Creamy BERTRAND ice cream milkshake

Sometimes, BERTRAND is more than just a shake that contains all of the important nutrients you need. With a little creativity, it can be used as an ingredient as well. Today we have a recipe for a little sinful ice cream delight based on an idea from one of our customers. You're allowed to be a little less healthy every now and then.

Creamy BERTRAND ice cream milkshake

BERTRAND in your favorite flavor
about 150 ml of milk (or a plant-based alternative)
1-2 scoops of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, fruit, nut,…)
If desired: toppings like chocolate shavings, coconut flakes, nuts


First, blend your BERTRAND. Then, add it into a shaker with the two scoops of ice of your choosing and mix it thoroughly. Top it with whatever you like and you're done.

More information:
Ice cream isn't the healthiest thing you can eat, that much we know. But more than anything it's good for the soul to enjoy some nice ice cream every once in a while. If you want to make your ice cream healthier, just take a few frozen fruits, such as bananas or berries. This will give you some flavorful nice cream.

Trekking – What is it?

The next few weeks at BERTRAND will be dedicated to trekking, i.e. long distance hiking. Every week there will be small articles on our blog, which should make you feel like this beautiful sport.

But what is trekking really? Hiking and trekking are often used interchangeably. Yet, when you go trekking, what’s really meant is a multiday hike. It often means a good place to stay and infrastructure – so no streets or paths. Hiking is used to describe day-long walks on set hiking trails. When we talk about trekking, we’re really referring to long-distance hiking. The word itself means a difficult march.

One of the main reasons for going trekking is to enjoy nature. A desire and a curiosity to return to nature and to discover the natural world as well as ancient or different cultures. Depending on the country and the weather, you’re completely at the mercy of nature, and very much surrounded by it.

However, in some countries, wild camping, that is camping anywhere you want, is illegal. So it’s important for the enthusiastic trekker to stick to these rules and to learn about them. One of the most important rules for every trekker is to respect and to protect its beauty. As the saying goes: & quot; leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories. & Quot;

Trekking provides more challenges than regular hiking. Off the beaten track, you’ll need endurance, stamina, and so mental strength. Because they are remote, you’ll need to make sure your food is light, but also provides you with adequate nutrients. Your body will burn a lot of calories that you’ll need to replenish. But each of your meals should not weigh you down so much that you’re left feeling weak and exhausted.

BERTRAND has the advantage of being very light and fitting in any backpack. It’s quick to make and provides your body with the nutrients it wants for your next trek. [/ Ut_alert]

In our next post, we’ll share some tips for beginners, who are hoping to get into trekking, and maybe even take it for a ride on their next trek.

Self-optimization – is it still healthy?

Miracle Morning, yoga and meditation, productivity curves, superfood, perfectly timed sleep, the ideal diet. All current terms that mean one thing especially in modern times: to optimize and extract the maximum out of yourself. A trend of our time? An outright compulsion? Is it really necessary to achieve the absolute best performance in every area, whether physically or personally?

What is the self-optimization craze?
It seems a little threatening, all that your colleague gets done. Up at 5 in the morning, a session of jogging before breakfast, motivated to work and to stay productive throughout the day while we ourselves sit by wondering: how do you do that? How can I do that?

What we should ask ourselves instead: how does the body deal with that in ten years? Wouldn't this stress, which could lead to burnout, much more likely have negative consequences for me, my well-being and my health? Do we always have to function optimally these days? Time every minute perfectly just so we aren't counted as idle when we sit on the couch for five minutes? A consequence of this mania for optimization in every life situation is often a feeling of overburdening. What is supposed to make us happy causes the opposite instead.

But what, then, is the solution to it all? Bertrand gives some suggestions on how to develop yourself without losing yourself in perfectionism:

  • Finding moderation

    This much is clear: With all our fondness for perfectionism we should remember one thing: to sometimes let it all be in order to care for our friends and above all ourselves. A lazy evening on the couch is not at all a bad thing. Morning exercise doesn't work out as expected? You should also calmly accept that. The perfect meal with optimal nutrition doesn't land on your table one time? These are all things that make us human and that we should learn to forgive. Perfectionism is not always everything and a healthy moderation carries you forward much sooner. Why not enjoy BERTRAND, which offers both time-saving and optimal nutritional value, and spend the time gained on your favorite book or in front of the TV.

    Finding moderation
  • Find what makes you happy and listen to your body

    The yoga class in the morning fulfills you, but you can't get started with meditation? Then that's fine. Calmly try the variety of trackers, healthy smoothies and optimized morning routines, but do only what feels good to you and your body and what makes you happy.

    Find what makes you happy and listen to your body
  • Self-love

    At the same time, we should also think about the optimization of our self. The word self-love arises very often in this connection. It enhances self-esteem, makes us strong. Do try to develop yourself steadily, but don't pressure yourself, forgive small mistakes instead. It's OK to be lazy sometimes.

    Self-love
  • Finding moderation

    This much is clear: With all our fondness for perfectionism we should remember one thing: to sometimes let it all be in order to care for our friends and above all ourselves. A lazy evening on the couch is not at all a bad thing. Morning exercise doesn't work out as expected? You should also calmly accept that. The perfect meal with optimal nutrition doesn't land on your table one time? These are all things that make us human and that we should learn to forgive. Perfectionism is not always everything and a healthy moderation carries you forward much sooner. Why not enjoy BERTRAND, which offers both time-saving and optimal nutritional value, and spend the time gained on your favorite book or in front of the TV.

    Finding moderation
  • Find what makes you happy and listen to your body

    The yoga class in the morning fulfills you, but you can't get started with meditation? Then that's fine. Calmly try the variety of trackers, healthy smoothies and optimized morning routines, but do only what feels good to you and your body and what makes you happy.

    Find what makes you happy and listen to your body
  • Self-love

    At the same time, we should also think about the optimization of our self. The word self-love arises very often in this connection. It enhances self-esteem, makes us strong. Do try to develop yourself steadily, but don't pressure yourself, forgive small mistakes instead. It's OK to be lazy sometimes.

    Self-love

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