June 08, 2015

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nutpods is a deliciously wholesome, dairy-free creamer made from heart healthy almonds and MCT-rich coconuts with a rich and creamy balanced taste.

We believe that there should be an alternative option for the discerning and informed dairy-free coffee creamer user. Unfortunately, most traditional non-dairy and even natural dairy-free coffee creamers can contain many undesirable and artificial ingredients.  Natural creamers can be thin and watery; not rich and creamy. Unlike the existing options, nutpods is free from the following so you can be free to indulge:
-Soy
-Sodium Caseinate (a milk protein)
-Carrageenan
-Artificial flavors, colors and preservatives
-Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils

 For a list of ingredients, please click on the photo of each flavor.

 

Keep Calm and ENJOY NUTPODS Poster

We did it!

We started our little company with a Kickstarter campaign in October 2013 (www.kickstarter.com Project Name: nutpods) to bring our much anticipated products to the commercial market. Our goal was to raise $30K to release our first delectable flavor, Unsweetened Original. Well, thanks to the generosity of 510 backers, WE DID IT! We were able to actually surpass our goal by $32,164!  The money raised will go towards converting Madeline's kitchen formula into a full-blown commercial formulation.  Funds will also be used on packaging, production and distribution costs.

Thanks to you, our supporters, we will soon be able to transform nutpods into a bona fide commercial production and make our wholesome and deliciously dairy-free creamy pods available to health-conscious coffee and tea lovers everywhere.

Thank you for your support in giving us the privilege to finally bring a more natural and wholesome option to the market!

This morning I went for a run.

In have run my share of 5K races, triathlons and even completed the Portland Marathon. I used to go running on the trails with my dog, Luca and that was our routine at 6am for a while.  But between a car (Prius) vs pedestrian (Madeline) accident that injured my neck and back (and gave a nice bald spot from the windshield) two years ago, my crunching, moderately arthritic 40 year old knees and the exercise-induced asthma, I had given it up. But I missed it. I can still remember the ache in your legs for the first 2 miles until you hit your rhythm, and then your body is just a machine, efficiently carrying you from point A to point B.  And I was always a little envious when I saw other runners out under the sunshine.

Today was a clear, crisp Californian morning and I just wanted to see if I could still run to this nearby park that wasn't too far away - just over a mile away.  My plan was to run on the asphalt instead of the concrete (a little softer for my knees) and to alternate walking and running to keep my exercise-induced asthma at bay.  And while I was slower and frankly, a bit more jiggly than I remember being (2 kids later), I was running again.  How I missed this time.  I don't know what it is; I do other workouts by myself, but there is something different about running by yourself. It's more...peaceful somehow when it's just me and my breathing and the pavement.  

And even though it took me longer because I had to stop and walk to catch my breath, and my knees held up okish, I happily made it to the park and turned back, homeward bound to get back in time to help my husband for the morning kindergarten rush of breakfast lunch/homework packing.  And of course there is also the daily wrestling of diapers OFF and clothes ON my squirmy toddler.  

Just a random blog to remind myself and you that exercise doesn't have to be about fitting in those skinny jeans or increasing the size of your 'thigh gap'. I do exercise because it helps me feel strong, gives me stress release for the day ahead and in some small measure, it helps me regain that little time to myself before being the wife and mother and boss.

Wishing you all health and exercise today. 

 


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