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Chocolate is one of the most popular gifts and stocking–stuffers during the holiday season. To help you celebrate and share the healthy joy of raw chocolate, we're offering a special cacao deal. From now until December 24, get 20% off our most popular raw, organic cacao products on our website including nibs, powder, beans and sweet nibs. Apply the coupon code: cacao20 at checkout.

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Known as the “Food of the Gods” by ancient South American cultures, raw cacao is cherished in modern times as a healthy and delicious form of “dark” chocolate. Raw cacao is known to be one of the most plentiful sources of antioxidants, and is also among the highest dietary sources of magnesium. Cacao also provides dietary fiber and many essential minerals in significant quantities, such as iron.

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Do you need some raw chocolate inspiration? Our website has a beautiful cacao recipe page that provides dozens of delicious recipes. Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder has a deep dark chocolate flavor and a fine texture that is easy to blend. Add it to smoothies, desserts and hot chocolate or make your own chocolate bars. Use our Nibs and Sweet Cacao Nibs just as you would chocolate chips in baked goods, desserts and raw treats. Snack on our whole Cacao Beans, blend them into smoothies or sprinkle them on ice cream and yogurt.

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To make our premium cacao products, our Peruvian partners hand-select the best cacao beans from local small-scale organic cacao farmers. The beans are rinsed with purified water, dried at low temperatures and partially fermented to ensure the best quality and flavor. To learn more about our cacao from Peru, check out this video.

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Nothing lifts the spirit in winter like a warm mug of hot chocolate – especially when it's made from the finest raw cacao powder! This dairy-free version of a classic recipe, by Chef Julie Morris, is sure to please. In addition to our cacao powder, Julie's Hot Chocolate also features Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar – a delicious low–glycemic sweetener that contains minerals and amino acids.

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Julie's Hot Chocolate

½ tsp Mesquite Powder
1½ Tbsp Navitas Naturals Coconut Palm Sugar
1 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder
1 Cup Unsweetened Original Almond Milk (or Hemp Milk)

In a small saucepan, heat all the ingredients over low until mixture is warm. Wisk to combine the mixture thoroughly, or briefly whip it in a blender. Hemp milks and almond milks can have varying levels of sweetness, so try adjusting the quantity of coconut palm sugar to your liking. This recipe yields 1 serving.

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Did you know that Navitas Naturals now employs more than 70 people? Brooke Golden, the Director of Marketing, is the latest to join our team. Brooke is a Minneapolis native but has been in the Bay Area for over ten years. She has worked in natural foods for almost as long, having joined us from another local food company – Clif Bar & Co. Get to know Brooke below, including her favorite superfood.

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Navitas Naturals (NN): Welcome to the team! Now that you've had a couple months to sample them all in the office kitchen…what's your favorite Navitas superfood and why?

Brooke Golden (BG): Goldenberries – I wasn't familiar with them prior to joining Navitas. I love the mix of sweet and tart. They are addictive and pair well with so many things– especially our cashews right out of the bag. I added them to a cranberry sauce for the holiday and loved it. The namesake also gives it a special ranking.

NN: What is your favorite thing about working at Navitas so far?

BG: The people and the products. It's a great team, everyone is excited to be here and has a personal passion for the products and real pride in the company. It's a special place. Experimenting with superfoods is a second favorite. I have had some real hits and some definite misses with my morning smoothie blends.

NN: What Navitas product do you see as under–appreciated by the public so far, that should emerge more in 2014?

BG: So many! I have a lot of work to do. Having come from the bar world I am most impressed with our Power Snacks. The flavors, simple ingredients and super nutritionals can hold their own against the other options in a wrapper. They are a convenient option for our busy lifestyle and one that you can feel great about choosing.

NN: Have you always been interested in health foods?

BG: Yes, I love how people come together around food and how it plays such an important role in every culture. The more time and thought you put into your cooking the more you pay attention to the quality of the ingredients you choose. Navitas products are always a winner for their quality and sourcing practices.

NN:What do you most like to do when you are not working?

BG: We have a very busy house with two little ones running around but we love to enjoy our local community- exploring the beaches, mountains and local restaurants. I balance our craziness by curling up with books and fitting in a regular yoga practice. In a former life I painted as a hobby and I still collect things for inspiration while out on hikes and walks.

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Bon Appetit editor Allie Clapp recently highlighted Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds on the NBC Today Show as one of the publication's top food finds. Our Chia Seeds are also honored as a Bon Appetit favorite in the December 2013 edition of the magazine.

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Another product getting accolades this month is our Dragonfruit Slices, which were cited by the FoodNetwork.com as one of the top 6 Healthier Packaged Foods discovered by them at the recent Food and Nutrition Conference & Expo. The Portland Press Herald published a nice profile in their Food section last week about Navitas Naturals and our Chief Revenue Officer Wes Crain – learn more about one of our company leaders in this story.

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The mission of Navitas Naturals is to provide the finest organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. Our products are certified organic, kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan and raw. Sourced from around the world, Navitas Naturals superfoods are a diverse whole-food source of antioxidants, protein, essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and other key nutrients. We use methods such as freeze-drying and low temperature processing to ensure maximum nutrition and flavor.


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