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

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 18, 2016

What’s so great about hemp?

I think the better question here would almost be “is there anything that ISN’T great about hemp?” (Hint: no.) Hemp is one of the most diverse, functional, and healthy superfoods available – and one that I consistently list in my “top 5 foods” for so many reasons. (more…)

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

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
April 4, 2016

What makes acai so great?

Acai has become a bit of a poster child in the realm of superfoods, with many consumers and health experts alike touting it as one of the world’s healthiest foods. This small berry, hailing from the rainforests of Brazil, has a unique flavor that boasts both berry and chocolate notes. (more…)

Ask the Chef: How can I be more efficient in the kitchen?

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

Even if you look forward to spending time in the kitchen, absolutely everyone can benefit from an efficient, organized cooking process. The benefits are huge: you’ll save time, energy, and even money, while creating better-quality foodstuffs. (more…)

Ask the Chef: What makes pomegranate powder so special?

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

What makes pomegranate powder so special, and how do I use it in recipes?

By now, we’ve all heard that pomegranates are healthy, but let’s face it: between the heavy peel and messy seeds (with juice that stains! Ugh, we’ve all been there), it’s easy to get intimidated by this strange fruit! Truth be told, pomegranates are one of my all-time favorite superfoods (more…)

Ask the Chef: How can I enhance my avocado obsession with superfoods?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 22, 2016

How can I enhance my avocado obsession with superfoods?

I hear you: avocados are pretty awesome. They’re also having a moment. In a time where the idea of fat has finally moved beyond being an admonished food group and onto a proudly promoted part of a healthy diet, avocado has quickly risen as a superstar, easily ranked amongst the world’s healthiest foods. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Can Cacao Be Used in Savory Recipes?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 15, 2016

Can cacao be used in savory recipes?

When asked to think of chocolate, most of us smile, immediately conjuring up thoughts of cookies and cakes, puddings and sauces, and generally all things sweet and wonderful. But chocolate’s ancient roots actually lead this ingredient to a much different application: savory recipes. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Can you help me put together a romantic menu?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
February 1, 2016

Can you help me put together a romantic menu?

Whether you’re planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, having a romantic menu you can prepare on demand is never a bad idea! In my opinion, there are two things that are the most important when putting this type of menu together. One is ingredients – using different types of superfoods that are proven to help in the romance department (more…)

Ask the Chef: What are some tricks to drinking more water?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
January 25, 2016

What are some tricks to drinking more water?

I am certain this will come as no surprise to you: most of us need to be drinking more water. While health guidelines recommend drinking anywhere from 8-10 glasses of water a day, most of us don’t even come close to that! But rather than use measuring cups, schedules, or just sheer willpower to gulp down what can be a quasi-mundane task, I suggest meeting your quota through another way: flavor motivation. (more…)

Winter Superfood Salad Boosters + Massaged Kale Salad Recipe

by Amie Valpone
January 18, 2016

You can’t go wrong with a kale salad that’s loaded with superfoods, antioxidants, protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. You can serve Raw Massaged Kale Salad with Turmeric Tamari Almonds & Goldenberries for lunch or dinner anytime of the year, but it’s extra satisfying in the winter when you’re craving a hearty green bowl of goodness. (more…)

Ask the Chef: Are there some superfoods that can help me sleep better?

by Julie Morris, Navitas Naturals Executive Chef
January 11, 2016

Are there some superfoods that can help me sleep better?

If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone: a staggering 50-70 million US adults have sleep disorders. Aside from the severe ramifications that may result from insufficient sleep, such as compromised driving, accidents in the workplace, and inability to perform daily tasks, a lack of adequate sleep has further medical consequences too. (more…)