Wahiki Vegan Mocha Smoothie

Wahiki Vegan Mocha Smoothie

Vegan chocolate milk

  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 4 tablespoons of cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons of agave nectar
  • 3 cups of coconut cream
  • 1 and 3 quarter cups of coconut water
  • 2 and a half cups of coconut cream
  • 2 and a half tablespoons of Wahiki coconut ice cream

Mocha

  • Up to 2 shots of espresso
  • 70g coconut shreds for the top
  • Cashew cream – 100g of cashews soaked overnight
  • Half a cup of coconut cream

In a large bowl place the 2 and a half cups of coconut cream, 1 tablespoon of agave nectar, and 3 tablespoon of cacao powder and whisk. As you’re whisking slowly add the coconut water. It will become more dense and start to mix together.

Get out a blender use half of the avocado, add a tablespoon of cacao, add the coconut oil, add 2 teaspoons of vanilla coconut sugar. Blend it up. Add this mixture into the bowl with the coconut cream. Whisk these two mixtures together. Once the chocolate milk is complete put it to one side.

In a blender add one shot of espresso, add 3 quarters of a cup of the chocolate milk, add 2 and a half tablespoon of Wahiki coconut ice cream, and add the other half of avocado. Once done top up the blender with more of the chocolate milk.

For the cashew cream you soak the cashews into half of the cup coconut cream make sure this is done the night before. Then put those into a blender until the cashews and the coconut become aerated and smooth. Place on top of chocolate milk in the glass.

For the coconut shreds in a pan medium to high with a shot of espresso and a tablespoon of agave nectar. On heat until the coffee becomes a syrup consistency. And the coconut shreds are covered in the syrup. Separate the coconut shreds from the syrup. And put the coconut shreds back into the pan to caramelize. Once they have caramelized place on top of coconut cashew cream and pour a little of the coffee syrup over the top. Place in straws and enjoy.

 

Wahiki Vegan ganache tart recipe

Wahiki Vegan ganache tart recipe

Why not try making this stunning Wahiki Vegan ganache tart for your loved ones.

Base

  • 200g pitted medjool dates
  • 100g almonds
  • 75g macadamia nuts
  • 75g pistachio

Put in blender and process until ingredients combine to form a moldable but soft dough like base, then proceed to get a 22-25cm dish or cake tin, line with baking paper, place the ingredients from the blender into the dish or tin, and press all around the outside and base of tin, have about consistently 0.5cm depth of the base and around the outsides press around constantly with a height of 1.5-2 cm covering all the baking paper. Proceed to press the date nut mix onto the inside of the tin to contain the filling. Creating a wall on the inside of the tin of at least 2cm. Put into freezer to chill for 40 minutes-1 hour.

Filling

  • 3 large avocados or 4 medium avocados (ripe)
  • 200g of liquid or melted coconut oil
  • Or half a tablespoon of agave nectar 2 teaspoons of vanilla coconut sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of cacao
  • 2 scoops of Wahiki coconut ice cream

Process in blender until ingredient combine and form a smooth substance, check for no lumps with a spatula. A quick taste. Get the base out of the freezer and add the mixture into the base. Use a spatula to make it level. Once done shake the tin to make sure that its all level. Place in the freezer for 4-5 hours.

Berry sauce recipe

  • 400g of fresh or frozen berries, preferably a mix of raspberries blueberries, either blackberries or strawberries.
  • ⅕ cup of water if using fresh berries
  • 2 medium or 1 large lemon
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Place the berries in a large pot on the stove on medium heat. If frozen start on a lower heat and let the ice melt to create its own liquid. If they’re fresh add ⅕ th of a cup of water. Zest and juice the lemon and place into the pot. Add the pinch of cinnamon. Leave for 15-20 minutes to simmer on a medium heat and add any extra water if the berry sauce needs it. After the berries have simmered place into a blender and process until it becomes a berry sauce with no lumps.

Serve
Layer the berry sauce how you would like. Weather its on the side, over the tart, patterned across the plate, under the tart. Place tart on a plate or dish once you’ve sliced the portion out. Put 2 scoops of Wahiki vanilla coconut ice cream on the side or on top of the tart, balancing out and refreshing the palette. Then add fresh berries of your liking or freeze dried fruits onto the tart.

 

Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse Recipe

Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse Recipe

Avocado’s are delicious and so healthy.  Healthy fats are so good to combine with our WAHIKI coconut ice cream.

Ingredients:

    • 2 medium sized ripe avocados
    • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
    • 5 fresh dates (pitted, chopped and soaked)
    • ¼ cup WaHiki coconut ice cream
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • pinch sea salt

Blend all ingredients in a blender and serve with berries and WaHiki coconut ice cream.

New Year NEW You – Keys to be a More Confident Person

New Year NEW You – Keys to be a More Confident Person

At WaHhiki we believe there’s power in self-confidence. Here’s how to get it.

Here are the WaHiki team’s suggestions for a self confidence boost:

1. Strengthen your mind.

Self-confidence is a state of mind that can be achieved through intentional action. Taking a “WaHiki” (Time out in Māori) to nurture your mind, body and spirit (preferably one hour a day) can be done in a variety of ways. We prefer being in the water, exercise and mediation in the morning. If you’re not taking time for yourself, then you’re allowing someone or something to shape your view of the world.

2. Replace negative with positive.

A whole new branch of psychology is dedicated to mindfulness, but it boils down to this: Negative thoughts and insecurities will always pop up. So, mindfulness practice teaches you to treat thoughts as tools. Be mindful of negative thoughts, acknowledge them, discard them and replace with a positive thought. Controlling your mind is a journey so take your time to strengthen your mind.

3. Live a lifestyle of personal growth.

Putting yourself into courses or professional relationships that force you to grow ensures that you’re always expanding, which in turn generates confidence. From therapeutic programs to leadership programs to physical programs, committing to this kind of regular growth and showing up and being fully present are the keys to confidence.

4. Learn about impostor syndrome.

Many professionals will at some point experience a psychological phenomenon known as impostor syndrome, complete with feelings of inadequacy and a fear that everything accomplished to date has been through sheer luck. To overcome this, learn to internalize accomplishments. Peer groups are a great place to talk it out and build confidence.

5. Dress for success.

No matter what level of business you’re in, it’s important to dress for the client you want, rather than the client you have. There’s this idea of working from home in PJs. The most successful people get up early and dress like they’re off for a day at the office, and it’s reflected in their attitude. When you look good, you feel good and you’re more confident, too.

6. Take an improv class.

Improv classes make you think on your toes in front of an audience. Being on stage helps grow your confidence; being in front of crowds teaches you how to think and react quickly—all things that translate well to a boardroom or public speaking opportunity.

7. Produce a high-quality personal brand.

At WaHiki we believe that a key component to building self-confidence is in publicly building one’s own brand. This can be done through the creation of high-quality content like blog posts, e-books, podcasts or video content. Even if it doesn’t receive much traction initially, the fact that you have a body of work that you are proud to refer others to can make a big difference in your self-confidence.

8. Recognise your value outside of your work.

Your self-confidence needs to be rooted in who you are completely outside of your success in business. So find ways to get connected with yourself and grow. Perhaps volunteer, do pro-bono work, meditate, work out, read, hang out with friends. Whatever it takes for you to see your value regardless of how well [you’re doing professionally].

Taking time out to Craft Clay

Taking time out to Craft Clay

At WaHiki, wellness is as important to us as our ice cream. After all, if you’re not mentally and physically fit, how can you make the most of being you? Our founders live their company’s motto Enjoy a Healthy Time Out.

This weekend, one of our founders, Haman, along with a group of his friends, tested out their clay sculpting skills. Now Haman is pretty good at clay sculpting after being a keen sculptor in the past. However, life as it does with all of us, took over and Haman had stopped doing sculpting.

Haman The BlockHe had forgotten the pleasure that using your hands to carve, mould and create with clay can bring. Although not having picked up a piece of clay in 10 years, he was enthralled and captivated by a block of Hamilton clay, crafting it into a thing of beauty.

There’s nothing like being absorbed in something for a couple of hours, enjoying a time out from the everyday challenges that all of us face in our lives. The world around you disappears, with nothing but the piece of earth in front of you as you mould and meld it to your heart’s desire.

So if you’re feeling you need to take a time out, do something where you can feel connected with yourself. What creative things did you use to love doing? When was the last time you took a WaHiki to get your hands dirty?

Your creativity may be like Haman, creating magic from a block of clay. It may be like most of us, creating something that looks like a 4-year-old would make. It doesn’t matter, it’s the joy of getting messy and allowing the creative side of your brain to take over. The fun of sharing it with friends is great for your mental wellbeing.

Here at WaHiki, we want you to enjoy a time out, love your life and know you’re better for making the decision to let life pass you by for a while. We’d also like you to share your time out with us. Just tag them #wahikiwellness, and we look forward to being your partner in loving your life.

We’ll update the pictures once Haman’s Penguin has been fired, trust us, it is amazing.

Our thanks go out to our friends Rob & Val for the experience & photos!