I just want a tasty gluten free muffin that tastes like what I can get from a bakery. Do I really need to be concerned about the nutritional aspects?
How much protein do I need daily?
Won’t I gain weight if am eating baked goods regularly?
What is coconut palm sugar?
Do your products taste like sunflower seeds?
I am really craving a soft and fluffy sandwich bread. Do you have anything like that?
Are all of your products gluten free?
Are your products nut free?
What is the best way to store the open bag of mix?
What is the difference between the protein in SunFlour and other protein-enhanced foods?
Are your products vegan?
Is there an egg substitute you recommend?
Every product we develop is taste tested by lots of people against the best tasting products on the market (local bakeries, other gluten free brands, etc.) before it is offered. We are confident you’ll get great taste. The first ingredient in other muffins is typically refined sugar. The sugar plus the high carbohydrates in baked goods may taste good, but if you eat them often, it’s a formula for weight gain. If you have any chronic health issues (allergies, excess weight, stomach problems, migraines, etc.), they can often be traced to what you are eating. Our baked goods will help you with your overall health goals.
The USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend 45 grams/day for the average female; and 60 grams/day for the average male. You’ll meet at least 20% of your protein requirement with 1 serving of our products. If you need more protein, you can increase the number of servings.
That all depends on your lifestyle. If you exercise and have a healthy lifestyle including avoiding fast foods, highly processed foods, and caffeine; and you eat a balanced diet of whole foods, eating Think.Eat.Live. products should help you obtain your weight goals. The high protein, fiber, and healthy fat combined with low carbohydrates in our products, may reduce your cravings and prevent blood sugar swings that lead to weight gain. You shouldn’t have to worry about gaining weight if you have a healthy life diet and exercise regimen.
Coconut palm sugar is an unrefined sugar that is processed from coconut tree sap or coconut flower blossom nectar. It is not made from coconut. It is rated as a low glycemic sugar (GI of 35), so it allows you to have a sweet taste without wreaking havoc on your blood sugar and weight.
No. To start with, we use a very mild tasting, raw sunflower seed kernel. Once it is milled into a flour, SunFlour®, it is blended with other supporting ingredients like sorghum flour (an ancient grain), organic coconut palm sugar, and natural vanilla flavor. When you bake the product at home, it should have the taste and texture of other traditional baked goods, but with all the powerful nutrition of sunflower seeds.
Coming soon! During taste testing, we have introduced a great tasting sandwich bread that people love. We are working on formulating it so you can make it at home. If it’s important to you, let us know.
Yes! All of our ingredients are gluten free and our products are made in a certified gluten free facility. We are also certified gluten free by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG).
Yes. SunFlour is made from seeds. There are no nuts in the product and it is made in a nut free environment.
Reseal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible, and store in the freezer for long-lasting freshness. Storing in the refrigerator is also okay.
The protein in SunFlour is still in its natural form. SunFlour is simply sunflower seeds that have been cold-milled (heat destroys important nutrients) to a smaller size. Soy and whey protein fortified products (most protein bars and protein cereals) add protein in the form of a protein isolate. When protein is 'isolated' from the original ingredient, it is modified (damaged) through chemicals or pressure. Additionally, many people are sensitive or allergic to soy and dairy but not to sunflower seeds.
Yes. Our SunFlour® and mixes are vegan. We do; however, recommend the use of eggs to prepare them. We have tested many egg substitutes and have found only one that gets close in terms of a texture and taste.
Although we prefer how the egg works with our products, we recognize it is not something many people can or want to have. With our recommended substitute, you will get a bit denser end product but it is still tasty. The substitute for one egg is 1-2 tsp psyllium husk or chia mixed with 3 Tbsp warm water. You need to let it gel for a minute or so before folding into the mix. We prefer psyllium husk to chia because it has a milder flavor. Some people have asked us about applesauce. We don’t like it as it in our products as it doesn’t provide much structure and the end product is often mushy. It also adds unnecessary sugar.