HELLO & HAPPY TUESDAY!!
IF YOU SUFFERED FROM A CASE OF THE MONDAY’S YESTERDAY, THEN THIS POST WILL LIFT YOUR SPIRITS!! DO YOU HAVE A SWEET TOOTH FOR ULTRA RICH CHOCOLATE, BUT DREAD THE AFTERMATH OF DEVOURING TOO MANY CALORIES THAT HAVE NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE?!
WELL CHOCHOLISTIC IS HERE TO EASE YOUR WORRIES AS THIS RAW VEGAN CHOCOLATE BARS ARE PACKED WITH ENDLESS NUTRIENTS TO CLEAR YOUR CONSCIENCE
Kenzie used her knowledge as a Certified Health Counselor to make chocolate not just guilt-free, but a health food. By adding amazing superfoods that hone in on specific health concerns, giving the food the right balance of energy and empowerment, and making sure no added sugars, preservatives, or chemicals come in contact with the raw cacao, Kenzie created a super-charged dessert unlike any other.
THE CHOCOLATE PROBLEM:
Store bought chocolate is filled with sugar, artificial fillers, and preservatives. Plus they’re highly processed – which kills all of the healthy benefits!
THE CHOCOLATE SOLUTION:
FINALLY, you can get your chocolate fix the right way: with the highest quality ingredients that enhance your health with amazing superfoods, antioxidants, and nutrients. Plus the chocolate is raw – which means it has the highest nutrient density possible! Also organic, fair trade, and sugar-free!
WHY IS CHOCHOLISTIC SO POWERFUL?
- Sugar-Free (no dates, honey, agave, artificial sweeteners)
- 10 Superfoods
- Nut Free
- Soy Free
- Corn Free
- Wheat and Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Fair Trade
EAT YOUR CHOCOLATE THE RIGHT WAY:
- Powerful immune support
- Anti-aging properties
- Happy “medicine”
- Weight loss support
- Non-stimulant energy
- Longevity food
- Deep, dark, delicious!
Founder of Chocholistic, Kenzie Harrick:
Kenzie Harrick started her health career as the Chef and Program Manager at The Raw Food Institute in Washington, DC. There, Kenzie focused her time on medicinal raw foods and detoxification techniques. While Kenzie loved her role in helping people cleanse and heal, her larger passion was in making health fun, enjoyable and taking some of the stress out of living a healthy and happy life.
After finishing her degree as a Certified Health Counselor from The Institute For Integrative Nutrition, Kenzie combined her education through IIN and her B.A. in Psychology from American University to help others find balance and empowerment in health and wellness.
In November 2011, Kenzie found herself in the Costa Rican Jungle eating and creating raw, superfood chocolate. When returning to the United States, Kenzie spent time in the kitchen creating a sugar-free version of powerful, medicinal chocolate that had the right balance of herbs and superfoods to bring health to the highest levels. She knew she found a powerful tool that could help everyone embrace health in a fun and innovative way.
Please enjoy Chocholistic and all it has to offer! A guilt-free way to bring powerful superfoods into your life, while enjoying the delicious, rich taste of raw chocolate.
– When did you establish a passion for nutrition?
In high school and college, I really struggled with the true meaning of health and getting away from the trends of counting calories and being extremely hard on my body with unreal expectations.
During my last year of college I had an internship with a Holistic Nutrition company that really helped change my perspective on food and dieting. I started to change my focus to vibrant, whole foods and an emphasis on vegetarian eating. Over time, this focused shifted more towards herbs, superfoods, and powerful nutrition tools and developed into a passion I wanted to share with others.
– What was your experience like with the school of Integrative Nutrition? What certificates did you receive? (I’m so curious!)
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition was a great experience for me and a great stepping stone for growing my company! I started the school as a training program when I was the Program Manager for a The Raw Food Institute, where I also operated as the Head Chef.
The IIN program gave me the confidence to branch out, start my own business, and connect with other people that were dealing with health concerns I felt I could help with. Through IIN, I’ve met incredibly inspiring people that are all doing great things. It’s great to be a part of that community.
– What was your goal in creating the Chocholistic product line? Why did you choose chocolate as your first product?
I think there are so many misconceptions about dieting, cravings and indulging. People give themselves such a hard time when it comes to creating a healthy lifestyle. When considering how I wanted to contribute to the health and wellness sphere, I decided I wanted to take some of the stress out of eating well.
Raw chocolate is such an amazing food with so many antioxidants and phytonutrients! It isn’t until you process the cacao and add sugar and preservatives that the cacao plant looses it’s health benefits. And I have such a passion for herbs and superfoods; I think everyone should be incorporating these powerful, medicinal, exotic foods into their diets. By adding the superfoods and raw cacao, I’m hoping more people start reaping the benefits of superfoods. By not using any sugar, GMOs, fillers, or preservatives, you can eat the chocolate without guilt and stress.
Once I started working in the kitchen, developing new flavors and getting good feedback, I really felt connected to what I was creating and know it can help so many people with nutrition, self-confidence, and taking health to the next level.
– How did you first establish your company? What was the biggest obstacle?
I think the biggest obstacles are always the ones that we put in front of ourselves. For me it’s having the confidence to call a grocery store and ask them to carry my product, or getting up early on a Sunday morning to make chocolate all day.
Eventually, I think a strong woman and a strong business owner pushes through her own doubts and believes in herself and the product enough to try harder than she did yesterday. Deciding to create a company was easy! Putting in the daily work and enthusiasm to create your vision is where the effort (and real fun!) lie.
– What is your favorite bar and why?
Great question! To be honest, it changes every couple of months as I perfect recipes or am just looking for something different. But I always come back to the Original Superfood Bar. It’s crunchy, sweet, earthy, and has so many powerful superfoods in it. This might change as I begin to develop new bars this fall (spoiler alert!), but for now, the classic is my favorite.
WATCH HER MAKE CHOCOLATE
CHOCHOLISTIC SUPER SLIM BAR
What’s in it?!
Ingredients: raw cacao paste*, raw cacao butter*, non-GMO birch xylitol, garcinia cambogia, raspberry ketones, african mango, cinnamon* *organic
How does the SuperSlim Bar work?
The SuperSlim Bar is 100% sugar-free. Unlike other chocolate bars, even raw chocolates, Chocholistic’s SuperSlim won’t contribute to your sugar-cravings and will help your metabolism, appetite, and ketosis. Chocholistic is a great tool to help you slim down. Chocholistic’s SuperSlim helps you stick to a sugar-free program without feeling overwhelmed or think that being sugar-free is going to be a moody-hard-impossible to stick to diet.
Not just sugar-free, SuperSlim has added supplements and herbs that help slim you down. By speeding up your metabolism, stopping fat absorption, breaking down fat, regulating cholesterol and blood sugar, and satisfying cravings, SuperSlim is a holistic way to support a sugar-free diet.
CHOCHOLISTIC SUPERFOOD BAR
Our first chocolate bar: with 10 powerful superfoods in a rich, raw chocolate and sweet crunch from chia seeds.
raw cacao paste*, raw cacao butter*, non-gmo birch xylitol, raw lucuma*, raw coconut oil*, raw olive oil*, raw chia seeds*, raw maca*, raw wild chaga mushroom, raw reishi mushroom*, raw chlorella*, passionflower*, non-alcohol vanilla extract*, raw sunflower lecithen, sea salt, stevia* *organic
This smooth, rich, chocolate bar has 10 amazing superfoods all inside of raw, sugar-free, organic, fair-trade chocolate. With a slight crunch for omega-3 Chia Seeds and a rich, earthy flavor from chaga and reishi mushroom, this bar is a powerhouse for antioxidants and phytonutrients. This product comes in a 2.4oz bar.
This flavor is:
Sugar-Free (no dates, honey, agave, artificial sweeteners)
Raw and Vegan
Soy and Corn Free
Wheat and Gluten Free
Ingredients and Health Benefits:
CHAGA This medicinal mushroom boosts immune system, supports the body’s ability to eliminate toxins, stimulates the central nervous system, maintains skin color and elasticity and promotes youthful skin.
CHIA SEEDS Known for it’s great Omega 3 : Omega 6 ratio, chia seeds are a stamina food. Chia boasts a variety of minerals and fiber, making it a supreme energy food that regulates blood pressure, contributed to mental health, bone health, breast health, and prenatal health.
CHLORELLA A powerful detoxifier to environmental toxins, heavy metals (like mercury) and pesticides, chlorella also protects the immune system, provides energy, fights craving, and is an amazing source of vegan protein.
COCONUT OIL An antimicrobial oil that kills unwanted bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Sometimes noted as being more powerful than antibiotics, coconut oil is also a fast absorbing fat that doesn’t effect the waistline. It helps lower total cholesterol and triglycerides, provides quick energy, and protects the immune system.
LUCUMA Loaded with minerals to build bones, teeth, and proteins. Lucuma is a starchy fruit that promotes good digestion and hormone balance.
MACA This superfood is reported to increase energy, balance hormones, increase energy and endurance, support the immune system and boos long-term libido.
OLIVE OIL Very high in antioxidants making it great for fighting free-radicals and preventing aging. This oil is also heart healthy: protecting from high blood pressure and unnatural forms of cholesterol.
PASSION FLOWER A soothing mood booster that calms anxiety and promotes happiness. It helps eliminates stress and promotes good sleep.
REISHI This medicinal mushroom is known for outrageous immune support and helps the body return to homeostasis so it can operate at its upmost level. It also lowers blood pressure, helps with anxiety, enhances nerve function and has a variety of vitamins and minerals.