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 butter and cashew butter in particular. 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 Crème Nut made by a small company in Michigan. My favorite cashew butter, which I recently discovered is Artisana – pure dessert on a spoon.
I drink a lot of green tea and decided the bagged was just not satisfying enough. I splurged and bought the Art of Tea one day and have not looked back - ordering off their web site is much more economical than buying it at Whole paychecks as Jeffrey calls it. I recently bought the Eisai’s Choice Sencha Green Tea and the Holiday Berry Green Tea, which is currently on sale. Mixing them together is the perfect combination.
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 Green and Black 85% 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 but now you can buy from Williams-Sonoma to save on shipping.
One of my clients introduced me to Skinny Crisps and I have not found anything comparable. Gluten-free “crackers” made of almonds, flax seeds, and olive oil (something you never see in a cracker). My favorite flavors are Plain Jane, White Sesame and Seeded. A great substitute for bread or when you need to nosh on something. They go well with cheese, guacamole and hummus.
I’ll save the rest for a future blog. Enjoy!