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Just like you guys, I have a serious sweet tooth! But obviously, I don’t recommend eating lots of chocolatey desserts or indulging in sugary drinks, since that will derail any healthy eating plan you’re on. I love my AM coffee fix, too — it’s an important ritual in my personal morning routine. But as we all know, too much caffeine isn’t great for you either, since it can make you jittery and keep you up at night. So…imagine my delight at discovering Crio Bru, an incredible alternative to coffee with a super-delicious surprise. It’s revolutionary, really – it’s roasted, ground and brewed just like coffee, but it’s not coffee. It’s cacao! What?! That’s right, you can literally drink chocolate and not feel guilty about it, because brewed cacao has the amazing flavor and aroma of pure, dark chocolate.

So with Crio Bru, you can happily keep your French press or coffee maker out on the kitchen counter! It’s 100% ground cacao, so while it brews up just like coffee, you get the benefits of cacao — a superfood revered by ancient cultures for its energizing, restorative and healthful properties. Plus, you get the heavenly, enticing fragrance of pure chocolate hanging in the air. What could be better than that! You can totally crush those sweet, chocolate cravings, and still keep your healthy eating habits on track.

What I really love about Crio Bru’s cacao beverage is that it has theobromine, which is a naturally occurring stimulant found in cacao that can be milder and more enjoyable than caffeine. Now, here comes the science! While these two compounds have similar effects, the main difference is that caffeine impacts the central nervous system (hence, jitters!), while theobromine mainly affects smooth muscle. Brewed cacao is virtually caffeine free (99.9%), so its little jolt of natural energy feels great, without all the side effects you may experience after that big cup o’ joe. Quite simply, as my friends at Crio Bru say, it’s a cup of wonderful!

There are all sorts of additional health benefits that make drinking Crio Bru a no-brainer. No surprise here, my favorite perk is that it can help you curb your appetite and lose weight! This amazing beverage is low in calories, fat and carbs. And another fun fact: cacao acts as a natural appetite suppressant that helps take the edge off your hunger. We can all use a little help keeping our cravings under control, am I right? It also helps boost your immune system, because cacao contains one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants of any food on the planet. We need those antioxidants to fight free radicals and keep our bodies strong — and this is a tasty way to get more of them.

There are tons of “feel good” chemicals in cacao as well, that will help you feel more energized, increase your focus, reduce stress, and even sleep better. From the “love drug” chemical called phenylethylamine, to serotonin, which plays a major role in mood and emotional health, to the chill-out effects of tryptophan, to an endorphin called anadamide that our body produces after exercise — all these elements combined make Crio Bru even more enticing. And in terms of purity, their products are made from 100% pure, full, ground cacao beans, which is key to retaining more of its healthful nutrients.

Also, because so many of you live with different food sensitivities, dietary restrictions, and other limitations, it’s comforting to know that Crio Bru can be enjoyed by the whole family because it’s:

  • Whole 30, Paleo, Keto, and Kosher.
  • 100% gluten free, dairy free, cholesterol free, soy free, sodium free and sugar free.
  • Non-GMO and organic.
  • AND safe for kids – which means I can share it with my boys!

And what’s cool is that just like coffee, there are so many different ways to enjoy Crio Bru. You can prepare it hot or iced, you can drink it “black” with nothing added, you can mix it with your favorite ground coffee to make a “mocha,” or experiment with your favorite sweetener and creamer. I have found that no matter how you experience Crio Bru, it’s pretty magical!

So what are you waiting for? Try Crio Bru for yourself and start enjoying the nourishing benefits of this delicious, chocolatey, brewed cacao drink! For all the pertinent information and details, check out Crio Bru’s website, and to keep up with everything going on in the world if Crio Bru, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

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