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Ask the Chef: Chia Powder

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 18, 2015

How do I use chia powder in recipes?

I’ll admit something to you: I’m a bit of a chia freak. If had my way, I’d be putting chia on and in everything! In fact, whenever people ask me what my top superfood pantry staples are (a profoundly difficult question!), I always include chia. It’s so beneficial, and just so, so versatile! (more…)

Ask the Chef: Superfoods for Super Mamas

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 6, 2015

Do you have any superfoods that would be particularly great for super-moms?

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to take a closer look at the key nutrients that moms (and all women!) need the most.

Women’s bodies require different priorities in the realm of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients than men’s bodies do. And throughout (more…)

Ask the Chef: What's the best time to drink a smoothie?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 4, 2015

What’s the best time to drink a smoothie?

A great question deserves a great answer, and the simple one is… ANYTIME! Truly, there is not a single bad time of the day to drink a smoothie as a healthy way to curb cravings, and enjoy a delicious treat that truly nourishes. Yet, as you likely know, a smoothie can include a pretty wide variety of ingredients… with recipes ranging from light and balanced fruity blends, to swampy-brown, every-supplement-known-to-man-style (more…)

Ask the Chef: On the Go Breakfast Ideas

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 27, 2015

What are some good on-the-go healthy breakfast ideas?

Regardless of our career, household size, or overall lifestyle, most of us have one thing in common: a rushed morning routine. But just because your time is at a premium during the a.m. hours, doesn’t mean your breakfast needs to suffer. Here are a few ideas for grab-and-go breakfasts that take just minutes to make, while fully supporting an energized day: (more…)

Ask the Chef: Importance of Eating Green

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 20, 2015

Why is eating green foods so important?

“Eat your greens!” This is the mantra of just about any doctor, nutritionist, health expert, and in most cases, parents. But what makes green foods so great? The truth is: A LOT. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Superfood Salad Dressings

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 6, 2015

Can you recommend some ways to make superfood salad dressings?

Good news: you’re immediately on the right track by looking to make your own salad dressing in the first place … all superfood-talk aside! It’s so much easier to control the quality of ingredients that go into your homemade dressing versus store-bought, as while a DIY version is profoundly simple, many commercial varieties “make it complicated” by using downright awful additives (GMO canola oil, (more…)

Ask the Chef: What's So Great About Turmeric?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
March 30, 2015

What's so great about turmeric?

There’s been a lot of buzz about turmeric lately, and for good reason: with studies linking it to the prevention of serious diseases like cancer, heart disease, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, and arthritis, it’s hard not to be at least a little intrigued! Let’s learn more about this ancient yellow spice and why it should be on every health-conscious eater’s spice rack. (more…)

Ask the Chef: My Daily Diet

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
March 23, 2015
My Daily Diet

Q: What does your daily diet look like?

As a superfood chef, I’m often asked what my daily food intake looks like. It makes sense there’d be a curiosity: as someone who lives and breathes superfoods professionally-speaking, one might assume I consume nothing but superfoods 24/7. While I love superfoods (obviously), I’m also a huge foodie in general: I’m all about attending to cravings (more…)

Ask the Chef: What is Chlorogenic Acid?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
March 16, 2015
What is Chlorogenic Acid?

Q: What is chlorogenic acid?

This is a question that I’ve been hearing a lot lately, probably because of this nutrient’s growing popularity in health-conscious circles, thanks to its many distinct benefits. Chlorogenic acid is a natural compound, photochemical, and antioxidant that’s found in plants and plays a part in plant metabolism. However, it is also beneficial in the human body and exists in many of the foods that you already eat every day. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Smoothies for Picky Eaters

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
March 9, 2015
Smoothies for Picky Eaters

Q: What are the best smoothies for a picky eater?

No tomatoes. Nothing green. Can’t do spicy. Avoiding dairy. There’s a million reasons to be picky with what we eat, and it seems as though just about everyone has a picky eater in his or her life (or perhaps, that picky eater is you!). Fortunately, smoothies are one of the best ways to solve the picky eater problem – they taste great, they’re easy to make, (more…)