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Fall Into Superfoods with Nutiva :: Review

Nutiva is an innovative leader in the organic superfood industry. They are dedicated to revolutionizing the way the world eats. I had the chance to try a few of these superfoods for myself. One I already use all the time and one I have never tried before. What are superfoods? They are nutrient-dense powerhouses that can also be grown and processed in a sustainable way. These are foods that are truly good for you and for the planet. They are foods like hemp and coconut, chia and red palm. They are organic, full of vital nutrition, easy to use and delicious additions to your diet.

So what can you do with superfoods? Let's start with one that I happen to use all the time - Organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Coconut is one of the world's most nourishing superfoods. The creamy taste of the tropics is great for sautéing and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and even for body care. Nutiva's virgin coconut oil is cold-pressed and never refined, deodorized or bleached! Savor its rich aroma and its smooth and sweet flavor.

You may already know that coconut oil is ideal as a medium-heat cooking oil, but how about using it in one of these ways:
  • as a nutritious substitute in baking 
  • as a substitute for butter on bread
  • add it to vegetables
  • use while popping popcorn (my favorite)
  • as a natural skin moisturizer
  • as an eye make-up remover
  • as a deep conditioning hair treatment
  • combine with coconut sugar and essential oil for an exfoliating body scrub
  • hint: a pinch of salt will reduce the coconut flavor in savory recipes
There are so many uses for coconut oil! I could go on and on. Try adding it to your beauty routine because it is just that awesome. But whatever you do, make sure you try it on popcorn. I am telling you - it is divine.

I had not used Organic Chia Seeds until now. Did you know that the people of the ancient Aztec and Mayan empires revered chia seeds as vital nourishment? These mighty, gluten-free seeds, packed with omega-3, protein, rare antioxidants and fiber, are making a strong comeback in the 21st century. Not just for chia pets, these super seeds are an excellent source of essential minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sodium and potassium. In fact, to provide a comparison, 3 tbsp. of chia has 15x more magnesium than broccoli, 6x more calcium than whole milk, 30% more antioxidants than blueberries, and 2x more potassium than bananas. Wow. Now you know why I am using chia seed:
  • in yogurt, oatmeal, baked goods, and smoothies
  • added to sauces as a thickener
  • in baked goods as a replacement for egg
Try adding both of these superfoods into your diet. You can use my suggestions, or visit the Nutiva Kitchen for tons of great recipes and tips!

Be sure to also check out the Organic O'Coconut Snacks! These perfectly delicious anytime treats are crafted from lightly sweetened organic coconut flakes. Each treat contains 1.5 teaspoons of coconut oil. O'Coconut snacks are perfect for lunch boxes, to take on a hike, or anytime you want to satisfy a craving for a sweet, but healthy snack. They did not last long in my house. We are crazy for coconut!

Connect :: Visit for more information on superfoods that are nourishing people and planet. You can also find Nutiva on Facebook and Twitter.

Buy It :: You can purchase the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil for $11.99, Organic Chia Seeds for $10.99, and the Organic O'Coconut Snacks for $0.89 each.