Herbal Teas Heal Body and Soul

Afke Okanagan Rawsome

Afke Zonderland, Okanagan Rawsome

Aches and pains – physical or spiritual. We all experience them but did you know that there are remedies in your garden – or at your grocery store – to soothe your body and soul? Afke Zonderland, Raw Food Chef and CEO of Okanagan Rawsome, offers these healing thoughts.

chamomile-tea

I like to brew a pot of chamomile tea in the evening just to settle a galloping brain. I grew chamomile in the garden this year and have enjoyed the picking and the drying of this common “weed”. Be adventurous and add a teaspoon of coconut oil and turmeric to your night time toddy!


hops-tea

Hops are also found to be a sleeping aid and help to relieve tension and anxiety. You can brew a tea from fresh or dried hops, or simply buy capsules at your health food store. (While beer made from barley can contain hops, hops themselves are gluten free!)


lemon-balm-tea

Lemon balm tea is a gentle calming tea that may be used for colic and stomach upsets.


Peppermint-Tea

Peppermint has been shown to boost your overall immune system, improves digestion and helps to relax mind and body.   It’s the perfect after dinner tea or makes a fine addition to a carafe of water and lemon slices on a hot summer day. I often throw some fresh leaves in a smoothie to cut the potent tastes of arugula and kale.  Why not put a tiny drop of peppermint oil on your toothbrush instead of buying fluoridated toothpaste?


sage-thyme-tea

Sage and Thyme are excellent for a sore throat, cough and colds. Brew a cup of tea in 1 tsp. leaves and steep 10 minutes. Strain and drink or use as a sore throat gargle. Sage is said to relieve hot flashes and night sweats.


ginger-tea

My personal favorite herb (do roots count as herbs or are they classified as spices?) is definitely ginger. We are processing and juicing a fresh crop of apples, carrots and beets for our Okanagan Rawsome Crisps. Needless to say, that some of those juices end up as tea after a hard day’s work!


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Introducing NEW Onion-Herb Beet Crisps

100% Non-GMO • Soaked & Sprouted Seeds • Dehydrated at Low Temperatures
• No Refined Sugars • Low-Glycemic •

Okanagan Rawsome’s mission is to awaken your taste buds!
Delicious raw, sprouted, gluten free, vegan crisps – now in five fabulous flavours! 

Beets x 3

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps

Onion-Herb BEET CRISPS are packed with local organic beets, carrots and onions combined with sprouted seeds and a yummy blend of spices.

  • LOCAL Organic Veggies
  • 99% ORGANIC Ingredients

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps are delicious with your favourite cheese, hummus, or pesto. Make an open-faced sandwich using a Beet Crisp as a base!

INGREDIENTS: *ground flaxseeds, *carrots, *sprouted buckwheat, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *beets *zucchini, *sprouted lentils, *onions, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder, *sea salt, cumin (*organic)

A source of pure plant energy, these living whole food snacks are low-glycemic, promote weight loss, reduce inflammation. Loaded with organic ingredients and local produce, Okanagan Rawsome is real food that nourishes your body – and soul! 

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Gluten-Free Carrot Crisps

Spicy Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps

Spicy Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps

Spicy Chia-Hemp CARROT CRISPS are spicy snacks made with locally grown carrots & zucchini, chia, hemp, and sprouted lentils to enhance nutrient bioavailability. The carrots provide a high-source of Vitamin A.

  • LOCAL Organic Veggies
  • 96% ORGANIC Ingredients

Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps are delicious with your favorite cheese, hummus, and/or a slice of avocado. Make an open faced sandwich using a Carrot Crisp as a base!

INGREDIENTS: *carrots, *ground flax seeds, *sprouted buckwheat, *zucchini, *sprouted lentils, hemp hearts, *chia seeds, *sea salt, cumin, cayenne, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder (*organic)

How Carrot Crisps are Made


Okanagan Rawsome Flax Sesame

Flax Sesame Apple Crisps

Flax Sesame Apple Crisps

Flax Sesame APPLE CRISPS  light, flavour-packed zesty treat made with oranges and lemons. We grind whole flax seeds to preserve valuable Omega-3 fats. Dehydration happens at low temperatures, protecting valuable living enzymes!

  • LOCAL Organic Apples
  • 96% ORGANIC Ingredients

Delicious with a seed or nut butter. Visit the recipe section of our website for other suggested pairings and rawsome recipes!

INGREDIENTS: *apples, *coconut, *ground flax seeds, *sesame seeds, *dates, hemp hearts, *oranges, *lemon juice, cinnamon, ground ginger, *sea salt (*organic)

How Apple Crisps Are Made


Okanagan Rawsome Flax Sesame

Chocolate Ginger Apple Crisps

Chocolate Ginger Apple Crisps

Chocolate Ginger APPLE CRISPS offer dark chocolate-coconut decadence in a delicious mixture of organic Okanagan apples, ginger, sprouted seeds, sprouted buckwheat, and dates. 

  • LOCAL Organic Produce
  • 90% ORGANIC Ingredients

Choc-Ginger Apple Crisps are delicious on their own or with a serving of ice cream made with frozen bananas & vegan chocolate pudding.

INGREDIENTS: *apples, *sprouted buckwheat, *ground flax, *dates, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *sprouted pumpkin seeds, ginger slices, dark chocolate (cocao, sugar, non-GMO soya lecithin, vanilla flavour), *coconut, ground ginger, *lemon juice, cinnamon, *sea salt (*organic)

Available in convenient single-sized portions.


Cran Raisin Apple Crisps

Cranberry Raisin Apple Crisps

Cranberry Raisin Apple Crisps

Cran-Raisin APPLE CRISPS combine sprouted buckwheat with delicious organic cranberries, raisins, and organic Okanagan apples to create a naturally sweet and filling snack. 

  • LOCAL Organic Apples
  • 99% ORGANIC Ingredients

Crumble a few pieces of Cran-Raisin Apple Crisps onto plain yogurt or sprinkle some on top of your morning cereal to add live enzymes and easy to digest protein to kick start your day!

INGREDIENTS: *apples, *sprouted buckwheat, *ground flax, *dates, *sprouted sunflower seeds, *sprouted pumpkin seeds, *raisins, *cranberries, cinnamon, ground ginger, *orange zest, *sea salt (*organic)

Available in convenient single-sized portions.


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