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Dates and Coconut Brownies. No sugar no flour

Dates and Coconut Brownies.

 

In the morning I have my ritual of eating my healthy muesli. And for lunch a salad or meat/chicken with vegetables.

Later on the day I drink a coffee, preferable with something sweet.

Sweet snacks, to stop my craving. Then I think about chocolate….mmm. This is for me a no go. So I eat a piece of fruit instead. But doing this everyday gets a bit boring. A woman needs her chocolate, especially at her time of the month. When it is that time and I don`t eat chocolate, well look out. I can get a bit aggressive. So to save others and myself, I made these brownies.

The sweet base, comes from dates. The fine structure is made with shredded coconut and finely chopped/grained almond.

The brownies were already a success, when my kids were licking the spoon with dough.

When the brownies were ready, I wanted to photograph them and  share this recipe with you. So I prepared my photoshoot. Went to the kitchen to get a knife. When I came back, there was a piece missing! Looked at my youngest son, his mouth was full with chocolate. I could only laugh. I guess the brownies tasted good and approved by my kids. I went ahead and tasted also a small piece, my eyes closed automatically as I tasted the sweet chocolate. YES. I found a snack that I could take to work on and eat with my afternoon coffee or tea!

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Makes 10 brownies

  • 200g dates
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • Handfull of your favorite unsalted nuts, chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup raw cacao
  • 2 table spoons coconut oil
  • Pinch of salt

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  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180C.
  2. Cut the dates in small pieces.
  3. Put the small pieces of dates in your food processor together with the 3 eggs. Blend until smooth.
  4. Add backing powder, coconut and almond and cacao.
  5. Place into a lined baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle your favorite nuts on the mixture, press very softly into mixture, but still visible.
  7. Cook for about twenty minutes, until you can pierce the brownie cake with a fork bringing it out dry.
  8. Remove the tray and allow it to cool for about ten minutes – this is really important as it needs this time to stick together!
  9. Remove the brownies from the tray, leaving it another few minutes before cutting them into squares.

Enjoy!

 

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MY MUESLI GONE ALL TROPICAL ON ME

 

 

 

For some of us breakfast is not always the most relaxing moment of the day. Especially when you have kids that need to go to school. Before we run out of the door, we eat mostly Bircher Muesli. Normally we eat our Bircher Muesli with fruit as raspberries, banana and blueberries.

This time we looked at all the great fruit that we had and changed our muesli routine by using totally other fruit.

MUESLI

 

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cap coconut water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 papaya
  • 2 passion fruits
  • 1 ripe banana

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Method

The night before, put the oats, into a bowl or container, pour over the coconut water and coconut milk. Mix well, then cover and pop into the fridge overnight.

In the morning, chop the banana, into little chunks.

Slice the papaya open, take out the seeds and chop (don`t use the skin).

Mix well.

Cut the passion fruit in half and drizzle over you muesli.

 

A great meal to eat at home, or to take with you in a little container.

Tip: Make more, so you only need to take in the morning what you need.

You can make as well different muesli and safe in the refrigerator. This way your muesli tastes different every day.

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Everything you wanted to know about Anja Zeidler, but where afraid to ask…

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Anja is a well know fitness model in Switzerland. Fitness is her passion.

She started her modelling career as a young girl of 14 years old and appeared in different magazines like MAXIM, FHM and GQ.

At the age of 18, the ”fitness life style” was something that Anja started to love more and more.

Along with the new lifestyle, came a great fit body, that did not necessarily fit in with the classical modelling look. This did not stop Anja. As a smart young woman she focused more on the fitness part of modelling. This was with great success. She appeared in different fitness magazines all over the world.

Anja started out her fitness regime with high intensity workouts. To be more toned, she started to lift more weights.

When she is not in a photo-shoot, or doing other great projects, she can be found in the gym. Lifting weights for herself or helping other women and men to be more fit.

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Anja wants to get the max out of her body and loves to inspire others to do the same.

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What is the secret to get such a great body?

There is no secret. It’s not easy, because if it would be, everyone would do it. It takes a lot of discipline & willpower. The secret – if you want to call it one – is to believe in yourself, never give up & “Keep Going”.

 

Exercises that Anja does:

  • Weight training
  • High Intensity Training
  • Mixing up the training. Otherwise the body gets accustomed to the same exercises. Finding the right mix is important.
  • A good night sleep.
  • Massages and stretching.

 

How do you combine your business life with training?

Sometimes I ask myself the same question – its not easy to give 100% everywhere, but I do! So many people complain. They say they can’t make the time besides their work to go to the gym or cook some clean food. I might be even busier then them and I can make it – always.

It`s not about having time, it`s about making time.

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Do you have any special goals for 2015?

Working out is always part of my life, that’s for sure. But this year I really focus on my business. I launched my own clothing line, my own Online-Fitness-Program & hopefully soon my own Supplement-Line for Women. My goal for 2015 is to get a couple “Self-Runners” started, that I can travel the world again in 2016! 

What will you generally eat on one day?

It depends weather I have a shooting for an event coming up, or if I’m “off season” & am putting on more muscle. Right now I’m leaning out, so I eat a bit less then I would eat during the winter.  A typical day starts with a cup of Oatmeal & Egg whites. For lunch I have mostly chicken breast & sweet potato with some vegetables. As a snack I have some good fats, as almonds or ½ avocados with a protein shake. Dinner, I mostly go for fatty fish as Salmon or Tuna and have a side of asparagus with that. To lean out I recommend to drop the total calorie intake, stay high on protein, moderate on carbs & keep the unsaturated fats high enough, they are important for women!

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Anja likes to use her six pack bag, it is very practical.

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You can follow Anja on Facebook; here she shares with us what she is doing at the moment.

We hope to cooperate more with Anja in the future as it has been fun to work with such a professional that is passionate about her own as well as  other peoples fitness lifestyles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo shoot catalog

Wow..what a busy day we had…Anja was just back from Dubai (nicely tanned), Andreas our photographer just back from Durban, ourselves just back from Amsterdam. All coming together in the studio in Winterthur, Switzerland. We had given everything in preparation and then it is just awesome to see it come together on the actual day. The day flew by hunting down our plan against the clock. Photo’s with accessories, different backgrounds and Stand Up Paddle boards. We even managed to do our planned video’s with Anja demonstrating fitness exercising, such as the ‘twist, ‘flying duck’, ‘burpies’, ‘squats’. As well as stretching exercises. We are now buried under hundred of pictures, selecting which ones will make it to the catalog.

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EVENTS

Upcoming

2018 ICE Race Swiss 22.April: Thunersee
2018 Sup Tour Swiss 03. Juni: Bodensee, Ermatingen
2018 Tarne Water Race June 3 France
2018 Sup Tour Swiss 28.-29. Juli: Bielersee, Nidau
2018 Sup Tour Swiss  04.-05. August: Zürichsee
2018 Sup Tour Swiss  19. August: Seeüberquerung Luzern
2018 Sup Tour Swiss  02. September: Thunersee
2018 September 19-20 Germany, Paddle EXPO
2018 September 11 cities SUP race Holland
2019 10-14 January London Boat Show

Past events

2018 March 7-11 Holland HISWA
2018 February 10-18 Belgian Boat Show
2018 January 20-28 Germany, BOOT Düsseldorf
2018 January 20 – 21 January GlaGla Race Annecy, France
2017 December 3 Nautic SUP Paris crossing ”see the FIT OCEAN RACE Team 11km in action”
2017 December 3 – 6 Paris France, Salon Nautic ”check our new collection”
2017 October 9 France, Antibes Ocean SUP Race
2017 September 16-17 Switzerland, Thun – SUP Tour Schweiz
2017  September 11-17 Holland, Friesland – SUP 11 city tour
2017 August 20 Switzerland, Luzern – SUP Tour Schweiz 
2017 August 6 Switzerland, Zürich – SUP Tour Schweiz 
2017 April 30 Switzerland, Interlaken ICE Race
2017 July 8-9 Switzerland, Biel – SUP Tour Schweiz 
2017 June 4-5 Switzerland, Ermatingen – SUP Tour Schweiz 

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TECHNOLOGY

FIT OCEAN Boards are robust and made for extreme conditions as well as long term use. Drop stich with high-quality nylon garn, smooth PVC cut out by computer and glued in perfect circumstances with 179K ZEBEC™-glue is, what makes the boards extremely durable. Together with our shape concept they build the foundation for the unmatched longevity and performance of FIT OCEAN boards. Go to the limit and beyond…

CONSTRUCTION – How does it work?

The extra Rigid PVC deck and bottom are connected by thousands of nylons called drop-stich, to keep the functional shape.

HEAVY DUTY LIGHT CONSTRUCTION (HDSL)

Lady, Malibu and Magic Glide are lightweight and robust made in the Heavy Duty Light construction. This is 2 layers on top of the dropstich for the hull. These layers are melted together forming one thick layer of PVC which is stiff and very light. This construction is appropriate for shorter non-planing boards. Light Boards can be fragile, especcially when the PVC is only 0.55 mm thin, like some of our competitors use. FIT OCEAN uses a thicker PVC layer for increased durability and stiffness. Still our boards are among the lightest on the market. New for 2018 we use a stronger dropstich material which allows the board being already usable as of 12 PSI. Less pumping, more paddling!

PREMIUM CONSTRUCTION (PDLL)

Windglide, Cruise, Speedster, Allround Wave and Ultra are lightweight and super stiff. Made in the Premium construction. This is 3 layers on top of the drop-stich, this makes a board super stiff. Modern technology like the premium construction molds the layers (instead of glueing them together like some competitors). Molding saves 30% weight compared to gluing, yet keeps extreme stiffness and is more eco-friendly.  The extreme stiffness is appropriate for fast planing boards.

HYBRID INFLATABLE CARBON CONSTRUCTION

The Ultra 12’6 & 14” are made in Premium construction and additionally have a hard carbon stringer glued to the deck for extra stiffnes and speed. This is hands-down the closest an inflatable can come to a composit hardboard. Because the carbon fibres are laid all in the same length-direction, you can still roll it up. This technology is licenced from Inflatable Composite™ (US Patent 8273427) and made in the USA.

Left – right: The carbon material on a roll. Swiss design how to apply. Glued to the deck. Finished board rolled like a normal SUP.

QUALITY INSPECTION BY THE SWISS TEAM

All FIT OCEAN boards are factory tested. Boards are pumped to 15 PSI and surpass a 72 hr inflation test. Additionally our FIT OCEAN Swiss Quality Team inspects locally in the factories each and every single product, before being shipped.

 

 

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WHY WE ARE HERE

Our goal: that you have a fantastic day on the water, with our top-quality gear for good prices.

Beginning

In 2009 we got hooked on SUP after paddling a race, the 11-cities SUP tour in the Netherlands. Shortly after our surfshop also sold SUP Boards.
Quickly we felt that the inflatable paddleboards could be made of better quality and have better pricing.
So we found investors, high-quality factories, designers, teamriders and started our own Swiss brand FIT OCEAN®, a family owned business. We listened to input from customers, team riders and created dozens of prototypes before a board went into production. All our allround boards are 15cm thick for stability and paddling with dry feet. And all Boards are equipped with a double-action pump to make pumping up easier.
Because our boards are made in the more renown factories, the quality is outstanding and comes with a 2 years warranty. Furthermore we personally check each and everyboard ourselves in the factory before shipping.
Last but not least, you can buy the boards directly from us on BOARDdiscount.com and save the dealer-margin. Now you have a top-quality board, for a fair price.

2018 Update

Less pumping, more paddling! For 2018 our allround boards LADYMALIBU and MAGIC GLIDE are made out of premium HDSL dropstich material, so riders under 85 Kg. only have to pump to 10 PSI instead of 15 PSI. Riders above 85 Kg. can still pump to 15 PSI.

Waterproof quick-manual! All boards come with tipps on installation, safety and maintanance. We also added a chapter on technique, as there is more behind the stroke as you would think.

Hybrid Carbon inflatable Boards! During the Summer of 2017 something was brewing in Switzerland… We started a cooperation with the American company Inflatable Composite™. They produce a thin hard carbon layer that can be used to stiffen up inflatable paddleboards. Yet it still can be rolled up like a normal inflatable board. At the same time several SUP races took place in Europe. Our teamriders told us what prototypes to make and went on winning races. The endresult are 2 new boards for 2018: the FIT OCEAN ULTRA in 12’6 and 14′. Because of it’s construction, these boards are not only fast, but also very stable, enough for sportive beginners.

We hope to inspire people to live adventure filled, healthy lifestyles. Whether you are a beginner, novice or expert we have a Stand up Paddleboard, to suit your needs.

Have a great session!

TEAM FIT OCEAN