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Power Up Your Morning with Omega Swirl

by Tara Goodyear on July 10, 2014

Power Breakfast

Flax Oil and fish oil are great sources of Omega-3s, but who wants to contend with swallowing multiple softgels or gulping down tablespoons full of oil every day? The good news is you don’t have to, thanks to Barlean’s Omega Swirl! Available in 14 delicious all-natural flavors and made with fish oil, flax oil or a combination of these healthy oils, Omega Swirl is the Omega-3 sensation the entire family will love.

What makes Barlean’s Omega Swirl so special? Barlean’s utilizes proprietary emulsification technology called Amplified Absorption™, which is designed to boost absorption and deliver significantly more nutritional value than standard supplements per serving. What does this mean for you? Your Omega-3 supplement just reached a whole new level of yumminess!

But, the one question we often hear at Barlean’s is: how do you take it? Barlean’s Omega Swirl is so scrumptious, with tasty flavors like Citrus Sorbet and Mocha Java, that you can simply take it by the spoonful! You can add Omega Swirl to your morning smoothie, your favorite protein shake, on top of your favorite yogurt or cottage cheese, and even as topping to your favorite ice cream dessert!

Here is a healthy breakfast recipe created by Dr. Herb Joiner-Bey, which combines all the power of Omega Swirl’s Omega-3s with the fiber of Forti-Flax and protein of organic yogurt. It’s a great way to start your day and power up your morning!

Omega Swirl Power Breakfast Recipe

Serves 1



  1. Put the Forti-Flax into an eating bowl.
  2. Add the yogurt and Omega Swirl. Mix with spoon.
  3. Stir in the nuts and berries.
  4. Top with Omega Swirl and nuts (optional)

How do you power up your breakfast each morning?


Top 5 Picnic Basket Must-Haves!

by Tara Goodyear on July 7, 2014

Top 5 Must-Haves

There’s no better time to go on a picnic than in the summer. So, here is a list of the Top 5 Picnic Basket Must-Haves to ensure your summer picnic is the best it can be!

  1. Reuse, reduce, recycle. Using reusable containers, utensils and cups will reduce the amount of waste normally accumulated during a picnic. An even better choice? Using real dishes! It is important to reduce waste whenever you can, even on a picnic.
  2. Get creative! Use your picnic as an opportunity to get creative with your food! The more colors in your basket, the more healthful the meal! Plus, green, orange, purple and blue foods are packed with powerful antioxidants – a definite must for the summer and all year long!
  3. Clean on the go. Food poisoning risks increase in the summer, so stay healthy with all natural antibacterial wipes! Grab some wipes and place them in a Ziploc bag to ensure germs don’t make it into your summer picnic basket.
  4. Buy Local. Buy Organic. Do you have a summer sweet tooth? Well, it’s berry season – a perfect opportunity to buy local, organic berries for a delicious and tasty dessert!
  5. Don’t forget your Omega-3s! We are passionate about Omega-3 nutrition here at Barlean’s, so Omega-3s are always on our must-haves list! Instead of swallowing large fish oil softgels or contending with the keeping your fish oil cool on the go, consider Barlean’s Omega Swirl to Go! Available in delicious flavors like Key Lime and Mango Peach, just toss these quick to-go packets in your picnic basket to get your daily dose of Omega-3s!

Follow these five easy tips and you’re sure to pass any picnic basket inspection! What are some of your picnic must-haves this summer?


Omega-3s For Our Furry Friends

June 24, 2014

The furry friends in my life have made some of the most wonderful companions. Growing up, we always had dogs, so I was thrilled when my husband said we could add another member to our family!  We knew that we wanted to adopt a dog that desperately needed a home.  After much searching, we were [...]

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A Vegan No-Bake Strawberry Pie To Welcome Summer

June 20, 2014

Recipe Created by Danniel Davenport
Summer officially starts tomorrow, so what better way to kick off the heat than a refreshing Vegan, No-Bake Strawberry Pie? Strawberries, which are in season and extra-scrumptious right now, are combined with tasty ingredients like Barlean’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil to give you the perfect dessert or afternoon treat.
Here is the [...]

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Top 10 Uses for Coconut Oil

June 17, 2014

If you’re like me, you know Coconut Oil can be used as a skin moisturizer and a cooking oil. However, there are many more uses for this delicious, nutritious oil!
Here are the top 10 uses for Coconut Oil this summer:

Add flavor and energy to your morning smoothie
Butter alternative on toast or crackers for a quick [...]

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Mocha Java Smoothie for Your Omega Man

June 13, 2014

This Father’s Day, celebrate the Omega Man in your life with a deliciously healthy Mocha Java Smoothie! It’s quick and easy to make, and it contains both Omega-3s and nutritious antioxidants thanks to the added Barlean’s Omega Man Mocha Java Omega Swirl and the Barlean’s Chocolate Silk Greens.
Plus, the new Barlean’s MCT Coconut Swirl is [...]

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Chia on the Run

June 10, 2014

For decades, chia seed has been consumed in exotic locales such as Mexico and the American Southwest in a drink called a “Chia Fresca” in which Chia seeds are added to water or fruit juice and consumed for sustenance. In 2009, a book by Christopher McDougall called Born to Run focused on the reclusive Tarahumara [...]

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O.A.R. (Orange, Apple & Rhubarb) Superfruit Fridge Jam

May 28, 2014

Recipe Created By: Danniel Davenport
I absolutely love jam on toast, and strawberry jam is my most favorite. It conjures up happy memories of my grandmother making me oatmeal and toast before school. I remember every piece of toast was slathered with margarine (her favorite) and a sugary heap of delicious strawberry jam. It always tasted [...]

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

May 9, 2014

I am in love with coffee and the gorgeous smell that emanates from this scrumptious little bean. Both my mom and I are guilty of finishing many cups of coffee together while she visits. It always brings me to a happy spot when I think of us both sitting together sipping coffee in my home. [...]

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Upcycling with Barlean’s Containers

April 21, 2014

I consider myself a bit of a “treehugger”. When I was little, I remember weeping at the sight of a forest being logged.  Fast forward many years and I’m still having a hard time throwing away anything, especially plastic or glass that can be re-used in my kitchen.  With Earth Day fast approaching, I felt [...]

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