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.


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


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 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.


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

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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

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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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