While candies and sweet treats line the walls — and the merchandise shelves — of BuddhaBerry in Sag Harbor, the temple to frozen yogurt was conceived through owner Nancy Passaretti’s desire to forge a healthier diet for her family, one packed in nutrient-rich superfoods. And that is exactly what you can find at BuddhaBerry. Tucked among cylinders of brightly-colored candies, chocolates and cereals are a treasure trove of nuts, seeds and fruits that can transform the shop’s line of all-natural, vegan and almond milk-based frozen yogurts into the healthiest kind of indulgence.
Rich in antioxidants, chia seeds have a nutty flavor and contain calcium, fiber and iron and are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Containing a tremendous number of minerals and vitamins including vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, B-6, folate and zinc, hemp seeds contain healthy fatty acids, protein and fiber with a slightly crunchy texture and a nutty, earthy flavor.
Organic Raw Cacao Nibs
Raw cacao, made by cold-pressing unroasted cacao beans, contains calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese and zinc and has anti-inflammatory properties and tastes like a slightly bitter chocolate.
Packing a lot of nutrients into a small, green package, pumpkin seeds contain a number of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as potassium, riboflavin, folate and contain fiber and protein with a nutty, buttery flavor.
Raspberries and Blackberries
Packed with vitamin C, these berries are high in fiber and a great source of vitamin K and manganese.