Inspiration from a Lifelong Vegetarian
– Writing and Photos

coconutIt’s been fun experimenting with new organic superfoods lately, with Navitas Naturals serving as one of the main companies I purchase from.  Tart goldenberries from South America supply Vitamin A, fiber and protein. Even tastier for snacks and smoothies are goji berries, full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant-rich mulberries.

Coconut fans will love some of Navitas Naturals products. Low-glycemic coconut sugar has healthy minerals, and works great for baking. This chocolate chia pudding uses both the coconut sugar and chocolate coconut water powder. The latter powder consists of the juices from inside a young coconut which have been freeze-dried, providing electrolytes for people working out or on the go, and can also be used for smoothies.

Nori powder is an organic, raw seaweed superfood that contains more than 40 percent protein and is a rich source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and lignans. Add it to miso soups, salads, and even try it in this creative popcorn recipe by Navitas Naturals:

Nori Popcorn

2 tsp Navitas Naturals Nori Powder
1 tsp Navitas Naturals Coconut Sugar
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
¼ cup organic Popcorn Kernels
¼ tsp Sea Salt

Makes 4 servings. In a small bowl, mix together the nori powder and coconut sugar; set aside. In a deep-dish pan or stockpot, heat the coconut oil over medium high heat until melted. Add the popcorn kernels and sea salt and cover. Cook for a couple minutes to allow the popcorn to pop. Remove from heat after the kernels are only popping 10 seconds apart. Uncover, sprinkle with the nori mixture, and mix well with a large spoon directly in the hot pan to distribute over the popcorn well. Transfer to a bowl to serve.