Michael was born to create Chunks of Energy. The product is a result of years of experience in business and in food, and one man’s appreciation for independence and creativity. In the 1970s, he left Wall Street and discovered the effects of powerful, healthy food. He spent a few decades working in natural foods businesses, getting more familiar with quality ingredients, and incubating ideas. The first Chunks of Energy were inspired by carob and spirulina and their power. Every Chunk of Energy is made with quality ingredients and a sincere intention that they encourage more creativity and independence in this world. Michael loves to meet people who are curious or inspired about entrepreneurship or food, and many other things! Feel free to contact him.
Michael was born to create Chunks of Energy...
Twenty years later, Michael’s grandchildren care testing the newest flavors of Chunks of Energy, and he is still creating the life he was meant to live. Every day he is grateful for this opportunity to live his passion for good food and entrepreneurship. As a father, he has passed along his knowledge about the power of food. As an active member (and past president) of the Shelburne Falls Business Association, he works hard to support local businesses. He loves to share his thoughts, and hear stories and questions from people, so feel free to contact him about food, entrepreneurship, or anything else that you think would strike his fancy. If he doesn’t answer right away, it is because he is kayaking, hiking, or out in the garden.
On October 12, 2011, which happens to be his granddaughter Eleni’s birthday, Michael was interviewed by the local radio station and shares the story of the business, advice for entrepreneurs, and more. You can listen with WHMP On the Money’s player (opens in a new window) or find the interview on WHMP On the Money’s homepage.
Many wonder what he eats…
...this is part of it!
I start the day with a cleansing drink of
- 1 tsp organic lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper powder
- a cup of water
I follow this by a superpower antioxidant drink, with all organic ingredients:
- 1 tsp organic Supergreen mix
- 1/8 tsp organic kelp powder
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp turmeric
- 1/8 tsp clover
- 1/8 tsp caraway seed powder
- 1/8 tp cumin
- 1/8 tsp rosemary powder
- 1 tsp flax oil
- 4 oz organic tomato juice
- 4 oz water
- 1/8 tsp organic acai powder
As the morning progresses, I sip on kombucha, which I make every 10 days from a culture that my daughter’s friend gave her. (If you live near me and want to pick up a culture,, let me know!)
Six months of the year, I start my day by working in my garden, where I have a handful of red clover, fresh dandelion leaves and a few sprigs of oregano on my way there. A few hours later: I make my super smoothies with the following, all of which are organic:
- a couple of handfuls of blueberries (homegrown and frozen)
- a handful of strawberries (homegrown and frozen)
- a handful of raspberries (homegrown and frozen)
- 1 banana
- ½ an organic apple
- a generous dash of ground cinnamon
- a generous dash of acai powder
- a generous dash of nettle powder
- a generous dash of raw cacao powder
- a generous dash of maca powder
- a dash of Supergreen mix
- a drop of flaxseed oil
- a drip of noni juice
- grape juice or water– enough to blend it
For a snack, I have a handful of organic goji berries, a teaspoon of bee pollen and a handful of organic raw chocolate nibs.
I also have a green tea blend I make with chamomile, anise, cloves, and caraway.