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3 Superfoods to Beat the Winter Blues

Posted by Julie Morris, Navitas Organics Executive Chef on Jan 4, 2019 8:07:59 AM

The “winter blues” aren’t just a hypothetical idea or something you hear about in country songs. Wintertime depression can be a very real and devastating condition, and many people find themselves affected when the days are shorter, drearier and colder. In fact, it's estimated that at least 10 million Americans experience some form of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and an additional 10 to 20 percent of people have mild symptoms of SAD. These symptoms may include feelings of hopelessness, changes in appetite, a dip in energy levels, avoiding social situations and weight gain.

Luckily, there are many ways to alleviate seasonal depressive symptoms and a nutrient-rich diet is certainly high among these remedies. Here are three foods you can incorporate into your everyday meals to help treat the winter blues, benefiting both your mind and body in the process.

1. Acai
One particularly tasty way to fight the symptoms of SAD is to incorporate more Acai into your winter diet. Acai is one of the healthiest berries on the planet, best known for its high content of antioxidants, which also support and protect the brain. These special antioxidants have been shown in numerous studies to improve mental function, boost energy, reduce irritation and even encourage a healthy libido. All these benefits contribute to better mental health in the winter and throughout the year, for that matter! Some winter Acai Powder recipe favorites include Acai Berry Truffles for a sweet after-dinner treat and Acai Energy Bowls to get a super start to the morning.

2. Maca
Hormones also play a key role in mental health and really affect how you feel emotionally during the winter season, which is why the adaptogen Maca is such a great ingredient to eat in the winter time. Maca helps balance your endocrine system, thereby encouraging your body to achieve a natural state of hormonal equilibrium and overall health. Maca Powder is rich in micronutrients that aren’t found in most other foods, including trace minerals and protective flavonoid compounds. Some scientific evidence even suggests that Maca is an effective anti-anxiety supplement, and even boosts your brain’s capacity to learn and remember new things. Regular consumption of Maca is also helpful in maintaining a healthy libido in both men and women! Try packing some of these tasty Protein Bars in your travel bag this winter or create a Cacao Maca Energy Elixir to warm up on a cold winter’s day.

3. Chia
Chia serves as a mood-improving hero because of its high amounts of omega-3s and important minerals, such as iron and magnesium. These nutrients are essential for brain health and a better brain translates to lowered risk of depression and happier days ahead. Meanwhile, both Chia Seeds and Chia Powder are high in fiber, which helps to support a healthy gut – yet another essential component of maintaining a positive mood. Best of all, Chia is such a versatile superfood that it’s impressively easy to incorporate more Chia into your daily life: simply toss it into soups, oats or smoothies for a recipe-free boost. For a special winter indulgence, try making a loaf of Zucchini Protein Bread, which contains a quarter cup of Navitas Organics Chia Powder to treat yourself and your loved ones to better mental health this winter!

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Topics: wellness, chia, chiaseeds, hacks, mood, nutrition, blog, health, Maca, science, superfoods, tips, plant based, healthy living, healthy choices, Navitas Organics, SuperSwaps, clean eating, acai, depression, research, medicine

If 2018 Was the Year of the Vegan, 2019 Will Be Known as the Year of Sustainable Nutrition

These days, it seems as though nutrition recommendations are as polarizing as the political climate permeating the country. There is cause for celebration that we have finally reached peak awareness about the human and environmental health benefits of turning to a more plant-based and organic diet. With over 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions being generated from agriculture worldwide, small changes towards eating plant-based will significantly reduce environmental impact, while simultaneously curbing the escalation of chronic metabolic disorders. But regardless of its recent popularity, the vegan diet will likely never become the reigning dietary choice due to significant cultural and economic contributions of animal proteins throughout our nation’s history. While the notion that we should eat more plant-based proteins invokes panic for many, perhaps there is an important common ground we are more likely to achieve in the short term.

Pick Your Favorite Moniker: Flexitarian, Reducetarian or Go All In
It’s not surprising that cattle and dairy ranchers get fearful and back into a corner when the idea of reducing meat consumption comes up in conversation. The scientific evidence favoring reduced reliance on animal proteins has grown substantially and finally, a strong argument can be made that plant-based diets provide a viable solution to a variety of health problems. But, with this knowledge, a very important distinction must be made – not all vegetables offer the same contribution to health, and not all vegans and vegetarians fare better than people who eat proper proportions and modest amounts of animal protein. Conventional vegetables and grains used in processed foods doused in pesticides are equally detrimental to health as consuming animal proteins raised by unnatural and unethical practices.

Not to Sustain but to Regenerate
Therein lies the critical importance of a compromise towards Sustainable Nutrition, an inclusive approach that will be far more effective in improving population and ecological health worldwide. Sustainable Nutrition refers just as much to production as it does to consumption and provides a guideline to eating behavior that holds the value of regenerative agriculture and disease reduction paramount over personal, individual dietary preferences. Organic and sustainably cultivated crops and animals raised as nature intended them to be raised is the best option to improving human and environmental health. With the knowledge that reduced reliance on animal proteins can significantly lower GHG emissions, so can rotational grazing and carbon sequestration practices for the cattle industry. The truth is, we desperately need both in order to disrupt the progression of the environmental decay we are witnessing! Grasslands are critical to a healthy ecosystem, prevent soil erosion and provide large areas where carbon can be pulled from the atmosphere and returned to the soil. Thus, we have to allow ruminators to care for the land as they have been evolutionarily designed to do.

Five Simple Rules
So, while my personal dietary philosophy honors a plant-based diet, there is enormous potential in coming together for the common goal of revolutionizing our food system to ensure optimal health equity for the future. These simple five rules will get us there:

1. Organic, all day, every day
2. Buy Local – Support farmers markets and local ranchers
3. Eat free-range, grass-fed, sustainably and ethically raised animals
4. Support ranchers doing the work of regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration
5. Eat mostly plants! Meatless is not just for Mondays anymore, it’s critical for survival!

The best part is there are plenty of recipes to round out a plant-based diet that address nearly every type of craving. Click here to visit our Recipe Library for ideas of how to get started.

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Topics: wellness, hacks, nutrition, blog, health, superfoods, tips, plant based, healthy living, healthy choices, Navitas Organics, SuperSwaps, clean eating

4 Simple #SuperSwaps for Healthier Holiday Recipes

Posted by Megan Faletra on Nov 13, 2018 7:42:51 AM

The holidays are upon us, and with the cooler weather and celebrations come our favorite traditional holiday recipes. While there are so many ways to put healthier twists on holiday classics, I personally believe that fully embracing the holiday season and all the traditional recipes that comes with it is the best way to celebrate your family’s food culture during this special time of year.

Food has an incredible way to connect us across cultures and generations, and there is something really wonderful about celebrating the holidays with traditional recipes that have been passed down year after year.

And while the recipes we make during the holidays can still be rooted in tradition, the ingredients we use can evolve to better align with both our health and environmental beliefs. Today, we have access to incredible ingredients that are sourced with the highest sustainability and nutritional standards. So, rather than miss out on a favorite family holiday recipe, I encourage you to instead focus on and amplify the ingredients you already use with these easy swaps.

1. Coconut Palm Sugar in Place of White Sugar
Most of the sugar used in holiday recipes is refined white sugar that really isn’t all that good for your or the environment. Instead, simply swap your usual refined white sugar for Coconut Palm Sugar using a 1:1 ratio. This is such a simple swap that can work for most holiday recipes (especially baked goods like breads and muffins). Coconut Palm Sugar has a richer taste, which I prefer in baking, and was recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization as the most sustainable sweetener in the world. Pretty sweet, right?

2. Homemade Coconut Cream Instead of Canned Whipped Cream
Canned whipped cream is a traditional topping for many holiday recipes (especially pies). Unfortunately, it’s usually loaded with preservatives and is not made from high-quality organic dairy sources. Instead, opt for making your own whipped coconut cream to top your pies and holiday beverages.

Here’s a quick way to make it:
Simply refrigerate one can of full-fat coconut milk overnight and then scoop the cream from the top of the can (discard the liquid). Whisk the cream until it is the consistency of whipped cream and serve as a topping for your favorite desserts!

3. Organic Nuts Over Conventional
Nuts and seeds are staples in so many holiday recipes, but unfortunately conventional nuts are typically sprayed with pesticides and known for having poor labor practices. Instead, opt for organic and Fairtrade-certified nuts and seeds for your holiday recipes. You will feel better knowing that they are both healthier for you and better for the farmers and laborers who brought them to you.

4. Fairtrade Cacao Powder as Alternative to Cocoa Powder
Once you start using Fairtrade Cacao Powder, you will never go back to processed cocoa powder. Cacao Powder is incredibly nutrient rich and loaded with antioxidants and minerals that make it my favorite superfood to use in baking recipes. Since the Cacao industry is an incredibly corrupt and labor-intensive industry, I firmly believe in only using organic and Fairtrade Cacao for all my recipes. Simply swap your basic cocoa powder for Navitas Organics Cacao Powder using a 1:1 ratio and enjoy your decadent dessert or holiday beverage knowing you are supporting a more ethical Cacao industry.

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Topics: nutrition, greens, health, protein, superfoods, tips, Live Life Positive, protein powder, healthy living, healthy choices, plant protein, Navitas Organics, Superfood Blends

How to Start Eating Better...and Actually Enjoy It!

Posted by Helene Trager-Kusman on Nov 1, 2018 7:45:11 AM

What does ‘verdure’ mean and am I saying it right? This is a question I get asked a lot, having a blog called All The Verdure. Verdure is used to describe lush green vegetation, freshness and vigorous experiences, which are all important components of living the balanced lifestyle that I share through my work. Being healthy is not just about what we eat, but where it comes from and how we live our lives.

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Topics: nutrition, health, superfoods, tips, Live Life Positive, healthy living, healthy choices, Navitas Organics

Considering a New Protein Powder? Read This First.

Posted by Julie Morris, Navitas Organics Executive Chef on Oct 23, 2018 8:07:15 AM

If you've ever wondered how to better read a nutrition label or why certain formulas were created, we're here to explain. We believe you should know and understand what's in your food! So, here’s a behind-the-scenes look at one of our newest and most popular superfood formulas: our Protein & Greens Essential Superfood Blend, and the real deal on what makes it so good for you.

Not All Protein is Created Equal
You may know this product as a flexible way to incorporate more protein into your diet, thanks to its neutral flavor and low calorie count, but there's so much more to this easy-breezy powder than its 20 grams of plant protein! To begin with, not all protein is created equal, which is why you'll see five different types of proteins listed on the label of the organic protein blend: pea, pumpkin seed, sunflower, golden flax and Hemp. This compilation is used to give you an easily digestible, plant-based protein approach, while offering you a balanced array of all the essential amino acids you need at the same time.

Superfood Support Ups the Ante
What's more, the ingredients in Protein & Greens Essential Superfood Blend are way more than just protein! As superfoods, they each contain valuable minerals and fiber that count toward your daily quota and are a big part of the reason why you'll find minerals like iron and calcium listed on the package without synthetic nutrients added. Ah, the symbiotic power of nature! To further balance out the nutrition, we've added a powerful superfood blend made from some of our favorite ingredients. You'll find Goji, which naturally bumps up the Vitamin C content dramatically while keeping your immune system at its peak; Pomegranate for a slew of protective antioxidants and Maca to promote overall homeostasis in your body and provide natural energy.

Clean(sing) Greens Make it Clean
As far as the product's namesake “greens,” you'll enjoy a best-in-class inclusion of Wheatgrass, kale, spinach and spirulina. Using this blend of grass, land and water vegetables (technically, spirulina is an algae) ensures you're getting a wide spectrum of micronutrients along with a rich source of cleansing chlorophyll. And thanks to the powdered form of these power ingredients, you won't even taste them! Additions of acerola cherry and cinnamon help keep your immune system and blood sugar regulated, respectively, without being an influence on flavor.

Gut Health: Achieved
Lastly, you may notice on the package a long list of strange-sounding ingredients at the end – this is our probiotic and enzyme blend. Adding probiotics to a whole food powder like this has a twofold benefit: First, it helps your body digest, break down and make use of all the other gold-star ingredients found within. Second, regularly consuming probiotics is a good way to keep your microbiome in peak condition – an aspect of wellness which is connected to almost every aspect of your body's health that you can imagine – from immunity to cognitive function.

So, the next time you scoop out a serving of Navitas Organics Protein & Greens Essential Superfood Blend, feel great knowing there's a whole lot more inside than meets the eye. And thanks to its neutral flavor, you can add all these ingredients – and their benefits – to virtually any kind of recipe you can imagine, more conveniently than ever.

Click here for a super-easy (and super-delicious!) recipe to get you started.

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Topics: nutrition, greens, health, protein, superfoods, tips, Live Life Positive, protein powder, healthy living, healthy choices, plant protein, Navitas Organics, Superfood Blends

3 Things You Should Keep at Your Desk for Greater Productivity

Posted by Julie Morris, Navitas Organics Executive Chef on Oct 17, 2018 8:21:43 AM

If you’re reading this at work right now or sitting in your home office, look around and take a quick inventory of what you see. Perhaps a pad of Post-It notes, a water bottle or a family photo in a frame?

What you keep on your desk and in its drawers is a very personal choice, but a choice that should be made with mindful intentions and healthy goals. This is because the small things you keep around you can have a big impact on how productive, motivated and satisfied you are during the workday. And while there's no shortage of positive things to choose from, here are three things to keep at your desk that can both help get you into the zone and keep you there:

1. A Live Plant
Unless you have a flexible work schedule or work remotely, you probably can’t spend your days working outside under a shady tree. However, studies show that even getting brief glimpses of nature can work wonders for helping you concentrate on your tasks. In fact, workers surrounded by plants tend to be 15 percent more productive than their peers who can’t see any green. Plants also help clean the indoor air, which helps your brain function better too. Fortunately, you can bring the outdoors inside by picking up a desk-sized plant at your local garden store. Good desk plant options that thrive indoors and don’t need a lot of maintenance include cacti, succulents, aloe vera and bamboo.

2. Noise-Cancelling Headphones
The modern office can be noisy and distracting, especially if your company has adopted the open office floor plan concept that favors collaboration over privacy. One study found that 53 percent of workers surveyed felt disturbed by other people while trying to focus and 69 percent of them were unhappy with workplace noise levels. One of the easiest solutions to this productivity issue is wearing noise-cancelling headphones to drown out the sounds that surround you. Keep a pair of headphones in your desk drawer for when office conditions get a bit noisy and you need to hunker down to get a few more things done. If noise-cancelling headphones aren't in your budget, using regular headphones while listening to some classical or focusing music can be of great help.

3. Superfood Snacks
It’s hard to be productive at work when your stomach is grumbling or if you’re filling your body with unhealthy foods throughout the workday. Doughnuts, candy and other sugary snacks left out in the employee breakroom might look tempting, but they can make your blood sugar skyrocket and then crash a few hours later, thereby killing your productivity. That’s why superfood snacks are essential in every desk drawer for when pangs of hunger strike and your brain starts feeling cloudy or overwhelmed. Navitas Organics Superfood+ Snack Bars are a great choice for grab-and-go nutrition that will nourish your brain when you need a mental boost. We use seven of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet in these power-packed bars, including Cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, quinoa, and Fairtrade Certified Cacao Nibs and Cacao Powder.

How do you stay productive on long work days that drag on with no end in sight? Leave your productivity tip in the comment section below to help your fellow nine-to-fivers!

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Topics: nutrition, work, workplace, health, superfoods, tips, Live Life Positive, healthy living, healthy choices, motivation, productivity

3 Superfoods That Support Emotional Wellness

Posted by Julie Morris, Navitas Organics Executive Chef on Oct 10, 2018 8:10:27 AM

Every October when “Emotional Wellness Month” rolls around, we get bombarded with statistics about how depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses are affecting our lives and our loved ones more than ever before. Equally important, however, is to also turn our focus onto the positive side of emotional wellness, too. That's why this year, I'd like to encourage you to make your own mental and emotional health more of a priority…and it’s easier than you may think!

There are many steps you can take in your personal journey toward emotional wellness, such as setting micro-goals, strengthening your personal relationships and community, learning to comfortably say “no” to avoid burnout, and practicing meditation on a regular basis. However, the foods you eat also have a huge impact on how you feel throughout the day and nutrient-dense superfoods can play a vital role in everyday emotional maintenance.

Here are three of my favorite superfoods that support emotional wellness to help you feel your very best this October and beyond!

1. Cacao
Not only is Cacao absolutely delicious and versatile for cooking and snacks, but it’s also a wonderful superfood to support your brain and boost your mood. When you consume Cacao in its unprocessed, whole-food form, you are fueling your body with valuable antioxidants and nutrients that positively impact brain health. Cacao contains a type of plant nutrient called flavanols that facilitate the healthy connections of brain cells, thereby helping you think more clearly and process information and stresses better. Cacao has also been studied for its ability to reduce anxiety, which gets in the way of you feeling stable, grounded and in control of your life every day.

2. Goji Berries
Another excellent superfood to eat to support your emotional wellness is Goji Berries. Not only are these tiny berries packed with protein, antioxidants and fiber, but they are actually nicknamed “the happy berries” in Chinese folklore because of their wellness-boosting benefits. Scientific studies have shown that Goji Berries increase feelings of general wellbeing and improve neurologic and psychologic performance when eaten daily. Other studies reveal that Goji Berries can improve conditions of anxiety and depression, but again the key here is consuming them on a regular basis to get their full benefits.

3. Turmeric
Meanwhile, Turmeric is a healing spice that belongs in every kitchen pantry. Although Turmeric is best known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, it’s also a great way to support your emotional wellness through nutrition. Turmeric contains a substance called curcumin that gives the spice its many health benefits. This spice has been studied for its power to manage anxiety and its ability to significantly help reduce Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores. BDI is a self-report rating inventory that measures symptoms of depression. Furthermore, Turmeric is often used as a natural remedy to reduce physical pain, which is the cause of many types of emotional distress.


Striving for emotional wellness is so incredibly important and needs to be a top priority for each and every one of us. Without it, you can’t care for the people you love, complete the tasks you need to get done or become the best version of yourself. Good nutrition is just one piece of the puzzle for feeling emotionally well, but superfoods like Cacao, Goji Berries and Turmeric can definitely help get you on the right track.

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Topics: nutrition, benefits, health, superfoods, tips, Live Life Positive, mental health, healthy living, healthy choices, motivation, emotional wellness

5 Morning Habits to Set the Tone for a Positive Day

Posted by Julie Morris, Navitas Organics Executive Chef on Oct 8, 2018 7:33:28 AM

When your alarm goes off early in the morning, are you the type of person to feel energized and ready to greet the new day or do you pull the covers over your head and hit the snooze button?

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Topics: nutrition, SuperStarts, benefits, breakfast, health, superfoods, tips, Live Life Positive, healthy living, healthy choices, motivation

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