Posts in Recipes
HAZELNUT MOCHA :: RECIPE VIDEO

Regina here! I’m the younger sister in our Live A Lot sister duo - and the one who takes the photos and makes some of the videos. Giovanna is the one responsible for our yummy chocolate recipes and the high quality of our products - she’s an amazing holistic chef, which is the reason we started Live A Lot in the first place. I always know I’ll find goodies in her fridge when I visit her, and this weekend it happened to be homemade Hazelnut Milk. I’m not sure how Giovanna made this milk or if I’m even allowed to drink it because she’s away for the weekend - but she’d probably say she made it like any other nut milk. I blended it into my coffee with Goji Berry Superfood Chocolate Sauce and some Sea Salt - and the lighting was divine so I made a video for you to try it in your kitchen. 

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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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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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CACAO FOR HEALING

My whole life I have loved chocolate and always found ways to enjoy it. I craved it. When I embarked on my chocolate-making journey a few years ago, my first reason for doing so was because I simply wanted to make healthy chocolate that tasted amazing. Through that process of learning how to make chocolate, I also connected to cacao (the main ingredient that makes up chocolate) on a much deeper level than I ever had before. Cacao is a plant that was referred to as 'Food of the Gods' by the Aztecs hundreds of years ago. Both Aztecs and Mayans treated cacao as a sacred food that was shared in ritual and ceremony in a beverage form. By working with cacao and sourcing the highest quality I know, I really learned the power of cacao and how it wasn't just a food that made this sweet treat I enjoyed often. It shifted my perspective on life, healing, and spirituality. There was so much depth and wisdom in cacao that I began to treat it differently. 

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CHOCOLATE & FIG LAYERED BARS

These bars have a crunchy bottom, gooey middle, and chocolatey top. I truly smiled as I watched my close loved ones indulge in them since they're full of life-enhancing ingredients. The star ingredient in these bars are figs. Figs are an extremely sexy food, have you taken the time to look into a a fresh fig? Beauty! I'm amazed by them every time. (Visit livealot.org for more vegan chocolate dessert recipes)

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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES FOR STRESS RELIEF

Stress relief, chocolate chip cookies, and medicinal mushrooms - There's something about baking that I'm finding quite nourishing, it's quite a stress-reducing activity. Last week, I talked about my top ways to manage stress. Today, I'm adding more nutritional facts about foods (specifically medicinal mushrooms) that also support stress management. 

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