MOCHA THE LIVE A LOT WAY
If you're like our co-founder, Regina, you LOVE your coffee in the morning (or any time of day). And perhaps you love your cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas too.
There's so much controversy about coffee being good or bad for you that it may have you questioning whether you're being 'good' or 'bad' every day by having it. Maybe I can take a load off for you a bit because first off, I personally don't believe one should bash themselves for eating anything (yup, no food is 'bad', it's actually the relationship we have with the food/beverage).
That said, there is such a thing as a food being more nutritious than others and causing more positive than negative effects on our body. For example, low-quality processed coffee beans will cause more acidity and inflammation in our body compared to high-quality and well treated coffee beans. It's like anything, you get what you pay for (including chocolate :)).
Looking at the quality of your coffee can be a great way to transform that habit from a 'not so healthy' one to a 'healthy' one.
Another thing to consider is what other ingredients you're adding to your coffee beverage. 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. The healthy fat will actually reduce any acidity that is in your coffee beans and you won't feel lethargic after drinking it. The ingredients in any of our superfood chocolate bars will help stabilize blood sugar and add additional nourishing benefits.
Have your mocha and enjoy your day!
1-1 1/2 cups black coffee, hot
1 Live A Lot UNWIND Chocolate Bar (for extra brain fuel and stress resilience)
1 Tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil
1/2 Tablespoon raw honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of sea salt
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust flavoring if needed.