Summer Pop!

This summer, we’re skipping the ice cream tub! So take your popsicle molder out and let’s make some healthy but yummy and organic popsicles to help you stay cool this summer!

Matcha Green Tea Popsicles

Ingredients (serves 4 pops):
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
2 tbsp coconut syrup
10 chopped almonds
Blend ingredients and pour into popsicle molds, freeze overnight, garnish with chopped almonds and enjoy!
Pistachio and Matcha Esquimal
Ingredients (serves 4 pops):
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
1 tbsp pistachios
1 tsp matcha powder 
For cacao shell:
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp cacao powder 
1/2 tbsp honey
5 chopped almonds
Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, fill popsicle molds and freeze overnight. For cacao shell melt all ingredients and mix together , coat popsicle (when hard frozen) and garnish with chopped almonds while cacao still soft.
Berry Butterfly Pea Pop and Esquimal

 

Ingredients (serves 4 pops):
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup almond milk
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tbsp lime juice (for a smooth consistency)
1/4 tsp butterfly pea powder
(mix this powder with the lime juice before blending)
For cacao shell:
1 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp cacao powder 
1/2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp apricot kernels
Using a food processor or blender mix the fruits & milk until smooth. Add lime juice (that already has been mixed with butterfly pea powder) and mix well.
Add the sweetener 1 tbsp at the time and taste.

Pour into an ice pop mold and freeze overnight.

Once Pops are ready, melt your favorite chocolate or create your own using cacao powder
& coconut oil.
Cover popsicle and coat with kernels and goji berries (be fast or chocolate will get hard and become the shell).
Keep in freezer inside ziplock bags.
Berry Ombre Popsicles
Ingredients (serves 4 pops):
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
1 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup greek yogurt
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tbsp lime juice (for a smooth consistency )
1/2 tsp blue spirulina powder
1/2 tsp pitaya powder
1/2 butterfly pea powder (mixed with a 1/2 lime juice to enhance color)
Using a food processor or blender mix the fruits, yogurt & lime juice until smooth.
Add the sweetener 1 tbsp at the time and taste. Keep blending until desired flavor.
Divide the mixture i
nto 4 bowls, leave 1 bowl with the original mixture and for the other 3 bowls add 1 powder to each and mix well.
Now you’ll have 4 bowls:
1 original
1 pitaya
1 butterfly pea
1 blue spirulina
Pour each into molds individually and f
reeze overnight.

 

Blue Spirulina Pop and Cashew Esquimal

 

Ingredients (serves 4 pops):
1/2 cup frozenblueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries

1 cup almond milk

2 tbsphoney
1/2 tbsplime juice (optiona
l for a smooth consistency )
1/2 tsp bluespirulina powder
For cacao shell:
1 tbspcoconut oil
2 tbspcacao powder 
1/2 tbsphoney
3 tbsp chopped salted roasted cashews
Using a food processor or blender mix the fruits, milk & blue spirulina powder until smooth. Add lime juice (optional) and mix well.
Add the sweetener 1 tbsp at the time and taste.
Pour into mold and freeze overnight.
Once Pops are ready, melt your favorite chocolate and coat or create your own by melting and mixing all ingredients mentioned above.
Coat the popsicle with the melted
cacao mixture and garnish with chopped cashews while cacao mix is still soft.
Keep in freezer inside ziplock bags.

 

Get your fresh and organic ingredients here.
Happy summer! Stay cool!
Recipes by: The Nomad Cooks 

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A New Year, A New You!

We don’t want you be one among those who makes new year resolutions and does not really stick to it. And hence, we have the Ripe Detox Plan for you. To ease your work, here’s the printable 7-day plan.

Let’s have a great start to 2018! #EatBetterFeelBetterbyRipe

RIPE ORGANIC DETOX PLAN

But first, Remember Foods to avoid during your detox!

  • Red meat, chicken, turkey and any meat products like sausages, burgers, and pate
  • Milk, cheese, eggs, cream
  • Butter and margarine
  • Any food that contains wheat including bread, croissants, cereals, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastry, quiche, battered or bread crumbed foods, etc.
  • Crisps and savoury snacks including salted nuts
  • Chocolate, sweets, jam and sugar
  • Processed foods, ready meals, ready-made sauces and takeaways
  • Alcohol
  • Coffee and tea
  • Sauces, pickles, shop bought salad dressing, mayonnaise
  • Salt
  • Fizzy drinks and squashes, including diet versions

7 DAY DETOX PLAN

💗Day 1

Breakfast: Banana porridge

Porridge made with water and topped with natural yoghurt, banana, raisins and sweetened with honey.

Lunch: Vegetable soup

Large bowl of vegetable soup

Dinner: Roasted Beet Noodles with Pesto and Baby Kale

Snacks: Fresh fruit salad

💗Day 2

Breakfast: Pumpkin Papaya Superfood Acai Bowl

Blend unsweetened acai smoothie, organic pumpkin, papaya, ripe banana, maca for energy boost, pumpkin spice, almond milk and add toppings like remaining banana, papaya, cashews, goji berries and pomegranate seeds.

Lunch: Guacamole with crudités

Homemade guacamole made from avocado, lemon juice, fresh chilli, tomatoes and garlic served with vegetable crudités and oatcakes.

Dinner: Carrot and ginger soup – Click here for Recipe

Snacks: Plain popcorn

💗Day 3

Breakfast: Muesli and yoghurt

Homemade muesli made from oats, seeds, nuts and dried fruit served with natural yoghurt.

Lunch: Winter Cleanse Kale Salad – Click here for Recipe

Dinner: Sweet and sour stir fry with rice

Gently fry a selection of chopped vegetables such as onions, peppers, baby sweetcorn and mushrooms. Add canned pineapple (in fruit juice), canned tomatoes, tomato purée, white wine vinegar and honey. Bring to the boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Serve with brown rice.

Snacks: Green drink powder mixed with 16 ounces’ water

💗Day 4

Breakfast: Eggs with spinach and tomato; 8 ounces green tea

Lunch:  Greek yogurt with walnuts and golden berries

Dinner: Garlic sautéed spinach and baked cinnamon apple

Snacks: Natural yogurt mixed with honey

💗Day 5

Breakfast: Peanut butter or guacamole celery boats; 8 ounces herbal tea

Lunch: Spinach-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes – Click here for Recipe

Dinner: Roasted lemon chicken with broccoli and brown rice

Snacks: Greek yogurt with walnuts

💗Day 6

Breakfast: Cottage cheese or plain Greek yogurt with blueberries, almonds, and flax or chia seeds; 8 ounces water with orange slice

Lunch: Baked chicken breast with jacket potato

Bake a chicken breast and serve with a jacket potato and steamed vegetables.

Dinner: Chinese vegetable stir fry

Stir fry a selection of vegetables such as bok choi, spring onions, mushrooms, bamboo shoots and beansprouts in a little olive oil with garlic and ginger. Serve with brown rice.

Snacks: Carrots and hummus

💗Day 7

Breakfast: Gluten-free toast with almond butter

Lunch: Spicy Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

Dinner: Potato and bean casserole

Gently fry a selection of typical casserole vegetables such as onion, carrots and parsnip in a little olive oil with garlic. When browned, add diced potato and fry for a few minutes. Add fresh vegetable stock, black pepper and your favourite beans. Bring to the boil and simmer until the casserole thickens.

Snacks: Handful of unsalted nuts and pumpkin seeds

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🛍️ Organic Fruits

🛍️ Organic Veggies

🛍️ Porridge Oats, Rude health

🛍️ Almond Milk, Rude Health

🛍️ Goji Berries, Ripe

🛍️ Muesli

🛍️Organic Free-Range Eggs

🛍️Risotto Rice Brown, Biona

🛍️ Organic Chicken Breast

🛍️ Tahini, Ripe

 

Don’t let your mind bully your body, 

June Tomaso Wood

 

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