You’ve GUT this

With the COVID-19 situation evolving every day, keeping your immunity up should be a top priority—and it starts with your gut, where 70% of your immune system resides.

By now, many people are very much aware of the importance of a healthy gut. It is very clear that a healthy belly equals a healthy body.  Your gut houses a community of billions of different bacteria (probiotics) that work to make you healthier. Each kind does a different job and prefers certain foods to others. You need different types of bacteria to keep your gut in balance; more diversity in the bacteria is associated with better health. Try to include these ingredients in your daily meals to feed your gut and to make sure it is healthy and happy!

Yoghurt 

Yoghurt serves as an excellent source of good bacteria also known as probiotics, the right kind of yoghurt, not the sugar filled flavoured yoghurt but rather sugar-free full-fat version. Add some yoghurt to a frozen smoothie pack from the PnP powered by Kauai range

Eat Lots of Vegetables, Legumes & Beans

Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of nutrients for a healthy microbiota. As they are high in fibre, the body needs bacteria to break the fibre down which helps stimulate the growth of bacteria in your gut. Sources of fibre that is good for your gut: beans, legumes, broccoli, chickpeas, lentils & whole grains. 

  

 Sourdough 

Sourdough is made by fermenting the dough, it is a lot more digestible than regular bread and it releases energy a lot slower. The process of fermentation usually involves bacteria or yeast when converting the sugars into food(bread). Learn more about the SCHOON sourdough we serve here. PS. SCHOON is available at selected Checkers stores.

 Almonds

Almonds are known to have good probiotic properties. They are high in fibre & loaded with fatty acids & polyphenols which is the ultimate treat for your gut. Feeling a little peckish during the day or need a good pick me up snack, grab a handful of almonds. Or sprinkle roasted almonds over the Moroccan Chicken and chick Pea bowl on our PnP Powered by Kauai range. 

 Ginger 

Fresh ginger may assist in the production of stomach acid that also helps in stimulating the digestive system to keep moving food through the gut.  Adding ginger to your daily meals and drinks is very easy, whether you put some in soups, stews or smoothies or fresh ginger tea (hot water poured over grated ginger). 

Try out some of these tips & ingredients in your daily meals and thank us later! Remember a healthy happy gut equals a healthy body and you, you’ve gut this!

Find a list of PnP stores that stock the PnP powered by Kauai range here.

 

We’re in this together

Hi Kauai fam,

We will be closing our stores during lockdown. Our Virgin Active stores closed yesterday, and our retail stores will close at end of day today. We have spent the last few days trying to find creative ways to keep serving you our healthy, immune-boosting food & drinks, but it has become clear that the right and responsible thing to do is to close our doors for now, along with the rest of South Africa. We stand with SA and with President Cyril Ramaphosa in supporting the national shutdown, as we believe that it will help halt the spread of COVID-19, which will keep our staff, customers and country safe.

Thank-you to our amazing Kauai staff who have worked hard to help SA eat healthy over the past weeks. We are working with them to ensure that they stay safe and have access to funding during the lockdown.

We will not be offering delivery through UberEats & Mr D Food during this time – but you can still find Kauai’s protein bars, protein powders & sparkling sodas in selected Checkers, Pick n Pay, Spar and FreshStop at Caltex stores. Our Pick n Pay Powered by Kauai make-at-home smoothies and ready-to-eat healthy frozen meals are also available at selected Pick n Pay stores and are a convenient way to continue eating healthy nutritious food during the lockdown.

We look forward to re-opening our stores and continuing to help South Africans eat healthy, once the situation returns to normal. These are tough times, but we will get through them together.

Be safe,

Dean

Pick n Pay Powered by Kauai Frozen Meal Range Stockists

We’ve partnered with Pick n Pay to make healthy eating even easier.  We’ve frozen in all the benefits of our always fresh ingredients with no funny stuff.

We know you just cannot get enough of it. Get your hands on them now at the various retailers listed below & unlock the new freshness of frozen. Please note the Pick n Pay powered by Kauai is only available in South Africa.

WESTERN CAPE

Kenilworth

Somerset Mall

Canal Walk

Longbeach Mall

Tableview

Cape Gate

Paarl Mall

Gardens

Sea Point

Pinelands

Tygervalley

Claremont

Plattekloof

Constantia

Waterfront 

George

Hyper Brackenfell

Cavendish

Hout Bay

Stellenbosch Square

Rosmead

Garden Route Mall

Knysna

N1 City

Sunningdale

Tokai

Mountain Mill

Pinehurst

Table Bay Mall

Waterstone Village

Centre Point Milnerton

Somerset West

Melkbos

Caledon Mall

Hermanus

The Sanctuary Strand

Glen Garry

Bo-Kaap

Camps Bay

Lakeside

Local Kenridge

Local Pam Golding on Main

Local Welgemoed

Kenilworth Campus Store

 

EASTERN CAPE

Walmer Park

Bay West

Hyper Moffet

Langeberg Mall

Beacon Bay

Gonubie

Summerstrand

 

NORTHERN CAPE

Wonderboom Junction

Mall at Reds

Woodlands Boulevard

Menlyn Mall

Sinoville

Irene Village Mall

The Grove

Bylsbridge Promenade

Ilanga Mall

Jean Avenue

Menlyn Maine

Hazeldean Square

Lynnwood

Doornkloof

Centurion

Hillcrest Boulevard

Southdowns

Midwater Middleburg

Olympus

 

GAUTENG/ JOHANNESBURG 

Kensington

Fourways

Clearwater Mall

Bedfordview

On Nicol

The Falls

Kyalami on Main

Blackheath

Lonehill

Killarney

Randpark Ridge

Cresta

Noordstad

New Red Ruth

Cedar Road

Royldene

Mall of Africa

Rosebank

Gallo Manor

Dainfern Square

Benmore

Hyde Park

Morningside

Chilli Lane

Northlands Corner

Fourways Mall

Victory Park

The Marc

Fourways

Local Petervale

Local Senderwood

Local Constantia Square

Randsteam

Local Zambezi

Glen Curve

Ridge Terrace

Local Eastdale

Hyper Centurion

Hyper Norwood

Hyper Woodmead

Hyper Greenstone 

 

KWA-ZULU NATAL 

Hyper Durban North

Umhlanga Crescent

The Pavilion

Midlands Mall

Hayfields

Shelly Beach

La Lucia

Meer En See

Margate

Christians Village

 

OTHER

Hyper Bloemfontein

Hyper Klerksdorp

Hyper Montana (Pretoria)

Faerie Glen Hyper (Pretoria)

 

Disclaimer: Even though the above mentioned stores are among our frozen meal stockists, stores may be out of stock and we cannot guarantee that every store listed will have the products in stock. Please understand that this is out of our control and with the current situation taking place in our country we cannot guarantee availability.

Coming soon… Winter’s almost here!

Honest, responsibly sourced and innovative ingredients always!

Put them together in delicious ways, and we’ve got a menu (and you, a lunch order) as FRESH as it gets. Often this means letting the seasons and seasonal produce guide us when we decide what to put on our menu. Twice a year (summer and winter), we launch seasonal menus that not only brings the winter feels but tons of nutrients to keep you going & super healthy during the colder days.

This comes with a lot of hard work from our NPD & Innovation team. For about 6 months, they are tasting and testing the next best ingredients and deciding if they’re good enough for the Kauai menu. After that they put their chefs hats on and start working their magic (It’s actual magic).

For the launch of our winter menu, we are preparing for colder days with new functional ingredients, exciting new flavours, warm dishes, super superfoods to give you that boost and a new addition to our coffee family.

We are serving up Mexican inspired dishes loaded with antioxidants (vitamin K,C & E), healthy fats (omega 3 fatty acids) & fibre. Some hearty goodness is just what everyone needs on a chilly day, so be sure to try out our nutrient-packed warm veg stews & flavourful dishes guaranteed to keep you warm & your immune system strong.

We all want that winter glow, so keep an eye out for some new functional shots making its debut this winter. Whether it’s that beautiful glow you’re seeking or to keep your guts going, our shots are calling the shots!

We know it’s not easy getting out of bed in the morning but if you’re coffee fanatics like us, a new addition to our coffee family will sure help you get through the day. No matter what your dietary requirements are, the new products are coming to the party. If not, remember you can customise your meal and make it your own – it’s safe to say that we’ve got you covered this winter. Keep an eye out for our new menu launching in April, it will definitely give you the chills!

Just a disclaimer fam… 

The following products will be coming off the menu as the new winter menu is launched, so get it while it’s still here! Change is good and this way you are always trying something new. 😉

Breakfast: Tropical Yoghurt Pot, Protein Egg Bowl, Pesto Mushroom Bowl, Peanut butter Berry Smoothie bowl,

Salad Bowls: Parmesan Greens

Warm bowls: Mexi Fresh

Wrap: Mexi Fresh Wrap

Smoothies: Tropical Chia Smoothie

Hot drinks: Skinny Hot Chocolate

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Super Superfoods: Hemp Seeds

WHAT ARE HEMP SEEDS?

These tiny seeds come from the high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant, but don’t be alarmed, they don’t contain the active THC compound found in marijuana! They are rich in nutrients , they’re versatile & one of many great SUPERFOODS too.

WHAT MAKES THEM A SUPERFOOD:

  • Packed with protein that has a wide range of amino acids – aids feelings of satiety and provides the building blocks for muscles. Because they contain all the amino acids, they are a great source of protein for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Loaded with Magnesium which is linked to a positive effect on migraines, blood pressure, osteoporosis and PMS.
  • Rich in vitamins E (a natural antioxidant) and B (important for cellular metabolism), calcium, magnesium, iron(which helps fight fatigue & keep the immune system strong), and zinc.
  • Filled with fibre which has been linked to feelings of satiety and a healthy digestive system.
  • Omega fatty acids in the optimal ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 (the only plant source along with chia seeds that have this combination).

HEMP SEED TIPS & TRICKS

  • Boost your smoothie, ask the cashier to add some hemp seeds to your smoothie.
  • Ask for extra hemp seeds when you order a breakfast bowl and sprinkle it over your bowl.
  • Using them at home? To keep them fresh, buy small quantities and store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Add them to seeds bars, nut bars or trail mixes.
  • Mix into cooked and cooled quinoa or couscous.
  • Add to juices or smoothies.
  • Use them to up the health factor on a treat. Try dipping apple slices into dark, raw chocolate and then into a mixture of calcium-containing almond nibbles, hemp seeds and chia seeds. Allow to cool in the fridge until the chocolate has set.

KAUAI MENU ITEMS WITH HEMP SEEDS 

Nature’s Protein Smoothie 

Vegan (pea) protein, hemp seeds, spirulina blend, banana, pineapple, coconut milk, pressed apple juice.

All The Greens Smoothie 

Mango, cucumber, pineapple, celery, kale, baby spinach, pressed apple juice, chia & hemp seeds. 

Choc Protein Smoothie Bowl 

Whey protein (grass-fed), cacao, almond macadamia nut butter, frozen yoghurt, avo, dates, milk, topped with banana, coconut, cacao nibs, almonds, hemp seeds. 

Immune System Boosters

Feeding your body certain foods may help keep your immune system strong. If you’re looking for ways to prevent winter colds and the flu, your first step should be a visit to your local grocery store. Plan your meals to include these 15 powerful immune system boosters.

Citrus fruit
Citrus fruits (like oranges and lemons) are paced with vitamin C, the vitamin we all turn to when we’ve caught a cold. That’s because it helps build up your immune system. Vitamin C is thought to increase the production of white blood cells. These are key to fighting infections. Because your body doesn’t produce or store it, you need daily vitamin C for continued health. Almost all citrus fruits are high in vitamin C and we’ve got  A LOT of smoothies and shots to choose from.

There’s also some orange in the Plant Power salad and wrap for some sneaky Vitamin C!

Red bell peppers

If you think citrus fruits have the most vitamin C of any fruit or vegetable, think again. Red peppers contain twice as much vitamin C as citrus fruits. Get your peppers in the Salsa Quesadilla and Cajun Chicken salad and wrap.

BRUP BRUP BRUP Broccoli

Broccoli is supercharged with vitamins and minerals. Packed with vitamins A, C, and E, X, Y, K, L, M, (kidding, let’s only say A, C, E for now) as well as many other antioxidants and fiber, broccoli is one of the healthiest vegetables you can put in your tummy. Thai Crunch please and thank you.

Spinach is cool

Spinach made the list not just because it’s rich in vitamin C. It’s also packed with numerous antioxidants! Similar to broccoli, spinach is healthiest when it’s cooked as little as possible so that it retains its nutrients hence the smoothies and juices, people. All the, all the, ALL THE GREENS & The Parmesan Greens!

YOLO, eat your yogurt

Yogurt has cultures that may stimulate your immune system to help fight diseases. Try to get eat plain yogurts rather than the kinds that are preflavored and loaded with sugar. You can sweeten plain yogurt yourself with healthy fruits and a drizzle of honey instead ie. the Breakfast Bowl and Tropical Yogurt Pot. Yogurt can also be a great source of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and is thought to boost our body’s natural defenses against diseases.

All the Almonds please

When it comes to preventing and fighting off colds, vitamin E tends to take a backseat to vitamin C. However, vitamin E is key to a healthy immune system. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning it requires the presence of fat to be absorbed properly. Nuts, such as almonds, are packed with the vitamin and also have healthy fats. A half-cup serving, which is about 46 whole, shelled almonds, provides nearly 100 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E.

PS. The Almond Porridge Pot is still available, just ask the cashiers and our Power Oats is topped with almonds.

Chicken

Chicken is high in vitamin B-6. About 3 ounces of lean chicken meat contains 40 to 50 percent of your daily recommended amount of B-6.Vitamin B-6 is an important player in many of the chemical reactions that happen in the body. It’s also vital to the formation of new and healthy red blood cell.

Sunflower seeds & Turmeric

You may know turmeric as a key ingredient in many curries. But this bright yellow, bitter spice has also been used for years as an anti-inflammatory.

Sunflower seeds are full of nutrients, including magnesium, and vitamin B-6. They’re also incredibly high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.Vitamin E is important in regulating and maintaining immune system function. Other foods with high amounts of vitamin E include avocados (Avo toast foreva) and dark leafy greens (Juice, juice, juice).  Find turmeric and our curried sunflower seeds in the Butta Chicken Bowl and the sunflower seeds in our Plant Power salad and wrap.

More ways to prevent the flu

Variety is the key to proper nutrition. Eating just one of these foods won’t be enough to help fight off the flu, even if you eat it constantly. Pay attention to servings and recommended daily intake so that you don’t get too much of a single vitamin and too little of others.Eating right is a great start, and there are other things you can do to protect you and your family from the flu, cold, and other illnesses.

We found all these tips and facts on healthline.com one of our go-to sources when we’re not asking our nutritionist.

ANYTHING ELSE IS FOR THE BIRDS

No fishy feeds, antibiotics or cooped-up coops – only the best conditions for our chickens. Kauai stores serve chicken and eggs that are farmed free range and feather-friendly.

What is free range?

Free range means that the chickens roam freely without any constraints and are fed an organic, all-vegetarian diet that’s free of antibiotics and pesticides. Free range farms provide facilities where the chickens are able to live as naturally as possible and are able to go outside when they want throughout their laying cycle. The chickens have access to scratching areas, perches, litter and nests.

Why free range is better!

Free range chickens are known for producing eggs that are more nutrient dense than those from caged chickens. Chickens that are free to roam around, have a more versatile selection of vitamins and minerals like Vitamins B, D, A, Potassium, and Sodium. Due to the better standard of living and better quality diets, the taste of free range chicken is generally better as their quality of life and diet is a lot higher.

Why we use free range

You can’t go wrong with farmers who do the right thing, so we pick our partners for sustainability, source ethically and go to great lengths to support local producers. Kauai stores serve chicken and eggs that are farmed free range and feather-friendly. We are trying to make real healthy food accessible at all times and having free range is part of the journey to get there. We believe in giving you the best while doing the best for the environment.

 

Prioritizing your health & safety in response to COVID-19

A message from our CEO

Prioritizing health & safety in response to COVID-19

In light of the recent news that COVID-19 has arrived in SA, we wanted to share what we are doing to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our Kauai family (customers & staff):

· We are upholding the strict hygiene protocols in our stores – all staff preparing food and drinks wear gloves at all times, and staff sanitise their hands every 30 minutes; all surfaces where food and drinks are prepared are also sanitised every 30 minutes.

· We will be introducing bottles of hand sanitiser at our Kauai counters over the coming weeks. We encourage customers to sanitise their hands if they are handling cash, and before they eat.

· As a temporary measure, we are pausing the use of reusable cups in our stores. We will continue to honour the R1 discount for anyone who brings in a reusable cup (although we won’t make drinks in the cups), and will continue to run our current reusable cup promotion (buy a reusable cup and get 3 free smoothies / coffees; the free smoothies / coffees will be served in take-away or eat-in cups). Although we are currently focused on the health of our customers and staff, we are also committed to the health of our planet, and will review this on a weekly basis; we hope to reinstate the use of reusable cups as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will continue to use our smoothie cups made from 80% recycled plastic, and encourage our customers to recycle them where possible.

Health and well-being are at the heart of who we are as Kauai, and we remain committed to keeping our Kauai family safe and healthy during this challenging situation.

Dean

Here’s what you can do to take care of your health and protect others…

Wash your hands frequently.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Why? Your constantly touching many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, your hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue straight away.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, go see your doctor.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

We found these and more useful tips on the World Health Organisations website.

HEALTHY BODIES NEED A HEALTHY PLANET

Living a healthy lifestyle does not only include the way we look after ourselves, the food we eat and the amount of kilometres we run but the way we look after our environment too. We try our best to be as sustainable as possible when it comes to sourcing, preparing and serving better choices to you guys. Living a healthy lifestyle that includes looking after the planet too, does not have to feel intimidating or impossible but smart sustainable thinking from us all. 

Here’s what we’re doing (and will keep doing) to care for the planet…

Low Food Waste

By reducing our food wastage in stores we are also reducing our carbon footprint. Discarded food ends up in landfills and through decomposition produces large amounts of powerful greenhouse gasses. Too much greenhouse gasses can contribute to global warming and climate change. We ensure that we keep our food wastage to a minimum and our stores have an average food wastage of less than 1%. 

Trying to do the same? The Pick n Pay powered by Kauai range  is perfectly portioned to prevent any food wastage and to allow for every last bit to be enjoyed. 

Low Electricity Use

We use induction hobs when prepping your meals.  This is a more energy efficient way of cooking in comparison to traditional gas or electric hobs. The heat is in direct contact with the food which means less electricity needed to prepare meals.

Packaging 

All of our take away packaging including hot drink cups, straws, bowls and cardboard boxes have been designed to be 100% recyclable. Our takeaway smoothie cups are made from 80% recycled plastics. It’s your turn to contribute to a healthier planet, dispose of your take away packaging responsibly into recycling bins. 

We understand that it can get difficult trying to reduce your plastic consumption but we have made it a lot easier for you, the Kauai reusable smoothie and coffee cup helps you to reduce your plastic use and get R1 off* your smoothie or coffee. We know that straws play a major role in plastic waste, at Kauai we only make use of biodegradable and paper straws in our stores and we don’t serve our drinks with a straw. If you prefer using one, you can find one at the counter along with the coffee and smoothie cup lids.  

Responsible Sourcing

We go the extra mile so our ingredients won’t have to. You can’t go wrong with farmers who do the right thing, so we pick our partners for sustainability, source ethically and go to great lengths to support local producers. The food, the whole whole food and nothing but the food. All our fruit and veg is delivered whole, so every meal we make gets a farm-fresh start. Even our dressings are made from scratch. 

Get back to the basics of bread. Sustainably farmed, stone-milled and made the traditional way using locally sourced grains and wheat, there’s love baked in to every hand-shaped loaf of SCHOON bread. Slow fermented to be gut friendly and delicious, this is bread with benefits. Taste the upper crust of craftsmanship at your nearest Kauai today. Learn more here.

Free-Range Eggs & Chicken

All our chicken and eggs are free-range. Free-range means that the chickens roam freely without any constraints and are fed an organic, all-vegetarian diet that’s free of antibiotics and pesticides. The chickens are able to go outside whenever they want throughout their layering cycle. These farms must provide facilities where the chickens are able to live as naturally as possible, where they have access to scratching areas, perches, litter and nests, ultimately having a better quality of life. Happy chickens – better eggs!

Plant-based Menu Items 

We start off every menu item with plant based ingredients! Consuming more plant-based meals helps in preserving nature and diversity of species. Plant-based foods can reduce the impacts of climate change as the farming of vegetables and healthy grains does not produce as much greenhouse gasses. Our Plant Power Wrap  or Salad is vegan and packed with lots of nutrients and not only if fueling your body but helping the planet too. Our Nature’s protein Smoothie is a winner for almost anyone, with its vibrant colour and protein packed contents, it’s a must try!

Coffee With A Conscience 

We’ve gone through a lot of cups of coffee finding the cleanest beans, sourced to be farmer-friendly and guaranteed organic. 100% Arabica. 0% additives.

Oh my Vegan Goodness

Whether you have given up animal products completely or making a conscious effort to consume less, it shouldn’t be a difficult task for anyone and we want to make it easier for you. There is a variety of Vegan menu items that you can select from our menu like the Plant Power Wrap or Salad, Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie Bowl or Smoothie, Nature’s Protein Smoothie and so much more (look for the handy purple V  icon on our menu), it will guide you to all items plant-based. Feeling like something else ? Use these useful tips on how to veganise your meal instantly.

Meaty Mushrooms

We have an option of substituting chicken, meat or cheese in your meal to make it vegan.

Coffee Fix 

We all know that we need our coffee first thing in the morning and you shouldn’t have to give it up because of milk. Substitute the milk contents for almond milk in all our hot beverages as well as our smoothies. 

Snack time nibbles: Kauai Raw Bars 

Struggling to find something at snack o’clock? Grab one of our Goji & Acai Berry  or Cocoa Nut raw bars, they’re vegan and super yummy!

 

OUR VEGAN MENU ITEMS

Plant Power Wrap/ Salad

Our plant power wrap or salad is plant-based and protein packed with tons of goodness. Enjoy all it has to offer with ingredients like lentil, avo, cashews, orange, cabbage, rocket, kale, greens, curried sunflower seeds, vegan nut butter dressing. 

 

Nature’s Protein Smoothie 

Packed with protein and superfoods, our Nature’s Protein smoothie is made up of plant protein, hemp seeds, spirulina blend, banana, pineapple, coconut milk and pressed apple juice. 

Other smoothies: Vitamin See, All the Greens, Tropical Chia, Nut Milk, Peanut Berry Smoothie.

 

Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie Bowl 

Our nutty and antioxidant rich smoothie bowl is packed with sugar-free peanut butter, blueberries, banana, dates, almond milk, coconut milk, topped with banana, almond macadamia nut butter, coconut and chia seeds. 

 

Eating plant-based meals should not be a difficult task but should be as easy as vegan pie. We have created menu items for your convenience and to help you get in the right nutrients without any animal products present. So why not give our vegan menu items a try and let us know what you think!

Double Choc Chip Berry Protein Pancakes by The Honest Grazer

Loved by all, enjoyed at any time of the day and drizzled with almost anything. Pancakes are the best kind of cure, breakfast, lunch, dinner & dessert, we don’t care what anyone else says #PancakesForTheWin. The Honest Grazer couldn’t agree more. Her delicious Double Choc Chip Berry Protein Pancake stack is dense, full of nutritious fiber (tummy filler) and topped with antioxidants and deliciousness. 

WHAT YOU NEED:
Serves 2-3
Makes approx. 6-8 pancakes

1 cup Chocolate Oats
2 tbsp Kauai Cocoa Plant Protein Powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1.5-2 cups almond milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 slab Chocolate bar (coarsely chopped)

TOP IT WITH:
Nut butter (Try our Kauai Nut Butters! We’re nutty about them)
Raspberries
Coconut cream
Cacao nibs
Goji berries

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Mix the oats, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and blitz in a blender until it reaches a course sandy texture. Add in the liquids and blend again. The mixture should resemble a runny muffin batter. Heat coconut oil in a pancake pan over a medium heat and scoop two tablespoons of batter into the pan. Spread it a bit until it forms a circle and then sprinkle over the chopped goji berry chocolate. Let it cook until the sides start to harden and then flip to cook through on the other side. Repeat until the batter is finished.

PERFECT THE PANCAKE STACK:
Layer 1: Pancake
Layer 2: Nut butter (or try it with chocolate)
Layer 3: Crushed raspberries
Repeat with 3-4 pancakes and then top off with coconut cream, goji berries, cacao nibs and more raspberries.

Find more amazing recipes like this one on The Honest Grazer’s Instagram page. We are absolutely loving her recipes and can’t get enough!

IT’S TIME TO GIVE A LITTLE LOVE, BABEE

Kauai Raw Honey

Bees are the backbone of the environment as we know it, helping many plant and animal species by pollinating almost all the plantbased things we eat. Unfortunately, as precious as the bees are to our ecosystem, there has been an increasing worry about the rate at which bees are dying and what it means for our future.

Here are 4 extremely easy things you can do to help protect the bees:

Bees are thirsty. Put a small basin of fresh water outside your home.

Bees work really hard to produce honey and it is our duty to ensure that they are well looked after. Place a small basin of fresh clean water outside your home to allow bees to rest and drink water – they’ll appreciate it. With all the hard work in the sun, bees get thirsty and need water to help them throughout the day.

Make your garden a bee-friendly space

If you’re a plant-parent, add non-hybrid, fruit, vegetable or herb plants to your garden as this is another way to attract bees and to provide them with a source of nourishment.

Don’t fear bees, they do not want to harm you. 

As much as we fear bees, they fear us too. Their only job is to forage pollen and nectar from flowers and to bring it back to the hive to bring food for themselves and the beehive. To ensure that they do not sting you in the process of it all always stay still and calm when they are near or on you, this way, they’ll be absolutely harmless.

Buy local, raw honey

The honey you buy directly affects the way honey is being sourced, it’s gives beekeepers an indication as to how the honey needs to be sourced and how bees need to be looked after. To ensure that the honey you and others eat are sourced sustainably, buy local, raw honey that is not treated with any chemicals or other harmful substances that will endanger both the bees and the honey itself.

 Raw honey offers many health benefits and serves as a particularly healthy sugar alternative. To reap the benefits of one of mother nature’s wonders responsibly, ensure that you are buying local, real, raw honey that is sustainably sourced. The Kauai honey is sustainably sourced, 100% South African & 100& Honey, no nasty stuff.

Follow us on Instagram to learn more about how we’re working to find fresh ways to bring people food that’s simple, seasonal and sourced for sustainabilty – @kauaiglobal

‌Here’s‌ ‌to‌ ‌a‌ ‌#FOODFORWARD‌ ‌2020!‌ ‌ ‌

At Kauai we believe in a better future for good food. What’s on the radar and the next ‌big‌ ‌food‌ ‌trends‌ ‌for‌ ‌2020?‌ ‌We’ve‌ ‌rounded‌ ‌up‌ ‌a‌ ‌list‌ ‌of‌ ‌what‌ ‌foodies‌ ‌can‌ ‌watch‌ ‌out‌ ‌for‌ ‌in‌ ‌2020.‌ ‌

1. Out-of-the-Box,‌ ‌Into-the-Fridge‌ ‌Snacking

‌We’re‌ ‌all‌ ‌about‌ ‌clean‌ ‌snacks‌ ‌with‌ ‌less‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ ‌more‌ ‌convenient.‌ ‌The‌ ‌snacking‌ ‌world‌ ‌is‌ ‌changing‌ ‌as‌ ‌the‌ ‌need‌ ‌for‌ ‌on-the-go‌ ‌FRESH‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌are‌ ‌growing‌ ‌so‌ ‌that‌ ‌it‌ ‌can‌ ‌be‌ ‌easily‌ ‌devoured‌ ‌at‌ ‌any‌ ‌time.Our‌ ‌PnP‌ ‌X‌ ‌Kauai‌ ‌smoothie‌ ‌range‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌100%‌ ‌healthy‌ ‌and‌ ‌0%‌ ‌hassle‌ ‌on-the-go‌ ‌snack.‌ ‌The‌ ‌frozen‌ ‌smoothie‌ ‌mixes‌ ‌are‌ ‌packed‌ ‌with‌ ‌your‌ ‌favourite‌ ‌flavours,‌ ‌just‌ ‌toss‌ ‌it‌ ‌into‌ ‌a‌ ‌blender,‌ ‌add‌ ‌a‌ ‌liquid‌ ‌and‌ ‌enjoy.‌ ‌ ‌

Visit‌ ‌Pick‌ ‌‘n‌ ‌Pay‌ ‌stores‌ ‌now‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌your‌ ‌hands‌ ‌on‌ ‌these‌ ‌delicious‌ ‌smoothies.‌ ‌ ‌

2. Future‌ ‌thinking‌ ‌farmers‌ ‌-‌ ‌#RegenerativeAgriculture‌ ‌

Farmers‌ ‌live‌ ‌off‌ ‌the‌ ‌planet‌ ‌and‌ ‌some‌ ‌of‌ ‌them‌ ‌are‌ ‌working‌ ‌really‌ ‌hard‌ ‌behind‌ ‌the‌ ‌scenes‌ ‌to‌ ‌restore‌ ‌and‌ ‌nurture‌ ‌damaged‌ ‌soil.‌ ‌This‌ ‌also‌ ‌means‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ ‌better‌ ‌for‌ ‌you‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌environment.‌ ‌These‌ ‌are‌ ‌our‌ ‌kind‌ ‌of‌ ‌farmers‌  ‌(obviously!)‌. ‌We‌ ‌believe‌ ‌in‌ ‌using‌ ‌the‌ ‌very‌ ‌best‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌that‌ ‌are‌ ‌sourced‌ ‌sustainably,‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌why‌ ‌we‌ ‌recently‌ ‌introduced‌ ‌Schoon‌ ‌bread‌ ‌in‌ ‌our‌ ‌stores.‌ ‌Made‌ ‌from‌ ‌100%‌ ‌South‌ ‌African‌ ‌grain‌ ‌that’s‌ ‌farmed‌ ‌sustainably‌ ‌with‌ ‌biodynamic‌ ‌methods.‌ ‌Learn more about how we source and select our ingredients and suppliers. 

3. Spread‌ ‌the‌ ‌love‌ ‌

Spreads‌ ‌and‌ ‌butters‌ ‌are‌ ‌here‌ ‌to‌ ‌stay.‌ ‌We’ve‌ ‌introduced‌ ‌a‌ ‌range‌ ‌of‌ ‌spreads‌ ‌that‌ ‌will‌ ‌not‌ ‌only‌ ‌be‌ ‌loved‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌spread‌ ‌but‌ ‌will‌ ‌be‌ ‌a‌ ‌great‌ ‌addition‌ ‌to‌ ‌smoothies‌ ‌or‌ ‌even‌ ‌a‌ ‌salad‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌drizzle.‌ ‌The‌ ‌spreads‌ ‌are‌ ‌made‌ ‌with‌ ‌minimal‌ ‌ingredients‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌main‌ ‌feature‌ ‌being‌ ‌the‌ ‌nuts‌ ‌of‌ ‌course.‌ ‌Our‌ ‌honey‌ ‌is‌ ‌100%‌ ‌local‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌made‌ ‌using‌ ‌responsible‌ ‌practices‌ ‌that‌ ‌respect‌ ‌the‌ ‌environment.‌  ‌It’s‌ ‌free‌ ‌from‌ ‌flavourants‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌sustainably‌ ‌sourced‌ ‌from‌ ‌African‌ ‌honey‌ ‌bees.‌ ‌ ‌

4. Life is better with bubbles

Consumers‌ ‌are‌ ‌concerned‌ ‌about‌ ‌sugar‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌ever‌ ‌but‌ ‌the‌ ‌craving‌ ‌for‌ ‌a‌ ‌carbonated‌ ‌something‌ ‌has‌ ‌not‌ ‌gone‌ ‌away‌ ‌with‌ ‌it.‌ ‌We‌ ‌listened‌ ‌and‌ ‌have‌ ‌introduced‌ ‌our‌ ‌new‌ ‌flavour-forward‌ ‌sparkling‌ ‌sodas.‌ ‌Our‌ ‌three‌ ‌flavours,‌ ‌mango‌ ‌passion,‌ ‌tangerine‌ ‌and‌ ‌litchi‌ ‌are‌ ‌not-too-sweet‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌on-the-go‌ ‌refresher.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌free‌ ‌from‌ ‌kilojoules,‌ ‌preservatives,‌ ‌sugar,‌ ‌sweeteners‌ ‌and‌ ‌guilt.‌ ‌Each‌ ‌flavour‌ ‌comes‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌beautifully‌ ‌designed,‌ ‌colourful‌ ‌can‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌Instagram‌ ‌cameo.‌ ‌

 

 

GPP X KAUAI PHOTOWALK

We have partnered with Gesant Abed, Cape Town based photographer/ traveler/ urban explorer, to roam the vibrant streets of the Mother city alongside other enthusiasts to enjoy a day in the sun and capture the very best of what this beautiful city has to offer. 

“Photowalks are there to allow your creative juices to flow, in a safe environment with like minded people”- GPP, Gesant Abed 

The collaboration was a great fit for both Kauai and G Portrait Project (GPP). We brought some bubbles to the streets of Cape Town with our guilt-free sparkling sodas. Not only were the beautiful streets captured but our beautifully designed and colourful cans were featured too, we don’t know what could make these pictures any better. 

Our sparkling sodas are free from preservatives, sugars and sweeteners. All three variants are flavoured with not-too-sweet, fruity touches balanced with crisp bubbles. Our thirst-quenching sparkling sodas comes in three great flavours, litchi, mango passion and tangerine.

TRAIL TO TRUCK

The Kauai Fresh truck made another appearance on a hot Sunday morning where we combined mankind’s favourite thing-free stuff with our refreshing smoothies. Our team gave hikers, trailers,cyclists, bikers and dog walkers a refreshing smoothie to end off what seemed to be a good Sunday morning sweat session. Many passersby couldn’t believe that we were handing out free smoothies. However, our sole purpose was to give them a taste of summer, a refreshing drink to end off a great morning in mother nature. We trailed to different locations to make sure that the goodness was spread all over. If you’ve missed us, don’t shed a tear, we will be making another appearance soon, we’ve got all summer long. 

Keep on trailing, we will see you soon!

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