Billy Cavallaro is an athlete and ski racer and has always been interested in the latest and greatest in nutrition and performance. Once she started on the keto diet, she wanted a high-fat, low-carb dessert that fit in with the keto regimen. The diet is effective for losing weight, because the foods allowed promote the break down of fat stored within the body (ketosis). Since studies on coconut oil have determined that it not only sustains ketosis levels but also facilitates weight loss, particularly that stubborn fat that accumulates in the midsection, they used organic coconut milk as the base, then added sea salt, pure vanilla extract, organic stevia and organic guar gum. The result was a delicious, filling milkshake-like dessert that can also be used as a snack or meal replacement. Billy got together with her friends, Karen Mould (co-founder) and Holly Heath (CEO), and the three of them, all with backgrounds in the fine arts, launched Cave Shake.
The New Hope Network awarded Cave Shakes the “Editor’s Choice: Best New Food” for filling a need in the burgeoning keto diet market.
In addition to being keto-friendly, the Cave Shakes are paleo- and vegan-friendly. They also are glutin-, dairy- and sugar-free, as well as the go-to drink for anyone wanting to live a healthy lifestyle and those who simply love creamy coconut milk.
The Cave Shake comes in vanilla, chocolate and coffee. The convenient tubular package goes anywhere without your needing to worry about it breaking or leaking. Drink it anywhere without needing a straw or spoon. At room temperature, the shake is a thin liquid. Refrigerate for three weeks for the milkshake effect. The longer it’s refrigerated, the thicker it becomes. Want a pudding-style treat? Freeze for ½ hour to an hour. For an ice cream consistency, freeze for 2 ½ hours. But don’t freeze for too long (e.g., 24 hours): the shake will lose its creaminess and the texture changes (and not for the good).
Cave Bars are an additional delicious and convenient low-carb snack. The Coconut Pecan Collagen Bite has 8 grams of fat and 3 net carbs; are compatible with keto and paleo diets; are non-GMO; and contain collagen, which is credited with being nature’s Fountain of Youth that burns fat, improves digestion, relieves joint pain and keeps aging skin firm and supple. The bars are sweetened with allulose that is found in maple syrup, figs and raisins.
In August 2018, Cave Shake forged a partnership with L.A. Libations, a company that specializes in creating and incubating early-stage beverage brands at retail. By taking over operations, finances and marketing, L.A. Libations is going to take Cave Shake to the next level.