This Epic Granola Life

Happy #NationalChocolateMousse Day!

In honor of today, our founder, Michelle Pusateri, wants to share her healthy recipe for Chocolate Mousse with you! Recipe: 2 cups almond milk 1/4 tsp Jacobsen Smoked Sea Salt 1/2 tsp finely ground coffee (optional) 1/8 tsp Cinnamon Powder 2 large ripe avocados 3oz unsweetened dark chocolate (Michelle uses unsweetened as she is sugar free, but feel free to substitute for your favorite chocolate - just be sure it's dark chocolate) Yield: Depends on size of avocados Directions: Cut avocados in half, and place in your blender with salt, coffee, chocolate (cut, or broken into pieces) and cinnamon  On...

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Chef's Blend Series, Brandon Rice of Rich Table

Chef's Blend Series

Chef's Blend Series, Brandon Rice of Rich Table

Are you ready for the next Chef’s Series Blend? We know we are! This time around we are collaborating with Brandon Rice, of Rich Table in San Francisco. This Chef has a juicy resume with experience starting from the age of seven. Before training professionally, this young culinary artist cooked dinner daily for his family in Roanoke, Virginia. Now an adult, Brandon has traveled to New York, Boston, Europe, Japan, and now San Francisco cooking for thousands of people that he considers family. So what has this well-seasoned chef decided to put in his well-seasoned granola mix? Well, there’s sorghum...

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Departure Granola Bars

Departure Granola Bars

Recipe makes 10 to 12 bars Ingredients 1 cup whole pecans 1 cup whole almonds 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup flax seed 1 1/4 teaspoons fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup dried tart cherries 1/4 cup chopped candied ginger (cut into 1/4-inch think pieces) 1/2 cup maple syrup (dark amber) 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for greasing the pan Coarse sea salt, for topping (optional) To make the bars: Preheat the oven to 235 degrees. Spread the pecans and almonds on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread the oats on a second rimmed baking sheet....

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Snack for Thought

Snack for Thought

Dreaming of soft drinks, ice cream, cake, and candy? Well you may as well dream of nutrient deficiency, obesity and heart disease. Generous consumption of sugar has many negative effects on the human body that many Americans fail to acknowledge. When sugar is consumed, the body converts some of the sugar into energy, and the excess (sugar not burnt off through physical activity) into fat tissue. The calories gained from sugar are often called “empty calories” because there is no true nutritional value that comes with the sugar. For this reason, high sugar intake correlates with weight gain, diabetes, and...

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Help Support Bianca Valenti in the first EVER WSL Womens Big Wave Surf Contest

Help Support Bianca Valenti in the first EVER WSL Womens Big Wave Surf Contest

The Big Wave Bar - Part of proceeds go directly to support Bianca Valenti 6g Protein. 6g Sugar. 4g Fiber Dig into the sweet cranberries, protein-rich quinoa, and delicious almond butter bar that helps support Bianca Valenti compete in the first EVER WSL Womens Big Wave Surf Contest!The Big Wave Bar was inspired by San Francisco-based pro surfer Bianca Valenti, and part of the proceeds go directly to her to fulfill her quest!

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