Viva Labs
Organic Raw Cacao Nibs

I was approached to review Viva Labs Organic Unsweetened Cacao Nibs I have never tried Cacao Nibs before and wasn’t really sure what to do with them.  After some online research and looking around Pinterest, I found many ways to get all the benefits from Cacao Nibs.
Cacao Nibs look like shaved chocolate, but they don’t melt in your hand if you hold them. They are crunchy and pack a strong chocolate flavor as well as have a chocolate scent. 
What is so special about Cacao Nibs?
Cacao Nibs are considered to be nature’s chocolate and were known to be used in Mayan rituals and ceremonies.  Cacao Nibs offer cardiovascular health with having polyphenols, catechins, and procyanidins naturally present. These compounds help keep your cholesterol levels within the normal range.
Cacao Nibs contain essential daily minerals like magnesium, chromium, calcium, and iron. They also have theobromine which is a stimulant-free energy source.  Rather than the crash you get after eating chocolate or drinking coffee, Cacao Nibs will sustain your energy.
Viva Labs take great pride in having the finest variety of Cacao Nibs taken from Perunvian Criollo beans. They also use Fair Trade practices when growing and harvesting the beans with Peruvian Farmers.
How do I use Cacao Nibs?
I made a smoothie using Viva Labs Cacao Nibs. 
In your NutriBullet (or other blender system)
1 cup of Almond Milk
1/4 Cup of Peanut Butter
1 Tbs Chia Seeds
1 Tbs Cacao Nibs
Handful of ice cubes
(optional: 1/2 frozen banana)
Mix until all items are blended together.

If you are looking to add chocolate flavor without the calories and sugar, using Raw Cacao Nibs in smoothies, cookies, and granola is an excellent idea.  I have a much longer span of energy and feel like I am actually adding benefits rather than empty sugar calories to my diet. 

To purchase a 1 lb bag of Viva Labs Cacao Nibs, click the photo below:

Thanks to Viva Labs for sending this product for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way for this review. If you choose to purchase the product through the above link, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase. Thanks for supporting reviews.

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  1. bermudaonion on June 16, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I bet that was delicious! They use a lot of cacao nibs in beer.

  2. Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies on June 17, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Mmmm… I love Cacao Nibs. They are in one of my favorite candy bars, and I have snacked on them plain (a sample). I bet they are delicious in your recipe!

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