Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chocolate Money

We have all had those chocolate coins and eaten them, usually not the best of chocolate, but if  could really eat your money would you eat it? Probably not unless you had a lot of it. This is the way the Maya treated it. 
Of course chocolate was a form of money to them. Usually it was the well to do that drank chocolate, although working class people probably enjoyed chocolate every now and then too. 
The rich enjoyed their chocolate. It was a beverage then and drank from elaborately painted chocolate cups. Emperors were buried with jars of chocolate.  
Clearly, they wanted to make chocolate history themselves.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cranberry Juice And Chocolate Ice Cream

This is an other treat I discovered  with my Grand Mother. If you enjoy Cranberry Juice you will like this combination.
They have more juices they have added to Cranberry now but just try this with the straight up Cranberry. It is a tasty treat.
Read more about the cranberry here at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry and don't forget to add the chocolate ice cream!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Peanut Butter And Jelly

One of every child's, and adults too, favorites. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I always likes strawberry jelly best but I believe grape it the top seller.
Nothing tops off this treat like a ice cold glass of chocolate milk! 
There are many chocolates to pick from. Powders and syrups. And then there is that one that's not chocolate at all but carob plus all those minerals. It's crystals and they never all dissolve Some float on top. My grand mother used to buy it. I liked it because of the crunch from the crystals on top.
Peanuts are a strange plant. They end up under ground but don't start there. When the flower gets pollinated the stem drops to the ground and then peanut develops.
Enough of that. The milk is what this is about.

We can get to peanut butter later.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chocolate Feelings

Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to release hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy.  It can help with depression, and reduce stress. A stress-free life helps keep a youthful mentality.  So eat lots of chocolate!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chocolate And Health

Flavanols have been shown, through numerous studies, to keep arteries and blood vessels healthy
Cocoa extract naturally contains flavanols, the active compounds in cocoa that maintain healthy circulation.
Some prepossessing  removes these health benefits so the better the chocolate the better the benefits.
Some say Dark Chocolate is the best. I enjoy them both. Witch is my favorite I cant say. I love them both.
As I have said "I NEED CHOCOLATE EVERYDAY". How Bout You?
Find out more about the health benefits of chocolate.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_effects_of_chocolate