Natural Products Expo 2018 Anaheim

With more natural brands launching online and more consumers than ever buying healthy and natural products there, too, it makes sense to have a digital presence that is both informative and entertaining. The brands that are strategically winning on social media are those that use multiple platforms to engage fans, show some personality and inspire healthy living through photography, video, purpose-driven campaigns, and, of course, #hashtags.

Check out the top 5 brands that have caught the digital eye of thousands of health enthusiasts and also grabbed our attention leading up to and during Natural Products Expo West 2018.

1. The Stanley Brothers on progress and potential of the CBD industry. The Stanley brothers of Colorado helped put the health benefits of CBD on the public’s radar back when their hemp extract that was high in CBD content and extremely low in THC content, now known as Charlotte’s Web, made headlines because of its apparent effectiveness in helping some children with autism and debilitating seizure disorders.

We caught up with three of the brothers at the CBD Summit at Natural Products Expo West to hear their thoughts about the potential benefits of the flourishing CBD category for the health of people.

2. Chobani LLC, maker of America’s No. 1 Greek yogurt brand and the second largest overall yogurt manufacturer in the U.S., has announced today the members of its Spring 2018 class for the Chobani Incubator. The third and largest Chobani Incubator class to date, with nine food startups, is made up of companies that are disrupting and improving high-potential food categories in the U.S., from new and innovative snack products like simple seed-based bars or peanut butter protein puffs, to healthier energy drink and smoothie options to nutritional foods that can help kids learn to love vegetables.

3. Matchabar when your mission is to bring matcha to the people, which it is for New York-based Matchabar, then getting social to keep fans engaged and motivated to find better energy by drinking matcha is a must. Drinking beautiful cups of an agate green elixir that has caffeine, antioxidants, and amino acid L-Theanine to support a cool, calm, and collected feeling.

4. Natures Path, a brandthat proves breakfast can be beautiful especially by using social media. With fun-stop-motion photography and mandala-style, Natures Path products are pleasing to the eye and the brand blossoms with topics from reducing sugar to organic gardening.

5. Purely Elizabeth, a granola company that just keeps reinventing itself. The new line of Vibrant Oats, which can make a morning superfood bowl an energetic shade of blue, pink or yellow (from natural mix-ins, such as spirulina powder) has become the best- in- the – industry appeal to on-the-go health driven products.

When you’ve got a craving for USDA organic sweet or savoury snacks Natural Products Expo is a social giveaway matches made in heaven.

love, k

Made with LOVE

Food tastes better to people who are told the meal has been prepared with love.

Cooking for your Spirit- ThanksGIVING

In honor of the essence of Thanksgiving, we came up with a few new creative ways to express gratitude to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. Gratitude has been linked to everything from improving happiness, body image, sleep, life, you name it. Instead of consuming spirits we Celebrate this year in the True Spirit of Thanksgiving! It is a gentle reminder to love those at our tables and beyond.

For some a little planning can go a long way especially when you have a history of disordered eating. In the midst of this food-focused holiday event could be far from a relaxing night with friends and family. It is hard to separate events being based in food from the part that is about connecting with people. For those who are trying to prevent triggers to an internal battle with bulumia, binge eating, and anorexia, the holidays are certainly among those experiences to be vulnerable and to know that you are not alone.

Eating disorders often bring about an internal fracturing of mind, body and spirit. It may feel like you have been trapped in your mind by eating disorder thoughts that disconnect you from your body and spirit. Recovery involves reintegrating the mind, body, and spirit, creating an internal sense of wholeness. To embrace this holiday season with the intention of healing  Cooking for your Spirit    is a healthy guide that lends courage and strength when struggling, and gives a way to express gratitude when all is well.

Thanksgiving Blessings,

love, #krishna

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Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Share some Holiday Happiness! Click here to read: Healthy for the Holidays

With Gratitude, Krishna

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Mummy Cake Recipe: Halloween Sweetness

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Halloween Vibes!

love, k 🙂

Pumpkin Soup Delight Recipe

Pumpkin soup delight 🎃 Here is a delightful pumpkin soup recipe with some additional healing drops included Black pepper supports the respiratory, nervous, circulatory and digestive systems, thyme supports the endocrine and respiratory systems and may be helpful for those who have the dry skin problem, and clove keeps you well and supports the digestive and respiratory systems. Now that is a power packed soup!

Thanks for visiting our site! To read more about the recipe here it is –


1 Large Pumpkin

4TB of Unrefined Coconut

1-2 drops of Young Living Black Pepper Vitality Essential Oil

1-2 drops of Young Living Thyme Vitality Essential Oil

1-2 drops of Young Living Clove Vitality Essential Oil

1cup of Coconut milk

1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper


Preheat oven to 400F.

Lightly coat the outside of the pumpkin with coconut oil and bake (whole) on the bottom rack for an hour.

Let it stand for 15-20 minutes.

Once cooled enough cut in half be careful of the steam! Scoop outside the seeds and set them aside.

Scoop out of the rest of the pumpkin and place in a food processor blend until smooth.

In a large pot heat up some coconut oil and add diced shallots.

Sauté them over medium heat until they are golden brown.

Add the pumpkin purée into the pot and put rest of coconut milk, cayenne pepper, and sweetener.

Simmer for 15-20 minutes

Just before moving soup from heat add in a few pinches of mineral salts and essential oils, then add in a few pumpkin seeds as garnish with each bowl served.


love, k 🙂