Chocolate in its foundational form per se, is seemingly not so bad for us. Instead, it is all the additives (oils, dehydrated milk solids, salt, or even hydrogenated fats-double gross!) which turn cocoa into various chocolate snacks that are bad for us.
Normally when I need a chocolate fix I reach for a sliver of extra dark, at least 85% chocolate, or even better some raw chocolate. And it normally makes me feel happy to skip dessert. But then there are the times when all I want is a thick, chocolate milkshake to bring me back to the days of sitting on a chair when my feet still didn’t reach the floor – enjoying a glass of Ovaltine with grandma. But now that I am tall enough to reach the cupboards I have found a brilliant thing to stock them with… Amazing Grass Green Superfood. Chocolate plus a whole lot more!
For someone who can’t (or for those who choose not to) tolerate dairy, it is the creamy, frothy answer to a brilliantly healthy ‘milkshake’. Packed with super greens, detox and digestive enzymes I call it my SuperShake! When pressed for time, I like the fact I can take in some micro-nutrients quickly to feel more balanced. Plus, I can’t always get my hands on wheat/barley grass or the load of other goodies in this powder.
Anyone who owns a Vitamixer, or ‘juices’ with other equipment, knows the importance of a fresh cup of green stuff; but getting two pounds of kale, parsley, apples and spirulina into an 8 oz glass, and getting it to taste tolerable, frankly takes a bit of time. Amazing Grass products are the answer for when you don’t have time to buy, wash, blitz and clean.
Your diet doesn’t have to suffer on the days when you have one arm through your jacket, a toothbrush precariously in your mouth, and the directions of where you were meant to be 10 minutes ago evaporate. An empty water bottle, some soy, oat or whatever milk you like, a scoop of this green-chocolaty goodness and you’re off! Energizing and light I love it between meals when I feel a bit peckish but don’t want too many calories, like before yoga class or a shiatsu. The best is that the taste is smooth because it mixes up really easily. It makes me feel hydrated, nourished, and very simply: great!
The Amazing Grass team seem to also understand it is the times when we are not near our Vitamixer that we need a substitute, as they make these convenient sachets, which I swear by when travelling.
Evidently there are heaps of other flavours. Evidently some people don’t like chocolate. Yeah…um…loss for words.