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Wellness Tonics D-Tox — This is the Future of Food

Wellness Tonics D-Tox -- This is the Future of Food

One of the things that I love to do when traveling is to stop by local organic supermarkets because each part of the country has a slightly different product mix. While the well-known products can be found coast to coast, there are many regional organic brands that do not yet have national distribution and are […]

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One of the things that I love to do when traveling is to stop by local organic supermarkets because each part of the country has a slightly different product mix.

While the well-known products can be found coast to coast, there are many regional organic brands that do not yet have national distribution and are only available close to where they are produced.

And there may be nothing more that I enjoy doing than discovering organic products, both new and established, that I have never seen before.

When visiting San Francisco this past week, I came across several interesting products (thanks Stephanie!) and one that I wanted to talk about today was a drink called Wellness Tonics D-Tox.

I discovered it in the Whole Foods – South of Market location, and the packaging and ingredient list immediately grabbed my attention.
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Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal – An Awesome Organic Product

Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal - An Awesome Organic Product

I spend more time than you can imagine thinking about product design, from both a packaging and ingredient standpoint. With budgets always tight for start-up companies, I am so impressed when a young organic brand has such smart and sophisticated packaging. I am equally, if not more, appreciative when the ingredient mix is so intelligently […]

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I spend more time than you can imagine thinking about product design, from both a packaging and ingredient standpoint.

With budgets always tight for start-up companies, I am so impressed when a young organic brand has such smart and sophisticated packaging. I am equally, if not more, appreciative when the ingredient mix is so intelligently done that it results in a healthy and superior tasting product.

Vigilant Eats Goji-Cacao Superfood Cereal completely nails it on both fronts. Big time.
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Navitas’ Cacao Goji Power Snack – Fantastic for Kids (and Adults)

Navitas' Cacao Goji Power Snack - Fantastic for Kids (and Adults)

While I don’t have kids, I often think about what foods I would feed them. Of course, they would be getting organic all of the time and I know that I would get them juicing at a very early age. The real challenge would be sending them off to school with healthy snacks that also […]

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While I don’t have kids, I often think about what foods I would feed them.

Of course, they would be getting organic all of the time and I know that I would get them juicing at a very early age.

The real challenge would be sending them off to school with healthy snacks that also taste good.

And therein lies the beauty of Navitas Naturals Cacao Goji Superfood Power Snack. It is absolutely loaded with the world’s most nutritious superfoods and also has an incredibly satisfying taste.

How often do you find a food that has both chia seeds (loaded with protein) and camu camu (loaded with Vitamin C)?

Rarely, if ever. Read more »


Sol Simple Solar Dried Organic Bananas – A Fantastic Product and An Amazing Story

Sol Simple Solar Dried Organic Bananas - A Fantastic Product and An Amazing Story

I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to share with you great tasting organic products that are also making a big difference in the world. One such product that I recently discovered at Whole Foods Tribeca is Sol Simple Solar Dried Bananas. Produced in Nicaragua, the organic bananas come in thin spears and are […]

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I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to share with you great tasting organic products that are also making a big difference in the world.

One such product that I recently discovered at Whole Foods Tribeca is Sol Simple Solar Dried Bananas.

Produced in Nicaragua, the organic bananas come in thin spears and are dried indoors using a solar drying technology, which enables Sol Simple to reduce carbon emissions.

According to the company, traditional outdoor drying techniques take 2-3 days, expose the fruit to mold and bacteria, and allow the fruit to oxidize.

Sol Simple’s end product is a sweet-tasting and slightly chewy banana spear.

The benefit of sun-dried bananas, as opposed to the bananas that we get at the stores, is that the fruit is not picked off of the tree as early. This means that it has more time to mature and contains higher level of minerals and vitamins. Read more »


Beet Kvass – What is it and Why am I Drinking it?

Beet Kvass - What is it and Why am I Drinking it?

Organic beet kvass isn’t exactly a household name, similar to a coconut water or even kombucha. And I don’t believe that it will ever come close to having the same name recognition as these other two drinks. Yet, its health benefits and utility may surpass them both. A lacto-fermented beverage of Russian origin, beet kvass […]

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Organic beet kvass isn’t exactly a household name, similar to a coconut water or even kombucha.

And I don’t believe that it will ever come close to having the same name recognition as these other two drinks.

Yet, its health benefits and utility may surpass them both.

A lacto-fermented beverage of Russian origin, beet kvass provides the body with beneficial bacteria and aids in digestion.

It is also touted as a blood purifier and an excellent way to cleanse the liver.

Unlike kombucha, which uses sugar in the fermentation process, the beet kvass from Hawthorne Valley uses no sugar at all. And because it is a raw drink, all of the vitamins and minerals remain intact.

While I tend to drink it straight, the other great thing about beet kvass is that it can be used as a base for soups, salad dressings or marinades. Read more »


Organic Black Sesame Seeds – Something You’ll Always See in My Kitchen

Organic Black Sesame Seeds - Something You'll Always See in My Kitchen

When it comes to eating, I like clean and light food. My body seems to reject heavy sauces, fried foods, and sautées, even if they are 100% organic. I like simplicity in a meal and as a result, I tend to cook a decent amount for myself. Why? Not only is cooking at home the most […]

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When it comes to eating, I like clean and light food.

My body seems to reject heavy sauces, fried foods, and sautées, even if they are 100% organic.

I like simplicity in a meal and as a result, I tend to cook a decent amount for myself. Why?

Not only is cooking at home the most inexpensive way to eat organic but I can have exactly what I want. Read more »


Organic Tatsoi – This is a New One for Me

Organic Tatsoi - This is a New One for Me

When I was in my local organic market the other day browsing in the produce section, I came across a green that I had never seen before – tatsoi. It had the most beautiful green color, rich and deep, and its leaves were full-bodied and spoon-shaped. Trying to get a good picture of tatsoi was […]

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When I was in my local organic market the other day browsing in the produce section, I came across a green that I had never seen before – tatsoi.

It had the most beautiful green color, rich and deep, and its leaves were full-bodied and spoon-shaped. Trying to get a good picture of tatsoi was not that easy because the vegetable was a little unruly.

While it is in the mustard family, this Chinese green was not bitter or sharp at all. In fact, it was very, very different than I thought it would taste. Read more »