Bee Pollen - a superfood like no other, it’s a complete protein rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants. Alone it contains nearly all the essential nutrients required for the human body to survive making it one of the most nourishing superfoods on the planet.
Blueberries - has a solid reputation for it’s beautifying properties. A daily dose of this blue superfood supports and maintains beautiful radiant skin due to its abundance in vitamin C which helps protect skin from environmental damage, reduces oxidative stress and supports collagen production for healthy glowing skin. Did you know that blueberries are the only blue food found in nature?
Cacao - known by the Mayans as the “elixir of gods” for good reason. Cacao is an energizing, mineral rich, antioxidant powerhouse. Superfoods high in antioxidants can help reverse cell damage from free radical activity in the body. It also contains a healthy dose of anandamide (the bliss molecule) which creates the feeling of euphoria and well-being.
Chlorella - is one of the oldest living foods on the planet and studies have shown that its high chlorophyll content is responsible for its superhero qualities. Chlorella not only protects your body from carcinogenic activity it also works to repair damaged parts of the cellular DNA from the inside out. #SuperFoodHero
Coconut - is the superfood of ALL superfoods. Medically based research proves that coconut, in its many forms, increases nutrient absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as Vitamin D, A, E and increases fat loss within 1 to 3 months of consuming regularly. It increases collagen production that promotes the appearance of smooth supple skin, strengthens bone health, and reduces cellulite. Always choose 100% raw organic extra virgin coconut oil because it contains 92% of MCT’s, a healthy brain boosting fat that our bodies burn as fuel instead of storing as fat. #SuperFuel
Dates - are the tasty fruit of the tropical date palm. These indulgent fruits supply a rich source of vital prebiotic fiber which feeds nutrients to the vegan probiotic cultures in our bars. This sweetener is not to be feared. According to Harvard Medical School dates rank lower on the glycemic index than honey. Foods low on the glycemic index stabilizes and maintains healthy blood sugar levels.
Figs - are a member of the mulberry family and develop from inverted flower. The fig flesh is made from the matured flowers, which bloom inside the skin and are therefore never seen. This delicious fruit is packed with prebiotic fiber and rich in polyphenols which help combat oxidative stress. Studies show that some elements contained in figs have the ability to destroy various human cancer cells. WOW!
Holy Basil (Tulsi) - this divine herb is well known in its native India and is considered sacred. Mostly consumed as a tea, the leaves and flowers have adaptogenic properties. This means they help the body adapt to and regulate stress as well as increasing energy levels. Tulsi also decreases inflammation, improves cognition and mood, lowers blood sugar, boosts immune function, and balances cortisol levels. Sprouted Minds is the only nutrition bar company to utilize tea-infusion which is why our bars require refrigeration. Since we use a slow-brew technique our Holy Basil herbal tea not only maintains the health properties of the tea leaves but it adds a great taste and an awesome texture.
Maca - known as the Peruvian ginseng, this powerful root is prized for its ability to balance hormones and energize the body. Maca originates from the same cruciferous family as kale and cauliflower and has been shown to preserve bone mineral density, increase strength and endurance.
Mango - have been named the most widely consumed fruit in the world. Mangoes are great for maintaining soft healthy hair because they contain vitamin A, a vital nutrient required for sebum production that keeps hair moisturized. Vitamin A is also necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair.
Sprouted Seed Grains - have been harvested by ancient cultures for thousands of years. Not to be confused with the more commonly consumed cereal grains, seed-grains such as quinoa, amaranth, and millet are alkaline forming super seeds. There’s one caveat when it comes to seeds and grains and that is it contains an enzyme known as phytic acid which is considered an anti-nutrient. By sprouting our seed-grains we are able to neutralize the phytic acid which activates beneficial digestive enzymes and increases vitamin and mineral absorption.