Okanagan Rawsome Embraces Superior Fats for the Brain

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.

I have increased my fat intake far beyond the recommended 15% of total caloric intake this summer. 

  • Recent brain research indicates that a diet rich in unprocessed plant and some animal fats produces improved cognitive focus and memory. I have a notoriously flighty focus that bounces from topic to topic and regularly find myself standing in the cool room without knowing what on earth I was meant to do or get. I feel down right annoyed at needing a day to recall a person’s name or even a fact or place name. My thinking ability is at the top of my health wish list and I know that I am not the only one.
  • So, here’s the deal I have embraced for now. One avocado a day, a bullet proof coffee or green tea, and more avocado oil on salads or chia seeds in a smoothie. A few tablespoons per day of hemp hearts when I remember and a serving or two of our tahini fudge. A delicious high calorie staple in the fridge.
  • Okanagan Rawsome Avocado OilUnprocessed plant oils are easy to digest and provide us with clean, steady, long lasting energy. Your need for snacking on stupid foods in between meals disappears because you don’t feel hungry.  A word to the wise; start slowly if you are not used to eating a high fat diet. Decide what works for you and do some research that provides you with the greater picture of the importance of eating healthy fats combined with lots of veggies.

Other benefits of a high-quality fat like avocado oil are;

  1. Improves heart health and lowers blood pressure
  2. Improves arthritis symptoms
  3. Benefits psoriasis and other skin problems when added to Vit B12 creams
  4. Avocado has very high (400 degrees) “smoking point”
  5. Weight loss that remains lost!
  • If you are seriously interested in permanent weight loss and better brain fuel check out Dave Asprey’s book Bulletproof. Wikipedia says that it is unscientific. I thought that Dave’s story and research had quite a lot of merit. It’s up there with Udo’s oil and ground flax seeds but tastes better!

Okanagan Rawsome Bulletproof CoffeeMy Bullet Proof Coffee

  • 1 – 2 tbsp. of butter (grass fed is best)
  • 1 – 2 tbsp. coconut oil. (MCT* oil is even better.)

Blend a hot coffee or green tea with these rich fats into a delicious frothy latte for welcome clarity of thought and sustained morning energy.

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

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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 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

*Starting September 2017, only available online in Single / 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.

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