Raw cacao is not sweet. Don't eat it expecting it to be sweet. That's where you add dates or rice malt syrup to sweeten foods.
Of course, but there's no doubt that foods marketed as 'super foods' are far more expensive than what they are worth and we can get the same results from just eating a healthy diet. That's all the show was saying...eat healthy and reap the benefits. Originally you said that since having your smoothie you have had far more energy, I have a green smoothie daily and also feel more energised after it, without any 'superfoods' in my smoothie. I also find if I'm drinking 3-4L of water a day I stay energised, with or without a green smoothie. I have no issues with people purchasing said 'super foods' (I do...quinoa, raw cacao, chia seeds because of their nutritional properties, not because they are a super food) but it's not affordable for everyone and it's possible to achieve the same, or similar results without superfoods. The term 'superfood' is a marketing campaign. That's all I was saying.
I can tell you since I work for a large natural food and health product distributor that they are marked up A LOT!!! I'm very fortunate to get all of that stuff (maca, cacao, coconut sugar/oil etc) at wholesale plues 10% otherwise I don't think I'd have half the things in my cupboard as it's very pricey!!
And further to this. iherb.com has awesome prices for health foods mentioned as it's from America! They now sell it in Aus prices though but it's still very reasonable.
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