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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…)

Ask the Chef: Superfoods for Super Men

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
June 15, 2015

What are some great superfoods for men?

Thanks to our ever-evolving knowledge of nutrition, one thing is clear: men and women require different nutrients! Sure, we all need fat, protein, and micronutrients, and should be focusing primarily on nutrient-dense whole foods. But just like in our recent post about women, not only are there plenty of nutrients men should particularly focus on for peak health, but studies show that most men are actually quite deficient! (more…)

Ask the Chef: The Benefits of Berries

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
June 8, 2015

What are the benefits of berries?

Sure they may be small, but don’t be fooled: berries are incredibly powerful for their size! Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, fiber, folate, and lots of anti-aging properties, the motivating medical studies abound: showing berries can do everything from helping slow the effects of free radicals and inflammation as we age, to aiding in the control of cholesterol and blood pressure to maintain a healthy heart. Read on to explore the benefits of some of our favorite berries… (more…)

Ask the Chef: Superfood Snacking

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
May 25, 2015

How can I incorporate more superfoods into my snacks?

There’s so many ways to truly enjoy a healthy diet, and many of us find it encouragingly easy to incorporate smart breakfasts, smoothies, juices, and nutrient-dense meals. It’s snacks, believe it or not, that are often our biggest downfall – I hear from family, friends, and clients all the time the struggle that surrounds what to munch on outside of structured meals (more…)

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…)