Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Raw Food Brownie Recipe

At the moment I am obsessed with the Raw Food Diet. I find that the food feels very clean when I eat it. I don't worry about where its been because it is mostly fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. I feel less heavy after a Raw Food Meal and the recipes I have found are very tasty. My favorite dessert recipe so far is the Raw Food Brownie Recipe. It is out of this world and who knew it was made of avocados? Wow. If you are wondering why anyone would ever give up a cooked steak or a good piece of friend chicken for a Raw Food diet. Take a look at some of these benefits. Here is what Vicki F. Chavis says about the Raw Food movement.

Raw Foods

The benefits of eating raw foods include:

  • Raw foods haven't been cooked and contain high levels of enzymes and vital nutrients.
  • Enzymes are the proteins that accelerate the rate of chemical reactions, including those involved in digestion and metabolism.
  • Phytonutrients are plant-derived, biologically active chemicals that are considered able to prevent diseases.

Raw pie crusts, for example, are made from nuts, coconut and salt, which gives them a buttery flavor. Adding dates binds ingredients together.

When food is cooked, it loses its moisture and becomes more dense. Raw foods, full of water, fill you up much more quickly, allowing you to eat much less.


    1 c walnuts
    1 c dates
    1/4 c cocoa pwd.
    2 avocados
    1/2 c agave nectar
    1/4 c cocoa pwd
    2 T coconut oil
    1 T vanilla extract
    dash salt
    dash cinnamon
Directions cut into 12 pieces
serving size 1 piece

food process the brownie ingredients until blended and dry chunky. press into a small pan.

icing: put all icing ingredients into vitamix blender, and blend on hi till smooth.

spread icing over brownies and pop in freezer to set for 1 hr. then cut and put in snack sized baggies.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SNOWDROP76.

Number of Servings: 12

Photo Courtesy:
-Rod Rontondi, author of Raw Food for Real People: Living Vegan Food Made Simple by the Chef and Founder of Leaf Organics.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Megafruits Partners with Breakout Sales & Marketing

Superfruits Company Plus 100 Years of Experience

Megafruittm Ventures Continued Success Prompts Company Growth Again


Contact: Susana Bub

Tel. 888-881-8119 ext. 2

Cell Phone: 310-500-6388


Los Angeles, CA, June 29, 2010 — Los Angeles-based Megafruittm Ventures, Inc., a health food company dedicated to bringing highly nutritious exotic Superfruits to the US, has appointed Breakout Sales and Marketing, formally known as Naturally TCL, to bring Superfruits to the South Western American public.

“Breakout Sales & Marketing (BSM) was the perfect choice for us. Both BSM and Megafruittm Ventures are committed to bringing new innovative naturally healthy foods to the marketplace. Megafruittm Ventures believes that the public in the South Western States want great tasting new foods that have many health benefits. BSM understands what health-conscious individuals want to see in their markets”, said Sean Kono, CEO, Megafruittm Ventures.

BSM brings nearly 100 years of combined experience to the Megafruittm Ventures team. BSM purchased Naturally TCL nearly 2 years ago. Tom & Cathi Lombardo at NTCL had been selling natural products as a broker for 30 years when Jimmy Searcy & Alan Urpsis became partners with Tom as Cathi retired from the industry. Jimmy Searcy once owned ‘Hi Profit Distributors’ that sold to Tree of Life in Southern Cal. He was also an owner of Lazy Acres Market in Santa Barbara California. Alan Urpsis, president of BSM has been in the industry for 30 years as well, owning and managing some of the best sales departments in the industry.

BSM will be working on bringing exotic gourmet Superfruits to the marketplace with Megafruittm Ventures. One of the items Megafruittm Ventures is bringing to the marketplace for the first time ever is the Mangosteen. Dr. Oz and Dan Buettner author of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest wrote about the 5 most important Superfoods we must all begin to eat now. The Queen of Fruits, the Mangosteen was #3 on this list. Mangosteen (Tang YP) has more antioxidants than any other fruit, is rich in vitamins A and C and tastes delicious. Mangosteens contain xanthones (Watanapokasin) which are considered to be the most powerful of all antioxidants. Currently the benefits researched on Mangosteen are: improved cardiovascular health, natural antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging.

Works Cited

Tang YP, Li PG, Kondo M, Ji HP, Kou Y, Ou B. Effect of a mangosteen dietary supplement on human immune function. 12 August 2009. .

Watanapokasin R, Jarinthanan F, Jerusalmi A, Suksamrarn S, Nakamura Y, Sukseree S, Uthaisang-Tanethpongtamb W, Ratananukul P, Sano T. Potential of Xanthones from Tropical Fruit Mangosteen as Anti-cancer Agents. 26 January 2010.



About Megafruittm Ventures

Founded in 2009, Megafruittm Ventures was started by a husband and wife team when they went on vacation in Thailand and found great tasting fruits with amazing health benefits that were not yet known in the US. They wanted to make it their mission to introduce new healthy foods to the marketplace. To learn more, visit

For more information about this topic please call Marketing and Public Relations Director, Susana Bub at 888.881.8119 ext. 2 or email


Ginger Sesame Vegetable Chili Pasta Recipe

It is a known fact that spicy foods speed up your metabolism and satiate your appetite. I love spicy foods and am always experimenting at home to make more spicy food recipes. This Ginger Sesame Vegetable Chili Pasta recipe is a favorite in my house. The fresh vegetables and the slightly sweet ginger sesame sauce with the combination of the heat from the chili oil makes this dish a winner for a spicy food fan.


1 bunch of broccolini
1/2 cup of pine nuts
1 bunch of asparagus
1 container of mini plum tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 tablespoon of garlic
6 tablespoons of Nancy's lite Ginger Sesame dressing
4 teaspoons of Lee Kum Ke Chiu Chau Chili Oil
1 package of angel hair pasta
1 tablespoon of canola oil
salt and pepper to taste

Clean and cut vegetables and place in large saute pan. Add garlic and canola oil and pine nuts. Saute vegetables until slightly browned. Cook pasta according to directions on box. Add a little olive oil to pasta to keep it from sticking when it is done. Place cooked vegetables on top of pasta to serve. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle sesame ginger dressing on top and drizzle chili oil on top of everything. Serve while hot.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Miracle Noodles for Weight Loss

Do you love pasta but want to lose weight? I have tried many diets from Atkins to fruit and veggies only diets and always lapsed back into my old ways. Recently I found a diet where I just ate normally, but substituted Japanese plant based high fiber "noodles" in place of regular flour pasta and I have had a significant amount of weight loss without the normal sugar high and dip after eating flour noodles. These gluten free noodles are called Miracle Noodles and I am loving them. I have sent packages to my parents and friends to try and they also love the noodles. If you want to try them, try them now. Each packet is well priced and sent right to your home.

Tonight, I had a beef bolognese on top of the Miracle Noodles and I am full and happy. Check it out for yourself. Make comments and let me know what you think. I think this is a great Graduation Gift. The amazing thing is that these noodles are ZERO CALORIES too! So you can eat a whole packet with your favorite sauce without feeling that carb guilt I always felt.
Click here to try it now.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

How to Make Yourself Comfortable on a Plane

Are you excited for your vacation, but dreading the economy seat on the plane? The worst part of traveling is definitely not packing, it is going through TSA and the actual flight where you have to sit in a seat where even a petite person does not have enough leg room. Did they suddenly add another 2 rows of seats in each cabin in the last few years? The leg room and full flights make flights pretty uncomfortable these days. To prepare for your next flight, I have a few suggestions for what you can do to make your flying experience a little more pleasant.

Make sure to buy water at the airport and bring along some fruit for your journey. It is very dehydrating to be on the plane so you want to stay hydrated the whole time you are on the plane. Avoid alcohol drinks on the plane as that will exacerbate dehydration.
Try to at least stretch and take a short walk before your flight and try to get some exercise as soon as you arrive. This will help your body get on the schedule of the place that you are visiting whether it is 9 hours ahead or 3 hours behind. You can also try to walk around on the plane to stretch your legs.
Deep Breathing
Take 10 deep breaths in the am and sit for a few minutes and meditate. This should get your day started on the right note. Getting oxygen in your body will help awaken your senses and relax your mind so you can start your day with lots of energy.
Rescue Remedy
Go to your local natural pharmacy and pick up a few items like Bach's rescue remedy to help relieve stress on the plane. Just a few drops of Bach's rescue remedy is supposed to help relieve daily stress. If you feel stress on the plane, just put a few drops in your water.
If you take special medications during the day. Make sure to pack and take them on the plane with you so you have them with you when you arrive on the plane.
Eye Mask, Noise Cancellation Earphones, Earplugs
Get yourself an eye mask to block out the light to help you get the rest you need on the plane. Bring earplugs to block out the noise around you or get Noise Cancellation Earphones will block out the noise and help you get the rest you need.
Bring a shawl
Bring a shawl with you so you don't have to use the blankets that the airlines give you. It will give you a little comfort since it is your shawl from home and it won't have anyone's germs on it.
Pack some lunch or food you like as snacks
Pack food that is healthy for lunch for yourself so you don't have to be at the mercy of the airport restaurants. Everything is always healthier if you bring your own food from home. Snack on dried fruit like Megafruit and get nutrients and fiber out of a healthy snack.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How to Get your Body Beach Ready: Try the GOOP Detox Menu and Recipes

I was looking for a good detox to jump start my weight loss goals for summer and quite a few people told me about the detox that Gwyneth Paltrow has been using so I looked it up on her GOOP site and found it in one of her newsletters. The diet seems really nutritious and easy to follow. It does incorporate a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables so you will have to make a trip to the market for a large shop. The good thing is that a lot of the diet is just great food and leaving out carbs, dairy, red meat, and shellfish. If you can do that, this diet should be a snap. For those of you who are taking this diet to work, it may be a little challenging because there is a lot of cutting and juicing involved. Of course this diet is easy for Gwyneth because she probably has a staff that juices for her after she is done training in the am with Tracy Anderson. Anyhow, don't beat yourself up if you cannot do all this. Try the best you can. It will still be better than not doing anything at all.

Check out her diet menu and recipes here:

MENUS (bold indicates a recipe)

Adjust the time to your schedule and the meals to your taste but remember that there can be no dairy, grains with gluten, meat, shellfish, anything processed (including all soy products), fatty nuts, nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant), condiments, sugar and obviously no alcohol, caffeine or soda.


7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
8am: Herbal tea
10am (breakfast): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie
11:30am: Coconut water*
1:30pm (lunch): Salad with Carrot and Ginger Dressing
4pm (snack): A handful of mixed pumpkin and sunflower seeds
6pm (dinner): Broccoli and Arugula Soup
*Make sure that the coconut water has no added sugar. Fresh is ideal but the brands Zico or Vita Coco are readily available.


7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
8am: Herbal tea
10am (breakfast): Raspberry and Rice Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
11:30am: Coconut water
1:30pm (lunch): Detox Teriyaki Chicken and Steamed Greens
4pm (snack): Miso Soup with Watercress
6pm (dinner): Pea and Basil Soup (follow method for Broccoli and Arugula Soup)


7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
8am: Herbal tea
10am (breakfast): Oatmeal (make with rice or almond milk instead of water so it’s a bit more substantial)
11:30am: Coconut water
1:30pm (lunch): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie
4pm (snack): Cucumber, Lime and Basil Juice
6pm (dinner): Super Greens Juice / Miso Soup with Watercress


7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
8am: Herbal tea
10am (breakfast): Mango and Coconut Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
11:30am: Coconut water
1:30pm (lunch): Miso Soup with Watercress
4pm (snack): A handful of blueberries
6pm (dinner): Steamed Salmon and Greens


7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
8am: Herbal tea
10am (breakfast): Peach and Almond Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
11:30am: Coconut water
1:30pm (lunch): Raw crudite (carrots, green beans, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini) with Carrot and Ginger Dressing
4pm (snack): Beet, Carrot, Apple and Ginger Juice
6pm (dinner): Cucumber and Avocado Soup


7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
8am: Herbal tea
10am (breakfast): Blueberry and Almond Smoothie
11:30am: Coconut water
1:30pm (lunch): Mixed Greens with Steamed Salmon, Olive Oil & Lemon Juice
4pm (snack): Super Greens Juice
6pm (dinner): Detox Teriyaki Chicken, brown rice, steamed zucchini


7am (or upon rising): Glass of room temperature lemon water
8am: Herbal tea
10am (breakfast): Raspberry and Rice Milk Smoothie (follow method for Blueberry and Almond Smoothie)
11:30am: Coconut water
1:30pm (lunch): Miso Soup with Vegetables
4pm (snack): A handful of almonds
6pm (dinner): Steamed fish, quinoa, roasted squash


Salad with Carrot and Ginger Dressing
Broccoli and Arugula Soup
Miso Soup with Watercress
Detox Teriyaki Chicken
Blueberry and Almond Smoothie
Beet, Carrot, Apple and Ginger Juice
Super Greens Juice
Cucumber, Basil and Lime Juice
Steamed Salmon and Greens
Cucumber and Avocado Soup


This dressing is the jam! Great on salad and also as a dip for vegetables. This recipe makes enough dressing for two salads, so be sure to save the extra.

TIME: 5 minutes

For dressing:

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon sweet white miso
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons water

For salad:

  • 1 head of baby gem lettuce (or any greens), roughly cut
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 avocado, diced

Pulse the carrot, shallot and ginger in a blender until finely chopped. Scrape down the sides, add the miso, vinegar and sesame seed oil and whiz together. While the blender is going, slowly drizzle in the grapeseed oil and the water.

Combine the lettuce, onion and avocado in a bowl, drizzle with plenty of dressing and serve.

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This is a clean, basic approach to soup that showcases the vegetable. You can make this with nearly anything – including peas and basil, zucchini, carrots and ginger. In this case, broccoli is made a bit more dynamic with a handful of peppery arugula. When you’re detoxing and drinking lots of juices and smoothies, it’s a nice change to have something warm. This recipe makes enough soup for at least two portions, but it’s easier to make it once and eat it twice.

TIME: 15 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, roughly diced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets (about 2/3 pound)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon each coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup arugula (watercress would be good, too)
  • 1/2 lemon

Heat the olive oil in a medium nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and sauté for just a minute or until fragrant. Add the broccoli and cook for four minutes or until bright green. Add the water, salt and pepper, bring to a boil, lower the heat and cover. Cook for eight minutes or until the broccoli is just tender. Pour the soup into a blender and puree with the arugula until quite smooth. Be very careful when blending hot liquids; start slowly and work in batches if necessary (you don’t want the steam to blow the lid off). Serve the soup with a bit of fresh lemon.

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You can make the broth early in the week and add the miso as you eat. Also, you can eat this plain, with the watercress, or bulk it up with other thinly sliced vegetables (mushrooms, zuchinni, carrots, etc.)

TIME: 30 minutes

  • 6 cups water (filtered is best)
  • 50 grams dried bonito flakes
  • 3 dried shitake mushrooms
  • 4" piece of dried wakame
  • 6 tablespoons miso paste (whatever kind you like—sweet white miso makes for a nice, light soup while aged barley gives a full, robust flavor)
  • 2 cups watercress leaves

Heat the water in a small soup pot and when bubbles form around the edge, add the bonito. Turn the heat down and simmer for two minutes. Turn off the heat and let the broth sit for five minutes. Strain the broth into a clean pot, discarding the bonito. Add the shitakes and wakame to the broth and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Remove the wakame and mushrooms. Discard the thick stems from the mushrooms, thinly slice the caps and slip them back into the soup. Chop the wakame into small pieces, discarding any thick pieces of stem, and return to the pot.

In a small bowl, combine the miso paste with a bit of the broth and whisk to combine. Pour the mixture back into the pot and let the soup simmer, being careful not to let it boil. Add the watercress at the last minute, just to wilt it, and serve.

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This sauce is detox-friendly because it doesn’t use sugar or soy, but it has a great depth of flavor and is the perfect consistency.

TIME: 20 minutes + time for marinating

For Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon barley miso
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon water

Combine the balsamic, agave, ginger and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for ten minutes. Cool and then add the miso, mirin and water.

For Chicken:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • Detox Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 finely chopped scallion
  • 4 sprigs cilantro, roughly chopped

Marinate the chicken in the sauce (reserve a spoonful or two) for at least one hour–up to overnight.

Heat your grill to medium heat. Wipe off any excess marinade and grill the chicken for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Serve with the reserved, hasn’t-touched-raw-chicken sauce, cilantro and scallions.

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This could easily be made with any fruit—raspberries, peaches, mango, etc. Also, feel free to substitute rice or coconut milk for almond milk.

TIME: 5 minutes

  • 1 scoop of a complete nutritional, whey protein fortified powder (not soy protein)
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 scoop of a ProGreens type of powder (preferably with probiotics)
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

Blend everything together.

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This juice is the most incredible color and is wonderfully sweet. Beets are said to lower blood pressure, carrots pack a super beta-carotene punch, apples are cancer-fighters and ginger just loves your heart.

TIME: 5 minutes

  • 1 large or 2 medium beets, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and pith removed
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large apple, cut into wedges
  • 1" piece of ginger

Juice everything into a glass, give it a stir and enjoy.

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Health in a glass!

TIME: 5 minutes

  • 1 cup tightly packed kale
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 1/2 pears, cut into large pieces
  • 1" piece of fresh ginger
  • 1/2 lemon, zest and pith removed

Juice everything into a glass, being sure to alternate the kale with the other ingredients to help it get through the juicer easily (I follow each small bit of kale with a celery stalk). Give the juice a stir before drinking.

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This juice is especially refreshing when you blend it with a handful of ice cubes (use a whole lime if you do, as the acid is muted when it’s cold). Think of it as a detox-friendly mojito.

TIME: 5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 English cucumber, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 lime, zest and pith removed
  • 1 apple, cut into wedges

Starting with the basil, juice everything into a glass, give it a stir and enjoy.

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You could steam the fish on a bed of anything—thinly sliced fennel, lemon, even scallions or leeks.

TIME: 20 minutes

  • small handful (roughly 1/4 cup) of your favorite leafy herbs (parsley, basil, chervil, tarragon, etc.)
  • 1 6 oz. organic salmon filet
  • a cup of your favorite fresh greens (kale, spinach, dandelion, chard, etc.)
  • 1 wedge of lemon

Line your steamer with the herbs and rest the salmon filet on top. Steam for 11 minutes. Put the greens alongside the fish and steam for an additional 7 minutes. Squeeze the lemon over the fish and greens and serve.

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Really light and refreshing, this soup is also incredibly satisfying because the avocado makes it so creamy.

TIME: 2 minutes

  • zest of 1/2 lime
  • juice of an entire lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and roughly chopped

Blend everything together until totally creamy and smooth.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day White Peach Sangria Recipe

Father's Day was a nice day for everyone in our family. My husband took a nice long bike ride up the Pacific Coast Highway, I worked out on the treadmill in the morning, and my daughter and I made apple muffins, angel hair pasta with turkey bologneses and white peach sangria. The day started off with our freshly baked apple muffins and a glass of juice and some strawberries after my workout. Then when my husband returned from his ride we had the Angel hair pasta bolognese with salad for lunch. The white peach sangria went with us to a friend's house for dinner of fish tacos. It was a beautiful summer day and a breezy summer night. The white peach sangria was a hit.

Here is the recipe:

1 pound of white ripe peaches cut and quartered
1 pound of white grapes seedless halved
1 pound of red grapes seedless halved
1 mango cut up into cubes
2 bottles of white wine
1 1/2 cups of peach vodka
1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
3/4 cup of simple syrup or agave

Take the cut up grapes, peaches, and mango and place into the pitcher where you will be serving the sangria. Add the vodka and white wine. Add agave or simple syrup and lemon juice and mix all together. Please in fridge for at least 4 hours so that the flavors can meld together. Serve with ice in a wine glass.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Raw Food Diet

I recently discovered a few raw food restaurants in Los Angeles that are really great. They make desserts, pizzas, and everything else in between for people who want a healthy satisfying lifestyle. I found that many of the people who followed the raw food movement had less colds and more energy. I found a site that had so much information, I had to share it with you.

Here is some basic information from her site. Alissa Cohen has a cookbook and DVD on the raw food movement. Check it out for yourself. What do you think?

What is Raw & Living Food?

Raw and Living foods are uncooked, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains. These raw foods can be eaten whole or combined to make the healthiest, most delicious meals.

Sound boring? NO Way!!! Imagine eating burgers, pizza, pasta, cookies, cakes and pies everyday. Imagine never having to count calories, proteins, fats or carbs! You won't have to weigh or measure your food. The raw and living food diet is about eating whatever you want, whenever you want! You can lose weight, heal your body, increase your energy, look and feel younger, not in years, not in months but within days! If this sounds good to you, click here to start living on live food!

Click here for frequently asked questions about Alissa's raw and living food diet.

The following pictures are sample recipes from Alissa Cohen's book Living on Live Food.

The Living Burger

This 'burger' is made from raw nuts and veggies The 'bun' is uncooked sprouted grains and veggies, molded into a burger bun and dehydrated. A honey –mustard sauce served on the side along with a helping of jicama French fries.

The Living Pizza

This pizza is better than the real thing! The crust is made from sprouted grains and/or seeds, and veggies and then dehydrated. The tomato sauce is made from sun-dried tomatoes, dates, garlic, and herbs. The creamy cheese topping is made from a variety of nuts and vegetables and spices. The pizza is topped with avocadoes, mushrooms, spinach and onions.


This corn - flax seed tortilla is a soft, chewy flat bread that is wrapped around warmed, diced veggies and then dehydrated to perfection!

The Chocolate Cake

The inside of this rich moist cake is made from figs and nuts. The frosting is a rich carob frosting made up of avocado, carob powder, dates and mixed berries. There is a cashew cream cheese covering the top. The cake is then sprinkled with coconut and crushed walnuts.


This canoli wrapper is made from sprouted wheat berries and dates. The heavenly sweet cream filling is made from nuts, lemon juice and honey.

The Blueberry Pie & Cookies

The crust is made from nuts and dried fruits. The inside of the pie has a gelled banana-blueberry filling with whole blueberries. The Chocolate Chip Cookies are nuts and dried fruit, with apricot sweetened carob formed into bits on top.

Date Nut Torte

Chicken Fingers



Potato Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Stuffed Mushrooms


Cookies & Almond Milk

Strawberry-Apricot Melt in Your Mouth Fudge


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Megafruit Mickey Fine Century City

We are proud to announce that Megafruit is now available at the Mickey Fine Pharmacy stores in Century City, and 2 locations in Beverly Hills on Roxbury and Camden. Here are some photos from our demo at Century City 2049 Century Park East on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

Hope you had a chance to come say hello to us and try our lychee, mangosteen, and baby pineapple flavors.

Megafruit can also be found at

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Actor's Diet reviews Megafruit

A review from The Actor's Diet blog:

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Summer

June 15, 2010
by Lynn at The Actors Diet

Signs that Summer is upon us in L.A.:

  1. I haven’t been turning on the space heater when I go into the bathroom
  2. I stopped wearing pajama bottoms to sleep
  3. Julius doesn’t burrow under the covers next to me anymore
  4. I slather on sunscreen before my morning walk, because I inevitably end up in a tank top by the end of it
  5. I’ve stopped sneezing when I go past the flowers and can just admire them.



6. I’m no longer craving oatmeal and am reaching for the blender for breakfast.


I’ve had this sample packet of Vega Whole Food Smoothie Infusion for a while now. It’s filled with plant-based protein and green nutrition!


I mixed it with ice and water and tasted. No thanks!

So I tossed in some frozen raspberries – it still needed something. I added some Liquid Vanilla Stevia (NuNaturals just send a huge case of it!) and that was a lot more palatable.



I was actually hungry only an hour after drinking this, but was in the midst of a monster load of laundry, so it was about another hour before I put together lunch.


I opened up this package of Dried Mangosteen that Megafruit sent samples of


I’ve had mangosteen in freeze-dried form (from Trader Joe’s) but never fresh – or dried either, for that matter. Mangosteen is known as “The Queen of Fruits” – and is high in Xanthones, the most powerful of all antioxidants.

Your highness -


They taste really good – these are straight-up dried mangosteens without any added sugar and are very sweet, yet sour at the same time. Actually, the flavor is reminiscent of these Haw Flakes I grew up eating, though I’m sure that description is not very helpful to my non-Chinese readers…

I emptied half the sack to eat with my burger…


…and then wound up eating the other half about twenty minutes later. That’s another sign of summer:

7. I turn into Snacky McSnackerston.

Ever have a fresh mangosteen? How do you know it’s officially summer?