3 Ways to Preserve Summer Produce

The summer season is a bountiful time for a variety of fruits and vegetables.  There are many natural ways to preserve fresh produce to save for the winter months, and continue to reap the nutritional benefits! Did you know that preserving foods helps to not only enhance its shelf-life, but also to keep or enhance its nutritional profile! Here are 3 easy ways to get started on preserving produce:


1). Fermenting

Fermentation as a means of food processing and preservation has been around since ancient times.


Jar Meals – On the Go!

Have you ever tried packing a salad for your work lunch, and by the time noon comes around it is already a soggy mess? Or does the thought of even having to prepare your lunch to-go feel like a burden?

Your solution: mason jar meals!

This is a super easy and fun way to pack a healthy lunch on the go, and keep your greens fresh and crisp until lunch time.

In general, preparing and packing your meals in advance has many benefits:

  1. Save time: Prepare all your meals for the work week at one time, and store them in air-tight mason jars to keep them fresh
  2. Save money: Instead of ordering take out, you will save money by shopping for and preparing your own delicious lunches
  3. Make healthy choices: You are more likely to make healthy choices if you have the options ready in front of you! 

What is the Fresh Freeze Dried Advantage?

What makes Terranova products different from other supplement brands? One major difference is the fresh freeze-dried advantage.

Terranova has more than 100 products, all of which contain organic and phytonutrient-rich, fresh freeze-dried whole foods and botanicals.

So, what is fresh freeze drying exactly?

Freeze drying, scientifically known as lyophilization, is the process in which water is removed from a product after it is frozen and placed in a vacuum, which allows ice to convert directly from solid to gas without passing through the liquid phase.


B Vitamins – It’s All About Synergy

The B vitamins are a group of eight water-soluble vitamins that play perform essential, closely interrelated roles in the body, including acting as co-enzymes in catabolic and anabolic enzymatic reactions, synthesis of neurochemicals, cellular functioning, supporting brain function, metabolism and energy production, DNA and RNA synthesis and repair, among other essential functions of the body.

The eight B vitamins include: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folate (B9) and cobalamin (B12). The B vitamins are grouped based on their water solubility and their interrelated functions in cellular coenzyme activity. 


Coco-Choco Energy Balls

Here is a delicious way to increase your intake of the B vitamins with your healthy snacks!

These raw energy balls are delicious, nutrient-packed and suitable for gluten free and vegan diets too.

Remember that Terranova capsules can be opened and added to foods like salads, smoothies, raw energy balls, cookies and more! Just be aware that cooking can destroy the B vitamins, so avoid cooking the contents of the capsules or adding them to very hot dishes.


Ingredients:

 

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup nuts/seeds (choose any combination of your choice)
  • 1 cup dates (pitted – if dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes, then drain well)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (or any other nut butter of choice)
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-3 tablespoons of rice milk (or any other plant-based milk of your choice)
  • 3-4 Terranova B-Complex with Vitamin C capsules (or any other Terranova Vitamin B capsule)To cover: desiccated coconut, pistachio or any other ground nuts


Instructions:

Place all ingredients in a food processor.…


3-Ingredient Nutritious Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Perfect for the warm summer months coming up, these nutritious yogurt and fruit popsicles are a simple treat with a nutritional punch that can be customized to include your favorite Terranova products!

What you’ll need for 10 popsicles:

  • 350g plain Greek yogurt (or any dairy-free yogurt alternatives)
  • 85g natural honey
  • 310g fresh strawberries or your favorite fruit
  • Your favorite Terranova powders or capsules
  • Popsicle mold
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Blender

Instructions:

  1. Blend fruit until it becomes a puree, then pour into a bowl.

Food For Your Mood

It turns out that old saying, “you are what you eat,” was right! Did you know that nutrition plays a key role in our mental health?

Research has shown an association between high dietary quality and good psychological well-being. In the study, those with high dietary quality were almost twice as likely to report good well-being, even after adjustments for confounding factors like history of depression. Nutrient-dense eating patterns early in life have also been linked to better mental health outcomes in children.…


Gut Health & the Immune System

Did you know that over 70% of the body’s immune cells are found in the gastrointestinal tract?

Yes… read that again! The gut is home to as many as 40 trillion cells and hundreds of species of tiny living microbes that influence immunity, mood, anxiety, cognition and even pain.

The key functions of the gut microbiota are breaking down complex carbohydrates, producing vitamins and minerals like vitamin K, and defending against pathogens.

The gut microbiome can change dramatically due to stress or poor diet.…


Best New Product Award: Mushroom Synergy

“We are so grateful for this wonderful recognition of our new Mushroom Synergy formulation. This product perfectly represents Terranova’s founding philosophy of emphasizing whole plant ingredients, rather than just fractions of an original adulterated plant. Thank you so much for everyone who made this possible!”

Stephen Terrass MRNT,
Terranova Founder & Formulator

Why Terranova Mushroom Synergy is so different?

We are one of only a small number of brands in the world:
– to use the unique full-spectrum form of organic medicinal mushrooms (including the primordia, mycelium, fruiting bodies as well as extra-cellular compounds)
– which are then fresh freeze-dried, in order to protect and retain the mushroom’s potency, biochemical integrity and enzymatic activity
– without any additives, excipients, sweeteners, fillers or binders.…