Superfood Hunter Olien Researches Coffee Fruit

February 18, 2016 By

Everyone knows one of the most loved beverages, coffee. But not many people beyond superfood hunter Darin Olien and the product development team at Shakeology® have heard of coffee fruit — or know what makes it special. But that is about to change. Olien, often called the “Indiana Jones of Superfoods,” toured a coffee plantation in Mexico in January reviewing…


Where in the World is Darin Olien: Hunting Superfoods in Senegal

October 30, 2015 By

There are a lot of countries to visit that people instantly recognize. Tell someone you’re flying to China and they instantly visualize and understand where you’re going and just how far you are traveling. On other hand, there are other countries that people don’t immediately recognize (or even know what continent it’s on). One of which would be Senegal (officially…


What is Yacon Root?

June 9, 2015 By

YACON, Llacon (Smallanthus Sonchifolius) What is yacon? This sweet, root-like vegetable originates and predominates throughout the pre-Andes ranges from Ecuador to Chile to Argentina. It is also grown in New Zealand, Italy, Czech Republic, Philippines, and Vietnam as well. This plant’s root is a crunchy vegetable that tastes similar to an apple. Sounds good, right?! It also has a texture…


The Fragile History of Peruvian Maca

June 9, 2015 By

Every day I’m traveling while hunting superfoods is incredible. It is! Mud slides, sleepless nights of travel, cell-phone-stealing orangutans, dirt, hustle, and chaos included! Some days, however, are just…legendary. Today in the high altitudes of the Andes, I had the opportunity to meet a true legend that I’m sure very few in the West have ever heard of unfortunately. Why…


How to Eat Healthy While Traveling

June 8, 2015 By

At SuperLife, one of the top questions we’ve been asked is about what to eat and what not to eat. Eating healthy takes on a whole new dimension with travel. It is so easy to load up on the food that is easily accessible, but this hurts your body – leading to potential weight gain, sluggishness, and di-sease. Your body…


Where in the World is Darin Olien? Hunting Superfoods in Peru

June 2, 2015 By

So after a hiatus from traveling to write my book, SuperLife, and to get married to the indescribably amazing Eliza Coupe, I am getting back on the road! I’m off hunting superfoods in Peru, a land that includes microclimates, diverse topography, world-renowned cuisine, and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Maccu Picchu. Don’t ask me how…