Sometimes I get so busy that I am unable to get enough servings of fruit or vegetables. When this happens I always turn to fresh fruit and vegetable juices. I drink a rainbow of different juices in order to get a variety of nutrients. Sometimes I feel guilty when the plastic bottles pile up if I purchase the juice instead of making it myself. But now there is a new super-fruit juice that you can make into your own water bottle reducing all the waste for our environment.
Sant is a new wellness brand that’s about to launch its first product, a new dried super-fruit that infuses into a fresh healthy beverage. Sant was invented by Kim LaPaglia after she spent time in India.
“Four years ago, I quit corporate life to start a social enterprise. I took the leap and quickly fell on
my face. And it hurt. At that time, nothing could have prepared me for the transition. There was
a loss of identity from leaving an eminent role, combined with repeated failures and insecurities. I
was lost and damaged. To learn more about social enterprises and more about myself, I moved to
Life in India challenged my beliefs, particularly around health and the environment. I started
listening to my body, stopped watching calories, kicked a coffee habit, meditated daily, eliminated
unnecessary consumption, replaced feelings of anger and guilt with love, compassion and
gratitude and researched becoming Vegan. The vegan component led me to a little known super
The antioxidants from the fruit were being extracted into a supplement, which was touted as
a miracle pill. While my belief in miracles had grown, I no longer believed in miracle pills.
However, the benefits of the actual fruit were compelling. Agreeing with Hypocrites “let food by
thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, I went on a hunt to find the actual fruit.
Since I wasn’t much of a cook, I used the fruit to make beverages and drank them daily. I shared
the fruit infusions; other people loved them too. Then it hit me, I could launch a social enterprise by
providing the fruit in its natural state, avoiding ready-to-drink bottled beverages, and by working
directly with farmers in rural India. So that’s what I did.
The journey hasn’t been easy. Quitting corporate life was tough. And India….well, I cried for
about the first 8 months. The challenges persist, yet I continue with Sant because I can’t imagine
doing anything other than promoting balance, health, the environment, love, gratitude, and
compassion. They’re the things I value. And it feels good when your actions match your values.” Kim LaPaglia
Sant’s fruit has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for 1000’s of years to bring balance to the mind and body and to prevent and cure ailments. The fruit is organically grown – with love – and naturally sun-dried. It’s full of antioxidants – 5x the amount in kale – phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.
The Easiest Fresh and Healthy Drink to Make
Sant’s super-fruit infuses nutrients, flavor, and bold color into water. This healthy beverage has only 5 calories and 3 grams of sugar. There are no preservatives, no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, and no additives.
And It Tastes Good
Create your perfect flavor. Go for the tart hibiscus-cranberry-like flavor or add honey or brown sugar for a sweet option. Channel your inner mixologist and experiment with additional ingredients, hot fruit teas, organic sodas, smoothies, and cocktails. SANT-gria is a party favorite.
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For the Environment
Sant promotes re-usable bottles and conscious consumption. They decided to package a beverage without a bottle. They package just the fruit to eliminate the resources used in manufacturing, transporting and disposing heavy bottled beverages. Sant has faith in your ability to pop pieces of fruit in a reuseable vessel – be it a re-useable water bottle, Mason jar, the mug with a picture of your family on it, or the glass you save for special occasions. We’ll all feel good for taking care of the earth and ourselves. (And we’ll look a lot cooler too. Disposable bottles are trashy. They are literally trash.)
Disposable bottles are a problem. You’re a problem solver. And that feels good.
If you share Sant’s values of balance, love, compassion, gratitude, health, the environment and community, spread the word about Sant. Post pictures on Instagram, tweet about Sant, write a blog post, tell your friends, or share your fruit infusions and your favorite recipes. We can all get that feel good sensation when our actions match our values.
For more information about Sant visit idrinksant.com.
One lucky Healthy Moms Magazine reader can win 2 50 gram pouches of Sant. All you need to do is like Sant on Facebook , follow Sant on Twitter, follow Sant on Instagram, follow Sant on Pinterest and leave us a comment at the end of this article with your e-mail address. This contest is open to US residents only 18+ and ends on December 8, 2016 at 9 pm CST. No purchase necessary. A winner will be chosen from Random.org out of the number of comments received and will be notified via e-mail or social media instant message at the end of the contest.
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