It is that time of year where everyone preaches that “New Year, New Me” stuff, so why not indulge in something new too? What if someone told you that you can live like Kate Spade and “have cake for breakfast” every morning? Well, CraveClean has figured out a way to make that possible, not just for locals in Miami but nationwide.
Miami born and raised, Francesca Morello, owner of CraveClean once struggled between wanting to be fit but still have a dose of sweetness every day. She grew tired of compromising and having boring dried up protein bars to fulfil her cravings, so she got curious in the kitchen. While exploring recipes online she came to find out that nothing ever tasted good, so this is when she decided to make her own stuff from scratch.
Her intentions were never to sell to the public but once she figured out the right recipe to making delicious tasting and healthy snacks that fit her daily macros she couldn’t hold this back from others. “I wanted to pass down knowledge” says Morello.
What she means by this, is that just because you want to be healthy, it doesn’t mean you have to starve or sacrifice good taste in foods. CraveClean’s baked goods are gluten-free, diabetic friendly and helps curb hunger.
Pictured is the Salted Caramel and We Can Pecan Cupcake. Just by looking at these I am sure you’re now running for the hills, as far away as possible before you gain weight by just looking at the photo, right?
Well, this is what Francesca meant by passing down knowledge. The average calorie count for these bad boys are 124 per cupcake with 10g of protein, only 10g of carbs, 5g total fat, 2g of sugar and they even have 1.6g of fiber. Best of all, all macronutrient information per item is listen on their menu online so you don’t have to worry if you’re using one of those apps that tracks your eating habits.
“I want CraveClean to be looked at as a way of life. There is this misconception that you can only indulge with us on cheat days,” says Morello.
And a misconception indeed, because let’s take Nature Valley’s Salted Caramel Nut Protein Bar for example, and compare the macros with one of CraveClean’s cupcakes. Nature Valley’s Protein Bar has 190 calories, 10g of protein, 14g of carbs, 12g total fat, 6g of sugar, and 5g of fiber. Nature Valley, a packaged and dried-up protein bar has more calories, same amount of protein, more carbs, more fats, more sugar, and only beats it in fiber. Anyone would have to be crazy to trade in a fluffy and moist cupcake that fits their dietary needs for a boring protein bar.
So the next time you’re making your way to your local grocery store for your daily snacks, reroute and come place your weekly order at CraveClean. They also have donuts, cakes, cake pops, cookies, and brownies. CraveClean’s brownies are meal replacements, that’s where the cake for breakfast thing comes into play – or cake at any time of the day!
Come out to their grand opening for their new location on Jan. 18th from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. you can try these guiltless bites for yourself with a glass complimentary of champagne at hand to celebrate that we no longer have to give up sweats to have abs.
CraveClean Protein Bakery 7370 Red Road, Miami, FL 33143