Archive for July, 2017

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Base:
3 apples, peeled and chopped
3 cups berries
¼ cup water
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
Topping:
2 cups oats/natural muesli
1 cup quinoa
1 cup mixed nuts, seeds, coconut
1/2 cup honey
Method:
Place fruit into a baking tin or dish, ready for the crumble. Add the water,
cinnamon and honey and bake until the apple is soft. About 40 minutes at 160
degrees.
In another bowl, mix together the oats, quinoa, mixed nuts and seeds. Drizzle
the honey over while mixing, aiming to cover the whole of the mixture lightly.
Once the fruit is soft, add the crumble mixture on top and bake for another 30
minutes or until golden brown, being careful not to burn it.
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
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Ingredients:
3 cups frozen raspberries
1 frozen banana
½ cup coconut water
2 tablespoons of honey
Method:
Blend berries and banana with a high-speed blender until smooth, slowly add
coconut water and honey, while blending until you have a thick but smooth
consistency.
Serve immediately. This is so delicious and refreshing!
Serves: 2
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: Nil

 

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White layer:

2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup coconut butter (melted)

¼ cup coconut cream

2 tsp vanilla

2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Pinch of salt

Purple Layer:

2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup coconut butter (melted)

1/2 cup coconut cream

2 tablespoons Sujon Blackcurrant powder

2 tsp vanilla

2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Pinch of salt

Desiccated coconut for sprinkling on top

 Method:

For the white layer: In a blender whiz the coconut until it becomes a fine powder, you may have to stop and scrap down the sides and whiz again. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until all combined.

Place the mixture into about an 8 inch slice tin lined with baking paper. Press down with the base of a cup (or something with a flat surface) to ensure it is firm and even into the tin. Set it aside in the freezer while you make the purple layer.

For the purple layer: Use the same directions as above just adding the purple layer ingredients (more coconut cream and Sujon’s Black currant powder).

Take the white layer out of the freezer and press the purple layer evenly over the top. Let it set in the freezer about 20-30 minutes and then take it out, cutting it into even squares. Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Makes: approx 12-14 pieces, depending how big you want them!

Preparation: 30-35min

Setting time: 20-30min

beauty concept skin aging. anti-aging procedures, rejuvenation, lifting,Okinawan Japanese love of ‘purple sweet potatoes’ is good news for Sujon’s blackcurrant consumers concerned about aging!

A UK research team visited the Island of Okinawa in Japan and spent a lot of time talking to the Okinawans. They wanted to understand how and why Okinawans seemed to age better than virtually any other social group on earth. Brain disease amongst the Okinawans was 50% that of Western societies; they had on average 80% less chance of a heart-related health issue than Western societies; and they lived longer.

The Okinawan diet was believed to hold the key for their elevated anti-aging health statistics with Okinawan’s eating an extraordinary amount of purple sweet potatoes: on average half a KG each per day.

The research team was headed by Dr Paul Kroon, of the Institute for Food Research, Norwich University, in the United Kingdom. Dr Kroon explained in the interview that he believed the anthocyanin’s in the sweet potatoes were the cause of the benefits. Anthocyanin’s give foods a distinctive vibrantly purple colour.

According to Dr Kroon’s research Purple Sweet Potatoes contain 53mg/100gm of anthocyanin’s. Other foods tested by the team were: blueberries 161mg/100gm; blackberries 161mg/100gm; aubergine 86mg/100gm; red cabbage 40mg/100gm. But they found that the star of the purple food group were blackcurrants with an exceptional 592mg/100gm.

Dr Kroon’s advice for Western societies was to enjoy more purple food in the diet and especially blackcurrants.

Sujon’s frozen blackcurrants (available throughout NZ in supermarkets) and Sujon Blackcurrant powder (available on-line or in most health food stores) are rich in purple anthocyanin’s! Both can be enjoyed as part of a regular balanced nutritional diet.

Important: the above information addresses the topic of aging and will be of strong interest to many Sujon blog-readers. It certainly signals an exciting nutritional concept. But it is important to stress the following:

•The research is indicative of a possible value to humans but nothing is proven yet.

•The amount of blackcurrants needed to provide any possible value to humans isn’t known yet and people should enjoy blackcurrants as part of a balanced diet of many foods; especially fruits and vegetables.

•Readers should not use the above information in any way to treat themselves without discussing first with their medical advisor.

‘The Berryblogger’.