BumbleBar Supports Planned Parenthood!

In loving memory of Carolyn Wilson. 

For over 25 years, BumbleBar has supported all different kinds of health conscious events and organizations. Planned Parenthood is one of those inspiring organizations, helping men and women across the United States. We gladly send BumbleBar donations to Planned Parenthood Fundraisers on an annual basis.

Often volunteers will host events to spread the word about this amazing organization, as well as earn donations for the cause. BumbleBar gladly donates our energy bars to these types of fundraisers, keeping the volunteers full, happy and motivated. Planned Parenthood offers support to millions of women and men throughout the United States. Eighty-four percent of Planned Parenthood health care patients in the U.S. are age 20 and older. An estimated one in five women in the U.S. has visited a Planned Parenthood health center at least once in her life. Furthermore, Planned Parenthood provides more than 270,000 pap tests and more than 360,000 breast exams in a single year, critical services in detecting cancer. Plus, hey provide more than 4.2 million tests and treatments for sexually transmitted infections, including more than 650,000 HIV tests. Read more statistics here.

I stand with Planned Parenthood

 A big thank you to the staff at Planned Parenthood for all they have done and are continuing to do for communities around America.

Cafe Mom has written a list of just why PP is AWESOME. We agree and want to share the first eight on the list:

1. Guaranteeing us our right to, as you put it, manage our own fertility.
2. Existing to help women.
3. But also serving men.
4. Providing annual care to 2.5 million people.
5. Two!
6. Point!
7. Five!
8. Million!!!

If you are interested in making a donation or learning more about Planned Parenthood, you can do so here. Now, more than ever, they need our support! Join us in the fight for commonsense policies that foster the sexual and reproductive health and rights of individuals, families, and communities.

So, Why’s It Called a JunoBar?

Let us introduce you to BumbleBar’s sister, JunoBar!

For those who haven’t heard of her, JunoBar is BumbleBar’s closest relative and sweetest sister. JunoBars provide a delicious date based alternative to the sesame based BumbleBar. The bars were born in 2013 under the craftsmanship of BumbleBar’s own CEO, Liz Ward. The bars combine crunchy quinoa with sweet dates to create a unique flavor. JunoBars are available in three delicious flavors: apple crisp, brownie batter, and peanut butter cookie.

Why name it “JunoBar”?

Juno, the Roman goddess of vital energy, is the inspiration for the name “JunoBar.” The first reason is because of Juno’s role as the protector of women. Although Juno watches over the nation as a whole she is especially protective over women’s lives. Juno’s attention to the well-being of women reflects BumbleBar’s values as a women-owned company.

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Secondly, Juno’s best traits are those that can be found in a JunoBar. Juno is known for her femininity but that’s not her only admirable trait. More prominently, she is known for her strength, vital energy, and eternal youthfulness. Our JunoBars emulate the same vital energy. The vitamin-dense, ethically sourced ingredients promote youthfulness through a nutritious diet.

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Finally, JunoBars reflect the superiority of this beautiful goddess. Juno is known as “The Queen of the Gods.” Similarly, JunoBar is considered to be “The Queen of the Bars.” Every flavor is completely organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and incredibly gratifying, making them far superior to other date based bars.

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We don’t blame you. The rich nuttiness of organic peanut butter, tart apples, or sweet cocoa makes us weak at the knees too.

Can’t decide what flavor to buy? Grab yourself a JunoBar variety pack to try all three flavors!

Apple Crisp: Delicious flavors of cinnamon apple crisp with protein-rich quinoa and a dash of sweetness from vanilla and honey.

Brownie BatterEverything you love about luscious chocolate mixed with protein-rich quinoa, fiber-filled chia seeds and a kiss of vanilla.

Peanut Butter Cookie: A wholesome twist on the classic peanut butter cookie combines protein-rich quinoa and a hint of honey.

Tell us your favorite JunoBar (or BumbleBar) flavor in the comments below and you’ll be entered to win a FREE BOX OF JUNOBARS!

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Dates: The Incredible Benefits of This Magic Fruit

Dates are sweet on the inside and the outside, and before long you’ll be sweet on dates too.

Dates are leathery and caramel-y snacks that are hard to resist. This fruit was originally cultivated about 8,000 years ago in present-day Iraq. Because of their low water and high sugar content, it takes many months for them to go bad.

Dates Growing

This made the fruit ideal for nomadic life possible in the hot and dry regions of the Middle East and North Africa. With their many uses and benefits, dates are the “tree of life” in the Middle East and the national symbol of Saudi Arabia and Isreal.

Dates are rich in history and also in nutrients. One cup of dates contains about 400 calories. In just one cup, you get 27% of the daily recommended requirement of potassium and 48% of daily fiber needs. What’s more, very few people are allergic to this fruit. Now that’s worth celebrating!

They are also an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and copper. The insoluble and soluble fiber found in dates cleanses the gastrointestinal system while boosting heart health, making sure that your bowels and blood flow smoothly. Dates are also rich in magnesium. Magnesium is most well known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, but it can also reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke.

Dates help with weight loss, iron-deficiency anemia, respiratory health, pregnancy deliveries, brain performance, and even chronic conditions such as arthritis. So, why wait? Grab a date today.

Related Proverbs & Quotes

  • Don’t show me the palm tree, show me the dates.
  • From little date seeds, great things are born.
  • He has fallen from the donkey but has found a date.
  • If heaven drops a date, open your mouth.
  • Mock the palm tree only when the date harvest is over.
  • Swallow a date with its stone.

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Happy New Year, Everyone!

We hope you had a relaxing holiday and are staying warm. (It’s currently freezing in Spokane Valley, WA!) A lot has happened throughout 2016; we’re eager to jump into ’17 and explore what new adventures lie ahead! One new change we’re very excited to introduce is the new subscription shopping method now available on our website.

There are SO MANY benefits to signing up for reoccurring orders.

A few advantages include:

  • You can customize your subscription! If Aunt Bettie wants her Chocolate Mint bars delivered every two weeks, and Grandma Gretta wants her Amazing Almond bars only once a month. No problem, we’ve got it covered! Tailor your subscriptions with the click of a button.
  • Save 10% on every reoccurring order! (And you still earn reward points if you’re signed up for our rewards program!)
  • Never run out of bars again! You don’t have to worry about ordering more delicious, healthy snacks when you finish a box BumbleBars.
  • Making changes to your subscription is SO easy. Just log in and adjust your reoccurring orders whenever you like!

If you’re a fan of BumbleBars, signing up for a subscription is a no-brainer! Visit Shop.BumbleBar.com, click on the product you’d like to subscribe to and select Subscribe and Save 10%. It’s that simple!

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Are you new to BumbleBar? Not sure you’re ready to subscribe? Try our NEW SIX BAR SAMPLE PACK, which contains 6 of our most popular flavors: Chocolate Mint, Peanut, Almond, Chocolate Crisp, Chia Almond, Lemon.

Excited about our new changes? Let us know what you think in the comments below! Have a happy new year!

From,

The BumbleBar Team

What do BumbleBar’s certifications mean?

While BumbleBar isn’t one to encourage bragging, we have no problem boasting about our wide variety of certifications. We are certified gluten-free, kosher, organic, vegan and even Safe Quality Food certified! What do these certifications mean? Find out below!

Certifications Explained

 

Certified Gluten-Free

We NEVER use wheat or wheat family products in our bar. Our entire facility is gluten-free! Unlike our competitors, we handcraft our bars in our facility so that we can ensure that our high standards of ethical business practice are followed all the way through our company from the co-op farmers growing the ingredients to the worker rolling out the bars in our factory here in the wonderful state of Washington.

Certified Kosher

All of our BumbleBars are certified kosher through Earth Kosher. The symbol looks like a globe, with a K in the center. The reason we have the DE next to our kosher symbol on the Chocolate BumbleBars is that the facility where the chocolate is made processes other products which contain dairy. However, BumbleBars have always been and still are dairy-free.

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Certified Organic

Unlike many other bars, every single BumbleBar product contains at least 95% organic ingredients. In fact, BumbleBar is the first organic energy bar to market! Organic means the ingredients are NON-GMO.  Using organic fruit and nuts means that our products are free of pesticides and herbicides. Organic is simply better for everyone and everything. We’ve been certified through the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Certified Vegan

Our BumbleBars are certified vegan! (JunoBars are not certified vegan, because they contain honey!) Vegan means absolutely no animal by-products went into our snacks. Just healthy, plant-based goodness! We are certified through Vegan Action.

Certified SQF

BumbleBar is SQF Certified! SQF stands for Safe Quality Food! This is a crucial certification, and we take pride in developing clean, safe, quality food for customers like YOU! Learn more here.

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50 Reasons To Feel Extremely Grateful

You should feel incredibly grateful if…

1. You’re breathing.
2. You have a roof over your head.
3. You’ve had a hot meal today.
4. You know someone loves you.
5. You have heat during the winter.
6. You have clean water to drink.
7. You have ears, which allow you listen to music.
8. You have a nose, which lets you smell.
9. You have a tongue, which allows you to taste.
10. You have eyes, which enable you to see.

Grateful

11. You have clothes to keep you warm.
12. You have a hand to hold.
13. You have a safe place to sleep.
14. You have shoes to walk around in.
15. You have a voice to sing with.
16. You have your health.
17. You have opportunities to learn.
18. You have friends or family.
19. You have a loving pet.
20. You have access to a shower or bath.

Grateful
21. You have transportation.
22. You’ve been taught to read or write.
23. You have a paycheck.
24. You can attain health care.
25. You have internet access.
26. You have freedom of speech.
27. You have the right to vote.
28. You have opportunities to attend school.
29. You have a functional government.
30. You do not live amidst war and violence.
31. You have legs to dance and run.
32. You have children who love you.

Grateful
33. You have a toothbrush and toothpaste.
34. You have electricity.
35. You have a phone.
36. You have a space to call your own.
37. You can make art.
38. You have coffee.
39. You have money in the bank.
40. You have a backyard.
42. You feel safe.
43. You can smile and laugh.
44. You can travel.
45. You can go shopping.
46. You have a TV.
47. You live near a library.
48. You have A/C in the summer.
49. You have dreams while you sleep.
50. You’ve experienced true love.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. To be grateful turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” – M.B.

Vegan, GF, Vanilla Frosting Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars

Do you want to blow your friends away with something delicious, gluten free, organic, vegan and that looks super cool? Then, how about these little beauties? These holiday treats are super easy to make and the perfect snack for a holiday party, potluck or seasonal event! We love how festive and fun they look – and how wonderful they taste! You can order a box of Jr. Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars here. If you would like to try making them, we posted the recipe below.

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Vanilla Frosting Jr. Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dairy-free gluten-free spread, such as soy margarine
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 box (16 ounces) gluten-free confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Milk
  • 1 box of Jr. Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars

Instructions:

  1. Beat the spread and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until well blended after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently.
  3. Add coconut milk; beat until light and fluffy. (If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional coconut milk.)
  4. Unwrap individual Jr. Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars
  5. Dip half of the BumbleBar in the frosting you’ve just made.
  6. Make sure to coat both sides with frosting and use a butter knife to smooth out any odd spots that didn’t get covered.
  7. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings, or leave as is!
  8. Arrange on a tray and use mint leaves or peppermints to decorate!

These are high fiber, gluten-free, vegan and absolutely delicious! Try making them with our Original Peanut or Amazing Almond flavors for a tasty variety. They’re fun to make with kids and easy to clean up. We would love to see pictures if you make these at home. Let us know how your experience was making them in the comments below!

BumbleBar’s Ethical Sourcing & What It All Means

Did you know that we make a whole lot more than just JunoBars and BumbleBars? We are a co-packer which means we produce (literally) tons of gluten-free, nutrient dense snacks for other like minded businesses around the world! We partner with those who seek our services not solely because of our experience and high-quality performance, but also because we source only the best ingredients on earth.

Exceptional ingredients create exceptional products… and we expect nothing less.

Ethical sourcing is a key component of BumbleBar’s business model.  We source materials from suppliers who have demonstrated their commitment to excelling in five areas: worker safety, fair treatment, sustainable productions, environmental protection, community support and finally, food safety and quality.

So, what does all of this signify?

It means we maintain a relationship with the people who supply us with our products. We create a foundation for integrity regarding the environment, social values, and product quality. Our goal is a relationship that can become an honest and long-lasting partnership.

We focus on using business as a tool for positive social change. Through our sourcing program, we work with small farmers to achieve organic and sustainable production. We support their communities by paying fair market prices and funding community projects.

BumbleBar ensures verification of all supply chains, with inspections performed by independent verifiers. Our ingredients must go through rigorous testing to guarantee they are 100% gluten-free. Our passion for health is portrayed in the way our company does business.

Making gluten-free, plant-based food delicious and everywhere, BumbleBar sources ethically produced, high-quality ingredients from the start.

Ethics is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society. It’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.” – K.S.

Natural Cold & Flu Remedies

Sniffly noses go hand-in-hand with snow and icy weather. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite natural remedies to aid even your worst seasonal cold & flu symptoms! Take a look…

Severely Chapped Lips:

Aloe vera’s excellent healing properties help to heal dry and burned lips. You can apply natural aloe vera gel or fresh aloe vera pulp directly to your lips to cure them. Jojoba oil also works well. Also, drink a lot of water! Make sure you stay hydrated at all times and remember that soda, tea, juice, and coffee are not substitutes (they can actually make the problem worse). If dry air caused by cold weather is your problem, then try using a humidifier.

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Sinus Congestion:

If you have sinus pressure and congestion and need quick relief, try chewing on some peppercorn. To use black peppercorns to relieve your sinus congestion, take 4-5 peppercorns and slowly chew and swallow them. Relief is imminent. Don’t have peppercorn? Try eating a spoonful of horseradish. Also, nettle is highly nutritive and is especially helpful if your sinus congestion is caused by allergies. Several cups of nettle tea can be consumed daily. Alternately, take 4 nettle leaf capsules twice a day, with or without food.

Watery / Itchy Eyes:

Try soaking 2 chamomile tea bags in hot water for 1 minute. Once they’ve soaked, put them in a bowl inside your freezer. Leave the bags in the freezer for 15 – 30 minutes. Once they’re cold to the touch, close your eyes and lay the tea bags over your eyelids. Rest this way for 10 minutes. Once you remove the tea bags, your eyes should feel less itchy and water less.

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Fatigue:

If you’re feeling tired this winter, try cutting down on your intake of fat and seek a diet that consists of higher fiber and more carbohydrates. Spinach is also a great food to implement into your daily diet. Eating spinach once a day is an old-time remedy for relieving fatigue. It contains potassium as well as many B vitamins, all of which are important for your energy and metabolism.

Sore Throat:

If you’ve had a sore throat before, you know how painful it can be! We recommend gargling with very warm salt water every night, to prevent infections and inflammation in your tonsils. Natural peppermint oil is also a great remedy to keep in your bag during the winter. You can dab a bit on your tongue if you start feeling a sore throat coming on, or simply rub a few drops on your chest to act as a vapor. It smells delicious and your scent will be perfect for the season!

 

Introducing The Five Best Plant Proteins – And Why They ROCK!

Protein is an essential part of any balanced diet. It’s great for building, maintaining, and replacing tissues in your body, especially in your muscles, organs, and immune system. A protein-rich diet helps you feel full longer, so you won’t find yourself snacking on chips and dip three times a day. Protein powders are the next big thing. Surveys show that plant proteins, pea and hemp protein, were found to be the most popular choices among respondents for proteins, and their usage is projected to increase drastically over the next couple years.

Scientists say that proteins look like “a necklace of amino-acid-shaped beads.” Amino acids can be used and reused to make the proteins in your body and help with digestion and heart health. Scientists have found 22 amino acids, 13 of which your body can produce without even thinking about it. The remaining 9 are called “essential amino acids.” Your body cannot naturally generate them and you need get them from the foods you eat.

Meet some of the best plant proteins:

Proteins

Pea protein is one of most hypoallergenic protein powders. It contains no gluten or dairy, making it easy on the tummy and merciful to bloating. Pea protein produces peptides that delay the emptying of your stomach and the secretion of ghrelin, the hormone that tells your brain you’re hungry. It also decreases the risk of coronary heart disease, increases muscle thickness, and regulates blood pressure and sugar. Pea protein also has a nearly complete profile of amino acids, comparable to soy, which contains eight of the essential amino acids.

Proteins

Rice protein is another allergen-friendly protein. Here at BumbleBar, we use raw and sprouted rice protein. Rice protein is low fat and low calorie, and has about 24 grams of protein per serving. Like other proteins, rice protein helps with weight loss, lowered cholesterol, and muscle recovery after exercising.

Proteins

Nuts are another great source of protein. Pumpkin and squash seeds yield the highest amount of protein at 29.8g per 100g, with peanuts coming in at a close second with 24.4g of protein per 100g. Almonds are also awesome. There are 20 grams of protein in just one cup of almonds, and they are also an excellent source of Vitamin E, fiber, and unsaturated fats. Almonds have also been especially helpful in lowering cholesterol.

Proteins

Other high-protein nuts and seeds include flaxseed. Flax contains about 18 grams of protein in one cup, and sesame seeds, which contain about 17g. Even the craziest nut, the coconut, has about 7g of protein per 100g. Nuts and seeds, in general, are a great, low-calorie source of protein and a heart healthy snack.

Proteins

Hemp protein is gaining fame as a protein powerhouse. This amazing plant includes 20 amino acids, including the nine essential ones your body can’t produce on its own. Being one of the few sources of gamma linoleic acid (GLA), it’s been shown to help people with ADHD and breast pain. Hemp seed oil and powder will not make you high, but it will make you healthy and happy.

Some sources may tell you animal-based proteins are better for your diet because they contain a more “complete” profile of amino acids. However, animal proteins have a higher concentration of sulphur. This sulphur is then metabolized to acid-generating metabolites, resulting in a lower physiological pH. Meat consumption also raises huge environmental and health concerns. Plant-based protein is simply better for you and the environment. Next time you’re jonesing for a heart healthy, environment-happy, tummy-toning snack, look for these great sources of plant protein!

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