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We Love Touching Our Boobs! And You Should Too…

Boobies, bust, bosom, chest, nipples! Yes, we’re talking about breasts! Hold on, don’t get mad at us – we’re not trying to be naughty here… 
 
Do You Love Your Breasts?
Let’s talk about breasts from a woman’s perspective; do you love yours? In both the physical and spiritual sense, there is a lot to gain from self-love and caring for your breasts.
Firstly, on a physical level, there is the incredible, detoxifying power of the lymph nodes located in the breasts. Secondly, there is the holistic significance of loving yourself and your breasts.
 
You can help your body detoxify and work on loving yourself with one simple act: Lymphatic self-massage, optimally aided by one of our favorite new products.
 

 
Yes, Touch Yourself!
Self breast massage has many physical benefits, including reducing tenderness, breast pain, inflammation, lumps, cysts, and fibrocystic breast tissue. Self massage is also a primary method for stimulating your lymph nodes – it’s a highly beneficial practice for proper detoxification.

The main function of the lymph system is to isolate toxins and filter them out of the body. Because lymph fluid moves slowly, inactivity can seriously restrict its flow. Muscle contraction (as in the diaphragm with deep breathing), and manual manipulation (as in massage), are the primary means for our lymph to circulate and drain from the body. The more you can do to assist your body in important tasks, the better it will perform. 

There are also great benefits to be achieved spiritually and mentally from self massage. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and too often we criticize ourselves or wish we were different somehow. Loving ourselves just as we are is as much a part of being healthy as nutrition and exercise. Massage can be relaxing, relieve stress, create body awareness, and bring you more in tune with yourself. It’s a simple practice that can have a big impact on your health and well-being. 

To gain the most from our self massages, we’ve been using an amazing new oil, specifically created to optimize breast health.
 

 
The Ultimate Self-Care: Healthy Girls Breast Oil
Healthy Girls Breast Oil is made of eight therapeutic oils grown with the highest standards of purity and sustainability. With a heavenly scent and light, non-greasy feel, it is the ultimate for breast health and loving self-care through lymphatic self-massage.

Each oil in Healthy Girls Breast Oil has a specific purpose to work synergistically to improve breast health:

Jojoba – Most like the oil in your skin, jojoba has anti-inflammatory properties. Suitable for all skin types, it unclogs pores, stimulates blood circulation and skin elasticity, and helps heal scars.
 
Lemon – With an invigorating scent, lemon is high in the nutrient d-limonene, improves the immune system, and helps with cellulite and lymphatic cleansing.
 
Sweet Orange – Also rich in d-limonene, orange has been extensively studied for its ability to combat tumor growth. It improves the immune system, promotes tissue repair and has an uplifting aroma to reduce depression.
 
Lavender – This restorative, relaxing oil is used for holistic balancing. It aids in relaxing the nerves, relieving headaches, reducing high blood pressure, and improving skin conditions.
 
Geranium – Opening up the liver to discharge toxins, geranium balances skin, circulatory and emotional conditions by helping regenerate tissue and nerves.
 
Frankincense – Helping to strengthen the immune system, frankincense wards off infection and oxygenates cells.
 
Nerolina – This soothing, softening oil helps to balance and detoxify as an antibacterial and antifungal.
 
Marjoram – Known in folklore as “Joy of the Mountains,” marjoram aids to warm the body and ease congestion in tissues which can be a cause of pain. It is calming, relaxing and known to increase longevity.
 
Rose Demascena – Beautiful for the skin, this oil brings a feeling of well-being and unconditional love to the body. It also aids in circulation and emotional balance.
 

 
Healthy Girls Breast Oil came to be through an amazing story of rebirth after breast cancer.
Healthy Girls Breast OilFor six years, Joyce Sobotta watched her younger sister struggle with breast cancer. After she passed away, Joyce decided to dedicate her life to educating women about breast health. Her idea came to life in the form of Healthy Girls Breast Oil
 

What Practitioners Are Saying…
“I am a NUCCA doctor in Ames, Iowa, and have been offering Healthy Girls Breast Oil to my patients, and they love it. I feel confident recommending it to patients because I know it’s safe and effective.”– Barbara, DC
 
“It feels wonderful to do the breast self massage, love the aroma, no greasy feeling and I know I’m giving a fabulous treatment to my breasts.” – Sharon, CMT
 
What Women Are Saying…
“I love the scent and how it makes me feel as I apply it to my breasts and under arms in the morning after my shower, and in the evening before I go to bed. I believe it helps me into a relaxing sleep. During the day I sometimes use it on my neck to bring calmness and contentment.  - Joyceelove 

Healthy Girls is a wonderful product! It’s silky smooth with a great aroma!” – Nanz

Using Healthy Girls Breast Oil for lymphatic massage will not just aid in detoxification, it will focus loving energy on your breasts, instead of fear or lack of acceptance.

“To me, good health is more than just exercise and diet. It’s really a point of view and a mental attitude you have about yourself.” – Albert Schweitzer 

Increase self-awareness with loving lymphatic self massage. One bottle of Healthy Girls Breast Oil helps to balance and detoxify, as well as stimulate the immune system.
  
Get back in touch with your body; start with your breasts! 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Sara’s Homemade Sauerkraut

Sara's Homemade Sauerkraut

Got probiotics? These friendly microorganisms live in our digestive tract and may improve normal digestive health and immune function. If you buy them at the store – from capsules to sauerkraut to daily kombuchas – you know it can cost a pretty penny. Try making your own kraut instead! All it takes is one head of cabbage, a few tablespoons of Kalahari Desert Salt and pure water. Not only is it cheap, it’s really easy, too. Our staff member Sara has perfected a recipe that we are happy to share with you!

Ingredients

  • 1 head cabbage (purple or green)
  • 2 ½ – 3 Tbsp fine Kalahari Desert Salt
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (optional)
  • 1-2 cayenne peppers (optional)
  • Pure water
     

Materials

  • Gallon-sized jar and lid
  • Nut milk bag, cheese cloth, or mesh
  • Breathable kitchen towel
  • 2 or 3 rocks or crystals, about 5 inches in length
  • Rubber band
     

Directions

  • Sterilize your jar and your rocks.
     
  • Remove the first 2 or 3 outer leaves of the cabbage and set aside.
     
  • Finely chop the rest of the cabbage by hand or with a food processor. Place in a bowl.
     
  • If you opt for the garlic, mince or finely chop it and mix it with your cabbage in the bowl. For a more traditional kraut, you can mix in 10 juniper berries.
     
  • Layer the cabbage and the salt in the jar by taking two large handfuls of cabbage, placing them evenly in the jar and sprinkling 2 small handfuls of salt on top of each layer of cabbage. Repeat several times until you have used all the cabbage and salt.
     
  • Add in your cayenne peppers (if you like a little heat) by pressing them down along the sides of the jar. For a more traditional kraut, you can use 1-2 dried bay leaves instead.
     
  • Make sure that your cabbage mixture is evenly distributed in the jar. Now take your outer cabbage leaves and place them on top of your chopped cabbage / salt mixture so that it’s completely covered. Give a good pressing to the top of the outer leaves to make sure everything is nice and compressed.
     
  • Place your rocks on top of the outer leaves to help keep the mixture down.
     
  • Add pure water to almost completely cover the rocks. If you like, you can add more water if you wish to have more liquid for a probiotic energy drink.
     
  • Sprinkle two last pinches of salt to the top of the water line.
     
  • Cover the jar with a nut milk bag, cheese cloth, or mesh and seal with a rubber band around the rim of the jar. The place the lid on top of the jar – do not screw it on. The idea is to let the culture breathe, but not let invasive organisms inside the jar.
     
  • Next cover the jar with a breathable kitchen towel.
     
  • Place the jar in a warm, dark place for 1-4 weeks, depending on the temperature of the room and how much fermentation you would like to occur. Do not place the jar in the fridge until the fermentation process is complete. The jar will need to ferment somewhere well ventilated so that the aroma does not get too intense.
     
  • When your sauerkraut is ready to harvest, look to see if there is a film along the top of the water. If there is, simply skim it off with a spoon. Then strain the remaining liquid with a colander. You can drink it if you like, a little bit each day for an energizing elixir filled with enzymes and probiotics.
     
  • Place your homemade sauerkraut in a new jar. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Sauerkraut ingredients

Sauerkraut fermenting

Sauerkraut finished

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We’ll Soothe Your Biggest Organ, You Can Thank Us Later

The Great Outdoors: Your Skin’s Greatest Nemesis
If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you know it can range from uncomfortable to downright painful. Even if you take care to protect yourself from the sun, there are always blemishes, bug bites, scrapes, cuts, or rashes to irritate your body’s largest organ. Yet, this is the time of year Mother Nature entices you to go play outside, and most of us love to take her up on the offer. But what do you do when enjoying the great outdoors results in skin damage?
 
MSM Aloe Gel to the Rescue
It’s well known that the unique properties of aloe vera make it an amazing natural moisturizer that soothes, cools and heals the skin. But we’ve gone a step further and combined aloe with the healing properties of MSM, along with herbal extracts of green tea, turmeric, arnica, ginger and peppermint. This makes our MSM Aloe Gel a powerful natural solution for all kinds of skin ailments, including sunburns, bug bites, blemishes, rashes, acne, abrasions, and more.
 
How does it work?
Studies show that aloe vera can assist with the “healing of burn wounds”1 through “increased collagen content”2 and an “antimicrobial effect”3 – all of which result in faster healing and pain relief. MSM has “anti-inflammatory effects,”4 compounded by the “anti-inflammatory properties”5 of turmeric and “anti-inflammatory activity”6 of arnica. When all these ingredients are combined, it makes quite the super-powered skin relief concoction. Even if your skin is healthy and clear, MSM Aloe Gel can help keep it that way.
 

 
But, sometimes it’s easier to understand the benefits when you hear what real people have to say about it, and we have some incredible reviews to share with you.
 
Sunburn Relief & Scar Reduction
“I have been using [leading health store brand]’s Aloe. When I ran out, I decided to try the MSM Aloe since I love the MSM lotion. This is now my number 1 Sunfood product. I had a burn on my neck and back and nothing soothed me like this product. I use it now for everything. I have used it on some old scars that have noticeably broken down. They are a lot smoother and flatter/smaller in appearance. After a run, this stuff is heaven. Please offer in a larger size. Ordering 4 more bottles today. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!” – Tre
 
Sunburns, Bug Bites, Cuts, Acne & More
“Have been using this product for years and just love it. We use it for sunburn relief, bug bites, cuts, abrasions, and acne. My husband has used it as an after shave lotion.” – Colleen
 
Shoulder Pain & Inflammation
“I bought the MSM Aloe Gel for my inflammation problem. With one application, I got the results I was looking for. Then I took the bottle to my neighbor who has chronic pain in his shoulder. With peppermint essential oils, he was getting relief for 12 hours, and with the MSM Aloe Gel, he got relief for 48 hours, and if it can break up the scar tissue, WOW! Now I am going to purchase the Old Fashioned Peppermint Liniment to combine with the MSM Aloe Gel…” – Carol
 
Absorbing Face Lotion
“Absorbs quickly, leaves no residue, provides instant cooling effect, has great ingredients. I love to add oils to it (such as rose hip) when using it for my face, as it allows the oil to quickly penetrate the skin instead of staying on the surface. Since my skin is not at all sensitive and in case you’d like to try this out, I’d suggest testing it on a small area of your face first. It is pretty strong. Wish I had known about this product (and many others on here) much, much earlier.” – Kristya
 
Face Blemishes and Redness
“My husband had a couple of blemishes on the side of his nose causing redness and discomfort. This was a concern because his job requires him to work out in the hot sun. We decided to apply Sunfood MSM Aloe Gel and the very next day, the redness was really toned down. Within three days, all was back to normal. We will never be without MSM Aloe Gel!!” – Lisa
 
Bug Bites & Irritated Skin
“MSM Aloe Gel is my saving grace. With two cats, a dog, a very active toddler & a passion for outdoor yoga—bug bites are inevitable for me. Instead of getting small bumps, my skin gets irritated and swollen. I have tried everything from baking soda to over-the-counter antihistamine, but nothing helps 100%. Then came the day I found MSM Aloe Gel. The aloe soothes and almost completely minimizes itching while the MSM works to reduce inflammation and redness. The peppermint extract gives the gel an amazing and refreshing smell and cools the infected areas. It doesn’t make me drowsy like antihistamines, and has never given me any adverse reactions. It is even safe for my daughter to use! I highly suggest MSM Aloe Gel to anyone with pets or a passion for the outdoors!” – Hannah
 

 
Try it for Yourself
We believe in the power of MSM Aloe Gel, and we know you will too once you try it for yourself. Use it for sunburns, bug bites, blemishes, scars, sore muscles, inflammation, minor cuts and abrasions, or just to maintain healthy, glowing skin. Then, let us know how much you love it!
Sunfood MSM Aloe Gel
 
If you’re interested in other lotions with the healing powers of MSM, check these out:
Sunfood MSM Lotion, Lavender
Sunfood MSM Lotion, Medicinal
Sunfood MSM Lotion, Orange & Ylang Ylang
Sunfood MSM Lotion, Pure & Natural
Sunfood MSM Lotion, Berry Vanilla
Sunfood MSM Lotion, Coconut Rose
Sunfood Peppermint Liniment

 

Sources:
1 – “Effectiveness of Aloe Vera gel compared with 1% silver sulphadiazine cream as burn wound dressing in second degree burns.” Department of Plastic Surgery, Nishtar Hospital, Multan, 2013.
2 – “ Influence of Aloe vera on collagen characteristics in healing dermal wounds in rats.” Department of Biochemistry, Central Leather Research Institute, India, 1998.
3 – “Screening methods used to determine the anti-microbial properties of Aloe vera inner gel.” Kuwait University, Kuwait, 2007.
4 – “The anti inflammatory effects of methylsulfonylmethane on lipopolysaccharide induced inflammatory responses in murine macrophages.” Hallym University, Korea, 2009.
5 – “Turmeric reduces inflammatory cells in hamster opisthorchiasis.” Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 2009.
6 – “Anti-inflammatory activity of Lychnophora passerina, Asteraceae (Brazilian “Arnica”).” Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Brazil, 2011.

 

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Nutritious, Versatile, Delicious, and Banned in America

Last Dance With Mary Jane…

Just kidding…. We’re not talking about that little green plant. But we are talking about her sister plant – HEMP! Even though growing hemp is banned by the U.S. federal government, and only 15 states have laws providing for hemp production, it’s really not that taboo… Even good ‘ol Thomas Jefferson knew the benefits of this versatile plant; he had his own personal crop! Jefferson’s hemp plants were broken down and repurposed, serving as a base for clothing and textiles back in the day. Guess what? Not much has changed! Today, hemp seeds, oils and fibers are used in everyday materials including skin & hair care, clothing, paper, building supplies and even biofuels. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not recognize the value of industrial hemp and permit its production. Crazy! This glorious, delicious and resourceful plant produces nutrient packed seeds that are sure to surprise you. Let us introduce you to one of our favorite superfoods: The Hemp Seed.

 


 
Why Is Hemp Considered a Superfood?Sunfood Hemp Seeds
For starters, hemp seeds contain 36% protein… that’s more than most meat. They also contain a harmonious balance of Omega-6 & Omega-3 essential fatty acids – these are called EFAs and although your body is a magnificent machine, it cannot produce these on its own. EFAs may contribute to the maintenance of mental and visual function, as well as normal heart health. Need more? According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, “symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.”1

 


 
But Are There Any… Effects?
In short, YES! With 45% of your daily RDA of magnesium, 21% zinc and 15% iron – you are bound to notice some positive effects of this little seed! Let’s break it down. Have you ever felt like your memory is escaping you? Do you have days where you would lose your head if it wasn’t attached to your body? Don’t worry, we all have our moments. Forgetfulness and memory loss are an aggravating reality to face. But there is a solution! With the power of zinc and magnesium, you’ll be on your way to memory lane. Hemp Seeds are rich in magnesium, and “increasing brain magnesium improves learning abilities, working memory, and short- and-long-term memory,”2 according to neuroscientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hemp seeds are also high in zinc, a mineral which has a great effect on memory and learning. In a separate study, zinc was found to play a “crucial role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another,”3 affecting how memories are formed and how we learn.

 


 
How do I add Hemp Seeds to my diet?
Good Morning Hemp LatteIt’s really easy to make Hemp Seeds a part of your healthy diet! Our delicious Hemp Seeds have such a mild, nutty flavor and pleasantly soft texture that you can add as garnish to any sweet or savory dish. You can simply sprinkle them on salads (try this amazing Tropical Slaw-Style Salad, perfect for summer!), soups, or any meal for that matter for a superfood boost of protein, minerals, and omega-3s! You can also make Hemp Seed Milk, or even a creamy Good Morning Hemp Latte! Hemp milk mustache, anyone? Mmmmm….

 


 
Don’t Take Our Word For It
 “These hemp seeds are great for snacking out of hand or sprinkling into an oatmeal or bread recipe. I have also used them to make a wonderful vegan hemp pesto, along with basil, pine nuts, cashews, hemp oil, and Himalayan pink salt. I know there are more things I should be doing with them (adding them to rice, maybe?), but at the moment the pesto is my favorite. I highly recommend them.”Elizabeth
 
“Finally I can add hemp seeds in my smoothies, I might try to make my own homemade hemp milk some day. Great product, great price, totally recommended.”Jose
 
“Great in Smoothies. Feeling better by adding this to my drinks and food. I have more energy.”Cynthia
 
Try these nutritious, versatile and delicious seeds for yourself!

Sunfood Shelled Hemp Seeds

 

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Smoky Shilajit Mocha

Smoky Shilajit Mocha         

Make this recipe when you are craving something dark, chocolaty and rich. We have added mineral-rich Shilajit for a smoky kick that is subtle and full-bodied. This recipe is an all-time favorite at Sunfood!

2 cups hot water or warm almond milk
2 Tbsp raw Cacao Powder
1 tsp Maca Powder
2 Tbsp Agave Nectar or Raw Honey
1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder
1/8 tsp Shilajit Powder

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth and creamy. Be careful while blending, as it is hot!

Smoky Shilajit Mocha ingredients

Smoky Shilajit Mocha

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We’ve Got a Gut Feeling You’re Gonna Like This

(pssst…. the blowout sale on Brad’s Raw snacks is still on! PRICES FURTHER REDUCED…See below)
 
Beauty Enzymes 101
 
Our bodies perform numerous wonders and feats on a daily basis, yet many of these abilities remain a mystery to us. We’re capable of some incredible things, but how do they happen? Let’s look at one of the most essential elements in the human body: the enzyme.
 
What is an Enzyme?
Enzymes are complex proteins that act as catalysts for biochemical reactions in the body (this means they help optimize and speed up our bodily functions). They are responsible for thousands of processes in the human body, but the most common associations are with digestion, aiding the kidneys and liver, and detoxifying the body.
 
Tired of Feeling Bloated, Over-full, and Gassy?
As one of their most important tasks, enzymes help to fully digest food and convert it into nutrients that your body needs. Although our bodies naturally produce enzymes, they sometimes aren’t enough to accommodate larger meals, as well as fattier or more complex foods. You know that tired feeling you get after a big meal? That’s your body working extra hard to create additional enzymes to digest your food. 

Since most enzymes that naturally occur in food are destroyed by cooking and processing, it is incredibly beneficial to supplement your body with healthy, hard-working, plant-based enzymes. Plant-based enzymes function within a broad pH range, as does your stomach. Animal-based enzymes only work in a specific pH range, limiting their abilities.
 
By supplying extra enzymes to your body, digestion is made much easier, with less tiredness, bloating, and gas. Even if you don’t think you have digestion problems, the addition of plant-based enzymes will have your body working more effectively than ever!
 
However, digestion isn’t the only thing you need enzymes for.
 
Dr. Edward Howell, pioneer in the field of enzyme research, made a bold statement when he said, “life could not exist without enzymes.”1
 
Enzymes & Everything Else
According to Dr. Howell, “Enzymes also aid in converting the prepared food into new muscle, flesh, bone, nerves, and glands. Working with the liver they help store excess food for future energy and building needs. They also assist the kidneys, lungs, liver, skin, and colon in their important eliminative tasks. Perhaps it would be easier to write about what enzymes don’t do, for they are involved in almost every aspect of life!”1
 
Those “eliminative tasks” refer to natural detoxing. This function primarily takes place in the liver where enzymes act as transporters which move harmful toxins out of cells into bile for elimination. In the kidney and intestine, these enzyme transporters can also remove chemicals from the blood.
 

 
Beauty Inside and Out: Real Results, from Real People 
Weight Loss
“I didn’t change a lot about my eating habits, I generally eat pretty clean. But when I discovered Beauty Enzymes I decided that I wanted to do a little experiment. For 14 days, I took 2 Enzymes 30 minutes before every meal, 3 times a day. By the end of those two weeks, I had lost an exciting 4lbs and felt my overall digestive process improve.”  - Hannah
 
Bloating
“I have tried many different brands of enzymes, and these are the strongest, quickest acting one’s I’ve used. Taking just one capsule prevents the belly bloat that I’d sometimes get after a meal. Also, taking one in between meals helps keep my energy levels up.” - Lauren
 
Skin Health and Youthfulness
I have only been taking these for a few weeks, but have noticed a difference in my skin and an overall youthfulness!” - Jennifer
 
Digestion
“These Beauty Enzymes are one of the rare supplements that I think I cannot live without! They help me digest big meals so well that I have energy and focus after eating without any of those “food coma” symptoms. I sometimes take two on an empty stomach to jump start my metabolism and my day!” - Rich
 

Sunfood Beauty Enzymes
 
The Sunfood Difference™
Our Beauty Enzymes are the purest and most potent plant-based enzymes on the market today. They are never irradiated, guaranteed to be free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and grown to high specifications and purity requirements. This makes them the best way to get extra enzymes for digestion, energy and longevity. They’re just the boost your body has been looking for. 


Timing is Everything

It’s all about when you choose to take Beauty Enzymes. If you take them within 30 minutes prior to your meal, they can greatly assist with your digestion. However, if you take them on an empty stomach, they can have more of a cleansing and detoxifying effect.
 
Since Beauty Enzymes are so potent, one capsule is usually all it takes to give your body the boost it needs.

 Beauty Enzymes are the ultimate way to beautify from the inside out and maintain your body’s digestive and metabolic health!

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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If we could only eat ONE superfood for the rest of our lives, THIS would be it!

You’ve probably snacked on sun-dried goji berries before, but have you experienced this superberry in powder form? Potent and easy to use, Goji Berry Powder will give you that energy boost you’ve been craving, and we’ve got a delicious way for you to incorporate it into your diet in just minutes!

 
Goji Berry Powder 101

Just in case you’re new to goji berries, here’s a quick rundown: 
Also known as wolfberries, goji berries are the bright red fruit of Lycium barbarum, a shrub that’s native to Asia. Smaller than a grape tomato and mildly sweet, goji berries have a unique earthy flavor with a subtle likeness to cherries, sweet raisins and summer berries.
 
Long used in traditional Chinese medicine and foods, these little berries are now being celebrated in Western cultures for their superfood potential. Energy, vitality and longevity are key benefits sought out by consumers, and these little berries have even been called “the fountain of youth.” How true are these claims? Read on to find out…
 

 
What Can Goji Berry Powder Do for Me?
Overall Wellness
Sunfood Goji Berry PowderIn one study, healthy adults who consumed the juice of goji berries for two weeks filled out questionnaires to track changes to their overall health. The results showed significantly increased ratings for energy levels, athletic performance, quality of sleep, ease of awakening, ability to focus on activities, mental acuity, calmness, and feelings of health, contentment, and happiness. Researchers concluded that goji “increases subjective feelings of general well-being, and improves neurologic/psychologic performance.”1
 
Antioxidant Rich
One study showed that healthy adults aged 55-72 experienced significantly increased antioxidant levels, leading researchers to conclude that goji berries “might help prevent or reduce free radical-related conditions.”2
 
Longevity
The legend of master Chinese herbalist Li Ching Yuen’s long life (rumored to be 256 years!)  was brought to light in 1933 when an Imperial Chinese government record was found from 1827 congratulating Li Ching-Yuen on his 150th birthday. Later, another letter was found congratulating him on his 200th birthday. What was his secret? In addition to his practice of Qigong, an ancient exercise of controlled breathing and movement, Yuen was said to have consumed goji berries and other Chinese herbs daily. Regardless of whether or not he truly lived this long, his commitment to nutrition and exercise are the cornerstones of his lore.
 
Anti-Aging
According to Dr. Earl Mindell, R.Ph., M.H., Ph.D., bestselling author of 50 books on healing and nutrition, goji berries contain polysaccharides (long-chain sugars) which are known to be “a powerful secretagogue, (a substance that stimulates the secretion of rejuvenative human growth hormone [HGH] by the pituitary gland.”3 Stimulating our bodies to produce HGH is essential for retaining youth because we naturally produce less and less, the older we get.
 
Eye Health
In one study, goji berries were found to increase antioxidant levels in the blood and protect elderly subjects from macular degeneration. Researchers concluded that consuming goji berries for 90 days increases “antioxidant levels as well as protects from hypopigmentation and soft drusen accumulation in the macula of elderly subjects.”4
 
Libido Booster
Gojis are well known to increase sex drive, and have been used all across Asia for centuries for this purpose. An ancient Chinese proverb says it all, warning men who travel far from their wives: “He who travels one thousand kilometers from home should not eat goji!”
 
Super Nutritious
Got vitamin A? Goji berry powder has 140% of your DV (daily value) in a 1 Tbsp serving. A low calorie, nutrient-dense food, it also has potassium, iron and vitamin C!
 

OK, it’s good for me…So how do I use it?

Sunfood Goji Berry PowderWe know that it has to be easy to add a new superfood to your diet, or it may just sit in your pantry collecting dust. Luckily, adding Goji Berry Powder is as easy as it gets! All you need to do is simply blend one teaspoon into your smoothies, fruit juices, yogurt, or your favorite dessert recipe, and you’re set!
 
Want to try a new smoothie? Check out this amazing recipe for our favorite way to enjoy Goji Berry Powder. With fresh fruit, Camu Camu, and Mangosteen Powder, it’s deliciously loaded with antioxidants and energizing nutrients to boost your day!

 


 
The Sunfood Difference
Our new Goji Berry Powder is raw, gluten-free, non-GMO, and of course, certified organic. Unlike other goji berry powders, ours is free of solvents and additives – it’s just freeze dried goji berries processed into a fine powder at low temperatures. This preserves delicate enzymes and nutrients so you get the purest, most nutritionally dense goji berry powder available.

 
Give it a try today! Super nutritious and easy to add to your diet — our goji berry powder will give your body a super boost of nutrition and energy!

 

Sources:
1 – “A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study of the general effects of a standardized Lycium barbarum 
2 – “Lycium barbarum (goji) juice improves in vivo antioxidant biomarkers in serum of healthy adults.” Nutrition Research Journal, January 2009.
3 – Goji: The Himalayan Health Secret, by Dr. Earl Mindell, R.Ph., M.H., Ph.D, Momentum Media, Oct. 2003.
4 – “Goji berry effects on macular characteristics and plasma antioxidant levels.” Optometry and Vision Science Journal, Feb. 2011.

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Herbal Cacao Blend

Herbal Cacao Blend

A tree like no other. Pau d’Arco has a mildly sweet, earthy flavor and is known to have anti-fungal potential. You’ll love this herb tea blended with energy-boosting cacao nibs and pure, aromatic vanilla powder.

Ingredients

Directions
  • Steep all ingredients for 25 minutes in 2 liters of hot water. Enjoy!

 

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Herbal Tea Blend

Herbal Tea Blend

Want that strength to get you through the day? Hercampuri has been recognized to support circulation and metabolism, Chuchuhuasi has traditionally been used to alleviate joint pain, Pau d’Arco is known as an anti-fungal, and Cat’s Claw is said to help boost immunity. You’ll love this herb tea blended with antioxidant-rich goji berries and pure, aromatic vanilla powder.

Ingredients

Directions
  • Steep all ingredients for 20 minutes in 2 liters of hot water. Enjoy!

 

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Tea-Licious Herbal Blend

Tea-Licious Herbal Blend

This is the ultimate herbal tea! Chuchuhuasi has traditionally been used to alleviate joint pain, Pau d’Arco is known as an anti-fungal, and Cat’s Claw is said to help boost immunity. You’ll love this triple herb tea blended with antioxidant-rich goji berries and pure, aromatic vanilla powder.
 
Ingredients

Directions
  • Steep all ingredients for 20 minutes in 2 liters of hot water. Enjoy!

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Know Your Superfoods: Lucuma 101

You’ve heard us talk about Lucuma Powder before… but have you figured out how to use it in your daily routine? No? Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Welcome to Lucuma 101! Even if you’re not a raw food purist or all aboard the vegan train, you can still incorporate this delicious superfood into your diet and reap all of the amazing benefits!


Lucuma for Beginners

What is it?

Lucuma (pronounced Loo-koo-mah) is an exotic superfruit native to the Andean regions of South America. The lucuma fruit has green skin, with a bright yellow-orange flesh and a large seed in the middle similar to an avocado. 

What does it taste like?
With a bold flavor and extra-rich texture, this popular fruit sings with essences of maple, custard and caramel. Mouthwatering, isn’t it? It has long been a favorite ice cream flavor in its South American home.
 
What form does it come in?
Because of its delicate form, the Lucuma fruit is carefully pulverized into a fine powder, preserving all of the nutrients and minerals just as Mother Nature intended. Our Lucuma Powder is completely pure and free of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, solvents and additives.
 
How nutritious is it?
Just one tablespoon of Lucuma gives you 20% of your daily recommended fiber, plus it has minerals such as potassium, zinc, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium!
 
So it’s good for me… Now what do I do with it?
If you’re unfamiliar with superfruit powders, you’re not alone! We all have to start somewhere, right? Here are a few suggestions from our staff and our superheroes!
 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
And from our Superhero Jennifer: Lucuma Horchata Smoothie
 

 
Here’s a few more ideas:
We love using Lucuma Powder as a thickening agent or “flour” in raw food dishes, custards and puddings. The sweet flavor of lucuma makes it a favorable option as an alternative sweetener for those looking to avoid higher glycemic sweeteners. Lucuma goes great in desserts, but it can be used in savory dishes as well. Try using it with coconut or root veggies to make a superfood soup.

 
Explore the endless possibilities of this amazing, exotic fruit!

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.
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Lucuma Horchata Smoothie

 Lucuma Horchata Smoothie
 
We’ve got an amazing recipe from our friend Jennifer at To Be Nourished to share with you!
 
Horchata (or-CHA-tah) is a Mexican or Latin cinnamon rice milk or drink typically made with white rice, almonds or tiger nuts, water, cinnamon and sugar. It is smooth, creamy, sweet and so yummy! While I love horchata in its true form, I also enjoy “healthifying” recipes. It is so fun to transform a recipe into something a bit healthier (notice I didn’t say completely healthy). This is exactly what I did in this horchata smoothie recipe. If you’d rather just have the milk, not the smoothie, simply leave out the banana. I’ve also added Lucuma Powder to this smoothie as a superfood booster! Lucuma provides 14 essential trace elements, including calcium, potassium and magnesium, plus fiber, protein and antioxidants.
 

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup of uncooked brown rice
  • 4 1/2 cups of fresh water
  • 1 cup of blanched almonds, skins removed (blanching directions below)
  • 2 khadrawy dates, pits removed
  • 1 large banana (if you’re making a smoothie)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon of Sunfood tropical lucuma powder
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 

Directions
  • Add the uncooked brown rice to the blender and pulverize until you are left with a rice-powder.
 
  • Transfer the rice powder to a large bowl; add the raw almonds (skins removed), cinnamon stick and 2 ½ cups of boiling water. Let cool, cover and refrigerate overnight. 
 
  • Add the rice/almond mixture, dates, ground cinnamon, vanilla and remaining two cups of water to a high-speed blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
 
  • Place a large metal sieve over a bowl and line with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. Slowly pour the horchata mixture through the fine mesh stirring and using a wooden spoon to press the pulp against the sieve to extract as much liquid as possible. Lift the cheesecloth or bag and use your hands to squeeze the remaining pulp to get all the liquid out. Discard the pulp.
 
  • Pour the horchata into a glass bottle or pitcher and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Enjoy!
 

To Make a Lucuma Horchata Smoothie
  • Pour two cups of horchata into the blender.
 
  • Add the large banana, Lucuma Powder and a handful of ice.
 
  • Blend until smooth. Pour into one large glass, or two smaller glasses, and drink immediately! So delicious!!! 
 
 
**Blanching Almonds**
Add the raw almonds to a large glass bowl. Pour boiling water over the top and let sit for one minute. Pour the almonds and water through a strainer and rinse with ice-cold water. Use your fingers to slide the skins off the almonds. That’s it!
 
Lucuma Horchata Smoothie
 
Lucuma Horchata Smoothie
 
 
 
 
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Roll Into Summer with Two Delicious Asian-Inspired Wraps!

Roll Into Summer with Two Delicious Asian-Inspired Wraps!

It’s that time of year when life gets a little bit simpler and we get a little more free spirited – it’s all about relaxation when summertime comes around, so kick off your working shoes and let the luxuries of the summer take over! Don’t worry about complicated meals for the kids on a school night, or spending hours food-prepping on your Sunday afternoon; just grab a few ingredients from your local farmer’s market and wrap them up in our delicious Coconut Wraps for quick, easy and relaxing meals!

Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

A Taste of Thai
We have unlocked the exotic and mysterious flavor profile of Thai cuisine, and with the help of our gluten-free, raw Coconut Wraps and minimally processed Kelp Noodles, we’ve enhanced the goodness even more! Crunchy summer vegetables, fresh aromatic herbs, light kelp noodles and a sweet & spicy peanut sauce create a luxurious spring roll, perfect for summertime lunches, appetizers or dinner on the go!

Click here for recipe

Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

Roll Into This!

Namae Nashi translates to “Nameless” in Japanese – and with as much bursting flavor and secret nutrients that are packed into this delicious roll, we couldn’t come up with a name fitting enough to do it justice! Rolled up in nutrient rich Nori and loaded with tangy spices, savory vegetables, sprouts and fresh herbs, this roll is sure to have you coming back for more!

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Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

These amazing wraps and sauces will be sure to make your mouth water and have your taste buds singing! Try these healthy and delicious recipes for yourself and see what we’re raving about!

Hey guys, don’t forget about our blowout sale on Brad’s Raw snacks and treats!


 

Brad's Raw Chips, Sweet Potato
Brad's Raw Chips, Sun Dried Tomato
Brad's Raw Chips, Beet
Brad's Raw Kale, Naked
Brad's Raw Kale, Vampire Killer
 
Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.
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Toco-Tropical Fruit Smoothie

Toco-Tropical Fruit Smoothie

This smoothie adds Tocotrienols for an amazing boost of vitamins B1, B3, B6, and E, as well as potassium, iron and magnesium. The fresh fruit adds juicy, natural flavor, perfect to cool you off on a hot summer day!

  • 2 Cups Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup Organic Pineapple
  • 1 Cup Organic Strawberries
  • 1 Small Banana
  • 2 Tbsp Tocotrienols
  • 1 Tbsp Lucuma Powder

Combine all ingredients in a blender, add ice for a chilled experience, and blend until smooth!

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Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

Namae Nashi translates to “Nameless” in Japanese – and with as much bursting flavor and secret nutrients that are packed into this delicious roll, we couldn’t come up with a name fitting enough to do it justice! Loaded with tangy and savory vegetables, sprouts and herbs and rolled with nori, this roll is sure to have you coming back for more! 

Directions for Namae Nashi Roll:

  • ¼ cup organic chopped baby bok choy
  • ¼ cup organic cabbage
  • ¼ cup chopped organic scallions
  • 2 tbsp chopped organic cilantro
  • 2 tbsp minced organic ginger
  • ¼ cup shelled organic mung bean sprout
  • ¼ cup shredded organic carrots
  • 1 tbsp Tamari or Nama Shoyu
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • Sunfood Coconut Wraps
  • Nori Wraps (Gold Mine 10pk or Maine Coast 100pk)

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except for Nori Wrap, allow to marinate and sprinkle with salt, pepper and red pepper flake if heat is desired. Open a coconut wrap and place nori sheet on inside. Fill wrap with ingredients, fold in each end and cut down the middle! Dip in our Oishi Sauce for enhanced flavor!

Directions for Oishi Dipping Sauce

  • ¼ cup Tamari or Nama Shoyu
  • 2 ½ tbsp vinegar of choice
  • ¼ tsp organic Dark Agave Nectar
  • 1 tbsp minced organic ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced organic garlic
  • 2 tbsp organic Coconut Oil

Combine all ingredients together in small bowl, whisk until desired consistency is reached. For additional heat, add red pepper flakes, chopped chili or hot sauce of choice.

Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

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Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

We have unlocked the exotic and mysterious flavor profile of Thai cuisine, and with the help of our gluten-free, raw Coconut Wraps and minimally processed Kelp Noodles, we’ve enhanced the goodness even more! Crunchy summer vegetables, fresh aromatic herbs, light kelp noodles and a sweet & spicy peanut sauce create a luxurious spring roll, perfect for summertime lunches, appetizers or dinner on the go! 

Directions for Thai Veggie Spring Roll:

In a bowl, combine carrots, green onion, cabbage, olive oil, cilantro, salt & pepper- allow to marinate at room temperature 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, place noodles in a medium bowl in warm water and a pinch of salt, allow to soak for 5-10 minutes until noodles are desired texture, drain noodles and cut into small strands. Open a Sunfood coconut wrap and put 3 tbsp of the veggie mixture and 3 tbsp of noodles into wrap, add sliced avocado with basil and mint. Fold the bottom edge over filling, fold in both sides and roll up tightly. Cut in half and enjoy with a sweet & spicy Peanut Sauce!

Directions for Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce:

In a bowl, mixer or food processor- combine all ingredients until creamy. If using a blender/mixer or processor, make sure not to over-blend the mixture! Sauce may appear “broken” at first, continue mixing until desired consistency is reached.

 

Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

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Tired of Detox Trends? So Are We! Detoxify Your Body Naturally With Just One Solution!

We Live In A Toxic World, Deal With It.
Let’s be honest here, toxins are impossible to avoid; whether you spend your days indoors, outdoors, staying home or traveling – there are “harmful” toxins all around us. While these naturally occurring toxins may not be life threatening all at once, they may be potentially harmful in the long run. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acknowledges this contamination, and states that “almost all people have at least trace amounts of mehtylmercury [an organic compound and environmental toxin] in their tissues, reflecting methylmercury’s widespread presence in the environment.”1 Creepy thought, isn’t it?  Not if you protect yourself! Don’t throw your vessel into a toxic puddle… get some greens in your life and start taking action against minimizing the toxins in your body!
 
Algae… It’s More Than Seaweed!

Sunfood Chlorella TabletsNo, we’re not talking about kelp in the ocean or giant strands of seaweed that wash up on the shore – the algae we’re talking about is a phytonutrient, rich in chlorophyll and packed with vital nutrients. Broken Cell Wall Chlorella is formed by an amazing blue-green microalgae, and it has been scientifically proven to help mitigate toxicity in the body. One study found that “continuous BP [chlorella] intake accelerates the excretion of MeHg [methylmecury] and subsequently decreases tissue Hg [mercury] levels.”2 The power of chlorella to combat heavy metals is not limited to mercury. Another study found that chlorella helps the body rid itself of cadmium, concluding that “when exposed to Cd (cadmium), chlorella is an appropriate source which counteracts heavy metal poisoning.”3 

The Great Wall of Chlorella
Here’s the deal. Chlorella has a very, very strong surrounding cell wall which is completely indigestible. This great cell wall must be broken down in order to facilitate absorption—or to get all of the benefits of the nutrients inside. Our non-GMO, raw Chlorella undergoes a unique process which breaks open the cell wall and makes the phytonutrients bioavailable. The elimination of light, heat and foreign processing aids in the cold-milling process ensure the highest quality product with complete preservation of the nutrients.
 
The Sunfood Difference

Sunfood Chlorella TabletsOur chlorella is the most powerful strain of chlorella, Chlorellapyrenoidosa, boasting an abundance of nutrients beyond chlorophyll such as vitamin A, iron, zinc, B vitamins and 66% protein by weight! Last but definitely not least, our chlorella contains no binders or fillers. It’s just pure chlorella in tablet form that you can chew out of the bag, blend in smoothies, or simply swallow with water. It’s a super easy way to detox!

Here’s an idea! Not everyone likes to eat Chlorella right out of the bag… it’s an acquired taste. Instead, try creating a delicious blend of creamy raw Cashews, succulent Botija Olives and Chlorella in a trail mix! The possibilities are endless!

 
Sources:
1 - Mercury: Health Effects.” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2013.
2 – “The influence of Parachlorella beyerinckii CK-5 on the absorption and excretion of methylmercury (MeHg) in mice.” Uchikawa, T. Journal of Toxicological Science, Jan 2011.
3 – “Effect of Chlorella intake on Cadmium metabolism in rats.” Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 2009.
 

 Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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5 Natural Skin Care Secrets For Amazingly Healthy, Radiant & Nourished Skin!

Let us Shea Our Secrets With You!
Sunfood Shea ButterBy now you know that Shea Butter is a perfect addition to any skin regimen. Derived from the Karite tree indigenous to Africa, Shea butter has been praised for thousands of years due to its miraculous moisturizing properties. Unfortunately, today’s popular store brands of shea butter contain harmful ingredients and synthetic fillers that provide a temporary layer of oily film over your skin, but offer little to no nourishment. So what’s the secret to our Shea Butter? Natural vitamin E.
 
The term “vitamin E” actually refers to two classes of antioxidants called Tocopherols and Tocotreinols! These two powerful super-structures go deep into the skin and become an “integral part of the skin’s antioxidant defenses, primarily providing protection against UV radiation and other free radicals that may come in contact with the epidermis.1” Our unrefined, wild-crafted and Non-GMO Shea Butter has the ability to soothe, hydrate and balance the skin naturally. For maximum benefits, apply it to your lips and see a difference in just three days!
 
Check Out This Awesome Customer Review:
“Amazing product and quality! After struggling with acne and sensitive skin through my teenage years and into my 20′s , I finally found something that does not adversely affect my face! It cleared my face, my skin is now glowing, super soft, and never oily! Add the natural sun protection and I can’t think of a better way to spend $20. My whole family uses this and I recommend it to everyone I know. I will not buy from any other company either.” – Jessica  

 
We’re Coo-Coo For Cacao Butter!
Sunfood Cacao ButterDid you know that most moisturizers are just a short-term solution to dry, irritated skin? While they may improve dryness and roughness temporarily, they do not biologically strengthen the integrity of your skin. Not Cacao Butter! The essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9) found in our raw, organic Cacao Butter provide unparalleled skin rejuvenation and help to rebuild damage under the epidermis. A recent study found that Omega-rich Cacao Butter “has been shown to improve the structure and function of cell membranes and improve skin function, which reduces epidermal water loss leaving skin more hydrated, moisturized and protected.2
 
Check Out This Awesome Customer Review:
“I use a chlorinated swimming pool 4x a week and live in a pretty dry climate. That being, my face and body tend to be dry. I use this in combination with the Shea Butter as a cream. It keeps my skin feeling moist and nourished!” –Marissa
 For Extraordinarily Supple Skin, Try our Bodacious Body Butter recipe! Made with raw, unprocessed, Non-GMO Shea Butter & Cacao Butter!
 
Bodacious Body Butter

 
Wrinkles, Scars and Acne… Oh My!
Commonly known as nature’s beauty mineral, this nutrient is absolutely vital to maintaining smooth skin… We’re talking about sulfur! MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally-occurring form of dietary sulfur that can be taken internally as part of your diet, or used topically in a lotion.

 
Strengthening your skin from the inside out!

Sunfood MSM Lotion/Cream - Coconut RoseMSM Lotions have been proven in studies to be effective against acne by “improving the pliability and softness of the skin.3” In further studies, MSM has been found to be helpful with relieving “discomfort resulting from skin irritation.4” To address specific areas, we recommend using our MSM lotions on scar tissue, wrinkles, blemishes, acne, skin irritations and burns — or just to have youthful, glowing skin!
 

 
Leave The Mineral Oil In 1985 – Try A More Natural Approach!
Sunfood Coconut OilThe glory days of mineral oil (baby oil) have finally come to an end. These highly popular oils have been used to replenish skin and compliment our sun kissed bodies over the years, even though the World Health Organization classifies these oils to be Group 1 carcinogens5. We have a more natural approach to oiling your skin – with raw, organic, Non-GMO Coconut Oil! Try it as a moisturizer, skin exfoliate, makeup remover, face cleanser and more!
 
There are over 30 uses for our Coconut Oil! Click Here to read all about them!
 
Check Out This Awesome Customer Review:
“I’ve had skin problems for as long as I can remember, once I stopped using my old chemical filled acne medicine and swapped it out for the coconut oil the results were unbelievable. Within 3 days of applying it (whole body) after getting out of the shower in the morning and then putting some on my face before I went to sleep not only was the acne cleared but the scars had already begun to fade!” –Zoey

 
No One’s Talking About It, But Everyone Needs It
Living Silica OrgonoLet’s talk about Silica. You’ve probably never heard of it, but we promise you – your body is asking for it! The only silica products that we support here at Sunfood are Orgono Living Silica Liquid and Skin Gel because they consist of a unique form of organic silica which is highly absorbable and bioavailable. If you want to focus specifically on your skin, Orgono Living Silica Skin Gel is intended for direct skin application without chemicals, unwanted cosmetics, or oils and is unscented for unisex and everyday use.

 
Check Out This Awesome Customer Review:
“Together with magnesium oil this product (Orgono Living Silica Skin Gel) has really helped the appearance of my face. From many years in the sun I had dark patches on my skin. After using these products for just a short time – the spots are gone!” – Nanz


Give your skin the attention it deserves! Check out our entire selection of skin-friendly products!

 

Sources
1: “Vitamin E and Skin Health” Alexander J. Michaels, Ph.D. The University of Oregon; Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Research for Optimum Health – 2012 (Revised 2014)
2: US PAT 4,997,657. Method for Improving Skin Smoothness,. DF Horrobin and JCM Steward, assigned to Efamol Holdings (Mar 5, 1991)
3: “Dietary Products and Uses Comprising Methylsulfonylmethane.” Herschler, R.J., United States Patent 4,863,748: 1989.
5: “Methylsulfonylmethane and Methods of Use.” Herschler, R.J., United States Patent 4,296,130: 1981.
6: “Agents Classified by the IARC Monographs” Volumes 1-109; March 2014

Sunfood’s “Natural Solutions” does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.

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Healthy Summertime BBQ Recipes!

Holidays are often the most difficult time to uphold healthy eating habits – especially during the summer! This 4th of July is bound to be filled with All-American favorites, classic picnic dishes and deep-fried-everything… Tempting? We know. Resist the temptation with these delicious alternatives! Here are a few of our favorite summertime recipes, with a healthy twist!

 
Get Your Drink On With Superberry Lemonade!

Superberry Lemonade

 There’s nothing better than a fresh glass of cool, sweet lemonade on a hot day. Leave the 2% Juice concentrate and refined white sugars behind – check out this amazing Superberry Lemonade with an antioxidant boost! Perfect for the entire family!

  • 32 oz. Pure Water
  • 5 Organic Meyer Lemons, Juiced (Plus 1 sliced for garnish!)
  • 1 oz. Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar (Or Coconut Palm Nectar!)
  • 4 Organic Strawberries, Sliced
  • ¼ Cup Organic Blueberries
  • ¼ Cup Organic Raspberries
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Goji Berries
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Mulberries
Combine sweetener of your choice with water and lemon juice, add fresh fruit and refrigerate overnight – serve over ice and enjoy! Don’t know what to do with the leftover fruit? Combine the sliced fruit with Coconut Water, pour into popsicle molds & freeze for the kids!
 

 
Grill Up Some American Favorites!
Not every barbeque is created equal! Here are some of our favorite gluten free, dairy free, soy free & fully vegan burger alternatives!

Portobello Burger

Portobello Burger

Serves 4

  • 3 large Portobello mushrooms (wash them well!)
  • 2 tbsp Gold Mine Tamari
  • 1 tbsp Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar
  • 1 ½ tbsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sunfood Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1 cup Sunfood Organic Pumpkin Seeds
  • ½ cup Organic Carrot (Chopped – Pulp works best)
  • ½ cup Organic Celery (Chopped – Pulp works best)
  • 2 tsp Organic Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Organic Dill
  • 1 Clove Garlic (Minced)
  • ½ Small Sweet Yellow Onion (Minced)

 

In a bowl, combine tamari, agave, vinegar and salt. Mince the washed mushrooms and fold into the mixture. Set into refrigerator for 1-2 hours. In a food processor, grind pumpkin seeds until smooth. Combine mushroom mixture into pumpkin seeds and process until very smooth (little to no texture). If overly pasty, add teaspoons of water until smooth. With a wooden spoon, fold carrot, celery, garlic, onion and herbs into the mixture. Shape into patties and dehydrate or bake.
 
Dehydrator: Set temperature to 115 for 2 hours. Check to see if browned, then flip for remaining 2 hours. If desired consistency is not reached, continue to dehydrate/flip.
 
Oven: Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20minutes, flip and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes. Serve over greens, on a bun or chop up into salad!

Double-Double Pistachio Burger

Double-Double Pistachio Burger
  • 1 cup pistachios, shelled and soaked for 2 hours
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup lentil sprouts
  • ½ cup cilantro, fresh
  • ½ tsp Kalahari salt
First, make the burgers. In a food processor, add ingredients for burger except for cilantro. Process until well incorporated. Pulse in fresh cilantro. Form into patties and place on dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate overnight (approximately 12 hours).  
 

I’ll Take Some Superfoods On The Side!

So many options, so little nutrients! Don’t be bombarded with fried preservative filled foods and barbequed GMO’s. We like our sides fresh, don’t you? Here are some delicious creations from our in-house chef!

 
Tropical Slaw-Style Salad

Tropical Slaw-Style Salad
  • 2 Cups Organic Red Cabbage (Shredded)
  • 1 Cup Organic Carrots (Shredded)
  • 2 Cups Organic Brussel Sprouts (Chopped)
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Chia Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Hemp Seeds
  • 2 Organic Green Onions (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup (Plus ¼ Cup) Organic Pineapple (Diced)
  • 2 tsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Organic Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Sunfood Organic Maca Powder
  • 2 tsp Sunfood Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar (Coconut Palm Nectar works well too!)
  • 1 Clove Organic Garlic
Combine cabbage, carrots, brussel sprouts, chia & hemp in a large bowl, set aside. In a blender, combine 1 cup of pineapple, coconut milk, maca powder, salt & pepper, vinegar, agave and garlic. Blend until smooth. Pour combination over vegetables and add additional diced pineapple. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is best!) before serving.

 
Cucumber & Herb “Salsa”

Cucumber & Herb Salsa
  • 2 Organic Cucumbers (Diced)
  • 1 Medium Organic Red Onion (Sliced thin)
  • 1 Medium Organic Heirloom Tomato (Diced)
  • 1 Large Organic Avocado (Diced)
  • 1 Clove Organic Garlic (Minced)
  • 2 tbsp Organic Dill (Chopped – Coarse)
  • 2 tbsp Organic Cilantro (Chopped – Fine)
  • 2 tbsp Organic Rice Vinegar
  • ¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Botija Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Organic Serrano Pepper (Minced)
  • 1 Medium Organic Meyer Lemon (Jucied)
  • 1 Medium Organic Lime (Juiced)
  • 2 tsp Sunfood Fine Kalahari Salt

 

Combine cucumbers, red onion, tomato, avocado, garlic and herbs in a bowl, set to the side. In another bowl, combine vinegar, olive oil, serrano pepper, lemon & lime juice – whisk together until a vinaigrette is achieved. Pour vinaigrette over vegetables and sprinkle salt over top. Refrigerate before serving.
 

Dessert Please!

Our favorite time of day is dessert, hands down! Ice cream, chocolate, cake – you name it, we love it! For your Independence Day, we’ve created a festive and delicious recipe that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed after the festivities! So simple, easy and irresistible!

 
Red, White & Blue Custard Bowls!

Red, White & Blue Custard Bowl

Serves 6

  • ½ cup Sunfood Organic Chia Seed Powder
  • 1 ½ cups Sunfood Organic Cashews
  • 3 Cups Organic Milk (Coconut, Almond, Dairy – whatever you choose!)
  • ½ Cup Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar
  • 1 tsp Sunfood Organic Vanilla Powder
  • ½ tsp Sunfood Fine Kalahari Salt
  • 1 tsp Sunfood Organic Lucuma Powder
  • ½ cup Organic Blueberries
  • ½ cup Organic Strawberries
  • ¼ cup Organic Blackberries
  • ¼ cup Organic Raspberries
Combine chia, cashews and milk of choice in a bowl, allow to refrigerate for up to an hour. Move contents to blender or food processor, blend until combined. Add agave, vanilla, salt and Lucuma until smooth. Transport to individual serving dishes and garnish with chopped fruit. For a creative approach, layer the fruit between the custard!

 
Let your healthy choices shine this summer! Grab your favorite summer picnic ingredients and get busy living!

 

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Red, White & Blue Custard Bowl

Red, White & Blue Custard Bowl

Perfect for the 4th of July, or anytime you’re in the mood for a sweet, fresh treat! This healthy dessert has a superfood boost that takes it to the next level!

Serves 6

½ cup Sunfood Organic Chia Seed Powder
1 ½ cups Sunfood Organic Cashews
3 Cups Organic Milk (Coconut, Almond, Dairy – whatever you choose!)
½ Cup Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar
1 tsp Sunfood Organic Vanilla Powder
½ tsp Sunfood Fine Kalahari Salt
1 tsp Sunfood Organic Lucuma Powder
½ cup Organic Blueberries
½ cup Organic Strawberries
¼ cup Organic Blackberries
¼ cup Organic Raspberries

Combine chia, cashews and milk of choice in a bowl, allow to refrigerate for up to an hour. Move contents to blender or food processor, blend until combined. Add agave, vanilla, salt and Lucuma until smooth. Transport to individual serving dishes and garnish with chopped fruit. For a creative approach, layer the fruit between the custard! 

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