Guess many people have "eat healthier" on the resolution list and I absolutely say 'yaaay' to that. So just for fun I'll be listing some of my favourite iHerb grocery items. Later I'll add post my fav supplements. And now without further ado I present to you in no specific order my iHerb standard shopping goodies.
Ingredients: Dry roasted almonds. No nasty veggie or palm oils in there. I cannot handle raw almonds that well, so went for this option. Kevala's dry roasted almond butter tastes freshly roasted and creamy. No surprise it does it's quickly gone in my household.
Another product from Kevala: Coconut butter. I use it to upgrade my smoothies, yoghurt snacks or even savoury sauces for chicken or fish. It's not as smooth as Nutiva's Coconut Manna (also available at iHerb) but it's a tad cheaper.
I like coffee. A lot. The husband thinks it borders on substance abuse. (Pah! two cups a day? Puh-lease.). This Canadian brand is strong stuff but at the same time the taste is balanced and not too bitter or acidic. As the name indicates it'll give you a mighty kick in the morning. Hallelujah!
Yes, you can get Pukka tea in Hong Kong as well. But it's a wee bit cheaper on iHerb and sometimes it's hard to get hold of this delicious blend. It almost tastes like chai but without the black tea. On days when I like to go low caffeine or when I have used up my daily cups quota this is a nice tea to make you feel warm and cozy, and not jittery at all. Drank 2 cups before around dinner time and I was still able to sleep through the night.
For the ones of you who still do not know what ghee is: It's clarified butter. Does not sound really spectacular... BUT it's the Indian saturated fat equivalent of hot cakes, meaning one of the best culinary Indian inventions ever. It has this mild nutty, creamy flavour and a hint of umami. People who are lactose intolerant can handle ghee very well. It gives scrambled eggs, sauces and steaks that extra rich je-n'est-sais-quois. As Tim Ferris once said about ghee; "Try it, and thank me."
This is a true my true staple. Coconut oil is hailed as one of the healthiest cooking fats due to medium-chain-triglycerides, lauric acid and other beneficial stuff. Although coconut oil obviously smells coconutty unlike extra virgin olive oil there is no danger of its taste or smell overpowering the dish. Coconut oil has also a very high smoke point which means you can cook or fry food at higher temperatures.
This is rather a staple/ supplement for my ketogenic brethren. MCT stands for medium-chain-trigylcerides, yes the same beneficial stuff you find in coconut oil.The reason MCT is good for you is because it's metabolised differently then other fats (aka long-chain-triglycerides). It can serve as quick energy source and also promotes the production of ketone bodies which make it a valuable nutritional support for athletes. And unlike coconut oil it does not solidify when exposed to an enthusiastically air-conditioned environment. It's also a nice ingredient to fortify your bulletproof coffee.