Happy Tuesday friends!
Today I’m sharing an interview with Sophie Jaffe of Philosophie Superfood Blends. Her energy is so high it’s contagious! Sophie is a nutritionist, chef, personal trainer and mother! Her company, Philosophie, offers three different flavors of superfood blends, Cacao Magic, Green Dream and Berry Bliss. Along with these products she also offers different cleanse packages and what I like is that her cleanses aren’t just all about cleansing with juice. Check out my interview with Sophie to learn more about her cleanses and how to make her “go-to” favorite superfood smoothie!
As a Nutritionist could you explain the benefits of integrating superfoods into your diet?
Superfoods are foods that have incredible nutrient profiles--above and beyond that of normal foods. They are generally high in vitamins and nutrients.
What was the most important thing to you when creating Philosophie?
To remain true to myself and authentic with my customers and products. I refuse to cut corners in any way, even if it means higher prices and a lower profit.
Which flavor is your favorite from your line of superfood blends?
That's so hard for me! I actually end up mixing all of them or at LEAST 2 of them into any recipe I'm creating. They each have unique ingredients in them and I don't want to miss them if I don't have to!
Some may not know how to use your product or products of the sort. How can you incorporate your superfod blends into meals?
Oohh so many versatile & creative ways! You can add the superfood powders to yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream, raw food desserts, salad dressing, smoothies, guacamole, hummus, baked goods... The list is endless! I add it to my babies baby food- just mash 1 teaspoon green dream with banana and avocado!
What is your “go-to recipe” that you use your Philosophie in?
My "go to" recipe for my superfood blends has to be a HUGE smoothie:
- 2 C homemade nut mylk or coconut water
- 2 T cacao magic
- 1 T green dream
- 1 T berry bliss
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 C frozen strawberries
- 1 C chard or collard greens
- 1 C kale or spinach
- 1 T almond butter
- 1 T coconut oil or coconut butter
- 1 capsule reishi
- Sprinkle of cinnamon
Perfect after a long, hard hike/workout or yoga class!
(Sophie gave me this smoothie and let me just say it was absolutely delicious!)
You offer a few different cleanse options. Tell us about them!
The 5 day and 14 day DIY cleanse programs are perfect for a client with a lower budget wanting to learn new healthy habits for their lives. We provide recipes, a day by day menu, flexible options, handmade detox soaks for the bath, all Philosophie superfoods for the entirety of the cleanse, cleansing probiotic pills + detox herbal teas. Then the client purchases all the veggies/fruit/perishable items and prepares the dishes themselves using our recipes and guidance.
The 3 and 5 day Prepared Philosophie cleanse programs are full days of food for the client shipped to their home! We send everything they will need for the day except for the water they will drink.
Our cleanses are all unique because they are not just juice. The prepared cleanses have beautiful soups and protein rich smoothies. Our 14 day DIY includes recipes for gorgeous, filling stir frys & delicious, nutritious curry dinners.
If you’re starting a cleanse for the first time, which one do you recommend?
I would start with the premade 3 day cleanse (budget permitting!) or the 5 day DIY. You want to be sure to start slowly and listen to your body.
I’m sure as a Nutrionist, Chef and Personal Trainer you work with and come across people that find it difficult to be healthy and/or they are overwhelmed with where to start their journey of being healthy. What is your biggest piece of advice to those people?
Change one habit to start with, not everything. If you drink a lot of soda, try and drink half that amount, and slowly ween away to only having it 1 time a week or month. If you normally skip breakfast, start making a superfood smoothie each morning as a slow shift.
We want Philosophie! Where can we find your products?!
On our website: thePhilosophie.com , amazon.com and 40 stores in Southern California and juice bars in Washington, D.C.!
(Just copy and past the link for stores from on website!)
Written, Interviewed and Photographed by: Kristen Tola Hettich