Florida Farms

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Farm-fresh Produce

Sprouts Farmers Market is proud to work with local farmers across the country to bring you and your family the freshest produce around! Bringing local produce to your store means it spends less time in storage and transit–keeping it as fresh as possible! We strive to choose farms that promote healthy, clean farming practices in sunny Florida!

Nobel Farms Oranges

Noble Citrus

Located in Winter Haven, Florida, Noble Citrus has been family owned and operated since 1927! Their family’s great grandfather began the legacy by growing Florida Tangerines, as he believed them to be the noblest of all the citrus–eventually leading to the name of their farm. With family at the heart of their organization, Noble Farms strives to ensure the quality and taste of the citrus you bring home from their 4,400-acre farm is unmatched. In addition to growing premium Florida tangerines, oranges and pummelos, the fourth-generation farmers have implemented sustainable farming practices to ensure eco-conscious processes.
Astin Farms Strawberries

Astin Strawberry Exchange, LLC.

Astin Farms has been bringing Florida fresh, juicy berries since 1923 and was established by Sam Astin Sr. The family’s original crops began with corn, pole beans and only a few rows of strawberries until they realized their passion and potential for these mighty red fruits. Years later in 1982, Sam’s great-grandson began managing the farm and decided to establish the Astin Strawberry Exchange in 2001 to focus solely on growing high-quality strawberries. Astin Farms now represents more than 1,200-acres of vibrant strawberry fields bringing in over 40 million pounds of fruit each season. Astin Farms is proud to operate its state-of-the-art facility while following non-GMO and sustainable farming practices.

DIY Relaxing Father’s Day Gifts

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Create a Special Gift for Dad

It’s true—dad’s deserve pampering too! This Father’s Day show the dads in your life just the kind of self-care they deserve. Swap the typical pre-made gifts for something craftier with these four heartfelt DIY gifts. Not only will your favorite dad enjoy spending time unwinding, but he’ll appreciate the personal touch of a gift made with love!

Homemade Shaving Cream

Homemade Shaving Cream in a Jar

Moisturized and refreshed–that’s how the dads in your life will feel after receiving this nourishing, homemade shaving cream! Using only a handful of ingredients, you can whip this gift up in a pinch for the perfect DIY Father’s Day gift!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Whipped cocoa or shea butter
  • 1/4 cup Avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E
  • 3-5 drops Essential oil of choice (optional)

How to:

In a pot over low heat, melt the cocoa or shea butter along with the avocado and coconut oils. Once everything is melted, remove mixture from heat and whisk in the rest of the ingredients using an electric mixer until it starts to thicken and foam like shaving cream. Set in the fridge for a few minutes until it begins to harden and set. Transfer to a jar and decorate with labels or ribbon for easy gifting.


Bath salt in a jar

Relaxing Bath Soak

Sometimes the best gifts are the gifts you’d never buy for yourself! Luckily, this relaxing DIY bath soak might just do the trick to provide dad a little R&R this Father’s Day.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Sprouts Epsom Salt
  • 1/2 cup Almond oil
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil

How to:

In a small bowl, combine and mix all ingredients. Transfer to a jar and decorate with labels or ribbon for easy gifting.


homemade coffee scrub

Coffee Face & Body Scrub

This DIY coffee face & body scrub is perfect to help dad revamp his morning routine all while paying homage to his favorite cup o’ joe! That’s what we call a win-win.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Coffee grounds
  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Coarse brown sugar

How to:

In a small bowl, combine and mix all ingredients. Transfer to a jar and decorate with labels or ribbon for easy gifting.


Homemade sore muscle balm

Sore Muscle Balm

Whether he’s on or off the clock, we know the dads in your life work hard! So why not make this revitalizing sore muscle balm? This warming balm is perfect to use on sore muscles while winding down at night to keep him feeling his best.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Almond oil
  • 1/2 stick Beeswax
  • 3, 1-inch Ginger root slice
  • 3-5 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 3-5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 3-5 drops Cinnamon essential oil

How to:

Heat the almond oil in a small saucepan then add three, 1-inch slices of peeled ginger and set on low for 10 minutes. Remove the ginger and add in the beeswax until melted. Remove mixture from heat and add in 3-5 drops of each essential oil. Transfer to a glass container or tin and let cool. Once cooled, the mixture should be hardened and ready to use.


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Arizona Farms

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Farm-fresh Produce

Sprouts Farmers Market is proud to work with local farmers across the country to bring you and your family the freshest produce around! Bringing local produce to your store means it spends less time in storage and transit–keeping it as fresh as possible! We strive to choose farms that promote healthy, clean farming practices located locally in sunny Arizona!

Martori Farms

Martori Farms

We’re excited to exclusively source our delicious Lemon Drop melons from Martori Farms. Martori Farms has been family owned and operated for over 100 years in Arizona with farms located in Aguila and Tonopah! As an organic-certified farm using only the most sustainable farming practices, Martori Farms prides themselves on their state-of-the-art technology to bring you the safest and purest produce. In fact, Martori Farms is one of the only two farmers to use a Hot Wash System on their melons: a system that reduces 99.9% of all harmful pathogens and unnecessary environmental bacteria. Martori Farms leads with passion and expertise from years in the industry to bring you melons, unlike anything you’ve ever tasted!
Rousseau Farming Company

Rousseau Farming Company

Rousseau Farming Company has been farming locally in Arizona since 1892—over the last 120 years! Now, the fourth-generation farming family owns 9,000 acres of farming land in the Salt River Valley. Of those 9,000 acres, over 1,100 acres are dedicated to practicing organic farming methods. The Rousseau farming family not only harvests their own crops like the delicious Origami cantaloupe but is also responsible for distributing and shipping other fresh, delicious produce to our stores! The Rousseau Farming Company carefully oversees all its processes to ensure that their products are of the highest quality. Their efforts show their dedication to providing locally grown produce that’s nourishing and delicious to people from all different health journeys!
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Melon Mania!

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Variety of Cut Melons What’s more refreshing and delicious than melon on a hot summer’s day? Branch out of the familiar watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew varieties and slice into unique, specialty melons this season! Here are some handy picking and prepping tips to help you find the perfect melon for a summer treat:
  • Lemon Drop

  • Pick: Avoid melons that are too firm, too soft or have any part of the stem remaining at the tip.
  • Prep: Enjoy as-is or include in refreshing summertime smoothies or sorbets.
  • Tip: Expect a sweet-tart flavor with a hint of juiciness.
  • Hami

  • Pick: Known for its floral and sweet aroma.
  • Prep: Try pairing with cucumber and mint.
  • Tip: A good source of vitamins A and C.
  • Crenshaw

  • Pick: Look for firm melons with a sweet fragrance and a smooth, waxy surface.
  • Prep: Use in salsas, smoothies and sorbets for an added refreshing and fruity flavor.
  • Tip: Keep at room temperature for 1-2 days before serving for a juicier melon.
  • Orange Honeydew

  • Pick: Ready to be enjoyed when the skin is slightly waxy and the color is yellow with an orange tinge.
  • Prep: Eat as-is or include in a fruit salad.
  • Tip: Also known as “temptation melons,” they share a taste of both honeydew and cantaloupe.
  • Santa Claus

  • Pick: Choose firm melons with a sweet fragrance.
  • Prep: Great as-is or in desserts.
  • Tip: This melon has a flavor similar to honeydews.
  • Canary

  • Pick: Look for firm melons with a sweet fragrance as a sign that it’s ready to eat.
  • Prep: Perfect for adding to fruit salads or drinks.
  • Tip: Tastes similar to cantaloupe but with a distinct sweetness.
  • Casaba

  • Pick: Choose melons that are firm with a sweet fragrance.
  • Prep: Sprinkle ginger, salt or a squeeze of lemon on this fruit for a delicious snack.
  • Tip: Its juicy, creamy-green flesh is known for its sweet taste.
  • Galia

  • Pick: The deeper the orange color, the sweeter it will be.
  • Prep: Pair with ginger for a refreshing snack.
  • Tip: Similar to a cantaloupe on the outside but like a honeydew on the inside.
  • Golden Honeydew

  • Pick: Once ripe, it’s possible to hear the seeds rattle inside.
  • Prep: Perfect to add to fruit salads or drinks.
  • Tip: Their name is inspired by their golden shell.
  • Cantaloupe

  • Pick: Look for melons with yellow coloring and a slightly soft stem end.
  • Prep: High in vitamin C, these are great for juicing.
  • Tip: Also known as “muskmelons”.
  • Honeydew

  • Pick: Choose firm fruit heavy for its size, yielding slightly under pressure.
  • Prep: When the peel is smooth and the rind is a light cream color, it’s considered mature and ready to enjoy!
  • Tip: A wonderful addition to breakfast or salads.
  • Watermelon (Seeded)

  • Pick: A ripe melon should be firm, heavy and bruise-free.
  • Prep: Enjoy raw, in fruit salads or in fruit platters.
  • Tip: A good source of vitamin A, vitamin C and lycopene.
  • Watermelon (Seedless)

  • Pick: Select a melon heavy for its size with a deep-pitched tone when thumped.
  • Prep: Enjoy raw, in fruit salads or fruit platters.
  • Tip: Despite the name, all seedless watermelon contain white seeds as well as an occasional black seed.
  • Watermelon (Mini)

  • Pick: Choose a melon that is heavy for its size and bruise-free.
  • Prep: Its small size is perfect to bring along to a picnic.
  • Tip: Sweet, crisp and juicy, these melons contain about 88% water and are a hydrating snack.

Cantaloupe Sourcing

How We Bring You Farm-fresh Produce

At Sprouts, our sourcing practices, paired with our strong relationships with growers, are part of how we bring you the freshest and widest variety of produce. Great growers ship farm-fresh produce to our distribution centers where knowledgeable team members use specialized instruments to test for sweetness, firmness, size and weight—brining you, the best produce available.

Melons from Five Crowns

One of our great partners is Five Crowns, run by the Colace family in California. This fourth-generation farming family has been in the agricultural business since the 19th century. Five Crowns work ethically and diligently to grow, pack and ship quality produce. Always placing safety as their first priority, they’ve developed a dynamic program that goes hand-in hand with quality control. Bringing you the freshest produce starts in the field when they plant the melon seeds in winter so they can make the first harvest in early May. From the field where it’s picked, the melons travel to a facility where they’re cooled to the optimal shipping temperature, helping to retain its freshness. Sustainably run, the cooling plant receives 85% of its energy from the Five Crowns solar facility.

Try These Fresh Melon Recipes

Strawberry Melon Salad

Strawberry Melon Salad

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Cantaloupe Bruschetta

Melon and Ricotta Bruschetta

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Watermelon Basil Salad

Balsamic Watermelon Salad

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Suncreens to Protect you and the Planet

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In partnership with the Environmental Working Group, Sprouts wants to share the importance of sun safety. With the right natural sunscreen, you can soak up the best parts of the sun without harming your skin.
Safe sunscreens with beach towels

Which Sunscreen is Best?

There are so many options when searching for a sunscreen and lots of things to remember, but EWG makes it easy with quick tips and resources. Keep these three simple tips in your back pocket when choosing or applying your sunscreen:

  • Always use a cream or spray sunscreen. FDA’s sunscreen rules bar sunscreen wipes and powders. Read more about why not to use sunscreen wipes or powders.
  • Don’t combine products. Skip products that combine bug repellent with sunscreen. Bugs are typically not a problem during the hours when UV exposure peaks. Also, sunscreen may need to be reapplied more frequently than repellent, or vice versa.
  • Skip tanning oils. Avoid anything that contains less than a 15 SPF value. Read more about tanning oils from EWG.

  • Simple Ways to Protect Your Skin

    • Apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going outdoors.
    • Don’t forget to use enough! Most adults need at least 1.5 ounces of sunscreen.
    • Look for broad-spectrum zinc-oxide, which blocks aging UVA rays and burning UVB rays. Read more about UVA and UVB rays here.
    • Help preserve our oceans and marine life by choosing a reef-safe sunscreen.

    • Use Lower SPF

    • Don’t use super-high SPF products.
    • SPF stands for “sun protection factor” and refers only to protection against UVB radiation, which burns the skin. It has little to do with protection from sun’s UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the skin, suppress the immune system, accelerate skin aging and may cause skin cancer.
    • High-SPF products may give people a false sense of security, tempt them to stay in the sun too long and suppressing sunburns that may increase the risk of other kinds of skin damage. The FDA is considering limiting SPF claims to 50+, as is done in other countries.
    • EWG recommends that consumers avoid products labeled with anything higher than SPF 50 and reapply sunscreen often, regardless of SPF.

    • Use Cleaner Products

    • EWG recommends products without oxybenzone.
    • Commonly used in sunscreens, the chemical oxybenzone penetrates the skin, gets into the bloodstream and acts like estrogen in the body. It can also trigger allergic reactions. Data is preliminary, but studies have found a link between higher concentrations of oxybenzone and health harms.
    • EWG recommends products without retinyl palmitate.
    • The FDA has yet to rule on the safety of retinyl palmitate in skin care products, but EWG recommends that consumers avoid sunscreens containing this chemical.
    • Sunscreens containing these products have been found to cause stress to living organisms in our oceans. Choosing cleaner products can help reduce the impact we leave on our coral reefs.

    • Still Not Sure?

      Learn how to pick the right sunscreen for you.  

    On-the-Go Snacks

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    Snack Time Made Easy

    A car full of kiddos or a busy day full of errands calls for healthy, on-the-go snacks to provide the energy needed to tackle the day. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled some tasty options to fit any diet that can easily fit in your purse, diaper tote or gym bag!

    Keto Snacks

    Keto

    Having trouble finding yummy, yet keto-friendly, snack options? Let us help! From prepackaged favorites, to do-it-yourself veggie slicing, we have five great snacks to help fuel your day.
    1. Justin’s Classic Almond Butter Squeeze Pack
    2. Epic Wagyu Beef Steak Strip
    3. Dang Foods Almond Vanilla Keto Bar
    4. Sliced bell peppers
    5. Wonderful Lightly Salted No Shells Pistachios
    Helpful hint: Try slicing your bell peppers all at once and storing them in jars or bags so you can easily grab a bag on the run!
    Organic Snacks

    Organic

    Shopping for natural and organic snacks doesn’t have to be hard. Get out of your current snack rut with these super simple and tasty on-the-go snacks—perfect for any day!
    1. Sprouts Organic Popcorn Lightly Sea Salted Popcorn
    2. Annie’s Homegrown Berry Patch Fruit Snacks
    3. Organic Valencia oranges
    4. Go Macro Peanut Butter Protein Bar
    5. Organic raw almonds
    Helpful hint: Try slicing your oranges into round rings, and when you’re ready to eat, slightly rip the peel for mess-free eating!
    Plant-based Snacks

    Plant-based

    Plant-based snack options are quickly becoming more and more popular. Whether you are a plant-based pro, or just finding your footing on your plant-based journey, here are five scrumptious snacks that are easy to grab throughout the day.
    1. Aloha Plant-based Protein Bar
    2. From the Ground Up Sea Salt Butternut Squash Crackers
    3. Sprouts Chocolate Vegan Protein
    4. Celery and carrot sticks
    5. Smart Sweets Gummy Bears
    Helpful hint: Power up with plant protein by keeping convenient, single-serve protein packets with you to easily mix with water—wherever you are!
    Gluten-free Snacks

    Gluten-free

    You won’t be missing out with these snack choices—perfectly picked for anyone following a gluten-free diet! You can easily make gluten-free snack baggies to grab as you are running out the door!
    1. Stretch Island Strawberry Fruit Leather
    2. Perfect Bar Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
    3. GFB bites, Dark chocolate + PB
    4. Ultima Replenisher Cherry Pomegranate Electrolyte Powder
    5. Bananas
    Helpful hint: It can be hard to keep bananas at the ripe stage you like, try wrapping the stem of the bananas in plastic wrap! This is a great way to keep them from ripening too quickly.
    Paelo Snacks

    Paleo

    It’ll be hard to beat these Paleo snack options. Perfect for on-the-go moments and they won’t disappoint—no matter your cravings. These Paleo snacks are nutritious, delicious and ready for you when you need them.
    1. Caveman Seal Salt Almond Dark Chocolate Bar
    2. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptide Packet
    3. Nick’s Sticks Free Range Turkey Snack Stick
    4. Apple slices
    5. Raw almonds and cashews
    Helpful hint: Keep the Caveman Sea Salt Almond Dark Chocolate bar in a cool, shady place to avoid melting. To prevent browning on your apples, try squeezing a little bit lemon juice on them!

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    Summer Fruits & Veggies to Keep you Hydrated

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    Have your water … and eat it too!

    As the weather heats up and you’re spending more time outside in the sun, it’s important to keep your body properly hydrated with plenty of fluids, but did you know fruits and veggies are also PACKED with hydrating properties, too? We’ve rounded up our favorite fruits, veggies and snacking tricks to help keep you hydrated all summer long. berries, citrus and apples on a cutting board

    Tip #1: A Fresh Start to Your Day

    When you wake up, your body is naturally dehydrated from sleeping at night. This is a perfect time to jump start your hydration for the day by drinking at least eight ounces of water upon waking and incorporating a fresh, green juice with breakfast. Juicing not your thing? Try a hydrating, morning smoothie full of apples, cucumbers and ginger like this one.

    Tip #2: Replace Packaged Snacks for Fresh Ones 

    Summertime is full of on-the-go activities that can have you reaching for dry, pre-packaged snacks. Instead, swap that bag of chips for fruits and veggies that will not only keep you hydrated in the heat, but provide loads of good-for-you vitamins and minerals, too. Try this: pre-slice all of your produce and store it in convenient, ready-to-grab containers for snack time. Here are some refreshing and hydrating options that will store well: cucumbers, apples, celery sticks, watermelon, cantaloupe, berries and bell peppers.

    Tip #3: Add Color to Your Plate

    Summer is the perfect time to try loads of refreshing fruits and vegetables. You can boost your hydration by simply adding more color to each meal. Try adding vegetables to your lunch and dinner like broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, spinach, and sweet, juicy fruit to your breakfast, snacks and dessert.

    Fruits with High Water Content

    • Strawberries
    • Grapefruits
    • Cantaloupe
    • Peaches
    • Watermelon
    • Apples
    • Berries
    • Pineapples

    Vegetables with High Water Content

    • Cucumber
    • Zucchini
    • Radish
    • Celery
    • Bell peppers
    • Broccoli
    • Carrots
    • Zucchini

    Stay Well with Vitamin D

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    Boost your mood… naturally!

    We’re all spending a little extra time indoors right now, but as the weather begins to warm up and the sun is shining longer, take advantage of the great outdoors! Give yourself those much-needed breaks while working from home or taking care of the kids, and step outside for at least 5-10 minutes throughout your day. Not only will the fresh air help clear your mind, but the sunshine will help increase your body’s vitamin D level. Vitamin D has been shown to help boost your immune system while reducing anxiety and depression. It may also reduce the risk of osteoporosis by assisting in the absorption of calcium into your system.

    How does vitamin D work?

    Vitamin D is unique because it’s not readily available in the body on its own. When you spend time outside, your body metabolizes UVB rays by way of your kidneys and liver, converting those rays into the active form of Vitamin D. On days that your outdoor exposure is limited, small amounts of vitamin D can be found in foods like fish, egg yolks and some dairy products.

    Easy ways to get outside more.

    With routines shifting daily, it’s important to schedule time for yourself. Here are some quick and easy tricks to increase the time you spend outside:
    • Take a walk first thing in the morning. Not only will this increase your activity for the day, you will feel more energized for a productive day.
    • Set an hourly alarm. Working from home can create a habit of sitting for too long. Set an alarm to step outside for five minutes and breath some fresh air.
    • Create a step goal for yourself. Get more time outside by setting a non-negotiable, daily step goal for yourself. You will find yourself motivated to boost your step count while getting some refreshing time outside.
    • Include your family. Add a family walk to your at-home routine–a great way to spend quality time outside of the house.
    • Take your workout outside. Switch up your at-home workout scenery by taking your bands, yoga mat or body outside for a great sweat-sesh!
    While spending extra time outside does wonders for your mental health, energy and wellbeing, don’t forget to properly protect your skin, too. Broad spectrum sunscreen and protective clothing and eyewear are essential to keeping your skin healthy while outdoors.

    Tips for Staying Well from Our Everyday Heroes

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    Meet the knowledgeable team members from our Vitamin Department who are inspiring others to stay well and take care of themselves. Learn how they’ve adapted to their new routines and what vitamins and supplements they’re using to feel their best every day.

    Rihab Team Member

    Rihab, Las Vegas, NV

    Q: What does your daily wellness routine look like and what products help fuel your day?

    A: “I wake up at 3:30am and complete an at-home workout to start my day. I like to switch it up from meditation, yoga, running or HIIT training. After my workout, I head to work where I get to help and empower customers. I take a variety of vitamins and supplements to help boost my immune system. I’m taking Green Vibrance, probiotics, zinc, a multivitamin, vitamin D, curcumin, a vitamin B complex and MyCommunity Mushrooms along with vitamin C. I have amped up my vitamin C intake to about 2000mg and my vitamin D to 5000IU. In addition to these, the most important thing I can do is focus on my sleep—I aim for at least eight hours to feel my best.”

    Q: How have you been taking care of yourself or others during this time?

    A: “I’ve been able to continue my hobbies like hiking, biking, running, meditation and reading which has been helpful. Self-care is important to me, so I like to relax with my essential oil diffuser and my favorite scent is Medieval Mix from Aura Cacia. After my workouts, a nice magnesium bath and a Pacifica face mask helps me relax. While I’m at work I get to provide product knowledge to customers and my fellow co-workers. I recommend eating healthy, nutritious foods that are high in vitamin C, D, zinc, fiber and antioxidants. Please continue taking your multivitamins and supplements of choice every day! Lastly, do something that makes you happy! We can all use a daily activity that produces joy in a time like this.”


    Mac Team Member

    Mac, Sacramento, CA

    Q: What does your daily wellness routine look like and what products help fuel your day?

    A: “I‘ve had to make a few adjustments to my daily routine since I cannot participate in team sports or go to the gym, so I’ve modified my exercise to include running outdoors and utilizing a doorframe pull-up bar to complete at-home workouts. Vitamins, supplements and nutrition play a big role in how I feel day-to-day, so I’ve been focusing on taking zinc, Vitamin D3, probiotics and omega-3s every day. After an intense run, I like to fuel my body with Sprouts Vanilla Whey Protein.”

    Q: How have you been taking care of yourself or others during this time?

    A: “I believe that exercise is the best form of self-therapy. From an improved mood, to a more restful sleep, it really helps me feel my best. Along with a good workout, I like to recover and take care of myself with an Epsom salt bath and a blend of massage oils mixed with essential oils. Optimal hydration and balanced nutrition are also a daily priority for me. This time has also been an opportunity to share knowledge with our teammates and customers around proper nutrition and supplements.”


    Kenzie Team Member

    Kenzie, Carlsbad, CA

    Q: What does your daily wellness routine look like and what products help fuel your day?

    A: “Every day I eat breakfast and take my vitamins, which includes a probiotic, multivitamin, adrenal support and an omega-3 supplement. I get a good at-home workout done at night. I’ve gotten creative with common items in my home as weights like water jugs, backpacks full of books and even using large bags of Sprouts Epsom Salt!”

    Q: How have you been taking care of yourself or others during this time?

    A: “I have added a few new supplements to my routine like Source Natural Wellness Formula. I love this product because it contains a good amount of vitamin D, which is an important supplement during a time when we’re staying indoors. I’ve also been reaching for Sprouts Oil of Oregano lately as it contains natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. Another essential that I’ve added to my morning routine is Sprouts Fizzy Vitamin C packets. These contain essential electrolytes and B-vitamins and give me energy throughout the day. I’ve also been focusing on self-care with some of my favorite beauty products like the Earth Kiss Mud Mask or using essential oils to keep the air in my home smelling fresh and relaxing.”


    Kayla Team Member

    Kayla, Scottsdale, AZ

    Q: What does your daily wellness routine look like and what products help fuel your day?

    A: “I‘ve used this time to create a routine around reading, spending more time on the phone with friends and creating at-home workouts. Staying active is important for my overall wellness because it helps reduce stress and support the immune system. I’m fueling my body with fresh fruits and vegetables like blueberries, leafy greens and other foods that are high in vitamins C and A. I like to supplement my nutrition with Garden of Life‘s Whole Food multivitamin to help fill any nutritional gaps in my diet. Every meal is a fun challenge to be nutritionally strategic with ingredients.”

    Q: How have you been taking care of yourself or others during this time?

    A: “My roommate and I hold each other accountable to make sure we’re both taking our supplements and nutrition seriously while being considerate of each other’s sleep. We both take our vitamins and supplements daily to fill nutritional gaps with the addition of Silver Wing’s Colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is known to help boost the immune system and is an antibacterial. I’ve recently been taking care of myself by taking baths with Empower CBD Bath Salt or a Soul Spring Bath Bomb. As a licensed massage therapist, I love our line of Gaiam Yoga and massage tools. I use my foam roller and neck cradle every day.”

    Cheri Team Member

    Cheri, Lynnwood, WA

    Q: What does your daily wellness routine look like and what products help fuel your day?

    A: “I like to start my morning with two hot drinks—Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee and Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Latte a few hours later. I take Carlson Vitamin D + K2, Wiley’s Fish Oil, New Chapter Complete Gut Health Probiotic & Terry Naturally Curcumin. I have also added Wellness Formula, Sprouts Organic Mushroom Immune Tincture, Nature’s Plus Ear, Nose & Throat K12 Probiotics & Emerald Labs PureWay C. Of course, this is in addition to eating lots of whole, unprocessed food, especially organic vegetables, fruits and herbs. I always drink kombucha and eat fermented vegetables like Wildbrine Kraut to keep my gut functioning well. I take probiotics daily and give them to my daughter as we know our immune system starts with good gut health and microbiome diversity.”

    Q: How have you been taking care of yourself or others during this time?

    A: “For self-care, my daughter and I have been having spa days with manicures and pedicures using the Mineral Fusion Nail Polish and Alba Coconut Hydrate Face Masks. I like to keep my activity up by taking walks outside, jumping rope, strength exercises with bands or dancing with my daughter! I’ve also been enjoying the extra time at home by taking a relaxing bath using Sprouts Sleep Epsom Salt and the CBD Serenity Soak. To help others around me, specifically my co-workers, I created a handout briefly explaining the wellness products that are provided in our breakroom and their benefits.”

    Laura Team Member

    Laura, Silverdale, WA

    Q: What does your daily wellness routine look like and what products help fuel your day?

    A: “In the morning, while I’m getting ready for my day, I take some vitamin C and Silver Wings Colloidal silver with Olive Leaf to help boost my immune system. While at work, I like to keep lavender and peppermint essential oils on hand to help with any anxiety or headaches. I love utilizing fresh fruit, like a big juicy mango or whatever I’m craving, to help give me energy throughout the day.”

    Q: How have you been taking care of yourself or others during this time?

    A: “In my free time I enjoy knitting, reading and working out. My at-home workouts consist of HIIT (high-intensity interval training) and yoga. I like to cook at home so that I’m in control of what goes into my meals, but sometimes I’ll get one of the Butcher Shop One Pan Meals for a quick, easy dinner. I’ve also been enjoying my self-care routine at home which includes Sprouts Lavender Epsom salt baths with a face mask. While at work, I like to utilize the Sprouts Tart Orange Fizzy Vitamin C packets and make sure that I’m staying hydrated during a busy day with plenty of water.”

    *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    10 At-Home Baking Substitutes

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    Baking substitutes

    Try These Simple Swaps

    Short on ingredients for your favorite recipes? No problem! Try these 10 common baking substitutions next time you’re in a pinch. You’d be surprised at what ingredients can be swapped to create the same, tasty recipes.

    Staple: Eggs

    Simple swap:
  • 1 whole banana per 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. applesauce per 1 egg


  • Staple: Butter

    Simple swap:
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil per 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup avocado, mashed per 1 cup butter


  • Staple: Sugar

    Simple swap:
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup per 1 cup sugar


  • Staple: Buttermilk

    Simple swap:
  • 1 cup whole milk + 1 Tbsp. lemon juice per 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup plain yogurt per 1 cup buttermilk


  • Staple: Bakers Chocolate

    Simple swap:
  • 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder plus 1 Tbsp. oil per 1 oz. baking chocolate


  • Staple: Vanilla Bean

    Simple swap:
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract per 1 whole vanilla bean


  • Staple: Vegetable Shortening

    Simple swap:
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter per 1 cup shortening


  • Staple: Breadcrumbs

    Simple swap:
  • 1 cup rolled oats per 1 cup breadcrumbs


  • Staple: Vinegar

    Simple swap:
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice per 1 Tbsp. vinegar


  • Staple: Powdered Sugar

    Simple swap:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar + 1 Tbsp. cornstarch per 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Combine in a food processor for 10 minutes or until a powder-like consistency is formed.

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