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Sweet Advice For Aligning Your Life

I have been in love with dessert my whole life. I am one of those people that would be happy just eating dessert rather than real food. That’s why I love Frozen Fruit Co it’s frozen fruit that tastes like dessert. Plus, it is guilt free because it is made with real fruit and no preservatives and tastes amazing. What more can a girl ask for?

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My name is Teresa Coltrin and I am life coach specializing in helping people learn how to manage their Inner Critics to overcome negative thinking. We all have an Inner Critic, it is the negative self-talk we have with ourselves. My Inner Critic is a perfectionist and can lack confidence and loves to fill my mind with fear, worry and doubt when I am feeling out of alignment. But I have learned the best way to manage my Inner Critic, is to create the time and space to practice self-love and proper nourishment.

Another reason why I love Frozen Fruit Co is because it makes me feel really good physically and mentally after I eat it, because it is healthy fruit. To help my clients manage negative thinking I teach them how to pay attention to the way they are feeling physically.

It’s actually how we feel physically, that impacts the way we think. And the way we think about ourselves, is how we show up in life. When we physically feel good or bad our thoughts tend to match the energy of how we are feeling. It’s so important to focus on doing things in life that make you feel good so that you can think good thoughts and create more good in the world.

We already know that we feel better when we have proper rest, good nutrition and exercise. So why don’t we stick to this? The obvious answer is life is busy and unpredictable. It is up to us to take responsibility to show up for ourselves and make time and space to make sure we take proper care of our health.

Here’s a few quick tips that can help you start your day off in alignment with your health.

  1. Drink hot water when you wake up in the morning and throughout the day to help with digestion and kill off any cold or flu viruses that doctors say start in our guts;
  2. Each morning, write down three things you are grateful for and three things you love about yourself. This helps shift your mind to positive thinking and aligns you with self-care; and
  3. Be present in your life and decide to let go of anything that might limit you and make you feel bad and focus on creating and doing more things that make you feel good.

Teresa and MichaelAnd if you love dessert as much as I do treat yourself with a delicious, guilt free Frozen Fruit Co cup of yummy goodness. My favorite is adding the chocolate shell or chocolate chips. Yum!

You deserve to be happy and thriving in your life, so you can share your light with the world! So, love yourself and take good care of you!

If you want guidance with learning how to overcome negative thinking or creating a routine to support your wellbeing sign up for a free coaching session with me (teresa@letgolivecoaching.com), I would love to support you.

For additional resources please check out my website (LetGoLiveCoaching.com) or subscribe to my YouTube channel to watch my coaching vides (Teresa Coltrin). You can also follow me on Instagram or Facebook: @letgolive.

Love and light,

Teresa

About Teresa.

Teresa Coltrin is passionate about helping people learn how to manage their Inner Critics, so they can free themselves from negative thinking and align with their true purpose in life.

Teresa is the founder of Let Go. Live. Coaching, a coaching practice dedicated to supporting women learn how to overcome negative thinking, how to remove fear, worry, doubt and how to increase confidence in speaking their truth without having guilt.

A certified professional life coach through the institute Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Teresa’s passion for helping others has been a lifelong pursuit that started many years ago in high school, where she was a peer counselor. As she began her own healing journey after losing her father from pancreatic cancer, ending her marriage, and experiencing job loss—all within a very short span of time—she was so inspired by all the knowledge and skills she was gaining through self-discovery and healing that she wanted to share it with others.

Continuing education through iPEC, the Hoffman Institute, self-help books, webinars, and workshops enables Teresa to be the best possible resource for her clients. She is grateful to have the opportunity to help others along their journey in life.

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Vegan, what is it?

At Frozen Fruit Co we can say that all of our plant based soft serves are completely vegan. Offering a vegan dessert was part of our goal when we first came up with our frozen treats. Why? Well, because we wanted to offer something as natural and healthy as possible and sticking to vegan principles let us achieve that.
But, what does “veganism” actually means and what does it mean to be a “vegan”? In this blog we thought we would explore veganism (and no’ dairy free is not the same thing).

What is a vegan?

Defined’ a vegan is someone who does not eat meat or use animal products. The phrase was coined in 1944 when a small group of vegetarians decided to break away from the Leicester Vegetarian Society to form the Vegan Society. They wanted to form a society which better conformed with their views – i.e. people who decided to not eat meat, dairy, eggs or any other products of animal origin.
So, generally put a vegan is someone who doesn’t eat or use any animal products. That tends to include not just food items but any types of products that are the by-product of animals. Cosmetics and make-up make up a big part of this category as well.

Why people decide to become vegan?

People who decide to be vegan fall into two categories – 1. For Ethical Reasons and 2. For Health Reasons (of course these are not the two only reasons someone becomes vegan).
Ethical vegans believe that all creatures have the right to life and freedom. They oppose any exploitation of animals and any physical or psychological stress that animals may experience because of farming. The other side is becoming vegan for health reasons. Eating vegan means predominately eating a plant based diet. In fact studies tend to show that eating plant based can help with diabetes, weight loss, heart disease and a number of other disorders (want proof then just watch Forks Over Knives). Other reasons even include environmental concerns (arable farming produces a large quantities of greenhouse gases).

What do vegans eat then?

Well it’s not as hard as you think. Dairy can be swapped with plant milks (coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, hemp milk, etc). Eggs can be replaced with tofu, flaxseed or chia seeds. Honey can be swapped with plant based sweeteners like maple syrup, molasses or fruit based sugars.
In fact, vegan food products are becoming more and more mainstream. Want some evidence just look at the headlines the Impossible Burger is generating.
… And if you ever need a frozen treat well we have you covered at Frozen Fruit Co as all of our soft serves are plant based, vegan and completely natural.
So, what are you waiting for. Give it a try!
Want to check out our vegan plant based soft serve then come check us out in Santa Monica – find Frozen Fruit Co at 729 Montana Ave STE 2 Santa Monica CA 90403.

We bought some flamingos!

This week we are very excited because our three flamingos finally arrived! Yes, you read that correctly…flamingos. However, there is no need to be concerned they are not real flamingos (if only). Just some pretty additions to the store. Make sure you come and check them out and snap a picture with your plant based, vegan, dairy free soft serve. We promise they don’t bite.

We are yet to name them so if you have any suggestions let us know.

Visit Us at 729 Montana Ave STE 2 Santa Monica CA 90403 – just look out for the pink flamingos. 

New Flavor – Pina Colada

Do you like Pina Coladas and long walks in the rain?” Well, if you do then we have you covered (not the walking in the rain part – sorry we can’t control the weather – also no one like walking in the rain) with our new Pina Colada. Made completely from Pineapples, Coconut Milk and sweetened naturally with Apples, Pears and Peaches it is just simply perfect. Tropical, refreshing and makes you feel just that little bit naughty.

Did you know that the Piña Colada has been the official drink of Puerto Rico since 1978 and that the word, “Piña Colada”, actually means “strained pineapples”. Thank goodness they went with the name Piña Colada rather than “strained pineapples” – can you imagine that.

This flavor was actually a suggestion by one of our team members, Patricia, so if you see her be sure to thank her.

Piña Colada will be in the store for the month of January and possibly longer (because we are loving it).

Big Love

Frozen Fruit Co

p.s. If you do not know what the lyrics at the beginning of this blog meant then go and listen to “Escape” by Rupert Holmes – your life will be forever changed.

 

Types of Frozen Desserts

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

In fact it turns out we scream for it a lot. The average American consumes around 22 pounds of ice cream per year (IDAF). In 2014 alone ice cream companies made 872 million gallons of ice cream (that’s enough to fill nearly 1,500 Olympic sized swimming pools).

Despite how many frozen treats we eat as a nation, ask anyone the difference between ice cream, gelato and sorbet and you will probably be met with blank stares. In fact, what is sorbet and why is it always fruit flavored?; does ice cream have to be made from dairy? what is the difference between gelato and ice cream?; and what are the alternatives on the market made of?

Below we breakdown everything you need to know on frozen treats.

Ice Cream 

Believe it or not, not anything can be called ice cream. The industry is heavily regulated and enforced by the FDA. An ice cream is made from a mix of dairy products and must contain at least 10 percent butterfat before it can be even called an “Ice Cream” legally. All ice cream is made the same way using a simple custard base which is then flavored. In culinary terms ice cream is an emulsion of dairy and dairy fats which is then whipped and frozen. The key is fat and air. The more air you can whip in the lighter and smoother the texture. The balance has to be just right. The better the ice cream usually the less air and the more fat it has to make for a thicker more indulgent texture.

Gelato 

Gelato is an Italian style ice cream. Made still from an ice cream base it typically is churned and whipped slower and for longer periods when being made. This allows for less air to be added to the mix making it thicker. It is typically also served at slightly higher temperatures than ice cream to give it a creamy and thicker feel when eating. Butterfat levels tend to be lower than ice cream.

Sherbet 

Still a form of dairy dessert, sherbet should not be confused with sorbet. It is made using milk and/or egg whites to give a lighter texture. Butterfat levels tend to be 1 to 2 percent butterfat making it lighter than ice cream.

Frozen Yogurt 

Frozen yogurt is made without any cream. Instead bacteria cultures are added to an ice cream base to emulsify the dairy solution. It tends to yield a soft mouth feel and the added bacterial cultures is what gives frozen yogurt its pro-biotic element. A trend has been to start using Greek yogurt as the base. Greek yogurt has about double the amount of protein to regular yogurt and is strained more intensely to remove excess liquid whey and lactose making it a thicker and creamier texture.

Sorbet

Sorbet is basically a sugar syrup water solution which is then flavored. Simply take a jug of water and add sugar, some more sugar and then a little bit more sugar before cooking to dissolve in the water. The result is a syrup solution which you can flavor. Fruits tend to be used most commonly for flavoring because of sorbets high water content. Sorbets tend to be fat free, but are much higher in sugar content. Also the high water content gives then an icy texture.

Non-Dairy Ice Cream

A more common variety is non-dairy versions of ice cream. Whilst, legally not ice cream these alternatives use a variety of different milks instead of dairy. Most common versions include soy, almond, cashew and coconut milk. Like ice creams, these alternative milk bases are then sweetened and flavored. The downside is that these bases can often been just as high if not higher in fat and not great if you have a nut allergy.

What We Do At Frozen Fruit Co…

If you haven’t already noticed, the one thing all the other frozen treats have in common is a base i.e. a basic formula which is used each time and then flavored. Ice cream, Gelato and Sherbet have a dairy cream base, Sorbet a sugar syrup base and Frozen Yogurt a dairy culture base.

At Frozen Fruit Co we don’t believe in bases. Why should everything be the same, after all ingredients and flavors are different for a reason! Instead what we do is take whole fruit and mix then together with natural fruit sugars to create a naturally soft and smooth frozen treat with none of the base. This breaks all of the rules of frozen treat making without compromising on taste or a cleaner and more natural ingredient list.

This makes all of our fruit soft serve dairy free, vegan, gluten free, free from preservatives, flavors and colors and sweetened only with natural fruit sugars whilst still giving big flavor and texture. You see, frozen treats don’t need to be unhealthy and filled with dairy and processed ingredients. With fruit soft serve you can “have your cake and eat it”. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just as a snack…because it is just made from fruit and naturally occurring fruit sugars.

 

What to know more about Frozen Fruit Co then come check us out at 729 Montana Ave, STE 2 Santa Monica, CA 90403 or order online via Postmates, Ubereats, Doordash or Grubhub.