What a busy time of year this summer is! We rush, and rush, and rush so we can have weekends or even better, weeks free to max and relax, travel, go camping, whatever it may be.
So the timing was just about perfect when this amazing package arrived for me in the mail from one of our most amazing supporters, Navitas Naturals.
Look at the amazing goodness they sent me. A package complete with cacao nibs, goji berries, golden berries, mulberries, maca, cacao powder, acai berry and even a couple tubes of cacao lip balm. Amazing.
Even more special was that this arrived in the midst of my move, where I was moving from my place of work to a home reserved for just being my home. Now they don't call these goodies "superfoods" for no reason. When it comes to the food we eat, we want to power pack each and every bite with equal portions of nutrients and deliciousness and these babies deliver superior awesometownness on both fronts.
These superfoods relate to this week's Words Of Wisdom inspiration from one of our dedicated readers, recipe creators and even, guest blogger, Erin Budd.
When I took the Raw Food Power Workshop last year, I didn't realize what a large stepping stone it would be in my transition to health. I thought I was healthy already: I didn't eat white flour or sugar, and I was already using "superfoods".
We ate salads every day using organic vegetables. At the workshop I learned how easy it is to sprout and got new ideas on how to use superfoods. Since I started following your blog and trying many of your recipes. We've since cut out all animal products from our diets (except my mom feeds wild salmon and organic eggs to my son and he loves them) and we transitioned our kitchen to whole foods only.
There are always fresh sprouts of some sort in our kitchen and lots of fruit and vegetables. I soak and dehydrate our nuts and seeds. My son and I drink green smoothies every day, and we feel great. My husband thought we were healthy before. With the changes in our diets, he feels even better, he has more energy, he can't stop talking to everyone about it, and can't understand why other people he knows don't do the same thing, because it really is easy! - Erin Budd
Proof my fair readers that if you give your kiddies goodness, they will eat goodness (and if you give them crap.. same applies).
One of the common questions I get asked is what to pack for travel, camping and all sorts of on the go situations. I always suggest a nuts/seed mix and my favourite is to mix in some superpowers along with it.
This mix I made when I was off to a wedding, where it can be a risky venture. Weddings are long and often there is nothing I can/will eat. I always have an emergency superfood mix on hand and this goodness delivered!
Before you head out for the weekend. Pack a punch of deliciousness with this super mix!
Navitas Loving On The Go Power Mix
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup raw pecans
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Navitas Mulberries
1/2 cup Navitas Golden Berries
1/2 cup Navitas Goji Berries
1/2 cup Navitas sweetened or unsweetened cacao nibs (I like the sweetened in this mix)
- Mix, pack and go
(Note that if you won't be eating straight away, best to take with you just what you'll be eating so the rest doesn't get smouldery, hot and gross in your car's glove box, or mashed at the bottom of your bag)
Where am I off to this weekend? I have my oldest girlfriend's birthday party, perhaps a dash to some antique markets, some chill time in the park, and likely time with family. And I will have my superfood power pack joining me for all the fun.
Have a great weekend!
Question Of The Day: What is your go to power-packed portable snack favourite for travel, camping or on-the-go-ness?
ps. I have not been joking when I tell you our fall classes are filling. We now have just 3 spots left in our hands-on cooking programs this fall (that includes the 4, 6 and 10 week programs). Our September and October workshops are also going quick. You know where to find the schedule!