Matcha Ombre Pudding



What better way to celebrate the arrival of Spring than with this Green Matcha Ombre Chia Pudding?! No need for artificial food coloring or dyes. Superfood matcha not only offers antioxidants, but also makes for a fun festive, and green, breakfast option!

Matcha Ombre PuddingGreen Matcha Ombre Pudding:

By Milk & Honey Nutrition


      • 1 cup Chia seeds
      • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
      • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
      • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
      • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
      • 2 Tbsp., plus 2 1/2 tsp. Matcha Love Culinary Matcha


  1. Using three 12oz. mason jars, add the following to each jar: 1/3 cup chia seeds, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 Tbsp. maple syrup (add 2 Tbsp. to the last jar).
  2. Add 1/2 tsp. matcha powder to the first mason jar, 2 tsp. to the second, and 2 Tbsp. to the third. Secure the lids, and shake each well until fully combined.
  3. Refrigerate the jars for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Using two clear glasses, layer the chia pudding from darkest to lightest as shown. Top with a layer of plain yogurt. Enjoy as is, or pair with your favorite frozen fruit, or nuts!

Frozen Food Picks


Assortment of frozen foodsThe cool ice box has come a long way and so have the foods that we place in there! From staples like fruits and veggies to delicious dessert novelties, dinners and snacks, stock up on frozen foods at Sprouts for an unbeatable selection on freezer favs!


Blueberries to Brussels Sprouts and Beyond

Great news! Frozen vegetables and fruits have just as much nutritional value as their fresh friends in our produce department. Having these staples on-hand means you can throw together tasty, nutritious meals for the whole family in a snap. Combine frozen carrots and broccoli with steamed rice and soy sauce for a quick rice bowl, or add a handful of frozen peaches and mangos to a blender with Greek yogurt, kale and ice for a smoothie that’s as fast as it is healthy.

Sweet Faves

Whether you’re vegan, dairy-free, shopping organic or just looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’ll find a wide selection of decadent desserts in Sprouts’ Frozen Food Department. From classic favorites like Tillamook Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream to creative non-dairy concoctions from brands like NadaMoo! and Jolly Llama, you’re sure to find a frozen treat that’s just right for you.

Take the Night Off

If you’re looking to satisfy your inner vegetarian with a simple veggie burger or reaching for a comfort classic like shepherd’s pie, dinner really is only minutes away – from freezer to microwave or oven. Looking to take those taste buds on an adventure? Leave your passport and head over for exotic dishes inspired by places like India, Italy or Mexico. Go ahead—take the night off from cooking—only your freezer will know.

Thaw-some Treats

Loaded with lots of healthier snacking options, our Frozen Food Department is a great place to find snacks and appetizers for your next get together. From frozen favorites like pizza bites and burritos, to unique offerings like pupusas and Sprouts Brand Quinoa & Kale Bites, there’s no shortage of tasty ways to stock your freezer!

DIY Cleaning Products


Need spring cleaning inspiration?

Many products we use to clean our homes have harsh chemicals that can be harmful to our children and pets. Revamp your cleaning routine with these natural DIY cleaning products from our friends at Fresh Mommy Blog, Recipes to Nourish and Root + Revel! These homemade alternatives are created with ingredients from Sprouts that are natural and chemical-free. And the best part is, you may already have some of the items in your home.

DIY Glass and Stainless Steel Cleaner by Fresh Mommy Blog

This DIY glass and stainless steel cleaner is streak-free with the addition of a simple surprise ingredient. It’s natural, chemical-free and easy to make with items you probably already have around the house!

Ingredients:DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner

  • Glass bottle in a 16 oz. size at least (stainless steel is also safe.)
  • Spray top
  • 1 cup of Distilled water
  • ½ cup Alcohol
  • ½ cup Sprouts White Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Corn starch
  • 6 drops Pure orange essential oil (optional)
  • 6 drops Pure lemon essential oil (optional)


  1. Using a funnel, add ½ cup of vinegar to the glass bottle.
  2. Add ½ cup rubbing alcohol. (Optional: remove from recipe or replace with vodka.)
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon cornstarch in through the funnel.
  4. Top with 1 cup distilled water. This will also help to get the rest of the cornstarch out of the funnel.
  5. Optional: add 10–12 drops of essential oil for extra disinfecting power and scent.
  6. Assemble spray top on the bottle and shake well before each use.

DIY Toilet Cleaner by Root + Revel

Looking for a safe and non-toxic way to clean your bathroom? This DIY Toilet Cleaner recipe is a natural and effective way to clean and deodorize your toilet. To make fizzy homemade toilet bombs, pods or tablets, all you need is five natural ingredients for a deep cleaning you won’t believe (no scrubbing required)!


  • 1 cup Sprouts Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Citric acid
  • 1 Tbsp. Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
  • 1 tsp. Hydrogen peroxide
  • 25 drops Essential oils (I recommend peppermint)

diy toilet cleanerInstructions:

  1. In a large glass bowl, whisk baking soda and citric acid together until blended.
  2. Very slowly, add Sal Suds, hydrogen peroxide and essential oils, mixing slowly as you go to ensure you don’t activate the dry ingredients. The mixture should be dry enough that you can mold it into balls, but wet enough that it doesn’t fall apart.
  3. Fill a silicone mold with cleaning mixture, or you can form small balls (about the size of golf balls) with your hands and place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper to avoid sticking.
  4. Allow the toilet bombs to air dry about 6–8 hours or overnight.
  5. Transfer to a glass jar and store in the bathroom.

Notes: I place these in the bowl of my toilet every 5–10 flushes to keep the toilet bowl clean and smelling great!


DIY Refrigerator Cleaner by Recipes to Nourish

It’s so easy to make your own DIY refrigerator cleaner with three common ingredients. This lemon-herb vinegar mixture is money-saving, chemical-free and very effective for cleaning.

Ingredients:Natural fridge cleaner

To Make the Lemon-Herb Vinegar

  • 4 cups Sprouts Organic Distilled White Vinegar
  • 5 Lemon peels – yellow rind and white pith only, not the inside flesh
  • 1 lg. sprig Fresh rosemary or thyme
  • 1 quart or ½ gallon Mason jar with lid

To Make the Refrigerator Cleaner

  • 1 cup Lemon-herb vinegar
  • 1 cup Water, very hot
  • 1 Dish sponge or cloth rag
  • 1 Spray bottle – preferably glass OR large glass bowl


To Make the Lemon-Herb Vinegar

  1. Add the lemon peels and rosemary or thyme to a ½ gallon (8-cup) Mason jar.
  2. Pour 4 cups of vinegar over the lemon peels and herbs, making sure they are covered and submerged.
  3. Cover with a lid and let sit on the counter, out of direct sunlight, for 1 week or up to 2 weeks.
  4. Strain the lemon-herb vinegar through a fine-mesh strainer into a quart (4-cup) Mason jar.

To Clean the Refrigerator

  1. Add the lemon-herb vinegar and hot water to a spray bottle or a large glass bowl.
  2. If using a spray bottle, spray the mixture onto all refrigerator surfaces like the walls, drawers and shelves and use a dish sponge or cloth rag to wipe down and clean the surfaces.
  3. If using a glass bowl, soak and ring out a dish sponge or cloth rag in the lemon-herb vinegar water solution and wipe down and clean all of the refrigerator surfaces.
  4. Repeat steps as needed until the inside of the refrigerator is clean.


  • Advance preparation is required.
  • Yield: 1-quart lemon-herb vinegar
  • Storage: Can be stored in a covered glass container for up to a year.
  • Uses: Save leftover mixture for weekly refrigerator spot-treatment maintenance or for monthly deep-cleaning. Alternatively, you can add the remaining lemon-herb vinegar to a spray bottle with filtered water using a 1:1 ratio and use as an all-purpose natural cleaner for cleaning most surfaces. [Note: Vinegar is known to kill up to 80 percent of bacteria, mold and most germs.]
  • Tip: If you have some stubborn spills in your refrigerator you can sprinkle a little baking soda over the stubborn spill and do a light spray of the cleaning mixture, then put a little elbow grease into it. Baking soda is one of the best natural cleaners when you need something a bit more abrasive.

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner by Root + Revel

Say goodbye to toxic chemicals and expensive store-bought products. For this DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner, you only need three ingredients to create an easy and effective homemade solution.

women's hand cleaning makeup brushesIngredients:

  • 1 oz. Sprouts Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 oz. Lavender castile soap
  • 6 drops Organic tea tree oil


  1. In a large glass bowl, combine all 3 ingredients and stir to combine.
  2. Swirl your makeup brushes in the cleaning solution until thoroughly coated.
  3. In a second glass or bowl filled with clean water, swirl the coated brush until rinsed through. (You can go back and forth between the cleaning solution and the water as many times as you need to until the brush is completely clean and all color is gone. Sometimes it helps to rinse under the faucet, as well.)
  4. When you’re done, simply pat the brush on a clean microfiber cloth and lay flat to dry. (I like to let my brushes dry overnight, but it usually takes about 6–8 hours to dry naturally.)

Celebrate Citrus!


Winter days somehow seem happier when you start peeling a citrus fruit and spray the room with a little taste of the tropics. Your local Sprouts store may carry some or all of the following fruits, depending on what crops are available.

Bowl full of limes, oranges and lemons

Blood Oranges:

You wouldn’t really know what awaits inside these smaller, relatively thin-skinned reddish-orange fruits. But the “meat” is usually a vivid blood-red color that has overtones of raspberry and strawberry. Blood oranges are less acidic than most other varieties.

Factoid: One medium blood orange contains about 80 calories, 7g. of dietary fiber … and 1g. of protein!

Cara Cara Oranges:

These oranges—a special varietal of navels—are very low in acid, so their sweet, slightly complex berry-like flavor really comes through. They are typically bright and glossy, with a slight rosy hue in the flesh.

Factoid: Like other navel oranges, cara caras typically don’t propagate themselves spontaneously; they are grown using cuttings that are grafted onto other orange trees.

Navel Oranges:

Navels are great for eating, juicing and cutting into salads, in part because of their tart/mellow flavor, but also because they are seedless. They can be tough to peel, especially if they are cold, so consider using a paring knife instead of your fingers.

Factoid: Two to four medium navel oranges yield one cup of juice. But the juice is very sweet and hence tends to ferment quickly, so be sure to consume it within a few hours of squeezing.

Valencia Oranges:

You might see some Valencias show up in January, but they are generally a late-winter crop. Golden orange in color, they are great in juice blends and in glazes. They do contain seeds, however.

Factoid: Although many people don’t like to look at the inner white skin of oranges (the “albedo”), it is actually very nutritious because it contains bioflavonoids that your body needs.

Satsuma Mandarins

These varietals originated in Japan, but are now widely available in the U.S. They are small, juicy, seedless, loose-peeled (as opposed to clementines, which are tight-peeled), and they have a very high sugar content (Brix).

Factoid: The higher the Brix, the more likely the fruit is to decay. So be sure to store your satsumas in the refrigerator.


One of the great marketing success stories of the last decade, clementines are perfect little packages—sweet, not so juicy as to be messy, seedless and a cinch to peel. Clementines are actually part of the mandarin family, not the tangerine family.

Factoid: As the winter progresses, the clementine crop gets larger and larger. The season’s first clems may be not much bigger than golf balls, but by February you’ll be seeing some as large as baseballs.

Minneola Tangelos:

These curious medium-sized fruits are a cross between a tangerine and a grapefruit. You can always recognize them because of their distinctive shape, which has a little “nose” at the top. Minneolas don’t have much flesh but are very juicy.

Factoid: Minneola Tangelos are sometimes marketed as “Honeybells.”


Many of the smaller mandarins and oranges are informally referred to as tangerines, but true tangerines (like the Fairchild and Dancy) are different. The flavor is tart-sweet, the texture is pebbly, and they do contain seeds. Tangerines add a brighter note to fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Factoid: Real tangerines are usually sold with the stem and leaf attached.


Experience Cascadian Farm


Cascadian Farm logoCascadian Farm was started 45 years ago by Gene Kahn to farm in a way that would not harm the natural beauty of the earth or her inhabitants. Today, that farm has grown far beyond the original footprint and Cascadian Farm is one of the country’s leading brands in organic foods.

farmer holding new sproutlingsAlways focused on their mission to create better farming practices, Cascadian Farm has become a pioneer in converting conventional farms to organic. The values they have continued to follow, and their persistence to make the world a better place is what makes them such a valued partner to Sprouts.

A large focus of their sustainability efforts goes toward a project that benefits not only them, but the world around us. Pollinators are necessary for the reproduction of nearly 85 percent of the world’s flowering plants, including about three-quarters of crop species. Bees especially make it possible for us to enjoy a variety of foods, many of which would no longer be available in the absence of bee pollination. But bee populations are declining and many wild pollinators are faring even worse. A recent analysis by the Xerces Society for example, found that nearly 30% of North America’s bumble bee species may now be at risk of extinction!

Visit their Save the Bees website to learn more about their efforts to repopulate the bees.

As an added benefit of transparency, Cascadian Farm is enrolled in the Non-GMO Project. With the growing concerns of what is in our food, Cascadian Farm wants you to know what is in theirs. Having all their products enrolled in the program gives customers like you the opportunity to have third party assurance there are no GMOs used in any of their products.

farmer holding strawberriesYou love the products. Now see where it all began 45 years ago and where it still comes from today.

Enter to win an all-expenses paid trip for two to the working Cascadian Farm! Trip Includes:

  • Airfare & Hotel
  • Meals
  • Farm Tour
  • Learn about the history of Cascadian Farm, principles of organic farming, sustainability efforts and enjoy tours of the blueberry, strawberry, raspberry and pumpkin fields.


Here’s How to Enter

  1. Download the Sprouts mobile app and create an account
  2. Log into your account
  3. Visit the Cascadian Farms promotional sweepstakes offer
  4. Clip the Cascadian Farm promotional offer

No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest entry is open 2/28/2018 – 3/28/2018. The giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. For complete details view the Official Rules.

Heart-Healthy Walnuts


Walnut Tacos served with Cauliflower

Crunchy, hearty and oh-so-versatile, walnuts make it an easy choice when it comes to heart-healthy options. We’ve teamed up with Marisa Moore, RDN, and California Walnuts to share a few heart-healthy recipes featuring this wholesome nut:

Roasted Walnut & Cauliflower Tacos

Recipe By: California Walnuts

Seasoned cauliflower acts as a convincing meat substitute in these tacos, appealing to both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.


For the Filling:
  • 1 sm. head Cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup California walnut pieces, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup Onion, minced
  • 2 tsp. Garlic, minced
  • 1 med. Jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp. Oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt, or to taste

For the Tacos:

  • 12 sm. Corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 1/2 cups Green cabbage, shredded
  • 3/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, chopped, toasted
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Coat cauliflower with 1 tablespoon olive oil; place on a baking sheet and roast for 25–30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and toast walnuts for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add to pan with cauliflower.
  3. Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Add garlic and jalapeno cook for 2 minutes more. Stir in water, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano and salt; cook until mixture is thick and excess water has cooked off. Stir in cauliflower mixture.
  4. Spoon mixture into warmed tortillas and top with cabbage, cheese, walnuts and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.
  5. Optional: Cauliflower mixture may be ground in a food processor so that it resembles the texture of ground meat.

Walnut Butter-4 waysWalnut Butter – 4 Ways

By Marisa Moore, RDN

Packed with good-for-you fats, walnut butter is a creamy canvas to add different flavors. Here’s a simple walnut butter recipe with 4 ways to flavor up your blend.


  • 2 cups toasted California walnuts
  • Salt to taste, optional


  1. Add the toasted walnuts to a blender or food processor. Let the blender run on high until the walnut butter is smooth and creamy. This can take up to 5 minutes.  Add the walnut butter to a jar and seal with a lid. Store it in the refrigerator.Once the walnut butter is blended and before adding to jars, add 1 of these:
  1. Grind 4 pitted Medjool dates (bulk bins) in a small food processor or blender until a smooth paste forms. Add the paste to the blended walnut butter. Blend until the dates are incorporated and smooth.
  1. Add 2-3 tablespoons of Sprouts Organic Raw honey.
Maple Syrup:
  1. Add 2-3 tablespoons of Sprouts robust organic maple syrup.
    1. Add 1 teaspoon ground Sprouts organic ground cinnamon and 1 tablespoon Sprouts Organic Raw honey.


Cupid’s Arrow Pancake Kabobs


What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with adorable pancake kabobs! Whether you’re celebrating with a morning treat or having breakfast for dinner, these kabobs by Birch Benders are easy to make and are a fun way to get the kiddos involved:

Video Description: Facebook Live with the founders of Birch Benders, Matt and Lizzi!


Pancake kabob arrowsCupid’s Arrow Pancake Kabobs:


  • 1 bag Birch Benders, original flavor; prepare according to package
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh strawberries, tops cut off
  • Fresh clementines, peeled and separated
  • Wooden skewers


  1. Heat a griddle or skillet to medium-high heat. The pan is hot enough when flecks of water sizzle off quickly after contact. Lightly grease the pan.
  2. Combine Birch Benders Pancakes Mix following the recipe on the back of the bag and pour mixtures into a squeeze bottle.
  3. Use the squeeze bottle to draw heart shapes onto the hot griddle. Cook until bubbles have formed and popped then cook on the other side for an additional minute.
  4. Remove the pancakes from the pan and build skewers by placing two clementine slices, one strawberry, followed by four to six blueberries, and heart shaped pancake.

The 30-Day Deodorant Detox Challenge


Have you tried to switch from mainstream deodorant or antiperspirant to natural and given up because it wasn’t working? Did you know there is a transition period where odor can actually increase? It can take up to 30 days for our bodies to detox and come back into balance. That’s why EO started the 30-day Deodorant Detox Challenge to help ease you through the transition period.


How to Deodorant Detox:

  1. Get the supplies: Start with EO deodorant spray and at least six EO deodorant wipes.
  2. Keep a backup plan: The deodorant wipes are essential to keep you feeling fresh when you’re on-the-go.
  3. Mind your meals: Certain foods can increase body odor. Try consuming less red meat and alcohol.
  4. Remember, sweat is good: Sweat helps our bodies come into balance. Don’t be afraid of it!

For more tips and what to expect during your 30-Day Detox, visit

Join the challenge online! #deodorantdetox


DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar Scrub


Homemade sugar scrubs are not only a great way to soften and nourish your skin, but they make great gifts too. Inspired by the classic treat, this DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar Scrub will make your Valentine’s Day a little sweeter—whether you’re sharing with a friend or keeping some for yourself!

Video Description: Simple Shortcuts–DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar Scrub


DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar ScrubChocolate Covered Strawberry Sugar Scrub:


  • For the Strawberry Layer:
    • 1 cup Turbinado sugar
    • 1 bag Sprouts Freeze Dried Strawberries
    • 1/2 cup Coconut oil, slightly melted
    • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • For the Chocolate Layer:
    • 1 cup Turbinado sugar
    • 1/4 cup Cocoa powder
    • 1/4 cup Coconut oil, slightly melted
    • 1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract


  1. For the strawberry layer, pour freeze dried strawberries into a food processor and mix until a powder has formed.
  2. Add the strawberry powder, sugar, coconut oil and vanilla extract into a medium bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside.
  3. For the chocolate later, add ingredients into a medium bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. In a glass jar, layer the strawberry mixture and chocolate mixture and seal with a lid.

Valentine’s Day Crafts for the Kiddos


Spoons covered in chocolate

Chocolate Dipped Spoons


3 Tbsp. coconut oil, 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips, Sprouts’ Eco-Friendly Plastic Spoons and treats from the Sprouts Bulk Department (peanuts, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, gummy bears).


Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together over low heat. Once chips have melted, remove chocolate from heat. Dip spoons into warm chocolate, place on a serving platter and sprinkle with treats from Sprouts’ Bulk Department.

Naturally Scented Play Dough


1 cup flour, 1 cup water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp. cooking oil, 3 tsp. cream of tartar, red food coloring and essential oils of choice.


Mix dry ingredients in a large pot. Add water, oil and food coloring and stir over medium heat until mixture has a play-dough consistency. Remove dough from pot and place on wax paper to cool. Once cooled add desired essential oil scent and knead until incorporated. Divide play dough into even portions and seal in 4 ounce Mason jars.

Valentine’s Produce Stamps 


Celery, potato, small heart cookie cutter, knife, cardstock and red paint.

Directions for Rose Stamp:

To begin, simply cut celery close to the bottom of the stock. Save end of celery stock and put aside remaining celery for snacking. Coat end of celery with red paint and press firmly onto cardstock for a natural, rose-shaped stamp.

Directions for Heart Stamp:

Begin by cutting potato in half. Insert a heart-shaped cookie cutter into the cut/flat end of the potato. With a knife cut into and around potato using the cookie cutter as your guide. Coat stamp with red paint and press firmly onto cardstock.