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Ask the Chef: Do you have any ideas for superfood Valentine’s Day gifts?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 10, 2017

Thanks to the conveniences of modern life, many of us have our Valentines’s Day routine down to a science (i.e. flower delivery, a box of chocolate, a card, etc) …and that’s not necessarily a good thing. While any gift is always appreciated, romantic gestures are really at their best when they’re unique, which is why a surprising number of people are returning to the power of handmade. (more…)

Ask the Chef: How can I make my smoothies thicker?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
January 16, 2017

How can I make my smoothies thicker?

Perhaps you’ve seen them: photos of those impossibly thick and luscious-looking smoothies on Instagram and the like, oozing over the sides of their cup with a kind of unabashed creamy glory. Perhaps you’ve had them: the smoothie you get at a store or restaurant that’s so ice cream-like in texture, so dense in viscosity, it’s barely able to scoot its way up the straw. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What are some good superfoods to take for cold & flu season?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
January 4, 2017

What are some good superfoods to take for cold & flu season?

Some might speculate that outside of a flu shot and heavy hand-washing, there’s not much that can be done to avoid a seasonal cold or flu once the illness is going around. In fact, just the opposite is true: by consciously upping your consumption of immunity-boosting foods during this season, you can help strengthen your body dramatically, akin to building a suit of armor internally. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Can you recommend some healthy non-alcoholic beverages?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
January 7, 2017

Can you recommend some healthy non-alcoholic beverages?

Sorry sparkling apple cider: you’ve got some major competition this year.

Alcohol-free libations are becoming a borderline trend, and whether you have a new cleanse program looming, or are enjoying an ongoing commitment to a sober lifestyle, the amount of options now available “sans-booze” is reason alone to celebrate. From elixirs to (more…)

Ask the Chef: What are the the top 10 Superfood Recipes of 2016?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
December 26, 2016

What are the the top 10 Superfood Recipes of 2016?

What do health, fitness, and the art of homemade have in common? They’re all on the rise, and poised to be some of the biggest movements of next year. Of course, if you’re like us, a wellness-oriented lifestyle is always in focus, regardless of trends! (more…)

Ask the Chef: How Do I Use Cacao Butter?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
December 19, 2016

How do I use cacao butter?

There’s often a bit of confusion around cacao butter, making it the most asked-about product of the Navitas cacao line! Yet once you become familiar with the potential of cacao butter, it’s hard not to become truly enamored. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What Are Some Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
December 12, 2016

Can you offer some tips on how to stay healthy during the holidays?

For most of us, the holidays are a time where our hearts are full, our houses are cozy, but our healthy diets are running away screaming. With rich temptations around every corner, ‘tis the season of sweatpants for a reason. (more…)

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…)

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…)