Bliss. I love that word, bliss. It makes me feel peaceful. Serene. Blissful.
(I had a friend in college named Bliss Kalet. She was awesome. I wonder what happened to her...)
And I feel totally blissful when I have Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss!
I discovered Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss last year on Twitter, and I made a point of buying some at Abbey's food mart in Tampa after I tasted it at the Atlanta GF Vendor Fair. It's not sold near me in Milledgeville, sadly. I have to go to Atlanta or Tampa to find it.
But you know what? Every time I want a cold, delicious, frozen dessert, this is my choice.
1. It's sweetened with agave nectar and made with coconut milk. Before you blow a gasket, it's not the full fat coconut milk that's bad for you -- it's the good kind. And agave nectar is good for diabetics -- it metabolizes in such a way that my blood sugar doesn't spike. And because it's lactose free...I don't get lactose tummy. You know?
2. It naturally gluten free. Of course, that should be my no. 1, but it's kind of obvious, isn't it? I wouldn't eat it if weren't.
3. It is a versatile addition to recipes and desserts.
•Mint Chai Tea: I made an incredible cup of chai tea a few weeks ago -- put a big scoop (1/2 cup) of Luna & Larry's Mint Galactica in a large mug. Pour a fresh-brewed pot of Chai tea over it. Let it slowly melt, sip, stir, enjoy. (I used Teavana's mixture of Macadamia Rooibos Chai (two parts) and Azteca Fire (one part).
•Gluten-free Brownie Bliss: Make your favorite gf (sugar free or agave sweetened) brownies and either 1. cut while warm or 2. warm gently in the microwave. Top with a BIG scoop (OK, a 1/2 cup) of your favorite L&L. I think cappuccino is my favorite here...and drizzle with a GF-SF chocolate syrup. Top with your favorite whipped topping.
•Blissful Sammies: Take your favorite GF cookies (I actually used two Glow Gluten-Free Gingersnaps, which are low sugar and have fiber and 220 calories) -- and put a big scoop (OK, 1/4 cup) of Coconut Bliss Pineapple Coconut (slightly melted) into the middle. Smush and then wrap in foil and refreeze. A Blissful Sandwich! Ginger. Pineapple. Coconut. YUM!
4. It's yummy. Great flavors, of course -- my favorites change every time I try a new flavor.
So here's the fun, yummy part! Luna & Larry have given me TWO coupons for free products for the readers of Ging Recommends! If you want to try one, post a comment below and tell me why you should get this wonderful product! Deadline to post your comment is at midnight March 10. I'll draw randomly from the comments. You don't have to stand on your head, dance, or anything creepy to qualify.
Much love, and thanks for everything, Luna & Larry!