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Don’t Be Scared… We Have A Delectable Surprise For You!

Tricks…or Treats?

In celebration of All Hallows Eve, we’ve brought back our most favorite treat - Chocolate!! We’re not talking about those fun-size monstrosities that find their way into your kid’s bucket’o candy – this is some real, delicious, healthy chocolate. Don’t be afraid, splurge a little!
 
Be guilt free this Halloween! Our friends over at Earth Source Organics have perfected the art of the Righteously Raw chocolate bar. Loaded with minerals, antioxidants and an abundance of flavor, these frighteningly delicious chocolate bars can be enjoyed by parents and little monsters of all kinds! (Oh, the kids might like them too!)
 
Go on, indulge.
 
Along with raw cacao and beautifully smooth superfruit centers, these truffle bars boast some seriously addictive flavors. The marriage of raw agave nectar and pink Himalayan salt give these little chocolate bars a massive boost of flavor, while coconut oil promotes a melt in your mouth experience.
 
The aroma of Madagascar Vanilla sends a tinge of complexity through your taste buds, creating a delectable overall chocolate experience. Oh, did we mention these are actually good for you, too?

 


 

Caramel Cacao Truffle Bar

With 90% pure, raw cacao – this chocolate truffle bar is a chocoholic’s dream!
 
In between layers of chocolate lies a creamy “caramel” center, created by combining Lucuma, a subtropical fruit and delightful, low glycemic Middle Eastern dates. Guess what? These caramel-goodness truffles are also high in beta carotene, iron, potassium, copper and magnesium.
 
 
Righteously Raw, Caramel Cacao Truffle Bar
Maca Cacao Truffle Bar

Maca Cacao Truffle bars contain 80% pure, raw cacao and over 55 phytonutrients!
 
Explore the flavorful sensation of Maca’s warm nutty aroma enveloping rich dark cacao fudge. From the moment it touches your tongue, the unique blend of raw cacao butter in concert with mesquite pod, sweet maca root and a hint of Himalayan-pink salt energizes your body.
 
The powerful cobination of the coating, complemented by the sweetness of the truffle blended from low-glycemic dates and golden Hunza raisins, balance each other to offer a distinct flavor that may redefine the look and taste of chocolate bars.
 
 
Righteously Raw, Maca Cacao Truffle Bar
Goji Cacao Truffle Bar

90% pure, raw cacao covers delectable high frequency goji berries and luscious figs, making this a decadent treat for the experienced dark chocolate connoisseur.
 
The rich chocolate aroma and textured berries create a unique experience for the palate and bring lasting nourishment and energy.
 
This nutrient dense truffle bar contains all eight amino acids essential for life, as well as polysaccharides and other antioxidant components, thanks to the celebrated goji berry.
 
 
Righteously Raw, Goji Cacao Truffle Bar
Acai Cacao Truffle Bar

This little truffle bar is packed with 80% pure, raw cacao covering a layer of silky smooth Açaí berry. Imagine sweet, tangy, antioxidant-rich Açaí berries surrounded by delicious raw chocolate – that’s exactly what you’ll get in this amazing truffle bar!
 
The Açaí Cacao Truffle Bar represents a stunning advance for raw chocolatiers and raw chocolate, enrobing a rich filling of acai with dark, decadent raw cacao.
 
The texture of this bar alternates between the delicate snap of the best raw chocolate and the smooth texture of a superfruit filling, for a treat that is totally unique, simply delicious. 
 
 
Righteously Raw, Acai Cacao Truffle Bar
Rose Maqui Truffle Bar

Blended in this decadent truffle are sensational layers of flavor beginning with sumptuous dark raspberry and delicious sweet beet and ending on notes of rich chocolate and fragrant rose.
 
Each ingredient is consciously sourced beginning with a base of antioxidant-rich cacao butter and red raspberry powder paired with blood-detoxifying beet crystals and highly digestible brown rice protein powder.
 
Inside, rich maqui powder contained in our luscious truffle will provide you with yet another boost of powerful antioxidants.
 
 
Righteously Raw, Rose Maqui Truffle Bar
Cacao Covered Coconut Macaroons

Sure to satisfy your sweet tooth, these 80% raw cacao covered coconut macaroons are low-glycemic, rich in antioxidants, and contain no refined sugars or soy.
 
The nutritional properties in these delectable, raw macaroons can improve blood flow throughout the body, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, stimulate endorphin production for mood, increase energy and endurance, support bone health, aid in reduction of inflammation and promote healthy skin.
 
Perhaps the best part–they are pure decadence!
 
 
Righteously Raw, Coconut Macaroons


Support Local Businesses!
One of Sunfood’s greatest missions is to support awesome local companies such as Earth Source Organics. Audrey Darrow, President of Earth Source Organics and creator of Righteously Raw chocolate products, shares her touching story below:
 
“Earth Source Organics started as a need to find affordable raw, organic foods as I was just recovering from a very aggressive breast cancer and money was tight. I saw that raw chocolate was selling for $14 a bar and I assumed that many others could not afford the luxury either. After going through treatment, I had severe allergies and quickly learned that this was a huge problem for children and adults. I felt I needed to produce foods that others could enjoy without all the worry. We continue to grow and are so very grateful for our wonderful customers and the amazing companies that allow us to sell our products to them!”
 
Go on! Indulge! Halloween comes and goes but your good eating habits don’t have to!
 
 
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Our Best Kept Skin Secret…

See ya later, Alligator.
Ever notice how dry, brittle or itchy your skin starts to get in the autumn and winter months? The luminous glow and supple feel of summer disappears and we’re left with a tough, dull exterior. What is this terrible phenomenon?
 
During summer months, our skin soaks up the humidity and moisture rich air, keeping our skin soft and maintained. As  the leaves start to crisp up and fall off, so does our skin. Dry air and cold weather can be a lethal combination… but it doesn’t have to be.
 


Spoiler Alert! Your favorite moisturizer isn’t enough…
Most moisturizers contain alcohols and sulfites… among other unexplained ingredients. Even the most “natural” products often sound like a science experiment rather than a moisturizer.
 
Oils and extracts such as coconut, almond, rose, and lavender may help calm irritation and roughness caused by temperature fluctuation, but these also may not be enough. 
 
Sunfood MSMThe real secret to maintaining healthy skin through the cold winter months? Sulfur.
 
Commonly known as “nature’s beauty mineral,” this nutrient is absolutely vital to maintaining smooth skin – additionally it also promotes strong nails and shiny, full hair. The single best way to get sulfur into your body is with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane). MSM is a naturally-occurring form of dietary sulfur that can be taken internally as part of your diet, or used topically in a lotion.
 


What Makes MSM So Great?

The sulfur in MSM is vital for the production of collagen and keratin, proteins necessary for the health and maintenance of skin, nails and hair.1 Connective tissue and cartilage also contain proteins bonded with sulfur.2  When MSM is taken internally, it has anti-inflammatory potential,3 and has also been shown in studies to release sulfur to form collagen and keratin, as well as essential amino acids and serum proteins — these are the basic ingredients of hair, skin and nails.4,5
 


Summer in November? Count us in!

Sunfood MSM Lotions

You can strengthen your skin, hair and nails from the inside out with MSM Powder, MSM Capsules or OptiMSM Flakes. Taking MSM internally with water or mixed with your smoothies has been proven in studies to be effective against dry, scaly or itching skin.6 To help even further, you can apply MSM Lotions to target and revitalize particular areas of your skin.
 
When applied topically as ointment or lotion, MSM has been found to be helpful with acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, scabies, diaper rash, burns, scars, and certain fungal infections.6,7 To address specific areas, use MSM lotions on scar tissue, wrinkles, blemishes, acne, skin irritations and burns — or just to have youthful, glowing skin!
 


Here’s What Sunfood Customers Are Saying About MSM:
 
OptiMSM Flakes
“Amazing! No more aching hands from sewing or cold mornings. Thicker hair. Moisturized skin. Stronger nails. I add 1/2 tsp to glass of water each morning, don’t notice any bitterness, just tastes like water.” - Regina

MSM Capsules
“I love MSM. My hair was starting to thin out really bad in the front. I started using MSM and in no time my hair was thickening. Thank God for MSM!!!!!!!” - Dinah

MSM Powder
“This stuff is amazing, totally cured my Achilles tendinitis and has helped my knee tremendously after surgery.” - Jen

MSM Lotion, Lavender
“I really enjoy putting this product on my face especially before retiring for the night. It feels wonderful and am certain it is helping blemishes to heal faster.” - Mikayla

MSM Lotion, Medicinal
“I use MSM lotion as a facial moisturizer and also use it for anti-chaffing. It works better than anything I have ever tried. It even reduced a few dark aging spots on my cheek. I also put it on a wart that was forming on my arm and the wart disappeared. All around usefulness and very inexpensive.” - planlady

MSM Lotion, Coconut Rose
“I’ve tried so many high-end face creams/lotions, and nothing comes close to this product in terms of… well everything really. The quick absorbency, the clean, light feel to it, the natural ingredients (including the fragrance!), and the nourishment it provides as a result – all for a VERY reasonable price.” - Kristya

 


The Sunfood Difference™

Our MSM is extracted from natural sources and is extensively tested to be free of contaminants. Lower quality brands of MSM are created using solvents that can result in toxic byproducts. Our MSM comes in a pure form that dissolves easily into water or juice. It is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach for maximum absorption. MSM also works very well in conjunction with vitamin C so we recommend mixing it with Camu Camu Berry Powder in water or juice.
 
 We hold our MSM Lotions to the same quality standards as our MSM supplements. All of our MSM Lotions are made with the purest ingredients and are free of alcohol, chemicals and parabens. Vegan and never tested on animals, they are good for your skin and sustainably sourced!
 
For radiant summer skin all winter long, combine MSM into your daily routine!
 
 
Sources:
1 - The Forgotten Nutrient MSM: On Our Way Back to Health with Sulfur. Ley, B.M., Health Learning Handbooks, BL Publications, California: 1998.
2 - “The MSM Miracle,” MSM Medical Information Foundation, 2005-2006.
3 – “The anti inflammatory effects of methylsulfonylmethane on lipopolysaccharide induced inflammatory responses in murine macrophages.” Hallym University, Korea, 2009.
4 – “The Current Status of MSM in Medicine.” Jacob, S.W, Am. Acad. Med. Prev., 1983. 
5 – “Incorporation of Methylsulfonylmethane into Guinea Pig Serum Proteins.” Richmond, V.L., Life Sciences 1986, vol. 39.
6 – “Dietary Products and Uses Comprising Methylsulfonylmethane.” Herschler, R.J., United States Patent 4,863,748: 1989.
7 – “Methylsulfonylmethane and Methods of Use.” Herschler, R.J., United States Patent 4,296,130: 1981.
8 – “Serum iron, zinc, and copper concentration in premature graying of hair.” Fatemi Naieni F, Biological Trace Element Research, April 2012.
 
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Let’s Get Fat Together!

Let’s Get Fat Together!
We’re talking about Omega-3’s! These fats are essential to your overall health – specifically your heart, brain and skin. It has been thought that between 60-90% of people are deficient in this vital fat, resulting in sluggish and unhealthy daily activity. Our bodies cannot naturally produce Omega-3 fatty acids, so we rely on food to properly nourish our most vital parts.
 
Unfortunately for vegan lifestyles, it can be difficult to incorporate good, healthy sources of Omega-3 into an everyday routine. The most well known source of Omega-3 is fish oil – but for herbivories this can present a huge issue. Here are some of our favorite vegan-friendly plant sources of Omega-3! 

 

Sacha Inchi Oil – 7g per serving
Sacha InchiSacha Inchi is a beautiful vine plant indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon, which produces star-shaped pods containing seeds sometimes known as Inca peanuts.
 
The oil from the star-shaped sacha inchi seed is one of the highest plant sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids on the planet. Raw and sustainably grown, our cholesterol-free Sacha Inchi Oil is one of nature’s best sources of omega-3s, with 48% total content.
 
Cha-Cha Chia! -  3g per serving
Chia SeedsThese little seeds cultivated by the Aztec and Maya long ago are super versatile and easy to add to any diet—we’ve got loads of delicious ideas for you on how to use this energizing brain food!
 
If you want to boost your cognitive power, Chia Seeds pack an impressive omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) content — 3 grams in every serving! Your brain will be thanking you because omega-3s may contribute to your mental function.
 
Happy Hemp Day! 2.5g per serving
Considering that one of our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson, grew hemp, it’s somewhat illogical that many states in the U.S. are restricted or outright prohibited from growing this tiny superseed. Never mind that the oil, seed and fiber varieties of the hemp plant are used in everyday products currently bought and sold in the U.S., including skin care, clothes, paper, building materials, biofuels, and of course, superfoods.
 
Did you know that Hemp Seeds contain 36% protein, meaning that per serving, hemp has more protein than meat? Hemp is also one of very few plants that contains a proper balance of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) which the body can’t produce on its own.
 

Sunfood Sacha Inchi Oil
Sunfood Chia Seeds
Sunfood Chia Seed Powder
Sunfood Hemp Seeds

 


 

What’s the big deal about Omega’s anyway?
Omega-3 fatty acids practically benefit every part of your body – studies across the board have shown positive effects on the digestive, reproductive and nervous systems. Further studies even go to suggest that Omega’s have the ability to increase psychological health, assist with allergies and help control asthma.
 
The Standard American Diet is typically imbalanced with too many omega-6s and not nearly enough omega-3s. If you’re not deliberately making sure you’re getting your omega-3s, chances are you’re not getting enough. According to researchers at Harvard University, a lack of omega-3 intake is the sixth leading cause of deaths from preventable diseases in the US, with 72,000-96,000 deaths annually.1
 
Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include “fatigue, poor memory, mood swings, and depression,” to name a few.2 So omega’s literally go to your head! Let’s talk about the big three: Brain, Heart and Skin.
   

Feed Your Brain

One study concluded that supplementation with the long chain omega-3 fatty acid found in the brain known as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) “improved memory and the response time of memory in healthy, young adults whose habitual diets were low in DHA.3 Researchers have also found that low levels of DHA can present a “risk factor for the development of AD [Alzheimer’s Disease], [as well as] “dementia and cognitive impairment.”4
 
Similarly, people suffering from “major depression” were found to have a “deficiency of omega-3″ when compared to healthy volunteers.5 If that weren’t enough, depression has been associated with “accelerated cellular aging,”6 once again bringing us back to the importance of getting your omega-3s to feed your brain!

 
Feed Your Heart

Countless studies have shown the correlation between heart health and omega-3 levels. Omega-3s have been shown to “reduce CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk,” as well as ”inflammatory responses” in the cardiovascular system, “arrhythmia,” and “stroke.”7
 
Because of the large body of scientific research associating omega-3 intake with decreased risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish at least twice a week.
 
For those who are vegetarian, vegan, or simply concerned with the fact that mercury is a ”global pollutant” to which human exposure “primarily results from consumption of estuarine and marine fish,”8 sacha inchi oil is a safe, healthful solution to get your omega-3s without ingesting the toxins found in fish.

 
Feed Your Skin

Your skin is a reflection of what is going on inside your body. Omega-3 deficiency has been shown to result in “dry skin.”2 With its rich omega-3 content, sacha inchi oil can help hydrate your dry skin from the inside out.
 
If your skin cells are strong and full of moisture with adequate omega-3s, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can decrease. Our sacha inchi oil is best taken internally, and it is even light enough to be applied topically to your skin to maximize its anti-aging properties.
 
  

 

Sources:
1 – “The preventable causes of death in the United States: comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors.” Harvard School of Public Health, 2009.
2 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” University of Maryland Medical Center, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide.
3 – “DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2013.
4 – “Fatty acid analysis of blood plasma of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, other types of dementia, and cognitive impairment.” University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2000.
5 – “Lowered omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in serum phospholipids and cholesteryl esters of depressed patients.” Clinical Research Center for Mental Health, Belgium, 1999.
6 – “Major depressive disorder and accelerated cellular aging: results from a large psychiatric cohort study.” VU University Medical Centre, The Netherlands, 2013.
7 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: New Recommendations From the American Heart Association.” Kris-Etherton PM, Harris WS, Appel LJ, 2003.
8 – “Mercury as a global pollutant: sources, pathways, and effects.” Environmental Science & Technology Journal. May 21, 2013.
 

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Raw Coconut Almond Energy Bites

After a long morning and a trip to the gym, I get very tired and very hungry. These raw Coconut Almond Energy Bites are my go to snack. They give me a boost of energy while being filling. After just a few, I am ready to tackle the rest of the day.

This recipe is super simple and really quick to make. It only takes about five minutes of your time before you pop them in the fridge to harden. I like to make these at night so they are ready for the next day.

These bites are also super customizable. You could substitute in a different seed for the chia seeds or you could add some mini chocolate chips if you wanted. Any way you make it, it is going to taste absolutely fabulous.

The taste and texture is just perfect. Raw coconut almond bites are the perfect balance of chewy, sweet, and nutty. They are by far my favorite “pick me up” snack.

Raw food is essential to a healthy body. Your body needs enzymes to properly repair, and fat for your systems to function. These enzymes are damaged or killed when heated up and cooked and the fat is much healthier in its raw state. Read more about raw food here.

Being a raw food, these scrumptious bites are packed with nutrition. Coconut offers a unique combination of fatty acids that have powerful medicinal properties. Coconut also is effective in improving brain function and your body’s fat burning abilities. Read more about the benefits of coconut here.

Almond are also extremely beneficial to your health. They have antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats which help cleanse the body.

Raw coconut almond energy bites are also really fun to make. Lets get started with the tutorial!

This recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients. You will need oats, shredded and shaved coconut, slivered or chopped almonds, chia seeds, almond milk, almond butter, and agave. For the almonds, you need to make sure you get raw almonds. This isn’t an option for me at my grocery store, so this is where I get mine from. I just roughly chop them up for this recipe.

Dump all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Chia seeds should go on the top. Otherwise it will be difficult to incorporate them…I learned this the hard way.

And give it a good stir. This will take a minute because the chia seeds take a while to spread around.

Drizzle over the almond milk.

Add the almond butter to the center.

Add the agave on top of that, also in the center.

Now incorporate the agave, and almond butter by pulling the dry mixture form the edge and pushing it into the center.

Continue to do this until it is thoroughly incorporated and no dry patches remain.

Grab a small chunk of the mixture from the bowl, and pack it in your hands until the ball can hold itself together.

Put the finished bites onto a baking sheet lined with a nonstick baking sheet or a piece of parchment paper. Continue with the forming process until all of the mixture is used up. You should have anywhere from 16-25 balls depending on the size of them. Chill 3-4 hours before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Raw Coconut Almond Energy Bites

Raw Coconut Almond Energy Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups oats

  • ¾ cups shredded unsweetened coconut

  • ¼ cup raw almonds, chopped

  • ¼ cup shaved coconuts

  • ¼ cup chia seeds

  • 2 tbsps unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/3 cup almond butter

  • 1/3 cup agave

 Directions:

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well.

Add almond milk and mix.

Add agave syrup and almond butter.

Mix ingredients together with your hands. Pulling from the side and pressing into the center. Create balls out of mixture by packing handfuls back and forth between your hands, until molded into tight balls (anywhere from ¾ – 1 ½ inches in diameter). Place finished balls onto pan covered with a nonstick baking sheet or wax paper. Repeat until all mixture is all used up. Chill the pan in the fridge for 3-4 hours. Store in a airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes & Tips:

  • The oats can be either quick cooking, or old fashioned.

  • Almonds must be raw for full benefits.

  • If you don’t have shaved coconut you could substitute in ¼ cup more chopped almonds.

  • Spray your hands with a nonstick cooking spray to keep the mixture from sticking to your hand while forming the balls.

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Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie With Coconut Whipped Cream

 

Every year, when fall comes rolling around, the air chills, the leaves crunch beneath my feet when I walk through my garden, and I can’t help but squeal with delight as I see all of the pumpkins ready to be harvested. Pumpkins that will soon be turned into the most amazing pie I’ve ever eaten. Raw vegan pumpkin pie with coconut cream.

…It tastes way too good to be healthy, but it is!

Compared to a conventional pumpkin pie, this recipe has less calories, and is much more nutrient dense. And since it’s raw, you don’t even have to worry about baking it!

Pumpkins may be pretty and used for decorative purposes during fall, but they are also packed with nutrients. How amazing is that?

They are a great source of vitamins A, C, E and the B vitamins and dietary fiber. Pumpkins are also rich with potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, sodium and zinc. You wouldn’t have guessed it but they can also help with inflammation, bone health, eye health and depression. Since the pie is raw, all of these nutrients and vitamins are intact. Its like a powerhouse of awesome!

Another important ingredient in this delicious pie is organic yacon syrup. When you think of anything sweet, you generally don’t think it could possibly be healthy, but that’s not the case with yacon syrup. It’s practically a super food! Yacon increases bone density, metabolism, immune system function, and energy levels, while lowering blood sugar and cholesterol, and preventing cancer. It has proven to be an effective weight loss tool, while still being a sweetener. This pie is sounding better and better by the minute, right?

The best part is that this pie couldn’t be simpler to make! But we’re still going to walk through the steps to ensure your pie is extra tasty. Because let’s be honest, if it doesn’t taste good, then it doesn’t matter how healthy it is. So thank goodness that this pie tastes fabulous! Who says raw vegans can’t have a good pie?

The first thing you will need to do is pour two cups of chopped walnuts into a high-speed food processor, and blend the walnuts until they resemble crumbs. This will take about a minute.

Next, you will need to add two cups of raisins.

Process again until it starts to come together.

 

This will also take about a minute. You can tell it’s ready when it starts sticking to the sides of the food processor and the blade itself.

Pour the mixture into a pie pan, and use your fingers to press it into the pan. Tip: This part can get a bit sticky, but it helps if you wet your hands a bit first. The oil and water will disagree, and the mixture will not stick to your hands.

You could flute the edges if you would like to make it look pretty, but it is not completely necessary.

For the filling you will need to cut a pie pumpkin in half, peel it, and remove the seeds and stringy innards. Then, you’ll need to cut the pumpkin into rough one inch cubes to make pureeing a breeze, and load the cubes into the food processor.

Pour 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil on top of the pumpkin.

Also pour in 1/4 cup of organic yacon syrup.  Tip: If you use the same measuring cup you used for the coconut oil, the syrup will slide right out.

Sprinkle in one teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon each of clove, ginger, and nutmeg. Process the filling until it has reached the desired smoothness. Tip: If it is too watery, you can pop the food processor bowl into the fridge for a bit to thicken before proceeding to the next step.

Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust.

Spread the filling around to the edges, smoothing the top. Place the pie in the fridge for about eight hours, or overnight.

And that’s it. Super easy, right? I like to serve this with whipped coconut cream. To make your own all you need to do is refrigerate 13.5 ounces of raw fresh coconut milk (full fat) for about 12 hours. The best way to do this is to place the coconut milk in the fridge at the same time you put the pie in the fridge. That way you can prepare the coconut whipped cream before serving.

Then remove the coconut milk from the refrigerator. Scoop off the cream that has floated to the top. You’ll be left with a translucent liquid, which you can either discard or place in the refrigerator to add to a smoothie.

Place the coconut cream into a medium bowl with tall sides. (The tall sides keep the coconut cream from flying everywhere when you mix it.) Using a cold whisk, whip up the coconut cream. It will take a minute to whip up, but once it does, keep mixing until it has just about reached your desired thickness. Add in a teaspoon of organic yacon syrup to sweeten and mix again, or leave it out completely. Either way you’ll have a delicious, vegan whipped topping to dollop on your delicious pumpkin pie.

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups chopped walnuts

  • 2 cups organic raisins

For the Pie filling:

  • 1 pie pumpkin, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 6-7 cups)

  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil

  • 3-5 tablespoons organic yacon syrup

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions:

To make the crust:

Pulse the walnuts in a food processor until they resemble crumbs. Then add the raisins and process until the mixture begins to stick to the sides of the food processor. Press the crust into a pie dish and place in the fridge.

To make the filling:

Blend the cubed pumpkin, coconut oil, yacon syrup, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves until smooth. If the mixture is too runny, let it thicken in a bowl in the fridge. Pour the mixture into your crust, spread, and refrigerate overnight until it’s set. Slice and serve with whipped coconut cream.

Whipped Coconut Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 (13.5 oz) can organic coconut milk, refrigerated

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons organic yacon syrup (or sweetener of choice), optional

Instructions:

Open the can of coconut milk, and scrape off the coconut cream into a medium bowl.

Blend with a hand until smooth and coconut cream has set up. Add sugar or sweetener of choice and blend/stir to combine. Serve on german pancakes, coffee, fruit, pies, crisps, or whatever floats your boat.

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Can You Guess Which Plant Is Used for a Delicious Oil Rich in Omega-3, and a Powder Rich in Protein?

Little Star, Bigggggg Advantages!

With over 25,000 vegetable species known to grow in native Peru—only 4,400 of them are actually used in the diet and medicine of the people. One of these vegetable species has been traced back to pre-columbian use among the aboriginal peoples.
 
Sacha Inchi is a beautiful vine plant indigenous to the Peruvian Amazon, which produces star-shaped pods containing seeds sometimes known as Inca peanuts.
 
The oil from the star-shaped sacha inchi seed is one of the highest plant sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids on the planet. Raw and sustainably grown, our cholesterol-free Sacha Inchi Oil is one of nature’s best sources of omega-3s, with 48% total content.
 

 
How Do Omega’s Benefit Me?

Omega-3 fatty acids practically benefit every part of your body – studies across the board have shown positive effects on the digestive, reproductive and nervous systems. Further studies even go to suggest that Omega’s have the ability to increase psychological health, assist with allergies and help control asthma.
 
The Standard American Diet is typically imbalanced with too many omega-6s and not nearly enough omega-3s. If you’re not deliberately making sure you’re getting your omega-3s, chances are you’re not getting enough. According to researchers at Harvard University, a lack of omega-3 intake is the sixth leading cause of deaths from preventable diseases in the US, with 72,000-96,000 deaths annually.1
 
Symptoms of omega-3 deficiency include “fatigue, poor memory, mood swings, and depression,” to name a few.2 So omega’s literally go to your head! Let’s talk about the big three: Brain, Heart and Skin.
 

Feed Your Brain

One study concluded that supplementation with the long chain omega-3 fatty acid found in the brain known as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) “improved memory and the response time of memory in healthy, young adults whose habitual diets were low in DHA.3 Researchers have also found that low levels of DHA can present a “risk factor for the development of AD [Alzheimer’s Disease], [as well as] “dementia and cognitive impairment.”4
 
Similarly, people suffering from “major depression” were found to have a “deficiency of omega-3″ when compared to healthy volunteers.5 If that weren’t enough, depression has been associated with “accelerated cellular aging,”6 once again bringing us back to the importance of getting your omega-3s to feed your brain!

Feed Your Heart

Countless studies have shown the correlation between heart health and omega-3 levels. Omega-3s have been shown to “reduce CVD [cardiovascular disease] risk,” as well as ”inflammatory responses” in the cardiovascular system, “arrhythmia,” and “stroke.”7
 
Because of the large body of scientific research associating omega-3 intake with decreased risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association recommends that adults eat fish at least twice a week.
 
For those who are vegetarian, vegan, or simply concerned with the fact that mercury is a ”global pollutant” to which human exposure “primarily results from consumption of estuarine and marine fish,”8 sacha inchi oil is a safe, healthful solution to get your omega-3s without ingesting the toxins found in fish.

Feed Your Skin

Your skin is a reflection of what is going on inside your body. Omega-3 deficiency has been shown to result in “dry skin.”2 With its rich omega-3 content, sacha inchi oil can help hydrate your dry skin from the inside out.
 
If your skin cells are strong and full of moisture with adequate omega-3s, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can decrease. Our sacha inchi oil is best taken internally, and it is even light enough to be applied topically to your skin to maximize its anti-aging properties.
 

 
Use this tasty recipe using Sacha Inchi Oil at home!

Super Omega Bruschetta

We gave one of the most delicious hors d’oeuvres a superfood boost, and we’re never going back. This delightful bruschetta has a burst of Maca Powder and an omega-packed punch of Sacha Inchi Oil! Enjoyed raw, cooked or straight out of the bowl, we promise this superfood delight will be at the top of your snack list.
 
Super Omega Bruschetta
 

 
Protein… Without Supplementation.
Great for a slow release of energy, protein is made up of amino acids that your body uses to build muscle, tissues and enzymes. There are 20 different amino acids, 9 of which can’t be produced by your body and must be obtained through food. These are called the essential amino acids and they are the ones to focus on when choosing the best protein sources for you.
 
Our Sacha Inchi Protein Powder contains 65% high quality protein due to its full and balanced natural content of highly digestible amino acids… including all nine essential amino acids.
 

Sacha Inchi and Sustainability…

Sunfood Sacha Inchi ProteinWhen you and your family enjoy Sunfood Sacha Inchi Protein Powder, you are helping to protect the endangered fertile land in the Amazonian rainforest from being razed for raw materials that are less sustainable. Beyond the environment you are contributing to native peoples’ quality of life which achieves fairly shared revenue – and a healthier world diet. It’s good for you, and the planet!
 

  
 
This is not your average protein shake!
 
Purple Peanut Protein Smoothie

Besides it being the most colorful protein-packed smoothie we’ve ever created, it’s so delicious you’ll think you’re having dessert! With a full serving of protein, this shake is the perfect quick-start for kids and an awesome post-workout shake. Add a little color and a ton of protein into your day!

 

Click here for recipe
Purple Peanut Protein Smoothie

 
 
Sources:
1 – “The preventable causes of death in the United States: comparative risk assessment of dietary, lifestyle, and metabolic risk factors.” Harvard School of Public Health, 2009.
2 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids” University of Maryland Medical Center, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide.
3 – “DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, May 2013.
4 – “Fatty acid analysis of blood plasma of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, other types of dementia, and cognitive impairment.” University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2000.
5 – “Lowered omega3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in serum phospholipids and cholesteryl esters of depressed patients.” Clinical Research Center for Mental Health, Belgium, 1999.
6 – “Major depressive disorder and accelerated cellular aging: results from a large psychiatric cohort study.” VU University Medical Centre, The Netherlands, 2013.
7 – “Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: New Recommendations From the American Heart Association.” Kris-Etherton PM, Harris WS, Appel LJ, 2003.
8 – “Mercury as a global pollutant: sources, pathways, and effects.” Environmental Science & Technology Journal. May 21, 2013.

  
 
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Did You Know MOST “Extra-Virgin” Oils Are Lying about Their Virginity!?

Healthy Oils

Did you know that 73% of the olive oil on your store’s shelves are lying about their virginity?
 
A 2011 study conducted by UC Davis found that “Of the five top-selling imported ‘Extra Virgin’ olive oil brands in the United States, 73% of the samples failed the standards to meet ‘Extra Virgin’ quality due to adulteration with cheaper refined oils and poor quality oil made from damaged and overripe olives.1
 
Sunfood Botija Olive OilWhat does that even mean?
There are four levels of “virgin” oil. The lowest is not safe for human consumption – instead it is used to make soaps or used as a cosmetics base. When an oil is extra virgin, it means that it has reached top-shelf status. It complies with the highest standards of acidity, taste and processing.
 
How do you know which is which?
We can help you out with that. With an unrivaled flavor and aroma, our Extra Virgin Botija Olive Oil is created by cold-pressing raw botija olives, ripened by the sun without any risk of genetic modification or unnecessary processing. These Peruvian olives are grown on a small organic family farm which has never been exposed to pesticides or chemical fertilizers.
 
The unique cold-pressed technique preserves nutrients and enzymes. Many low quality oils say they’re cold-pressed; however, temperatures often reach over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, degrading the delicate nutrient qualities of the oil. These low-grade oils can even contain cheap fillers and GMO oil additives.
 
What makes our olive oil soooo special?
Our “cold” process is exactly how it sounds – cold. Pressing never exceeds 70F and never ever comes into contact with low-grade oils, additives or rancid olives, leaving you with deliciously pure Botija Olive Oil.
 
Packed with heart healthy fats, beautifying oleic acid, and immune-building antioxidants, this incredible oil also contains vital nutrients such as iron and vitamin E.
 
Here’s what our customers are saying…
“I bought five bottles of this without actually trying it, but I’m sad I did not buy more when it was on special. IT’S INCREDIBLE, and so are the olives themselves for that matter. I go through about a bottle this size of olive oil a week and have tried many, and this is currently my favorite.” – Adria 
 
 “I generally don’t use olive oil because it is usually too strong and burns my throat – but this is amazing. It is so smooth and rich. It must be the freshness of it. I’m on my 3rd bottle.” – Cat
 
 

 
We have another option for you!

Say hello to our raw, organic, non-GMO Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
 
Sunfood Coconut OilCoconut Oil is excellent for internal and external use – you can eat it straight, cook with it, or use it on your skin and hair! There are many ways you add it to your diet; you can replace your current cooking oil with coconut oil for a super-healthy boost, add it to smoothies, or use as a replacement for butter in your dessert recipes.
 
Our raw, non-GMO, extra-virgin Coconut Oil is made from certified organic coconuts. The cold-press process leaves all of the important nutrients, vitamins and enzymes in tact and ready to use by the body. There are no added ingredients, so the freshness of this coconut oil gives it the perfect balance of delicious flavor without any excessive aromas or taste overtones.
 
There are three important things to know about Coconut Oil – like olive oil, not all of them are created equally… or honestly.

The Good

Extra Virgin coconut oil is crafted from the delicious fruits of fresh, mature coconuts. The enzymatic qualities are preserved thanks to cold-pressing and low temperature processing of the fruit. There are never chemicals, additives or other funky ingredients added to the oil and it never sees temperatures exceeding 86F.

The Bad

Refined coconut oil is made from dried coconut fruit (at this point, we call it coconut meat) which has undergone heavy processing, filtering and deodorizing – sometimes even bleaching.

The Ugly

Partially hydrogenated coconut oil is when refined coconut oil is processed even further. What can you do with that? Wax your car, maybe?
 
 
Sill not a believer?
 

 
 
 

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1 — Evaluation of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, UC Davis Olive Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, Frankel, E. N.; Mailer, R. J.; Wang, S. C.; Shoemaker, C. F.; Guinard, J.-X.; Flynn, J. D.; Sturzenberger, N. D. (2011)
 
 
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Super Omega Bruschetta

Super Omega Bruschetta

We gave one of the most delicious hors d’oeuvres a superfood boost, and we’re never going back. This delightful bruschetta has a burst of Maca Powder and an omega-packed punch of Sacha Inchi Oil! Enjoyed raw, cooked or straight out of the bowl, we promise this superfood delight will be at the top of your snack list.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs ripe organic Tomatoes (Plum, Cherry or Heirloom work best)
  • 1 tbsp organic Maca Powder
  • 2 cloves organic minced Garlic Cloves
  • 3 tbsp organic Sacha Inchi Oil
  • 8 fresh organic chopped Basil Leaves
  • Handful chopped organic Cilantro
  • Handful chopped organic Parsley
  • 1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground black Peppercorn
  • 1 baguette French Bread or similar Italian Bread (gluten-free)
  • Extra Sacha Inchi Oil

 

Directions:

  • Cut out the stem base of the tomatoes with a pairing knife, cut them into halves and gently squeeze out the seeds.
  • Chop the tomatoes and place them in a medium bowl, combine with Maca Powder and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the garlic, 3 tbsp Sacha Inchi Oil, basil, cilantro, parsley, salt & pepper and allow to combine organically.
  • Cut the baguette into small slices and brush with remaining Sacha Inchi Oil.
  • Place tomato mixture onto bread and enjoy!

 

Additionally:

  • For added flavor, drizzle balsamic vinegar over the bruschetta and top with finely chopped basil leaves.
  • To add a crunch, preheat your oven to 450F and allow the bread to toast for 8 minutes or until crispy before adding bruschetta mixture.
  • For a delicious gluten-free alternative, cut pre-made polenta into ½ inch slices and allow to bake for 10-15 minutes until they start to brown. Add bruschetta and enjoy!
  • Cashew Cheese or fresh Mozzarella taste phenomenal with this recipe. Get creative! 

 

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Purple Peanut Protein Smoothie

Purple Peanut Protein Smoothie

This is not your average protein shake. Besides it being the most colorful protein-packed smoothie we’ve ever created, it’s so delicious you’ll think you’re having dessert! With a full serving of protein, this shake is the perfect quick-start for kids and an awesome post-workout shake. Add a little color and a ton of protein into your day!

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients with ice and enjoy!

 

Additionally:

 

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For a Change of pace, Here is the Top Health News from Our Friends Around the Web

Extra, Extra! It’s time for some Sunfood news… Here are five important stories from of our friends around the web we wanted to share with you. Make sure you stay informed with the most effective ways to protect your immune system! Want to see more like this? Be sure to like us on Facebook!
 
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller

 

 

by Lisa Leake @ EatLocalGrown.com
 
This article focuses on cutting processed foods out of your every day life. Going cold turkey isn’t easy, and few set themselves up for success by doing so. Lisa Leak and our friends over at Eat Local Grown have put together an easy to follow 14 week program allowing you to say goodbye to harmful foods, forever! 

 

Sunfood Superfood Smoothie Mix
Sunfood Vanilla Protein Powder
Sunfood Chocolate Protein Powder
Sunfood Natural Protein Powder

 


 
 
By Dr. Josh  Axe
 
By now, you know that chlorella is an important functional food. If you haven’t already incorporated this nutrient dense superfood into you diet, Dr. Josh will give you 7 reasons why you should. From natural detox to healthy immune function, the doctor breaks it down in easy to understand terms.

 

Sunfood Chlorella Tablets
Sunfood Chlorella Tablets
Sunfood Chlorella Tablets
Sunfood Chlorella Tablets

 


 
 
By Carolanne Wright @Wake Up World
 
Vitamin C… it’s good for so many things! But do you really know what this powerful little vitamin can do for your mind, body and soul? Probably not. Weight control, immunity, longevity, stress relief… is there anything it can’t help with? Find out! 

 

Sunfood Goji Berry Powder
Sunfood Camu Camu Powder
Sunfood Camu Camu Powder

 


 
 
By Ian Crossland @Minds.com
 
As if you need a reason to eat Olives besides the fact that they are delicious… right? Delicious and nutritious is the key. We’re not talking about those little black plastic-like “olives” in a can on your grocery store shelf. This is much bigger, much tastier and much healthier than anything on those shelves! This article will give you 10 reasons to add more olives into your diet. 

 

Sunfood Peruvian Olives
Sunfood Black Botija Olives, Pitted
Sunfood Botija Olives, Herbed & Pitted

 


 
 
By Dr. Joseph Mercola
 
It’s one of the most overlooked minerals, with over 80% of the American population deficient in it. This article written by the very knowledgeable Dr. Mercola addresses the loss of Magnesium in our culture today, how to reinstitute it into our diets and benefit from it. 

 

Sunfood Magnesium Oil

Pssstt… Want to know a $2200 secret? It’s the only thing missing in your kitchen! Find out more here

 

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Fall in Love with These Irresistible Vegan Pumpkin Recipes!

Autumn has found its way into our year once again. As the leaves begin to change and we fall into a stupor of spiced holiday scents, shorter days and chillier mornings there is generally one thing that we can all agree on – it is time for some serious comfort foods.
 
There’s hardly anything better than curling up with a steaming, full bodied bowl of soup in the evening, or indulging in a deliciously creamy spiced smoothie before the morning rush!
 
We have combined some of the season’s most comforting foods and enhanced their quality with our signature superfood ingredients. These vegan friendly recipes are just what you need to kick off the fall season.
 
 

 

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

This rich, full-bodied pumpkin soup is inspired by traditional Thai flavors and infused with fall  aromatics, rich in flavor and smooth in texture. For added heat, use an additional garlic clove and a dash of red pepper flake.
 
Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 diced Yellow Onion
  • 3 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 cups Pumpkin
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • ¼ tsp Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • 4 tbsp chopped Cilantro
 
Cooked Version:

  • Combine Coconut Oil, garlic, onions and pumpkin together over a low simmer
  • Add vegetable stock, coconut milk, bay leaf, thyme and curry. Cook for 10 – 15 min
  • Remove bay leaf and combine with blender/processor 
  • After pureed, return to heat and add nutmeg, Pink Himalayan Salt, pepper until well combined
  • Top with Pumpkin Seeds and cilantro
 
Raw Version:

  • Combine Coconut Oil, coconut milk, garlic, onion, bay leaf and spices together in large bowl, allow to infuse overnight in refrigerator.
  • Remove bay leaf and combine pumpkin into chilled coconut milk and use an immersion blender or mixer to blend until creamy.
  • Gently fold in red curry paste until completely combined.
  • Top with cilantro, Pumpkin Seeds and a dash of nutmeg.
 
Sunfood Coconut Oil
Sunfood Pink Himalayan Salt
Sunfood Pumpkin Seeds

 


 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This smoothie is so rich, creamy and luxurious it makes even the most decadent shake a little bit jealous. It’s like indulging in the season’s first pumpkin pie… but without the guilt. Superfood boosted with Maca Powder and Mesquite and enhanced with the intoxicating aroma of Vanilla Powder, this smoothie is sure to set your day off with a smile.
 
Instead of using canned pumpkin, try making your own pumpkin puree – visit Hell Yeah It’s Vegan! for the recipe.
 
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Ingredients:
 
Directions:

  • Combine coconut milk, pumpkin puree, banana, and Ice in a blender until smooth.
  • Add in spices and extra sweetener on a low speed until just combined.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and enjoy! 
 
Sunfood Mesquite Powder
Sunfood Maca Powder
Sunfood Vanilla Powder
Sunfood Agave Nectar

 


 

Fall Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Sometimes you just need a good, hearty salad. Not one of those store bought ones full of weird ingredients (they don’t even fill you up!) A lunch salad. A dinner salad. A clean, whole meal. This fall salad is exactly that – full of seasonal ingredients, hearty whole vegetables and dressed with an intoxicatingly good pumpkin based vinaigrette. 
 
This recipe has an extra superfood boost, with 5 drops of Ocean’s Alive 2.0 Marine Phytoplankton and ½ tsp of Shilajit
 
Fall Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

 
 
Salad Suggestion:

  • Organic Spinach, Organic Arugula, Organic Purple and Golden Beets, Organic Chopped Brussels Sprouts, Organic Shredded Carrots, Cilantro, Parsley, Dried Cranberries, Dried or Fresh Chopped Figs, Pumpkin Seeds
 
 
Directions:

  • Combine pumpkin puree, apple cider vinegar, Yacon Syrup or Agave Nectar, Dijon mustard, garlic, Kalahari Salt and pepper in a medium size bowl or a glass jar. Whisk well to combine.
  • Add Botija Olive Oil slowly, in a thin stream, whisking continually. (It’s important to add the oil very slowly or the dressing will separate.)
  • Add the fresh thyme and stir well.
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

Sunfood Yacon Syrup
Sunfood Agave Nectar
Sunfood Kalahari Salt, Fine
Sunfood Botija Olive Oil
 
 
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Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Spicy Pumpkin Soup recipe

This rich, full-bodied pumpkin soup is inspired by traditional Thai flavors and infused with fall  aromatics, rich in flavor and smooth in texture. For added heat, use an additional garlic clove and a dash of red pepper flake.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 diced Yellow Onion
  • 3 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 2 cups Pumpkin
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2 cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • ¼ tsp Thyme
  • 2 tbsp Red Curry Paste
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • Pink Himalayan Salt & Pepper
  • 4 tbsp chopped Cilantro
  • 4 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
 
 

Cooked Version:

  • Combine Coconut Oil, garlic, onions and pumpkin together over a low simmer
  • Add vegetable stock, coconut milk, bay leaf, thyme and curry. Cook for 10 – 15 min
  • Remove bay leaf and combine with blender/processor 
  • After pureed, return to heat and add nutmeg, Pink Himalayan Salt, pepper until well combined
  • Top with Pumpkin Seeds and cilantro
 
 

Raw Version:

  • Combine Coconut Oil, coconut milk, garlic, onion, bay leaf and spices together in large bowl, allow to infuse overnight in refrigerator.
  • Remove bay leaf and combine pumpkin into chilled coconut milk and use an immersion blender or mixer to blend until creamy.
  • Gently fold in red curry paste until completely combined.
  • Top with cilantro, Pumpkin Seeds and a dash of nutmeg.

 


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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie recipe

This smoothie is so rich, creamy and luxurious it makes even the most decadent shake a little bit jealous. It’s like indulging in the season’s first pumpkin pie… but without the guilt. Superfood boosted with Maca Powder and Mesquite and enhanced with the intoxicating aroma of Vanilla Powder, this smoothie is sure to set your day off with a smile.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 very Ripe Banana
  • 1 tsp Mesquite
  • 1 tsp Maca
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla
  • Agave or Stevia to taste if extra sweetness desired

Directions:

  • Combine Coconut Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Banana, and Ice in a blender until smooth.
  • Add in spices and extra sweetener on a low speed until just combined.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and enjoy! 

 

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Fall Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette

 Fall Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette recipe

Sometimes you just need a good, hearty salad. Not one of those store bought ones full of weird ingredients (they don’t even fill you up!) A lunch salad. A dinner salad. A clean, whole meal. This fall salad is exactly that – full of seasonal ingredients, hearty whole vegetables and dressed with an intoxicatingly good pumpkin based vinaigrette.

Ingredients:

 

Salad Suggestion:

  • Organic Spinach, Organic Arugula, Organic Purple and Golden Beets, Organic Chopped Brussels Sprouts, Organic Shredded Carrots, Cilantro, Parsley, Dried Cranberries, Dried or Fresh Chopped Figs, Pumpkin Seeds
 

Directions:

  • Combine pumpkin puree, apple cider vinegar, Yacon Syrup or Agave Nectar, Dijon mustard, garlic, Kalahari Salt and pepper in a medium size bowl or a glass jar. Whisk well to combine.
  • Add Botija Olive Oil slowly, in a thin stream, whisking continually. (It’s important to add the oil very slowly or the dressing will separate.)
  • Add the fresh thyme and stir well. 
  • Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

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It’s Kept Our Earth Alive For Millions Of Years

One Superfood to Rule them All

You want energy, health, strength, immunity and vitality… but where do you start? How do you get all of that without changing everything about your normal routine?
 
Up until now, Marine Phytoplankton has been the simple answer. But even the best superfoods can be improved.
 
And that’s exactly what we did. Years of research has resulted in our brand new formula of Marine Phytoplankton called Oceans Alive® 2.0.
 
Our phyto has always been powerful enough to give you an instant energy boost, increase your immunity, strength, stamina and vitality and gentle enough to consume multiple times throughout the day.
 
So what is the secret behind our new formula? It starts with a unique strain of phytoplankton…

 


 
 
The Most Powerful Antioxidant that You’ve Never Heard of:
Superoxide Dismutase
The Pyramid of Antioxidants
We had a breakthrough when developing our new formula of Oceans Alive® 2.0, and included a new strain of phytoplankton. Of the 45,000 strains discovered, this one is very special. It’s loaded with superoxide dismutase (SOD), an enzyme that functions as an incredibly potent antioxidant.
 
You already know how beneficial antioxidants are. What you might not know is just how powerful SOD is. It’s at the very top of the antioxidant pyramid, far superior than even the most potent antioxidants found in most superfoods.
 
This is because SOD works as an internal antioxidant and is created in the human body naturally.
 
Unlike antioxidants found in food which, when ingested seek out free radicals and help protect cells from damaging oxidation, SOD works harmoniously within the body’s own systems.
 
Because the SOD found in our special strain of phytoplankton comes from a living organism, it is almost immediately absorbed  by the body and put to use at its most basic cellular level.

Sunfood Marine Phytoplankton

SOD protects virtually every cell from harmful free radical toxicity and may also act as a powerful anti-inflammatory. The normal aging process sees cells deteriorate and die as we become older. SOD works within those cells to help repair, restore and renew them.
 
It is truly powerful stuff.

 


 
 
Oceans Alive® 2.0 – The Next Generation of Superfoods
With an improved formula including a brand new SOD-filled strain of phyto, you will almost immediately notice dramatic changes all over your body!
 
  • Feel energy surging through your entire body   
  • Sharpen your focus and enhance your mental clarity
  • Increase stamina and strength
  • Acquire a deep sense of contentment
  • Instantly notice feelings of fatigue disappear
  • Experience heightened senses
  • Improve the quality of your immune system
  • Reward yourself with a deeper, more restful sleep
 
What makes the SOD in Oceans Alive® 2.0 truly special is the simple fact that it is derived directly from the ocean’s live organisms. Most SOD supplements are extracted from non-oceanic sources such as cantaloupe melon or created synthetically in a laboratory.
 
Ocean derived SOD is free of artificial ingredients, chemicals or man-made fillers; consisting only of the genetic makeup which has kept our earth alive for millions of years. This pure, unique preservation keeps our bodies and minds in perfect sync with the Earth.

 


 
 
Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea, so Add it to a Cup of Tea!
Oceans Alive® 2.0 won’t win any taste awards, but there are plenty of ways for you to get your daily dose. Try mixing it with your favorite beverage like juice, coconut water or tea, or try adding a squirt to your next smoothie.
 
Some people really enjoy the intense burst of energy from taking Oceans Alive® 2.0 directly under the tongue. We suggest trying it at least once to see how quickly it gives you a buzz of energy – the feeling is incredible!
 
This highly controlled quality process ensures a balanced product, superior to all others! Try it for yourself and discover the amazing benefits of Ocean’s Alive® 2.0 today!
Sunfood Marine Phytoplankton
Sunfood Marine Phytoplankton
 
Advanced Technology, Advanced Formula
 
During the development of our advanced formula of Oceans Alive® 2.0 we found 185 never-before identified nutritional molecules in our phytoplankton – an unbelievably exciting discovery!
 
The phytoplankton are carefully cultured in enclosed proprietary photobioreactors within a highly precise laboratory environment.
 
The cultures are controlled for maximum quality throughout every part of the biotechnology system, resulting in only the purest, most perfect product.

 


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Is It Possible to Improve the World’s Best Superfood?

Is It Possible to Improve the World’s Best Superfood?

There is one superfood superior to all others. One superfood that contains more nutrients and more antioxidants than any other natural source. It’s the oldest, most powerful superfood on the planet.
 
And we just made it even better.
 
Over the past few years of research, development and natural selection, we’ve improved upon one of the best superfoods in the world.
 
The intense dose of minerals and nutrients in this superfood dramatically boosts energy levels and feeds the brain with critical phytochemicals responsible for above-average daily function and wellness.
 
“With every drop you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea.”
– Sylvia Earle

 


 

If you thought it was powerful before, just wait until you try it now.
 
  • Feel energy surging through your entire body within minutes
  • Sharpen your focus and enhance your mental clarity
  • Increase stamina and strength
  • Acquire a deep sense of contentment
  • Instantly notice feelings of fatigue disappear
  • Experience heightened senses
  • Improve the quality of your immune system
  • Reward yourself with a deeper, more restful sleep
     
 
What are we talking about?
 

Sunfood Marine Phytoplankton
 
Version 2.0: All New Formula – Even More Benefits

Over 45,000 strains of phytoplankton exist in the ocean. After careful analysis and years of exploration, we pinpointed the most beneficial strains for our NEW advanced formula of Oceans Alive® , including a strain that perfectly matches the human nutritional profile.
 
This strain is full of essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants, trace minerals, and everything your body needs for optimized, superior performance.

 


 
 
Never Before Seen in Oceans Alive®The Pyramid of Antioxidants
 
Oceans Alive® 2.0 also contains a BRAND NEW strain of phytoplankton that’s loaded with the single most important antioxidant around… SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD).
 
At the top of the antioxidant pyramid, SOD is incredibly potent, bringing amazing antioxidant benefits and helping to prevent harmful oxidative stress and invasive free-radical damage.
 
The SOD in Oceans Alive® 2.0 is naturally found in a certain strain of phytoplankton, never compromised with synthetic additives or chemical production. Just pure, unadulterated SOD.
 

SOD – Antioxidant Benefits

  • Repairs cells and reduces cellular damage caused by free radicals
  • Neutralizes free radicals which may lead to wrinkles and precancerous cells
  • Acts as a natural anti-inflammatory
  • Safeguards your DNA by keeping cellular membranes intact
  • Helps to promote overall immune function and a more responsive nervous system
 
Our breakthrough heirloom blend of phytoplankton in Oceans Alive® 2.0 provides EVEN MORE benefits than before: now with an incredibly potent antioxidant, and a full nutritional profile match for the human body.

 


  
 
Do You Sea What We Sea?
Sunfood Marine PhytoplanktonDid you know that human plasma has a remarkably similar chemical composition to seawater? These mirrored compositions mean that our human bodies need many of the same micro-nutrients and trace elements found in marine phytoplankton, just like sea-life requires them for survival.
 
These microscopic plants that live at the base of the marine food chain support all life in the ocean. This is important for us as well, because gram for gram, marine phytoplankton just might be the most nutrient-dense superfood on the planet, loaded with essential fatty acids, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and trace minerals.
 

Feel the Effects of Oceans Alive® 2.0

  • Feel energy surging through your entire body   
  • Sharpen your focus and enhance your mental clarity
  • Increase stamina and strength
  • Acquire a deep sense of contentment
  • Instantly notice feelings of fatigue disappear
  • Experience heightened senses
  • Improve the quality of your immune system
  • Reward yourself with a deeper, more restful sleep

 


 
 
Your Connection To the Ocean
Phytoplankton are the foundation of the oceanic food chain, feeding animals large and small – including krill, which in turn are fed on by Blue Whales, the largest mammal to ever exist on Earth.
 
This is one of the most remarkable food chains known, with only one step between one of the smallest creatures in the sea, and the largest ever known. The fact that phytoplankton are able to nourish a 100 foot-long, 170 ton mammal is astounding – it just goes to show the power of the nutrients available in this microalgae.
 

According to Dr. Hugo Rodier, MD…

“There are very few products that provide all, or even most, of the raw materials to make new cells and sustain the existing ones. The problem is that we need all of them at the same time for things to work.

One of those rare products that contains almost everything you need for life (and the rebuilding of cells) is marine phytoplankton. It contains all nine amino acids that the body cannot make. The essential fatty acids are also present (Omega-3 and Omega-6). Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D and major and trace minerals are all present in phytoplankton.”


 
 
How to Use
While our Oceans Alive® 2.0 is truly an amazing superfood experience, the taste leaves something to be desired. We suggest adding it to your favorite smoothie, coconut water or juice to get your dose.
 
Check out this easy and delicious Super Green Marine Phytoplankton Dressing
 
Super Green Marine Phytoplankton Dressing
 

Are you ready to try the NEW and IMPROVED formula of the most powerful superfood in the world?

 

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#1 Way to Clear Acne, Wrinkles, and Dry Skin

Sneaky Toxins in Your Skin Lotion
Did you know that anything you put on your skin can be absorbed into your tissues and your blood stream?
 
In 2010, Swiss researchers found that 85% of human breast milk samples contained dangerous chemicals commonly found in commercial cosmetics and sunscreens—including UV filters, PCBs, synthetic fragrances and pesticides.1
 
Since none of these women were eating their makeup or sunblock, there’s only one way the compounds got into their bodies: through their skin.
 

 
Pure, Raw Beauty
Sunfood Shea ButterOne of our philosophies here at Sunfood is to not put anything on our skin that we wouldn’t want in our bodies. That’s why one of our favorite skin care products is our raw, unrefined Shea Butter — it’s so pure, you can eat it!

 
This oil/butter is extracted from the seed of the African karite tree that grows wild on the savannahs of West and Central Africa. Produced by a women’s cooperative in Ghana to help bring economic stability to the villages, it’s cold-processed and unfiltered so that it retains all of its inherent beneficial properties to beautify and protect your skin.
 


 

Check out what our shea butter has been doing for people!

Acne
After struggling with acne and sensitive skin through my teenage years and into my 20s, 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
 
Wrinkles
The best product for skin! I use this everyday on my face, either alone, with aloe vera or in combination with cacao butter. Over the past 6 months of using this Shea Butter, I have noticed that my skin has improved hydration. The few fine lines and wrinkles that I do have around my eyes and neck have faded quite a bit. I love the fact that when I apply a small amount on my face, it keeps that hydrated feeling for hours and makes your skin baby soft. Thank you for this great product!”
Marissa
 
Cracked Hands
“I’ve tried just about every fancy, mostly natural hand cream from the Body Shop to L’Occitaine to Whole Foods. For my newly painfully cracked and dry hands, though, everything suddenly stopped being effective, including drinking close to a gallon of water a day. From the moment I rubbed this shea butter into my hands to a whole day later, and even after several hand washings, my hands remained soothed and smooth, and the cracks disappeared. I have used it for several days now, and my skin is incredibly soft, like it was when I was a kid. Unrefined shea butter, I have found, has a naturally smoky scent that’s similar to that of kalamata olives (I did nibble a bit of it, as it is also a food, but I think I will stick to using it for skincare). This is scent is very natural and pleasant, and disappears completely once it is absorbed into the skin. I have never found anything as completely effective as this butter for dry and irritated skin. It truly is a blessing and a miracle.”
Elizabeth
 
Hair
“I love…love…love!! I plan to use it on my body but my main focus is my daughter’s hair and eczema.”
Modern Day Hippie
 
Dry, Irritated Skin
I find this product excellent for my skin. I have sensitive skin which tends to become dry and irritated easily. When I put this shea butter on my face, it calms the skin and feels very soft and silky. I also use it before I go outside in the winter and it protects it from the elements….A wonderful product which I will continue to use….It also lasts a long time!”
Catherine
 
Diaper Rash & More
My entire family loves this shea butter. We all slather it on after the shower and on our hands and face before bed. I’ve seen terrible diaper rash disappear in hours after applying this shea butter. I saw the healing benefits of this product after seeing what it has done for all of our skin after six months of daily use. Our skin looks more hydrated, radiant and youthful! Just amazing!! I even keep a little shea butter in a tin in my purse and travel with it.”
Desert Rat
 

 
So Good You Can Eat It!

Sunfood Shea ButterThe indigenous peoples of Central Africa and the Japanese have long used Shea Butter for food—it is a perfect replacement for dairy butter—and body care. Massage raw, unrefined shea butter onto your body, face, lips, hair, scalp, hands, nails and feet to soothe, moisturize, condition and protect. Or, try making your own Bodacious Body Butter!
 
Bodacious Body Butter
You know you are getting a pure product if you can eat it! Why put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put into your body?”
– Becky P.
 
 
Sources:
1 – “Endocrine Disruptors: Relevance to Humans, Animals and Ecosystems.” Schlumpf, Margret, Swiss National Research Programme, 2010.
 
 
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Winter is Coming… Are You Prepared?

Top Notch Superfoods that will Boost Immunity

Our bodies have an amazing mechanism to defend against sickness, and it’s called the immune system. The immune system is a collection of biological responses that defend us from threats against the body. Its job is to identify and deal with any sort of foreign invader, such as the viruses that cause colds and the flu.
 
When our immune system is suppressed, infection can occur. But if you have a healthy and high-functioning immune system, you are far less likely to have viruses take hold inside your body. In other words, you are less likely to get sick.

 
Whole (Powerful) Foods

We believe in empowering your body with vitamins and minerals from real food, not with pills that were made in a processing plant. There is harmony in the way nature creates food; a balanced blend of phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, fatty-acids, protein, and fiber packed into a tasty, beautiful little package.
 
Why eat a chalky multi-vitamin or a sugar-filled gummy-vitamin when Mother Nature has created an abundance of immune boosting foods and herbs, with all sorts of delicious flavors and textures? That’s what we’re all about – now let’s talk about our favorite immune-boosting superfoods!

 
 


Sunfood Camu Camu Powder
Camu Camu Powder

It’s a well known fact that vitamin C is an effective defense against colds and the flu.1 Most of us go to the medicine cabinet for flu and cold prevention… but we want you to drop that artificial supplement!
 
What if we told you that there’s an organic whole food capable of nourishing your body with over 30 times more vitamin C than oranges?
 
Meet the camu camu berry, an amazing superfruit that is said to be one of the highest sources vitamin C in the world. One study observed that camu camu naturally acts as an anti-inflammatory, which is potentially useful “as a functional food for prevention of immune-related diseases.”2
 
Our raw, organic, non-GMO Camu Camu Powder is hand-picked in the South American rainforest and processed with no additives or fillers. It is incredibly potent; a little goes a long way! Just 1 tsp gives you 240% of the RDA of vitamin C!
 

See what our customers are saying

Amazing for General Health!

“I love, love, LOVE!! Camu camu. It has great sweet rich taste and it helps my immune system and it give me energy. Its great if you’re feeling under the weather, just put a tsp in your morning smoothie and you’re feeling awesome again. Works for me!” – Veronika
 

Working With Kids

“I work in a pediatric office, where kids just sneeze and wipe their hands wherever. Someone is always sick in our staff. Since using this Camu Camu powder I have yet to experience any type of cold/flu symptoms. There is no way I would stop taking this. Plus the amount of Vit C is easier to take, then eat that much in food. thanks! love it.” – Sophia
Sunfood Camu Camu Powder
Sunfood Camu Camu Powder

 


Sunfood Magnesium Oil

Magnesium Oil

Magnesium plays an integral role “in more than 300 chemical reactions that keep the body working properly,” including “the proper growth and maintenance of bones…nerves, muscles, and many other parts of the body.”3 That’s a lot of functions!
 
According to a recent study, “magnesium deficiency can weaken the immune system and make the body more susceptible to infections.”4 Magnesium deficiency impairs immune functions, causing an inflammatory response in the body – which if untreated may increase the risk of cancer, diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
 
Our Magnesium Oil is a convenient way to get magnesium straight into your bloodstream through your skin. The making of this supplement involves a groundbreaking process which infuses magnesium minerals into purified water up to its saturation point which is required for optimal absorption and maximum cellular retention. This is what gives our Magnesium Oil the ability to penetrate quickly and deeply.

See what our customers are saying

Back Pain

“After suffering a nagging back injury, within just a couple applications the mg oil eliminated the pain and inflammation and allowed my back to heal rapildy after many months of pain. Incredible!!!!!!” – Gana
 
Removes Sun Blotches
“I have spent years in the sun and my face used to show it…until I found this product. The magnesium oil together with silica gel has really removed the sun blotches on my face. I love this product!” – Nanz
 
Sleep Sweeter With Magnesium
“A lot of people don’t realize that their poor quality of sleep could be because of a magnesium deficiency. In addition to magnesium pills, i spray on Sunfood’s Pure and Potent Magnesium Oil — especially before bed. I rub it into my arms, legs and feet just before lights out for extra deep sleep.” – Connie
Sunfood Magnesium Oil

 


 

Sunfood Goji Berry Powder
Goji Berry Powder

You’ve probably snacked on our 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, plus some MAJOR antioxidant power!
 
In one study, Goji Berry Powder was found to significantly increase energy levels, athletic performance, quality of sleep, ability to focus, mental acuity, calmness, and overall health.5 Another study revealed that this tangy mineral packed powder “might prevent or reduce free radical related conditions.”6 
Sunfood Goji Berry Powder

 


 

Spanish Bee Pollen

Pollen are tiny, dust-sized granules 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, and is deposited into a collection vessel. 
 
As a low volume and high intensity superfood, Bee Pollen is a nutrient dense powerhouse containing 20% complete protein, amino acids, vitamins A, B, & C, as well as essential minerals, including iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and calcium.
 
Bee Pollen’s intense make-up of proteins, vitamins and minerals are widely documented for their antioxidant activity.
 
The National Institute of Health states that these antioxidant molecules “have been studied for their capacity to prevent radiation toxicity both with regard to reduction of radiation-related cytotoxicity and for reduction of indirect radiation effects including long-term oxidative damage.7
 
Meaning, they have the ability to strengthen immunity, counteract the effects of radiation and chemical toxins, and generate optimal health and vitality.

  See what our customers are saying

Allergy Killer!

“This is my go to for when I am feeling sneezy when Spring hits. I add a tablespoon to my daily smoothie and BAM! allergies are gone.” – Stephanie
 
Love it!
“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
 
Great for Allergies
“Great product. Much better than eating a spoonful of honey and it really helps my allergies.” – Oman
Sunfood Spanish Bee Pollen

 

With the help of these whole, powerful superfoods, you are sure to be one step ahead of the cold and flu season this year! 

 
1: “The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections.” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Oct 1999.
2: Anti-inflammatory effects of seeds of the tropical fruit camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia).” Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan, 2011.
3: “Magnesium’s Role on the Human Immune System,” National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Medline Plus, 2013.

4: “Magnesium Deficiency Effects” Biochemistry Laboratory, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
5: “A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical study of the general effects of a standardized Lycium barbarum 
6: “Lycium barbarum (goji) juice improves in vivo antioxidant biomarkers in serum of healthy adults.” Nutrition Research Journal, January 2009.
7: “Antioxidants reduce consequences of radiation exposure.” Adv Exp Med Biol Manuscript PMC Dec 30, 2010, National Institute of Health
 
 
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Your Skin is Eating Chemicals and You Don’t Know It

Heads Up! We’re Back In Stock!

Our new personal care products were such a hit, they flew off the shelves overnight! We’ve been busy getting these amazing bath products back in stock for you, but get them while you can – we’re likely to sell out fast!
 
Have you heard?

Sunfood Body Care ProductsOur new vegan, gluten-free, and Non-GMO Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash are all made of a unique blend of 100% plant-based ingredients and essential botanicals. Naturally cleansing and nourishing, they will make your hair and skin feel rejuvenated and smell fresh!
 
Here’s the best part… they’re 100% free of chemicals. No toxins, synthetic fragrances, parabens, petroleum, preservatives, propylene glycol, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) or SLES (sodium lauryl ether sulfate).
 

 
Can You Handle The Truth?
Take a peek at what your favorite body care products are made from —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 [the] 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.
 
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.”
 
 

 
 
So What Makes Ours Different From The Rest?

We disclose all ingredients, and they are all truly natural! Beyond being 100% plant-based and free of toxic chemicals, our new Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash are supercharged with powerful fruit enzymes and positive microorganisms to achieve gentle, effective cleansing, as well as to preserve the body’s natural oils and stimulate circulation. Plus they’re sustainably sourced and pH balanced to work harmoniously with your body and the Earth. 
 
The result? Lustrous, buoyant hair, and fresh, rejuvenated skin that feels and smells amazing.
Ditch the chemicals and treat your hair and skin to natural, plant-based cleansing with our brand new Natural Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash!
 
Sunfood Natural Shampoo
Sunfood Natural Conditioner
Sunfood Natural Body Wash
Sunfood Natural Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash
Want to buy
all 3?

Sunfood Natural Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash

 

Sources:
1 – “Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.” Journal of the American College of Toxicology, Vol. 2 Number 7, 1983.
2 – “1,4-Dioxane (1,4-Diethyleneoxide, Hazard Summary-Created in April 1992; Revised in January 2000.” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
3 – Material Safety Data Sheet, Propylene Glycol, sciencelab.com
4 – “Code of Federal Regulations: Title 40: Protection of Environment.” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Vol. 27, Section 261.31 – Hazardous wastes from non-specific sources, July 1, 2012.
5 – “Benzene Hazard Summary-Created in April 1992; Revised in January 2000, January 2012.” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

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We’re Coo-Coo for Coconut Wraps!

Coconut Wraps are back in stock!!!

Sunfood Coconut Wraps

You know them, you love them, and they’re back! Click here to shop
 
Our Coconut Wraps are a great replacement for bread and tortillas. Low carb, gluten-free, and made from organic coconuts, they are perfect for everything from wraps and sandwiches to sushi and crepes.
 
  • Raw, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-free.
  • Low carb (only 6g per wrap)
  • Made from Coconut Meat, Coconut Water, and Unrefined Coconut Oil derived from Organic Coconuts
  • No preservatives, additives, or any other ingredients
 
Inspired by the variety of ways to use them, below are some of our favorite recipes that use Coconut Wraps creatively! 

Psst… Did you check our our Asian inspired wraps?  
 


 

Get Creative With Your Coconut Wraps!  
Ultimate Veggie Wrap
Packed with loads of antioxidant rich vegetables, this wrap is a great lunchtime idea! Savory, crunchy and deliciously fresh, this is sure to become a favorite!
 

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Ultimate Veggie Wrap

 
Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Chopped Organic Kale
  • ¼ cup Chopped Organic Cabbage
  • ¼ cup Chopped Organic Lettuce
  • 1 Handful finely chopped Organic Cucumber
  • 1 Sm finely sliced Organic Avocado
  • 1 Sm handful diced Organic Sweet Onions
  • 1 Sm handful diced Organic Heirloom Tomatoes
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
 
Directions:
  • In a medium bowl, combine kale, cabbage, lettuce, onions and tomatoes. 
  • Drizzle Botija Olive Oil over combination and sprinkle with salt & pepper.  
  • In a Coconut Wrap, lay avocado and cucumbers throughout the middle.
  • Add vegetable mixture over a few dollops of Garlicky Pumpkin Seed Pesto, fold in each end and roll up, and Enjoy!
     
 


  

Garlicky Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This delicious, versatile pesto sauce has a mild nutty flavor with a burst of fresh basil and spicy garlic. Aromatic and zesty, this sauce can be used on anything from sandwiches and pasta to wraps or salads!
 
Garlicky Pumpkin Seed Pesto
 
 
Ingredients:
 
Directions:
  • Blend all ingredients together in mixer/blender or food processor. 
  • Place into bowl and add 2 tbsp of Botija Olive Oil over top and allow to refrigerate overnight for best results.
 

 

South of the Border “Taco” Bowl
Inspired by the unique flavors of Mexican cuisine, this South of the Border Taco Bowl uses a Coconut Wrap as the base with protein-rich ingredients piled on top!
South of the Border "Taco" Bowl
 
 
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup Organic Corn
  • ½ cup Organic Black Beans
  • ¼ cup chopped Organic Cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped Organic Onion
  • 1 tbsp minced Organic Garlic
  • 2 tbsp diced Organic Tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped Organic Lettuce
  • 2 tbsp Organic Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Organic Serrano Chili
  • ¼ cup fresh or re-hydrated Organic Mango
  • 2 tbsp chopped Organic Scallion (garnish)
 
Directions:
  • In a medium bowl, add all ingredients together except scallions and allow to marinate for 5-10 minutes.
  • Place coconut wrap in large bowl (warmed if desired) and fill with ingredients.   
  • Add diced avocado and Crema Verde Dressing over the top. Enjoy!

 
 
Crema Verde Dressing
Inspired by Latin flavors, this crema verde dressing uses fresh cilantro, ripe avocados and creamy coconut milk to add a fresh element to any plate.
 
Crema Verde Dressing
 
Ingredients:
  • ½ Organic Avocado
  • ¼ cup Organic Cilantro
  • ½ cup Organic Coconut Milk
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
 
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender/mixer until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Refrigerate for maximum freshness!
       
 


 
 
Make lunchtime fun and simple with our delicious Coconut Wraps!
 
Sunfood Coconut Wraps

 

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