Oatmeal is one of those foods that gets a really bad rap. It’s grey, gooey, and doesn’t have a ton of flavor….unless it’s Laughing Giraffe Oatmeal. I love whipping up some steel cut oatmeal and dressing it up with fresh fruits and nuts, drop in one or two Snakaroons and stir it a few times to let the Snakaroons break apart and give a burst of flavor to the oatmeal. Oatmeal with Snakaroons has a wonderful taste and smell of coconut. You can use whatever flavor you choose to use. My Favorite is the Pineapple Snakaroon. Try any of our flavors I am confident you will find one that you would just love. Nothing like giving your oatmeal the kick that it should be for breakfast and give you a healthy start to any day.
Our nutrient rich and power packed Snakaroons will satisfy your sweet cravings without sacrificing your wellness. Delivering a healthy dose of proteins and the good fats your body needs, these tasty treats hit your organic sweet spot every time. As a word play on macaroons, Snakaroons can be enjoyed as a wholesome organic snack, tea or coffee complement, or dessert cookie.
We have just added a new flavor to our Snakaroon line, Chocolate! Made with organic cacao, this cookie will be great for all you chocolate lovers. Wonderful flavor and sure to be as popular as our best selling vanilla.
The Laughing Giraffe is in Portland, OR at the UNFI West Winter Holiday Shows provide our customers direct one-on-one access to suppliers where they can see and sample new items, plan promotions and place orders. A highlight of the Tabletop Shows are the educational sessions, where retailers can gather for information on topics such as: customer service, trends, non-GMO issues and much more.
Then right on the Heels of the the UNFI we are on our way to the KeHE Holiday & Product Innovation Show Chicago, IL June 8-9, 2014 This show will be a big draw for customers looking for placing orders for the up coming holidays. We look forward to seeing our current customers and building many new relationships for the future. stop by and see the Laughing Giraffe.
Few tropical fruits are as versatile as coconuts. These unique, round drupes, whose name likely derives from the 16th-century Spanish word for “head” or “skull,” are processed around the world to make coconut milk, flour, sugar and butter, countless soap and cosmetic products, and, of course, coconut oil — one of the greatest superfoods on Earth. In fact, coconut products have become so popular in the West that we often overlook the fruit in its natural state. However, according to the Coconut Research Center, a huge proportion of the world’s population depends on fresh coconuts for nourishment — nourishment that they provide in abundance.Weight management – Coconuts are rich in medium-chain triglycerides, a type of dietary fat that is known to trigger weight loss due to the speed with which our bodies metabolize them. One study published in the June 2006 issue of the Ceylon Medical Journal, for instance, showed that medium-chain triglycerides convert into free medium-chain fatty acids and monoglycerides during digestion — two substance that our bodies use immediately rather than store as fat. Moreover, medium-chain triglycerides are known to curb hunger more effectively than long-chain triglycerides (found in rich foods like meat and cheese), preventing us from overeating and reducing our calorie intake over time.
Boost cardiovascular health – The high amounts of medium-chain triglycerides in coconuts have also been linked to improved cardiovascular health. According to Dr. Marie Pierre St-Onge, lead researcher of a study published in the October 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, volunteers who were fed medium-chain triglycerides as part of a four-month weight-loss plan experienced a noticeable reduction in total cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol concentrations. Therefore, if you suffer from high cholesterol, adding more coconuts to your diet could help stabilize it.Excellent source of fiber – According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one cup of coconut meat contains 7 grams of dietary fiber. Though most people know that fiber sweeps the intestinal tract and can help treat constipation, an article published in the April 2009 edition of Nutrition Reviews shows that fiber-rich diets also reduce our blood sugar, guard us from diabetes, boost our immunity and — as with medium-chain triglycerides — lower the levels of LDL cholesterol in our bloodstreams. In fact, coconuts are one of the best foods that we can eat for maintaining blood health.
Improve brain function – One serving of fresh coconut meat provides us with 17 percent of our recommended daily intake (RDI) of copper, an essential trace mineral that activates enzymes responsible for the production of neurotransmitters — chemicals that our brains use to transfer information from one cell to another. For this reason, copper-rich foods like coconut can help shield us from age-related cognitive decline. Moreover, an October 2013 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that the oil in coconut meat can help guard nerve cells from protein plaques, which contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s.Mineral content – Since coconuts are mostly comprised of fat, their mineral profiles fall short of other tropical fruits. That said, coconuts do contain respectable levels of potassium, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and the important antioxidant selenium.Additionally, one serving of coconut meat also supplies us with 60 percent of our RDI of magnesium, a mineral that facilitates numerous chemical reactions in our bodies and in which a huge number of us are unknowingly deficient.
G.F. Joe’s Market is your one stop shopping for everything Gluten Free. We are an ALL Gluten Free grocery market that also specializes in Dairy Free, Casein Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, Yeast Free, Corn Free, Potato Free, Peanut Free and Tree Nut Free. So no matter what your allergy or intolerance, G.F. Joe’s Market is your Allergen Free Super Store!
Our Snakarola is nutrient rich and power packed, designed to fill your family’s healthy snack needs.
The Cherry Ginger is more like a traditional granola that approaches a muesli. It is supplemented with crunchy walnuts and pecans. This is a favorite with people who enjoy the ginger flavor. Eat it as a convenient and delicious snack right out of the bag, you’ll benefit from the organic goodness in every batch.
Walnuts, Pecans, Agave, Dried Cherries, Ginger, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Himalayan Pink Salt
The Laughing Giraffe is now at the Olympia Food Co-Op and we are happy to be working with them and in bringing the home town feel to the Olympic peninsula.
The Olympia Co-Op is more than just a place to buy healthy Food; we are the community resource the practices and promotes nutritional awareness, local farming and production, environmental responsibility, social and economic justice, collective management and consensus decision making!