Sprouting, as an idea, needs some love. Get rid of your long-repressed memories of damp seeds in mason jars; it's time to do some happy shouting about sprouting. This berrylicious blend of exotic flavors—mulberries, goji, goldenberries, oh my!—is just the thing to rekindle your desire . . . for trail mix. Living Intentions has worked over some of their already successful recipes and delivered a new palate pleaser just in time for some hearty fall and winter breakfast eats. It's tart on the tongue and satisfying to the belly. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
Trail mix, schmail mix. Such a throwback concept, right? The original old-timey mix, then known as GORP, was nothing more than raisins and peanuts. And then things got all fancified: M&Ms!!! Whoa. Now that was something special. Weren't our childhoods quaintly square? Look at the bounty we have now: mulberries and goji berries and sprouted pumpkin seeds, oh my! None of these things existed in the world of GORP, and that makes folks like me very excited.
You'll be just as excited when you try a few handfuls of this mix. The berries deliver just enough sweetness without any need for binders or sugar, while the pumpkin seeds and cashews give your teeth something to chomp about. And, oh, what's this? A little cacao in the mix, for another crunchy delight.
I love this blend right out of the bag whether dealing with the hangries at work, or actually fueling something Instagrammable like a long hike out in the mountains. Either way, Living Intentions is giving my body the GO it needs.
Sprouted Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Raw Cashews, Organic Mulberries, Organic Green Raisins, Organic Goji Berries, Organic Goldenberries, Organic Currants, Organic Raw Cacao Nibs and Organic Sultanas.
Why soaked and sprouted?
Soaking and sprouting are ancient techniques, developed by our wise ancestors to make certain foods, like nuts, seeds and grains, more nutritious and easier to digest. These foods evolved chemical defense mechanisms to protect themselves until the proper growing conditions came about — enough moisture to help them burgeon into sprouts. Most nuts, seeds, and grains simply aren’t easily digested unless they’re soaked for a while, to awaken the mechanisms that say, “Hey, time to sprout!” and unleash an amazing series of biochemical transformations. The soaking and sprouting process brings natural resting enzymes to life, increasing bioavailable nutrients. Increased nutrients and live enzymes aid digestion and strengthen the body’s natural healing process, increasing vital energy and wellness. The soaking and sprouting process also minimizes or eliminates nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances such as enzyme inhibitors, phytates (phytic acid), polyphenols (tannins), and goitrogens. We recommend soaking and sprouting any nuts, seeds and grains that you plan to eat (unless someone else has already done it for you). The soak/sprout/dehydration process takes a bit of planning ahead (and a dehydrator), but it’s well worth it for the health benefits it confers. It also makes nuts and seeds taste amazing — extra-buttery and satisfyingly crispy-crunchy.
The Living Intentions story
We love this company. Everything that they make is absolutely mind-blowingly delicious. It’s rare to find a company so committed to doing everything right on every level — while focusing first on the most important aspect of food: amazing taste. This is not your hippie grandmother’s trail mix. This stuff is as good as the junkiest junk food that you love to snack on, but without the junk.
"Living Intentions has created a pivotal paradigm shift in the world of healthy eating. Their innovative and nourishing products are designed with purpose and care. Unique blends of exotic ingredients creates Living Intentions’ spectacular culinary difference. There is no compromise here between taste and health.
It is our intention to nourish the world, with the most nutritious and delicious, flavor-rich foods. We believe that clean, vibrant foods are essential to feeling truly healthy. We believe in sourcing the highest integrity ingredients, without compromise, and creating products that have extra-ordinary nutritional benefits. We believe that our inspiration, inspires others, to live their dreams and support optimally balanced and vibrant lifestyles."
Here are some of the amazing superfoods in Sprouted Trail Mix
Super berries: Goji, Mulberry, Golden
Goji, a Himalayan berry, has inspired a surge of interest for its use in treating diabetes, hypertension, malaria, fever, cancer and other ailments. Gram for gram, goji berries pack more vitamin C than some oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots. Over time, people have used goji berries to try and treat many common health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, fever, and age-related eye problems. Goji berries are eaten raw, cooked, or dried (like raisins) and are used in herbal teas, juices, wines, and medicines.
A nutritional powerhouse, golden berries contain vitamins C and A, iron, pectin, beta-carotene, protein, bioflavonoids and niacin. They are said to help maintain a healthy weight, and ward off disease.
Mulberries have significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals called anthocyanins. Further, the berries also contain small amounts of vitamin A, and vitamin E, in addition to the above-mentioned antioxidants. Consumption of mulberry provides another group of health promoting flavonoid polyphenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zea-xanthin, ß-carotene and α-carotene in small but notably significant amounts.
Pumpkin seeds are a powerful superfood that everybody should be eating every day. They’ve been used medicinally for thousands of years, and their health benefits are off the charts. They’re loaded with magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and key amino acids like tryptophan and glutamate. Recent studies (none sponsored by Big Pumpkin) are piling up, all underscoring the positive health effects of pumpkin seeds.
How to enjoy Sprouted Trail Mix
Enjoy any time of the day, morning, noon, night, or midnight!
- Savor out of the bag.
- Sprinkle on morning breakfast
- Sprinkle on any salad
- Sprinkle on a healthy dessert
About Living Intentions, in their own words
We are leaders of innovation, sharing our blends of nutrient dense, plant-based superfoods with the masses. We continually strive to improve our existing product lines and create new products with outrageous flavor combinations that contain raw, sprouted, gluten free and vegan ingredients. Our innovative processing techniques are uniquely engineered to maintain complete nutritional integrity. We love to nourish our bodies with the best nutrient dense foods available and are excited to share our new creations with you.
Even more about Living Intentions
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