Opening for dinner and brunch this weekend! Come join us!

Posted on April 19, 2017 by Kyleen Keenan | 0 Comments

Hey everyone!

We are so excited to announce that starting this weekend we will open for dinner. Think of us as your new [ healthy ] take out joint, your casual sit in dinner spot, or your place to enjoy a delicious dessert!

As a little incentive, we are offering a FREE CHOCOLATE BAR to everyone who comes in during our new hours! (who doesn't want a free chocolate bar!?)

In addition to our current hours, our extended hours are:
Thursday - Saturday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM.
Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM for Brunch

* Feel free to call in your orders at 508-338-2018 *

OUR EXCITING NEW SPECIALS:

FLATBREAD FRIDAYS!
We will have additional flatbread specials. Bring your crew and come in to share a delicious flatbreads.

SATURDAY:
Come in at your convenience - breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert!

SUNDAY BRUNCH-DAY:
We will offer our first ever brunch from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM... think waffles, chickpea scrambles, milkshakes and donuts! WHAT!?

We hope you can join us to help kick-off this exciting new adventure!

Keepin it real,

Ky & Bennett

(classic cheesy flatbread )by Marnely Murray(baked almond feta with herb oil)(pick up this lasagna and cook it at home!)

Posted in brunch, dinner, Martha's Vineyard, Not Your Sugar Mamas, nutrition, organic, paleo, superfood, vegan

Spring Cleaning Body and Soul

Posted on March 01, 2017 by Bennett Coffey | 0 Comments

Hi Friends, 
Hard to believe, but this month marks the first day of spring on March 20th! It's always interesting when the seasons change. 
March is typically a slow month here on the island. But everywhere else seems like it gets a little more of a taste for spring. It’s when we start thinking about GREENS again. Greens are nutritional powerhouses and help cleanse our insides. It’s a great time to start adding fresh leafy greens and sprouts to your meals to help your liver detoxify from the heavier winter months. Winter months are typically filled with more comforting foods and sometimes this creates a little build up in our systems. Mother nature is aware of this and that’s why fresh greens, sprouts, dandelion etc start to come into season because they are great cleansing foods. It’s a nice time to give your system a little refresher before the warmer months come! Aside from adding more leafy greens to your meals, also try this cleansing water you can easily make at home and sip throughout your day.

Recipe:
4-6 cups of filtered water
1/3 organic cucumber, sliced
1/2 red grapefruit, sliced
1/2 organic lemon, sliced
1 tbs loosely packed mint
Place all ingredients in a pitcher and let it sit for at least an hour, store in your refrigerator and sip throughout the day. When the water runs out, refill it! The sliced veggies/fruit will last a few days in the refrigerator until you might want to refresh and start again. 

This is a great month to also take inventory of other areas of your life and maybe reassess where you are mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It’s nice to pause every once in a while and make yourself aware of certain things you may be feeling so that you can set goals and move forward in an empowered way instead of staying on auto-pilot for too long. This is a great time to journal and work out some of your unprocessed feelings and emotions. Or take more alone time, maybe some solo walks carving out some time for reflection. Spring is such a wonderful opportunity to reboot and refresh, how do you feel during the transition from winter to spring? Please share in the comments! 

Keepin' it real,
Ky & Bennett

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Chocolate Cherry Flaxseed Smoothie

Posted on December 14, 2015 by Bennett Coffey | 0 Comments

1 1/4 cup cashew date milk (or your choice of milk)

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen cherries

2 TBS raw cacao powder

1 TBS ground flax seed

1 cup spinach

1/4 tsp vanilla

1tbs almond butter

Blend and enjoy!

Posted in chocolate for breakfast, organic, raw cacao, recipe, smoothie

A Recipe for Raw Cacao Bliss // Not Your Sugar Babies Raw Cacao Fudge Balls

Posted on June 29, 2015 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

It’s time to say sayonara to that pre-packed brownie mix full of chemically produced ingredients and preservatives. BYE GIRL.

These fudgey, chocolatey balls are intensely addictive, insanely easy to make, and super satisfying for sugar-affectionados, minus ANY added sugar! They’re all raw, totally vegan, dairy free, gluten free, with no refined sugars.

We swear these will be your new go-to.  

INGREDIENTS

> 1 cup dates, pits removed
> ½ cup nuts (We used a blend of raw almonds and cashews.)
> 2 tbsp of raw cacao
> ½ tsp of coconut oil
> ½ tsp of vanilla extract
> ⅛ tsp of sea salt
> ¼ c. unsweetened coconut flakes, chopped
> ½ of our Coconut Crunch Chocolate Bar, finely chopped

Yields 10 one inch balls.

PREPARATION

Blend all ingredients - except coconut flakes and NYSM chocolate - in food processor (we used a Magic Bullet) until a sticky dough forms. In a bowl, knead coconut flakes and chopped chocolate bar into the mixture. Roll into balls. And presto, finito!

Tip: We like to keep these babies in the freezer. The dates keeps them soft and the coolness makes these treats even more satisfying!

If you try this recipe, feel free to have a little fun and use your creativity! Try oats, sunflower seeds, bits of chopped dried mango or ginger. Take your favorite flavors and run with it. We’d love to hear what worked for you!

Posted in cacao, clean eating, dessert, gluten free, healthy living, notyoursugarmamas, NYSM, organic, raw cacao, raw chocolate, recipe, recipes

A Recipe for Dad // Frozen Mocha-Coco Latte Pop!

Posted on June 17, 2015 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

This magical frozen treat is the complete opposite of Breakfast in Bed. It's full of the things that make dads into superheros! 

Chocolate! BANG! Espresso! KAPOW! Cashews! BOOM!

Easy to make and free of refined sugar, dairy, and gluten, this treat is sure to get Dad movin' & groovin', zippin' & zoomin' all weekend long! 

INGREDIENTS

> 1.5 cups raw cashews
> 1/4 cup cacao butter (Do not substitute!)
> 4 shots of good espresso (We used Chillmark Coffee Co. Organic Espresso Roast. Alternatively, you could use 1/2 cup of coffee.) 
> 1 tsp fine espresso grind
> 1 tsp vanilla
> 1/2 cup maple syrup
> 1/4 cup olive oil
> 1/2 cup cacao nibs (optional)
> 2 oz raw chocolate (We used  Pure & Simple Chocolate Bar.)

PREPARATION

1. Soak the cashews in hot water for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, melt cacao butter on low.
3. Make the 4 shots of espresso.
4. Combine cashews, cacao butter, espresso shots, vanilla, maple syrup, and olive oil in blender. Blend on high speed.
5. Mix in the 1 tsp of espresso grinds. If using cacao nibs mix in as well.
5. Pour into molds and freeze for 4-6 hours.
6. When ready to serve, melt Pure & Simple chocolate on low. Drizzle with spoon over the frozen coffee pops.
7. Enjoy your superhero strength!

Posted in cacao, cashew milk, chocolate, clean eating, coffee, dairy free, dessert, eating for energy, espresso, family, gluten free, healthy living, iced coffee, maple syrup, notyoursugarmamas, NYSM, organic, raw chocolate, recipe, recipes

Loving Lately

Posted on March 25, 2015 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

A couple new discoveries and a couple classics, here’s what we’re lovin’ lately!

BEAUTY: Essential oil as fragrance. High end perfumes can cost up to $60 per oz! Instead try an essential oil like Rose, Lavender, or Eucalyptus. A few drops on your your neck and wrists will last all day. It’s all natural and much less expensive than traditional perfume. Plus, essential oil scents are very soothing and relaxing. Available at your local health food store!

BOOK: “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Marie Kondo, organization expert, shares her strategies on de-cluttering your home and how it will change your life. The premise is simple: keep only the things that spark joy!

NOT-SO-GUILTY PLEASURE: NYSM Ginger Pomegranate Chocolate. Not to toot our own horn but… actually, let’s toot it. This stuff is kind of blowing our minds it's so yummy. So many magical ingredients that will have you brain and body buzzing. We can't get enough!

NEW START-UP: Art of Organics is BirchBox NOT on steroids. All-natural beauty products delivered to your door with a monthly subscription. DREAMY. And founded by a woman? Even dreamier!

Posted in essential oils, health and beauty, healthy living, marie kondo, notyoursugarmamas, NYSM, organic, organics, raw chocolate, simplify

Raw Cacao versus Processed Cocoa

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Not Your Sugar Mamas | 0 Comments

You say “COCOA”, I say “CACAO”. Same thing? Not exactly.

Cacao is chocolate in it’s purest form. Cacao beans are found in fleshy, oval shaped pods on cacao trees. Once harvested, the beans are fermented and dried. Cacao is raw, unprocessed and contains no sugar, additives, or preservatives. It has not been exposed to heat and is loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients like iron and magnesium.

Cocoa is the processed version of cacao. Cocoa powder has been roasted at high temperatures and usually contains sugar and preservatives. The roasting process, which reduces the natural bitterness, is thought to destroy the intense nutritional benefits in raw cacao.

While raw cacao and processed cocoa offer some of the same benefits, cacao is more nutritionally dense since it’s less processed. Same goes for most of the other fruits & veggies in your diet - the closer they are to their purest form, the more nutrients they contain!

What can raw cacao do for you:

- Boosts mood (thanks to anandamide)
- Improves brain function (thanks to magnesium)
- Promotes a healthy heart, reducing risk of cancer (thanks to antioxidants)
- Balances blood sugar levels (thanks to chromium)
- Improves metabolism (thanks to B vitamins)

Not Your Sugar Mamas chocolate is FULL of the good stuff: organic raw cacao, organic raw cacao butter, all non-GMO, and gluten and dairy free. So... what are you waiting for!?

Posted in cacao, chocolate, gluten free, no dairy, no refined sugar, nutrition, organic, organic chocolate, raw, raw cacao, superfoods

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