Organic India Review

by Holly on April 11, 2015

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I love superfoods, and feel great when I know my family has had at least one serving daily. I love hearing about new (or new-to-me) superfoods, which is why I was so excited when Moms Meet asked me to review Moringa Powder by ORGANIC INDIA.

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ORGANIC INDIA’s mission is to provide true wellness for all by offering 100% organic, pure, and natural products. ORGANIC INDIA also strives to create a sustainable global environment by working with thousands of family farmers in India on tens of thousands of acres of certified organic farmland. The company actively promotes sustainable agriculture and pays these farmers premium prices for their crops.

Something that is extremely important to me is finding out how the employees are treated- from their website: we “treat all employees with fairness, respect and dignity. We also empower poor and disadvantaged people to become self sufficient by improving their skills and economic security.

Our manufacturing and marketing departments employ over 500 people. In addition, it is estimated that thousands of farmers, tribal people and their communities around India have been impacted in some way by the work of ORGANIC INDIA.
Just the facts about Moringa:

*Moringa is considered one of the most complete, nutrient-dense plants on Earth, containing over 90 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, and abundant
minerals.
• Moringa leaves have been eaten for thousands of years as a superfood nutritional supplement, and are often used to combat malnutrition in impoverished countries.
• Daily use of Moringa as a dietary supplement can help restore nutritional imbalances.
• This concentrated superfood is both alkalizing and energizing, and is abundant in vitamins, minerals and complex amino acids.
• ORGANIC INDIA Moringa is USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher and Halal certified, gluten-free, and vegan.

I used Moringa powder daily in our smoothies, sprinkled it on salads, and tried some of the recipes they offered- these are great ways to add a dose of superfood to things you are already eating!

My favorite was the Moringa Garlic Aioli- just add 1 tsp. ORGANIC INDIA moringa powder to 1 cup mayonnaise, 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. black pepper, 9 cloves of garlic, minced, and sea salt to taste. Whisk everything together, season with salt, and serve with veggies, fries or crackers! Enjoy!

Head to ORGANIC INDIA to learn more!

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

 

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Hardworking Honey Bee

by Holly on April 7, 2015

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We recently happened upon a reading of Hardworking Honey Bee: An Aromatherapy Book for Sleepytime by the author Tiffany Briggs at our local Barnes and Noble. This sweet story follows a day in the life of a delightfully illustrated honey bee.

The illustrator, Liz Guenthner, was also there and she taught the children how to draw honey bees. I might be slightly biased, but this one was my favorite:

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An added bonus, this book is Scratch and Sniff! And not just any scratch and sniff- the scents are made from essential oils. Each time the scents are scratched, tiny amounts of these therapeutic oils are released- scents such as chamomile and lavender that encourage calmness and comfort, and promote relaxation and peaceful sleep. What a perfect book for bedtime!

Hardworking Honey Bee is great for those of us who encounter bees on a daily basis. Living in Austin, we are used to seeing bees everywhere at all times of the year. This book gives us a new perspective on these sweet little buzzing creatures and reminds me to be thankful for them (not worried they will sting us.)

I love books that prompt questions and discussions after we read them, and we are still talking about things from this book. Such as how much we love honey. My three year old reminded me how he loves to put it on his almond butter sandwiches. My 6 year old tells me daily how spring is his favorite season because “I love flowers.” They both made the connection that we would have neither without these pollinators.

There is more to learn in the back of the book, details about the olfactory system and aromatherapy. Also there are descriptions of types of bees and a little about Colony Collapse Disorder.

As you will read in the book- “bees do a lot more than just make honey; they help feed our entire planet. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and flowers all depend on pollination from hardworking honey bees.”

I encourage you to get a copy of this book!

***For more about the author and illustrator, bees and aromatherapy, check out their website:

http://www.aromatherabee.com/

 

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