Veronica Bosgraaf is the woman behind Pure Bars, the fastidiously gluten-free, organic, non-GMO, and vegan nutrition bars sold in bright, eye-catching wrappers at Whole Foods and beyond.
The Michigan resident became a food-apreneur when researching what could keep her six-year-old daughter nourished, after a trip to the petting zoo inspired the little one to become the family’s first vegetarian.
Fortunately Bosgraaf’s grown-up tastes—and her desire to prevent us from grabbing anything unhealthy when we’re famished or on the go—have her creating innovative items like the first-ever bar we’ve seen made with “ancient grains” (quinoa, amaranth, flax, and hemp).
Her inspiration comes from researching superfoods and of-the-moment food trends, and following the thread of how she herself likes to eat. That includes blending up juices with kale, a “superstar vegetable” in her book. Oh, and it has to taste good.
“My recipe will bring your taste buds to places they’ll never want to leave,” she promises, “while infusing your body with antioxidants.” Cheers to that! —Jamie McKillop
Superstar Kale Juice
5–7 stalks of kale (any variety)
2–3 large d’Anjou pears
½ cup fresh cranberries
1/8″ slice of ginger
Makes a pitcher. Blend and enjoy!
For more information, visit www.thepurebar.com