Peakz: Sourced Box Supplier Spotlight

Did you know we featured in the lovely Sourced Box earlier this month, alongside a bunch of delicious treats from Ape Snacks, Cheeky P's, Pretty Smart FoodsPana Chocolate, We Are Tea, Tanya's Living, Ugly Drinks, GB Chew and Naturya

How did it all begin for Peakz?

Our story begins with a young polar bear named Nanook, whose adventure is a driving force behind our brand. As vegan Co-founders we wanted to shed light on the effects of climate change and its impact on biodiversity across the world. So we created Peakz! Nanook's story starts in a small village in the land of Dwyn where all the animals had been struggling far and wide to find a sustainable food source. Nanook's bravery to make it all the way to the top of Muddy Paw Mountain to discover the everlasting Peakz really inspired us to create a new space for vegan snacking!

April’s box features your delicious chocolate orange Peakz. What makes these such a great snack?

Peakz are a fun food source that are consciously and ethically made. Our little bite-sized vegan friendly crunchy chocolate orange squares are a delicious snack that can be consumed anywhere. The luxurious orange oil is an excellent alternative to artificial flavourings and adds a vibrant zest to the dark chocolate, making it a true treat.  

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April’s box features your delicious chocolate orange Peakz. What makes these such a great snack?

Peakz are a fun food source that are consciously and ethically made. Our little bite-sized vegan friendly crunchy chocolate orange squares are a delicious snack that can be consumed anywhere. The luxurious orange oil is an excellent alternative to artificial flavourings and adds a vibrant zest to the dark chocolate, making it a true treat........

Head on over to Sourced Box to read the full spotlight :)

Aalya Magsi
Superfood Lucuma Cacao Quinoa Porridge

Woah that sounds out of this world! Today's feature looks at a stunning recipe from @vegangems who stumbled across our Crunchy Chocolate Squares in April's @sourcedbox -but more on that later! ;) 

How can you say no that? 

Happy snacking and a big thanks to @vegangems for this gorgeous recipe!

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Aalya Magsi
Ginger Vegan's Mighty Fine Porridge

This week's lovely warm salted caramel porridge from the @gingervegan was inspired by our delicious @peakzuk Chocolate Salted Caramel squares. Ginger Vegan came across these in her Easter box from @thevegankind

Recipe:

  • 1 cup oats (using @flahavansuk )
  • 2 1/4 cups hemp milk (or your favourite)
  • 3 Medjoul dates, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Maca powder
  • 1 tbsp fruit syrup @sweetfreedomuk 
  • A pinch of salt
  • Put everything in a small pan, bring to a simmer and cook for 4-5 minutes until creamy. You can also serve yours with caramelised banana slices and a drizzle of fruit syrup. 

We have to say this looks absolutely divine!

PS: Don't forget to check out @gingervegan's beautiful instagram page as well. 

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Aalya Magsi
Delicious Breakfast of Chocolate Oats

The best part about Peakz is the different ways you can enjoy your favourite Crunchy Chocolate Squares. This week we have a fabulous recipe from the amazing Wellthos Box. 

This energising breakfast of chocolately oats makes use of our zesty Crunchy Chocolate Orange squares, topped with a selection of berries. Packed with 25% of your daily intake of B12 and 33% of your daily intake of Iron, our high in fibre Peakz Crunchy Chocolate Orange Squares are a perfect start to your day, keeping you full from the whole grain centre!

RECIPE
Simply mix and then heat in a pan the ingredients below for the Wellthos signature chocolately oats:

  •  1/2 cup rolled oats - 3/4 cup mylk of choice
  •  1 over-ripe banana
  •  1 tbsp cocoa powder
  •  1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  •  Sweetener of choice (recommended: date or agave)

Don't forget to check out the wonderful boxes from Wellthos, so you can discover all the mouthwatering health foods and nutritious snacks inside.

PS: Peakz Crunchy Chocolate Orange Squares featured in the March Wellthos Box!

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Aalya Magsi
The Benefits of Dark Chocolate: A Fun Guide (And Possible History Crash Course)
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Did you know that in 1735, Carl Linneaus designated the tropical tree with large pods Theobroma cacao, the scientific name translating as ‘food of the gods.’ Interestingly, cocoa has been consumed for well over 4,000 years now with the Mesoamericans being the first connoisseur of this incredible plant! Unlike modern day consumption patterns, cocoa beans were originally consumed in paste form as a bitter drink. This elixir was touted for hundreds of years for the virility, mental clarity, and endurance it bestowed upon those fortunate enough to enjoy a cup.

Originally reserved exclusively for royalty and aristocrats upon its debut in Spain and other parts of Europe, it was not until 1828 when the general public could finally enjoy the luscious import. Coenraad Johannes Van Houten, a Dutch chemist, developed the hydraulic cocoa press enabling the beans to be consumed in more innovative ways. This press greatly reduced the cocoa bean’s fat content allowing for a dry solid cake to then be ground into a fine cocoa powder. The powder could then be blended with sugar and the reserved cocoa butter consumed in solid form very similar to our bars of today. This invention revolutionised the confectionery industry and enabled cocoa to be used as an affordable ingredient in today’s snacks!

Dark chocolate above 60% cocoa solids is packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. Dark chocolate contains phenethylamine, which your body metabolises into serotonin, which can boost your mood. Other studies have cited dark chocolate to lower blood pressure, lower risk of stroke, lower risk of diabetes, lower stress hormones, boost immune system, and improve brain function and cognitive capabilities. In addition, dark chocolate is absolutely packed with essential minerals like potassium, zinc, iron and selenium.

However, not all chocolate is created equally. Dark chocolate in comparison to other chocolate types has been linked in a recent Kingston University study to boosts in athletes’ endurance performance due to it being abundant in flavanols. It is this abundance in flavanols which is believed to positively impact blood vessel function by including improved blood flow thereby reducing oxygen consumption. Therefore, athletes can keep going for longer periods of time! These studies also showed that dark chocolate consuming cyclists used less oxygen than their white chocolate consuming counterparts. In contrast, milk chocolate bars contain high amounts of sugar and milk. Some studies have stated that milk inhibits the body’s ability to absorb the beneficial antioxidants from the chocolate such as in the case of milk chocolate

There are many health benefits to consuming chocolate of 60% cocoa solids and above on a daily basis. As with everything moderation is key, which is why we recommend one portion of our 32 grams of Peakz, which is a perfectly portioned snack! Enjoy your chocolate...after all it is a plant!

For further looks at the impact of minerals and vitamins on athletes an in-depth guide has been developed by Sports Fitness Advisor. This guide is packed with free practical tips and advice. and can be accessed here: https://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/sports-nutrition.html