November Fave Five
We can’t tell you how often our clients (and let’s be honest, family and friends too!) ask us for recommendations, suggestions, or simply opinions on the latest foods, beverages and supplements in the health and wellness sphere. So, rather than constantly posting “one-off’s” on our social media stories, we decided to put together a monthly “Fave Five” round-up of all the products and services we are currently pining for. This month we focus on a few items that will help take you through the holiday season mindfully and enjoyably without derailing all of your health goals and efforts of the past year.
Choczero Dark Chocolate Keto Bark: We love chocolate just as much as the next gal (maybe even more?) but unfortunately most “chocolate” on the market these days is nothing more than processed cocoa, milk, refined sugar and artificial flavors. Not optimal when it comes to health and weight loss. Enter ChocZero Keto Bark – the answer to our chocolate-craving, sweet-tooth prayers! ChocZero’s artisanal dark chocolate keto bark is free from sugar, dairy and gluten but “chock-full” of serious deliciousness. This keto-friendly chocolate is sweetened with monkfruit , contains no artificial sweeteners and uses high quality cocoa beans and sea salt to create the perfect sweet-treat, compliant in nearly every phase of our program . Keto barks are available online at choczero.com, Amazon and select Whole Foods and Kings’s stores nationwide
Surely Non-alcoholic Sparkling Rose: Although we aren’t big oenophiles over here, we do understand the social component and societal pressure that so often accompany that glass (or bottle) of wine. Plus, some people just really love the taste, and we understand and respect that too! For that reason, we’ve been on the quest for a high-quality, compliant, non-alcoholic wine for over a year now – one that we could recommend to our clients as a suitable alternative to the real thing. In a nutshell, something that would provide the taste and experience of late-night drinks without the morning-after hangover. The answer: Surely non-alcoholic Sparkling Rose! Surely begins as an alcoholic rose, made with the best grapes from the best California wineries.The alcohol is then separated out with a Spinning Cone Column, and a few select ingredients are added in to enhance the body and flavor. The result? A refreshing, bubbly, de-alcoholized wine that tastes just like the real thing! Plus, Surely is gluten-free, vegan and keto-friendly, with just 30 calories and 1 g of sugar in an 8-ounce glass! What’s not to love? Surely non-alcoholic Sparkling Rose can be found online at hisurely.com or on Amazon. Interested? DM us or send an email to email@example.com for an exclusive promo code on your first order.
Partysmart Hangover supplement: As the holiday season approaches, we know that alcohol consumption will be ratcheting up for so many. Obviously we advise limiting to 1-2 cocktails per event (or better yet, abstaining altogether) but we know that’s often not the reality. Enter Partysmart- the highly effective answer to your hangover-be-gone prayers ! PartySmart provides antioxidants and prevents the buildup of acetaldehyde in the liver which enhances alcohol metabolism and liver detoxification. Chicory, andrographis and other herbal extracts begin working with your first drink, instead of after the fact. Additionally, Partysmart is vegetarian, non-GMO, gluten and dairy-free, and free from magnesium stearate, wheat, corn and soy. The result? A fun night out and a much, much better morning-after. We recommend stocking up (they sell out fast during this time of year) and keeping one in your bag at all times. You just never know when a spontaneous party is going to pop up! Partysmart can be found on Amazon at the Himalaya store.
Beautiful Briny Sea salt blends: Beautiful Briny Sea is an artisan dry goods company based in Atlanta, that specializes in small-batch salts, sugars, and sprinkles. We stay away from the sugar (obviously) but the salt blends on the other hand; well, we order those in bulk! All of their culinary products are hand-made with integrity and sustainable practices, using locally grown ingredients and organic spices. We are partial to the Magic Unicorn (a delightful blend of smoked paprika, garlic, rosemary, celery seed and pure ocean salt that takes any veggie or protein to the next level), Sultan Papadopoulos (a blend of sea salt, garlic, oregano, turmeric, chili blend, and lemon that instantly transports us to the Aegean Sea), and Truffle Sea Salt (an earthy, decadent blend of Italian black truffles and French fleur de sel that totally fancies up your pasta game). Don’t just take our word for it thought. Why not try the “Kitchen Basics” or “Imaginary Friends” sample packs and discover your favorite for yourself? Beautiful Briny Sea salt blends can be found on Etsy or at beautifulbrinysea.com
Dram Adaptogenic CBD sparkling water: So many of our clients have been experimenting with “AFL” (alcohol-free living) these days, but nonetheless still craving a little something to “take the edge off” or even just to sip other than the usual water or flavored seltzers. Our answer nearly every time? Dram Adaptogenic CBD Sparkling Water, a hemp-infused fizzy-water with 25mg of CBD. Dram beverages are gluten + sugar-free, crafted from clean ingredients and organic plants, and contain no falsely labeled “natural flavors”. Their CBD is made from Cannabidiol-rich hemp which is 3rd party lab-tested in a lab to ensure that it’s always free of pesticides, herbicides, solvents and contains less than 0.3% THC. Added bonus- Dram contains adaptogens, a group of herbs, mushrooms and roots that are scientifically-proven to help regulate the adrenals and support the body’s hormonal response to stress. We swear by the Beauty Bubbles but you can’t go wrong with any of the delicious and innovative flavors. Dram sparkling water can be purchased online at dramapothecary.com
You’re welcome friends! And as always, if you have any questions or a personal experience to share, feel free to drop into our chat or send us a DM – we love to hear from you!
In good health,Megan + Robyn