FAQs

FAQs

If you have any questions  that haven't been answered  below, please feel free to get in touch.

How do you whip your Cream?

You Need:
4 1/2 TBSP of any Margarine, Butter or Spread (straight from the fridge). We recommend Nuttlex but any will work. We would love it if you chose a vegan/plant based option. 

1 Bottle Good Boost Co. Cashew Cream (straight from the fridge)
2.5 tsp Icing Sugar (optional)
1 tsp Vanilla Paste (optional)

1. In a small bowl, using an electric beater, whip vegan butter on a high setting for 2-3 mins until it is very pale, soft and creamy. This is a very important step so no short cuts! It pays to scrap down the sides once or twice.
2. In a slightly larger bowl add cream, icing sugar and vanilla, and whisk to combine.
3. Add whipped vegan butter to cream, then beat on high until you reach the consistency you want. If the product separates, continue to whisk for a minute and it should come together. If it still hasn’t come together add one more tablespoon of whipped vegan butter and continue to whisk.
4. Product is best used immediately, but can be stored for up to a few hours in a cool dark place covered. Do not store whipped cream in the fridge.

At Good Boost Co we are trying our best to make plant based alternatives that match their dairy counterparts as closely as possible, so that people moving to a plant based diet do not miss out on the things that they love. It is often very technically challenging to match dairy products with plant based alternatives, as is the case with our Cashew Cream. As such, please note that our whipped cashew cream will not look exactly like whipped dairy cream but it is as close as we have been able to get it.

Why is a plant-based diet better for Mother Nature?

As a planet, the single biggest environmental risk we are currently facing is global warming. Greenhouse gasses or CO2 emissions are the single biggest contributor to this climate change. 

Interestingly, although it is very visible and the bit consumers probably think about the most, packaging only makes up a surprisingly small portion (%??) of the total environmental impact of any food product. It is the agricultural/horticultural element (ie growing the plant or raising the animal and associated farming practices) which has by far the biggest impact on our environment, contributing ??% of the total greenhouse gas emissions in a products full life cycle. This is followed by the manufacturing and processing, which accounts for ??%. The remaining 5% comes from the packaging itself.

Whether products are plant based or animal based, the agricultural/horticultural element still accounts for the largest proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. However, the greenhouse gas emissions produced in the growing of plant based products is significantly less than the equivalent for animal based products. For example, producing 1 Litre of cows milk generates 1.76kg CO2 Equivalent. Producing 1 Litre of Almond Milk generates 0.36kg CO2 Equivalent. That’s 80% less!

Of course, it is not nearly as one dimensional or simple as this, and there are other important factors in regards to environmental footprint of a product.  However, by choosing to be plant based, we are helping reduce the impact our food products have on the environment and creating a more sustainable future. It’s a step in the right direction and we would love for you to join us.

Why is a plant-based diet better for your health?

There is lots of research about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Plants are good sources of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fats (the good ones), protein and fibre – and these nutrients are associated with good health.

So the higher the proportion of plant-based foods in your diet, the better – and this is a view endorsed by the World Health Authority

How do you make milk out of nuts?

Making nut milk essentially involves soaking the nuts, blending them up with water and then straining out the liquid part – the milk. No teats involved. 

Of course, we’ve done a lot of testing and titivating of this method to get our products just the way we want them.

What’s so good about almonds?

Almonds are a natural superfood and highly nutritious.

They are high in fibre and plant protein and a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium. They also contain protective antioxidants, zinc, selenium, copper, and niacin (B3). Almonds are rich in unsaturated fatty acids (‘good fats’) and low in low in saturated fatty acids (‘bad fats’).

Almonds have more nutrients and beneficial components than any other nut.

What's so good about Cashew Nuts?

Cashew Nuts are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They contain high levels of iron, magnesium (protects against high blood pressure and supports healthy muscles and bones), zinc (great for healthy vision and the immune system), copper (assists in energy production), phosphorus (your body needs phosphorus for filerting waste and repairing tisse and cells) and selenium (used by your body to make antioxidants and prevent against cell damage - selenium deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in NZ).  Vitamins E, K and B-6. 

How many almonds do you use in your yoghurt?

We make fresh almond milk just before making our almond yoghurt. This milk has 15% real almonds (compared to 2 – 2.5% for most almond milks on the market).

If our milk was 100% almonds it would be like peanut butter! We’ve found that 15% is the perfect amount to ensure the right consistency and flavour of our yoghurt.

What’s so good about coconuts?

Coconuts are widely accepted to be healthy, tasty, natural and sustainable. Coconut milk is not only deliciously creamy, it's highly nutritious.

Rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium.

Coconuts are dairy-free so are great for dairy-free and lactose-free diets.

What’s so good about chia seeds?

Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet.

The name ‘chia’ literally translates to ‘strength’ in Mayan, with legend having it that a warrior could sustain himself for a day of fierce battle with only one tablespoon of chia!

They have the most combined omega-3, fibre and protein of any plant. They also have a range of vitamins, including B1, B2 and B3, and seven times more vitamin C than oranges.

They’re also a great source of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, selenium, zinc, boron, potassium and contain three times more iron than spinach.

And if that’s not enough of a rap sheet, these super seeds are rich in antioxidants – in fact, they’ve got four times higher levels than blueberries.

What’s the difference between chia (rhymes with kea) and chai (rhymes with pie)?

Chia seeds are the little super seeds we use in our products. Chai is a beverage containing aromatic spices, such as cinnamon, that you might order when you are in a café (chai latte).

We recommend you do not ask for a chia latte as you will get a very strange look from your barista!

What is raw cacao?

Raw cacao (rhymes with ‘ka-pow’) is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans, unlike normal cocoa powder which is hot processed. Cold-pressing keeps the active enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter).

Raw cacao is high in antioxidants and contains essential minerals (iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, zinc and copper). Cacao is also known to be mood enhancing and, best of all, adds a lovely chocolatey flavour.

What’s the difference between prebiotic and probiotic?

Probiotics are the healthy, live bacteria that live in your tummy (good bacteria). They are essential for a strong digestive system.

Prebiotics are the food for the healthy bacteria already in your system. They help your good bacteria grow, improving the good-to-bad bacteria ratio.

This ratio has been shown to have a direct correlation to your health and overall wellbeing, from your stomach to your brain.

Why do your products say ‘vegan friendly’?

All of our ingredients are 100% vegan. We have even gone to great lengths to source a special vegan culture for our yoghurt.

We make our products in a facility that also processes dairy products; however we have very stringent processes and testing procedures to ensure our products remain without dairy.

Is your culture vegan?

Yes. We have gone to great lengths to find a true vegan culture.

Are your products gluten-free?

No gluten containing ingredients are used in our recipes, or the manufacturing facility.

Are your products dairy-free?

All of the ingredients we use in our products are 100% dairy-free.

We make our products in a facility that also processes dairy products; however we have very stringent processes and testing procedures to ensure our products remain without dairy.

Are your products vegetarian?

All of the ingredients we use in our products are 100% dairy-free, and none of our products contain gelatine.

We make our products in a facility that also processes dairy products; however we have very stringent processes and testing procedures to ensure our products remain without dairy.

What is a flexitarian diet?

The name is a mashup of the words “flexible” and “vegetarian”. A flexitarian diet is primarily vegetarian, with the occasional addition of meat or fish.

The flexitarian philosophy puts emphasis on adding more whole, minimally processed foods to your diet rather than restricting less healthy ones. The essence and appeal of the flexitarian diet is that it’s flexible and not overly prescriptive.

What is a reducetarian diet?

A reducetarian diet gradually cuts down the amount of animal products (meat, seafood, dairy, eggs etc) a person eats.

Vegans are a type of reducetarians who have managed to reduce their consumption of animal products to zero!

Are our products suitable for people with nut allergies?

Anyone with a nut allergy will not be able to eat our Creamy Almond Yoghurt or our Coconut, Almond & Chia Tubs.

None of our other products contain any ingredients containing nuts. However there is a chance they will contain traces of nuts due to nuts being present in our manufacturing facility.

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