Winning Recipe for the BEST BRU Recipe

Last month Tavala had a contest asking people to submit their favorite recipe for using bru.  No doubt it was a fun challenge for the Tavala staff to try new recipes each day… and congratulations to Jennifer Jaca, she WON and was awarded 3 bags of bru.

I probably should have submitted a couple of recipes I use including my favorite KETO FAT BOMB recipe, but I never got around to it. 

You can see that at https://www.workwithdaveandjoy.com/recipe-for-the-best-keto-fat-bombs-ever/

Healthy bru Guilt-Free Cake  (aka Texas Sheet Cake)

(also known as the Chocolate Lovers Dream Cake)

 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup butter, 4 Tbsp. bru , 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2 cups flour, 1 cup water, 2 eggs, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.

Melt butter and bru (dark organic Cacao) together; add rest of ingredients and bake in a sheet pan or cookie pan for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Frosting:

3 Tbsp. bru, 6 Tbs. milk, 1 stuck butter, 2 C. powder sugar, 1 cup nuts (optional) Boil bru, Milk and Butter then add powdered sugar and nuts.  Frost while hot.

Basically what I have discovered, if you LOVE chocolate you can use bru as an alternative chocolate flavor in any recipe.  It increases the healthy benefits of dark organic chocolate (Cacao) and it will make it the highest anti-oxidant dessert on the planet.

So what the heck IS bru you may ask???

Lately, it seems that everyone from medical professionals to health gurus are touting the substantial health benefits of cacao, from natural mood elevation to lower blood pressure and improved digestion. Cacao has even been shown to slow the creation of fat cells.

With all these unbelievable health benefits, and many more, Tavala bru should seem like a no brainer. We recommend you drink at least one cup everyday, but more only gives you better results. Drink it in the morning, drink it throughout the day – you decide! It’s as easy as stirring one scoop into hot water – your daily helping of good health.

As for the taste and aroma, it’s like the best dark chocolate; enjoy it with your favorite sweetener or creamer, add it to your coffee, or drink it as is (hot or iced): natural, earthy, uplifting!

Directions for use: mix one scoop of Tavala bru with 8 oz of hot water. Stir and enjoy! More or less mix may be added for your personal taste.

Interested in purchasing bru?  Go to www.DaveandJoy.com    It is available only through a Tavala members website and will never be available on the shelves of a store.  The cost is only $29.99.

Some people actually lose weight substituting fattening beverages with bru.  They do say that dark cacoa helps slow the creation of fat cells.  I doubt that the recipe above would be a way to lose weight but you’ll at least know your anti-oxidants are handled for the day.

Bon Appetite!

Dave and Joy/Global Leaders with Tavala

802-846-7530

info@DaveandJoy.com

www.DaveandJoy.com

 

Recipe for the BEST Keto Fat Bombs Ever!

I was introduced to the KETO lifestyle several years ago and it blew my mind as it was 360 degrees different than what was educated on my entire life.

I grew up in the age of ‘fat phobia’ and was told that fat made you fat.  Obviously there is great education on this subject that tells us it is the KIND of fat that makes a difference and actually that FAT is good for you.  Thus, the Keto Diet Movement.

Several years ago a friend shared the BEST FAT BOMB recipe with me and today, I have fine-tuned it to make it even better- healthier and to include an anti-oxidant that will kick the butt of any other ‘chocolate’ on the market.

Ready?  Here is the recipe from our friend April (and it’s a perfect time of the year to share.)  The only thing I have added and upgraded on is the type of CHOCOLATE used in the original recipe.  I now use BRU and highly suggest you do too.

  Put this ‘mixture’ into decorative shaped tins or holiday ‘small muffin tin’ papers and you’ll SHOCK and excite everyone who tastes them.  By the way, for added nutrition and a great healthy fat boost, you can even add a FAT BOMB to your morning coffee.

Here goes:

Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bombs
1/4 cup coconut butter, (or unsalted grass fed butter)
1/2 cup coconut oil,
1/2 cup organic creamy peanut butter or other nut butter
1/8 cup MCT oil
2 TBSP organic Bru (www.DaveandJoy.com)   *
1/4 cup raw coconut flakes,
1-2 droppers of alcohol free stevia,
pink Himalayan sea salt.

If you do not have BRU you can also use a dark chocolate (unsweetened) powder or dark Cacao powder.

Melt a bit of coconut oil so it will mix well. You have to taste as you go to adjust as necessary.
Mini cupcake papers, we put a little dot of peanut butter (or nut butter) in each paper then topped with fat bomb mixture. Sprinkle a bit of the salt on top and refrigerate.

I have altered this original recipe when I don’t have coconut on hand and it is still healthy and delicious AND also even when I didn’t have nut butter.  You can even alter the recipe by adding a drop or two of peppermint essential oil and have a real peppermint patty treat.

Enjoy and if you have questions email us at info@DaveandJoy.com or call 802-846-7530.  P.S. Even my fat-phobic parents who were born in the 1930s and still believe fat is ‘bad’ LOVE these fat bombs.  I just tell them that this is a healthy ‘chocolate snack’.

Most ingredients are available at your grocery or health food store….and you can certainly improvise.   As for what we use, the BRU is only available through Tavala, www.DaveandJoy.com. A full bag that is organic cacao and will last a long time is only $29.99.

I’d love to know how your recipe turns out.  For me, when I have any cravings I reach for a FAT BOMB as it helps satisfy any craving, gives me great nutrition and a healthy high anti0xidant snack.  By the way did you know that FAT keeps you more satisfied than carbohydrates?

Share your pictures of your FAT BOMB creations.  I’m sure they will look better than mine do….but heck, I am here for the nutrition!

Dave and Joy

info@Dave and Joy.com

802-846-7530

www.DaveandJoy.com

P.S.  We’ll offer you a free gift for any new recipe you submit for FAT BOMBS !

Why we Donate a Portion of our Customer Tavala sales to WEA?

Early August of this year I was telling my daughter- in- law, Brie,  that we wanted to create a foundation or better yet,  work with an organization that was already doing great things in the world, in particular for women and families, and their communities.

She told me of an organization called WEA and immediately after speaking with one of the co-founders, we made the decision to support this organization – Women’s Earth Alliance.

In their own words….

“When women thrive, communities and the Earth thrive. This is one of our core beliefs here at WEA because we’ve seen it to be true. Want to know more? Take a look at this short video sharing more about our origin story and vision for the future!”  Check out this brief video.  If you are moved, you too can make a donation, either a one time donation OR simply purchase any of our TAVALA products as a customer and we’ll make a 5% donation. (www.DaveandJoy.com)

 

We are thrilled to have decided mid-August to donate 5% of all our TAVALA customer sales (including sample sales) to WEA (Women’s Earth Alliance) and later this week we’ll tally up all our customer sales from mid-August and make our first of many on–going monthly donations.

So if you are considering purchasing any of TAVALA PRODUCTS (Trim, Control, Bru, Quantum Relief Strips, Alert and Snooze) know that when you order through our website (www.DaveandJoy.com) that a portion of your sales will help this organization and women and communities in need.  We AND WEA appreciate your support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doing great things, one person at a time…because we can.  Tavala has made if possible to contribute in ways that touch our hearts and this is just the beginning. 

We are all connected and in this together!  If you’d like to contribute to WEA in any way we’ll help you make the connections to make that happen.  If you’d like to donate your TAVALA customer sales to WEA or another organization that touches your heart, let’s talk.  802-846-7530

Once again, your customer purchases through our Tavala website will help Women’s Earth Alliance.  www.DaveandJoy.com

Dave and Joy/Global Leaders at Tavala

802-846-7530

info@DaveandJoy.com

www.DaveandJoy.com