A Chocolate That’s Good for Me?Posted: April 15, 2011
Happy Friday, my lovely friends!! Wow – all I can say is thank you for the great discussion about wanting to see the more “real” side of bloggers. Just to clarify – I was in no way trying to suggest that we bloggers are deceitful by putting our best face forward – I mean, why wouldn’t we? The only point I was trying to make is that there is no need to attempt to fit in a blogger cookie cutter. It’s okay to be exactly who you are 🙂
On the note of being exactly who you are – I’ve mentioned before that I have a little stomach issue called Crohn’s. Now that I’m on medication, it’s hardly an issue, but it does cause me to consider everything that I put into my body. I think, “Will this make me sick?” Mexican, yes. Veggies, no. 😉
So when Attune Foods offered to send me some of their probiotic bars – make that, chocolate probiotic bars, I jumped at the chance.
For those of you who aren’t super familiar, probiotics are “good” bacteria that help with digestion and nutrient absorption by fighting bad things in your digestive system. Three cheers for probiotics! 😉
Annelies, the lovely woman from Attune, sent me a two week sample and suggested I finish both boxes to get the full effect. First off, let me say that I loved these things! I ate one every day at 10 AM and I felt so indulgent for eating a “chocolate bar” mid-morning. But at 100 calories a pop, they’re far from indulgent. The almond flavor was by far the winner on taste – mainly because I’m obsessed with the almond/chocolate combo, but the milk chocolate crisp was tasty, too!
After two weeks of eating these chocolatey probiotics, I feel great. The most important thing for me is that my stomach feels good after I eat. No bloating = a happy Colleen 🙂 I highly suggest trying these bars!
Well, friends – I didn’t workout this morning. I did a little X-Stretch with Tony and the Gang and it felt mahhvelous. I might get a little run in there later today – but I’m not making any promises to myself. Why? I might just be too excited from Apartment Hunting: Round Two. Cory and I are looking at two places today and I’m feeling optimistic 🙂
Let’s chat – What’s your favorite chocolate combo? For me, it’s gotta be chocolate and PB.