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  • RAW CHOCOLATE LOVE TARTS

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      These Raw Chocolates Tarts are easy to make at home and are a wonderful healthy dessert that taste amazingly decadent! You can pick up the highest quality raw cacao and DIY almond milk kits in our new retail space in store. Ingredients Base – ¼ cup of desiccated coconut ¼ cup of almonds 2 tablespoons of raisins A tiny pinch of salt Process the base ingredients in a food processor or pulse in a blender until they form a crumble. Press the base into two heart shaped tart pie tins. Alternative, you can press the base into two glasses if you don’t have the heart tins! Filling – 2 ripe bananas 1 ripe avocado 2 teaspoons of almond meal 2 teaspoons of coconut nectar 2 heaped tablespoons of cacao ¼ cup of almond milk 2 tablespoons of coconut oil Blend all ingredients except the coconut oil in a high

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  • DIY COCONUT MILK – THE HOW’S AND WHY’S

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    Coconuts are indeed one of natures most nutritious and amazing super foods. From the water to the flesh to the oil, coconuts are considered to be the single most nutritious food on the planet! Enjoying natural coconut products on a regular basis has numerous health benefits. Coconut flesh and coconut oil has been shown to contribute to healthier skin and hair, lower cholesterol levels, assist weight loss, increase levels of immunity and improve digestion and metabolism. It has been shown to provide relief from kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and other viruses and illnesses, both internal and external. The reason it is so effective is because of the high levels of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid in coconuts. The presence of these acids contributes to coconuts antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. These fatty acids are referred to as short-term, medium-chain saturated fatty

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  • WHY ORGANIC?

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    Organically grown food has a wealth to offer the body and the planet. Organic food has been shown to have more vitamins, minerals and nutrients than conventional food and no harmful chemicals, pesticides or toxins that when ingested can damage the immune system and nervous system. Choosing organic is important as the amount of pesticides and chemicals being used in commercial farming continues to rise, contaminating the air, earth and water as well as our bodies. For example, conventional strawberries have been known to use up to 300 pounds of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers and fungicides per acre! A 12 year study concluded that organic food has higher mineral and trace mineral content and also contains more iron, potassium, magnesium and calcium than conventional produce. Spinach was found to contain up to 78% more vitamin C than conventional spinach. Organic crops also proved to have a dry weight of 69-96%

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  • THE ACID AND ALKALINE BALANCE

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    You may have heard the words acid and alkaline in reference to diet before. Why is it important to include more alkaline foods in the diet and what are alkaline foods?! The most ideal diet is one that helps the body remain at a ph. level close to 7.0. Many foods, thoughts and environmental conditions in our present time add to an acidic condition in the body. Eating foods such as grains, flour products, flesh foods, dairy, eggs, processed foods, sugar, food additives and cooked fats causes the body to constantly exist in an acidic state. When the body is acidic, it becomes a breeding ground for disease to form and spread. Disease can only live in an acidic environment. By eating more alkaline foods, remaining physically active, focusing on positive thoughts and being in a clean and uplifting environment, it becomes possible to support a highly energized, well functioning, perfectly

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  • ORGANIC APPLE & DATE MUESLI SLICE

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    We always get lots of wonderful questions from customers about what sweetener we use and we are always happy to inform people that we are loyal to rapadura for our recipes. You can read more about rapadura on our blog post here. You can substitute rapadura in any recipe that calls for regular sugar. This recipe for muesli slice is free from dairy and refined sugars and uses natural and organic ingredients that make it a healthy option for you to make at home. Kids and people of all ages love this simple and delicious treat. Ingredients: 3 cups of oats 1/2 a teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon of ginger 1/2 a teaspoon of cardamom ½ cup of rapadura sugar* 1 apple grated 2 tablespoons of  tahini or almond butter 2 tablespoons of flax meal ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup dried apricots diced

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  • THE GOOD NEWS ON COFFEE

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    Coffee seems to regularly receive a bad wrap in the media and findings appear to seesaw back and forth between whether coffee is an insidious substance to avoid or a beverage to embrace. The latest research coming out of a long-term study at Harvard has shown that coffee does indeed have benefits when it comes to health, wellbeing and longevity. Researchers looked at the relationship between coffee consumption and overall mortality using 130,000 volunteers. At the start of the study, these healthy men and women were in their 40s and 50s and they were followed for 18 to 24 years to track their diet and lifestyle habits, including coffee consumption. The research did not find any relationship between coffee consumption and increased risk of death from any cause- death from cancer or death from cardiovascular disease. Even people who drank up to six cups of coffee per day were at

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  • CHOCOLATE BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL

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    This smoothie bowl could actually fool you into believing you are enjoying dessert for breakfast! Its also full of healthy omegas, magnesium, antioxidants and iron as well as being nourishing, sustaining, energising and hydrating. Ingredients- 1/4 cup of soaked chia seeds (I soak mine overnight in almond milk) 1/2 a dozen frozen strawberries 1/2 a cucumber 2 kale leaves 1 heaped teaspoon of acai or maqui powder 1 teaspoon of maca powder 2 teaspoons of cacao powder 1/4 of a ripe avocado 1/4 cup of almond milk Blend all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Pour into a bowl and top with- Toppings- 1/2 teaspoon of shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon of cacao nibs 1/2 teaspoon of cranberries a handful of ripe strawberries and red grapes a sprinkle of chia seeds Optional- your favourite raw chocolate granola! Enjoy!   You can find raw cacao in our new retail section. For more

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  • ALMOND MILK – THE TASTIEST, EASIEST & MOST VERSATILE MILK

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    Almond milk is a wonderful alternative to dairy milk for people who either cannot tolerate dairy, for those who choose to embrace a vegan diet, or for anyone wishing to add a healthy, natural milk to their lifestyle. Almond milk not only tastes delicious, it is full of vitamins, minerals, healthy omega’s and best of all, it is quick and easy to make at home! Store bought almond milk often contains around 1% almonds. Many brands also add artificial flavours and are laden with sugar. Almonds are also a highly sprayed crop, even in Australia, so store-bought almond milk is likely to contain pesticides and chemical residues. Making your own almond milk at home is a way of taking your health back into your own hands. It is a simple process of soaking your almonds overnight, straining them and rinsing them the next morning, blending them with filtered water and

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  • THE BUZZ BEHIND BUCHI KOMBUCHA

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    Kombucha has taken the country by storm the last few years. Upon first taste, people can be taken aback by the fermented, fizzy liquid, alas, it is a taste and sensation that people learn to love quickly. If you happen to ask the average consumer what kombucha actually is, you may get a vague answer that includes the words ‘fermentation’ or ‘microbes’ or ‘friendly bacteria’. People seem to have some idea that this bubbly, champagne-like drink is indeed good for them, but just how good it is, may not always be known nor appreciated. Buchi on the other hand have not only developed a bottled kombucha that tastes delicious and appeals to people from all walks of life, they are also on a mission to educate their consumers and to heal and promote the wellbeing of their community and beyond. When we decided to start serving kombucha at Ground Organics,

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  • THE BENEFITS OF RAPADURA

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    At Ground Organics we love using Rapadura as our sweetener of choice in all of our desserts and as an optional addition to your hot drinks. Why do we love it? Rapadura sugar is an unrefined, natural cane sugar that is pressed and naturally dried at low temperatures, allowing the sugar to maintain the nutritional properties of the natural plant. Rapadura has a fine grain texture, a unique caramel flavour and is a beautiful golden colour. Rapadura is extracted from the sugar cane plant using a slow, man-powered press. The pure juice is then evaporated at a low heat whilst being constantly stirred to ensure that the sugar liquid never exceeds certain high temperatures and is consistent the whole way through. The sugar is formed into hard dry blocks that are then ground to produce a grainy sugar. This natural process ensures that the sugar molecules are not altered nor

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“If you want to make that glass of juice actually worth drinking, make sure it`s cold pressed. I don’t bother drinking anything but. Cold pressed juice retains all of the vitamins and minerals from the vegetables it came from, so you’ll reap maximum benefits. It’s the best way to cleanse and nourish your body.”
– Jess Ainscough, Author & Speakerthewellnesswarrior.com.au

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