New Years Resolutions? That's so 2015...

If you're like me, you may have already fallen off the wagon. If you are still going strong, then good for you! The good news for the rest of is that now is a perfect time to reset.

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10% Off! New Bar of the Month - Hemp-Sunflower-Pumpkin Seed Bar

 

The former Superseed Spirit bar has a new look but the same great taste. This nut and seed based bar is low in sugar, grain free and nutrient dense. And we are loving this bar recently because of its seasonal ingredients like pumpkin seeds, dates, and almonds. This is the time of the year where most people think more about carving a pumpkin than eating a pumpkin, but don't toss out those seeds! You can roast them up and sprinkle them on salads, in soups, or munch on them for a quick and healthy snack. Here are a few reasons why this powerful seed plays a major roll in the Hemp-Sunflower-Pumpkin Thunderbird bars:

Pumpkin Power
Based on 2 TBSP (28 OZ.) of Pumpkin seeds
9g Protein
146 Calories
37% Daily Magnesium -- 23% Daily Iron -- 33% Daily Phosphorus -- 14% Daily Zinc -- 19% Daily Copper -- 42% Daily Manganese

 

Take a look at some more health benefits of hemp, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds courtesy of bodyunburdened.com. Also, don't forget to use the code Seed1015 to save 10% on Hemp-Sunflower-Pumpkin Thunderbird bar boxes and all mixed gather bar boxes! 

Carrot Cake Donuts? Yes, please.

 

Autumn is (slowly) approaching and the time for warm, baked goods laden with spices is upon us, to be enjoyed in the crisper, cooler mornings with a piping mug of black coffee or as a guilt-free afternoon snack to push through the 3 p.m. slump. As a farewell to Thunderbird’s September Bar of the Month, I’ve whipped a Paleo, gluten, dairy, AND refined sugar-free recipe that satisfies all of the above criteria featuring everybody’s favorite comfort food: donuts. Made using our Cashew Fig Carrot Bar’s key ingredients and some sifted almond and coconut flour, these baked donuts lend all of the flavor and satisfaction of a carrot cake, minus the allergens and empty calories that have kept many of us at bay from this timeless favorite.

Paleo Carrot Cake Baked Donuts with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

For the donuts: (Makes 8)

  • ¾ c almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp.  Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ginger
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • Pinch of clove powder
  • ¼ c shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • ½ c shredded carrot
  • ½ c chopped dried figs
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 6 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift all dry ingredients together in one bowl, and combine all wet ingredients in another. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mix thoroughly, and then fold in the shredded carrots and figs. Pour batter into donut mold (fill each mold ¾ full), you may have to do 2 rounds if your donut pan only accommodates 6 donuts. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until donuts are golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to COMPLETELY cool before proceeding to frost them.

For the frosting:

  • ½ c raw cashews, soaked overnight and drained
  • ¼ c maple syrup or honey
  • 4 Tbsp. coconut butter
  • 2 Tbsp. water to thin, if necessary

Process all ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender. Once donuts are cool, dip each one into frosting and return to cooling rack to let frosting set. Top each donut with crushed walnuts and shredded coconut, if desired.

If you don’t have a donut pan or have some (inhumane) aversion to donuts, this recipe also works well as a carrot cake loaf.

Enjoy!

Xx

Haley