I'm making a change to support more small businesses and I believe you should too.
For my first "Small Business Spotlight," I chose my current obsession: Meet the Source, a raw bakery based out of Costa Mesa, CA that makes amazingly delicious treats. After finding out I'm basically allergic to everything I thought it would be better for my overall health to switch to a plant-based diet, but with the plant-based diet comes a downside of more snacking (hopefully I'm not the only one). Don't get me wrong I've come up with some excellent protein ball recipes, but nothing compares to the Meet the Source bliss balls. I'm convinced the owners have some sort of magic powers and have made protein balls taste like candy.
Now less about me and more about Meet the Source here is the story behind the magic.
"The Source is a raw dessert company based out of Costa Mesa, California with an emphasis on pure, organic ingredients. We eliminate the use of refined sugars + preservatives and instead use nothing but the best quality organic, plant based ingredients we can get our hands on. Our desserts are nutrient rich and good for you, so there’s no need to feel guilt when you eat them!
We truly believe the best way to improve your health is by first improving the way you eat. This is why our desserts are packed with an abundance of real, pure, seasonal ingredients. These days, it is hard to find foods without artificial colors, preservatives, and that aren’t highly processed. Unless you are making it yourself, these foods, especially desserts, are not readily available. We created The Source to fill this void in the market.
Our desserts are vegan and gluten free, which makes them suitable for individuals with allergies, sensitivities, and intolerance's. Additionally, we avoid all filler ingredients and use only 100% plant based whole foods. All of the decadence of cake, none of the empty calories. Our goal is to get as much good in so that you can get the most good out."
Now if that doesn't make you fall in love with this small business don't worry because their products will. The treats are not only sold in a few shops around Orange County (see list below) but you can also order them online!!! My favorites tend to change weekly but right now I would recommend the chocolate and Lemon Poppy Seed bliss balls.
3400 West Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA 92663
270 Baker St E #200 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
342 South La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036
1534 Adams Ave. Unit A Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Farmers Market @ Mariners Church
5001 Newport Coast Dr. Irvine, CA 92603
Go out and try all that Meet the Source has to offer and let me know what you think!