Bumbleroot as a verb

to Bumbleroot (v): to go outside and explore with no goal in mind; to engage in an activity with only the intention of fun and play Last week, I was visiting one of Bumbleroot’s chefs, Matt, in Singapore. Matt is a phenomenal triathlete/Ironman and is on a cycling team that includes pro cyclists. The team hydrates with Bumbleroot and he told me that somehow they had taken to using Bumbleroot as a verb that described when someone would go out to ride just for fun, or the love of it. As in “I went Bumblerooting this afternoon…took the bike out just for fun and explored some new routes.” I LOVE that this the Bumbleroot name is bein

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to Bumbleroot (v): to go outside and explore with no goal in mind; to engage in an activity with only the intention of fun and play

Last week, I was visiting one of Bumbleroot’s chefs, Matt, in Singapore. Matt is a phenomenal triathlete/Ironman and is on a cycling team that includes pro cyclists. The team hydrates with Bumbleroot and he told me that somehow they had taken to using Bumbleroot as a verb that described when someone would go out to ride just for fun, or the love of it. As in “I went Bumblerooting this afternoon…took the bike out just for fun and explored some new routes.”

I LOVE that this the Bumbleroot name is being used in this way.

I realized earlier this year that I needed more “Bumblerooting” in my life. I was working way too much and was losing sight of why I was working in the first place. I wasn’t having much fun and I’m sure I wasn’t very fun to be around.

I decided to incorporate a day of play each week. It took me a month to actually do this…I kept putting it off. But then I did it…I woke up early on a Sunday morning and left San Francisco, driving north. I wasn’t sure where I was going.

I ended up at the Point Reyes national seashore. And found a gorgeous beach that I had all to myself (except for a drone flying overhead). I later (through Facebook – it’s such a small world!) saw this photo that the drone took that day and love having it as a reminder of the day I spent exploring somewhere new.

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Photo credit: Adam Mosseri

After spending time at the beach, I went into the cute town of Point Reyes and spent an hour in a bookstore and enjoyed a long lunch outside.

To be honest, the day wasn’t always comfortable…it had been so long since I had “played” or explored that I wasn’t sure how to do it. But I stuck to it and did another day of play the next week. And the next week, it expanded to a weekend of play…I’m starting to get used to play, really used to it. And the more “Bumblerooting” I do…the more work I’m getting done (without it feeling like work), the more creative I feel, and magical things keep happening.

I’m becoming a passionate advocate for “Bumblerooting”!

We’d love to hear how you go Bumblerooting. Hashtag your #bumblerooting adventures Instagram and we’ll pick our favorites to repost. Once a month, we’ll pick one of our #bumblerooting adventurers to receive a free box of Bumbleroot.

Wishing you lots of Bumblerooting!

Sara

 

 

 


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The Baobab Tree: Legend, lore, and medicinal benefits

The baobab tree is a huge, gnarly tree that looks like it’s been ripped out of the ground and turned upside down. Grown throughout Africa, the tree is treasured in its communities – as a place of shade, as a spiritual meeting place, and for the many uses of its fruit, seeds, leaves, and bark. Some baobab trees are over 6000 years old, making them some of the oldest living plants in the world. The baobab tree holds a special place in African legends and folklore. In one story (told in many variations), the baobab was jealous of more beautiful trees, and God turned the tree upside down because of the tree’s lack of gratitu

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The baobab tree is a huge, gnarly tree that looks like it’s been ripped out of the ground and turned upside down. Grown throughout Africa, the tree is treasured in its communities – as a place of shade, as a spiritual meeting place, and for the many uses of its fruit, seeds, leaves, and bark. Some baobab trees are over 6000 years old, making them some of the oldest living plants in the world.

The baobab tree holds a special place in African legends and folklore. In one story (told in many variations), the baobab was jealous of more beautiful trees, and God turned the tree upside down because of the tree’s lack of gratitude. In another legend, the hyena was given the tree as a gift, and ended up planting it upside down.

The tree’s treasured status is also due in large part to its many nutritional benefits. In traditional medicine, the baobab fruit pulp has been used for thousands of years to reduce fevers, to treat pain, to fight infection, as an anti-inflammatory, and to treat diarrhea and dysentery. It has also been used, historically, to treat measles and smallpox. Recent studies provide more evidence to support the fruit’s place as the “king of the superfoods”.

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Some of the most powerful attributes of the fruit found in studies, include:

– Antioxidants (more antioxidants of acai or goji berries)

– Anti-inflammatory properties

– Fever reducing effects

– Analgesic properties (pain relief)

– Anti-microbial properties

– Anti-viral activity

– Hepaprotective properties (protection from liver damage)

– Anti-diarrhea activity

In addition, the baobab pulp is a source of vitamin C (25% DV in one serving), dietary fiber, magnesium, and potassium.

Want to try out the this fruit from the “tree of life?” Try out our 100% Organic Baobab Fruit Pulp, with free shipping (for a limited time). Find recipes for smoothies and more at http://bumblerootfoods.com/category/recipes/.

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Source of attribute information:

“A review of baobab (Adansonia digita) products: Effect of processing techniques, medicinal properties & uses”, Kabore.


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