I often get asked how Philosophie happened—what prompted me to create the blends? The idea actually came very organically in my kitchen one morning. If you’ve ever run out of just ONE of your beloved superfood ingredients, then you know how it can be a bit of a bummer for your sunrise smoothie.
That was happening constantly to me, and as a working women wearing many hats, I realized how wonderful it would be to have a product that would make my life and many others’ lives easier. Right then and there, I decided to have ALL of my beautiful superfoods rolled into one simple serving. That way, I would never run out of maca or cacao and feel like my drink wasn't complete!
After hours and hours spent searching for the highest quality, 100% organic superfoods and bagging them in my kitchen, I was so happy to discover that my blends were incredibly versatile and could only enhance a dish, never overpowering it!
A trip to Thailand helped me put the finishing touches on my third flavor, Berry Bliss. It features so many exotic fruits that you would never find at your local market, making it truly special.
Berry Bliss is SUPER high in antioxidants, vitamin A, and protein, and also contains camu camu—one of the most abundant sources for vitamin C in the world!
After I had camu camu, I added in mangosteen (pictured above!)—sweet fruits commonly found in the rainforest areas of Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia that are packed with fiber and potassium.
For me, sprouted, activated brown rice powder was a must, as it contains more protein and less carbs. The brown rice protein powder also adds a nourishing boost of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which supports sleep, mood, focus, and growth hormone release.
Next up, I mixed in acai berry and goji berry—two antioxidant powerhouses. Not only does acai contain anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties, it also boasts Omega 6s and 9s. These healthy fats are essential to brain function! Goji also has specific antioxidants that protect your eyes and heart, improve circulation, and balance blood sugar. This all-around superstar of a berry also has compounds that may decrease the risk of developing cancer! Both acai and goji also a great source of iron, especially goji!
Lastly, maca, an adaptogen (a name given to certain herbs, plants, and natural substances that help the body adapt to stressors like a crazy schedule or a demanding job) is grown high in the mountains in South America. I am SO obsessed with it, and rely on maca to provide me with the energy that I need—minus the jitters—and to help balance my hormones. It keeps my mood focused and driven so that I can power through my day, and provides yet another antioxidant boost. We can never get enough of those to keep us looking and feeling our best!
Now that you’ve got the nutritional benefit rundown, let’s talk about ways to use Berry Bliss. Try them in smoothies, parfaits, oatmeal, your favorite frosting for baked treats, or with lemon and extra virgin olive oil for a tangy salad dressing or marinade. The ideas really are ENDLESS and the best ones come to you with improvising + playing around in your own kitchen!