Ingredients: Blanched Almonds, Organic Ghee, MCT Oil, Cocoa Powder, Erythritol, Whey Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Monk Fruit Extract, Salt
Ingredients: English Walnuts, Organic Ghee, Erythritol, MCT Oil, Grassfed Whey Protein Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Cardamom, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Monk Fruit Extract, Salt
Ingredients: Pecans, Organic Ghee, Coconut Butter, Erythritol, Whey Protein Concentrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Salt, Monk Fruit Extract
IIngredients: Egg Protein, Organic Ghee, MCT Oil, Coffee, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Monk Fruit Extract
We source our almonds locally from California. The almonds are blanched by boiling and then grounding which drastically reduces the phytate content, enzyme inhibitors and various natural toxins that are present in raw almonds. This also improves the nutrients that are available for absorption and reduce the chances of gastrointestinal issues associated with nut consumption.
Organic & Pasture Raised Ghee
We source our butter from Straus Family Creamery which makes one of the best premium hand-churned European butter with 85-87% butterfat content. Additionally, they are leading the agricultural world in regenerative agriculture and sequestering carbon from the environment. Above all, they treat their cows really well by giving them access to open pastures when the weather allows it and leaving an open environment at night time.
We then slow cook the butter using our unique distillation method that leaves a light gold and very aromatic Ghee that is ideal for comfort foods and sweet treats. Little known fact: Our Ghee is known as the best among pastry chefs and consumers alike when it comes to aroma and taste. We sell it in individual units while use it as a key ingredient in Energy Pods. Learn more about Ghee here. Click here to Buy our Ghee.
Coconut oil contains various fats with different carbon chain lengths. As the name states, MCTs, or Medium Chain Triglycerides, are unique in the sense that they are directly burnt by the liver to create ketones and energy. They are not stored as body fat but are excellent at suppressing appetite and hunger. Several health benefits include improved muscle strength and potential physical and cognitive performance boost. Energy Pods contain MCTs in a dose and form that is easily tolerated by individuals without giving gastrointestinal issues while providing potential health and performance benefits as well.
Erythritol is a non-caloric, zero glycemic and primarily inert sweetener that does not raise insulin or impact the hormonal profile. Erythritol can also help with satiety and fullness by modulating stomach emptying rate while it has practically no effect on the gut bacteria. Unlike sugars and other sweeteners, it also has no impact on teeth and gum health, keeping your teeth whiter and reducing dental bills and cavities.
We keep changing our cocoa powder but we're always looking for the best tasting artisan crafted cocoa that provides potential health benefits while also supporting good businesses. You will not find any of our cooca over the counter and is usually the best cocoa that is hand-picked for us by top chocolatiers in the chocolate industry. The texture of our product reflects the high quality mouthfeel, richness and boldness of the cocoa we use. Many times these are small batched with their own unique taste.
MONK FRUIT EXTRACT
Traditionally used in China as herbal medicine, monk fruit extract is a potent antioxidant that also happens to be extremely sweet. With some pharmacological benefits, monk fruit extract is a zero glycemic and zero calorie sweetener that adds a tinge of fruitiness to the recipe. It is about 270 times the sweetness of sugar crystals. Not only is monk fruit extract not detrimental to teeth but it provides microbial defense on the teeth.
WHEY & EGG PROTEINS
We use whey and egg proteins that are lab tested and high quality concentrates or isolates depending on the desired outcome we seek. These proteins act as binding agents that help with satiety while providing a complete source of amino acids that help with recovery and muscle growth.
We supplement with multitudes of spices to not just enhance the flavor of the product but they can act as inhibitors that can potentially modulate the fullness or satiety of the Energy Pods. We use high quality and premium spices that are extremely rich and aromatic.
Nothing can replace the aroma of actual vanilla beans and we use only the highest quality available. Vanilla, compared to vanillin(the commercially available cheaper extract that has shown no anti-oxidant activity), has other components can act as anti-oxidants which can increase the shelf life of product while provide potential health benefits
Though lecithin acts as a binding or emulsifying agent that provides rich structure to the Energy Pods, it also mitigates oxidation of oils in the product, thereby extending shelf life. Raw lecithin contains phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, and phosphatidylinositol that can play an important role in intracellular processes and potentially modulating cell death.
NUTS WE USE
Most of our nuts are locally sourced from California and are as fresh as possible. They are then ground at our facility and combined with other fresh ingredients to create the Energy Pods. We only use extremely high quality nuts that are also used by world class bakeries and pastry chefs. In other words, you get nothing but the best!
Additionally, we don't grind them up completely but leave a granular texture which helps with reducing hunger and making you feel full longer while at the same time making nutrients more available for digestion.
We use high quality gourmet freeze-coffee that tastes mild not too burnt. This complements the rich and bold flavor of the Energy Pods. The caffeine content can range from 35-85mg per Energy Pod depending on whether coffee is used as an ingredient in it. In other words, we use the real deal.