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Ask the Chef: What Are Some Unexpected Uses of Acai Powder?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
August 31, 2015

Aside from smoothies, what are some other – maybe more unexpected -- uses for acai powder?

So perhaps you’ve been diligently putting acai in your blender each morning. Or maybe you’ve been whipping up some acai powder with frozen bananas for a homemade acai bowl (delish!). But did you know the uses of acai powder go far, far beyond our beloved creamy drinks and smoothie bowls? (more…)

Ask the Chef: How Do I Make Superfood Popsicles?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
August 24, 2015

How do I make healthy/superfood popsicles?

When it’s the dog days of summer, there are few simple pleasures that beat a quick dash to the freezer for an icy, sweet popsicle. Many of us are rightfully wary of the colorful pops though: conventional popsicles often contain massive amounts of refined sugar, artificial flavorings and colorings, and little-to-no nutrition. But there’s no need to sit out on the fun! Making popsicles at home – which wins (more…)

Ask the Chef: How Can I Make Superfood Lemonade?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
August 17, 2015

Do you have any ways to make lemonade with superfoods?

Homemade lemonade: A summertime staple! If you’re a lemonade fan you are most definitely in luck, as not only is healthy, cleansing lemonade very easy to make, it can also be spruced up in all kinds of fashions to become more exciting with added superfood benefits! (more…)

Ask the Chef: What's a Healthy Road Trip Menu?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
August 10, 2015

What’s a good and healthy road trip “menu”?

Road trips are great, but road trip food has a notoriously bad reputation. Chips, cookies, the 2 pounds of taffy you bought at the roadside stand… it’s okay, we’ve all succumbed. These kinds of foods, combined with hours and hours of sitting, is a digestive nightmare, not to mention a quick way to leave the car a little heavier than when you got in while arriving at your destination feeling sluggish (and still hungry). (more…)

Ask the Chef: Superfoods to Reduce Stress

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

Are there any superfoods that can help reduce stress?

We’ve all been there: it’s a stressful day, and suddenly reaching for a bag of chips or a plate of cookies becomes borderline instinctual. Although comfort foods might give us an instant feeling of satisfaction, nutrient-dense foods have the ability to fight stress on a much deeper level. So many of our favorite superfoods (packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients) can support the body (more…)

Ask the Chef: Symbiotic Superfoods

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

What are some symbiotic superfoods?

Can combining certain foods actually enhance their nutrient absorption? The answer is a resounding yes.

Like many things in the world, the human body relies upon symbiotic relationships to function properly. In terms of food, this is really just a fancy way of describing the beneficial interactions that occur between nutrients you consume every day. In fact, there are even (more…)

Ask the Chef: Slimming Superfoods

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
July 13, 2015

What are some good slimming superfoods?

With summer finally here and swimsuit season in full swing, many of us are gearing up to get in shape, enhance our health, and look and feel our best. We know superfoods have the power to prevent disease, but what if they could enhance our efforts to build a great body too? (more…)

Ask the Chef: How do you make nut butter?

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

How do you make nut butter?

Gone are the days where the only choice in nut butters was either creamy peanut butter… or crunchy peanut butter. Today’s nut butter landscape shows that these delicious spreads can be made out of virtually any nut or seed, or a combination of several! Things like almond butter boosted with flax, or flavored cashew butters spiked with cinnamon spices, are beginning to pop up all over -- including some (more…)

Ask the Chef: What is souping?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
June 29, 2015

What’s souping?

Great question! “Souping” has been a subject that’s come up more and more in both culinary and health circles. Call it a trend if you must, but don’t look past it’s many potential benefits! (more…)

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

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
June 22, 2015

What's so great about lucuma?

From ice cream to baked goods … is there anything lucuma can’t enhance?

Though lucuma isn’t a superfood that’s considered mainstream in North America (yet!), it’s actually been harvested and consumed for thousands of years in South America. This ultra-nutritious fruit is native to Peru, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and a delicious sweet taste. Get ready to meet your new favorite fruit! (more…)