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Back to School & Back to Snacks!

Earn TRIPLE SunPoints all Labor Day Weekend on select products!
Triple SunPoints offer expires 9/1/14 at 11:59pm PST
45 SunPoints = $1 to spend. Click for SunPoints FAQ

Back 2 School – Back 2 Reality!

Bumper-to-bumper morning traffic, mile long coffee shop lines, alarm clocks and safety patrol… the bittersweet signs letting us know that summer is officially over.

Welcome back to another jam-packed school year! The last thing you should have to worry about is what to pack for lunch, but too often the convenience of pre-packaged lunchbox items get the best of us!

Whether you are packing a lunch for yourself, your kids or your hunny – there’s one important thing to keep in mind: make it healthy, make it delicious, and make it filling!


Sunfood Goji Berries
Goji Berries Earn 48 SunPoints!

These nutrient-packed little berries go with just about anything! Put them in a trail mix, drop them into your water bottle, or eat them right out of the bag! For a scrumptious lunchtime surprise, try our Chocolate Covered Goji Berries!


Sunfood Cacao Nibs
Cacao Nibs Earn 42 SunPoints!

Craving chocolate? Put the candy bar down and go for a crunchy, chocolaty handful of Cacao Nibs! Sprinkle them over your fruit, add them in your coffee or combine them with Coconut Palm Sugar for an extra sweet treat!


Sunfood Berry Adventure
Berry Adventure Earn 54 SunPoints!

Our best-selling trail mix, Berry Adventure contains Goji Berries, Cashews and Golden Berries. Sweet, tart, crunchy and delicious! This mix is a family friendly crowd pleaser free from added sugar, sodium or artificial ingredients.


Sunfood Coconut Wraps
Coconut Wraps Earn 36 SunPoints!

Our raw, vegan Coconut Wraps are ideal for everyone! Roll them up with your favorite nut butter and jelly for the kids, try a quick veggie wrap or come up with your own unique concoctions! 


Sunfood Whole Cashews
Cashews Earn 78 SunPoints!

One of the most versatile lunchbox ingredients, Cashews can be eaten by themselves, put into a trail mix, tossed with a salad or covered with Honey and Cacao Nibs! Soft and delicious, the raw state of these nuts are thoroughly enjoyed by kids, but for a crunchier version, try roasting or dehydrating them with a pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt!


Sunfood Jungle Peanuts
Peanuts Earn 30 SunPoints!

We’re not talking about baseball game peanuts here, we’re talking about Wild Amazonian Jungle Peanuts – they’re packed with protein and have a mild peanut flavor. Their unique stripes make them a fun addition to kids’ lunches and pack a nutritional punch! Need an idea? Nutty By Nature Trail Mix is a staff favorite! 


Sunfood White Mulberries
Mulberries Earn 30 SunPoints!

Sweet, full of antioxidants and fun to eat, Mulberries are a fun addition for lunchboxes everywhere. They can be added to either sweet or savory mixes, dropped in water for a vitamin rich infusion or steeped in afternoon tea! Superberry Lemonade is a winner for adults and kids alike.


Sunfood Golden Berries
Golden Berries Earn 48 SunPoints!

Tangy and sweet, Golden Berries can be enjoyed straight out of the bag, combined with a salty element such as pretzels and  toasted nuts, or packed into an all out sweet treat (a healthy one!) Here is our favorite mid-day snack… Golden Berry Fudge.


Sunfood Heirloom Almonds
Almonds Earn 18 SunPoints!

Our delicious, aromatic Almonds are a classic lunchtime ingredient. We prefer to enjoy these as is, creamy and light! For an easy and fun flavor combination – try dehydrating or toasting the almonds with Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Mesquite Powder or Garlic, Botija Olive Oil & Kalahari Salt – the possibilities are endless!


Sunfood Mango Macadamia Adventure
Mango Macadamia Adventure Earn 60 SunPoints!

New to our product line, Mango Macadamia Adventure is this year’s Sunfood Staff favorite! Packed with goji berries, mangos, macadamia nuts, cashews, cacao nibs and mulberries – this little bag of goodness contains your most important superfoods! Our recommendation? Eat it by the handful.


In A Hurry? Grab ‘em To Go!

Being creative isn’t always easy in the morning – so we went ahead and did the hard part for you. Perfectly portioned 2oz bags of your favorite superfood snacks are available in an easy to store box! Perfect for on-the-run parents and workaholics! 
Sunfood Berry Adventure
Berry Adventure

Earn 198 SunPoints
Sunfood Goji Berries
Goji Berries

Earn 156 SunPoints
Sunfood Golden Berries
Golden Berries

Earn 174 SunPoints
Sunfood Whole Cashews
Whole Cashews

Earn 174 SunPoints
Sunfood Goji Berries
Goji Berries

Earn 48 SunPoints
Sunfood Cacao Nibs
Cacao Nibs

Earn 42 SunPoints
Sunfood Berry Adventure
Berry Adventure

Earn 54 SunPoints
Sunfood Coconut Wraps
Coconut Wraps

Earn 36 SunPoints
Sunfood Whole Cashews


Earn 78 SunPoints
Sunfood Jungle Peanuts
Jungle Peanuts

Earn 30 SunPoints
Sunfood White Mulberries

Earn 30 SunPoints
Sunfood Golden Berries
Golden Berries


Earn 48 SunPoints
Sunfood Heirloom Almonds

Earn 18 SunPoints
Sunfood Maca Powder
Mango Mac

Earn 60 SunPoints
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Skip the Shake: 3 Delicious Protein Snack Recipes

Not Another Protein Shake…
Getting enough protein into your diet can be difficult with a plant-based lifestyle, so many of us look to protein powders and supplements for support.
Sugar-filled, processed snack-bars and drinks are convenient, but not very healthy options. It’s better to drink homemade protein shakes but that can get boring and monotonous day after day.
Have you ever wondered what else you can do with your protein powder?

Sunfood Protein PowdersWe decided to get creative in the Sunfood kitchen and mix up our protein game with some easy-to-make, pack-able and snack-able recipes that all have a boost of protein!

*Note: We were using our ultra-high quality Natural, Chocolate and Vanilla Protein Powders for these recipes; other types of protein powders may not have the same results.

Berry Crunchy Protein Bars (Makes 8-10 bars with 6-8g of protein each)
Berry Crunchy Protein Bars

These yummy protein bars are packed with organic Goji Berries, Pumpkin Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Cashews & Almonds, as well as whole grain oats, Flax Seeds and nut butter; enriched with Natural Protein Powder, sweetened with Agave and a hint of Pink Himalayan Salt.

Chock full of protein, great for kid’s school lunches or for a mid-day snack!


Great Balls of Protein (Makes ~10 balls with 3-4g of protein each)

Great Balls of Protein
Don’t let these sweet chocolaty treats fool you – they are super healthy! Kadrawhy Dates, Cacao Powder, Cashews and Agave Nectar create unbelievably yummy “dough” while Chocolate Protein Powder adds a power-punch!

Great for on-the-go mornings, post-workout snack or for a guilt-free afternoon indulgence!


Super Chocolate Power Cookies (Makes ~12 cookies with 3-4g protein each)

Super Chocolate Power Cookies
Disclaimer: These are some of the best cookies you’ve ever tasted. (Seriously, they’re YUM.) Chocolate Protein Powder, Organic Banana, Coconut Oil, Almonds, Cinnamon, Cacao Butter & Paste, Cacao Powder and Coconut Palm Sugar are the primary ingredients for these protein packed chocolate cookies.

Kids love them, adults crave them – plus they can be baked, dehydrated or enjoyed by the spoonful straight out of the mixer.

Vegan and amazing, these cookies are sure to be a hit in your home!


How Much Protein Do I Really Need?
Sunfood Natural Protein Powder
It’s important to note that in terms of adulthood, RDIs are pretty basic and do not take into account activity levels, as well as the fact that some people feel better on more protein than others.

Men and women are generally recommended to take in between 46g – 57g for women between the ages of 19 -70 and 64g – 81g for men of the same age group.

Let’s not forget about our breastfeeding mothers with an RDI of 63 – 67g and expecting moms, who require up to 60g of protein per day! New or expecting mothers have an increased protein RDI in order to support their new motherly changes and fetal growth.

Children between the ages of 4-8 are recommended to consume 20g of protein per day while growing teens are advised to consume between 35g – 65g per day depending on their weight, height and age.

In these vital adolescent years, protein intake is increased to assist growth spurts, increase energy and fully support a growing body.

Ensure that you and your family receive the appropriate protein intake with these amazing recipes from our Superfood kitchen to yours!


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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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Do You Know Your Bee Facts? Save The Bees!

Spanish Bee Pollen… Do You Know The Facts?
Sunfood Spanish Bee PollenAlong the pristine mountains of the Spanish countryside, our wild-crafted Spanish Bee Pollen is harvested by beekeepers who treat their bees with the highest regard. We support a sustainable ecosystem for the bees, with their health and well-being as a top priority. Nutrient-rich and delicious, our Spanish Bee Pollen sells out quickly, so don’t miss out!

What Is Bee Pollen and Why Is It Good for Me?

Pollen is the tiny, dust-sized fertilizing element found on the stamen of all flower blossoms. As honey bees travel from flower to flower looking for nectar, the pollen collects into little clumps on their legs.
When a bee returns to the hive and crawls in, small clumps of pollen fall from the legs into a collection vessel.
The pollen is a nutrient dense powerhouse containing:
  • 20% complete protein
  • Amino Acids
  • Vitamins A & C, as well as B vitamins
  • Essential minerals, including iron, magnesium, and zinc


Taste the Flora of the Spanish Countryside

Sunfood Spanish Bee PollenThe flavor of Spanish Bee Pollen is completely influenced by the types of flowers the bees visit. You can taste and smell the wildflowers of the Spanish countryside in our bee pollen, with a hint of honey and flowery undertones. Each harvest offers a truly unique experience indulging your senses.
The pollen has a soft, malleable texture, making a versatile addition to all sorts of meals and snacks. It goes well with yogurt, smoothies, trail mixes, salads – just about anything you want to infuse with a dash of flavor and nourishment.

“I absolutely love this product. I am obsessed. I sprinkle it on anything I can think of from Greek yogurt, roasted veggies, to on top of a slice of bread with peanut butter. I love the taste and am 100% happy with it!!”Bernadette  

 “Superior quality. First thing you’ll notice is how this pollen tastes much better than most. The next thing you may notice is you only need to use a little of this potent pollen to feel the effects.”Anthony


Support the Bees!

Caring for the bees is especially crucial now, considering the mass decline of the world’s bee population. These precious little pollinators make our entire food system possible.
When you purchase Sunfood Spanish Bee Pollen, you are investing in a product that helps support the overall health and well-being of bees.
Pure, unadulterated, raw and verified non-GMO, our Spanish Bee Pollen is dried using a unique low temperature process, which maintains the live enzymatic content and keeps it in a highly mineralized, alkaline state.


Where Have All the Bee Products Gone?

Have you noticed your favorite natural food store shelves slowly decreasing in bee products? From delicious honey and bee pollen to honeycomb – the virtual and physical shelves are slowly dwindling before our very eyes. Here’s a little background on what’s going on…
Did you know that bees are rapidly dropping in numbers all over the globe? It’s called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and in the last decade, over 30% of honeybee colonies have been affected in the U.S. and Europe, while in 2013, many American beekeepers experienced losses of over 40%.1
How does this happen? It has been suggested that the primary cause of CCD is a harmful group of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, which affects bees’ brains, rendering them unable to find their way back to the hive.
In a recent study, it was found that “sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids is likely the main culprit for the occurrence of CCD.2 Exacerbating the matter is the widespread use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) which increases pesticide use.
1 – “Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat to Global Agriculture.” Elizabeth Grosman, Yale Environment 360, April 30, 2013.
2 – “Sub-lethal exposure to neonicotinoids impaired honey bees winterization before proceeding to colony collapse disorder.” Chensheng LU, Kenneth M. WARCHOL, Richard A. CALLAHAN; Bulletin of Insectology 67, March 27, 2014.
Our sustainably harvested Spanish Bee Pollen promotes healthy pollination patterns and livelihood of the bees. To learn more about how YOU can help save the bees, please visit Bee Against Monsanto.

Bee-Licious Yogurt

Don’t forget to try our super-charged breakfast favorite Bee-licious Yogurt!


 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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Go Green!! Save Your Inner Eco-System!

Are You Getting Your Daily Greens?
Sunfood Sun is Shining™Green vegetables are vital to help alkalize your body and strengthen your immune system. Our Sun Is Shining™ Green Superfood makes it super simple to get the greens your body needs—and we’re talking about much more than the average head of lettuce here…
Sun Is Shining™ is loaded with 30+ raw, non-GMO, organic or wild-crafted ingredients, with no grain fillers or additives. It’s got land grasses, sea vegetables, freshwater algae, enzymes and probiotics—all in an easy-to-use powder that you can add to any juice or smoothie.

Just What The Doctor Ordered…
Dr. Craig Oster, PhD a 20 year survivor of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Co-founder/advocate of The Healers Campaign shares his positive experience about the regular use of Sun Is Shining™ powder:
“Part of my success is related to how careful I am regarding what I allow to enter my body. I have instilled the same approach in my mother, Bonnie. Like myself, my mother Bonnie is an example of someone who has defied the expectations of medical doctors by ‘miraculously’ reversing a ‘terminal’ illness with a holistic approach. In her case it was aggressive stage four cancer that was crushing her heart, throat and spine. I feel good about my Mother and I using the Sunfood brand of green superfood because it is pesticide-free, sustainably-grown, sulfur-free, raw, and non-GMO.
Sun Is Shining™ is a whole-food formula that offers 100% raw, vegan, organic or wild-crafted superfoods, including green grasses, dark leafy green vegetables, herbs, algae and sea vegetables. It also has an enzyme and probiotic complex. Sun Is Shining™ contains alkalizing and energizing ingredients to help keep our inner ecosystem in balance. A powerful combination of nutrient dense foods, Sun Is Shining™ contains no additives, anti-caking agents, preservatives, fillers, or grains.”
                – Dr. Craig Oster

How Does It Work?
Sunfood Sun is ShiningThe freshwater algae in Sun Is Shining™ has amazing detoxification potential. Chlorella has been known to help alleviate heavy metal toxicity. One study in particular proved 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.”1 Another found that “continuous BP [chlorella (parachlorella beijerinckii)] intake accelerates the excretion of MeHg [methylmecury] and subsequently decreases tissue Hg [mercury] levels.”2
Spirulina has been known to help with radiation detoxification: One research study showed that children with radiation sickness “reduced urine radioactivity levels by 50% in only 20 days” with five grams of spirulina administered per day, confirming “the beneficial health effects of spirulina on children with radiation sickness.”3
The anti-oxidative power of wheatgrass was found to be an “effective and safe” treatment for ulcerative colitis.4 The Hippocrates Health Institute also found that wheat grass is “a powerful detoxifier, and liver and blood protector” that can “stimulate metabolism…restore alkalinity…neutralize toxins… [and] slow down the aging process.”5
The sea vegetable known as kelp was found to cause a “positive reaction in hepatic [liver] cells” in subjects with carcinogen exposure.6 Another study also confirmed that a chemical characteristic of brown seaweed [kelp] has “protecting effects on the liver” as well as “antioxidant, anti-inflammatory…[and] anti-obese” activities.7
Sun Is Shining™ is 40% protein, boasting an incredible array of nutrients. A two-teaspoon serving will give you 123% of your RDA of vitamin A, 158% vitamin B12, 19% vitamin B2, 33% iron, 9% calcium—the list goes on! Click here for a full nutritional panel and ingredient list to get the raw facts!

Last but not least, Sun Is Shining™ has probiotics (friendly flora) which can enhance digestion and strengthen the immune system, along with enzymes, complex proteins which can also help to aid in digestion and make all these nutrients more bio-available.

Not Into Green Smoothies? Try These “Thin Mint” Cookies!
Meet our superhero, Charmaine San Pedro – part time model, full time wellness enthusiast. Her recipe for protein packed “thin mint” cookies are made with Sunfood’s Sun is Shining™ and taste out of this world! Give them a try!
No-Bake Protein Thin Mint Cookies

No-Bake Protein Thin Mint Cookies

Original Recipe by Charmaine San Pedro at Not Another Model Blog
Naturally cleanse and nourish your body! Sun is Shining will have you feeling vibrant and healthy all day! 
1 – “Effect of Chlorella intake on Cadmium metabolism in rats.” Ewha Womans University, South Korea, 2009.
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 – “Spirulina- natural sorbent of radionucleides.” Research Institute of Radiation Medicine, Czech Republic. Belarus, Sep 1993.
4 – “Wheat grass juice in the treatment of active distal ulcerative colitis: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial.” Israel Institute of Technology, 2002.
5 – “The Benefits of Wheatgrass,” Hippocrates Health Institute.
6 – “Effect of dietary kelp on lipid peroxidation and glutathione peroxidase activity in livers of rats given breast carcinogen DMBA.” Kitasato University School of Hygienic Sciences, Japan, 1991.
7 – “Fucoxanthin, a Marine Carotenoid Present in Brown Seaweeds and Diatoms: Metabolisms and Bioactivities Relevant to Human Health.” Peng, J. Mar Drugs, 2011.
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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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Great Balls of Protein

Great Balls of Protein

Don’t let these sweet chocolaty treats fool you – they are super healthy! Kadrawhy Dates, Cacao Powder, Cashews and Agave Nectar create unbelievably yummy “dough” while Chocolate Protein Powder adds a power-punch! Great for on-the-go mornings, post-workout snack or for a guilt-free afternoon indulgence!

(makes ~10 balls with 3 – 4g of protein per ball)




  • Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and mix well.
  • Roll into teaspoon sized balls using an ice cream or cookie scoop. 
  • Roll each ball into topping of choice (Cacao Nibs, Coconut Flakes, etc.)
  • Store in refrigerator



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Super Chocolate Power Cookies

Super Chocolate Power Cookies

Disclaimer: These are some of the best cookies you’ve ever tasted! Seriously, they’re YUM. Chocolate Protein Powder, Organic Banana, Coconut Oil, Almonds, Cinnamon, Cacao Butter & Paste, Cacao Powder and Coconut Palm Sugar are the primary ingredients for these protein packed chocolate cookies. Kids love them, adults crave them – plus they can be baked, dehydrated or enjoyed by the spoonful straight out of the mixer. Vegan and amazing, these cookies are sure to be a hit in your home!

(makes ~12 cookies with 3 – 4g of protein per cookie)



Directions for the cookies:

  • Combine protein powder, flax, cacao, sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda & baking powder in bowl – add a pinch of salt.
  • In a separate bowl (or using a mixer), combine banana, coconut oil and milk
  • Gradually add in the powder mixture until all ingredients are well blended
  • Stir in almonds do not use mixer for this part!
  • Place tablespoon sized portions of cookie dough onto baking sheet, bake for 8-10 minutes at 375F
  • Or set dehydrator at 115F (medium heat) and let bars dehydrate for 4-8 hours, depending on moisture and preference


Directions for the drizzle…

  • Combine Cacao Butter, Cacao Paste and Agave in a pan on low heat or use double boiler. Allow components to melt together until smooth – drizzle over cooled cookies.



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Berry Crunchy Protein Bars

Berry Crunchy Protein Bars

These yummy protein bars are packed with organic Goji Berries, Pumpkin Seeds, Cacao Nibs, Cashews & Almonds, as well as whole grain oats, Flax Seeds and nut butter; enriched with Natural Protein Powder, sweetened with Agave and a hint of Pink Himalayan Salt. Chock full of protein, great for kid’s school lunches or for a mid-day snack! 

(makes 8 – 10 bars with 6g – 8g of protein per bar)




  • Mix oats, cashew pieces, chopped almond, pumpkin seeds, protein powder, and flax seeds in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine nut butter, agave, and salt. Pour into oat mixture and mix well, until everything is sticky and combined. If it’s too dry, add a bit more agave. Add the goji berries & cacao nibs and mix well.
  • Press mixture into a shallow 8″ baking dish that you’ve lined with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Cover with more parchment paper or plastic wrap, press well into the dish, and refrigerate for 4 hours. Cut into bar shapes, and keep refrigerated.



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No-Bake Thin Mint Protein Cookies

No Bake Thin Mint Protein Cookies
Check out this recipe from one of our Superheroes, Charmaine San Pedro at Not Another Model Blog!
  • 1/2 cup of Protein Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Sun is Shining
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Maca Powder (optional)
  • 1/4 cup & 2 teaspoons of unsweetened Carob Powder (You can use raw Cacao Powder but you’ll need to adjust the sweetener because carob is naturally sweeter than cacao) or you can do half carob and half cacao too!
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (no alcohol)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Liquid Stevia or 1 tbsp of xylitol (adjust to your preference)
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 8-9 tablespoon of organic cold pressed virgin Coconut Oil
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well.
  • Scoop onto parchment paper or cookie sheet and shape into balls then flatten into cookie shapes. 
  • If the mixture is too wet to hold, chill for a few minutes in the fridge or add  a little bit more protein or carob powder (not too much!). You want the dough to be hard to touch so they’re edible.
  • Keep refrigerated or store in freezer. Enjoy!
No-Bake Protein Thin Mint Cookies
No-Bake Protein Thin Mint Cookies
Original Recipe by Charmaine San Pedro at Not Another Model Blog
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Your Ticket to Peace is Just a Few Moments Away

Your Ticket to Peace is Just a Few Moments Away
Do you ever feel trapped at work? Perhaps that big project with tomorrow’s deadline has slipped away from you, or you’ve lost yourself in a problem that seems to have no solution. Maybe you have become at odds with your desk space, or you’ve picked a battle with technology today. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.
All it takes to re-channel your mind is a little reflection, a bit of you-time to get your thoughts back on track. When is the last time you closed your eyes and allowed yourself to float away from your physical work space and into your own world? Here are five of our favorite ways to break free of the cubicle claustrophobia and back into your personal space.

1. Don’t Forget To Breathe
Breathing is the quintessential element of any kind of meditation. When you learn to control your breath, you gain control of your whole self – body, mind and soul. Have you ever noticed your breath when you’re stressed out? It tends to be short, shallow, and restricted to your chest. Compare this to when you’re relaxed; your breath will be long and deep, reaching down into your belly.

Breathing, although necessary for life, is actually a learned trait. We get so wrapped up in our days and in our lives that we often don’t notice our breathing sequence. When is the last time you took the time to notice your breathing? With just a few simple steps, you can regain your mind and take control of your busy day – just breathe!

  • Sitting in your office chair or even in a Lotus pose (cross legged) on the floor, close your eyes or choose a single point far enough away that you can focus your eyes on it in a relaxed manner.
  • Allow all your outward thoughts to slowly fade away as you focus on your breathing.
  • Take slow, deep breaths while allowing your lungs to fill from your navel to your diaphragm.
  • Hold each breath for a moment before exhaling completely, pulling in your navel to squeeze out the last of the air.
Do this cycle 10-15 times for a completely refreshed mind.

2. Get Up and Move Your Body
Most of us sit in a chair for most of the day, so why would we want to spend more time than required in office confinement? The art of meditation is that you can do it anywhere, anytime for as long or short as you desire. So get up!

Go for a short walk outside and be mindful of your breathing. Move your limbs that stay cramped behind a desk all day; stretch your arms, legs, and back; bring yourself back to the present moment – back to your body.

If you’re truly strapped for time, do some head and shoulder rolls in the comfort of your chair. These rolls limber up your joints and help relieve deep stressor built up tension.
  • Gently roll your head from side to side, without making a full circle for 4-6 complete movements.
  • At your final movement, make a full, exhilarating circle once in both directions.
  • Make sure to keep your focus on your breath.
  • Roll your shoulders backwards for a full 4-6 movements, then reverse.
Acknowledge your stress and let it go with each exhale!

3. Honor Yourself Through Guided Meditation
Guided meditations are a wonderful way to balance your day, dissolve stress and give yourself a little bit of self-love during a hectic workflow. If you are new to personal meditation, this is a great way to escape the office, without ever actually leaving!

Some of our favorite lunchtime meditations are just under 15 minutes and leave you feeling revived, energized, peaceful and ready to take on the rest of your day. San Diego based wellness center, The Chopra Center has an abundant selection of guided meditations, find one that works for you!


4. Find Your Perfect Soundtrack and Daydream
Music has been used as a form of therapy for centuries – physical and psychological health have been shown to vastly improve after sessions of musical therapy in both professional and personal circumstances.

The American Music Therapy Association has found that music positively promotes wellness, assists in managing stress, expressing feelings, improving communication and enhancing memory.

Turn your phone on silent, turn your computer monitors off and remove yourself from the fast paced world of social technology. It’s not going anywhere without you. For 3-5 minutes, allow yourself to slowly drift into your happy place. The beach, the mountains, at home with kids or your favorite vacation spot—wherever it is that your heart values, put yourself there. The marriage of your breath and a relaxing song is the cheapest ticket to happiness you’ll ever find!


5. Do A Body Scan
One of the oldest meditative practices, a body scan, is a great way to tap into your body and mentally “clock out” for a few short minutes during the day. Eyes can remain open or closed for this routine, whatever is most comfortable for you!

Relax and take in a few deep cleansing breaths. With your undivided attention towards your feet, feel out the sensations that live there. Wiggle your toes to acknowledge those sensations. Spend a full minute focusing on your feet, toes, ankles… and any feelings that exist there.

Breathe deeply into them and with an exhale – let go of the tension. It’s normal for the mind to try and drift off into other thoughts or emotions during this time, simply take note of them, and then go back to the feet.

Repeat this process moving up the body, from the calves, knees and thighs to the groin, bottom and belly, up through the chest, shoulders and head. Acknowledge your hardworking arms, hands and fingers. For the sake of time, pick two or three spots that require your attention and spend a little time focusing on the sensations that live there.

Check out some of these therapeutic office must-haves for the days that need a little bit more you-time


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Get Clean Without the Chemicals; New Plant-Based Hair and Skin Cleansers

Plant-Based Hair and Skin Cleansers

Get Clean Without the Chemicals
Sunfood Shampoo, Conditioner and Body WashIntroducing Plant-based Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash – free of chemicals, toxins, synthetic fragrances, parabens, petroleum, preservatives, propylene glycol, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate).  Completely plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and Non-GMO, your hair and skin will be left vibrant, clean and protected!


Just What Are Those Nasty Chemicals, Anyway?

Here’s the truth about what’s in most popular body care products—even the ones that call themselves “natural” and “pure.”


Freaky Foam

First are the chemical foaming agents called surfactants, known as SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate).  These are commonly added to soaps, shampoos, detergents and toothpaste to make them lather and give the appearance of a “deeper clean.” Even though they’re found in many “natural” products, they are known skin irritants and worse.
A report conducted at the Journal of the American College of Toxicology found that “carcinogenic nitrates can form in the manufacturing of sodium lauryl sulfate” and that SLS “enters and maintains residual levels in the heart, the liver, the lungs and the brain from skin contact.”1 Researchers concluded that “this poses question of it being a serious potential health threat to its use in shampoos, cleansers, and toothpastes.”1
SLES is not much better because it is typically contaminated with dioxane, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies as a “probable human carcinogen.”2
Our new Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash only use natural plant-based ingredients to create cleansing effects that will leave your hair and skin smelling delicious and feeling fresh. No carcinogens here!


Beauty by Anti-freeze

The next big one, propylene glycol, is a chemical solvent commonly found in antifreeze – as well as hair care products, soap, makeup, deodorant and much more. While propylene glycol is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, its Material Safety Data Sheet warns when it is absorbed through the skin, it may “cause systemic effects similar to those of ingestion” which include effects on the “behavior/central nervous systemcardiovascular system (hypotension, bradycardia, arrhythmias, cardiac arrest), endocrine system (hypoglycemia), urinary system (kidneys), and liver.3


Secret Synthetic Scents

And let us not forget synthetic fragrances which are petroleum-based and often include chemicals which are cited on the EPA’s hazardous waste list.4 Take benzene, for example. This petrochemical solvent is cited by the EPA as a “known human carcinogen for all routes of exposure.”5 What’s worse, we don’t even know what these mystery chemicals really are, because manufacturers can legally refrain from disclosing them, protecting them as “trade secrets.”

Powerful Plants
Our new, luxurious, lightweight shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are a unique blend of 100% plant-based ingredients and essential botanicals formulated to naturally cleanse and nourish the hair and skin. Powerful fruit enzymes and positive microorganisms preserve the body’s natural oils and stimulate circulation. Gentle, effective cleansing is achieved without the use of harsh chemicals or antibacterials, resulting in lustrous, buoyant hair, and fresh, rejuvenated skin. Vegan, sustainably sourced and pH balanced, these products work harmoniously with your body and the Earth.

Complete Ingredients List

Sunfood Natural ShampooShampoo
Natural Pineapple Enzyme, Makrut  Lime, Wild Crafted Soap Nut, Wild Crafted Dillenia Indica, Wild Crafted Indian Laurel Leaf, Coconut, Jasmine Rice & Effective Microorganisms (Lactobacillus casei, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Saccharomyces cerevisiae)


Sunfood Natural ConditionerConditioner
Natural Pineapple Enzyme, Makrut Lime, Wild Crafted Indian Laurel Leaf, Wild Crafted Dillenia Indica, Thanaka, Wild Crafted Soap Nut, Coc onut, Jasmine Rice & Effective Microorganisms (Lactobacillus casei, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Saccharomyces cerevisiae)


Sunfood Natural Body WashBody Wash
Natural Pineapple Enzyme, Wild Crafted Amala Fruit, Lime, Makrut Lime, Wild Crafted Soap Nut, Dillenia Indica, Wild Crafted Indian Laurel Leaf, Coconut, Jasmine Rice & Effective Microorganisms (Lactobacillus casei, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, Saccharomyces cerevisiae)


Ditch the chemicals and treat your hair and skin to natural, plant-based cleansing with our brand new Plant-based Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash!


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We Stopped Buying Smoothies and You Should Too…

Sunfood Superfood Smoothie MIx

We know that living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always convenient. It takes hard work, dedication, and a strong will to make nutrition and good health a part of your life. One of our favorite ways to get extra vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients into our diet is with smoothies; however, it can be time consuming to make your own, and confusing to buy one and know if what you’re drinking is actually healthy.
There are tons of so-called “nutritious” smoothies and shakes available in grocery stores and smoothie bars, but those are mostly filled with sugar and hidden calories (see comparison below). We’ve always preferred making our own smoothies at home, but that requires more time and effort. Well, it used to at least. We’ve just made it incredibly easy.
Sunfood Superfood Smoothie Mix
Can we get a drumroll?
Please welcome the newest member of the Sunfood family: our Superfood Smoothie Mix! With 16 servings in each bag, it will make your mornings amazing!
Made with 13 organic and sustainable superfoods, our non-GMO, raw, vegan, and gluten-free mix is a perfectly proportioned blend of essential, nutritious, and delicious superfoods – a supercharge to jumpstart your day!

All you have to do is blend one or two scoops with 8-16oz of water (or your favorite milk or juice) and you’re good to go!

Plus, this products ships for FREE*!

Let’s see what’s really in some of those popular smoothies:

If you spend 5 minutes each morning making yourself a smoothie, you’ll feel the effects throughout the day – your body will be happier, healthier, more energized and ready for anything! Who doesn’t have 5 minutes to spare for that!
This delicious combination of our very own organic or sustainable superfoods brings you an easy, convenient, fast, and cost effective way to get you everything you need in one smoothie, and nothing you don’t! Just throw it in the blender with some water, coconut milk, or juice, and you’re off!


The Superfood Breakdown
Here are the superfoods inside this amazing smoothie mix:


The Benefits
Energizing: More nutrition = a boost of energy for you! Are you ready to feel supercharged all day long?
Delicious & Nutritious: We know that some smoothies out there taste good, but are filled with sugar and additives. Not only is our Superfood Smoothie Mix healthy and made from organic, raw, and sustainable superfoods, it tastes amazing! Your whole family will love it (kids, too)!
Easy and Convenient: Simply blend a scoop or two with your favorite healthy base and a piece of fruit for an incredibly nutritious start to your day!
Cost-effective: One scoop gives you 32 servings – more than a month’s supply – which breaks down to $1.87 per smoothie! Compare to your local smoothie cafe, juice bar, or store-bought pre-made smoothies, which all have lower quality ingredients, fillers, and preservatives – at a higher price.
Protein: highly absorbable, includes all nine essential amino acids, gives you long-lasting energy
Vitamin A: contributes to vision function and is also “required for normal functioning of the immune system.”1
Vitamin C: acts as a “potent antioxidant” that “affects several components of the human immune system.” 1
Calcium: plays a vital role “in maintaining a healthy skeleton” as well as “muscle contraction and the secretion of hormones.” 1
Iron: supports “normal red blood cell formation” and is “critical for several immune functions.” 1

Tasty Suggestions
Sunfood Superfood Smoothie MixFor the super fast and easy version, simply blend 1-2 scoops with 8-16oz water or milk of your choice. We especially love using coconut water or almond milk.
Take it to the next level and blend with fresh or frozen fruit, such as a banana or berries, yum! For a cool summer treat, add ice. Enjoy!
Made with organic, raw and sustainable ingredients, our non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and kosher Superfood Smoothie Mix is the all-in-one solution to supercharge your day. Now you can have an easy, convenient, fast, and cost effective way to get all the superfoods you need in one bag! 
Sunfood Superfood Smoothie Mix

1 - Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute, Micronutrient Information Center

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Build Your Own Trail Mix!!

Build Your Own Trail Mix
You are unique, one of a kind – an individual! So why should you have the same trail mix as everyone else? Shake it up with some fun ingredients that are healthy, delicious and loved by all ages. Salty, crunchy, sweet or earthy – the possibilities are endless!

Mix any of these ingredients with honey, oats or nut butterand turn your trail mix into a snack bar! Perfect for back to school lunches.

Sunfood Brazil NutsBrazil Nuts The large, crescent moon shaped nuts of the Brazil nut tree are widely known for their rich selenium content, which may support a healthy immune system. They also have calcium, manganese, copper and iron, as well as vitamins B1 and E.
Cashews Cashews  have long been revered for their irresistible taste and energizing nutrients including protein and healthy fats. Beyond being rich in magnesium, which may contribute to healthy immune function and normal bone health, cashews are a good source of zinc, iron and vitamin K.
Sunfood Jungle PeanutsJungle Peanuts Wild jungle peanuts are an heirloom peanut variety that have the most pure, rich peanut flavor you can experience. A good source of magnesium, phosphorus and manganese, these wild jungle peanuts also contain all nine essential amino acids making them a source of complete protein.
Almonds Our raw heirloom almonds are rich in vitamin E and have B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and iron, as well as protein, fiber and healthy fats. They’re delicious and good for you, too!
Sunfood Goji BerriesGoji Berries Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are one of the most nutritionally-rich fruits on the planet. Goji Berries are good source of potassium, iron, and selenium, they also have B vitamins, calcium, zinc, fiber, protein and resemble a flavor combination of cherries & cranberries.
Golden Berries A nutritional powerhouse, golden berries are rich in fiber and vitamin A which may contribute to healthy immunity, vision and bone health. A good source of vitamin C, they also have iron and protein. Golden berries have a mouth-watering, tangy sweetness that you’ll love and kids will too!
Sunfood Mango SlicesMangos Delicious and nutritious, mangos bring you vitamin C, which may act as an antioxidant to contribute to healthy immunity. They also have vitamin A, calcium, iron and fiber. Mangos are a healthy, sweet snack you can enjoy anytime!
Red Flame Raisins Naturally sweet and juicy, our Red Flame Raisins are bursting with flavor. Not only are they delicious; they’re good for you, too. Red Flame Raisins have calcium, which may assist in supporting strong bones, as well as iron, protein and fiber.
Sunfood Cacao NibsCacao Nibs Loaded with minerals such as magnesium which may contribute to normal bone health and healthy immune function, cacao is also high in copper and manganese. This amazing food has been revered for centuries by cultures such as the Aztec and Maya.
Apricots These special apricots are a main staple of the Hunza people’s diet, playing an essential role in the vibrant health and longevity that they enjoy. Sweet and delicious, Hunza Apricots are also a good source of vitamin A and have vitamin C and iron.
Sunfood Chlorella TabletsChlorella Chlorella is an incredible, multi-faceted superfood that is made up of 66% protein and boasts an array of nutrients including vitamin A and iron. A potent superfood, chlorella is a great way to introduce detoxifying, alkalizing foods into your diet.
Deglet Noor Dates , Kadrawhy Dates & Zahidi Dates Considered a near ideal food, dates offer an amazing range of essential nutrients and health benefits! An excellent source of vitamins, dietary potassium and dietary fiber, dates are a great natural energy food due to their balance of natural sugars (glucose, fructose and sucrose) and carbohydrates.
Sunfood Mission FigsMission Figs & Turkish Figs Not only are these special figs plump and delicious, they’re good for you, too. Full of minerals, they’re a good source of calcium which may assist in supporting strong bones. They also have potassium and iron, and are high in fiber as well.
Maqui Berries The rich, purple pigment of this amazing fruit indicates the presence of antioxidants known as anthocyanins and polyphenols. Maqui berries also have calcium and iron, as well as vitamins A, C, B1 and B3.
Pineapple A healthful fruit that has vitamin A and potassium, Pineapples are an excellent snack to enjoy at any time of day, from breakfast to dessert.

Sunfood Brazil Nuts
Sunfood Whole Cashews
Sunfood Jungle Peanuts
Sunfood Almonds
Sunfood Goji Berries
Sunfood Golden Berries
Sunfood Whole Maqui Berries
Sunfood Mango Slices
Sunfood Raisins, Red Flame
Sunfood Cacao Nibs
Sunfood Hunza Apricots
Sunfood Chlorella Tablets
Sunfood Figs, Mission
Sunfood Figs, Turkish
Sunfood Pineapple
Sunfood Dates, Deglet Noor
Sunfood Dates, Zahidi


Not feeling creative? It’s okay; we’ve already blended the perfect mix for you! Berry Adventure & Mango Macadamia Adventure are our signature house blends, perfect for on-the-go!


Sunfood Berry Adventure
Sunfood Mango Macadamia Adventure

 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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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!


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


  • 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


  • 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


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
“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
“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
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.
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!


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.


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


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