Darin Olien, Superfood Hunter | The Beachbody Blog

Darin Olien, Superfood Hunter | The Beachbody Blog

“I’m not in Mongolia. I’m on the outskirts of Malibu in my private yurt. And that’s me in a nutshell,” says Darin Olien, superfood hunter and co-creator of Beachbody’s superfood nutrition shake, Shakeology. When not camped out at his Malibu outpost, Olien might be found backpacking through the most remote regions of the Himalayas or combing the Amazonian forests for exotic palm fruits that most of us have never tasted. His goal: To uncover the most nutritious and underutilized plants in nature. Just a Small-Town Kid You might think that the world’s first — and possibly only — superfood hunter grew up the child of bohemian artists where a gypsy-style life of yurts and village-hopping might have been de rigueur. But Olien grew up in a small farm town in Minnesota, the son of an agriculture professor at the University of Minnesota’s extension school. “Picking beans, throwing hay bales —... Read More