Cacao Plus - Energy Plus Vegan Protein Superfood Meal!
Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Low Glycemic, Sustainably Sourced
Cacao Plus! is full of vitamins and minerals to provide you with sustained energy. It is a perfect morning or pre-workout meal to motivate you to be your most vibrant self. You get 21 superfoods, plant-based protein and raw cacao to provide your body with amazing health benefits and increased energy levels for an active lifestyle.
Simply add 1-4 tablespoons to your favorite milk or water to a blender, shaker bottle or glass jar and shake vigorously.
Since there is already an ideal amount of bioavailable protein, adding milk is preferred for taste although not necessary. For an extra yummy treat try adding a splash of vanilla, almond extract or banana. If less calories is what you're going for, try using an unsweetened milk product or forgo milk for water. If you want additional nutrition we suggest adding chia seeds, fresh ground flax seeds, avocado, hemp oil, or coconut oil.
When Should I take it?
Daily! Imagine yourself at 100%. Cacao Plus! and its unique blend of superfoods will ensure that your mind and body are at 100% every day. Some professional athletes use it twice a day to replace a meal or snack and then eat a more typical meal for dinner.
If you are very thin or sensitive (Ayurvedically Vata) then you could start by using it in the mornings. Since raw cacao has similar effects as some lightly caffeinated teas, those with certain constitutions find it to be a bit too stimulating to consume in the evening. Other constitutions typically do not experience these effects. It is also good to be aware that the polysacharides in Goji Berries and the amino acid profile of some of the algae may feel slightly more stimulating than you are used to.
Benefits from Cacao Plus!:
- Energy Focused Protein: Boost Your Energy Without the Crash
- A Perfect Pre-Workout Meal
- Satisfy Your Hunger & Reduce Cravings
- Healthily Manage Your Weight
- Reduce Your Inflammation
- Relieve Stress with Adaptogenic Herbs
- Improve Your Mood with Mood Boosting Botanicals
- Get Your Macro- and Micro-Nutrients
- Boost Your Digestive Health with Prebiotics & Probiotics
- Quick Meal Replacement Drink Ready in Less than Two Minutes
Features of Cacao Plus!:
- Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, and Gluten-Free
- 5 Grams of Complete Plant Protein
- Ultra-Low Glycemic: No Refined Sugars
- Complete Protein. Excellent Branch Chain Amino
- Nine of the Most Potent SuperGreens in the World
- Complete with the Nine Amino Acids that You Need to Thrive
- Fully Bioavailable Vitamins and Minerals
- No Cheap Fillers, No Stale Ingredients
- The Cleanest Protein Powder You Can Take
- Created in an Allergen-Free Facility
Ease. The best support for your active lifestyle. Allow the finest nutrients in the world to fuel your next hike, run, yoga session, or workout without the crash. Cacao Plus! is a one-of-a-kind meal or snack that tastes great and makes you feel great. You'll love the subtle hints of cinnamon and ginger. At work, home, school or play, you get sustained energy, mental clarity, and positive mood, all from your food!
Truly Unique. Cacao Plus! was created to give you the potent benefits of a truly unique and delicious plant-based meal or snack loaded with supergreens, adaptogens, and raw, organic heirloom cacao. We blend the best heirloom cacao from Ecuador and Peru to create a synergy of balanced and bioavailable nutrients not found in any other protein powder on the market.
Absolutely Delicious. Not only does Cacao Plus! taste absolutely delicious with its rich chocolate flavor, but it contains ample amounts of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, anti-oxidants and healthy fats. You get 21 superfoods, plant-based protein and raw cacao to provide your body with amazing health benefits and increased energy levels for an active lifestyle. 7 superfoods in the mix also provide your endocrine system nourishment for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and nails.
What makes Sarvaa's Cacao Plus! unique?
The unparalleled combination of superfoods in Cacao Plus! is absolutely jaw-dropping! It's the most leading edge Superfood Meal available. You'll feel the difference. Unlike other chocolate protein powders on the market, Cacao Plus! is all organic, not made in a big food factory, but is made in small batches with much better quality ingredients than the big companies. Because larger, mass producing companies have to source huge truckloads of mass-produced ingredients, their quality suffers. Sarvaa is different.
At Sarvaa, only the absolute highest standards are employed from start to finish. It all starts with the health of the soil that the plants are grown in. Then comes the careful tending of the plants to the gentle harvesting and drying, and onwards to storing the botanicals at low temperatures and in non-toxic containers. Finally all of the ingredients get blended together in small batches in a custom, allergen-free facility by a handful of loving people who really care about surrounding your food with the best possible intentions.
Sustainably Grown, Heirloom Cacao from Small Farms
Cacao is possibly one of nature's #1 superfoods. Native to South and Central America, cacao is considered a "food of the gods" as it was traditionally taken mixed just with water in the form of a tonic to provide increased strength, energy, and nourishment.
Since the discovery of the New World, cacao has been processed into what we know as chocolate. Unlike refined chocolate, cacao does not contain sweeteners, emulsifiers, preservatives, or dairy that can be detrimental to health. By itself, cacao remains one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet. When it hasn't been roasted or over-processed, cacao retains a high level of nutrients, minerals, fiber, anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids, and even Vitamin C.
Some of the many health benefits of consuming raw cacao include:
Anti-aging: High concentrations of anti-oxidants make cacao ideal for fighting free radicals attributed to premature aging.
Heart Health: Ample amounts of magnesium aid in lowering blood pressure, relieving stress, and alkalizing the body.
Mood Boosting: Cacao is the only food on Earth that contains Anandamide, known as the "bliss chemical." This neurotransmitter is responsible for feelings of love, the positive feeling you get after exercise and performing a good deed.
Stress Relieving: Cacao contains significant quantities of the essential amino acid, Tryptophan, responsible for the production of Serotonin, known for diminishing levels of anxiety, promoting emotional well-being and combating feelings of depression.
Weight Loss: Loaded with dietary fiber, cacao is an excellent food for promoting weight loss. Eating cacao stimulates the body to produce digestive enzymes to aid digestion, thus promoting a feeling of fullness that can support weight loss.
Does Cacao Contain Caffeine?
There are a lot of questions surrounding the relationship between cacao and caffeine. Cacao is actually a poor source of caffeine. What cacao does contain, however, is a substance known as theobromine. Theobromine and caffeine are similar in that they both belong to a group of xanthine alkaloids. Unlike caffeine, theobromine does not act as a nervous system stimulant nor is it as addictive. In contrast, theobromine acts to stimulate the heart and is one of the compounds attributed to chocolate's role as an aphrodisiac. Like most potent plant foods, always consume cacao with a sense of personal awareness of how much is enough for you.
Owner and founder of Sarvaa Superfood, Derek Van Atta, talks about the amazing benefits of Cacao:
Customer Testimonials for Cacao Plus!
""This is by far the best tasting and most nutrient dense Superfood Meal replacement powder I have ever tasted. I’ve been drinking powdered meal replacements for breakfast (and often with my lunch too) for almost two years. I’ve tried Garden of Life’s ‘Raw Meal’, Vega’s ‘One’, a variety of Amazing Grass’ products, MRM stuff, and a few others whose names escape me at the moment. Comparing them all, Sarvaa Cacao Plus is by far the best. I absolutely love the taste of it. The wide variety of superfoods that comprise the blend are unrivaled when compared to other meal replacement powders. The probiotics and the hint of cinnamon is genius. This stuff blows away everything else on the market! "
~ Geoffrey K, Colorado
"Cacao Plus is: Sustained energy without any stimulants. Powerful, impressive superfoods profile. Delicious flavor on its own or blended with other ingredients. Perfect as a nutritious breakfast shake or energizing midday snack. It's my favorite of Sarvaa proteins! Love that it has everything I need in one yummy powder: protein, greens, adaptogenic herbs, mushrooms, probiotics, nice taste and pure, organic goodness! Thank you, Sarvaa! "
~ Danielle R, Santa Cruz, CA
'Must-Know' Facts about your Plant-Based Protein
Containing 5 grams of protein per serving, Cacao Plus contains a nutrient-optimized blend of the three most beneficial plant proteins: sprouted brown rice protein, pea protein and hemp protein. These plant-based blends of protein are not only easy for the body to assimilate and digest, but they contain an ample amount of fiber, no sugar, nearly no carbohydrates, and 80% Pure Protein.
Unlike soy protein that contains “oligosaccharides” which are extremely difficult for the body to digest, Sarvaa proteins contain none of the carbohydrates and simple sugars that are detrimental to your health. Hemp seeds are not a grain and therefore very low in carbs, so Hemp Protein is completely Paleo-friendly. And the natural sprouting and fermenting of the Brown Rice Protein truly transforms a lowly grain into a protein powerhouse.
Normal rice is mostly starch, but after sprouting the protein content jumps up dramatically, then the live enzymes and fermentation process increases the protein even more, so you get the easiest-to-digest, highest quality, organic, earth-friendly, raw, vegan, 80% pure protein!
In Addition to Complete Plant-based Protein, Cacao Plus! Offers:
Adaptogens are a unique set of superfoods that literally “adapt” to the needs of the body, and help the body adapt to stress, changes in environment, sleep cycles, and more! Whether it’s stress, low immunity, recovery or illness, adaptogens help the body to recreate balance, harmony, and well-being. They're best known for their stress-relieving benefits as they work with the nervous system to move from "stressed" to "rest", ie. sympathetic to parasympathetic homeostasis.
Everyday, our bodies are bombarded with stressors from toxins, environment, poor diet, and daily life stress. Our bodies need help. It’s only recently that modern society has coined the word “adaptogen” to describe foods that have been used and known about by healing traditions for thousands of years.
Over time, consuming adaptogenic foods will decrease your body’s reactivity to stress. Not only that but you will find that you have more energy, feel happier, and more positive. Turmeric Root, Maca Root, Holy Basil, and Reishi Mushroom are all adaptogens included in Cacao Plus! that have unique abilities to heal and support the body in positive ways.
Supergreens are green plant-based foods that contain powerful levels of chlorophyll, a high level of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Supergreens are low in starch and carbohydrates and contain no levels of sugar. Typically, these greens are characterized by a deep, dark leaf due to the high level of phytonutrients. The darker the better! Not only are supergreens cleansing, but they can lower levels of toxicity and inflammation in the body.
Cacao Plus! contains Sarvaa Vibrant Biome Probiotic Formula Blend, made up of the most potent and "intelligent" beneficial bacteria. Probiotics are absolutely essential to your health. Beneficial bacteria are part of the community of micro-organisms in your gut known as your microbiome. They work to boost your immune system, defend you from harmful bacteria and viruses, and help to heal disease, chronic inflammation, food sensitivities, and even seasonal allergies. If your microbiome is weakened or compromised by stress, sleeplessness, and/or a poor diet the beneficial probiotic bacteria in your gut can weaken and be kicked out by invasive, disease promoting bacteria and yeasts.
Further, having a wide variety of beneficial bacteria in your microbiome helps you to create healthy cells. This ideal epigenetic expression emerges from having a microbiome that is diverse and healthy and works with your digestive system to create healthy DNA and RNA. Healthy DNA and RNA expression over time leads to a higher quality of life, increases the likelihood of you having long term health and vibrancy, and increases your chances of preventing serious illness and disease.
4. SEA VEGETABLES
A rare characteristic of Cacao Plus! is that it contains two of the best sea vegetables: dulse and kelp. These nutrient dense supergreens are found and grown in the ocean and contain an abundance of nutrients, everything from protein to essential vitamins and minerals.
Kelp: An edible seaweed that is actually a brown algae, Kelp is best known for its ability to reduce symptoms of arthritis and inflammation in the body. It's rich level of nutrients, vitamins, numerous minerals, trace elements and amino acids make it a superior supergreen for a variety of health boosting functions such as boosting metabolism and strengthening bodily tissues.
Dulse: A red algae that grows on the northern coats of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, people have been harvesting Dulse for hundreds of years as both a food source, a skin care and cosmetic ingredient and nutritional supplement. In Iceland, for instance, it has been consumed as an important source of fiber. A unique property of Dulse is that it contains all of the trace minerals needed by the human body!
5. MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS
Perhaps some of the most unique ingredients in Cacao Plus! are medicinal mushrooms. These mushrooms have been used for thousands of years as adaptogens and healing tonics in healing traditions around the globe. They promote longevity, vitality, and are incredibly immune boosting. Sarvaa Organics only uses certified organic mushroom varieties that are harvested in the mycelium stage (the youngest) to ensure bioavailability in the body in their raw form. For more information on this topic please visit our FAQs page.
Cacao: *Fairtrade Peruvian & *Dominican Cacao
Proteins: *Pea Protein (80% Protein), *Sprouted Brown Rice Protein (80% Protein), *Hemp Heart Protein (60% Protein)
Greens: *Moringa Leaf, *Nettle Leaf, *Dandelion Leaf, *Tulsi Leaf, *North Atlantic Dulse, *North Atlantic Kelp, *Opened-wall Chlorella, *E3 Live Klamath Algae, *Celery Seed, *Shilajit
Roots: *Turmeric Root, *Ashwaganda Root, *Maca Root, *Ginger Root
Mushrooms: *Cordyceps, *Reishi, *Chaga, *Lion's Mane, *Fu Ling Poria
Fruits: *Acerola Cherry, *Camu Berries, *Lucuma, *Goji Berry, *Date, *Monk Fruit
Balancing: *Cinnamon, Orsa Sea Salt, *Vanilla Extract, *Dehydrated Maple Syrup
Probiotics: B. Coagulans, L. Rhamnosus, L. Casei, L. Acidophilus, L. Plantarum, B. Bifidum, L. Bulgaricus, B. Breve
*The statements on this site have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product.
Wow! This has become a favorite! Gives me the energy AND cuts the hunger. I'd give it 10 stars if you let me!!!
This stuff is amazing. I like it better in cold drinks. You feel satiated... every cell is fed. You can just feel how good it is. Makes an over eater like myself feel calm and not needing to over eat. I highly recommend.
Gives abundant energy and I find my body begins to crave this drink, in a good way. Love it!
We love this. It's our healthy treat. I have a 1 and a 3 year old. I put this in our homemade gluten free pancake mix, smoothies, shakes, blend up with a banana and this for "ice cream". It's wonderful.
Cacao Plus helped me immensely to align my mind, body, and spirit. It's the perfect blend of nutrients and chocolate flavor!
This would be an excellent product if they hadn't messed with the flavor of chocolate (cocao) by adding cinnamon and maple . . . two of my least favorites and there isn't much I don't like . . . too bad!
I was really looking forward to a very nice, rich chocolate flavor but those two make it impossible -
I don’t always eat the best, but I start every day with a Sarvaa smoothie that includes cacao plus, super c, and golden bliss. I’ve gotten used to the taste so it goes down well and lasts for hours. I’m satisfied til lunch and I know I’ve ingested fantastic healthy ingredients for my first meal. Thanks Sarvaa!
I was introduced to Sarvaa Superfood products by a family member serendipitously at a time when I had made the decision to answer my body’s call to make changes to my diet. I ordered the Cacao Plus and loved it immediately. I have it for breakfast each day in a smoothie/shake made with almond milk, a green banana and frozen berries and cherries. Sooo good! I waited too long to order when I got to the end of my first package and had to live without it for a few days and I really felt a difference with cravings and just overall how I felt. Won’t make that mistake again. You can feel the good vibes coming out of the box when you open it! I’m a customer for life.
This Cacao Plus is the most delicious part of my day. Love that it’s from Durango too!! Keep up the great work Sarvaa~