Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Megafruit written up at Whole Life Times Blog

Fruit, More Fruit, Megafruit
Prunes, figs and dates are fine, but after a few hundred, a change would be welcome. How about lychee, mangosteen and baby pineapple? With tons of nutrients and antioxidants, Megafruit snacks are super concentrated and easy for travel. Polyphenols, xanthans, antioxidants, fiber and minerals  are all welcome, but it’s the tangy-sweet flavor of the lychees that keeps us coming back for more.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Truffle Vegetable Medley Orzo Salad

This weekend my daughter and I went to the farmer's market to buy some fresh fruits and vegetables for the house. While we were there, I came up with my dinner idea for the evening. It was a hot summer day in Los Angeles and I did not feel like cooking in a hot kitchen so I decided to make a cold meal for dinner. The idea was healthy, simple and good. I came up with this recipe:


3 Lemons
2 tablespoons truffle oil
1 box of cooked orzo
6 persian cucumbers
4 red, green, and yellow peppers
2 avocados
1 red onion fried up for the topping
1/2 log of goat cheese
a bunch of green onions
1 bag of arugula
1 pint of grape tomatoes
chicken from leftover rotisserie chicken
3 tablespoons of salt or to taste

Cook orzo according to box instructions and drain. Toss with juice of 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of salt.  Chop all vegetables and toss altogether in a large salad bowl. Cut up avocado and put on top. Add orzo and mix everything together including cooked rotisserie chicken or any cold chicken or salmon you have leftover. If you do not have any leftover chicken or salmon, you can omit or prepare some chicken to your taste to add to the salad. Add remaining juice of lemons, salt, and truffle oil and toss. Top with goat cheese and serve with a nice glass of pinot grigio.

Sit outside and enjoy the light meal on a hot summer night.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Whole Life Times Magazine features Megafruit in Urban Essentials

We were so excited to see the new issue of Whole Life Times Magazine today on the news stands. Megafruit is featured in their current August 2010 issue in the Urban Essentials section.

Almost Vegan reviews Megafruit Dried Fruits

 Almost Vegan reviews Megafruit on her blog:

I also received some samples from MegaFruit Ventures. They specialize in dried superfruits—up-and-coming nutritional superstars whose health benefits are just being discovered. They don’t use any additives or preservatives when drying the fruit, so it’s truly all-natural. MegaFruit sent me one of each of their three fruits: mangosteen, baby pineapple, and lychee. Each two-serving package contains a total of 200 calories or less; if you’re the kind of snacker that doesn’t stop till you reach the bottom of the bag, this is a great thing.

The fruits are very firm and chewy, with a consistency more akin to goji berries than raisins. The antioxidant-laden mangosteen was slightly tart. The enzyme-filled baby pineapple was, well, pineappley! The sweet, vitamin-packed lychee was the softest, and in my opinion, tastiest. Yum!

Risks Health reviews Megafruit Mangosteen

Megafruit was reviewed on the Risks Health blog recently:

Check Out Megafruit Ventures Natural Dried Mangosteen, 2-Ounce Bags (Pack of 10) for $55.80

Megafruit Ventures Natural Dried Mangosteen, 2-Ounce Bags (Pack of 10) Review

- Hard to get anything Mangosteen but this is the pure, natural, actual fruit
- Always been known to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world (high antioxidants)
- Easier to keep than a bag of doritos (there i go thinking about junk food again)
- Actually great for gift baskets. Included this with fruit basket/gift basket and it was a hit.

- Need a resealable bag
- Might be a little tough on texture initially for those who've never tried this dried version before

I've tried the lychee, mangosteen and pineapples - terrific ideas and read that the product lines are expanding. Finally a way to get healthy, safe, clean, pure, exotic fruits.

All in all - a terrific product. this could be the next coconut water me thinks. :)

Megafruit Ventures Natural Dried Mangosteen, 2-Ounce Bags (Pack of 10) Feature

  • Known as the queen of fruit, being described as the most delicous fruit in the world
  • Contains Xanthones, considered to be the most powerful antioxidant in the world
  • Delicious topping on oatmeal, cereal, desserts and meals
  • Rare and difficult to harvest, making this antioxidant packed fruit a rare gem

Megafruit Ventures Natural Dried Mangosteen, 2-Ounce Bags (Pack of 10) Overview

At Megafruit Ventures, our mission is to source and introduce highly nutritious new Megafruits that are packed with outsized benefits to complement any diet. Megafruits are the next generation of Superfruits; products that have exceptional nutrient and antioxidant qualities whose benefits are not yet widely known. We look to partner with producers who do not use any preservatives or additives in their processes to bring you products that are all natural and unadulterated. Our products come from all over the world and in many cases their nutritional properties have been known for centuries locally to provide extraordinary Megafruits benefits while still being relatively unknown to the US consumer. Megafruits products do not contain any added sugar or preservatives, giving you a completely natural and Megadelicious experience.

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Customer Reviews

Must try this wonderful fruit - B. Seo - dallas, tx
If you've never had mangosteen, you simply must try this!! It's delicious. In fact I'm eating a bag right now :) It has a mildly sweet flavor at first which turns slightly tart and tangy as you chew. No sugar, no preservatives, high in antioxidants and fiber, super delicious, what more could you ask for in a healthy snack?? Plus the entire bag is less than 200 calories.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Be Prepared to Build a Better Lunch

Have you ever looked in the fridge and thought to yourself I would really like to have a sandwich for lunch that has a great mayo on it, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, turkey, roast beef, and cheese? Or have you ever wanted to have a hot entree? 

Most of the time we have to settle for what is in our pantry or fridge at the time that we feel these hunger urges. You may have some turkey and bread, but you may not have lettuce or tomatoes or mayo in the fridge. How do you combat this terrible catastrophe? I say BE PREPARED. 

Before you do your weekly or bi weekly shop at the market, sit down and write out what you would ideally like to eat this week and check to see if you have those food items in your pantry or fridge. If you don't have those items, put them on your list. 

Here are some tips for a successful supermarket shop:

1. Eat before you go to the market so you are not starving and buy everything in sight or buy unhealthy high sugar high fat snacks. 

2. I often write down foods I would like to eat during the week and when I do my shop I review the list to see if I still have those food urges. 

3. One of my food tricks is to buy items that may go together in a sandwich or an entree so that when I am looking to make something, I can put something together without running back to the market.

4. Buy what you want not what you think you should be eating as long as it is reasonably healthy and a whole food that does not come from a box. Don't buy something super low fat and not tasty because you think you should eat it. More than likely you will not eat it.

5.) Stock the basics in your fridge and pantry - my basics includes mayo, mustard, horseradish, baguette, 2 kinds of cheeses, 3 kinds of deli meats, eggs, milk, sparkling water, 2 different oils, pasta, fruits and vegetables, ground meat, chicken breasts, potatoes, soy sauce, peanut butter, various spices, and ice cream. 

Figure out your basics and make sure you have them at all times so you can make a great lunch anytime. Being prepared is all it takes. A little planning will take you a long way in eating healthy and delicious meals.