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A Heart-Healthy Twist on Chocolate Covered Strawberries

A Heart-Healthy Twist on Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Hey there, friends! February is here, bringing with it Valentine’s Day and the important reminder of Heart Health Month. It’s a time filled with love, but also a moment for me to share a personal story and a recipe that’s close to my heart.

Three months before my wedding, my world was rocked by the loss of my dad to a heart attack. This transformed my approach to life, love, and especially how we fuel our bodies and souls. It’s about crafting a life that’s rich in love and health, so we can be there for those we cherish, celebrating every moment to its fullest.

Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a delicious creation that symbolizes this philosophy: Protein Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. This isn’t just any treat; it’s a heart-healthy, joy-sparking, taste-bud-dancing delight that marries indulgence with well-being.

Why Opt for the Healthy and Yummy?

Heart health isn’t just a statistic; it’s a lifestyle choice that impacts every beat of our lives and the lives of those we love. While diet is a cornerstone of heart health, let’s get real: what’s life without a bit of sweetness? The key is finding that sweet spot - a harmony between nourishing our bodies and indulging our taste buds.

Try our Protein Chocolate-Covered Strawberries. This creation takes the classic love-struck treat and spins it into a heart-hugging, protein-packed treat. It’s about making smart swaps without skimping on the scrumptious.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

🍓 Prepare the Strawberries: Ensure the strawberries are completely dry. Any moisture can cause the chocolate to seize up.

🍫 Melt the Chocolate: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.

💪🏼 Add Protein: Stir in a scoop of The Roasted Purpose protein powder into the melted chocolate until well incorporated. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more coconut oil to thin it out.

🫕 Dip the Strawberries: Holding a strawberry by the stem, dip it into the chocolate mixture, ensuring it’s well-coated. Let the excess chocolate drip off.

❄️ Cool: Place the dipped strawberries on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining strawberries. Refrigerate the strawberries for at least 30 minutes to set the chocolate.

Enjoy!

The Roasted Purpose 

Unveiling the Hidden Health Treasures of Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea

Unveiling the Hidden Health Treasures of Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea

When it comes to herbal teas, one blend reigns supreme – our Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea. This exceptional tea not only delights your taste buds but also boasts a host of remarkable health benefits. Packed with 12g of grass-fed collagen protein, zero carbs, and no fats, it’s not just tea; it’s a wellness journey.

Join us as we uncover why this unique blend is the ultimate companion for health-conscious individuals.

The Eight Hidden Health Treasures of our Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea:

  1. Antioxidant Bonanza: Rooibos tea is a treasure trove of antioxidants, vital for combating oxidative stress in your body. Our Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea takes it up a notch, merging Rooibos’s antioxidant prowess with the skin and joint support of grass-fed collagen protein.
  2. Caffeine-Free Bliss: Naturally caffeine-free, our tea is your perfect evening companion. It lets you unwind and prepare for a restful night without the jitters. Savor the soothing blend of vanilla and Rooibos as you relax.
  3. Heart Health and Cholesterol Champ: Regular consumption of Rooibos tea has been associated with improved heart health and lower cholesterol levels. Including our Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea in your diet is a delicious way to care for your cardiovascular system.
  4. Blood Sugar and Diabetes Buddy: Rooibos tea contains the antioxidant aspalathin, hinting at its potential to help manage blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. It’s a savvy choice for those keeping an eye on their blood sugar.
  5. Gentle Digestive Support: Rooibos tea is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can bring comfort to your digestive system. Our blend is easy on the stomach, making it an ideal choice for an evening indulgence.
  6. Glowing Skin and Happy Joints: The collagen protein in our Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea does more than build muscles; it also contributes to vibrant skin and joint health. This extra perk elevates our tea to a beauty and health essential.
  7. Bone Boost: Loaded with minerals, Rooibos supports your bone health. By sipping our tea, you’re not just enjoying a flavorful beverage; you’re also taking care of your bones and teeth.
  8. Oxalic Acid-Free: Our Organic Rooibos Tea is oxalic acid-free, making it safe for those prone to kidney stones.

Our Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea is more than a delightful drink; it’s a blend brimming with wellness benefits. From nurturing your heart to providing a protein punch without the carbs or fats, it’s the ideal choice for anyone seeking a health-conscious, comforting beverage any time of the day. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice.

Indulge in the rich, calming flavors of our Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea and embrace a healthier, more relaxed version of yourself.

We’re excited to invite you to an exclusive Tea Party where you can savor our new Vanilla Rooibos Protein Tea. Join us for a elegant affair in O’Fallon, MO. Dress up, bask in the ambiance, and be among the first to relish this delightful brew! To snag your exclusive invite, simply Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, Like, and Share our Tea Party post. The top engagers will join us on February 10th, from 2-4 PM, for a memorable afternoon of elegance and flavor. Don’t miss out!

 

Cheers,

Joanna

Unmasking the Hidden Truths: Your Guide to Understanding Protein Powder Ingredients

Unmasking the Hidden Truths: Your Guide to Understanding Protein Powder Ingredients

Hey friends! Have you ever paused to consider what's really in that scoop of protein powder you're adding to your morning shake? The world of protein supplements is vast, and not everything on the shelves is as healthy and pure as it claims to be. Today, we're diving deep into the ingredients that are commonly found in many leading protein powders.

1. Corn Syrup Solids: The Hidden Sugars

While protein powders boast muscle repair and energy, many contain corn syrup solids - essentially dehydrated corn syrup. This form of added sugar can contribute to obesity and heart disease. Learn more about its effects here

2. Sodium Caseinate: More Than Just Protein

Frequently used for its stabilizing properties, sodium caseinate is a clear indicator of highly processed food. It's derived from casein, a protein found in milk, and is a common additive in many dietary supplements.

3.Dipotassium Phosphate: Not Just a Simple Additive

Commonly used for its stabilizing properties, dipotassium phosphate is considered safe in regulated amounts. However, excessive consumption can be troublesome, particularly for kidney function and potassium levels.

4. Mono and Diglycerides: The Emulsifier Story

These are emulsifiers made from fatty acids and glycerol, usually derived from animal or vegetable fats/oils. While generally recognized as safe, they may contain trans fatty acids if manufactured from hydrogenated fats/oils. Curious about their safety? Dive deeper here

5.Silicon Dioxide: Beyond the Caking Agent

A common anti-caking agent, silicon dioxide is mostly safe but has raised some concerns, especially in its nanoparticle form. It might trigger gastrointestinal issues like leaky gut syndrome, although these side effects are considered rare.

6. Soy Lecithin: The Soybean Oil Derivative

Soy lecithin, derived from soybean oil, has been linked to various health concerns. High consumption of soybean oil is associated with obesity, diabetes, and potentially neurological conditions. For more insights, check out this article

7.Titanium Dioxide Color: More Than Just Color

Approved by the FDA, titanium dioxide is used for color, but research shows it can have organ-specific toxic effects. These include inflammation and immune system alterations. Interested in the details? Read this study here

8.Sucralose: The Sweet Deception

Also known as Splenda, sucralose is known for being sweeter than sugar and could potentially contribute to a sweet tooth preference. Studies have linked it to higher coronary artery disease risk. Dive into the research here.

9.Acesulfame Potassium: Not Just Sweet

This is saccharin (aka Sweet N Low), this sweetener might lead to changes in human metabolism. 

Stepping into the world of protein supplements can often feel like navigating a complex maze. I hope this information makes you ask what's in my protein powders? Our Gourmet Protein Powders and Lattes simplifies this journey by offering a clean, straightforward solution. With just three easily pronounceable ingredients in our vanilla protein powder, that were once living, our collagen protein aligns perfectly with your pursuit of a natural, health-focused lifestyle. Remember to always make informed choices about your nutrition. Let your curiosity guide you and prioritize your wellness. Our product is here to support you on this journey towards a healthier, more vibrant you. 🌱✨

Embrace the power of simplicity and transparency in your health regimen. Stay informed, stay healthy, and most importantly, stay true to what your body needs.

Cheers,

Joanna