chip cookies to decadent brownies. 

Remember that Dutch-process and regular cocoa powder are different when selecting an ingredient to use. Dutch-processed cocoa powder has a bold and deep flavour, making it perfect for decadent hot cocoa. On the other hand, regular cocoa has a lighter colour and a slightly fruity flavour.

Eat Some Chocolate

Eating chocolate is one of the easiest ways to add cocoa to your everyday diet! However, not all chocolates are created equal. Dark chocolate has the most cocoa, milk has less, and white chocolate only contains cocoa butter. We have some ideas on how you can incorporate dark chocolate into your workout routine. Enjoying a treat a day can help satisfy your cravings for sweets and cocoa products in a single food!

Buy Tasty Chocolates

Cocoa is a delicious food you can easily add to your diet. Order the best baking chocolate or a  box of chocolates to get in your cocoa fix! At Cococo, you can buy a range of chocolates for baking or consuming alone. Browse our shop today to find your favourite chocolatey goods.