Superfoods are one of the hot trends in the organic food industry, and Navitas Naturals (www.navitasnaturals.com) is expanding their vast array of offerings in this category by announcing Acai Power, Hemp Power and Sprouted Flax Power. Mixing these organic superfruit and superseed powders into drinks and other recipes is an easy and delicious way to help achieve optimal whole food nutrition. Innovative healthy food chefs like Ani Phyo (www.aniphyo.com) are creating delicious modern recipes with ancient superfoods from Navitas Naturals. Ani’s recipe for Acai Ketchup is presented below, and the three powders are also ideal recipe ingredients for drinks, yogurt and cereals, or can be baked into breads, cookies, muffins and pancakes.
Acai is a superfruit native to the tropical floodplains of Central and South America that was used by ancient Amazon cultures as a traditional medicine. The purple acai berries offer a high level of antioxidants and healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids including omegas 3, 6 and 9. Acai contains an optimal combination of essential amino acids, is a good source of vitamin C, and possesses many other micronutrients including polyphenols and flavonoids. Navitas Naturals Acai Power is made from freeze dried and low temperature milled whole berries from Brazil to ensure maximum nutrient content. Acai Power is suggested for blending into milkshakes, smoothies, desserts, yogurt and granola. The SRP for Acai Power is $21.99 for a 4-ounce resealable pouch.
Flax Power is a new certified organic sprouted whole seed flax powder.? Sprouting the flaxseeds increases the omega fatty acids, enzymes, amino acids and vitamins. This germination process also increases the bioavailability of the nutrients and maximizes the body’s ability to digest and absorb the nutritional benefits. Sprouted flaxseed is also more shelf-stable than traditional flax seed, guarding against rancidity. The non-GMO flaxseeds in Navitas Naturals Flax Power are low temperature dried and milled into a fine soluble powder. Flax Power is suggested as a nutritious boost to oatmeal, yogurt, granola, smoothies and baked foods such as breads, muffins and pancakes. The SRP for Flax Power in a resealable 16 ounce stand-up pouch is $14.99.
Hemp is one of the earliest known cultivated plants with a recorded history over 12,000 years old. Navitas Naturals? Hemp Power is a raw organic hempseed powder made from hempseeds that are sourced from premium growers in Canada. This vegan and gluten-free powder is produced by cold-pressing the non-sterilized raw hempseeds, and then milling them at low temperatures to ensure freshness and quality. Hemp seeds are one of the best plant sources of protein and contain all the essential amino acids. The hemp seed has a well balanced ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids, which has been proven to be important for maintaining health. It is also an excellent source of dietary fiber and iron, and contains magnesium and potassium. The SRP for Hemp Power in a resealable 16 ounce stand-up pouch is $19.99. Navitas Naturals also offers an 8 oz. resealable bag of organic Raw Hulled Hempseeds for an SRP of $9.99.
Since 2003, Navitas Naturals’ mission has been to provide premium organic power foods that increase energy and enhance health.? Through direct purchasing agreements, Navitas Naturals provides and expands fair trade economic opportunities in developing regions around the world. “We look to the past for inspiration,” says company founder and President Zach Adelman. “Our products come from the wisdom of ancient cultures and their traditional use of plants for both culinary and medicinal purposes,” says Adelman. Navitas Naturals products are widely available at hundreds of stores throughout the U.S. and Canada including Whole Foods Markets, and on many websites including www.amazon.com.? The company also supplies power food products as ingredients to other food companies.?www.navitasnaturals.com
ACAI CATSUP - An Original Recipe by Chef Ani Phyo
“Acai Catsup is a fresh take on an old classic,” says Ani Phyo, author of the internationally acclaimed best-selling book Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable, Living Food Recipes. “This delicious catsup is packed with antioxidant-rich acai, powerful maca for strengthening the adrenal gland and immune system, and is sweetened with low calorie and low-glycemic yacon syrup.” Based in Los Angeles, Ani Phyo (www.aniphyo.com) is perhaps best known as the host of the award-winning, most popular ‘un-cooking’ show on YouTube, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Show.? She has been creating delicious recipes featuring ancient superfoods for several years. Ani inspires global audiences with her delicious, healthy, fast and easy recipes, as well as her eco-green lifestyle.
Makes: ? cup
Equipment needed: Small blender or small food processor.
1 cup tomato, chopped
1 Tablespoon Navitas Naturals ACAI Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Navitas Naturals YACON syrup
1/2 teaspoon Navitas Naturals MACA powder
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
In a small blender, place all the ingredients. Blend until smooth. This recipe is best made in a personal sized travel blender. If using a larger blender, double or triple this recipe.