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Ask the Chef: Besides smoothies, how do I use protein powders?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
December 5, 2016

Besides smoothies, how do I use protein powders?

Protein powders have rapidly become one of the top-selling products in grocery and health food stores alike. Their popularity is universal amongst all kinds of various diets, such as plant-based, paleo, gluten-free, or low glycemic. Plus, there are ever-increasing varieties of these powders to choose from: Some protein powders are made entirely from plants like peas and rice, while others are made from animal products like (more…)

Heather Anderson: An Adventure on the Arizona Trail

by Heather Anderson, Guest Blogger
December 1, 2016

Although Arizona is only about 400 miles from Utah to Mexico there is a footpath–The Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT)–that manages to double that mileage while covering the same distance. The Arizona Trail is much less known than trails such as the Appalachian and Pacific Crest National Scenic Trails, however, it is also far more remote, and far from flat. It covers incredible diversity and desert wilderness ranging from the Sky Islands to Sonoran Desert, the Mogollon Rim to the Grand Canyon and Kaibab Plateau. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What are some of the best plant-based sources of iron?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
November 28, 2016

What are some of the best plant-based sources of iron?

Even if you’ve never been to kitchen stadium, don’t let that stop you from being an iron chef: iron is a mineral you definitely want include on a regular basis in your recipes and meals! Iron is absolutely essential to the body because it’s a key component of (more…)

Ask the Chef: What are the best superfoods for making superfood soups?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
November 21, 2016

What are the best superfoods for making superfood soups?

Ah yes, superfood soups! One of my personal favorite subjects, for several reasons: one, it’s SOUP (quite possibly the best food ever); two, superfood soups are full of SUPERFOODS, which as you’ve probably noticed is kind of our thing around here; and three, (more…)

Ask the Chef: How can I incorporate the fall colors into the foods that I eat?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
November 14, 2016

How can I incorporate the fall colors into the foods that I eat?

For many of us, there is no season quite as stunning as fall. Sure, spring is pretty, summer is fun, and winter is cozy, but fall is downright breathtaking. The crisp weather, clear skies, long shadows, and dramatically colored leaves make fall a creatively inspiring season, full of romance and reflection. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Is frozen food as healthy as fresh food?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
November 7, 2016

Is frozen food as healthy as fresh food?

Many of us buy frozen food regularly, for all kinds of applications – be it a quick dinner, or a frosty smoothie. And yet frozen food is often linked with a less than stellar reputation: an assumption that this “packaged” variety of food is is never as healthy as fresh. (more…)

Ask the Chef: How Can I Make Halloween a Little Healthier for the Kids?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
October 24, 2016

How can I make Halloween a little healthier for the kids?

I remember when I first got into healthy food, I found myself drawing a line at Halloween. “It’s Halloween,” I said. “This is no time for dietary dogma.” And into the giant bag of fun size candy I descended. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What Makes Lucuma So Great in Fall Recipes?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
October 17, 2016

If you look at enough superfood recipes around this time of year, you may notice an unexpected reoccurring theme: lucuma powder. I can affirm: this sweet South American fruit powder gets moved to the very front of my kitchen cabinet in the fall and winter, because I find myself always wanting to use it. Here’s why I consider lucuma an absolute staple for the fall: (more…)

Making Magic in the Kitchen with "A Whisk and Two Wands"

An interview with Sarah S. aka "Miss Whisk", Navitas Insider
October 12, 2016

Healthy, artful and whimsical are three words that can describe the recipes that Navitas Insider Sarah S. aka "Miss Whisk" creates on the daily and publishes on her blog A Whisk and Two Wands. From smoothie bowls to spiralized salads, Miss Whisk never disappoints with her creative, (mostly) gluten free and plant-based culinary creations. We recently had a chance to catch up with Sarah to find out what inspires her to create these delicious and wholesome recipes that we have been swooning over for many years. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What exactly does Vitamin C do?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
September 27, 2016

What exactly does Vitamin C do?

Despite Vitamin C being one of the most talked-about nutrients, most of us are not fully aware of just how essential this vitamin really is. More than just a benefit of oranges or a helpful tool for getting over a cold, let’s take a closer look at this powerful nutrient. (more…)