all about mōCa Capomo

The most popular hot beverage in every country around the world should be healthy…and it can be!

WHAT is Capomo?Capomo is the common name for the MAYANUT, which is the seed of superfood that grows on trees that are native to Latin America, Central America, Caribbean Island Countries, as well as a few other locales, and it just happens to taste like coffee when it is prepared in beverage form. Because it is a superfood, it provides energy that is natural and sustained, unlike the energy spikes and crashing lows that traditional coffee and decaf offer.

Capomo is a seed that is healthy, delicious and as a food, can be eaten completely, including its leaves and seeds; it can even be ground to make Capomo bread. And depending on how it is specifically prepared or what is added to it, it can also taste like cinnamon, chocolate, or even a rich tasting mocha-like tea. Capomo seed has numerous health benefits: it is a superfood that anyone can drink, and its wellness highlights include that it is: 100% gluten, dairy, pesticide, nut, allergy, fat and caffeine free; high in potassium, fiber and calcium; contains iron, amino acids, antioxidants, zinc, protein, and vitamins A, B, C and E; it also is a natural Galactagogue which promotes healthy breast milk supply in pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

WHAT is mōCa?mōCa by The Vegan Nest is our proprietary interpretation of the century’s old Maya Nut beverage that is non-GMO, eco-friendly and our Capomo beverage boasts nuts that are MAYANUT Institute certified. This certification is key because all Maya Seeds are not “created” equally. The MAYANUT institute certification assures our customers that their Capomo is of the purest quality and that it has been handled by indigenous women who source the Maya Nut to create sustainable businesses for themselves, and who are dedicated to the reforestation of the MAYANUT trees in their countries.

WHY mōCa? Drink mōCa by The Vegan Nest because it tastes great and is healthy. It does not have the bitter after-taste of coffee and many coffee substitutes. Everyone can’t or does not want to keep drinking traditional coffee, and decaffeination is a chemical and toxin filled process which still includes caffeine at the outcome. Many experience negative symptoms often, such as nervousness, a racing heart, headaches, artery plaque build up, increased cholesterol, insomnia, heartburn, and excessive urination, after even a single cup or two of traditional coffee. Many others enjoy coffee because of the perceived energy jolt they think they receive, but the energy does not last and is followed by a crash and then numerous other cups of coffee to create the false energy cycle. Capomo reacts with the body positively: the more you drink it, the more natural energy you receive in the body consistently, from its healthy vitamins and nutrients. And for those who just love the taste of coffee yet MUST give up their beloved cup because of poor health, advancing years or pregnancy–and are not happy about it–mōCa is the answer. It can be prepared as a hot or cold beverage!For everyone in all forms of their “coffee struggle”, help in the form of mōCa, has arrived!

HOW do I prepare mōCa? mōCa is best prepared in a French Press or a Coffee Percolator to maintain its natural robust flavor and healthy properties. Or it can also be prepared in an instant form, simply by using a K-cup brewing device, a large tea infuser and steeping it in a mug, or using any standard coffee maker. The recommended ratio is 2-3 tablespoons of mōCa to 8-10 oz. of water. 2 tablespoons of mōCa for a French Press, Percolator or tea infuser; and 3 tablespoons of mōCa for K-cup devices and standard coffee makers.

To brew mōCa in a French Press: Add 2 tablespoons of mōCa to your French Press coffee maker. Bring 8-10 oz. of water to a boil. Pour the water over the mōCa and then place the top on the French Press without pushing down. Let the mōCa steep for 4 minutes and then press down. Add enough soy/almond milk to desired color and taste, much like traditional coffee (2 tablespoons suggested if you don’t prefer a very strong taste and ½ to 1 tablespoon for a stronger taste). Add 1 tablespoon of sweetener (raw coconut nectar or organic grade B maple syrup is our suggested favorite).To brew mōCa in the Percolator: Remove cover inside stem and basket. Fill unit with cold water to desired level. Replace percolator stem assembly and insert coffee basket over stem. Add mōCa to the bottom of the basket. Plug in with 2 prong adapter or grounded outlet. Percolator should begin brewing. Check indicator light to let you know when your mōCa is ready!To brew mōCa in a tea infuser: Add 2 tablespoons of mōCa to your tea infuser. Bring 8-10 oz. of water to a boil. Pour the water into a mug and then place the infuser filled with mōCa in the mug and steep for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on how strong you want it to taste. Then enjoy!To brew mōCa in a standard coffee maker or K-cup device filter: place 3 tablespoons of mōCa instead of coffee in your coffee maker or K-cup filter and prepare mōCa according to your device’s standard instructions. **Enjoy mōCa hot or cold!

10 Natural Ways to Use Lemon

Lemons are an amazing blessing to the natural home. Full of vitamin C, citric acid, flavonoids, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and fiber; these colorful fruits can bring health to your home in a variety of ways. Here are a few of my favorites:


  1. Clean Floors. Who doesn’t love a clean, sparkling floor? We have wood floors throughout our place and little ones who love to drop all things sticky on them. A little bit of lemon juice, water and olive oil go a long way in cleaning and polishing them up!  ½ cup of lemon juice + ¾ cup of olive oil + 1 gallon of hot water
  2. Freshen the garbage disposal with a few ice cubes, some lemon peels and a pinch of salt or baking soda. Turn it on and grind it up – freshness awaits!
  3. A little coarse sea salt and a recently juiced lemon can go a long way in removing unwanted food from dirty dishes.
  4. Remove stains and odors from garbage bins and diaper pails.
  5. Soaking cut-up apples, cauliflower, bananas, pears, potatoes, and avocados in a bowl of cold lemon water helps to prevent browning.
  6. Lemon juice works beautifully as a natural astringent. For best results, apply to your face 2x per day for 10 minutes and rinsing with cold water.
  7. Lemon is both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. Gargling with lemon water may soothe a sore throat while consuming lemon water provides vitamin C for your immune system. Added bonus, making a delicious tea using alkaline water, the rind from the lemon and a touch of maple syrup, raw coconut nectar or date syrup can really help in relieving emerging cold symptoms.
  8. Bleach is highly irritable to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract and it can have any number of harmful effects on one’s health. Adding lemon juice to hot water and soaking white linens is a great way to get those whites, naturally white. After you’ve soaked your white linens and clothing in the lemon solution, rinse and wash as normal. You can also add one-half cup of lemon juice to your washing cycle in lieu of bleach.
  9. As a homeschooling mama of little ones, this one is my absolute favorite! Dip a q-tip into lemon juice and write a message on a piece of white paper. After it dries, hold it up to a lamp or light bulb to see your hidden message. This is a great rainy day activity to do indoors with the kiddos.
  10. Berry fun! What summer is complete without long summer days spent in open fields, eating fresh berries or baking pies. To remove berry stains from little hands, rub a paste of cornmeal and lemon juice, let sit then rinse off.


So there you have it, some of our all-time favorite ways to incorporate lemon in our natural home. What are some of your favorite uses for this versatile fruit?