Two weeks into the New Year and – for some of us – those goals we set not so long ago are already starting to seem like ancient memories. Eat healthy, exercise more, spend less money, yeah, yeah. It’s all well and good until life happens and we’re leaving the office at 8pm.. only to order take out and miss the ClassPass we signed up for. All you can (and should do) is forgive yourself and move on! It’s really no big deal.

I’m not a fan of giving yourself a hard time or making your life harder in any way. One of my goals this year is to actually make my life easier, and that’s not by sacrificing a healthy lifestyle! I’ve had a lot of people tell me it’s not so much the cooking once they’re home – it’s more the traversing the city with heavy grocery bags or that healthy food is more expensive.

That’s where what I like to call “the Costco” of healthy eating comes in, otherwise known as Thrive Market. I order tons of my pantry items from them and placed a big order to be sent to me before my cookbook shoot – both for ingredients and awesome snacks. Thrive has tons of the same brands you see at the grocery store and also some special one’s that you might not see on your local shelves like my friend Sophie’s line of superfood honey. I’m literally addicted to this stuff and put it in everything and anything, including my homemade face masks and now this granola!

This granola is perfect for the New Year because it’s filled with superfoods and feels just indulgent enough without actually being indulgent. Every ingredient can be purchased on Thrive Market at 20 – 50% below retail, meaning you’ll have more cash in your pocket and it will be delivered right to your doorstep without any effort. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me! Oh, and did I mention, I’m giving you a free month to Thrive Market and an additional 20% off your first order?! I’ve hyperlinked a bunch of the ingredients below so you can check out the types of savings you’ll get.

You can try out your free month by signing up here and I hope you enjoy making this chocolatey, decadent granola with all the new superfood goodies in your pantry!


cacao superfood granola

Serve with: additional cacao nibs, strawberries + coconut yogurt


Preheat over to 300 and line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.

Mix the oats, almonds, coconut sugar, cacao powder, flaxseed, salt, cinnamon, and cacao nibs together in a large bowl.

Combine coconut oil and superfood honey in small saucepan; bring to a simmer over medium heat.

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Add to the oat mixture and mix will until throughly coated.

Spread onto lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown, stirring after 20 minutes. Bake 5 – 10 more minutes.

Let cool completely before serving. Store in an air tight container at room temp. Enjoy!


*Note: recipe adapted from my friend Sophie, founder of the amazing Philosophie Superfoods.