Cocorau For The Holiday Season!
Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting Konstanze Zeller, an entrepreneur and founder of Cocorau. She gifted me her 100% raw cocoa power bites and I am now hooked on the healthiest choice of treats for the holiday season. All products are gluten, soy, sugar, dairy, and GMO free.
Introducing the 4 flavors of Cocorau + their benefits.
At Cocorau, beans are crushed under pressure and not with heat so all the nutritious benefits of the cocoa bean are retained. They bind the raw cocoa bean with self-made organic almond flower. The almonds are purchased from an organic farm in California. All the flavors include; almond flour, coconut oil, sulphur + rich molasses, himalayan salt + vanilla bean powder, and raw organic local honey. The almond flour is rich in vitamins and minerals, while the coconut oil has anti-aging properties. The honey is used to sweeten, it helps against allergies, and helps maintain a strong immune system.
So Hum Lavender
So Hum was named to honor the sound and power of the breath. This flavor has organic essence, lavender buds for decorations and pure lavender essence that is calming and purifying. Organic lavender essence for its calming effect, plus the joy of cocoa makes this treat a soothing combination.
This flavor has pure espresso powder, which is uplifting and energizing and has a coffee bean for decoration. The espresso combined with sulphur-rich molasses caramelizes the almonds to create a joyful superfood of bliss.
Sahmadi- Orange Bliss
This power bite uses hazelnut, almond pieces, Mexican chile powder, orange essence and organic vanilla to create a delightful experience. It is the hazel nuts, which provide a dietary fiber and are also heart-healthy. Cocoa nips are hardened cocoa bits; crunchy pieces of edible garnishing!
Lakshmi Matcha Tea
Lakshmi represents beauty and abundance. The illuminating quality of matcha tea, combined with the abundant nutrients of pistachios, coconut butter, and raw honey makes this one of a kind. Plus, sharing one is a good omen. Lakshmi includes the highest grade of powdered green tea leafs. It has pistachio flower, pure organic cocoa butter (not the paste) and is decorated with pure cocoa flakes. Matcha Tea has a anti-aging quality and is rich with antioxidants.
About the cocoa bean:
The cocoa bean is a potent bean with more than 300 healthful compounds that contains many vitamins and minerals. With a healthy dose of potassium and copper it supports cardiovascular health. The iron found in the cocoa beans transports oxygen through the body, and the calcium and magnesium are necessary for all the major organs functions.
-Considered to be nature’s anti-depressant.
– Antioxidant: has up to 10% antioxidant concentration levels. up to 3 times more than green tea and twice the amount of red wine. cocoa beans have 621 antioxidants.
– Cardiovascular health: cocoa beans contain magnesium – a nutrient that promotes good heart health. It also decreases the risk of blood clots which reduces the risk of strokes and heart disease.
– Epicatechin: this compound, found in the cocoa bean, is rich in health benefits. It is suspected that the effects of this compound are comparable to that of anesthesia and penicillin. benefits include reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and strokes. Due to its bitter flavor, certain producers remove it from their product.
– Energy booster! Cocoa reduces anxiety while promoting alertness. One cup of cocoa = the same energy as a cup of coffee.
I am inspired by Konstanze and her journey, so I had to share it with you guys. What she’s done and is doing, is everything I stand for, believe and teach.
“ As difficult as it is to start your own business, it is really rewarding and amazing to see your own product on the market. It is a very different sensation knowing that I was able to build and own something that I love and enjoy doing. I made a decision and I went for it.” Konstanze Zeller – Founder of Cocorau.