Smoothie of The Month One – The Raw Chocolate Company
- Written by Alicia Drewnicki
- April 2, 2018
- 2 min read
We’re so proud to be collaborating with The Raw Chocolate Company for our first ever smoothie of the month campaign.
Each month – we’ll collaborate with a different company that we believe is ‘honestly good’ and develop a unique, limited edition flavour.
About The Raw Chocolate Company
The Raw Chocolate Company is honestly good for a lot of reasons – it’s organic, it’s Soil Association Certified, it’s Fair Trade Certified and not to mention – it’s absolutely delicious!
It was founded by raw-food guru and chocolate extraordinaire Linus Gorpe after an initial fascination with all things raw. He started developing chocolates and selling them at small school fairs – and soon had a big following! After going on training courses and perfecting his recipes, Linus launched The Raw Chocolate Company to the public in 2006. It wasn’t long before the demand was so high that he had to convert a whole floor of his house and hire staff to assist with production! Since then, they’ve upgraded to bigger factory premises several times and the company is going from strength to strength.
The products are raw to retain as many nutrients as possible and their factory is solar and wind-powered to minimise environmental impact.
We love their ethics, we love their flavours and we’re thrilled with the smoothie we’ve created.
Here are the ingredients for our Smoothie of the Month.
50g Sweet Potato
25g Vanoffee Chocolate
Why Our Ingredients Rock
Banana is a nutritional powerhouse – it’s full of potassium which is great for heart health and regulating blood pressure. It’s also full of fibre so can leave you feeling fuller for longer.
Sweet Potato is packed full of vitamins and minerals – from iron to calcium to selenium as well as vitamin A, B and C. They promote the slow release of energy, can protect from the effects of ageing and help support a healthy immune system.
Raspberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fibre. They’re small yet incredibly powerful – they can alleviate inflammatory conditions like arthritis and gout, they can slow cancer growth and fight ageing.
Hazelnuts can improve heart health, skin health and even brain health. They’re rich in magnesium, calcium, unsaturated fats (mostly oleic acid) and are high in vitamins B & E. As well as being a great source of fibre, they’re a good source of monounsaturated fats (good fats) for diabetics and are full of amazing antioxidants.
Vanoffee Chocolate – The Raw Chocolate Company’s Vanoffee chocolate is vegan, cane sugar free and soy free. It’s made with virgin cocoa butter, lucuma, coconut blossom sugar and vanilla. All ingredients are fair trade and organic.
Maca is a powerful root vegetable that’s bursting with nutrients such as vitamin C, copper and iron, as well as being high in antioxidants. It’s great for libido, fertility, menstrual issues and can also help increase mental and physical energy.
Lucuma is another powerful superfood – it’s packed full of antioxidants as well as vitamin B, minerals and fibre. It has a super low GI, can stabilise blood sugar and curb cravings. It’s also anti-inflammatory and great for skin ageing.