Simple Mills * Simply Delicious
Katlin Smith, the Founder & CEO of Simple Mills story makes me smile and I'll tell you why in a minute.
Katlin was in high school when it seems she was experiencing a lot of joint pain to which physicians told her would 'go away in time' (good ole Western Medicine...sorry, that just came out). And well, obviously & unfortunately the joint pain continued.
Have you ever experienced 'continuous & consistent' joint pain? I haven't but it sounds dreadful. Sorry, you had to go through that Katlin. Ugh.
There is an upside to Katlin's story though as I imagine you all knew was coming. When Katlin was in her early twenties, a friend of hers said that her joint pain could be caused by the food she was eating (aka processed foods & you guessed it, sugar). BRAVO to Katlin's friend....whoever you are! Katlin switched up her diet entirely and the joint pain began to dissipate. She began to 'naturally' feel better. Arms UP, crowd cheers (o:
So Katlin started Simple Mills.
Quickly back to my opening and why Katlin's story makes me smile: It makes me smile because she took control of her health and began to nourish & love her body with truly healthy 'real' whole foods that fed her body nutrient rich ingredients. She said 'bah bye' to processed sugars'. And doing so led her to being even more courageous in creating a company - Simple Mills. Katlin is a leader amongst those that are 'raising the standards' of the wellness industry. And this just invigorates me to continue to raise my own standards of wellness. Inspiring!!!!
Now let's chat about Simple Mills (scroll down).......
Simple Mills products are Grain Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Low Carb, Paleo-Friendly, Vegan Friendly (yep, you can 'veganize' them) and of the highest quality organic ingredients.
What does this actually mean? It means that if eating the highest quality ingredients is important to you but you still want to experience the comfort of say, banana muffins or pancakes, you can. And the pay off is DELICIOUS ENERGY vs. lethargy.
Simple Mills DEFINES 'simple'.
So, I was standing at my kitchen counter with their banana muffin mix. I kid you not, I had the mix in a muffin tin - in the oven - in less then 8 minutes (I geeked out & timed myself for this blog post). And the banana muffins are just sooooooo delish! I cannot even deal with how amazing they taste......haha. You taste 'real bananas' (aka because they are actual real bananas) and oh my gosh, they are so moist!!!! I seriously want to post billboards about this company. I love them. And when I love a company, passion flows....it's just my way.
And then came my favorite.......pancakes. I had entirely given a semi-tearful farewell to pancakes years ago. I mean, they are terrible for you. And after eating pancakes, while I loved the taste in the moment, I would always feel incredibly sick & tired afterwards. Think about that. Processed foods make people exhausted b/c their system is so toxic - hard truth to 'digest''.
Ahhh and then Simple Mills saved the day! The pancakes are the best I have ever had. Now that's a tall order because I have eaten many pancakes in my day. I will be completely frank....they are even better then 'Toast's' pancakes in Bucktown whose I thought were 'the best of all time' back in the day.
Any Simple Mills products I served to friends was received with 'sounds' -haha - like 'Mmmmm', 'Yummmm', etc. I shared them with friends, volunteers at my church and strangers. And 100% of them had the same reaction - LOVE! People, you need to try.
Simple Mills has a variety of products from muffins, cookies, pancakes, pizza crust & artisan bread. They BRILLIANTLY took 'high carb' laden foods and created them 'low carb'......mind blown. Oh my, I just saw they have a Vanilla Cake Mix that I was unaware of......sorry, sidetracked....yum.
What are some of their magical ingredients? Almonds, Bananas, Organic Coconut Sugar, Arrowroot Powder, Organic Coconut Flour, Baking Soda and Sea Salt. And there you go. Yep, that's it. No more 30 ingredients that you do not understand.....in a box. Please please please get educated on the quality of their choice ingredients right HERE. Know exactly what you are putting into your body folks at-all-times! You matter so, you need to treat yourself & your body as such.
Now you know. Now you have the skinny on Simple Mills but if you want to learn more, head over to their site or their blog to learn even more about where to purchase their products!
I'd like to say a special thank you to Peter Eck, VP of Operations at Simple Mills for staying calm when I overly enthusiastically chased Simple Mills to do a product review. haha. And I thank you Peter for introducing me to your absolutely superb baking mixes.
Katlin, I thank YOU for having the will to say goodbye to foods that were cruel to your body. I think that shows us how much you care about your health. And I also thank you for your tenacity and bravery in stepping out to create your own company. Your team's passion is quite contagious! .
And to Simple Mills entire team, I sincerely & genuinely thank you for raising the standards in the wellness movement across the country. I thank you for your health mindfulness and feeding us the absolute highest quality -organic -nutrient rich ingredients in every bite! And you do this at a price that everyone can afford.
Simple Mills will be an ongoing 'staple' on Snapshots of Wellness along with Vega & Garden of Life. This means you will be hearing about them as long as you are hearing from me (0:
Simple Mills is filled with integrity, authenticity & genuineness. And I know I am eating well when I choose Simple Mills. And that entire package is one that screams true wellness.