The holiday season is over. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthier, and you’re one of those people who can’t give up sweets so easily, not to worry! GuavaPass team Hong Kong, who are compulsive office snackers, have short-listed five of their favourite sweet craving satisfiers. Incredibly delicious, and filled with natural, organic grass-fed ingredients, satisfy that sweet tooth in a healthier manner!
Protein Ice Cream and Paleo Pieces by Ice ‘N’ Lean
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you should ever stop eating ice cream! One of the newest products to hit the market is protein ice cream by Ice ‘N’ Lean (INL). Co-founders husband and wife duo Gareth and Christiana and close friend Alex, felt there was a gap in the market for foods that felt like cheat foods but were genuinely healthy.
INL has 4x more protein than Haagen Daaz and other popular vegan ice creams as well as a 75% lower sugar content! Making sure you have enough protein in your diet is essential to maintaining and optimizing your health as it assists the body with every biological function from losing weight, to muscle repair and is an aid to anti-aging skin!
INL also offers paleo products which is a proprietary blend of raw organic almond and cashew butter, topped off with a layer of 85% organic dark chocolate.
INL is available at some of our select studio partners like Torq Cycle, Ursus Fitness, Spark Fight & Fitness, or you can also order online (http://icenlean.com/).
We absolutely love this hand-made raw organic chocolate from Melbourne. It is vegan friendly, contains NO dairy, soy, refined sugar and is gluten free! The bars come in over ten different flavours made of the most natural ingredients like goji berries, nuts, agave nectar, pure Himalayan crystal sales, and are all packaged by hand with recyclable and earth friendly materials.
Our favourites are the Fig & Wild Orange, and the Coconut and Goji. Contrary to the famous M&M slogan (reminder: “melts in your mouth, not in your hand”), we do recommend you keep this product refrigerated. Due to the low melting point of the coconut butter, this will melt into a gooey mess in your fingers!
We recently gave out 150 bars of this delightful goodness on our Morph Day (check out our YouTube page for the video – click here!) and if you’re lucky we just might do it again in a location near you!
Cocoroons by Green Vitamin
These raw coconut macaroons are dense,chewy, and full of goodness. It’s different from your typical macaroon but it definitely has some similar traits.
Each batch is hand-made and dehydrated under 46ºc to keep as much of the benefits from the enzymes and nutrients.. They come in four different flavours: organic strawberry, cinnamon, ecuadorian cocoa and the newly launched green tea & moringa.
The cocoroon is just one of a slew of many fantastic products Green Vitamin has to offer. Starting as a wheatgrass specialist they now stock everything from probiotic yoghurt, to organic raw kale chips. Available on www.guavapass.com/perks.
Acai Bowl at Be-Juiced
Finding a good Acai Bowl in Hong Kong is hard but Be-Juiced wins hands down!A personal favourite of GuavaPass co-founder Jeffrey Liu, Be-Juiced isconveniently located on Lyndhurst Terrace in Central; very accessible after a workout. Be-Juiced imports the Sambazon Acai Berry puree from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest to produce tasty, antioxidant rich and healthy Acai Bowls. Acai is considered to be one of the most nutritious fruits on earth as it contains the rare but beneficial trio of essential fatty acids (healthy fats), fiber and amino acids.
Be-Juiced’s selection of 16 fruits and superfood toppings like chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berry, rawnola (3 homemade choices), coconut flakes, bee pollen, raw honey and many more. is perfect for a healthy breakfast on the go, lunch, or a snack to satisfy your sweet cravings. If you’re aGuavaPass member you’ll get 10% off this low-calorie, guilt-free treat.
QUOnola by QUO
Four close friends and sisters – Vanessa, Karen, Jennifer and Melody founded QUO with a strong belief that kefir (a live probiotic culture packed with multiple strains of bacteria and healthy yeast, similar to yoghurt) is an important ingredient to achieve a healthy gut. Kefir aids the digestive system, and helps better absorption of essential nutrients your body needs for optimum health. They started by experimenting with local ingredients in their own kitchen to create these sensational coconut kefir products which became quite the hit!
One of their best sellers is their low-sugar handmade gluten free granola with gluten-free rolled oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, goji berries, coconut oil and flax seed meal. We recommend eating it with QUOgurt products.