Helps kids focus and concentrate at school and for any tween or teen who need a little encouragement to get to school, cacao can boost serotonin levels which is crucial for mood regulation, boosting motivation and makes you feel good. The minerals in raw cacao, especially magnesium, help promote heart health and are essential for the development of brain function in young children. Cacao has almost 40 times the amount of antioxidants that blueberries have and has more calcium than cow’s milk would you believe, thus doing wonders for your child’s immune system and protecting them from the germs hanging around in the environment. Cacao is the highest plant based source of iron in the world, a low iron level can cause decreased attention span, reduced alertness, and learning problems in children and useful for menstruating teenage girls. Cacao is a great source of four scientifically proven bliss chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine. These neurotransmitters are associated with cosy feelings of wellbeing, happiness, and can even alleviate depression. Non-organic cocoa (and non-organic chocolate) has also been treated heavily with toxic pesticides and fumigation chemicals and may contain genetically modified (GMO) products - ours is always organic.
High in fibre, contains more fibre than several other popular grains, like brown rice and supports your digestive health by promoting regular bowel movements and fuelling beneficial bacteria in your gut helps promote feelings of fullness. Quinoa is a complete protein because it contains all nine of the essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own, including an important amino acid histidine, which is essential for human development and growth. Naturally gluten free, easy to digest and hypollergenic.
We source the coconut palm sap by cutting into the tree’s flower-bud stem to access its nectar and is far less processed than regular sugar which has a glycemic index (GI) of 65, while coconut sugar has a GI of 35. This is much closer to the GI of the sugar that’s naturally found in fruits, which is around 25. You will see it doesn’t give the ‘sugar crash’ most kids experience (and parents dread) on a daily basis. It contains iron, zinc, and calcium, which can have many health benefits, including stronger bones.
A root fibre from the Blue Webber Tequila Plant! As it passes through your digestive system it feeds good bacteria in your gut, while clearing the body of particles including cholesterol, and making you feel fuller, too. Inulin slows digestion, including the digestion of carbohydrates. This allows sugar to be released slowly without spiking, which promotes healthy blood sugar levels.
Chaga mushrooms’ are the highest antioxidant in the world, it’s nutrient-rich composition can help replace the essential vitamins, minerals, and other vital nourishment missing from your child’s diet. Chaga mushrooms are brimming with antioxidants and a host of other vitamins and minerals that can help boost your children’s immune system, warding off the nasty bugs lurking in school.
This comes from the cannabis plant and is an excellent source of plant-based protein. It doesn’t contain any THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana (don’t worry!). It is a plant based source of Omega 3. Hemp is rich in EFA's (essential fatty acids), which must be consumed by diet and these fats are anti inflammatory which help keep your child's immune system strong and protect the cardiovascular system. Hemp is high in protein - kids grow fast and they need food to fuel their bodies during these growth spurts. Hemp is rich in zinc, iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper and vitamin E - nutrients, which are essential for healthy growth and development. It contains all of the amino acids needed to help repair muscle cells, regulate the nervous system, and regulate brain function Hemp doesn't contain dairy or gluten and it's hypoallergenic, which is especially important in children who are more prone to food allergies and ‘tummy aches’
The stevia plant has been used as a natural sweetener in South America for years. This high intensity sweetener is made from the leaves of the plant species, Stevia rebaudiana. There are other lots of other stevia sweeteners on the market and we were very aware of getting the very purest. We have sourced a highly purified extract of stevia called Rebaudioside A (Reb A). Reb A is the sweetest and is 100% Stevia, the majority of the products you can find in the supermarket are Maltodextrin & Stevia which we didn’t want. It is also low GI, meaning it will not raise blood sugar levels and is therefore safe for diabetics and also those who hate the sugar crash and shakes from protein powders filled with sugar.