Chocolate! Friday Fun Fact + A Shot (or three) of Juice Posted on 20 Nov 06:04 , 0 comments

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Good morning! As we prepare for a fun-filled weekend at the Indie Craft Experience on November 21st and 22nd, all we can think about how to best sustain our stamina through energizing foods. We've been busy making and packaging chocolate this past week, and plan for an even busier weekend, and this is what keeps us going: lots of plants and lots of chocolate (not necessarily in that order ?)

Did you know? One of chocolate's claim to fame is its ability to increase nitric oxide production within our bodies? What exactly does nitric oxide do? It's increases blood flow and has been shown to help decrease blood clotting and lower blood pressure. Increased blood flow means that more oxygen is getting to each and every organ all the way down to the cellular level. And the increased blood flow means you will get more healing nutrients delivered to your cells if you're eating all of your plant-based healing foods. How does that translate? You'll notice glowing skin, improved memory, greater focus, less inflammation, and improved workouts. 

Other foods that help to produce nitric oxide throughout our body include beets, spinach and celery. 

Here is our favorite way to start each day in order to stay energized, focused, and alert:

  • shot of beet juice
  • shot of green juice
  • shot of cacao and spices

Beet Juice 

*Ingredients:
2 whole beets
3 carrots
2 inches of ginger

1 small apple
Juice of 1 lime

Juice it up!

Green Juice

*Ingredients:
5-6 celery stalks
3-4 handfuls of kale or spinach
1 cucumber
2 inches of ginger
Juice of 1-2 lemons

Juice it up!

Cacao Shot

*Ingredients: 
1-2 Tbsp cacao powder (non alkalized)
8 oz your favorite plant-based milk
2-3 tsp coconut sugar or pure maple syrup
pinch of sea salt
Optional: pinch of cayenne for an extra spicy kick

Warm up plant-based milk just before boiling. Whisk in the cacao powder, sugar and sea salt. Drink and enjoy.

Try this trio for a super energized morning and let us know what you think!

 *As always organic ingredients recommended.