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Black Forest and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich

Black Forest and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich

Angela: A fun playful recipe from our friends at GrowEatRun. Crap free. Full of food fats and protein. Have a treat without the guilt! Over to Victoria with the recipe…

Victoria: We may have watched The LEGO Movie on the weekend – and now in our heads all we can hear is “Everything is Awesome”, which particularly relates to this Black Forest and Coconut Ice Cream Sandwich! If you’ve seen this movie, think of the recipe coming from Cloud Cuckoo Land, a land up in the clouds where there are no rules, no limits, no bushy mustaches, no bedtimes, and no consistency. Reached by traveling up a rainbow, and home to the sweet and plucky Princess Unikitty, Cloud Cuckoo Land is built from every kind of piece using every type of LEGO imagination. I’d like to think that I was channelling Princess Unikitty when I put this recipe together! Anyway – enjoy!

Ingredients

Serves 2 – 4 depending on how hungry and generous you are feeling!

Base

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 heaped tsps of cacao
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

Filling

  • 150ml coconut cream (Ayam is the best brand I’ve found)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or seeds of a vanilla pod
  • 1/3 banana mashed
  • 80g frozen cherries
  • 80g frozen raspberries
  • 1 scoop or 180nutrition Superfood or 2 heaped tbs LSA (linseed, sunflower and almond) – nowhere near as tasty but it’s a pretty good substitute.

Method

Base:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 deg C and line a 20x20cm tray with baking paper
  • In a bowl, whisk 2 eggs and 1 cup water vigorously
  • Add 1/2 cup coconut flour, cacao and mix to a good batter (may need to add 1/4-1/2 cup more water depending on the coconut flour)
  • Place in a 20×20 tray and cook at 180deg C for 20-25mins
  • When you take this out of the oven it’s going to sink – don’t fret! It is supposed to be dense, it holds the sandwich together!

Filling:

  • Line a loaf tin (20/10cm) with cling wrap
  • Whisk the coconut cream with the mashed banana, vanilla and 180nutrition
  • Fold in the berries taking care not to break them up too much
  • Pour into the tray and place in freezer for 30-45mins or until just solid

Putting it together

  • Cut base in half so it is the same size as the filling, 20×10(ish)
  • Lay the ice cream in the middle and top with the second half of the cake, you may need to trim the cake/ice cream a little if it’s a bit out and you’re a perfectionist!
  • EAT IT LIKE A SANDWICH!!! I started eating this with a spoon and it wasn’t nearly as satisfying as when I picked it up with both hands and took a bite

GrowEatRun Victoria Jarvis
 
Thank you Victoria from GrowEatRun for the recipe. Her and her husband are also the owners of Hilltop CrossFit in Mount Barker. She coaches the Kids and Teens programs, loves creating recipes with good nutritious food and if she’s not in the box you’ll probably find her either in the garden, the kitchen or paddle boarding.
  

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Top 5 Benefits of Organic Vanilla Power

Organic Vanilla Powder

Maintaining a well balanced and healthy lifestyle requires planning in advance and being particular about what you eat. But, eating the same foods over and over again can get boring. Boredom can make a person stray away from what they know to be good and true. However, a pantry that is stocked with smart and flexible basics will keep straying taste buds in check. Natural pure organic vanilla powder is made from crushed vanilla pods. Each vanilla pod is hand picked and processed with no artificial ingredients added during processing.

Here are the top five reasons that you need to have organic natural vanilla powder as a staple in your pantry.

  1. Flavour flexibility- Vanilla is a naturally sweet flavour that can stand alone or can be used as a back note flavouring when it is paired with other strong flavours. And, because it is in powder form, it can be added to drinks and recipes without changing the consistency.
  2. Essential vitamins- Vanilla pods contain several B- Complex vitamins. These essential vitamins like niacin and riboflavin help the body to regulate metabolism, keep the nervous system functioning properly, and synthesis enzymes.
  3. Essential Minerals- The pods also contain essential minerals like potassium, manganese and magnesium that are important parts of the body’s cells and the fluids that aid the body in regulating heart rate and blood pressure.
  4. Baked Goods- Add some vanilla powder to the dry ingredients of your recipe. We all have a sweet tooth from time to time, but isn’t it nice to know that you can bake a sweet treat that you will not have to feel guilty about later? And again, you can choose to make vanilla the main flavor or you can pair it with other flavors without losing the deliciousness of the baked good.
  5. Pantry fresh- The natural vanilla powder pure organic will stay fresh in your pantry for months. Just a little of the vanilla powder is required to flavor your smoothies, coffee, or baked goods. So, knowing that what you’ve purchased will stay fresh for a long while is worth the cost.

Spice up your old favourites by adding natural organic vanilla powder. That little flavour twist is enough to revive any smoothie, desert, coffee, or baking recipe. Stock your pantry with smart flexible choices like pure organic vanilla powder and you will make living healthy easy and delicious.

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Paleo Friendly Raw Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake

Paleo Friendly Raw Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake

By Angela Greely

Angela: Congratulations to Beck Digitity Clarke our Easter Competition winner for her awesome gluten free and paleo friendly Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. Clean Eating is so much fun. Enjoy! More

The 180 Homemade Paleo Cookie Recipe

Homemade Paleo Cookies

By Stuart Cooke

Stu: Not many of us would turn down a homemade chocolate chip cookie, especially when you know that it’s free of all the bad stuff. Keira Rumble has kindly shared her paleo recipe that ticks all the boxes and should please even the most die-hard foodie.

Over to Keira…

Keira: After returning from a mini-holiday I immediately got a couple of requests for meals. One of them being ‘healthy choc-chip cookies’ from my little brothers. So here it is: my healthy dark choc gluten free protein cookies, did I mention that they are paleo friendly?

Like all of my recipes, I try and make them as healthy as possible. But remember – moderation is key! That didn’t stop my brothers eating 2 batches of these though.

Ingredients:

  • homemade paleo cookies recipe1 cup 180 Natural Protein Superfood (coconut)
  • 2 cups almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons date paste
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 vanilla pod seeds scraped
  • 1/4 almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 150g 80% dark choc or cacao nibs

Method:

Preheat your oven to 160 degrees and line a baking tray with foil or baking paper.
Combine the dry ingredients (180 protein powder, almond meal, baking soda & salt) into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.

Shape into small balls and place on the tray, squash down slightly and then pop in oven. Cook for 13 minutes or until deliciously golden. Let them cool slightly on a wire rack.

Enjoy!

You can view more of Keira’s recipes here.

You can also follow Keira’s Facebook page Krumbled here.

Do you have any fantastic healthy 180 recipes to share?
Do you use it for a meal replacement? Would love to hear your thought’s in the comments section below… Guy

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