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    Default Is raw cacao powder good for toddlers?

    Hi all, thought I would try this product and see if I can any good benefits from it? Yes? No?

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    Well it is a stimulant and tends to send my little one off her rocker, so I would advise to proceed with caution

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    Well it is a stimulant and tends to send my little one off her rocker, so I would advise to proceed with caution
    Right.... Proceed with caution......ha ha. I like it.....

    It's more for my girl who has issues eating and gaining. I was going to put some in her smoothie.

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    It's got a fairly bitter taste so she may not like it. If you do use it, perhaps try it first so you don't turn her off her smoothies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    Well it is a stimulant and tends to send my little one off her rocker, so I would advise to proceed with caution
    This!!! It seems to have more caffeine than normal cocoa powder and I would advise against any stimulants as generally they are used to help people lose weight. I also find it very bitter.

    My fussy eater will not touch a smoothie or flavoured milk. Let me know if you want some high-calorie foods that have worked wonders for him. He is now above average weight!!!

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    I use it in bliss balls with ground nuts and medjool dates. My daughter loves them and has eaten them since she was 2. I didn't consider the caffeine though...

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    It contains caffeine. I still think it's a better option than processed cocoa however I would be cautious about giving it to a toddler unless a very special treat. That said, if you added a couple of table spoons to a batch of bliss balls the amount of cacao in one ball would be very minimal.

    An alternative (if the caffeine concerns you) is carob powder 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    Right.... Proceed with caution......ha ha. I like it.....

    It's more for my girl who has issues eating and gaining. I was going to put some in her smoothie.
    Adding quality fat such as avocado or coconut oil can help increase the calorie content, I add avocado to banana smoothies and DS doesn't know 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    This!!! It seems to have more caffeine than normal cocoa powder and I would advise against any stimulants as generally they are used to help people lose weight. I also find it very bitter.

    My fussy eater will not touch a smoothie or flavoured milk. Let me know if you want some high-calorie foods that have worked wonders for him. He is now above average weight!!!
    Yes please....would love to hear your ideas

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    I was thinking of putting just half a teaspoon to 1 teaspoon to a big batch of smoothie that both my kids will drink.


 

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