The Divine Sprout is a small Victoria-based business that creates natural, wholesome foods that you can feel good about.
It all began in August 2015 with this blog; a way for me to share my passion for delicious plant-based meals and also with the goal of encouraging readers to reconnect with their food for overall health, for vitality and for the planet. It is my goal that you will begin to incorporate more plant-based meals into your repertoire while minimizing the use of added sugars and narrowing down reliance on processed foods. It is my belief that overall health and wellness are within our control and the foods we choose play a major roll in our wellbeing. The Divine Sprout blog is my way of sharing my kitchen creations which are always vegetarian, mostly vegan and contain minimally processed, whole foods. Plant-based eating does not have to leave you feeling deprived or like you’re missing out and the benefits are plentiful (see Plant-Based for more details!).
The seed was planted. The business sprouted from there. Taking it a step further last summer, the idea came to me to sell “DIY” products at local Victoria farmer’s markets – products that had to encompass the values of the brand I was building, and reflect the values I have personally. Pairing a desire to make pure, delicious foods approachable and convenient for everyone, The Divine Sprout DIY products were born. Always with goal to bring awareness back to our food and empowering you, the consumer, with the tools and knowledge that you can eat well, you can feel your best and you can take charge of your health! Now our products are available to order online too!
All of our DIY products are vegan, refined sugar free, naturally gluten-free, made with organic ingredients and are appropriate for those with dietary concerns or restrictions. Not only are the products all natural, they’re convenient too. We’ve eliminated the need to seek out specialty ingredients and have done the recipe testing, while partnering with you to create foods that nourish from the inside, out. No over-the-top packaging, no deceptive wording and no artificial ingredients, just 100% real food.
As I continue to grow, so will my product offerings but always sticking true to my personal food philosophy; high quality, wholesome, natural, honest and (of course) delicious. If I had to describe it in one term, I would choose a Sanskrit word – Sattva. Sattva can be summed up as the quality of goodness, positivity, truth, wholesomeness, serene, holistic, creative, constructive, balance, confidence, peaceful and virtuous. I hope you enjoy!
What’s in a Name?
Ever wondered what the meaning is behind the name “The Divine Sprout”? Let me tell you. The word “Divine” was chosen as something to entice. It’s my belief that everyone has a divinity within. Plus, to put it simply, who doesn’t like the sound of the word? It’s like “great” or “awesome”, but better! Next comes the “Sprout”. Not everything is sprouted or has to do with sprouting, in fact the only thing that does is our “Sprouting Kit”. So it isn’t solely a reflection of the products themselves. I like to think of the term “sprout” as a metaphor for something that will grow into something larger. Something small, yet mighty, that is always growing and always changing. So the two terms together offer some sort of balance; a business that’s always growing, but always in a place it’s meant to be at that very point; a business that’s strong while being delicate; a business that hopes to connect to something within others, while still connecting with self and finding it’s own roots. And for no real known reason, the term just stuck with me.
Hi! My name is Kaylie. I am the owner and founder of The Divine Sprout. I am a self-trained cooking enthusiast, a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and am passionate about sharing the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of eating wholesome and delicious foods that truly nurture the body. Food is such a huge part of our society, so I hope to inspire others to reconnect with whole foods and make conscious decisions about what we put into our bodies.
I take pride in my business and the work I do and have worked very hard on every aspect of my business; learning as I go at every step of the way. There have been a lot of “firsts”, I can tell you that! I hope you will find inspiration and ease through my readings and my products and know I am rooting for you on your individual journey towards wellness.
I am always happy to chat and look forward to connecting soon!