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Tea-Licious Herbal Blend

Tea-Licious Herbal Blend

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

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

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Know Your Superfoods: Lucuma 101

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

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


Lucuma for Beginners

What is it?

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

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

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
And from our Superhero Jennifer: Lucuma Horchata Smoothie
 

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

 
Explore the endless possibilities of this amazing, exotic fruit!

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

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

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

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

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

Roll Into Summer with Two Delicious Asian-Inspired Wraps!

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

Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

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

Click here for recipe

Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

Roll Into This!

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

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Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

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

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


 

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

Toco-Tropical Fruit Smoothie

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

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

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

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Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

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

Directions for Namae Nashi Roll:

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

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

Directions for Oishi Dipping Sauce

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

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

Namae Nashi Roll with Oishi Dipping Sauce

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Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

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

Directions for Thai Veggie Spring Roll:

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

Directions for Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce:

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

 

Thai Veggie Spring Roll with Sweet & Spicy Peanut Sauce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Strengthening your skin from the inside out!

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

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

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Healthy Summertime BBQ Recipes!

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

 
Get Your Drink On With Superberry Lemonade!

Superberry Lemonade

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

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

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

Portobello Burger

Portobello Burger

Serves 4

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

 

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

Double-Double Pistachio Burger

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

I’ll Take Some Superfoods On The Side!

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

 
Tropical Slaw-Style Salad

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

 
Cucumber & Herb “Salsa”

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

 

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

Dessert Please!

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

 
Red, White & Blue Custard Bowls!

Red, White & Blue Custard Bowl

Serves 6

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

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

 

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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Red, White & Blue Custard Bowl

Red, White & Blue Custard Bowl

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

Serves 6

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

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

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Cucumber & Herb “Salsa”

Cucumber & Herb "Salsa"

This “salsa” will knock your socks off! Fresh herbs and a homemade vinaigrette make this a one-of-a-kind side dish that tastes as delicious as it smells!

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

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

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Tropical Slaw-Style Salad

Tropical Slaw-Style Salad

Want to make your own amazing cole-slaw style side, but with a superfood boost? Try this incredible recipe for a zesty, fresh, nutritious twist that will have your taste buds singing!

2 Cups Organic Red Cabbage (Shredded)
1 Cup Organic Carrots (Shredded)
2 Cups Organic Brussel Sprouts (Chopped)
¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Chia Seeds
¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Hemp Seeds
2 Organic Green Onions (Chopped)
1 Cup (Plus ¼ Cup) Organic Pineapple (Diced)
2 tsp Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
¼ Cup Organic Coconut Milk
2 tbsp Sunfood Organic Maca Powder
2 Tsp Sunfood Pink Himalayan Salt
2 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Tbsp Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar (Coconut Palm Nectar/Sugar works well too!)
1 Clove Organic Garlic

Combine cabbage, carrots, brussel sprouts, chia & hemp in a large bowl, set aside. In a blender, combine 1 cup of pineapple, coconut milk, maca powder, salt & pepper, vinegar, agave and garlic. Blend until smooth. Pour combination over vegetables and add additional diced pineapple. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is best!) before serving. 

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Portobello Burger

Portobello Mushroom Burger

A delicious, vegetarian alternative to burgers for your summer barbeque!

Serves 4

In a bowl, combine tamari, agave, vinegar and salt. Mince the washed mushrooms and fold into the mixture. Set into refrigerator for 1-2 hours. In a food processor, grind pumpkin seeds until smooth. Combine mushroom mixture into pumpkin seeds and process until very smooth (little to no texture). If overly pasty, add teaspoons of water until smooth. With a wooden spoon, fold carrot, celery, garlic, onion and herbs into the mixture. Shape into patties and dehydrate or bake.

Dehydrator: Set temperature to 115 for 2 hours. Check to see if browned, then flip for remaining 2 hours. If desired consistency is not reached, continue to dehydrate/flip.

Oven: Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20minutes, flip and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes. Serve over greens, on a bun or chop up into salad!

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Superberry Lemonade

Superberry Lemonade

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

32 oz. Pure Water
5 Organic Meyer Lemons, Juiced (Plus 1 sliced for garnish!)
1 oz. Sunfood Organic Agave Nectar (Or Coconut Palm Nectar)
4 Organic Strawberries, Sliced
¼ Cup Organic Blueberries
¼ Cup Organic Raspberries
¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Goji Berries
¼ Cup Sunfood Organic Mulberries 

Combine sweetener of your choice with water and lemon juice, add fresh fruit and refrigerate overnight – serve over ice and enjoy! Don’t know what to do with the leftover fruit? Combine the sliced fruit with Coconut Water, pour into popsicle molds & freeze for the kids!

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You Asked for It, You Got It! Brand New Protein Powders from Sunfood

Sunfood Protein Powders

 
Have you ever used protein powder?
Then you know there isn’t a huge selection of organic, vegan, and raw protein powders that ALSO taste AMAZING and don’t have artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. We wanted to change that.

 
Six months ago we set out to find the most DELICIOUS, highest quality, raw, organic, vegan protein powder in the world. What we found will AMAZE you…
 
Are you ready for a protein powder that is:

  • Organic
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Additive-Free (no preservatives or artificial flavors/colors)
  • Blended Easily
  • Digested Easily (doesn’t sit heavy in your stomach)
  • and most importantly…. DELICIOUS!
Sunfood Natural Protein
 
Introducing our brand new Natural Protein Powder! This incredible protein powder is made from ultra-high quality sprouted whole grain brown rice. Most OTHER rice protein powders use a lower quality rice because its CHEAPER. We wanted to provide a BETTER product, for a BETTER price (we give you 2.5lbs for around the same price as our competitors give you 2.2lbs – that’s almost 15% more!)
 
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We know you always expect the best, so our Natural Protein Powder is raw, organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free. It’s also vegan (dairy-free), soy-free and kosher. And we wouldn’t even think of putting any chemicals, fillers, thickeners, binders, solvents preservatives, or artificial flavors or colors in our protein. For info on our rice protein and heavy metals click here.
 


 
Protein Powerhouse
One 28g serving of our Natural Protein Powder contains a whopping 22g protein! It has a complete amino acid profile, including all nine essential amino acids. This makes it ideal for building lean muscle, burning fat, and boosting athletic performance. High in iron, it also has calcium that may assist in supporting strong bones, as well as vitamin C which may act as an antioxidant to contribute to a healthy immune function.
 
Silky Smooth
As if all that weren’t enough, the taste and texture really help set this protein apart from the rest. Smooth and silky, it blends easily and even has a natural sweetness without any additives. This delicious protein is derived from all layers of the rice grain and sprouted for easy digestion, with a light texture that won’t feel heavy in your stomach. If you’re used to feeling like you have a brick in your stomach after a protein shake, you will LOVE this powder!
 
Fueled Up Flavors
Natural
Contains a single ingredient: Utra-high quality, raw, organic, sprouted whole grain brown rice protein — pure and simple. It’s got 22g of protein per serving, along with fiber, iron, calcium and vitamin C, with only 107 calories, and no sodium or cholesterol.
Sunfood Natural Protein Powder

 
Vanilla
We simply added two of our superfood ingredients the brown rice protein:  raw Lucuma and Vanilla Powder — natural, whole foods that infuse a delicious vanilla flavor. One serving has 18g of protein, as well as fiber, iron, calcium, potassium and vitamin C, with only 106 calories and no sodium or cholesterol.

 
Chocolate
Once again, we simply added two of our own superfoods: organic Coconut Palm Sugar and organic Cacao Powder. This makes for a chocolaty twist that is still pure, organic and super! What you get is 17g protein per serving, as well as fiber, iron, calcium, potassium and vitamin C, with only 112 calories, and no sodium or cholesterol.

 
Tastiest Ways to Use Sunfood Protein Powder
Mix one scoop with 4oz – 10oz pure water (depending on your consistency preference), or try using almond milk or coconut water and blending in some fresh or frozen fruit. Consume 30 – 45 minutes before exercising, immediately after exercising, or any time you need an extra energy boost!
 
When we set out to develop our own protein powders, we wanted to make sure it would meet the highest standards:
  • Raw
  • Organic
  • Vegan (dairy-free)
  • Soy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • No additives fillers, preservatives, thickeners, binders, solvents, artificial flavors or colors
  • Super smooth
  • Blends easily
  • Digests well
  • and most importantly…. DELICIOUS!

 
Even if you’ve had other rice protein powders, you haven’t experienced ULTRA-HIGH quality that is naturally delicious, smooth and easily digested. You will LOVE our new protein powders!

Order today and get FREE shipping!

Sunfood Natural Protein Powder

 

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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Tri-Color Pasta with Spiced Tomato Sauce & Herbed Macadamia Nut Cheese

Tri Color Pasta

This succulent dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Fresh veggie pasta and savory tomato sauce pack a ton of flavor into every nutritious bite. Macadamia Cashew Nut “Cheese” adds a delicious accent to this meal. This should make 4-6 normal sized portions.

Pasta Ingredients:

  • 4 Medium Organic Carrots
  • 2 Medium Organic Parsnips
  • 2 Small Organic Zucchinis
  • ½ TBSP Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Handful Large Basil Leaves
  • *Herb Blend (To Taste)
  • 1 Cup Heirloom Tomatoes 

 

Spiced Tomato Herb-Sauce Ingredients:

 

Click here for Macadamia Cashew Nut “Cheese” Recipe

 

Directions:

  1. 1. Peel Carrots, Parsnips and Zucchini with spiral slicer, vegetable peeler or mandolin.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine vegetable pasta with salt and mix well by hand. Leave to stand (10 min to extract water from vegetables)
  3. 3. In a blender, combine all ingredients for Tomato Sauce, for a chunkier sauce, add large pieces of tomato last and blend on slow speed. For extra seasoning, add herbs and/or salt.
  4. 4. Combine tomato sauce and vegetables in bowl and mix gently.
  5. 5. Add cheese to pasta and serve chilled.

We hope you enjoy this amazingly fresh and zesty recipe!

 

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These 4 Seeds Will Change Everything You Know About Health

These 4 Seeds Will Change Everything You Know About Health

 
Luscious Hair via Chia
Chia SeedsBy now you’ve heard that Chia Seed Powder is an amazing addition to your diet for optimal health, but did you know that Chia is also critical for hair loss prevention and hair growth? Say goodbye to harsh chemical solutions or preservative heavy creams, and say hello to Chia Seed Powder!

Protein and omega-3 fatty acids are just two of the many nutrients that will take your hair growth to the next level! A recent study suggests that “protein kinase A (PKA) may play a part in regulating the activity of human hair follicles.1 Omega-3 fatty acids play a major part in your hair care as well. According to a study by the University of Maryland Medical Center, “a lack of omega-3 fatty acids in diets is a common cause for nutritional deficiency related hair loss.2

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Goodnight, Pumpkin.

Pumpkin SeedsWhy wait until Thanksgiving to get your dose of Tryptophan? The fall holidays are generally that time of year where we eat too much, laugh too much… and sleep too much! But why? It’s a well known fact that the amino acid Tryptophan in turkey is a natural sleep enhancer, but do you know what plant-based festive food can also help you have a delightful snooze? How about delicious Pumpkin Seeds!

This surprising super seed contains a significant amount of the amino acid Tryptophan, which is converted by the body into serotonin, which converts into melatonin – AKA The Sleep Hormone. Pumpkin Seeds are one of the richest natural sources of Tryptophan, and whether enjoyed deliciously raw, roasted or in a dreamy pie, will greatly contribute to a healthier, deeper sleep!

You don’t need to wait for the fall to enjoy these little treasures; eating pumpkin seeds a few hours before bed, along with a carbohydrate like a small piece of fruit, “may be especially beneficial for providing your body the Tryptophan needed for your melatonin and serotonin production to help promote a restful night’s sleep3!” Loaded with potassium, heart healthy fiber, iron, B vitamins, magnesium and phosphorus, our Pumpkin Seeds are surely one of the most nutrient-packed seeds out there!

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Treasure Your Memories – With Hemp

Hemp SeedsHave 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 – Hemp Seeds!

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 memory4” 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 another5,” affecting how memories are formed and how we learn.

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What The Flax?

Flax SeedIt’s no secret that Flax Seeds are chock full of fiber, which promotes healthy immune function and normal heart health. But fiber goes beyond that – in fact, it goes skin deep. “Fiber has the potential to grab onto yeast and fungus and move them through your body, preventing them from being excreted through the skin, where they could eventually trigger acne, rashes and other skin problems6.” That’s not all Flax Seeds can do for you! Along with clear, radiant skin and a healthy immune system, these amazing seeds also offer effective weight management! The insoluble fiber in Flax Seeds “increases the feeling of fullness7,” and promotes healthy digestion by speeding up the passage of food and waste.

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Don’t look back! Get moving on your path to a healthier, happier lifestyle with these four unbelievable super seeds!
Sunfood Chia Seed Powder
Sunfood Pumpkin Seeds
Sunfood Hemp Seeds
Sunfood Flax Seed


Sources:
1) ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS AND THE SKIN. Prottey, C. British Journal of Dermatology 2006
2) Fontani G, Corradeschi F, Felici A, et al. Cognitive and physiological effects of Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in healthy subjects. Eur J Clin Invest. 2005
3) Effect of Pumpkin Seed on Level of Free Radicals, Fahim AT, Agha-AM,  Pharmacol Res. 1995
4) Slutsky I, Enhancement of learning and memory by elevating brain magnesium. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2010
5) Zinc’s Role in the Brain,  Xiao-an Zhang; UTSC, Department of Chemistry Health & Medicine 2011
6) The Detoxifying Role of Fiber, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D; The Fast Track Detox; 2012
7) Effect of dietary fiber on constipation: A meta analysis, Jing Yang, Hai-Peng Wang, Li Zhou, Nutr Rev. 2009 

 

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

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Unlock the Secrets of Powerful Herbal Teas

Sunfood President Avoids Medical Treatment with One Superherb

Sunfood Chanca Piedra TeaFor those of you that have ever had a kidney stone, we don’t have to tell you that it’s not fun. Our president here at Sunfood came down with one and decided to try a natural approach with our Chanca Piedra tea. Check out his story below to see if this Amazonian superherb really works…
 
“This was my third kidney stone and it was about 2mm to 3mm in size. I was experiencing some bleeding and the stone was identified in a kidney x-ray. This was before it started moving down the small tube to the bladder—this is what hurts.

 “Instead of going straight for the ultrasound treatment as I’d done in the past, I started drinking Chanca Piedra tea every day for about a month and a half. During that time, I did experience some discomfort as the stone moved its way down the tube. My second and third x-rays did not show the stone at all. I could feel that the stone was moving slowly down the tube as the discomfort and sometimes the pain changed position as the stone moved through. 

 
“After about a month and a half, the stone did show up on the fourth x-ray—this time it was in my bladder, as I suspected. According to the doctor, it was down to about 1mm in size. I passed it shortly thereafter. I believe the tea was responsible for slowly shrinking the size of my stone and allowing me to pass it without the expense of an ultrasound treatment. It was not fast acting, as is the case with most natural treatments, but it did work. It’s been several months and I’ve had no problems since. For someone that gets stones regularly, I would recommend chanca piedra, as it can help the stones pass and prevent the calcification buildup that causes them in the first place.” 
 
 
The Secret of Chanca Piedra
Sunfood Chanca Piedra TeaChanca Piedra is an Amazonian superherb whose name translates to “stone breaker” in Quechua and Spanish, due to its traditional use breaking up calcium deposits in the body. Scientific studies have confirmed that it “has been shown to interfere with many stages of stone formation,” leading researchers to suggest that it has “a preventive effect in stone formation or elimination.”1
 
The benefits of Chanca Piedra are not limited to the kidneys; studies have also found that it has “hepatoprotective activity,” meaning that is has the ability to prevent damage to the liver.2

Chanca Piedra has an earthy, herbal taste. You can steep 1 tsp in 8oz hot water for at least 10 minutes, or try this Chanca-Berry Vanilla Tea!
 Chanca-Berry Vanilla Tea

Chanca Piedra, like all of our herbal teas, is wild-crafted, certified non-GMO, and the highest quality available in South America. When you purchase our teas, you are supporting indigenous peoples and helping to protect untouched land from cattle farming and industrial agriculture.
 


 
Traditional Wisdom Revealed…
Check out our four other herbal teas and how they’re helping people. What can they do for you?
 
A Tree Like No Other
Sunfood Pau d'Arco TeaLong ago, indigenous people in the Amazon noticed a peculiar tree that was highly resistant to decay. Even dead trees in the moist jungle did not seem to have any fungal growth. The people began using the inner bark of this majestic, flowering Amazonian tree to treat fungal conditions. That tree is Pau d’Arco.
 
“Pau d’Arco is helping to clear up a persistent foot fungus, as well as getting my itchy scalp under control. Also it’s easing my allergy symptoms.” Jerry
 
Research has confirmed what the indigenous people have known for centuries. Studies have shown that Pau d’Arco has “modest antifungal and antibacterial activity”.3 One study compared 14 South American plants in terms of antifungal potential and concluded that Pau d’Arco was in the top three for the “highest activity” against 11 strains of fungi and yeast.4 
 
Pau d’Arco has a mildly sweet, earthy flavor. We recommend steeping 1 teaspoon pau d’arco in 8oz hot water for at least 10 minutes, or try this Superherb “Chi” Tonic!
 
Do You Need Pain Relief?
Sunfood Chuchuhuasi TeaThe bark of a giant Amazonian canopy tree known as Chuchuhuasi (pronounced CHOO-CHOO-WA-SEE) may be just what you need. Indigenous people have used it for centuries and researchers have confirmed the “efficacy of this herb, such as anti-inflammatory analgesia [pain relief]” as well as “antirheumatic [relieving rheumatism].”6
 
“I used to take pharmaceutical muscle relaxers to alleviate tension and stressed muscles, but the medication often led to other discomforts. I started using chuchuhausi for sore muscles and inflammation and it ended up doing so much more for me! It reduced my lower back pain dramatically, reduced edema, and increased libido too!”Jeramy
 
Chuchuhuasi is earthy and robust flavored. We recommend steeping ¾ tsp in 8oz hot water for at least 10 minutes. Also it makes an excellent base for cacao drinks!
 
From Digestion to Immunity…
Sunfood Cat's Claw TeaA single Amazonian herb known as Cat’s Claw has been known to address an impressive range of heath issues. Deriving its name from the claw-like thorns that grow along the vine, it has been traditionally used to treat “arthritis, stomach ulcers, [and] inflammation.”7 If that weren’t enough, Cat’s Claw “may stimulate the immune system, help relax the smooth muscles (such as the intestines), dilate blood vessels (helping lower blood pressure), and act as a diuretic (helping the body get rid of excess water).”7
 
“When I discovered I had a gluten sensitivity, I knew that giving up my most beloved foods wasn’t going to be easy. Neither was living with an inflamed stomach. I began drinking Cat’s Claw in the morning before I ingested any foods. Since then, I have not had to deal with inflammation in the stomach, and my overall digestive health has improved.”Hannah
 
Cat’s Claw is astringent and slightly bitter. Steep 1/2 teaspoon cat’s claw in 8oz hot water for at least 10 minutes or try this Superherb “Chi” Tonic!

Note: Before using this tea, please consult your doctor: before or following any organ/bone marrow transplant/skin graft, if you are pregnant, nursing, or trying to get pregnant.

Incan Power
Sunfood Hercampuri TeaA wild Andean herb known as Hercampuri has been traditionally used by the Incas for hundreds of years. Specifically, this powerful herb has been found to “relieve stomach pain” as well as to “detoxify blood, regulate circulation, and reduce obesity.”5
 
“The way this tea makes me feel is incredible, especially when I drink it on a daily basis. For this reason, I am compelled to consume it despite the strong bitterness, and I am growing more and more fond of its uniqueness. Although I practice a healthy diet most of the time, I am also a food enthusiast and I enjoy rich foods and alcohol. When I feel my energy levels dropping, I immediately resort to this tea. I can feel my liver saying “thank you!” as my energy increases back to normal.”Jay
 
Our wild-crafted, non-GMO Hercampuri has a potent, bitter flavor that will help you feel strong throughout the day. We recommend 1/16 – 1/8 tsp steeped in 8oz water. A little goes a long way!
 
 
 
Unlock the secrets of these powerful herbs!
Sunfood Chanca Piedra Tea
Sunfood Pau d'Arco Tea
Sunfood Chuchuhuasi Tea
Sunfood Cat's Claw Tea
Sunfood Hercampuri Tea

Sources:
1 – “Phyllanthus niruri as a promising alternative treatment for nephrolithiasis.” Boim, MA. International Braz J Urol, Nov-Dec, 2010.
2 – “Gene expression profiling reveals underlying molecular mechanism of hepatoprotective effect of Phyllanthus niruri on thioacetamide-induced hepatotoxicity in Sprague Dawley rats.” Amin, ZA. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Jul 5, 2013.
3 – “Synthesis and evaluation of bioactive naphthoquinones from the Brazilian medicinal plant, Tabebuia avellanedae.” Yamashita, M. Bioorganic & Medical Chemistry, Sep 2009.
4 – “Antifungal activity of Paraguayan plants used in traditional medicine.” Portillo, A. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Jun 2001.
5 – “Genus Gentianella Moench: A Phytochemical and Ethnopharmacological Review.” Li, MH. Chinese Herbal Medicines, 2010.
6 – “Bioactive components of a Peruvian herbal medicine, Chucuhuasi (Maytenus amazonica).” Okuyama, E. Biodiversity, 2002, pp 85-89.
7 – Penn State,  Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Health Information Library, Herbs: Cat’s Claw. 

 

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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True or False? These 3 Sweets Are Actually Good For You!

Sweet & Nutritious Fruits

It’s summertime!
The weather is warmer, days are longer and processed sweets are everywhere! Don’t be fooled by the cluster of refined fair foods and high-fructose sugar bombs. Keep some of Mother Nature’s sweetest treats by your side this season for a guilt free, delicious snacking experience!
 
 
Figgy-Facts!   
Sunfood Turkish FigsNaturally sweet and sun-dried, Figs are a perfect addition to any palate this summer! These delicious little treats are a staff favorite at Sunfood headquarters; they disappear faster than candy! Turkish figs are exceptionally sweet, just two of them contain a whopping 10% of your daily RDA of calcium, a vital mineral which may assist in supporting strong bones. They also have an astounding 300 mg of potassium, which may help maintain healthy blood pressure in combination with a low sodium diet. Mission Figs are a rich, chewy dried fruit with tons of nutritional benefits! Besides their sweetness, Mission Figs also offer 12% of your daily RDA of fiber, which may help maintain digestive regularity.
 

Sunfood Mission Figs“These are great! It’s just as good as any cookie or candy.. These remind me of eating Fig Newtons when I was younger!” – Isabella

“The Sunfood mission figs are amazing, they make a great, healthy snack that is sweet but does not overpower you with sugar. Great source of magnesium too.” – Jinx



Sunfood Red Flame Raisins
The Truth About Raisins
Do you hold the common belief that sugar causes cavities? This is only partially true! Processed foods with added sugars tend to be the problem. Our Red Flame Raisins, on the other hand, which are sticky and sweet, actually “contain antimicrobial phytochemicals capable of suppressing oral pathogens associated with caries [cavities] or periodontal diseases and thus benefit oral health.”1 Our plump raisins are organic and raw to ensure that these phytochemicals are not destroyed by heat. Verified by the Non-GMO Project, they are 100% pure with no added sugars or preservatives!


What a delight! I don’t remember the last time my family has eaten raisins with seeds. After researching how the seedless ones are made, we had to say no to all things seedless, including raisins. Now we are finally able to reap all the benefits of a good old raisin – in its natural form.” – Kristya



Mangos: The Ultimate Summer Fruit!
Sunfood Mango SlicesEveryone knows that Mangos are at the top of the tropical pyramid of sweetness, but did you know that this irresistible fruit contains a heavy helping of antioxidants, including vitamins A and C? With a buttery, soft texture and a perfectly sun-sweetened taste, these golden snacks are perfect for any event and approved by the whole family! Never processed with added sugars, oils or additives, our Mangos are pure, just as Mother Nature intended. Raw, organic and free from GMO’s, they’ll have you coming back for more!
 

Check out this mouth-watering recipe for Chocolate Covered Mangos
Chocolate Covered Mangos

“These are the best dried mangos I’ve had. They are the perfect amount of sweet without tasting like they’ve been dipped in sugar. They are also nice and soft. Not overly dried. Perfect sweet snack!” –Jessica



For the perfect summer sweet combination, try our Raw Organic Figs, Red Flame Raisins & Mangos today!

 

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Sources:
1: The American Institute of Nutrition, “Grape Products and Oral Health” 2009

 

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

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