Once you have these cacao pancakes, you won't be able to forget them. Especially since they are incredibly simple and tasty. If you ever want to make you Sunday morning pancakes even more special, try adding some cacao calm for stress relieving and hair, skin, and nail benefits.*
All you have to do is follow your favorite pancake recipe or in our case, favorite pancake mix recipe and add in one scoop of our Vegan Cacao Calm Collagen Support blend to give your pancakes a dash of that chocolatey flavor we all love. When it comes to our paleo pancake mix, we just add in the water, mix it up, add our cacao calm, and then begin cooking up the best beauty pancakes we've ever had.
What makes our cacao calm vegan collagen support blend so special is that it has two extra ingredients from our other collagen support blends. We use cacao and Ashwagandha in our cacao calm blend, which gives it its chocolate flavor and its ability to help support you with daily stress defense.*
Here's a quick guide to this adaptogenic herb and its stress-relieving properties: Ashwagandha actually has ancient roots in Ayurvedic medicine and some pretty amazing benefits that have been proven through research and studies.* Ashwagandha is a herb that is classified as an adaptogen. Adaptogens are herbs that help our bodies respond to external stressors. They’re known for their health benefits, especially when ingested as a supplement, powder, or extract. Ashwagandha in particular has long been used to manage stress and ease anxiety and has been used for over 3,000 years as a staple in Ayurvedic medicine.
Besides fighting stress, Ashwagandha has been shown to have some other incredible benefits to support your internal and external health.* You can read more about the extra benefits of ashwagandha on our blog for its benefits.
Our other ingredient, cacao, is also very special! Cacao and cocoa begin their lives as the same plant, Theobroma cacao. The short answer about what distinguishes them is that cacao is processed with low heat and cocoa is processed with high heat. This process makes cacao the purest and most nutrient-dense form of chocolate you can consume containing over 300 different compounds that are essential to our overall health and well-being.* This means that cacao powder, in its purest form, contains more fiber and calories than cocoa powder because it does not contain any additives. Cacao is an excellent source of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and protein that make it a great source of nutrients. Who knew this chocolate-y taste could come with so many benefits too!
Pancakes that help support my natural collagen production, de-stress, and taste like chocolate? Sign me up!
Now that our plant education is out of the way, let's chat toppings. What is fun about these cacao calm pancakes, is you can really make them your own. We love adding peanut butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips on ours to make a creamy PB and Chocolate pancake! You can also top with a coconut whipped cream or keep them simple with just maple syrup. It is up to you!
If you liked this chocolate-themed recipe, you'll love these:
- Collagen-Boosting Chocolate Bark
- Vegan Snickers Bites
- Cacao Calm Flourless Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Brownie Smoothie
- Chocolate Beauty Latte