Kaolin, What it is and How You Can Benefit from this Versatile Ingredient

White clay, Kaolinite, China clay, French Green clay—this ingredient has such a long history of use in so many different industries that it has a whole slew of common names.

The main component of kaolin, as we call it, is the mineral kaolinite. It is mined all over the planet from China to Europe to the US. Pure kaolinite is bright white, though kaolin clay often has other minerals present that add slight coloration to the clay, most often it has a pinkish hue from iron oxide or a greenish color from decomposing plant material. In general, the brighter white the kaolin clay, the better quality it is considered.

Because of its abundance as a mineral all over the world and it’s beautiful bright quality, kaolin is thought to have been used as one of the first clays used to make pottery by our ancestors. The other historical uses of this clay involve health and beauty.

In fact, kaolin clay has proven itself to be useful for every part of our evolution. We still use it in pottery, health, and beauty but it’s even found its way into the paper industry. A thin layer is often brushed on as a final coating for paper to give it a smooth texture and bright white color.

We’re not sure how it’s possible that such a versatile and safe ingredient exists, and in such abundance at that, but it does and we’re thrilled that we’ll be introducing it in our up and coming product!

Internal uses of kaolin

Kaolin has been used internally to help with the digestive system. Because the clay doesn’t breakdown and isn’t absorbed into the body, it’s very useful in issues like ulcers, sores, and swelling because it coats the inside of the whole digestive tract. The digestive tract has natural acids and bacterias that can exacerbate these types of issues and the kaolin coating helps protect the epithelial lining and allows the body space to heal itself.

Although it is considered safe to consume, this ingredient is all about the dosage. The clay is absorbent so it’s helpful with issues like diarrhea and has the potential to improve conditions like IBS and leaky gut. Pharmaceutical companies even use it in their medications to make the chemical constituents easier on the stomach and to control absorption rates.

On the flip side, eating too much kaolin can cause constipation and long term internal use can make it difficult for the body to absorb certain nonessential minerals (minerals that we have to consume) from food because of how well it coats the lining of the digestive system.

People exposed to the powder in large quantities long term, like mine workers, can develop lung issues because the powder can get into the air and get stuck in the lungs when it’s breathed in.

External uses of kaolin

When we find pure elements that we know were used by the ancients, we always wonder, “how did they figure out to use that?” This time, we imagine a potter, hands covered in the wet clay—maybe even mixing up some working clay from the dry mineral and adding a bit too much water. A little bug lands on her cheek and she reaches up instinctively to brush it away, spreading some of the clay across her face. Later on, she scrubs it off and her face is soft and beautiful in that spot. Tah-da! A new beauty ingredient was discovered. Since then, it has been used in cleansers, shampoos, toothpastes, and beauty products abound. Here are just some of the benefits:

Cleansing and detoxifying. Kaolin gently cleanses and pulls impurities from the pores without causing redness.

Helps with oily skin. Kaolin is absorbent so it absorbs excess oils and it can help balance the oil production when it’s used over time.

Exfoliating. Because it doesn’t completely dissolve in water and makes a really nice paste, the crystals in the clay make a really great exfoliant.

Stimulating. Kaolin is stimulating to the skin and with long term use, can offer a toned and tightened appearance.

Gentle. Kaolin is a really gentle clay that can be used with any skin type, including those people with sensitivities to scrubs and cleansers.

Do you use Kaolin? Let us know how in the comments!

References:
Aspen. “10 Beauty Benefits of Kaolin Clay for Skin, Hair and More.” Beautymunsta. N.p., 20 Dec. 2016. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

Charl. “What is Kaolin Clay? Benefits, Powder, Skin, Side Effects, Properties of China /White Clay.” DurableHealth. N.p., 19 May 2016. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

“KAOLIN: Uses, Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings.” WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

“Minerals.net.” Kaolinite: The clay mineral kaolinite information and pictures. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

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7 Science-Based Ways Play Makes You a Better Person

by Alexandra Jamieson, CHHC, CAPP

As a 29-year-old PhD candidate in biology at Columbia University, Denise struggled with chronic stress that reared its ugly head as headaches, weight loss resistance, and as she described it, “being ridiculously uptight in social situations.”

I sensed that tension during our first meeting. As a health and life coach, I teach clients how play takes us out of our heads and encourages our bodies to take the lead.

I told Denise I wanted her to play more. As a serious student and scientist, she initially feared play meant her (mostly male) colleagues wouldn’t take her seriously.

I appealed to her through what understood best: Science. Studies show how good play is for us.

“Scientists are discovering that playing is a key activity you need to change habits because it takes us out of our comfort zone in ways that reset our attitude to life in affirmative, creative, and solution-oriented ways,” I told her. “Playing is a form of improvement.”

I brainstormed ways Denise could use play in her otherwise-serious academic life and maintain credibility. In fact, I reasoned, play would make Denise a better researcher and colleague.

Here are the 7 science-based ways play helped Denise that likewise can make you a better person.

Play helps you reach your ideal body weight.

Science shows relaxing can reduce emotional eating and help women lose weight. Rather than dive into comfort foods in times of stress, I encouraged Denise to approach eating and cravings by focusing on how she felt in the moment. She began making decisions that helped her feel relaxed, happy, and stress-free, which eventually helped Denise reach her ideal weight. That’s the great gift of play: The promise of feeling completely at ease in your own body and fully trusting you’ll make decisions that support this state of ease and flow.

Play makes you more creative.

Studies show playful adults tend to be more witty, creative, and curious. Play allowed Denise to tap into her artistic (or as she called it, “non science-y”) side to foster creativity and take a break from writing her dissertation. She took up sketching, which she once found pleasure in but had abandoned with school.

Play makes you more resilient.

Another study looked at 898 students from 3 universities found playfulness helps you better adapt when you’re facing stressful situations, fostering resilience in the bargain. At our third session, Denise said that resiliency made her more vulnerable and less fearful of her overly critical dissertation committee.

Play makes you smarter.

For 254 mostly female psychology students, being playful meant higher grades and inspired extra reading that helped those students ace an exam. Researchers concluded play helps you embrace challenges and aim higher.

Play helps you cope better.

That same study found play could be a coping strategy that helps you be more successful. Denise became less fixated on her grades. Instead, she did the best job she could and then let go of the situation.

Play makes you a more empathetic person.

Studies show playfulness helps you loosen up a tense situation and better understand where other people are coming from. You take the microscope off of yourself and widen your perception to those around you as well. That’s what makes improv teams work so well together! Denise began to better understand the pressure other PhD students felt, which meant she got less irritated when they didn’t meet her admittedly stringent standards. She also got less snappy with her girlfriend, creating a healthier relationship.

Play cultivates a sense of hope.

Playing and being playful creates positive emotions, which can improve your well-being. “In this topsy-turvy political climate, who among us doesn’t want to cultivate more hope?” Denise asked at one point. I couldn’t agree more.

I’d love to show you more ways to incorporate play into your day to become more productive, healthier, happier, and more alive! Join us for a the first ever global day of play for Women!

You can take the Play Pledge and have fun on Saturday, April 29th: www.HerPlayDate.com

As the best-selling author of Women, Food & Desire, co-creator and co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me, and highly-sought-after wellness expert for thousands, Alexandra Jamieson has made it her mission to empower women to create epic lives–by honoring their cravings and kicking body shame to the curb.

 

References:

“Being playful and smart? The relations of adult playfulness with psychometric and self-estimated intelligence and academic performance.” Being playful and smart? The relations of adult playfulness with psychometric and self-estimated intelligence and academic performance. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2017.

Fredrickson, Barbara L. “The Role of Positive Emotions in Positive Psychology: The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions.” The American psychologist. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Mar. 2001. Web. 05 Apr. 2017.

Magnuson, Cale D., and Lynn A. Barnett. ” CrossRef citations 0 Altmetric Research Articles The Playful Advantage: How Playfulness Enhances Coping with Stress.” Leisure Sciences. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2017.

Manzoni, G. M., F. Pagnini, A. Gorini, A. Preziosa, G. Castelnuovo, E. Molinari, and G. Riva. “Can relaxation training reduce emotional eating in women with obesity? An exploratory study with 3 months of follow-up.” Journal of the American Dietetic Association. U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 2009. Web. 05 Apr. 2017.

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Beautiful Voices: Heidi Niespodzany

Beautiful Voices is our ongoing blog series that highlights inspiring, empowering women. Our most recent Beautiful Voice is Heidi Niespodzany. See what she says when Annmarie asks her some questions about her own personal beauty.

My name is Heidi Niespodzany. I’m 26, a born and raised Wisconsinite, and one of my favorite things to do is be active outside. I was raised on a farm but have lived in the city of Milwaukee for 11 years and now wonder how I ever lived in the country! Planting my garden and cooking are therapeutic to me. I sell real estate and could spend an entire afternoon picking out designs and home decor. Studying naturopathic medicine is a side hobby that I’d possibly consider going back to school for down the road – there’s so much to be discovered.

What was your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?

My biggest challenge in life thus far was watching my mother struggle with cancer throughout my childhood and losing her at the age of 13. I always tell people my father buried his heart with hers, as he became abusive once she was gone. I overcame this challenge by removing myself from the situation and surrounding myself with great people. I used my athletic abilities to earn a scholarship and the opportunity to attend college to earn my degree. I’m proud of the strong, independent business woman I am today.

If money was no object what would you be doing?

If money was not an object, I would go to school for naturopathic medicine .. and of course, travel the world. Australia, France, the Netherlands .. you name it.

Where and when do you feel most at peace?

I feel most at peace when I’m decorating my home, riding my bike or sitting at the end of a pier in the morning drinking my coffee. I love to be outside.

What does beauty mean to you?

Beauty to me is formulated by good habits. Lots of sleep, clean organic eating, H20 + H20 + H20, removing makeup before bed, flossing your teeth, cleaning your sheets .. the little things that are sometimes hardest to do.

What makes you feel beautiful?

I’m 6’0 but I feel beautiful when I wear high heels. I feel like a model.

What do you do when you want to pamper yourself?

When I want to pamper myself I sleep in, draw a hot bath with essential oils, wear a charcoal mask with ACV followed by the AnnMarie Moisturizing Mask and listen to relaxing music. Wisconsin winters are brutal so it’s a great way to start out the week. Sometimes I’ll paint my nails while I sit in the bathtub too.  I consider it my free spa day at home… I clearly don’t have kids yet 😉

What’s your favorite beauty secret or tip?

My favorite beauty tip is that less is more. Always.

How does Annmarie’s mission fit into your lifestyle?

AnnMarie’s mission fits my lifestyle because I agree with many of Kevin’s health/medical beliefs. I don’t think we can outsmart science, but I’m a true believer our habits make us who we are. Incorporating health all the way down to our face/body products is a small tweak that can lead go big changes.

Isn’t she beautiful?

Much Love,
Annmarie Skin Care

(If you’re interested in being featured as one of our Beautiful Voices, please email us at newyou@annmariegianni.com.

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7 Reasons to Eat More Citrus

Guest Post by Danette May

It almost seems silly to look for reasons to eat more citrus. After all, it is so delicious! But citrus has unique benefits that set it apart from other types of fruit.

Whether you prefer to eat oranges or grapefruit or another variety, here are the things you need to know about citrus.

Citrus fruit comes from flowering trees and shrubs. The different fruits that we have today are all hybrids from three species: the mandarin orange, the pummelo and the citron. The plants that they grow from have evergreen leaves and the fruits have leathery rinds that need to be peeled to reveal the fruit below.

Citrus fruits have segments and inside each one is pulp. The fruit is considered mature when it is done growing, but it is not ripe until the inner starches turn to sugar and the acid levels fall. The best way to tell when it’s ripe is by the softening flesh and change in color.

Besides their great taste, citrus fruits are also known for their strong fragrance.

Citrus is good for you in so many ways. Here are just a few:

Citrus protects your heart.

Citrus is loaded with flavonoids. These are antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. They protect us against heart disease by improving blood flow through our arteries. They boost good HDL and prevent bad LDL cholesterol from forming.

Citrus heals the skin from the inside out.

Citrus is very high in vitamin C. A single orange has more than 100% of the recommended daily dose, and organic oranges may have even more. Vitamin C is another antioxidant that synthesizes collagen. It helps our bodies to heal wounds and to form the strong cells that bind our bones, blood vessels, tendons and ligaments. It also helps us to absorb the iron in our food and has been shown to cut the time and symptoms of the common cold.

Citrus is high in folate.

Folate helps our bodies to synthesize DNA. It has also been linked to reduced risk of depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

Citrus helps widdle your waistline.

Citrus holds a lot of water and both soluble and insoluble fiber. Both help you feel full longer, and that can help you lose weight. It can also help you avoid constipation. Grapefruit, in particular, has been linked to boosting weight loss efforts.

Citrus is a powerful flavor enhancer.

It can help you to cut down on your use of salt.

Citrus may help you live longer.

A study showed that elderly men and women who ate at least two servings of citrus per week had a reduced mortality rate than those who ate it less than once per week on average.

Citrus won’t spike your blood sugar.

Oranges and grapefruit both have low glycemic index scores. Eating one does not cause a spike in blood sugar levels.

If you are going to add more citrus to your diet, it is important that you do so with whole fruit rather than juice. Most juices you can buy at the grocery store are loaded with sugar.

A great way to boost your citrus intake is to add it to salads. Orange sections are delicious with dark greens, beets, fish and other healthy foods.

If you’re looking for deliciously healthy and simple recipes to incorporate more citrus in your day, grab a copy of Danette’s cookbook that’s filled with over 150 quick and easy fat burning recipes. Click here to order Bikini Body Recipes.

Yours in health,

Danette May

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5 Herbs for the Worry Warrior

anxiety herbal

If you’re like me, you’re up late at night with a surge of energy and your brain reeling with all the things you need to do tomorrow, this week, this year.

When you wake up in the morning, you find yourself snoozing until you absolutely have to roll out of bed. Then you’re rushing to get to work before the factory bell rings and you don’t get all the things done that your night-brain is convinced you had the time and energy for.

Inevitably throughout the day, you gather more todo list items and your night-brain comes back online with the added stress of the things you didn’t have time for plus the additions. Sound familiar? It’s a vicious cycle.

Where does this Type of Worry Come From?

New evidence suggests that these concerns could actually be caused by something happening in your digestive system—meaning it’s not just something happening in your brain. The ‘neurogastroenterology’ (say that 5 times fast) field is in its infancy, but these holistic thinkers are finding out a lot about how our brain and our gut (our second brain) work together to keep our physical and emotional health stable.

We’re finding out now that our gut uses neurotransmitters to send signals around our body, just like the brain does, and that some of our bodies’ neurotransmitters are stored in the gut.

A great example is serotonin. Up to 95% of the body’s serotonin is stored in the gut, and guess what? It is one of the most important mood stabilizing (and worry reducing) neurotransmitters in our bodies. It functions as a mood, sleep, memory, and GI tract normalizer so without normal serotonin function, we are unable to focus, sleep well, feel well, or digest well.

And serotonin is just ONE of the 35+ neurotransmitters that our two brains use to communicate.

How does the Brain Communicate with the Gut

We talked about sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems before and how the nervous system we’re using directly affects our physical and emotional well-being.

Here we are, back at it with the mind-body connection and this time we’ll give it a name: the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is physically connected with every part of the digestive system and is basically the body’s way of constantly checking in with itself and making sure that the correct neural response is happening all the time. That gut feeling you have? Yeah, that’s your vagus nerve checking in and you should probably go with what it says.

Research on all of the effects of the vagus nerve is still the beginning stages so it’s a little bit fuzzy right now, but one thing that’s really clear is that there is a definite connection between your gut and the worrying that’s keeping you up at night.

Herbs for Worry Warriors

Why do people call us “worryworts?” I’m changing it, we’re now “worry warriors” and we’re taking back control of our mind-body connection. Of course, getting to the root of the issue is really important, but there are lots of awesome herbs that can help you stay calm along the way. These are five herbs that I use in my apothecary that are great for that connection.

Chamomile


Chamomile is an often touted and very useful calming herb on a lot of different fronts. Taken internally, it is a great healer for the entire digestive system and it helps calm the mind, making it a wonderful herb for a disquiet mind. Chamomile can be your very best friend for long-term love; it’s safe for kiddos and women who are pregnant with them.

My favorite way to prepare chamomile tea is a cold infusion. Steep a tablespoon of the flower in a suspended strainer overnight in room temperature water and drink it first thing in the morning. Drinking it this way is relaxing and it’s a great way to get your metabolism running first thing in the morning.

Skullcap

Herbs for Anxiety

My personal favorite for every type of chronic worrier is skullcap. Taken internally as a tea or an extract, it is calming for the central nervous system and can be used long term. I use it with other calming herbs and green tea to focus at work and I use it at night to calm down my mind and go to bed. It’s good for that “up all night, can’t wake up” cycle I talked about earlier and for creating an environment for positive thought and memory retention.

Note: As with any herb, if you’re going to buy skullcap, use a trusted source. (We’re big fans of Mountain Rose Herbs!) There has been some contamination with germander, which causes liver damage.

Lemon Balm

 

This plant is great for nervousness, especially in social settings. Going on a first date? This plant also serves as a gentle bitter herb so an internal lemon balm tea (or even just munching on a leaf if you’re growing it) would be a great helper for those butterflies flitting around in your stomach.

Lemon balm can be used long term and is considered safe for just about everyone when it’s used as a whole plant. Talk to your doctor about using it during pregnancy or giving it to children.

Ashwagandha

Herbs for Anxiety

 

Ashwagandha is a perfect long-term balance herb for those overworked, stressed, and exhausted people—you know who you are.
We wrote about ashwagandha a little while back. To recap: it’s an adaptogen, so it isn’t a fast acting herbal remedy for your uneasy mind, but it will help keep you at an even keel if you use it consistently. Plus, it’s a demulcent so eating it means that it will help health your gut lining!

Have a hard time remembering to take an herb everyday? This is an easy one to get into your body. You can buy the power at just about any health food store and add it to your food—yes, I’m suggesting that you sneak it into your food. In your oatmeal, your cake batter, your soup, get creative!

Catnip

Herbs for anxiety

 

Catnip isn’t just for your feline friends (though I do give a little to my cat when I use it), it’s also a wonderful herb to use internally to help you get off to sleep if you have all those bedtime thoughts.

Catnip is soothing to digestive upset, can be used long-term and is great for the kiddos. It has been used in tea for morning sickness during pregnancy, but check with your doctor first.

What’s your favorite herb to use to calm down? Tell us in the comments!

Sources:
Alfs, M. (2003). 300 Herbs Their Indications and Contraindications. New Brighton, MN: Old Theology Book House.

Hadhazy, Adam. “Think Twice: How the Gut’s “Second Brain” Influences Mood and Well-Being.” Scientific American. N.p., 11 Feb. 2010. Web. 03 Apr. 2017.

Hoffmann, D. (2003). Medical herbalism: The science and practice of herbal medicine. Rochester, Vt.: Healing Arts Press.

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An ASC Tried and Tested Springtime Salad Recipe For You

Happy spring!

It’s time for our bodies to detox and shed all the heaviness from winter. Lisa is our ASC recipe queen, she’s always sharing her new favorites with the team and we love her for it because we’ve all found some of our favorite dishes to make through Lisa’s shares.  She’s going off for maternity leave in the next couple of weeks (congratulations!) so we figured we would share one of her favorites with all of you this month too.

When I asked her for a share for you guys, she actually sent three, typical, but I got the details and this one is her absolute favorite.

Massaged Kale Salad with Apples and Gorgonzola from Cookus Interruptus

1 LARGE bunch kale
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup sunflower seeds, toasted (or Sweet Glazed Nuts)
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup currants
3/4 cup diced apple, (½ apple)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

Be sure to choose a large bunch of kale (or two small ones) or the salad will be overly salty and over-dressed. By large, I mean 16-20 leaves that are at least 12″ long.
De-stem kale by pulling leaf away from the stem. Wash leaves. Spin or pat dry.
Stack leaves, rollup and cut into thin ribbons (chiffonade).
Put kale in a large mixing bowl. Add salt, massage salt into kale with your hands for 2 whole minutes. The volume of the kale should reduce by about 1/3.
To toast seeds, put in a dry skillet over low to medium heat and stir constantly for a few minutes until they change color and give off a nutty aroma.
Put kale in a fresh bowl and discard any leftover liquid.
Stir onion, currants, apple and toasted seeds into kale.
Dress with oil and vinegar and toss. Taste for salt and vinegar, adding more if necessary. When at desired flavor, toss in cheese.

Preparation time 15 minutes
Makes 6 servings

Happy Springtime salad making everyone! Let us know how you like it in the comments below.

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How to Have the Energy of a NinjaGoat: fatCoffee

Our staff trickles in anywhere between 8 and 9am during the work week, which makes it our most and least productive hour of the day. Why? We’re all in the kitchen. It’s coffee time and we’re talking about everything from last night, the weekend, the upcoming sales, and the newest thing the team is trying. A lot of inspiration comes to us during our morning coffee meetings—I like to call them meetings because it sounds much more official—so when this month’s WeHeart was all about the coffee, we were literally jumping for joy (after our first cuppa, obviously).

fatCoffee from NinjaGoat Nutrition is out of this world delicious and we all found that our energy lasted so much longer in the day without that shaky, overly caffeinated feeling that coffee often gives us.

So, What is a Ninja Goat?

We wondered the same thing, so I asked.

The “goat” comes from goat herders in the Himalayan Mountains—the first time (that we know of) where humans used butter in their coffee. They did this because they were desperate for sustenance on their long journey through the cold, windy mountains. Called po cha, or Tibetan Butter Tea, it was typically made with fermented yak or goat butter.

The “ninja” in NinjaGoat is a little more mysterious. It’s inspired by the product itself, the energy that fatCoffee imparts reminded Ben, the founder and Chief Ninja, of subtlety and grace of a ninja’s warrior spirit. Thus, NinjaGoat was born.

These days, we know that our bodies convert fat to energy (and sugars to fat) but oh how good our ancestors must have felt to discover such an immediate stamina upgrade.

NinjaGoat goes a lot further than just putting butter in your morning cuppa. The ingredients are completely organic and sustainably sourced. They work with products from the happiest cows raised on purely organic pasture, wet milled coconut oil, and pharmaceutical-grade MCT oil in all of their products. Like us, they don’t use any sort of chemical preservatives or stabilizers in their products so it’s all packaged in individual serving sizes to ensure the freshness of every package.

Their product is fatCoffee, and can I just tell you it’s amazing?

fatCoffee Ingredients

We’re an 11 person team running an international company so we like efficiency, healthy choices, and feeling great. We live in the Bay Area so we’re spoiled with the foodie culture and we expect delicious along with nutritious. That’s fatCoffee in a nutshell. We sampled their Milk Free product and fell in love with the rich texture and sustained energy. I mean, just check out the ingredients:

Ingredients: Organic ghee, organic coconut oil, MCT oil, Organic Powdered Coconut Milk, Organic cocoa butter, organic ground vanilla bean powder.

Rather than using butter, fatCoffee takes the extra step to clarify the butter for their product. We’ve talked about the benefits of ghee before so we were stoked to see the organic ghee listed as the main ingredient in the fatCoffee.

The coconuts are grown on small family farms in the Philippines and are pressed by the same hands that pick them. Their coconut oil is wet-milled, meaning that it is unrefined and never heated so the natural antioxidant content is left intact.

MCT Oil is a distilled oil made completely of medium-chain triglycerides (that’s what MCT stands for). The fatCoffee team uses it to give add an extra energy boost because medium chain fatty acids can be utilized by the body to produce energy without being stored as fat. Yep. We want that.

In most of their products, NinjaGoat uses organic whole powdered goat’s milk to keep their product portable and easy to mix but the milk free version that we loved uses powdered coconut milk. The coconut milk adds an extra frothy texture and helps the coconut oil blend even better with our coffees.

Even fatCoffee admits that their addition of the cocoa butter and vanilla powder is a bit indulgent…but we don’t fault them for it in the slightest. This little addition brings the richness of flavor to a whole new level that has us kissing the coffee shop goodbye.

Click Here to Check out fatCoffee

WeHeart

We know we can’t change the world alone, so every month we highlight another amazing company in the clean-living community that we’re creating! We share transparent companies with integrity, that we’ve fully vetted because we believe we’re all stronger when we work together to create a cohesive Earth-based, sustainable society.
Do you know of a company you think fits with our values? Write into us and we’ll get the eco-friendly party started!

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