Valentine’s day is just around the corner and once again, the grocery aisles are full of stuffed bears, cute cards and of stacks upon stacks of chocolate treats. Whether you are snuggling down and snacking with your honey, or looking to indulge alone, getting your chocolate fix doesn’t have to come with all the added sugar and fat.
We’ve come up with a few healthy ways to get your chocolate fix this valentine’s day, from delicious chocolate flavored supplements for beverages like Parker Naturals Berry Green Chocolate Superfoods and Parker Naturals All-In-One Plant Protein to a tasty Chocolate Matcha Latte, we’ve got you covered.
Chocolate & Superfoods:
If you’re looking for a simple way to get all of your daily nutritional needs met, superfoods are a great place to start. Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that include large amounts of vitamins and minerals thought to ward off illness and promote good health. The superfood group includes berries, salmon, sardines, whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, kale and other leafy greens.
If you don’t have the time or the culinary savvy to build an expertly balanced menu from the ground up, there’s good news! An organic supplement like Parker Naturals Berry Green Chocolate Superfoods can deliver a fully balanced nutritional blast in one deliciously simple step. Stir a scoopful into your favorite beverage and turn it into a delicious chocolate flavored drink, packed with powerful antioxidants, probiotics, vitamins and minerals.
Chocolate and Plant Protein:
Current dietary guidelines recommend at least 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables each day for optimal health. However, new analysis from the Imperial College London has found that eating twice that much is more beneficial and could even be linked to a reduced risk of ailments such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. Various cooking techniques may cause fruits and vegetables to lose some of their nutritional value and getting a full 10 portions every day can be time consuming and expensive.
If you want to be sure you’re getting your complete recommended daily dose, try a supplement like Parker Naturals All-In-One Plant Protein. This simple meal replacement is equivalent to up to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables in one tasty chocolate flavored package. Drink this mix in water, juice, or your favorite smoothie and enjoy a Valentine’s chocolate fix, completely guilt free.
Chocolate and Matcha Powder:
Matcha Powder is packed full of antioxidants and has health benefits ranging from increased energy levels, to improved cholesterol. Next time you find yourself jonesing for an afternoon pick-me-up, instead of ordering that mocha latte, try this delicious Chocolate Matcha Latte recipe instead.
- Mix 1 cup of the milk of your choice (almond, coconut or cow's milk are all great options), 1 tsp Parker Naturals 100% organic Matcha Tea Powder and 1.5 tsp cocoa.
- Add all of these ingredients to your blender and mix on soup function or medium speed until the liquid is heated and frothy (approx 5 mins).
- Add sweetener if desired, sit back, relax and enjoy!
Remember, if you’re craving a chocolate fix this Valentine’s season it doesn’t have to come with extra calories, sugar and fat. Indulge yourself with Parker Naturals Berry Green Chocolate Superfoods, Parker Naturals All-In-One Plant Protein, and try our Chocolate Matcha Latte for a delicious and energizing treat.
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Our premium supplements contain absolutely zero fillers, binders, or additives and are proudly developed and manufactured in the U.S.A. in world-class FDA-approved facilities. Our customers’ health and safety are our top priority. Quality is more than a word. It’s something we prove to you every day!
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