Hello everyone! The days are getting shorter and the skies are getting darker. I don’t know about you but personally, weather like this makes me wanna cuddle up in bed and binge watch Friends until one hour turns into the next. BUT unfortunately, that is not the luxurious lifestyle many of us get to live. We have to go to work, we have to go to school, and be bright eyed all day long.
The obvious choice to being wide awake is coffee, but coffee gets cold, or watered down, and only lasts for a little while. But I recently found a way to harness the power of coffee all day and also quiet hunger.
Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
Yes, I know. This has been around forever, but these little wonderful tokens of energy are so underated. Coffee has a very strong taste, but the dark chocolate really mellows it out to create a healthy, energy filled snack to keep you trucking all throughout the day.
I like to keep mine in a little Mason jar. It fits nicely in the cup holder of your car, so you can munch on them during your commute to work or school. If you’re anything like me, you set about 10 different alarms throughout the morning just to snooze every single one. I really mean it when I say I like to wait until the very last minute to get up. So sometimes, making a cup of coffee or grabbing breakfast just slips my mind. But these little guys keep me alert and full all during my first class. Chocolate covered espresso beans do offer health benefits, such as antioxidants and blood sugar regulations, but can also be too overwhelming if you consume too many at one time. I save these for the mornings or late evenings, when the day seems to be the hardest.
I really want to start making them myself, but I read it is better to use dark chocolate rather than milk or white chocolate, which is a downer. Dark chocolate is my least favorite of the three, so I might just throw a few chocolate chips into my Energy Tokens Mason jar. And maybe a few pieces of pretzel. Make myself a nice little morning trail mix. If that happens, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Than you so much for reading. I hope this helps you tackle those long work/school days and keeps you energized to fulfill your dreams. Have a great weekend.