November 2018

  Ingredients 500 g peeled and chopped sweet potato 300 g peeled and chopped carrots 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 bag Hungry Buddha Sea Salt and Vinegar Coconut Chips 2 chopped onions 1 L vegetable stock 2 crushed garlic cloves 1 pinch parsley   Instructions  Heat the oven to 428 degrees F and place the carrots and the sweet potatoes into a roasting tin. Drizzle the carrots and the sweet potatoes with olive oil and roast them for 25-30 minutes. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil and the onions on medium-low until they are softened. Add the garlic cloves and the vegetable stock into the saucepan and let the mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes. In a blender, transfer the roasted vegetables and the mixture from the saucepan and process the ingredients until the soup is smooth. Transfer the soup into serving bowls, and top it with coconut chips and parsley. Enjoy!

  Ingredients  8-9 cooked and chopped medium-sized beets 3 Tbsp Healthy Buddha Coconut Vinegar 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 6 cups arugula 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts 1 bag Hungry Buddha Sea Salt and Vinegar Coconut Chips   Instructions In a saucepan, mix the coconut vinegar and the olive oil on low heat. Add the beets and stir them for 2-3 minutes. Transfer the beets into a large bowl and mix in the arugula. Place the beets and the arugula into serving bowls, and drizzle the salad with more coconut vinegar and/or olive oil as desired. Top the salad with the coconut chips. Enjoy!

  Ingredients Hungry Buddha Salted Caramel Coconut Chips 2 ripe avocados, peeled and seed-removed 3 Tbsp cacao powder 4 Tbsp of Healthy Buddha Coconut Nectar 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp almond milk   Instructions  Place all the ingredients, except for the coconut chips, in a food processor. Process until the mousse is smooth and creamy. Divide the mousse into serving jars. Top the mousse with the Salted Caramel Coconut Chips. Enjoy!

There is a lot of debate about the safety of GMOs in our food. Much of this debate stems from confusion about what GMOs are, and whether or not they are harmful to our health when consumed. To help clear things up and gain a better understanding of GMOs, let’s address some of the basics. It is getting harder and harder these days to find a neutral opinion on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Some call GMO food “Frankenfood” while others praise them as “scientific progress”. More and more people are demanding to know what foods are GMO, and current labeling laws are not much help. No matter where you fall on the GMO debate, you deserve to know what you put in your body. What is GMO? Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms that contain artificially altered genetic material that would not otherwise occur in nature.  Today “genetic engineering” refers instead to the direct editing of DNA to cause changes in an organism. The purpose

  Ingredients 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree 1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp Healthy Buddha Coconut Nectar 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup and 2 Tbsp of coconut sugar 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flax whisked with 3 Tbsp water) 2 cups of gluten-free oat floor 1/2 cup almond meal 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 ground cloves 1/4 cup melted coconut oil 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt Hungry Buddha Salted Caramel Coconut Chips   Instructions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, coconut nectar, sugar, flax egg, and vanilla in a bowl. Add in the flour, almond meal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk the mixture. Transfer the mixture into a loaf pan and bake it for an hour. Remove the pumpkin bread from the oven and let it cool completely. Top the pumpkin bread with salted caramel coconut chips. Enjoy!

  Ingredients: ½ cup raw buckwheat ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup (125 mL) Thirsty Buddha Natural Coconut Water 1 Evive Pure cube ¼ cup Probiotic Classic Hungry Buddha Coconut Chips peppermint ¼ cup goji berries 2 cups water   Instructions: Boil the buckwheat in the water for 12 minutes. Filter the buckwheat, then transfer it to a mixer and blend it at high speed with the Evive Pure Cube. Blend until the smoothie is smooth and thick. Serve the smoothie in a bowl and garnish with coconut chips, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, pumpkin seeds, and peppermint. Enjoy!

  Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 diced medium carrots 1 diced white onion 5 minced garlic cloves 6 cups vegetable stock 1 1/2 cups rinsed red lentils 2/3 cup whole-kernel corn 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp curry powder juice of 1 lemon Hungry Buddha Sriracha Coconut Chips    Instructions  In a stockpot, stir the olive oil, onion, garlic cloves and carrots. Sauté the ingredients for 5 minutes. Add in the vegetable stock, lentils, corn, cumin and curry powder and stir until the ingredients are combined. Cover the stockpot and let the mixture cook for 15 minutes. Puree the soup using a blender. Transfer the pureed soup back to the pot and stir in the lemon juice. Pour the soup into serving bowls. Enjoy!

Did you that know at Buddha Brands, we use simple ingredients and innovative branding? And that we make our products using sustainable business practices? Our priorities go beyond making healthier snacks and beverages. Our commitment extends to the environment. We are proud of “The Coconut Initiative”, a global community that connects people through the love of coconuts and conservation efforts. Inspired by our favourite fruit, the mini but mighty coconut, we’re working to make the world a healthier and more sustainable place, one purchase at a time. As members of 1% for the Planet, Buddha Brands donates 1% of sales to environmental and sustainable charities that are working to restore, protect, and advocate for our home, Planet Earth. What is 1% for the Planet? To sum up their hard work in just a few words, 1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses, nonprofits and individuals. This network works together to help the planet stay healthy. With the collective power (including Buddha Brands, of

  Ingredients Dough: 1 tsp active yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1 1/4 cup flour 1/3 tsp salt 1 tsp olive oil   Toppings: 15 oz tomato sauce Hungry Buddha Jalapeno Lime Coconut Jerky 1 sliced jalapeno 1/2 cup sliced onion 1 yellow pepper sliced 1/2 cup mushrooms 1/4 cup vegan shredded cheese pinch of rosemary   Instructions  Mix the yeast, warm water, flour, salt, and olive oil in a bowl. Make the dough into a ball and let it sit for 15 minutes. Use the flour to spread the dough into a circle. Spread the tomato sauce on the dough, then add the rosemary, jalapeno, yellow pepper, onion, mushrooms, and vegan cheese. Bake the dough at 435 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden. Top the pizza with the coconut jerky. Enjoy!

Are you a budding vegan or simply curious about the vegan world? Here’s your beginners guide to becoming a vegan. Veganism? What’s that? Coined in 1944, the term veganism, according to the Vegan Society, is defined as follows: "A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals." What happens to your body when you go vegan? Being a vegan can be very rewarding, but it can also be somewhat difficult. Many many food companies now offer vegan alternatives, making it easier than ever to switch to this way of living. Cutting out red meat in a vegan diet can lead to a few vitamin or