A few weeks ago one of my many favorite clients asked “why don’t you blog about things you like?” So here are a few things I frequently recommend, some of which you may already know. I currently do not receive any type of compensation from any of these companies.
I do think nut butters are my favorite food – peanut, cashew and particularly almond butter. Making your own with the Vita-mix is the best option but if you don’t have one my favorite brand of peanut butter is Sweet Ella’s made by a small company in Michigan. My favorite cashew butter, which I recently discovered is Artisana pure dessert on a spoon. I recently found a new almonds butter called Woodstock that is excellent.
I’ve tasted dark chocolate from all over the world and some of my clients have brought some from far away places. Seems like I am always trying new brands. A few weeks back I bought Alter Eco 85 or 90% and was blown away by how rich and smooth it tasted. I highly recommend a few squares a day for those flavonoids which lower inflammation in the body.
A few years back I discovered Marie Belle and have not found anything comparable since. Lower sugar dark chocolate cocoa, which mixes easily with milk for a great satisfying cup of hot chocolate. They ship from New York and sometimes you can find at Williams-Sonoma to save on shipping.
Dark chocolate and a little nut butter? What could be more sweet and savory for a perfect snack?