Though not following the paleo diet myself, I can certainly appreciate the non-dairy (more specifically non-lactose) aspect! Whole Foods NYC sent over an assortment of their top paleo options and I focused all of my attention on the chocolate, of course.
Being that 65% of the population has a reduced ability to digest lactose post-infancy, why not avoid it all together? Especially when you're pairing your chocolate with red wine...
Here are my three new favorite brands:
The subtle, yet authentic banana flavoring of these is remarkable! The cups are fully organic and low in sugar at only 5g of per cup.
I was genuinely surprised at how much I liked this bar. I generally find maple syrup and flavoring to be a bit too sweet, but that wasn't the case with this bar. I also loved the beautiful and crunchy texture provided by the nibs!
Another perfectly subtle flavoring in this crunchy bar. And I love when chocolate bars are pre-cut into small pieces. Portion-control hack.
I (thankfully) didn't finish all of the chocolate in this manner, so I decided to throw some into my favorite berry smoothie recipe.
Berry Mint Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen cherries + blueberries
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2 squares Hu Kitchen Mint Chocolate Bar; chopped finely
- 1 scoop vegan vanilla protein powder
Place in blender + blend until smooth!
*I may have also topped the smoothie with the leftover chocolate (not pictured).
This post was sponsored by Whole Foods NYC