NEW CHOCOLATE SAUCE, COME TRY IT!

WE HAVE A NEW PRODUCT! If you're in the Bay Area, you have quite a few opportunities to try this amazing treat before the holidays and before we launch it in our online shop. Come visit us at any of the events below. FREE HUGS will also be shared with chocolate sauce samples, and I can't wait to see so many of you during my visit to California. 

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Regina Felice Garcia
Wellness Wednesday: Seasonal Superfoods

'Tis the season of runny noses and scratchy throats. This week, we share our favorite superfoods for optimal health for the holidays -- cold and flu, be gone! Inspired by The Chopra Center's informative article featuring 7 superfoods most effective for seasonal sickness prevention, we've compiled our own list of favorites. 

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HOW DO YOU GROW?

We spent the weekend at our first Northwest Chocolate Festival. It was a weekend filled with so many sweet connections and the highest quality cacao. We shared our superfood chocolate with thousands of people and we loved witnessing positive reactions from people of all ages. Our youngest supporter was 8 and she LOVED that our bars are not "fake sweet".

This was a big event for our small company and we experienced some growth hiccups along the way. That didn’t stop this sister duo from rocking it 💪🏽🍫💃. We'll share our biggest takeaways and all the photos in another blog post at the end of the week, but here's a quick reflection for now.

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HOW DID YOU 'LIVE A LOT' THIS WEEK?

Every Friday we share a reflection from one of the Live A Lot community members about what living a lot looks like for them. We love hearing from you - tell us how you're living a lot these days! ♥ // "There’s no turning back now - I didn’t get into these tight stretchy clothes to barely break a sweat..."

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CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CUPS

Don't be afraid to love, friends. I'm learning that it's truly time wasted to not let ourselves love fully. Love your friends, your family, your boss, everyone you cross paths with - regardless of the situation. 

Here's a heart-shaped chocolate caramel cup recipe to add to all the love you give and receive in your life! 

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SPICY HOT CHOCOLATE

This spicy hot chocolate has been a hit. It's made with our IGNITE chocolate bars, which are infused with goji extract, schizandra extract, cinnamon, and cardamom. This blend of herbs and spices really activates our sensuality - senses are on, we feel really good in our bodies! It's chocolate that helps us tap into our playful and pleasure energy, and we feel more open and happy. A great one to share with your lover(s). 

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PUMPKIN COCONUT TRUFFLES

We weren't joking about pumpkin everything season. We've been creating delicious desserts so far with this fun vegetable. 

I specifically created these truffles with Halloween in mind. A great treat to make for a festive gathering that won't leave you feeling sluggish or sugar-crazy. Incredibly simple to make too! 

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PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BREAD

I know how it goes. Holidays are approaching so you're about to throw all your healthy practices and rituals out the window. Right? I used to think that this is what HAD to happen because well, everyone else is doing it and how was I not gonna participate in the festivities?! 

Truth is, we don't need to avoid the festivities, deprive ourselves, or feel crappy throughout the holidays. There are many ways to indulge and still feel amazing! 

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3 WAYS TO STAY INSPIRED DURING FALL

Our bodies thrive best when they flow with the seasons and it's up to us to adapt in a way that still helps our best selves shine through. Naturally, when it's cold and dark out, it's a time to nurture ourselves and preserve our energy until the spring. That said, it does not mean staying in and never moving our bodies or disregarding any activities that helps us feel nourished - physically, emotionally, and mentally. 

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MOCHA THE LIVE A LOT WAY

I can't say it enough: quality, quality, quality. If we want a good quality of life, then it would make sense to do things, eat things, and say things that add quality to our life. Chances are that a refined sweetener or conventional chocolate bar in your mocha will not add much quality to your day. You might experience sugar crash, inflammation or headache, and not even enjoy having it. 

To support feeling energized (which is probably why you drink coffee in the first place), alert, and satisfied, I've created a Live A Lot Mocha drink that leaves you feelings SO GOOD. I use our Live A Lot Chocolate combined with coconut oil and raw honey to add both sweetness and healthy fat. 

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4 HOLISTIC REMEDIES FOR THE COMMON COLD

It’s the season for the common cold and it didn’t miss us this time around. We no longer take over the counter cold medication, it’s usually filled with chemicals that can temporarily provide comfort but don’t actually cure the symptoms. These are some of our favorite holistic remedies for getting through a common cold.

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