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#LetsBeSuperTogether

Our FREE Supernola promotion is back! From 5/15 - 6/15, send a bag of Supernola to anyone in the continental US absolutely free with each online order. 

 

What is it?

We all know that it's so much easier to achieve a goal when we have a partner alongside us. Whether its a health goal, fitness goal, summer body goal, or just maintaining what you've already achieved, we all have a goal. Do you have someone who is working hard at achieving their goal? Do you know someone who could use a little bit of encouragement? Or, do you simply know someone who needs a little push to get going? Be that encouraging partner for them. Give them a little healthy surprise. Acknowledge their hard work towards their goal. Show them that someone cares about them. Help them to continue to move forward. For free!

How does it work?

1.  Order online (right here) - the perfect opportunity to restock your pantry, desk, or gym bag! 

2.  Respond to your order confirmation email with the Full Name and Mailing Address. 

3.  Done! We'll send a 2.75 oz bag directly to that person, completely free to you. When you both receive your Supernola, share it on social media by tagging us @eatsupernola and using the hashtag #LetsBeSuperTogether

Ready? Let's Go!

Owning a healthy food company, I get to talk health, wellness, and of course food with A LOT of people. Sometimes these conversations are textbook, and sometimes we meet someone who is just as obsessed, if not more, and our conversations are so interesting and we just can't obsessing over that someone. All of these people also have one important thing in common... they give out tons of FREE recipes, advice, nutritional education, and talk about some super interesting health + wellness + food topics. So... drumroll please... here are our top 4 bloggers right now!

1.  Paleo Collective:   www.paleocollective.com 

Natalie (aka Chef Pooks) is one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. She GETS it. And she knows crazy things about food as medicine that very few people even know. She also just happens to be the absolute best chef ever, and ALL of the food she cooks is paleo. Paleo lasagna? Yup. Paleo dessert tables? She does those. Paleo chocolates and truffles? She nailed it. Her super modern, clean style is the perfect inspiration for you to impress anyone!

2.  Robin Barrie Kaiden, MS, RD, CDN, CSSD:  www.robinbarrie.com

Robin is both a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer with all the answers to every single question about food and health that you'll ever even think of! She is one of the nation's TOP experts, and shares some amazing tips and recipes on her blog (it's free, crazy right?!). Oh, and she's also been on CBS, NBC, Forbes, etc. because she knows her stuff and always looks like a superstar.

3.  Between Two Forks:  www.betweentwoforks.com

Raf makes food look like Mozart and Picasso had a baby. A paleo food baby. It will blow your freakin mind! He thinks completely outside the box more than anyone else, with recipes like this paleo cannoli using Supernola, and the most amazingly creative dishes you've ever seen (paleo blue corn tamales, anyone?!). Also, his dark style of food photography is so unique, I just can't stop obsessing. OB-sessing. 

4.  Om and the City:  www.omandthecityblog.com

Jules has great vibes, and inspires you to live a better, healthier lifestyle! Ever wonder how to take the concepts of yoga and apply it to your everyday life? She's full of tips across the board on yoga, health, wellness, and food. Yoga tips + how-to's, plus beauty, food, travel, and more - she can help to kickstart your #namaslay mentality immediately!

 

  1. Plan Ahead.

When the salty/sweet urge hits, you’re going to want something healthy ready. Prep your snacks for the week ahead of time, and have multiple options ready for yourself. Research has shown that you’re more likely to choose a snack that’s within eyesight, so put your snacks in convenient spots that you’ll be able to see when you’re going to want to snack.

 

  1. Snack Prep With Fun, Small Containers.

Get creative and make your snacking fun! Reuse other jars, use mason jars, find mini-tupperware and mini bags to portion out snacks. Containers with multiple sections can give you different snacking options in one, and make you feel more satiated by pairing salty with sweet snacks. Making your food look beautiful will help to make you want to eat it over another unhealthy option that also looks good.

 

  1. Make Realistic Swaps.

You’re craving chips. Ok, so eat chips… just a different kind of chip. Think about what exactly it is you’re craving and why to help figure out a healthier version. Craving chips? Maybe you need a snack with some salt.

 

Craving This?

Try This Instead…

 

Potato Chips

Jicama Chips, Root Vegetable Chips, Plantain Chips, or Kale Chips

 

Sweetness and Crunch

Coconut Chips, Apple Chips

 

Cookies

Supernola, coconut macaroons, homemade energy balls

 

Pretzels

Veggies (celery, carrots), dip (hummus, nut cheese dip, mustards, nut butters)

 

Chocolate

Dark chocolate (70% or higher)

 

 

  1. Snack-tivity.

Sometimes we just want to snack because we’re a little bored. So make snacking an activity! Eating snacks that take work, like oranges or grapefruit, or even peeling a hardboiled egg, will solve both of your problems, and are still healthy options.

  

  1. Watch Out For Sugar.

When picking a snack, be mindful of the sugars. While fruits may be healthier options, overloading on them means lots of sugar. Many snack bars may have very clean ingredients, but have 20 grams of sugar. Limit these kinds of snacks to just a couple times a week, or only eat half of the bar.

 

  1. Avoid Mindless Snacking.

The best way to avoid mindless snacking is to deliberately snack. Focus on what you’re eating and try not to snack while doing another activity, like watching TV. If you feel yourself going hand-to-mouth with a bag, concentrate on what you’re doing instead of what is distracting you. Need something in your mouth still? Try drinking some tea or bone broth.

 

  1. Chew Slowly. 

It takes the brain approximately 20 minutes to get the full signal from your stomach. 20 minutes! Chew slowly, chew a lot, and savor every bite, especially if you’re responding to a craving. A study found that chewing almonds 25 or 40 times before swallowing led to significantly more nutrients absorbed, and helped to make people feel fuller than chewing fewer times. Chew!

 

  1. Don’t Be Fooled By Low Calorie or Fat Free Snacks.

Fat free or low calorie many times means that something was taken out. But when something is taken out, something else has to be put in, like sugars, additives, processed ingredients, or many other things that can be worse for you than the original version. Stick to clean, whole ingredients by checking the ingredients list instead of automatically thinking that these claims make it better for you.

 

  1. Try New Things.

Ever heard of jicama? What about yucca? Dragon fruit? Goji berries? Rambutan? Explore the produce aisles and look up fruits and vegetables that you haven’t heard of before. You may find your new favorite snack!

 

  1. Drink Water.

We’ve all heard that many times when we feel hungry, we are really just thirsty. Before you decide to go for that snack, drink a few big gulps of water, and wait a few minutes. Still hungry? Grab that healthy snack. 

Swimsuit season. It's almost here. Probably the last thing we'd like to think about is how we're going to look in that swimsuit on vacation in a few weeks. Don't let that stress you out. Here are 5 simple tips that will make you not feeling stressed about being in that swimsuit, while not adding extra stress to your day. 

1.   Throw out any thought of going on a strict or crazy diet.  

If it sounds ridiculous and like a gimmick, it probably won't work. If you adopt a very restrictive diet, you probably won't stick to it. And either way, you will likely end up gaining weight after your diet and not maintaining what your hard work got you. 

2.  Eat your veggies first.

Go heavy on the veggies in every meal, and ALWAYS eat them first! Veggies should be your best friend, but many times they’re an afterthought on our plate or what we’re trying to stuff into our body at the very end of the meal once we’re already full. Fill half of your plate with veggies, and when you start eating, eat all of them first. It will not only ensure that you do in fact eat your veggies before you get too full, but it will help to make you feel fuller quicker, possibly allowing you to eat less before feeling full.

3.  When you feel full, stop eating.

Yes, this sounds pretty stupid. But how many times do you keep eating after you start to feel full because it just tastes so good? It takes the brain approximately 20 minutes to get the full signal from your stomach. 20 minutes! That means that by the time we’re done most meals, our brain still hasn't received the full signal. Chances are, you’re going to eat much more than your body needs. So wait. Two strategies are to eat slowly and enjoy every bite, or to eat half of your meal and wait 20 minutes before eating the other half.

4.  Make realistic swaps. 

We all know that there's a healthier version of something we're thinking about eating. Take that option. If you don't know, google it! There are so many healthy eating bloggers out there who give you healthy recipes for their unhealthy counterparts, so do some googling. Here are some simple swaps that you can make with everyday meals: 

 Don't eat this.... 

Instead eat that...

Mashed Potatoes Mashed Cauliflower
White Rice Quinoa
Milk or Cream Coconut/Almond Milk or Cream
Canola, Vegetable, Sunflower or Soybean Oil Avocado, Olive, Coconut, Macadamia, or Walnut Oil
Conventional Sugar Raw Organic Honey, Maple Syrup, Coconut Nectar or Coconut Sugar
Noodles or Pasta Spiralized Vegetables (Zucchini, Sweet Potatoes, Beets)
Spaghetti Spaghetti Squash
Roasted or Flavored Nuts Raw Nuts
Chips Kale, Jicama, or Vegetable Root Chips 

 

5.  Stressed out? Get moving.

Stress is the little devil that can make us not lose weight even though we might be doing all the right things.  Combat stress realistically every day by getting up and moving around. Maybe you can’t make time for a workout, but you can get up and move. Take the stairs, park further away and walk that extra 50 feet, do a little happy dance to relax yourself and burn calories, take a phone call while walking outside, anything you can to get your body moving. The more we move, the more calories we burn, blood gets flowing, and we more actively combat stress. 

 

Chill out... it's not as hard as you think! 

Coconut Chia Pudding.

We've been making this coconut chia pudding recipe for our pop-up breakfast and events where we sample A LOT lately. General consensus: Yes. Nailed it. Delicious, healthy, anti-inflammatory, and the perfect consistency. Judging by the amount of people saying they can never get the ratio correct, it's really hard to make a good chia pudding. So simple, yet so difficult. Well, here's your answer!

Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
    • 1/3 cup honey/maple syrup/coconut sugar
    • 1/3 cup coconut milk
    • 1/4 cup Supernola
    • 1 tsp cinnamon, optional
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional

Takes , Serves 4.

Instructions

      1. In a jar with a lid, add all ingredients. Add optional ingredients if desired, depending upon what you'd like to pair it with.
      2. Secure lid, and shake vigorously.
      3. Place in refrigerator and let sit overnight or for at least 2 hours, shaking at least twice.
      4. When ready to eat, top with Supernola and fresh fruit, yogurt, or whatever you'd like + enjoy!

    Healthier Lemon Curd.

    Lemon curd is a gross name for such a delicious thing. I think we'll call it Lemon Goop because it's really like goop. But delicious goop. 

    So this Lemon Goop recipe is much healthier than what you may expect -- paleo and dairy-free, with no refined sugars. Enjoy layered with yogurt, Supernola, berries, in a tarte, or with chia pudding. 

    Ingredients

    • 2 lemons
    • 3 medium eggs
    • 1/3 cup honey/maple syrup/coconut nectar
    • 1/3 cup coconut oil or ghee

      Takes , Serves 2.

      Instructions

      1. Zest lemons and beat with eggs and honey/coconut nectar/maple syrup (any of these is fine, just depends on your preference)
      2. In a medium saucepan or pot, add the mixture and stir continuously over low/medium heat. It's SUPER important to keep stirring! While stirring, squeeze the lemons.
      3. Once the mixture is slightly thickened (most likely about 8 minutes), add in the lemon juice and coconut oil/ghee very slowly while continuing to stir. Alternate adding about a tablespoon of each while stirring over medium heat. 
      4. Continue to stir over medium heat until the mixture just starts to bubble. You'll notice it gets very thick. At this point (about 5 minutes), remove from heat and pour into glass jars or containers and put in fridge. Voila! Delicious Lemon Goop!

    You're about to go drinking like you're Irish, even though only approximately 12% of the population even has Irish in them. So why don't you start your day off with a little green smoothie detox before you retox that body! 

    Green St. Patty's Day Smoothie.

    Ingredients:

    2 cups spinach

    1 cup coconut milk 

    1 1/2 cups ice

    1/2 cup fruit/vegetable juice of choice. 

    1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice

    Directions: 

    Blend all ingredients in blender until spinach isn't chunky. We recommend using a carrot and apple juice blend for the fruit/vegetable juice blend as it gives a nice, well rounded taste. Also, there's always room for ginger! No time for a real breakfast? Add Power Pineapple Supernola directly into the blender, and blend in the smoothie. It will give you a sippable, nutrient-dense, meal replacement smoothie! 

    Search the hashtag #breakfastinspo and you'll find a million and one bowls that are beautiful and make you drool... #droolclub is actually a thing, people. 

    But how does a normal person do this? It's not as hard as it looks... so here's a little How-To on inspoworthy breakfast bowls! 

    1. Mason Jar is a must. 

    If you're doing layers, a Mason Jar is the best way to showcase it. It's also super easy to just put a lid on it and take it to go after you've made your breakfast bowl... how practical! 

    You can also use a nice clean white bowl if you want to decorate the top, or a clear bowl if you're doing a side shot like the one above. If you really want to get creative, try different shaped bowls or glassware, like a champagne or martini glass, or an empty liquor bottle. 

     

    2. Use bold, contrasting colored foods. 

    The bolder the colors, the more appealing it is to the eye. Also, you're probably getting more nutrients which, after all, is kinda the whole purpose of doing this in the first place... 

    Try using both fruits and vegetables, play around with exotic superfoods, and play around with shapes. 

    3.  Layer, Layer, Layer! 

    Layering is the best way to make your breakfast bowl beautiful. Layer yogurt, Supernola, superfoods, smoothies... anything you want in there, but layer it. The more layers, the more fun! 

    If you're looking to do a bowl for an aerial shot, you should layer horizontally. Play around with designs on top of the bowl, too. Think geometric, or try creating a pattern or design that may be familiar. 

    4. Don't clean up! 

    If you're looking for a picture, there's nothing better than taking it of your workspace right as it is after you made that beautiful breakfast bowl. See that down there? Didn't clean up... and it's awesome. Just saying.  

    #breakfastinspo

    5.  EAT IT, STUPID! 

    Seriously, why would you take all the time to do this if you don't actually eat and enjoy it?! What's wrong with people these days... 

    Maqui berries are one of the special ingredients in our Berries & Crème Supernola. But what are they? You've probably never heard of them before. But, they contain more antioxidants than acai berries, pomegranates, and goji berries. So why haven't you heard of them? Honestly, because no company has massed produced them in a consumer-ready product to make their benefits easily and readily available. Oh, except for us of course! 

    What Are Maqui Berries?

    Maqui berries are a small, very dark purple (almost black) fruit of an evergreen shrub that grows in the Patagonian mountain region of Chile (near the Andes). They have a slightly tart flavor that may remind you of blackberries, blueberries, acai and some people even think watermelon. It may also be referred to as the Chilean wineberry. They are sparsely cultivated, and are more expensive than their superfruit counterparts. The evergreen tree they grow on has very thin, flexible branches and reaches on average 13 - 16 feet in height. The berries are harvested from December to March, with an estimated annual yield of approximately only 90 tons. 

    How Do You Eat Maqui Berries?

    Maqui berries can be eaten fresh, although they are very sensitive to frost. They can be dehydrated, processed into jam, juice, or an astringent. Maqui berries can also be freeze dried and ground into a powder to maintain all of its nutrients, which is how it is used in Supernola.

    Nutrition and Benefits of Maqui Berries.

    These berries are contain vitamin C, calcium, iron and potassium. They are an abundant source of polyphenols including anti-aging anthocyanins, and anti-inflammatory compounds. Most notably, maqui berries have an ORAC value four to 30 times higher than the average acai berry (according to a Medical News Today report). 

    Maqui berries were originally fed to native warriors and were believed to give them extra strength and endurance, some think super human capabilities. Today, maqui berries are used to fend off free radicals given their antioxidant power, making them a potentially powerful anti-carcinogen. They have also shown anti-viral effects, metabolism-boosting effects, are anti-inflammatory, and may help to extend life span (as evidenced by the cultures that use them most and have a longer average lifespan). 

    But who knows what they can do for you... all we can do is make them easily available in our Berries & Crème Supernola and let you experience their power for yourself!  

    Paleo/Vegan/Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Bake.

    FREAKIN DELICIOUS. That's all I'm going to say. 

    • Paleo
    • Dairy-Free
    • Vegan
    • Gluten Free 
    • D. E. L. I. C. I. O. U. S.  (sorry, former cheerleader here...)

    Make some, and make everyone fall in love with you all over again. No joke, that's what happened...

    Ingredients

    • 1 can organic pumpkin
    • 1 cup coconut cream
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup coconut flour
    • 1/4 cup cold coconut oil
    • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
    • 1/2 cup Goji Spice Supernola

    Takes , serves 3-4.

    Instructions

    1. For the pie filling, beat the eggs, add the coconut cream, maple syrup and pumpkin. Beat thoroughly. Add in salt and pumpkin spice. Pour into small baking cups or dishes (these held approx. 1 cup each of pie filling).
    2. In a bowl, mix the coconut flour, coconut sugar, and Goji Spice Supernola. Add in small chunks of very cold coconut oil, mashing with a fork to create a chunky and well combined crumble for the topping.
    3. Top the pie filling with topping.
    4. Bake for approximately 30 minutes at 375 degrees, depending upon the size of your baking dishes.
    5. Makes about 3-4 personal Pumpkin Pie Bakes!