I’m not a huge fan of supplements. If you eat real food, and plenty of greens, they shouldn’t be necessary on keto. I am, however, a sucker for all natural products. I don’t buy many organic products, because, frankly, I am a real person on a budget so I can’t afford all that wonderful grass fed meat. I will occasionally splurge if I can, and one of my favorite YouTube-ers drinks his morning coffee with Wild Cocoa Butter and I must say, I was intrigued.
(Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Wild Foods. I purchased these products with my own money and the following opinions are solely my own.)
I have never seen cocoa butter for sale at any of my local stores. I am extremely rural, so the only big box store remotely close to me is Walmart (and even that’s 45 minutes away), so I’m lucky I can even buy coconut oil. Since I had seen the Wild Foods Cocoa Butter on video many times, I knew I had to try it. So I finally went to their site, wildfoods.co, found their organic cocoa butter and promptly added it to my cart after deliberating over what size to get (I got the 8 oz). I had also seen they carry Himalayan pink salt, and as previously stated I can’t really get that in any sizeable quantity anywhere, so I just had to get that too (I got the 16 oz).
Now of course I browsed through their site while I was there. They only sell high quality, organic products. They also are very keto friendly, and they have a preassembled keto box you can buy with some ingredients for bulletproof coffee. Among the items in that box was a product called Cocotropic. It has high quality organic cocoa, Maca, turmeric, changa, and reishi mushrooms in it and says it improves mood and concentration. I was intrigued, so I pulled the trigger on a 4-ounce bag.
My box arrived within two days (awesome!) and when it got here I was struck by how cute their packaging was!
I pulled everything out and immediately made a lovely bulletproof coffee. The cocoa butter comes in wafers, and three of them is a tablespoon, so I added the equivalent of two tablespoons of cocoa butter (I was making 30 ounces of coffee). I tasted a little too, and it is super smooth and creamy, and tastes vaguely of cocoa. Next I added a tablespoon of the Cocotropic and a few pinches of the Wild Pink Salt. Lastly, I added two tablespoons of heavy cream. I placed everything in my Ninja blender and blended it up. The finished product looked chocolatey and foamy!
I sipped it. I expected a mocha taste but it was shockingly like hot cocoa. I might tweak it and add some Truvia – that might make it more like a mocha, but I liked it as it was. The cocoa butter was rich and velvety and gave the cup a lovely creaminess. It was also chocolatey. Delicious.
Now, if one were to prick me I’m almost certain coffee would flow out instead of blood. I drink a ridiculous amount of coffee every day. I do not get any stimulant effects from coffee. But when I finished my cup, I found myself feeling energized.
One of my favorite things about keto is the mental clarity you get. Carbs make me very foggy compared to the focus I have on the Keto Diet. Imagine my surprise when I finished my bulletproof coffee concoction and I felt clearer, more focused, and just overall better.
I realized it had to be the Cocotropic. I could hardly believe I was feeling a difference from that product. I tried it again the next day, and after finishing it, felt the same effects. Now I’m hooked!
Research the Wild Foods Company for yourself. Their philosophy is awesome. I am a big fan of real foods, and this company is right up my alley.
I have been struggling with hair loss, and due to only eating one meal a day and fasting frequently, I realized I was not getting enough protein. I can’t eat enough food at one meal to make up the difference, and I don’t like the idea of synthetic protein powders (nor can you find one compatible with the keto diet anyway!). Enter Wild Bone Broth protein. I just ordered it this week and will review it as soon as I get it!
Seriously, check this company out. I highly recommend their products, especially the Cocotropic!