Lucuma Snowballs

December 12, 2019 0 Comments



Our Aussie climate sports little, scratch that, no snow during the festive season, and so we thought we'd create some of our own with some snow balls! These little delights are the perfect tasty snacks for the big and small kids alike. The Lucuma ice-cream center is full of healthy goodness, using The Grove Organic Lucuma and Mesquite Powders all the way from Peru, where they grow supporting fair trade co-ops and in turn the local community. Mesquite brings a beautiful honey-maple sweet flavour and the Lucuma adding some more natural sweetness, and some cinnamon, nutmeg and clove for a fabulous festive flavour. The centers are then coated in a sweet, crispy white coconut snow-shell.
Did you know that Lucuma ice-cream is a popular dish in Peru, which makes sense since the Lucuma fruit is one of the their most revered native fruits, a national fruit even.
Healthy, sustainable and fair. The best way to celebrate Halloween with friends and family — no toxins in sight.

Lucuma (β-carotene)
Lucuma contains β-carotene, which gives its flesh the beautiful orange colour. β-carotene is converted into Vitamin A by the body. Vitamin A is able to enhance the immune system but also supports the health of the eyes as well as teeth and cell health (skeletal / soft tissue).
Lucuma (Vitamin B3 (niacin))
Vitamin B3 helps cell health, as well as with the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins (and alcohol), it also helps with the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol (studies showing it raises good and lowers bad cholesterol).
Cashews
Cashews are a great source of vitamins and minerals, 100g of Cashews contain the following RDAs of 2 key compounds; 31% copper (anti-oxidant), 20% magnesium (working with copper to provide bone strength, as well as with melanin and elastin to aid flexible joints) 17% phosphorus and 12% vitamin K (essential for building strong bones).
Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats which increase the bodies healthy cholesterol (known as HDL) which helps promote heart health, lowering the risk of heart disease. It also helps to convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols.
Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is one of the most natural forms of sweetener. Real Maple Syrup that is, which is tapped straight from the tree with no processing.


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