Super ice pops

Summer time is synonymous with delicious ice creams. Even better, they don't have to be bad for you. These ice creams have too many benefits, you will literally scream for more. They do not contain any dairy, weird additives or unnecessary nonsense.  We have made these in cooperation with Supernature.We have made three different types, all containing some sort of superfood. The rest of the ingredients are all simple stuff that you can get in any food store, so it will be easy for everyone try out the recipes. The three different ice pops are all made just like a smoothie, and then the "mass" is poured into ice cream molds together with pieces of different fruits. We bought the molds at "Ting" in Oslo, where they have these.Mango & pinapple icy pops  (6 popsicles)

  • 2 mangos

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple

  • 2 kiwis

  • 1 passion fruit

  • 2 oranges pressed as juice (or fresh store bought orange juice

  • 2 tbs Rice Bran Solubles

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Add all the ingredients except for the kiwis into a blender or food processor. Run until smooth. Pour the ice cream into molds, and add pieces of kiwi. Push the pieces to the sides of the mold if you want them to be visible at the sides of the ice cream. Let it freeze over night.Chocolate & date creamy heaven

  • 9 dates

  • 4,5 frozen bananas (peeled and chopped)

  • 3 tbs oat milk (or similar)

  • 3 tbs Raw Cacao

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Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Run until smooth. Pour the mass into the molds. Let it freeze over night.Super green fresh 

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Add all the ingredients except the passion fruit to a blender or food processor. Run until smooth. Pour some of the mass into the molds, and add the passion fruit in layers. Let it freeze over night.THE SUPERFOOD:Rice Brans Solubles Rice Bran is one of the lesser known superfoods, however it should not be underestimated just because it has a plane name. Rice brans solubles is a small powerhouse of nutrients that will make you pop (in a good way). It is a natural source to vitamin B, vitamin E and thus whole lot of antioxidants. Vitamin B6 helps the nervous system function properly and vitamin E protects the cells against stress.  Therefore, it is known to help balance your blod sugar, help the body to get rid of toxins, and reduce cholesterol. It does not have the same strong taste as Spirulina or Chlorella therefore it is a great superfood for the not-so-in-love-with-kale-enthusiasts.Raw cacao This is one of our absolute favorite superfoods! Who said you can't have chocolate everyday? Raw cacao is unprocessed cacao beans and offers loads of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. More precisely, it contains magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, copper and potassium to mention a few. The amount of fiber in the cacao supports your digestion, and in fact the many components of this superfood can even enhance physical and mental well-being! What's not to love?Spirulina Spirulina is a microalgae (alge) that has been eaten for centuries due to its health benefits. It's called a "miracle from the sea" and is grown naturally in oceans and lakes in tropical climates. It contains many nutrients, some of which aren't found in the average daily vitamins. Especially great is the large amount of protein, which actually makes up 70% of it's weight! Spirulina also has large amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and iron.Purely Greens MaxPurely Greens Max is recommended for people who work out. It gives you a large specter of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and protein. The powder consists of different types of superfoods, including algae, fruits, extracts from different greens and herbs. The supplement is perfect for you who wish for an extra energy boost during your day!Bee Pollen Bee pollen contains 30% plant protein, and is therefore used a lot by active athletes and exercisers. The pollen is the male seed of flowers, and is the food of the young bee. It's considered as one of natures most completely nourishing foods, containing nearly all nutrients required by humans! Among them are proteins, free amino acids and vitamins, including B-vitamin and folic acid. In Chinese medicine and different cultures around the world bee pollen is used for reducing cravings and addictions, aiding recovery from chronic illness, building new blood and preventing diseases such as the flu and cold (as it has antibiotic type properties).Share the ice creams with your friends, neighboors, kids and grannies! Enjoy the rest of the summer :)

Eat more raw chocolate

Most of us have good associations with chocolate. It's a really good thing to enjoy with friends. Or just by yourself. Luckily, eating healthier doesn't have to mean giving up chocolate. If you choose the right one, it can actually really benefit your health. The difference between the "good" and the "regular" types are the ingredients and how it has been produced. "Regular" chocolate contains milk or milk powder, refined sugar and often lots of additives.
//De aller fleste har gode assosiasjoner til sjokolade. Det er skikkelig hyggelig å spise det sammen med andre. Og alene. Heldigvis behøver man ikke å gi opp sjokolade for alltid selv om man vil spise litt bedre. Verdens beste nyhet er at sjokolade på den riktige måten har vist seg å gi mange helsefordeler. Ofte har man hørt at sjokolade kan være sunt i små mengder, men da bør man se nærmere på hva slags sjokolade dette gjelder! Forskjellen på "vanlig" og rå sjokolade er innholdet og måten den har blitt behandlet på. "Vanlig" sjokolade inneholder melk eller melkepulver, raffinert sukker og gjerne en lang liste uvisse ingredienser og aromaer.
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What is raw cacao?
Cacao is called raw when it's not been heated above 41 degrees. All the nutrition is still intact, which is why this is more beneficial for us. Raw cacao is one of nature's strongest antioxidants.
  • Raw cacao mass (that we can make our own chocolate from) is cacao beans pressed at a really low temperature. The cacao butter is not separated, as it is in raw cacao powder. This means that cacao mass is a little less bitter than cacao powder.
  • Raw cacao powder is what's left when you separate cacao butter fra cacao beans, and pulverise it.

How do you use it?Raw cacao can be used to make a good cup of hot chocolate, brownies, see our recipe (here), homemade chocolate, chocolate mousse, in granola, in smoothies, milkshakes, chocolate chia porridge, etc. You can also use it in cooking such as for adding extra flavour to chili con (or sin) carne. For more inspiration, see more recipes here.

//Hva er rå kakao?

Kakaoen kalles  når den ikke har blitt varmet opp over 41 grader. Alle næringsstoffene er fortsatt intakt, og det er derfor denne typen sjokolade er bedre for oss. Rå kakao er en av de sterkeste antioksidantene vi finner i naturen!

  • Rå kakaomasse (som man kan lage egen sjokolade/kakao av) er kakaobønner som er presset på veldig lav varme. Her er ikke kakaosmøret skilt ut, slik det er i rått kakaopulverDette betyr at kakaomasse smaker litt mindre bittert enn kakaopulver.
  • Rått kakaopulver er det som blir igjen når du skiller kakaosmør fra kakaobønner, og pulveriserer dette.

Hvordan bruker man det?Rå kakao kan brukes til å lage en god kopp kakao, brownies (se video eller vår oppskrift her), hjemmelaget sjokolade, sjokolademousse, blandes i muesli, i smoothies, milkshake, sjokoladechiagrøt, trøfler etc. Kakaomasse/pulver kan også brukes i matretter som f eks chili con(sin) carne for å gi en ekstra god smak. For mer inspirasjon, se flere oppskrifter her. SONY DSCDid you know that raw cacao:

  • Contains more antioxidants than blueberries and wine?
  • Contains up to 7 times more antioxidants than "regular" dark chocolate?
  • Is the food with highest level of magnesium of all foods, and that this mineral is nr. 1 for a good heart function?
  • Contains a substance that we also release when we're in love (PEA)?

 Visste du at rå kakao:

  • Har høyere innhold av antioksidanter enn både blåbær og vin?
  • Inneholder opptil 7 ganger mer antioksitantenheter enn en typisk vanlig mørk sjokolade?
  • Er maten med høyest innhold av magnesium av alle vanlige matvarer, og at dette er mineral nr. 1 for en god hjertefunksjon?
  • Inneholder et adrenalinlignende stoff (PEA) som frigjøres når vi er forelsket?
  • Har innhold av aminosyren tryptofan som kan gjøre at man sover bedre?

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