Supercharge Your Snacking

Everyone is into "superfoods" these days, but who decided which foods are super? And do we understand why they are or how to incorporate them into everyday eating? The reality isn't all that mystical: Superfoods are naturally high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – all of the things we need for immunity, energy and overall good health. Today’s Grommet, Navitas Naturals works on the simple philosophy that those "super" foods are at their best when grown organically and delivered to consumers with a minimum of processing. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California that got its start when founder Zach Adelman began importing maca, a nutritiously rich root vegetable that grows in the Peruvian highlands. Today, all Navitas products are sourced from the indigenous cultures where they've been used for centuries, and they're not only organic but also Kosher and GMP/HAACP certified. We’re featuring a selection of Navitas’ nutrient-packed foods, plus sharing some ideas about how to work them into your regular menu. If you've only ever seen chia seeds on a clay head, sure, you might not know they can easily be slipped into baked goods for a hidden nutritional "oomph." Superfruit powders (such as acai, goji and pomegranate) can be used in smoothies the kids will slurp down in no time, and even rice and salad dressing get unexpected boosts. Pick the pack that works for your lifestyle, and soon ancient superfoods will be a regular part of your pantry.

Navitas Naturals

Premium Organic Superfoods

Supercharge Your Snacking

Everyone is into "superfoods" these days, but who decided which foods are super? And do we understand why they are or how to incorporate them into everyday eating? The reality isn't all that mystical: Superfoods are naturally high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – all of the things we need for immunity, energy and overall good health. Today’s Grommet, Navitas Naturals works on the simple philosophy that those "super" foods are at their best when grown organically and delivered to consumers with a minimum of processing. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California that got its start when founder Zach Adelman began importing maca, a nutritiously rich root vegetable that grows in the Peruvian highlands. Today, all Navitas products are sourced from the indigenous cultures where they've been used for centuries, and they're not only organic but also Kosher and GMP/HAACP certified. We’re featuring a selection of Navitas’ nutrient-packed foods, plus sharing some ideas about how to work them into your regular menu. If you've only ever seen chia seeds on a clay head, sure, you might not know they can easily be slipped into baked goods for a hidden nutritional "oomph." Superfruit powders (such as acai, goji and pomegranate) can be used in smoothies the kids will slurp down in no time, and even rice and salad dressing get unexpected boosts. Pick the pack that works for your lifestyle, and soon ancient superfoods will be a regular part of your pantry.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hey everyone; I’m so happy to be here sharing some superfood love! My name is Julie and I’m the Executive Chef at Navitas Naturals. I’ve been working with natural foods for years, and it’s superfoods that are my “secret ingredients” for creating delicious food that's overflowing with feel-good benefits! Navitas Naturals is a one-stop-shop for these exciting ingredients, providing premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. I'm excited to be here today, and we should chat! What questions can I answer for you?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/20/2011 1:01 PM

    Included with each order is a 30 page booklet with recipes that showcase how to use Navitas Naturals superfoods in dishes that range from breakfast smoothies to dessert brownies. Yum!

  • Justin Cambria
    Justin Cambria
    1/20/2011 2:42 PM

    I have packets of hemp protein powder and chia seeds from Navitas in my kitchen right now, scored from the Cambridge whole foods and fortifying my daily shakes. Great stuff.

  • Ry Ry
    Ry Ry
    1/20/2011 9:16 PM

    What are the benefits of the Maca powder and how can I incorporate that into my diet? I didn't see any suggestions for that in the video.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/21/2011 11:01 AM

    @Ry Ry: That's a great question and I've asked Julie to come back to share her knowledge with us.

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    1/21/2011 12:37 PM

    @Ry Ry: Thanks for the question! Traditionally maca was used by Incan warriors. Now, it's best known for increasing strength and stamina, regulating stress, promoting sexual health, and balancing hormones. It's in a rare class of foods known as "adaptogens" that actually "adapt" to the body's needs, allowing it to combat fatigue without being a stimulant. It also contains around 60 plant nutrients!

    Most people use maca in smoothies and dessert/snack recipes. It goes great with recipes that use nuts or chocolate (cacao). My favorite simple energy snack is to mix a little maca powder with almond butter and yacon syrup (or maple syrup) to form a thick paste, then stuffing the paste inside of a pitted date like a little canoe. I find it amazing for long-lasting energy!

  • max warden
    max warden
    1/21/2011 1:42 PM

    Isnt there a way that you could mix maca just in a drink?What form is it in,how do you know the purity of the product and how would you know what amount of daily intake? Im asking because I live alone and dont really do a lot of cooking are baking. Thanks.

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    1/21/2011 5:01 PM

    @max warden: Absolutely, you can simply maca in many drinks. It has an earthy flavor with a hint of butterscotch, so to balance that I recommend putting it in with something creamy like almond milk or hemp milk, and lightly sweetening it with a little stevia, palm sugar or maple syrup. The result is kind of a malt-like flavor. If you're grabbing one of those "to go" protein shakes from the store, you could add some maca in there and shake it up. Maca's also great mixed into hot chocolate. We sell maca in a powdered form - the kind sold here on Daily Grommet is our Raw Maca Powder. It's 100% finely-milled organic maca root, nothing more. Most people do best with using anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon a day. Thanks for your interest!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Navitas Naturals

Premium Organic Superfoods

Supercharge Your Snacking

Everyone is into "superfoods" these days, but who decided which foods are super? And do we understand why they are or how to incorporate them into everyday eating?

The reality isn't all that mystical: Superfoods are naturally high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals – all of the things we need for immunity, energy and overall good health. Today’s Grommet, Navitas Naturals works on the simple philosophy that those "super" foods are at their best when grown organically and delivered to consumers with a minimum of
processing. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California that got its start when founder Zach Adelman began importing maca, a nutritiously rich root vegetable that grows in the Peruvian highlands. Today, all Navitas products are sourced from the indigenous cultures where they've been used for centuries, and they're not only organic but also Kosher and GMP/HAACP certified.

We’re featuring a selection of Navitas’ nutrient-packed foods, plus sharing some ideas about how to work them into your regular menu. If you've only ever seen chia seeds on a clay head, sure, you might not know they can easily be slipped into baked goods for a hidden nutritional "oomph." Superfruit powders (such as acai, goji and pomegranate) can be used in smoothies the kids will slurp down in no time, and even rice and salad dressing get unexpected boosts. Pick the pack that works for your lifestyle, and soon ancient superfoods will be a regular part of your pantry.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Julie
    Julie

    Hey everyone; I’m so happy to be here sharing some superfood love! My name is Julie and I’m the Executive Chef at Navitas Naturals. I’ve been working with natural foods for years, and it’s superfoods that are my “secret ingredients” for creating delicious food that's overflowing with feel-good benefits! Navitas Naturals is a one-stop-shop for these exciting ingredients, providing premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. I'm excited to be here today, and we should chat! What questions can I answer for you?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/20/2011 1:01 PM

    Included with each order is a 30 page booklet with recipes that showcase how to use Navitas Naturals superfoods in dishes that range from breakfast smoothies to dessert brownies. Yum!

  • Justin Cambria
    Justin Cambria
    1/20/2011 2:42 PM

    I have packets of hemp protein powder and chia seeds from Navitas in my kitchen right now, scored from the Cambridge whole foods and fortifying my daily shakes. Great stuff.

  • Ry Ry
    Ry Ry
    1/20/2011 9:16 PM

    What are the benefits of the Maca powder and how can I incorporate that into my diet? I didn't see any suggestions for that in the video.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/21/2011 11:01 AM

    @Ry Ry: That's a great question and I've asked Julie to come back to share her knowledge with us.

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    1/21/2011 12:37 PM

    @Ry Ry: Thanks for the question! Traditionally maca was used by Incan warriors. Now, it's best known for increasing strength and stamina, regulating stress, promoting sexual health, and balancing hormones. It's in a rare class of foods known as "adaptogens" that actually "adapt" to the body's needs, allowing it to combat fatigue without being a stimulant. It also contains around 60 plant nutrients!

    Most people use maca in smoothies and dessert/snack recipes. It goes great with recipes that use nuts or chocolate (cacao). My favorite simple energy snack is to mix a little maca powder with almond butter and yacon syrup (or maple syrup) to form a thick paste, then stuffing the paste inside of a pitted date like a little canoe. I find it amazing for long-lasting energy!

  • max warden
    max warden
    1/21/2011 1:42 PM

    Isnt there a way that you could mix maca just in a drink?What form is it in,how do you know the purity of the product and how would you know what amount of daily intake? Im asking because I live alone and dont really do a lot of cooking are baking. Thanks.

  • Julie
    Julie – Special Guest
    1/21/2011 5:01 PM

    @max warden: Absolutely, you can simply maca in many drinks. It has an earthy flavor with a hint of butterscotch, so to balance that I recommend putting it in with something creamy like almond milk or hemp milk, and lightly sweetening it with a little stevia, palm sugar or maple syrup. The result is kind of a malt-like flavor. If you're grabbing one of those "to go" protein shakes from the store, you could add some maca in there and shake it up. Maca's also great mixed into hot chocolate. We sell maca in a powdered form - the kind sold here on Daily Grommet is our Raw Maca Powder. It's 100% finely-milled organic maca root, nothing more. Most people do best with using anywhere from a teaspoon to a tablespoon a day. Thanks for your interest!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.