Okanagan Rawsome Shares Reasons for Skipping Grains

Afke Zonderland, Okanagan Rawsome

Okanagan Rawsome’s mission is to awaken our taste buds to delicious raw, gluten-free goodness! Afke Zonderland, Chef & CEO shares how easy it is to live a whole-food, vegan, sprouted philosophy and make the healthiest choices for yourself and your family.


The processed food industry hauls in $1 trillion in annual sales. Companies like Kraft,Nestle, General Mills, Coca-Cola and Kellogg’s to name a few are creating cravings that are meticulously calculated in labs to reach the “bliss point” of sugary beverages, salty snacks and indigestible fats.

We have millions of “heavy users” who are dangerously unaware that they have been hooked by the international food giants. Their only goal is to pay bigger dividends to their share holders and gain control of our eating habits without any thought for our physical and mental well-being.

  • Beyond sugar and salt, grains are the most addictive food on our plates.

Scientific research has demonstrated beyond any doubt that bread and cheese contain opioid peptides. Grains are essentially sugar with enough opioids to make them addictive. Even trace amounts of this morphine reaching our central nervous system starts a chain reaction.

People to go pale around the gills and weak in the knees when told to take bread and cheese off the menu. Try cutting out bread and cheese for a month to find out if this helps joint issues, bloating, blood sugar imbalances, itchy eyes and skin disorders.

A lady stopped by our house yesterday and told us that she lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks when she quit eating bread…no other changes, just skipping the grains. I hear this beautiful song over and over from people who decided to give a grain-free diet a try.

It is very liberating to kick a habit that has not benefitted you for a long time. The trick is not to get stressed about your carb addiction … that is sure to take the fun out of this interesting test!


Okanagan Rawsome Pesto RecipePesto with a Difference (Made without cheese or oil)
Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 bunch cilantro (opt.)
  • 1 bunch of basil (2 if you skip the cilantro)
  • 1 avocado cut in pieces
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup of pine or walnuts
  • ½ TSP sea salt
  • 1 TBSP nutritional yeast

Combine all ingredients in food processor. Pulse and blend until smooth. Add spring water if needed. This pesto is lovely served over quinoa pasta or raw spiralized zucchini. Slather some pesto over an Okanagan Rawsome Crisp! Yummy!

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weight-loss diets, health issues, aversions, religious beliefs, and world-changing agendasOkanagan Rawsome is proud to source all the  fruits and veggies in their crisps from their own garden in Grindrod, BC and from organic farmers in the Okanagan Valley.  This year they  decided to grow the leafy greens, kale, spinach and parsley for their new Okanagan Rawsome Garden Crisps.

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

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! 


 Supergreens Garden Crisps

It doesn’t get any greener than this combination of spinach, kale and parsley made with local grown apples and zucchini. BC grown all the way!

  • LOCAL Organic Veggies
  • 99% ORGANIC Ingredients

Top these Garden Crisps with your favourite cheese and some sliced cucumber to create a perfect pairing.

  • INGREDIENTS: *apples,*spinach,*kale,*parsley,*zucchini,*flax seeds,*coconut,*dates,*lemon juice,*sprouted pumpkin seeds,*chlorella, ginger powder, garlic powder, pure ocean aquifer sea salt. (*organic)

Okanagan Rawsome Beet Crisps

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps

Onion-Herb Beet Crisps • See how they are made!

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)

carrot-crisps

Spicy Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps

Spicy Chia-Hemp Carrot Crisps • See how they are made!

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


Orange Sesame Apple Crisps

Orange Sesame Apple Crisps

Orange 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


 Cran Raisin Apple CrispsCranberry 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.


 Okanagan Rawsome Choc-Ginger

Chocolate Ginger Apple Crisps

Chocolate Ginger Apple Crisps

*Available exclusively online in Smaller Pieces or in Bulk

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.

Meet the Okanagan Rawsome Farmers

Farming runs in the family at Okanagan Rawsome

Meet Afke Zonderland, Founder Okanagan Rawsome


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