April 10, 2016

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New Thunderbird Bar Of The Month and Superfood Muffins by Carly Shankman

We are kicking off the new Thunderbird bar of the month with a fun recipe with our newest ambassador, Carly Shankman. Give this recipe a try and head over to Carly's site for some more delicious and healthy recipes!

Remember to use the code 20Pecan for 20% off Pecan+Goji+Pistachio Thunderbird bars all month!

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March 16, 2016


National Nutrition Month

Since March is National Nutrition Month, we thought it would be the perfect time to take a quick look at the new 2016 dietary guidelines released by the government. What do the new guidelines look like at a glance?
 
1. Follow a healthy eating pattern across a lifespan. (No quick fixes here)
2. Focus on variety, nutrient density, and amount. (Eat the rainbow)
3. Limit calories from added sugars and saturated fats and reduce sodium intake. (Limit added sugar to 10% of daily diet)
4. Shift to healthier meal and beverage choices. (Savor the flavor of simplicity)
5. Support healthy eating patters for all. (We are all stronger as a community)
 
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One recommendation that stands out to us, and one that we like to see, is the recommendation to limit the amount of added sugar in ones diet. Naturally occurring sugars found in real food like fruit and milk, are very different from the added sugars found in most processed foods. Thunderbird bars contain no added sugars of any kind and derive their sweetness from dates, apricots, and other dried fruits.
Scary Fact:
1 teaspoon of sugar = 4 grams of sugar
Some estimate that Americans consume up to 30 teaspoons (120 grams) of sugar a day!

While not everyone may agree with the new guidelines, it's a start. Our advice: keep it simple, eat real food, and don't be too hard on yourself!

For more information on the 2016 guidelines and to learn more about this years theme of "savor the flavor of eating right," check out health.gov/dietaryguidelines and http://www.choosemyplate.gov/


February 25, 2016

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The Power of Love: It Takes Two!

We are rounding out the month of love, connections, partnership, and community with an interview with Thunderbird Ambassadors Mark Herron and Erinn Lewis.  Almost one year ago, the couple took a leap of faith by taking their relationship to the next level and starting a business together. In one year, Sukha Yoga has cultivated a beautiful community in their cozy studio in Austin, Texas. We got the chance to ask this inspiring couple a few questions that gave us further insight on the dynamic of a work/love relationship. 
 
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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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January 04, 2016


Winter Overnight (Gr)oats

Winter has finally arrived in Texas, which means a hot breakfast is a must to start the day. We are spicing up the traditional morning oatmeal by replacing oats with buckwheat groats to give your morning porridge a bump in nutrition, as well as a more nutty and hearty flavor. And just like the Thunderbird bar, this healthy recipe is loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and omega-3s. 

Cherry-Walnut-Cinnamon Thunderbird Bar Groats
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup buckwheat groats (soaked overnight and rinsed clean)
  • 1-2 tsps cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups of milk of choice (dairy, almond, cashew, coconut)
  • Pinch of Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts
  • ½ cup dried cherries
*Bonus if you add a chopped up Thunderbird bar!
Directions:
Heat the groats in a medium-sized sauce pot over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Make sure to keep stirring them to keep them from sticking to the pot. Add in your cinnamon, salt, and liquid, and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook until most of the liquid has drained. Remove from heat, stir in your toppings, and enjoy!

 

There are endless combinations of nuts, seeds, fruits, and sweeteners to add to your porridge, but give the Thunderbird bar inspired groats a try and let us know what you think. 

December 14, 2015


Top 5 Stocking Stuffers

If you’re like me, you may be scrambling around this week to find some last minute gifts. Don't worry, we’ve got your back. I present to you the top 5 stocking stuffers that everyone on your list will enjoy! View full article →
November 19, 2015


#LessIsMore Project: Part 2

Last week we introduced you to our Ambassador Dani and her inspiring tale of simplifying her life into a van and hitting the mountains of Colorado, where she resides today teaching yoga, slacklining, rock climbing and just plain being incredible. Keep reading to see her journey from Austin to autonomous, and find out how you can get involved with the #LessIsMore movement! View full article →
November 12, 2015

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A collaboration between Thunderbird bar and Dani Whitehead

#LessIsMore

What does Thunderbird have in common with our Ambassador, Dani Whitehead? Lots of things. For starters, we both strive to inspire you to get out and do “that thing” that you have always wanted to do. “That thing,” you’ve always told yourself you couldn’t do, are too old to do, not experienced enough to do, not fit enough to do. Second, we strive for simplicity. When it comes to our bars, we’ve stripped away all of the gimmicks, the added sugar, and the refined ingredients to provide our community with pure, clean, sustainable energy in a convenient, on-the-go fashion. Similarly, Dani has stripped away the materialistic necessities from her life, packing her belongings into a van in order to follow her dreams and travel the world, teaching yoga, climbing, slack-lining (to just name a few of her activities…) while inspiring those around her to pursue their own dreams living dormant inside of them—whether it be to travel, practice yoga, run a marathon, learn to rock climb…the possibilities are endless! It is for these reasons that Thunderbird and our Ambassador Dani have partnered up to create the #LessIsMore Project, to help you all unleash the fittest, bravest, truest versions of yourselves and help kick-start you all into the practice of a healthy, happy, active lifestyle, fueled by Thunderbird Bars and passion.

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November 02, 2015


Thunderbird Bar New Packaging Giveaway!

We are excited to see the new look start to hit the shelves and we want to celebrate by giving you the chance to win some #thunderbirdbars! When you spot the new packaging at your local store snap a photo, tell us why you love thunderbird bars, and tag it #thunderbirdbars! Easy, right?

Photo by Taylor CollinsPhoto by Taylor Collins

 

Just click the link below and get those entries in before the end of November! We will randomly select a winner at the end of the month and ship you an assortment box of bars and one of our new shirts!

New Thunderbird Bar Packaging Giveaway

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!