SUPERFOODS

Simple Ways to Eat Sprouts

July 6, 2016 By

Sprouts are incredible super simple superfoods with major health benefits. And you can grow them in your own kitchen! I consider them an amazing superfood to add to your diet. Here are some simple ways to eat sprouts and add them to everyday dishes – try a few and get adventurous! Sprouts make a great, fast snack when you eat them…

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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…

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Discover the Superfood Power of Whole Coffee Fruit

February 18, 2016 By

Almost 10 years ago, while I was hiking in Africa on the hunt for an exotic tree bark, I had my first taste of whole coffee fruit. My guides were grabbing bright, red berries off the wild coffee plants near the trail, so of course I did too! Coffee fruit doesn’t have the traditional taste associated with brewed coffee beans…

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What is Moringa & What are Moringa Benefits?

October 31, 2015 By

MORINGA (Moringa Oleifera) If you find yourself saying, “What is moringa?” you aren’t alone. It is a relative newcomer to the mainstream health community, but I have been studying it for a long time! Many years ago when it was still unknown to the western world, I heard something good about the moringa tree. I hopped on a plane and…

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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…

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Why Are Chia Seeds a Superfood?

October 23, 2015 By

Chia seeds are becoming one of the most popular superfoods — for many good reasons. They are virtually tasteless, easy-to-digest (when prepared properly), super nutrient dense, and full of energy-boosting power. The latest research has even linked chia seeds to reversing type 2 diabetes! That’s right, reversing it! Originally from Mexico, chia seeds were so highly valued for their medicinal properties and nutritional value,…

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How To Soak Chia Seeds Overnight

October 23, 2015 By

Chia seeds are amazing. They are one of my foundational superfoods that you can eat every day to add nutritional support and health benefits to your SuperLife. If you are going to eat chia seeds, I highly recommend that you soak them! Soaking chia seeds “sprouts” them and breaks down “enzyme inhibitors” that protect the seeds. RELATED READING: Why You…

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Apple Spice Chia Seed Pudding

October 23, 2015 By

For all of you that want to soak in the season with pumpkin / spice / fall everything, here’s a healthy, clean, festive version of chia pudding. This apple spice chia seed pudding isn’t just a flavorful snack, the chia seeds make it a nutritious boost. While chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries,…

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Vanilla Hot ‘Chocolate’ Maca Energy Drink Recipe

October 17, 2015 By

Get an energy boost without the buzz of coffee using maca, one of my favorite superfoods. This root from Peru gives you energy in a non-caffeinated way that supports your body. Bonus: you’ll also be filling your body with calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, manganese, B vitamins and essential lipids, as maca is very nutrient rich! It tastes delicious,…