Category Archives: Snacks

Enjoy our healthy snack ideas for a delicious nibble in-between meals.

You must try cacao, its the new healthy high!

Have you tried cacao yet? it is amazing and the new healthy trend that is taking the UK by storm.

Raw Cacao (pronounced Ka-cow)

It is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes the fat (cacao butter), you can get it in various forms, nibs ( like little chocolate chips), beans, powder and in blocks. It is the purest form of chocolate you can get.

What better than pampering yourself with a hot chocolate made with Sicilian orange oil, cacao, almond milk and maple syrup.

It’s blumming delicious!

 

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Or make yourself some bliss balls.

using only 3 ingredients, cacao powder, ground almonds and medjool dates, so simple and tastes like heaven!

Bonus is they only cost 30p per ball

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Check out our energy boosting raspberry and cacao smoothie recipe

Also check out what all the fuss is about with our guide to cacao

or how about trying this amazing Matcha and peppermint chocolate crunch bar, totally delicious!

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10 simple tricks to sneak more vegetables in your diet

Do your meals tend to look mostly beige on your plate?

When was the last time you had a portion of veg?

Can’t remember? Don’t worry – you are not alone! According to latest research, nearly 70% of Brits don’t eat their ‘5 a day’! *

How much is enough?

Nutritionists and food experts have been saying for some time now, that the  ‘5 a day’ rule is outdated and should be seen as the minimum, not the optimum recommended daily intake. But does this mean five apples a day will keep the doctor away? What are the rules?

Shona Wilkinson, Nutritionist at www.SuperfoodUK.com, the online shopping destination for all things health and wellbeing explains, “People don’t generally seem to have a problem eating fruit and the 5 a day concept is confusing – with some thinking that the message translates into 5 portions of fruit per day. Fruit, while nutritionally good for us, does still contain natural sugar (fructose) so the ratio should be 1 portion of fruit to 4 portions of vegetables. If you eat more than 5 portions of vegetables in one day, do not exceed more than 1-2 portions of fruit”.

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Foraging for wild garlic

Mmmm wild garlic I love you so much!

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Yesterday we went foraging for wild garlic in our local woodlands, within walking distance from Blackpool town centre, the leaves are vibrant and the flower buds are aching to open. It’s the perfect time of year to collect some leaves and turn them into garlic delights. Remember the foraging code though, only take what you need, I only take 2-3 leaves from each plant to leave enough for healthy growth.

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Raw food recipes from the Rawfoodfamily

Going raw and don’t know where to begin?

This handy Ebook “The 70 Best Rawfood Recipes of the Rawfoodfamily” can help.

Over the years the raw food family realized, that people would ask  the same questions all the time :
– What can I  eat for breakfast?
– What can I have for lunch or dinner ?
– What about parties or holidays like Christmas and birthdays ?

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Tomato chutney recipe River Cottage

I have a massive amount of tomatoes that hadn’t turned red last week on the allotment and a fellow plot holder advised I pick them all in case the frost came and they would be ruined, I ended up with 7 & 1/2 pounds of tomatoes altogether, I used the red ones for breakfast and pop the others in a large bowl with some bananas in the hope they would turn ripe.

A week later and not much progress, some had started to go bad so I got my trusty River Cottage year cookery book and found a great recipe for ‘glutney’

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