Each March, greater than 67,000 wholesome foodies—hippies and fits alike—descend on Anaheim, California for Expo West. It’s a Entire-Meals-come-to-life expertise, the place revolutionary meals manufacturers from world wide shill samples aspect by aspect within the title of pure meals. Right here’s a style of among the cleanest, coolest stuff we discovered:
1. Cashew milk ice cream
While you see the phrases “frozen dessert” on a package deal, you’ll be able to often assume two issues: It’s dairy-free, and it tastes solely 15% nearly as good as ice cream. Solely the primary applies to Mr. Dewie’s. Their natural espresso “ice cream” is made solely from uncooked home made cashew milk, natural cane juice sugar, natural vanilla extract, natural espresso, and a pinch of salt. And due to all of the nuts, every ½ cup serving packs 7 grams of protein.
It’s extra like a thick, creamy gelato than ice cream. And the truth that it’s a reasonably wholesome dessert is an afterthought to how unimaginable it tastes. Ari Cohen, Mr. Dewie’s founder, began making the dairy-, egg-, gluten-, and soy-free dessert when he found he was delicate to these components. “I used to be having some well being points, so I began making another pecan-and-date milk to go together with amaranth cereals and gluten-free oatmeal,” Cohen instructed me. Do-it-yourself nut milks like these are the bottom for the product, and the explanation it’s so flavorful. And whereas most ice lotions are pumped stuffed with air, Mr. Dewie’s isn’t, Cohen says—so that you get extra, pound for pound.
Mr. Dewie’s is on the market in Entire Meals Market within the Pacific Northwest, however search for nationwide distribution quickly. (mrdewies.com)
2. A uncooked, vegan, gluten-free, actually good key lime tart
Hail Merry pulls off the unimaginable with their aptly named Miracle Tart in Persian lime. One chunk into the cashew cream coconut oil ganache, and I knew it was simply nearly as good as any gluten-y model I’d had rising up in Florida. It’d be robust to inform the almond flour crust from one made with graham crackers. Plus, their desserts sit low on the glycemic index, which is nice information for anybody who loves sweets however watches their blood sugar. (hailmerry.com)
3. One of the best new misspelled inexperienced juice Subsequent I visited the Tumeric sales space—and yeah, they comprehend it’s misspelled. However since you’ll be able to’t trademark one of many world’s most studied herbs (with numerous proof that it soothes ache and irritation, fights despair, and helps forestall most cancers), Tumeric should do. Each 12 ounces of their juice has a whopping 15 grams of turmeric, plus natural spirulina and chlorella. That’s plenty of pond scum and yellow powder to style good, however the flavors are spicy, grassy, and extremely well-balanced. It’s a welcome, wildly refreshing break from inexperienced juices full of sugary fruit. I might really drink these items day by day. (tumericalive.com) 4. Algae all the pieces
[sidebar]Talking of pond scum, it’s all the trend within the meals world. San Francisco-based biotech firm Solazyme could make something out of sustainable algae. They increase algae in a matter of days in a stainless-steel fermentation chamber, and so they use it as an alternative to eggs, butter, and vegetable oils—and you will by no means style a distinction. One of the best half? Algae cuts energy, saturated fats, and ldl cholesterol whereas supplying you with hard-to-get micronutrients. I attempted the algae oil, algae milk, and—most deliciously—the algae ice cream, with a 3rd of the fats as common ice cream. It was so creamy and normal-tasting that it didn’t make sense to my mind. How might this be? “It’s loopy, proper?” mentioned Genet Garamendi, VP of company communications for Solazyme. “It’s wonderful to consider this as a brand new meals ingredient to assist with well being points, and to assist feed a planet of 9 billion folks within the close to future.” Incoming hipster pattern alert: algae ice cream socials. (solazyme.com)
5. Shelf-stable natural hummus
We’re conditioned to move to the refrigerated part for hummus tubs, however it could be migrating to the center of the shop. Pacific Meals, a Clear Meals Award-winning favourite, has taken on the problem of making a brand new shelf-stable hummus, minus all of the bizarre preservatives. It lasts two years, has solely 11 natural components, and tastes just-made. (pacificfoods.com) 6. Nutella that’s not Nutella
Chocolate spreads are among the world’s best toast toppers. However what in order for you one which’s natural, not stuffed with sugar and fats, and low on the glycemic index? There’s hope—Hope Meals, that’s. The Clear Meals winner for his or her hummus is again with a unbelievable new darkish chocolate coconut unfold. It’s fluffy and light-weight however oh-so-dark. Plus it’s gluten-, dairy-, and soy-free. Meaning the energy don’t rely, proper? (hopehummus.com) 7. Japanese ingesting vinegar
Three phrases: fermented coconut water. Should you’re questioning why you didn’t consider that, you’re a couple of thousand years too late—Japanese warriors usually chugged it as a pure vitality tonic earlier than going into battle. However what’s outdated is new once more! This contemporary-day model has simply 4 components (coconut vinegar, ginger, honey, and stevia). Add a little bit of seltzer or faucet water for an immediately fizzy, solely slightly-acidic brew, thought to ease indigestion, enhance stamina, and turbo-charge your immune system through probiotics. With a taste this scrumptious—it is like a tangier model of fresh-brewed ginger ale—ingesting vinegar is poised to develop into the following kombucha. (genkisu.com) 8. Frozen truffle mac & cheese
Have you ever been to the frozen aisle these days? It’s had fairly the face-lift because the days of wall-to-wall Lean Cuisines. We had been wowed by the brand new gamers within the frozen part, like Evol, a 2013 Clear Meals winner. Their truffle parmesan mac & cheese is insanely scrumptious, full of 15 g of protein, and solely made with completely pure non-GMO components. At Expo, they unveiled a brand-new gluten-free model with uncured bacon, too. Lastly, the deep freeze of unhealthy frozen meals has thawed. (evolfoods.com)