Coco Mojo and Maca Blend from Essential Living Foods are Two Great Products, Smoothie Recipe


There may be other brands of superfoods on the market that are more well-known and have wider distribution, but when it comes to quality, Essential Living Foods holds its own with anyone.

I have had long discussions with CEO Kipp Stroden about how and from where he sources his products, and I can assure you that he has done his homework. I trust him completely.

Two products that I believe are extremely well-formulated and have great taste are Essential Living Foods’ Coco Mojo and Maca Blend. Read more »

Best Packaging from Natural Products Expo West 2014 – TruVibe Organics


If you’ve seen my favorite movie ever – What The Bleep Do We Know? – then you are no doubt familiar with the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto.

Dr. Emoto did studies that showed the crystal formations of water molecules actually change when positive messages are put on the outside of glasses of water. Hence, positive messages have a real impact, on both an emotional and physical level. Read more »

I Love Seeing Pressed Organic Juice with Sprouts

As I have been writing about for the past year or so, I have been trying to juice with sprouts as much as possible. Why?

According to the Hippocrates Health Institute, the key benefits of sprouts include:

– Increased vitality, energy, and vigor from the large amount of enzymes.

– 10 to 100 times more enzymes than fruits and vegetables when eaten within the first seven days of being sprouted.

– Powerful antioxidants which help fight free radicals and aging.

– The minerals and nutrients are easily absorbed into the body.

Given my penchant for these superfoods, I was very happily surprised last week to find a pressed organic juice company in Boston, Revitalive, that uses sprouts. Read more »

Dr. Andrew Weil’s True Food Kitchen was Very Impressive

For Thanksgiving, I was in Denver with my family and stopped by the newly opened True Food Kitchen, which is partially owned by Dr. Andrew Weil.

We went there twice for lunch, and each time it was a 30-40 minute wait. After eating at True Food Kitchen, I understood why.

The food and drinks were excellent, the service was outstanding, and the menu was wide and varied.

In terms of organic, they said that any item they served that was on the Dirty Dozen List was organic but other than that, they couldn’t guarantee it.

Yet, when I went through individual items with the waitress at the table about what was organic and what was not organic, it seemed that almost everything was organic. Or, at least what I had was.

Here are a few things that I ordered. Read more »

Recipe for a Maca Berry Blast Smoothie

Recently, I have been playing around with smoothies using a variety of different superfoods.

Superfoods provide excellent health benefits and many of them are loaded with antioxidants.

This is particularly the case with two of the superfoods that I used this morning to make a Maca Berry Blast smoothie.

Maca comes in powder form and originates from Peru. Thousands of years old, Maca is believed to enhance your energy, stamina, and endurance. Some men claim that it also helps with the libido.

Maqui berry comes in powder form as well and is considered the highest antioxidant berry in the world. It has an ORAC score (which measures antioxidant activity) of 616. Its closest competitor, acai, has an ORAC score of 185, which is 3x less than maqui berry. Read more »

My Breakfast Today: Green Tea Cacao Smoothie

Several days a week, I make smoothies for breakfast.

For the base of the smoothies, I often use Brazil nuts or black sesame seeds to make the milk.

However, when I am in the mood for something a little lighter, I’ll substitute nuts/seeds with tea. Yes, tea.

While I am completely sold on the medicinal benefits of tea, I am just not a (hot) tea drinker. So, in order to get the huge amounts of antioxidant benefits of tea, I’ll use it in my smoothies. Read more »