This was written as part of my paid role in partnership with CocoaVia® supplement.
For chocolate lovers like me, there’s no greater joy than biting into a rich chocolate treat and thinking that you’re getting health benefits from the chocolate. Unfortunately, my favorite treat is just that – a treat. In reality, the traditional processing of cocoa to make chocolate includes fermenting, drying and roasting the cocoa beans, and all of this, destroys the healthy-part of cocoa, known as cocoa flavanols, that are naturally present in the cocoa bean. Cocoa flavanols are naturally-occurring plant-based nutrients that work with your body to maintain a healthy level of nitric oxide, which works with your blood vessels to support the healthy flow of oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. Therefore, for healthy blood flow, it’s beneficial to get cocoa flavanols on a daily basis and a simple way to do that is with CocoaVia® cocoa extract supplement. CocoaVia® supplement delivers the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols in a cocoa extract supplement today.
It’s important to find the right source of cocoa flavanols. CocoaVia® supplement is made using a patented Cocoapro® process and the best part is there’s a lot of science behind it; numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that cocoa flavanols when part of a daily lifestyle, promote healthy blood flow from head to toe†.#ad Want to get your blood flowing? Try my Berries and Cocoa Almond Butter Toast @CocoaVia #simplecravingsrealfood Click To Tweet
I can’t resist hearty whole grain toast with nut butter, CocoaVia® Unsweetened Dark Chocolate supplement and berries. Just mix one stick pack of CocoaVia® into the nut butter, spread onto your toast and then sprinkle the berries on top. In minutes, you’ve got a tasty meal or nourishing snack that incorporates healthy protein and good-for-you fat plus plant-based nutrients from the berries and the cocoa extract. The best part is you can bring CocoaVia® dark chocolate stick packs with you on the go – just pop it into your purse, day pack or lunch bag, to easily swirl into warm oatmeal, sprinkle into your morning coffee or blend into your everyday smoothies.
Berries and Cocoa Almond Butter Toast
1 slice whole grain bread
1 Tablespoon natural almond butter
¼ cup fresh strawberries, sliced or blueberries, rinsed and pat dry
1 CocoaVia® unsweetened dark chocolate stick pack
Put a slice of whole grain bread into the toaster until crisp and lightly browned. Remove from toaster.
Mix one stick pack of CocoaVia® Unsweetened Dark Chocolate into the almond butter. Spread generously to cover the whole slice of bread.
Top with berries.
†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.