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Superfood powder aims to provide whole food nutrition

by SUMMER ZALESKY Daily Inter Lake
| May 26, 2024 12:00 AM

Having grown up in Iowa, Elizabeth Nelson is no stranger to farming. She fondly remembers visiting her grandparent’s farm, traipsing through the fields in front of their big red barn, and eating meals with fruits and vegetables from the garden. 

Since then, Nelson has coupled her love of gardening with her heart for people by bringing forth a new superfood powder, Farm Fueled Nutrition, to the marketplace.

The powder contains essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants from real, whole foods that are sourced from small-scale farms. Some of the ingredients include spirulina, ashwagandha, chia, flax, chlorella, elderberry, turmeric, papaya, and other fruit and vegetables, each playing a role in improving digestion, immunity, and energy. 

“It’s a simple greens product, but if this product can open the door so that people can understand that nutrition comes from whole foods, then maybe they’ll buy more local products because they understand the importance of farming,” said Nelson. “Not everyone can grow food, but everyone can support [growers].”

A lover of gardening herself, Nelson hopes her product will support small-scale farms from around the world while encouraging the practice of regenerative farming which Nelson said doesn’t destroy the land or deplete the soil of nutrients.

“The manufacturer I use has been really into sticking with regenerative farming and using real food,” she said. “They use environmentally friendly practices and have similar values to me. They really support the small farmers which help support the communities that they are in, whether that be India or Africa.”

Part of the reason Nelson chose to go into the health and wellness space is because of the loss she has endured throughout her life. After losing friends and family members to strokes and cancer, Nelson decided to channel her energy into making a positive difference in the lives of people in her community.

“A lot of people don't get enough nutrients. With this, I have friends that say they feel better or their skin looks better or they feel more hydrated. Survivors of cancer take it and they just love that they know they’re getting nutrients,” said Nelson. “Your food should come from nutrients that aid with longevity.”

For now, Farm Fueled Nutrition sells one product, but in the future, Nelson hopes to add a mushroom powder and a kids’ specific product to encourage the next generation to eat healthy. She also sees a future partnership with more local Montana farmers for sourcing and continuing to promote health and wellness through the means of farm-to-table and agricultural practices. 

“It tastes good too,” she said “My kids love it and when I sent samples, people were like, ‘Oh my gosh, it actually is really good.’ I've tried all the other big names and this one doesn’t have that grassy taste.”

From adding it to pancake mix, salad dressing, smoothies, baked goods, or a simple glass of hot or cold water, there are a variety of ways to use the superfood powder. Currently, Farm Fueled Nutrition is available online only, but Nelson is in the works of adding her product to health foods stores throughout the Flathead Valley to increase accessibility. 

“This gives your body everything that it needs for cellular function and to give you the energy that you need. These greens add nutrients for optimal health. We’re not perfect, but we want to do the best we can for our bodies.”

To find out more, visit farmfuelednutrition.com or visit their Instagram page @farmfuelednutrition.


Reporter Summer Zalesky may be reached at szalesky@dailyinterlake.com.

    Elizabeth Nelson is the founder of Farm Fueled Nutrition, a new superfood powder. (Photo courtesy of William Reed)