10 Oct 2018

Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

The chocolate chip cookie: one of America’s favorite comfort foods… and for good reason! There’s just something about that combination of sugar, fat, and carbs that is so good. Actually, it’s pretty much all of those things that make those little devils so addictive... Thankfully, there is a healthier alternative and a smarter way to enjoy your favorite childhood treat. We've got you covered with a new, clean take on this old classic by whipping

25 Sep 2018

Pinole + Chia Bars

Paleo. Ketogenic. Low carb-- or, wait is it no carb? Is anyone else confused?! But really...when did food become so complicated? At the end of the day, the food you choose should be both wholesome and nourishing… it’s really as simple as that. For thousands of years, simple, natural foods empowered our ancestors and kept them strong and healthy. Why not give it a try for yourself with these pure and natural Pinole + Chia

4 Sep 2018

Pinole Ancient Superfood Squares

This one is for all the weekend warriors out there who are always on-the-go! After a long, crazy week of racing between work, errands, a busy schedule, and everything in between, you can't wait to get outside and find adventure! We know its important to you to find clean, whole foods that can power your fun, taste great, and give you the energy you need. That's why we were thrilled about this latest recipe from

21 Aug 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Maqui Berry, The South American Superberry

Here at Native State Foods, we use ancient, premium ingredients to deliver the highest level of nutrition, purity and taste in every bite. Many of these ingredients have been used for thousands of years. They are powerful and healing. The Maqui Berry is a small, superberry indigenous to southern Chile. It is still harvested nearly exclusively by the native Mapuche Indians. It's rich and bursting with sweet flavor but also full of nutritional benefits that have been revered for centuries. Learn more below why we

8 Aug 2018

Summer Berry Fresh Pinole Waffles

We’re always exploring new and delicious ways to prepare pinole. Our latest efforts in the test kitchen will please our fellow breakfast lovers. Introducing pinole waffles. We’re bringing the power of pinole to a classic breakfast staple. Next time you’re looking to fuel up for adventure, try this delicious, nutritious option, pairing it with your favorite berries, nuts, or chocolate chips! Prep time: 5 m     Cook time: 15 m Ready in: 20 m Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 1

3 Aug 2018

Banana Nut Pinole Bars

Banana nut anything is pretty much a classic for your go-to breakfast: muffins, waffles, and other yummy recipes. The problem: muffins, waffles, and “other” recipes tend not to be the best for your health or waistline. With added sugars and nutritionally-deficient flours, many of these recipes can do quite a bit of damage. No reason to fret! We have cooked up a fun and healthy alternative to this classic indulgence. By replacing the numerous-- and

13 Jul 2018

Chocolate + Goji Berry Pinole Power Brownies

By now, you’ve probably guessed that chocolate can be healthy. By going with the darker stuff containing a little less sugar, you’re able to indulge conscientiously. It is possible! But did you also know that you can go one step further and find a way to make chocolate fuel your body to invigorate you for whatever lies ahead? With the power of Purely Pinole, you already set yourself up for success by packing in all

2 Jul 2018

Apple Cinnamon Pinole Breakfast Bites

It’s easy to get stuck in a breakfast rut, especially when you just need something fast and simple you can grab while running out the door. These Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bites are the perfect start to the morning. With the power of pinole plus fresh apples and cinnamon, each tasty bite will help you take on whatever the day may bring! But be sure to make plenty, as these have been found to disappear quickly!

21 Jun 2018

Morning Power Smoothie

"This smoothie is whipped up in a matter of seconds and then topped with fresh berries. Made with our Blueberry + Banana Pinole, with an extra boost of antioxidants and vitamins wrapped in delicious fruit accents." Total Prep Time: 5-7 min Yield: 1 medium smoothie Ingredients: 1 large banana 185 g frozen berry blend 1 Tsp lemon juice 1 Tsp Blueberry + Banana Purely Pinole 1 Tsp almond butter 125 mL almond milk 2 Tsp

8 Jun 2018

Blueberry + Yogurt Pinole Pancakes

What if we told you that there was a way to have pancakes for breakfast and get a boost of antioxidants the same time (a.k.a. have your cake and eat it too...)? We bet you'd think there's no way. That is, until you found out that there is actually a healthy option out there that packs in gluten-free whole grain nutrition filled with powerful antioxidants all at once. Drum roll: pinole! With the ancient purple

21 May 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Cacao, Superfood of the Gods

Think quick—what ancient superfood spotlights as both a food and drink, and has been called the “drink of the gods” from Aztec societies? Wine…? Juice…? Good guess, but no. The real answer is much richer and decadent—cacao. See below for more nutritional guidance on this powerful ingredient! 5 Benefits of Raw Cacao: Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron Full of Magnesium for Heart & Brain Health Powerful Antioxidants High in Calcium A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant

22 Mar 2018

Swap Your Oatmeal for Pinole: The Energy Powerhouse Superfood

Pinole is the breakfast superfood you didn't know you were craving. Guest Blog Post by Emily Monaco. Emily Monaco is an American food and culture writer based in Paris. She loves uncovering the stories behind ingredients and exposing the face of our food system, so that consumers  can make educated choices. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Vice Munchies, and Serious Eats. Originally posted on organicauthority.com How many of us start

1 Mar 2018

Pinole: The Perfect Endurance Fuel

If you’ve heard of pinole (pronounced pih-nol), it’s probably because of the Tarahumara Indians – a near mythical tribe that lives deep in the Copper Canyons of Mexico and who were popularized in the book Born to Run.  The Tarahumara are considered the world’s greatest endurance athletes because of their ability to run hundreds of miles non-stop – seriously.  Plus, they have virtually no incidence of modern day disease.  Their fuel of choice?  Pinole. Pinole

21 Feb 2018

February is Hot Breakfast Month!

We all know the saying "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day". But, did you know there's an entire month dedicated to commemorating it? Well there is! And it's now! So, how did Hot Breakfast Month start? It began as a way to encourage people to have more nutritious and filling breakfasts. Having a hot breakfast in the morning is more satisfying and will keep you fuller longer. According to 10 Tips for

7 Nov 2017

Native State Foods Selected for TERRA, Prestigious Accelerator

We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected by Rabobank and RocketSpace for the second cohort of TERRA, the prestigious Food + Ag Tech Accelerator. TERRA is a one-of-a-kind program designed to bring together the industry's most disruptive start-ups and partner them with progressive corporate leaders to fuel cross-industry innovation. Corporate collaborators include industry giants Nestle, AgroFresh, BASF, Beta San Miguel, Givaudan, GrainCorp, Griffith Foods, Grupo Azucarero Mexico/CULTIBA, and OSI Group. The Native State