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Organic Raw Cacao – Sunfood

Organic Raw Cacao - Sunfood

For the last few years, I have been using organic raw cacao as a key ingredient in my breakfast smoothies. While some people may use cacao nibs, my preference is to go with the organic raw cacao powder. For me, that works the best. My organic raw cacao of choice is made by Sunfood. This […]

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For the last few years, I have been using organic raw cacao as a key ingredient in my breakfast smoothies. While some people may use cacao nibs, my preference is to go with the organic raw cacao powder. For me, that works the best.

My organic raw cacao of choice is made by Sunfood. This is a great company based in California and their organic raw cacao product is sourced from Ecuador.

There is a lot of debate over which country makes the best organic raw cacao. However, Swiss chocolate, considered the finest in the world, uses cacao from Ecuador.

What I like about Sunfood’s organic raw cacao is its taste and texture. It is smooth, sweet, well-balanced and very nutritious – lots of antioxidants and amino-acids.

At the 2010 Expo West trade show, the company management showed me a video of how they make their organic raw cacao. So, not only did I get to meet the people from Ecuador who export this organic raw cacao product but I got to see the actual manufacturing process.

If you are looking for a fantastic organic raw cacao product, I suggest buying Sunfood’s. You can buy it HERE.


Raw Food 101 – Episode #5

Raw Food 101 - Episode #5

Here is the third video with my friend Jennifer and this week’s organic food topic is raw food. If you haven’t heard of raw food or have never been to a raw food restaurant, take note. The raw food movement is really taking off to cities all across the country. In this video I explain […]

Raw Food Video
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Here is the third video with my friend Jennifer and this week’s organic food topic is raw food.

If you haven’t heard of raw food or have never been to a raw food restaurant, take note. The raw food movement is really taking off to cities all across the country. In this video I explain what raw food is and give my take on whether people should be eating a 100% raw food diet.

In the segment, I mention Dr. Gabriel Cousens and his Tree of Life retreat center. His book Conscious Eating can be found HERE.


An Introduction to the Raw Food Lifestyle with Taylor Wells – Episode #1

An Introduction to the Raw Food Lifestyle with Taylor Wells - Episode #1

In this video, I talk to my friend Taylor Wells and she gives us an overview of the raw food lifestyle — what it is, the benefits, how someone can get started eating this way. I’ve gotten to know Taylor over the last year, and I can honestly say that she is one of the […]

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In this video, I talk to my friend Taylor Wells and she gives us an overview of the raw food lifestyle — what it is, the benefits, how someone can get started eating this way.

I’ve gotten to know Taylor over the last year, and I can honestly say that she is one of the most incredible and inspirational people I have come across. Along with her husband, she owns four yoga studios, has a nationwide consulting business, runs super-mom.com, recently launched pranaraw.com and opened last summer The Prana Café.

Furthermore, she home-schools her six year-old daughter and three year-old son. If that is not enough, Taylor, at 44 years old, just gave birth to two twin boys. She now has five kids in total, including her 12 year-old daughter.

Never once have I heard her complain how tired she is, something she attributes to the raw food lifestyle.


Organic Raw Cacao – What is it exactly?

Organic Raw Cacao - What is it exactly?

If you are not entrenched in the raw food world, there is a pretty good chance that organic raw cacao may be something new to you. Well, actually, let me rephrase that.  Organic raw cacao may be a new super-food to you. Organic raw cacao is derived from cacao trees, which are generally grown in […]

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If you are not entrenched in the raw food world, there is a pretty good chance that organic raw cacao may be something new to you.

Well, actually, let me rephrase that.  Organic raw cacao may be a new super-food to you.

Organic raw cacao is derived from cacao trees, which are generally grown in countries near the equator (Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia to name a few). They can be purchased either as beans, nibs or in powder form.

Just as the name states, organic raw cacao is raw. This means the organic raw cacao is not heated above 118 degrees. That is generally considered the highest temperature that food can be heated before it loses valuable enzymes, minerals and nutrients.

Organic raw cacao is believed to be an incredibly healthy food for many reasons. Not only does it contains very high levels of magnesium, which supports a healthy heart, but organic raw cacao is full of anti-oxidants and amin-acids, such as arginine and tryptophan.

My preferred organic raw cacao brand is from Sunfood. Here is what I have to say about Sunfood’s organic raw cacao powder.


Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2010

Top 5 Organic Food Trends for 2010

I just knew that the hundreds and hundreds of hours I have spent roaming the aisles of supermarkets and studying menus at organic restaurants would come in handy one day. But, I had no idea that it would lead to me writing this post.  So, here it goes…. 1) More and More Coconuts Coconuts have […]

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I just knew that the hundreds and hundreds of hours I have spent roaming the aisles of supermarkets and studying menus at organic restaurants would come in handy one day.

But, I had no idea that it would lead to me writing this post.  So, here it goes….

1) More and More Coconuts

Coconuts have taken on much more prominence as of late.  A bunch of ice creams, including Luna and Larry’s Organic Coconut Bliss and Purely Decadent, have coconuts as their central ingredient.  Energy bars, such as those from Raw Revolution, have used them in their products for a while.

In terms of organic coconuts, this is what I foresee.

Organic coconut water: Coconut water is a hot trend in the beverage world right now.  Some people consider coconut water to be the ultimate post-workout drink because it contains electrolytes.

However, nearly all of those boxes of coconut water that are flying off the shelves in the supermarkets are not organic.  It is only a matter of time before we see a shift to organic. Read more »


Product Recommendation: Raw Revolution – Agave Nectar and Cashew

Product Recommendation: Raw Revolution - Agave Nectar and Cashew

I’ve been wolfing these down lately and keep a stash of them in my car. This bar is  sweet yet is also filling and does a great job of curbing my hunger.  The other flavor that I love is the hazelnut & chocolate.  It tastes like an amazing brownie. Ideal for a pre-workout snack and […]

Energy Bars Raw Food
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cashewI’ve been wolfing these down lately and keep a stash of them in my car.

This bar is  sweet yet is also filling and does a great job of curbing my hunger.  The other flavor that I love is the hazelnut & chocolate.  It tastes like an amazing brownie.

Ideal for a pre-workout snack and it can be purchased online HERE.

Also, please watch my video product review.


Product Recommendation: WildBar – Mountain Mint

Product Recommendation: WildBar - Mountain Mint

This is one of the more interesting bars on the market.  There are two main things that I like about this bar: 1) It is loaded with superfoods including blue-green algae extract, cacao and maca –> tons of antioxidants. 2) Very rich taste. 100% raw.  Not sold in too many places but can be purchased […]

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This is one of the more interesting bars on the market.  There are two main things that I like about this bar:

1) It is loaded with superfoods including blue-green algae extract, cacao and maca –> tons of antioxidants.

2) Very rich taste.

100% raw.  Not sold in too many places but can be purchased at www.wildbar.info.