Gula Melaka (palm sugar) has lower GI than Agave, Honey and Sugar Cane, it is a natural source of potassium, magnesium, iron, it will also provide you with Vitamin Bs and C.
Bananas are not only rich in energy and potassium but they also are a great mood boosters. They are a good source of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter, and can protect against muscle cramps during workouts.
Cacao nibs are seeds from cacao trees that are dried and roasted. These nibs are pure, raw chocolate, which can then be used to produce the commercial chocolate we see on shelves everywhere.
Cacao nibs are slightly bitter and provide a pure chocolate flavour (think very very dark chocolate)! They are amazin’ as a topping for your favourite cereals, smoothies, and desserts, and can also be used as a healthy substitute for chocolate chips in most baking recipes!
Weight: 120 g
Nuts are widely known to be healthy – and for good reason! Though small, they are nutrition powerhouses, packing quality protein, healthy fats, fibre, antioxidants, and a multitude of vitamins and minerals.
Due to their unique combination of nutrients, they are able to give a feeling of satiety, or fullness, after meals, tiding you over until your next meal.
They also can slow down blood sugar spikes when combined with a carbohydrate-rich food, like bread or oats.
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is actually a seed, but is often prepared and eaten as a grain alternative. Generally mild in flavour with a slightly chewy texture, quinoa is pleasant to eat and packed with nutrition!
Simply rinse quinoa in a sieve until water runs clear (about 2 mins). Boil 1 cup quinoa in 2 cups liquid (water/stock/milk) for 15 mins. Let quinoa stand for an additional 5 mins, and fluff with a fork before serving! Absolutely delicious!
Weight: 250 g
These slightly bitter nibs contain a compound called polyphenols which improves the heart and brain health by serving as antioxidants and inhibiting blood platelets from forming a clot.
If your blood cholesterol is somewhat elevated, cacao polyphenols may also lower your low-density lipoprotein, or “bad” cholesterol, and raise your high-density lipoprotein, or “good” cholesterol levels.
Smooth, creamy nut butter made from stone-ground whole pecans & almonds, swirled with caramelized maple and a hint of coconut! An easy way to add decadence and flavour to any recipe! Use as a Christmassy spread, dip, or topping for your favourite desserts!
Weight: 180 g