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Ingredients

3 cups Sujon Frozen Berries of your choice (I used strawberries)

Method:
Defrost berries until soft and then using a blender or food processor blend
until smooth.
Line a baking tray with gladwrap/plastic wrap and evenly pour
the blended berry mixture onto the tray.
Set your oven to about 80 degrees and cook for about 6 hours, every oven is different and some don’t get low enough, you can also use a dehydrator overnight, but as ovens vary, I would check it after 4 hours to see how its going.
I tried mine at 80 degrees and it worked well.
Other recipes have added lime or lemon juice and honey, sugar or various
sweeteners, I choose to try it without any added ingredients to see if it would
work and still be tasty.
It worked great and I would only add sweetener if you have a sweet tooth, it did have a slightly bitter taste, but I liked it!
Preparation time: Defrosting time + 5-10minutes.
Cooking time: 6 hours -estimate, depending on your oven.
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Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspsoon baking soda
1 cup oat flour
½ cup almond flour
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil (plus more for cooking)
½ cup milk (of your choice)
Method:
Beat the eggs and banana together until smooth, baking powder, baking soda, salt,
nut butter, coconut oil (melted) and milk and blend again.
Fold in the oat and almond flours until well combined.
Heat a non-stick fry pan with a little coconut oil until hot, but not too hot, they
will easily burn.
I used a ¼ cup measuring spoon to scoop out the batter into the pan, gently spread it out evenly and leave until you see small bubbles appearing on the surface, and the top not so wet.
Flip and cook for another minute on the other side.  These pancakes will take a little longer to cook than regular pancakes.
Serve with a generous helping of defrosted Sujon berries, coconut yoghurt, and chopped banana and enjoy with a drizzle of maple syrup!
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20-25minutes
Cooking time: Up to 30mins (cooking in batches)

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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

Abstract Conclusion
Do you suffer from asthma? Then maybe you should try blackcurrants… Latest research findings support the potential for blackcurrant polyphenolic compounds to reduce eosinophil recruitment and alleviate eosinophilic-driven airway inflammation, which means blackcurrants are GOOD for asthma sufferers!

References
Blackcurrant proanthocyanidins augment IFN- -induced suppression of IL-4 stimulated CCL26 secretion in alveolar epithelial cells Molecular Nutrition & Food Research Early View – May 2010 Suzanne M. Hurst, Tony K. McGhie, Janine M. Cooney, Dwayne J. Jensen, Elaine M. Gould, Kirsty A. Lyall, Roger D. Hurst

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This is so easy it’s embarrassing when people ask you for the recipe. It tastes creamy but it’s got no fat added and it tastes so good you can’t believe it’s good for you. It’s a superb breakfast drink or can be watered down more for a very relaxing non-alcoholic drink on a hot summers night. And it could be the ideal next-morning pick-you-up: Blackcurrants relax blood vessels in the body, and hangover headaches are caused by blood vessels tightening around the grey matter. So if you feel better you know why!

You need:
I cup Sujon Blackcurrants
1 cup chopped apple (leave skin on but take out the core)
1 cup apple juice
1 cup ice cubes
What to do:

– Add all to blender and blend for minute or so until creamy and no large fruit pieces left.
– Stir occasionally if it’s left sitting before drinking.
– Go for it!

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“It took less than a week for me to notice the effects of Sujon Blackcurrant Powder on a recurring muscle injury. I take the powder daily as well as after long training sessions, and just wish I had tried Sujon Powder before spending hundreds of dollars on sports physiotherapy and podiatrist consultations! Exercising in high heels is really hard on my ankles and it’s great to wake up in the morning without them feeling stiff and sore”.
Sarah Bevernage – International Dance Sport Competitor

We met Joanna at the Christchurch Food Show last week and we are happy to hear she’s getting great results from our blackcurrant powder…

“Sujon Blackcurrant powder is invaluable. It has made a huge difference to my energy during training and also speed of muscle recovery and decreased muscle soreness after training. There has also been a noticeable decrease in visual strain from my computer screen. I will never be without this product again… Thanks again for providing such an outstanding product – the more people that understand the benefits the better, I am certainly encouraging our company to try it!” – Joanna Lumsden, Online Consultant – House of Travel, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Kelly summited NZ’s highest peak, Mount Cook in December 2009. She talks about her experience with the blackcurrant powder…

“The powder gave me the ability to train harder and longer for the climb… it helped me recover phenomenally quickly. I was stoked, following the climb that week I was out running, muscle fatigue was non-existent.”

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Dawn Chalmers – Sports Physiotherapist and NZ’s number one ranked female boxer has SuJon Blackcurrant powder in her corner…

“I noticed the great effects of Sujon Powder right from the first time I used it and I think this product really rocks. The high impact nature of competitive boxing often results in delayed-onset-muscle soreness (DOMS) and the Sujon powder really helps me combat this. I take one tea-spoon after training and feel great the next morning.

This powder really does what it says, tastes nice and I love that it is low in calories, convenient to use and available when ever I need it. It’s great to be able to recommend a natural, NZ made product to my patients including international and recreational athletes.

It is great to have the advantages of Sujon powder in my corner in my quest to qualify for the Olympics.”

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Nelson Giants player is on the juice and its helping him to be his best…

“I began taking the blackcurrant powder at the start of our preseason conditioning phase. I came to this phase in worse shape than usual, and was expecting stiffness and pain from the sessions to be worse than in previous years. In fact, I felt better in the mornings following training than I have in the past 10 years of preseason training. As well as decreased muscle stiffness and fatigue, I felt like I had more energy than in the past.

My physical training now involves a lot of power specific weight sessions, which are typically very jarring, and hard on the muscles and joints causing muscle pain in the next 2 days. Again my body feels better than ever, with minimal stiffness and muscle fatigue. It means I can train better day after day.

Sujon Blackcurrant is now a regular part of my pre-training and recovery regime, and it will be for the rest of my playing career.”

You can purchase SuJon Blackcurrant powder online at http://www.sujon.co.nz/powder.htm.

Nelson Giants player Mike Fitchett uses Sujon Blackcurrant as a regular part of his pre-training and recovery regime.

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