Planet Organic Blog http://www.planetorganic.com Weds, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.planetorganic.com en hourly 1 Our New Winter Menu http://www.planetorganic.com/our-new-winter-menu/ http://www.planetorganic.com/our-new-winter-menu/#comments Thurs, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /our-new-winter-menu/ The days are getting shorter and its getting colder outside. Lunch times are no longer reserved for salads sat outside in a spot of sunshine. The days are getting shorter and its getting colder outside. Lunch times are no longer reserved for salads sat outside in a spot of sunshine.<br/><span class="f-mediumlarge">It&rsquo;s a dash from our desks and back again as we try to avoid the cold and rain. We&rsquo;re aiming to brighten things up for you with our new Winter menu. We&rsquo;ve focused on new hearty dishes to warm you from the inside out and colourful Winter salads to brighten up your day.<br /> <br /> We&rsquo;ve picked out a few of our favourite from the new menu to give you an idea of what is in store. The only way to really see if to try them for yourself&hellip; Pick up a veggie mix &amp; match, meat box or plant box and decide which new dishes are for you. The new menu launches in all our stores from Sunday 22<sup>nd</sup> October.<br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>Fake &amp; Ale Stew</strong><br /> The heartiest new hot dish on our menu; our take on the classic steak &amp; ale. Our &lsquo;fake&rsquo; is actually chunks of Portobello mushroom is a rich sauce made with real organic ale. Perfect with rice and some veggies, this is bound to warm you up.</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/steak_ale.jpg" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Paella Bake</strong><br /> All the classic Spanish flavours of paella, this bake uses brown rice as the base. We&rsquo;ve made ours vegan, using pumpkin seeds for crunch and added protein.</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/paella.jpg" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Spelt, Squash &amp; Fig</strong></span><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">Christmassy tastes in a hearty salad. We&rsquo;ve roasted chunks of butternut squash and combined them with spelt and dried figs. The whole thing is tossed with chestnut puree, we challenge you not to feel the festive spirit when you eat this salad!</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/winter_salad.jpg" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Portobelly </strong><br /> The newest addition to our plant box menu. Roast Portobello mushrooms in a sticky BBQ sauce, vegan and meat eaters alike will love this dish. We make our BBQ sauce from scratch so we can ensure its gluten and refined sugar free.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Look out for more seasonal specials over November &amp; December, including Brussel sprouts on our mix &amp; match, turkey soup in our serve yourself section and a boxing day turkey curry on our meat box menu.&nbsp;</span> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/all_dishes.jpg" /></div> 0 Special Edition Christmas Drinks Menu http://www.planetorganic.com/special-edition-christmas-drinks-menu/ http://www.planetorganic.com/special-edition-christmas-drinks-menu/#comments Weds, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /special-edition-christmas-drinks-menu/ Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes….this Christmas we are bringing you clean, organic speciality hot drinks to indulge in. Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes….this Christmas we are bringing you clean, organic speciality hot drinks to indulge in.<br/><span class="f-mediumlarge">These drinks are all available in all our stores from the beginning of November through until Christmas.<br /> <br /> <strong>Hot Chocolate</strong>: made from organic, dark chocolate buttons and hazelnut milk, our hot chocolate is vegan. Creamy and indulgent without the sugar rush, it is a simple combination of these 2 ingredients.</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/vegan_hotchocblog.jpg" /></div> <br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Red Velvet</strong>: for those who want to take their hot chocolate to the next level. We&rsquo;ve added beetroot juice to our classic vegan hot chocolate to create our red velvet. The creaminess of the chocolate combines well with the earthiness of the beetroot for a less sweet taste.</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/red_velvet2%20copy.jpg" /></div> <br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Chai Latte</strong>: a classic and something we&rsquo;re often asked for in our stores. Classic chai spices with our own twist&hellip;we&rsquo;ve combined these with Tigernut Milk. The newest milk on the block is naturally sweet &amp; creamy with a rich and nutty flavour. We think is compliments the spices perfectly.<br /> <br /> <strong>Dirty Chai</strong>: all Aussies will recognise this name but it may be a bit unfamiliar to us Brits. The Dirty Chai gives a caffeine kick to our classic Chai Latte with an added shot of espresso. Try it instead of your morning latte.&nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Dirty_chai%20copy.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></div> <br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Charcoal Latte:</strong> a newbie onto our main speciality menu&hellip;the black latte. Not as ominous as it sounds, a creamy combo of charcoal, coconut nectar and coconut milk. Charcoal is known for its detoxifying properties so it&rsquo;s a win-win; delicious drink with benefits.&nbsp;</span> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/charcoal2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span class="f-xlarge"><span class="f-mediumlarge"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/coffeeboards/"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span class="f-large">Check out our hot drinks menu</span></span></a></span></span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Xmas%20Drinks%20copy.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px; text-align: center; width: 500px; height: 702px;" /></div> 0 Raw rainbow salad with soft-boiled egg and creamy miso dressing http://www.planetorganic.com/raw-rainbow-salad-with-soft-boiled-egg-and-creamy-miso-dressing/ http://www.planetorganic.com/raw-rainbow-salad-with-soft-boiled-egg-and-creamy-miso-dressing/#comments Weds, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /raw-rainbow-salad-with-soft-boiled-egg-and-creamy-miso-dressing/ This lovely salad is inspired by a Kylie Kwong recipe. This lovely salad is inspired by a Kylie Kwong recipe.<br/>It is high in health-protective carotenoids&nbsp;from both the veggies and the egg yolk and makes a great shared plate as part of a meal.<br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Ingredients - serve 4</strong></span> <ul> <li>&frac12; large celeriac, peeled</li> <li>1 beetroot (beet), peeled</li> <li>1 carrot, peeled</li> <li>150 g (5&frac12; oz) large radishes (approx 4&ndash;5)</li> <li>4 large eggs</li> <li>1 large handful chives, cut into 5 cm (2 in) batons</li> </ul> <br /> <em>Creamy miso dressing</em> <ul> <li>&frac14; cup (60 ml/2 fl oz) brown rice vinegar</li> <li>1 large egg yolk</li> <li>1 tablespoon white (Shiro) miso paste</li> <li>1 teaspoon tamari</li> <li>2 cm (&frac34; in) knob of ginger, peeled and finely grated</li> <li>1/3 cup (80 ml/2&frac12; fl oz) light-flavoured extra-virgin</li> <li>olive oil</li> <li>1 teaspoon sesame oil</li> </ul> <br /> <strong><span class="f-mediumlarge">Method</span></strong><br /> To make the creamy miso dressing, place the brown&nbsp;rice vinegar, egg yolk, miso paste, tamari and ginger&nbsp;in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Gradually pour&nbsp;in the olive and sesame oils, whisking continuously,&nbsp;until incorporated.<br /> <br /> Using a mandoline, finely shred the celeriac, beetroot,&nbsp;carrot and radishes. Wash the mandoline between&nbsp;each vegetable to prevent the colours from bleeding.&nbsp;Alternatively coarsely grate using a hand-held grater.<br /> <br /> Place the eggs in a small saucepan and cover with&nbsp;cold water. Simmer for 3 minutes. Transfer into&nbsp;a bowl of iced water for 2 minutes, to cool slightly.&nbsp;Peel the eggs.<br /> <br /> Combine the shredded vegetables and chives in&nbsp;a large bowl and toss to combine. Add three-quarters&nbsp;of the dressing and toss to coat.<br /> <br /> Serve the salad topped with the soft-boiled eggs&nbsp;and drizzled with the remaining dressing.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Raw%20Rainbow%20Salad8011%20copy.jpg" /></div> 0 Layered Kiwi Kefir Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/layered-kiwi-kefir-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/layered-kiwi-kefir-smoothie/#comments Thurs, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /layered-kiwi-kefir-smoothie/ We’re in love with this smoothie, the layering and the precisely cut kiwi is beautiful but simple. All you need is a really good food stylist ;) We’re in love with this smoothie, the layering and the precisely cut kiwi is beautiful but simple. All you need is a really good food stylist ;)<br/><div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-family: VAGRoundedStd; font-size: 12pt; font-weight: 700;">Ingredients</span></p> <ul> <li><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'VAGRoundedStd'">1&frasl;2 ripe avocado </span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'VAGRoundedStd'">2 ripe bananas</span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'VAGRoundedStd'">1&frasl;2 cup of blueberries</span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'VAGRoundedStd'">2 large handfuls spinach </span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'VAGRoundedStd'">1 small handful kale </span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'VAGRoundedStd'"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/kefir/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=BIO%5FTIFUL%5FDAIRY">250ml Original Bio-tiful Kefir </a></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'VAGRoundedStd'; font-weight: 700">Method </span></span></p> <p><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'VAGRoundedStd'">Blend all the ingredients together. Cut out whole kiwi slices and stick to the glass by simply pressing. Carefully pour in some Kefir to cover the bottom third and pour in the smoothie on top, be careful not to nudge the kiwi slice. Good luck!&nbsp;</span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Bio-tiful%20Dairy%20Kiwi%20%26%20Kefir%20Smoothie%202%20copy.jpg" /></p> </div> </div> </div> 0 5 Hemp Oil Benefits for your skin http://www.planetorganic.com/5-hemp-oil-benefits-for-your-skin/ http://www.planetorganic.com/5-hemp-oil-benefits-for-your-skin/#comments Thurs, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /5-hemp-oil-benefits-for-your-skin/ Like every other organ skin has essential needs for optimal health and beauty. Like every other organ skin has essential needs for optimal health and beauty.<br/>The most important two ingredients that a skincare product must contain are essential fatty acids and vitamin E.<br /> <br /> If you are in search of a good source of those two &quot;must have ingredients&quot; then you must try hemp oil or skin care products that contain a certain amount of it.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span class="f-large">1. Antioxidant</span></strong><br /> Hemp oil is a rich source of vitamin E, which is an excellent natural preservative and antioxidant that protects the skin against environmental influences.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span class="f-large">2. Super moisturizer</span></strong><br /> A&nbsp;perfect ratio of essential fatty acids deeply moisturise the skin and increase the skin&#39;s ability to retain moisture.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>3. Gentle on the skin</strong></span><br /> Hemp oil provides perfect care for sensitive skin, because it rarely causes allergic or other skin reactions.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>4. Hair restoration</strong></span><br /> Due to exceptional regenerative properties of hempseed oil the latter is also popular in the care of damaged and dry hair.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span class="f-large">&nbsp;5.&nbsp;Deeply hydrating and revitalizing</span></strong><br /> <span class="f-medium">Hemp seed oil is rich in vitamins A and E, and also contains certain minerals that skin loves - such as magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium and phosphorus.</span><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-medium"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/offers/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=HEMPTOUCH"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span class="f-large"><strong>HEMPTOUCH CBD OIL - 15% OFF - SHOP NOW&nbsp;</strong></span></span></a></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/difference-between-hemp-seed-oil-and-CBD-oil%20copy.jpg" /> 0 Chocolate, orange and buckwheat crunch balls http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-orange-and-buckwheat-crunch-balls/ http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-orange-and-buckwheat-crunch-balls/#comments Thurs, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /chocolate-orange-and-buckwheat-crunch-balls/ We would feel guilty about eating so many of these crunchy, flavourful, enticing treats if we didn’t know that they were so healthy. We would feel guilty about eating so many of these crunchy, flavourful, enticing treats if we didn’t know that they were so healthy.<br/>Buckwheat is rich in rutin, a powerful antioxidant that helps&nbsp;to protect your body and brain from inflammation and collagen degradation.<br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-mediumlarge">Ingredients</span> -&nbsp;MAKES 18</strong> <ul> <li>6 medjool dates, pitted</li> <li>&frac12; cup (125 ml/4 fl oz) boiling water</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/po-unroasted-buckwheat-500g-500g/19194/">1 cup (200 g/7 oz) buckwheat groats</a></li> <li>&frac12; cup (40 g/1&frac12; oz) cacao powder</li> <li>1 cup (100 g/3&frac12; oz) desiccated (shredded) coconut</li> <li>2 tablespoons almond butter</li> <li>2 tablespoons tahini</li> <li>1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder*</li> <li>&frac12; teaspoon ground cinnamon</li> <li>finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed orange</li> <li>pinch of Himalayan salt</li> <li>1/3 cup (60 g/2 oz) raisins, coarsely chopped</li> <li>2 tablespoons cacao nibs*</li> </ul> <em>Coating</em> <ul> <li>&frac14; cup (20 g/&frac34; oz) cacao powder</li> <li>1/3 cup (30 g/1 oz) desiccated (shredded) coconut</li> <li>&frac12; cup (70 g/2&frac12; oz) pistachios, finely ground</li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Method</strong></span><br /> 1. Soak the dates in water for 10 minutes, or until&nbsp;softened.<br /> <br /> 2. Toast the buckwheat groats in a dry frying pan over&nbsp;low&ndash;medium heat for 3&ndash;4 minutes, until golden&nbsp;brown and nutty. Set aside to cool.<br /> <br /> 3.&nbsp;Place the dates and any remaining liquid, cacao&nbsp;powder, coconut, almond butter, tahini, vanilla,&nbsp;cinnamon, orange zest and salt in a high-speed&nbsp;blender. Blend until the mixture begins to<br /> bind together.<br /> <br /> 4.&nbsp;Transfer into a medium bowl. Add the cooled&nbsp;toasted buckwheat, raisins and cacao nibs and<br /> stir to combine.<br /> <br /> 5.&nbsp;Divide the mixture into 18 even portions. Roll&nbsp;into balls.&nbsp;Roll six balls in cacao powder, six in desiccated&nbsp;coconut and six in finely ground pistachios to coat.<br /> <br /> 6.&nbsp;Place on a tray and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm.<br /> <br /> <em>NOTE</em><br /> These can be stored in an airtight container&nbsp;for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator. Alternatively,&nbsp;you can freeze them for up to 3 months.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Inc_Balls_1%20copy.jpg" /> <ol> <li>&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> <li style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/the-beauty-chef-each/26401/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Beauty%20Chef_FINAL%20copy.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 328px;" /></a></li> </ol> 0 Creamy millet porridge with honey-roasted figs http://www.planetorganic.com/creamy-millet-porridge-with-honey-roasted-figs/ http://www.planetorganic.com/creamy-millet-porridge-with-honey-roasted-figs/#comments Thurs, 02 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /creamy-millet-porridge-with-honey-roasted-figs/ This recipe is pure comfort food: both for our senses and also for the good bacteria in our gut as both millet and figs act as prebiotics – food for our healthy bugs. This recipe is pure comfort food: both for our senses and also for the good bacteria in our gut as both millet and figs act as prebiotics – food for our healthy bugs.<br/><span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Ingredients - serve 2</strong></span> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/po-millet-grain-500g-500g/19190/">&frac12; cup (100 g/3&frac12; oz) hulled millet, soaked in water&nbsp;overnight and drained</a></li> <li>2 cups (500 ml/17 fl oz) water</li> <li>1 cup (250 ml/8&frac12; fl oz) almond milk (or any&nbsp;nut milk), plus extra to serve (optional)</li> <li>1 teaspoon ground cinnamon</li> <li>&frac12; teaspoon vanilla bean powder</li> <li>Almond and seed toffee</li> <li>2 tablespoons almonds</li> <li>3 teaspoons raw honey</li> <li>1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (pepitas)</li> <li>1 tablespoon sunflower seeds</li> <li>1 teaspoon black sesame seeds</li> </ul> <em>Honey-roasted figs</em> <ul> <li>2 ripe figs</li> <li>1 teaspoon raw honey</li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Method</strong></span><br /> Preheat the oven to 180&deg;C (350&deg;F). Line two small&nbsp;baking trays (baking sheets) with baking paper.<br /> <br /> Place the millet in a medium saucepan, add the water&nbsp;and milk, cinnamon and vanilla and bring to the boil.<br /> <br /> Decrease the heat and gently simmer over low heat,&nbsp;stirring frequently, for 20&ndash;25 minutes, until the millet&nbsp;is tender, with a slight bite remaining, and most of&nbsp;the liquid has been absorbed to make a creamy&nbsp;porridge consistency.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile to prepare the almond and seed toffee,&nbsp;scatter the almonds on one of the prepared trays.&nbsp;<br /> Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the honey and bake for&nbsp;5 minutes. Scatter the pumpkin, sunflower and&nbsp;sesame seeds over the almonds, drizzle with the&nbsp;remaining honey and bake for a further 5 minutes,&nbsp;or until the almonds and seeds are golden and the&nbsp;honey is caramelised.<br /> <br /> Set aside to cool, until&nbsp;the honey toffee hardens. Break into shards or&nbsp;coarsely chop.<br /> <br /> To prepare the honey-roasted figs, tear the figs in&nbsp;half from the stem to the base. Place, torn side up,&nbsp;on the remaining tray and drizzle with honey.<br /> <br /> Bake for 15 minutes, or until softened and juicy.<br /> <br /> Serve the porridge hot topped with warm honeyroasted&nbsp;figs and shards of almond and seed toffee.<br /> <br /> Serve with additional milk, if desired.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/CreamyMilletPorridgeFigsToffee%201%20copy.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/the-beauty-chef-each/26401/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Beauty%20Chef_FINAL%20copy.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 328px;" /></a></div> 0 Pho with healthy hoisin http://www.planetorganic.com/pho-with-healthy-hoisin/ http://www.planetorganic.com/pho-with-healthy-hoisin/#comments Weds, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /pho-with-healthy-hoisin/ The Bondi Markets have the most exquisite pho we have ever had the pleasure to eat, but we feel this version does this restorative Vietnamese soup justice. The Bondi Markets have the most exquisite pho we have ever had the pleasure to eat, but we feel this version does this restorative Vietnamese soup justice.<br/>Often, it&rsquo;s the&nbsp;commercially made condiments that we eat that have the most additives, so here<br /> We have made a delicious, healthy version of hoisin.<br /> <br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong>&nbsp;(serve 4) <ul> <li>1 cinnamon stick</li> <li>3 star anise</li> <li>5 whole cloves</li> <li>2 teaspoons coriander seeds</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bone-broth/?page=1">6 cups (1.5 litres/51 fl oz) beef bone broth</a></li> <li>1 small carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped</li> <li>2 spring onions (scallions)</li> <li>5 cm (2 in) knob of ginger, bruised</li> <li>2 strips mandarin peel (optional)</li> <li>150 g (5&frac12; oz) beef fillet</li> <li>250 g (9 oz) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/noodles/?page=1">dry rice noodles</a>, or zucchini (courgette)&nbsp;noodles</li> <li>1 tablespoon tamari</li> <li>1&frac12; tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice</li> <li>4 large handfuls (approx 1? cups/150 g/5&frac12; oz)&nbsp;bean sprouts</li> <li>2 large handfuls Thai basil leaves</li> <li>2 large handfuls Vietnamese mint leaves</li> <li>2 large handfuls coriander (cilantro) sprigs</li> <li>2 red birds-eye chillies, thinly sliced</li> <li>lime wedges, to serve</li> <li>chilli sauce, to serve&nbsp;</li> </ul> <br /> Hoisin sauce (Makes &frac34; cup/185 ml/6 fl oz) <ul> <li>3 medjool dates, pitted</li> <li>&frac14; cup (60 ml/2 fl oz) boiling water</li> <li>&nbsp;90 g brown (Genmai) miso paste</li> <li>1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (unpasteurised)</li> <li>1 tablespoon honey</li> <li>2 teaspoons tamari</li> <li>1 clove garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped</li> <li>2 cm (&frac34; in) knob of ginger, peeled and chopped</li> <li>1 teaspoon five spice powder</li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-medium"><strong>Method</strong></span><br /> Place the spices in a medium saucepan and toss overlow heat for 3&ndash;4 minutes, until fragrant. Add the bonebroth, carrot, spring onions, the ginger and mandarinpeel, if using, and bring to the boil over high heat.<br /> <br /> Decrease the heat and gently simmer for 30 minutes.&nbsp;Wrap the beef fillet tightly in plastic wrap, to make&nbsp;a nice round shape. Freeze for 30 minutes, or until&nbsp;partially frozen, firm but not solid. This helps to&nbsp;make it easier to slice thinly, for serving.<br /> <br /> Meanwhile to prepare the hoisin sauce, soak the&nbsp;dates in the boiling water for 10 minutes. Combine&nbsp;the dates and their soaking liquid with the remaining&nbsp;ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.<br /> <br /> Soak the noodles in boiling water, or according&nbsp;to the packet instructions, until softened. Strain.<br /> <br /> Strain the broth, discarding the solids. Return to&nbsp;the pan. Add the tamari and lime juice.&nbsp;Unwrap the partially frozen beef. Using a sharp knife,&nbsp;slice into very thin rounds.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> To assemble, divide the noodles among four serving&nbsp;bowls. Top with slices of raw beef, bean sprouts,&nbsp;fresh herbs and chilli. Ladle over the hot broth.&nbsp;Serve with lime wedges. Drizzle with chilli and&nbsp;hoisin sauces, as desired.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/162506_TBCPho%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> NOTE<br /> The hoisin sauce can be stored in an airtight&nbsp;container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.&nbsp;It makes a wonderful marinade for meats,&nbsp;especially pork and beef.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/the-beauty-chef-each/26401/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Beauty%20Chef_FINAL%20copy.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 328px;" /></a></div> 0 Mint Chocolate Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/mint-chocolate-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/mint-chocolate-smoothie/#comments Weds, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /mint-chocolate-smoothie/ Mint tea as a smoothie base? Mind blown! Mint tea as a smoothie base? Mind blown!<br/>Serves 1 | 5 Minutes Prep Time<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;In fact, all herbal teas can be a great base to your smoothie to add a new flavour twist. Start your experimentation here with our delicious Mint Chocolate Smoothie.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>125 mL mint tea, cooled</li> <li>125 mL unsweetened almond drink</li> <li>1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Chocolate Vega Essentials</a></li> <li>3 cubes of ice</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> Blend, sip, enjoy!<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Nov%2017%20Mint%20Chocolate%20Smoothie.jpg" /></div> <br /> For more delicious recipes by <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vega&reg;</a> make sure to follow them on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/vegateam_uk/">Instagram,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/vegateam_uk">Twitter</a> (@VegaTeam_UK) and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage">Facebook</a>!&nbsp; 0 Sustainable Food Shopping http://www.planetorganic.com/sustainable-food-shopping/ http://www.planetorganic.com/sustainable-food-shopping/#comments Tues, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Unpackaged /sustainable-food-shopping/ Food is a fundamental human right for all and an expression of love for those we cook for; but also a source of anxiety for others and a scarce resource for too many. Food is a fundamental human right for all and an expression of love for those we cook for; but also a source of anxiety for others and a scarce resource for too many.<br/>We can&rsquo;t escape the fact that whilst many in the world struggle to eat a regular meal, a significant amount are suffering the effects of too much food &ndash; the average UK household throws away the equivalent of &pound;700 of food annually, much of it perfectly edible.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> And, yes, there is a direct correlation between over-consumption in the West and shortages in developing countries. <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/feb/19/why-hungry-people-food-poverty-hunger-economics-mdgs">We produce enough food to feed 10 billion people</a> yet hunger prevails due to a combination of poverty, economics and, increasingly, climate change. With a growing global population, we urgently need to find solutions to the problem. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> So, on that cheery note(!) here are our top 5 things you can do to eat sustainably &ndash; for your own health, your fellow earthlings and the planet!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><span class="f-xlarge"><strong>1.&nbsp;</strong><strong>Buy Well</strong></span><br /> <br /> The first thing is to buy sensibly &ndash; it may not be sexy but planning main meals, like our grandmother did, is the first step to saving food waste and money. I particularly love <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/sep/20/how-to-eat-well-for-350-a-day-by-the-scrimping-experts">this planning tip</a> from the brilliant <a href="https://cookingonabootstrap.com/">Jack Monroe</a> to get started - we all have cupboards full of dry and canned goods that could be eaten up, or form the basis for new recipes, with a bit of imagination. Any food you discover that you really don&rsquo;t want can be donated via our friends at <a href="https://olioex.com/">Olio</a> &ndash; download the app and someone locally will want what you don&rsquo;t.</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/buy_well1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/buy_well2.jpg" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span class="f-xlarge"><strong>2.&nbsp;</strong><strong>Eat Less Meat</strong></span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">If you want to make the most impact, then you need to re-think your relationship with meat and turn it back into what it was: an irregularly consumed treat. Buying less also means you have more money to buy better. High welfare standards are a must - no if&rsquo;s, no but&rsquo;s, unless you have a heart of stone for the plight of <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/17/factory-farming-facts_n_4063892.html">intensively reared animals</a>. Get inspiration from <a href="https://www.meatfreemondays.com/">Meat Free Mondays</a> and any number of amazing plant-based cookbooks &ndash; we&rsquo;re massive fans of <a href="http://annajones.co.uk/">Anna Jones</a>. The pulse will become your friend as you replace meat with plant based protein such as her amazing <a href="http://annajones.co.uk/recipe/harrods-dhal-crispy-sweet-potato-quick-coconut-chutney">Dhal</a> recipe that will never be off your stove.&nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/less_meat1.jpg" /></div> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/less_meat2.jpg" /></div> <br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-xlarge">3.&nbsp;</span></strong><span class="f-xlarge"><strong>Eat Local, Seasonal, Organic</strong></span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">The issue of food miles is complex &ndash; local should mean less emissions but it&rsquo;s <a href="http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/food-miles">not always true</a>, especially if you&rsquo;re trying to shoehorn someone else&rsquo;s crop into our soil (there&rsquo;s a reason tomatoes don&rsquo;t naturally grow in Winter in the UK!) Instead, focus on eating seasonal (it will be fresher and taste better having had less distance to travel) and organic where possible. I know it costs a little more but less pesticides and artificial fertilizers really are better for you and the <a href="https://farming.co.uk/news/organic-agriculture-can-feed-the-world">planet</a>! We love <a href="http://eattheseasons.co.uk/">Eat The Seasons</a> as a handy reference as to what&rsquo;s good when.</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/eat_local1.jpg" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;</div> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span class="f-xlarge"><strong>4.&nbsp;</strong><strong>Buy Packaging Free</strong></span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">Although some packaging is necessary to get products to consumers in optimum condition (and therefore reduce food waste) &ndash; a lot of packaging is unnecessary which is why we set up <a href="http://www.beunpackaged.com/">Unpackaged</a> over a decade ago. Luckily Planet Organic agreed so you can find our refillable products at their <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/stores/muswell-hill-london-n10/">Muswell Hill</a> branch.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The key to refilling is <a href="https://zerowastechef.com/2015/05/19/5-essentials-for-a-zero-waste-shopping-kit/">preparation</a> &ndash; although all you really need a <a href="http://www.beunpackaged.com/2015/03/po_product_list/">shopping list</a> so you know what you want to buy, a set of containers (that are lightweight, easy to transport, and seal well) and a strong shopping bag. There is no need to buy new containers &ndash; just attack the Tupperware mountain that you probably have in your kitchen cupboards. In the shop, just follow the instructions on our scale which will enable you to deduct the weight of your container.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> But <a href="https://zerowastehome.com/app/">it&rsquo;s not all about just shopping with us</a> &ndash; your local butcher, baker and candlestick maker will usually let you shop with your own containers &ndash; just ask! But my tips would be to do so on a day they&rsquo;re not busy, explain to them why you want to shop without packaging and ask them to help you &ndash; all small businesses want to keep their customers happy and will often oblige. For more inspiration, check out the <a href="https://zerowastehome.com/tips/">100 tips</a> from our friend Bea at Zero Waste Home.</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/pack_free1.jpg" /></div> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/pack_free2.jpg" /></div> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/pack_free3.jpg" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">5.</span></strong><span class="f-large"><strong>Cook!</strong></span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">What can you make? You can reduce your spending, and packaging, with some simple recipes. Take bread products &ndash; once you get in the habit they&rsquo;re super easy to make. Give them a go and don&rsquo;t be put off if they don&rsquo;t turn out right first time (they&rsquo;ll all still be edible) They&rsquo;re also great ways to get kids involved in cooking too. Our favourite recipes are <a href="https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/basic-bread-recipe/">basic bread</a>, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/8784570/River-Cottage-Baking-recipes-international-breads.html?image=6">bread sticks</a>, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2014/aug/27/how-to-cook-perfect-oatcakes-recipe">oat cakes</a> and <a href="https://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/bread-recipes/easy-flatbreads/">flatbreads</a> which has massively minimised the packaging in our bin!</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/cook.jpg" /></div> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">If you&rsquo;d like to explore more &ndash; could we suggest watching any number of amazing <a href="http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/10-best-food-and-health-documentaries/">food</a> <a href="https://firstwefeast.com/eat/best-food-documentaries-that-you-should-watch-right-now/more-than-honey-2012">documentaries</a>, although you will need a strong stomach for some of them &ndash; the truth behind the curtain of the industrial food chain is often not very palatable.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Happy sustainable living and we&rsquo;ll be back next month with our guide to being sustainable when you&rsquo;re out of the house &amp; on the go</span>! 0 Green Goddess Quacamole http://www.planetorganic.com/green-goddess-quacamole-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/green-goddess-quacamole-/#comments Tues, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /green-goddess-quacamole-/ Great on toasted bread or incredibly delicious served with some sweet potatoes wedges or roasted vegetables. Great on toasted bread or incredibly delicious served with some sweet potatoes wedges or roasted vegetables.<br/>We love how the pine nuts add a lovely crunchy texture and the basil and spring onions a fresh note.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Ingredients:</strong></span><br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li>1 very ripe avocado</li> <li>2 tablespoon of pine nuts</li> <li>A generous handful of chopped basil</li> <li>1 tablespoon of finely chopped spring onions</li> <li>1 tablespoon of olive oil</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/one-earth-green-goodness-150g/26337/">&frac12; tablespoon of One Earth Green Goodness blend</a></li> <li>Salt &amp; pepper to taste&nbsp;</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>To serve:</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Bread of your choice&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <em>Optional toppings:</em><br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li>More sliced or chopped avocado</li> <li>Sliced tomatoes</li> <li>Grilled vegetables ( I love grilled courgettes)</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> Place the avocado flesh into a bowl and add all the other ingredients, with a fork mash everything down until you have a chunky kind of consistency.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Spread the dip onto toasted bread and top with the toppings of your choice.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_4031%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_3999%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-cheesecake-bites/ http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-cheesecake-bites/#comments Tues, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /chocolate-peanut-butter-cheesecake-bites/ How can you possibly go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter? How can you possibly go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter?<br/>We just love the contrast between the nutty base, the creamy filling and crunchy chocolate layer, is just the perfect mid afternoon treat or post dinner dessert.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Makes about 8-10 bars<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Ingredients:</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <em>For the base:</em> <ul> <li>1 &frac12; cup of ground almond</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/one-earth-vanilla-zilla-125g/26341/">1 tablespoon of One Earth Vanilla Zilla Blend</a></li> <li>3 tablespoons of runny peanut butter</li> <li>1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil</li> <li>6 tablespoons of maple syrup</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <em>For the cheesecake layer:</em><br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li>1 cup of cashews soaked overnight or for at least 8 hours</li> <li>2 tablespoon of peanut butter</li> <li>2 tablespoons of maple syrup ( add more if you like it sweeter)</li> <li>1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil</li> <li>&frac12; cup of creamy almond milk</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <em>For the chocolate layer:</em><br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li>100gr of good quality dark chocolate, melted</li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Method</strong></span><br /> 1. Line a brownies tin with some baking paper. Place all the ingredients for the base in a bowl and mix well. You should have a quite solid, sticky dough. If it&rsquo;s too dry add a splash of almond milk.<br /> With your fingers press the dough in the tin until it&rsquo;s evenly spread.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 2. Place the tin in the freezer to set while you are making the filling.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. Drain and rinse the cashews and place them into a blender with all the other ingredients. Blend until completely smooth and creamy. Remove the tin from the freezer and pour the cashew cream on top of the base. Smooth it out with a spatula or the back of a spoon.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 4. Place the tin back in the freezer to set for at least 1 hour.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 5. Melt the chocolate and pour it on top of the cheesecake, make sure to shake the tin around quickly so the chocolate gets evenly spread. Place the tin back in the freezer for 20-30 minutes until the chocolate is completely set.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_3963%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_3952%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp; 0 Immune Boosting Cherry Cacao Overnight Oats http://www.planetorganic.com/immune-boosting-cherry-cacao-overnight-oats/ http://www.planetorganic.com/immune-boosting-cherry-cacao-overnight-oats/#comments Tues, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /immune-boosting-cherry-cacao-overnight-oats/ <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">Ingredients</span></strong></span></div> <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"> <div class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-recipe-contents" style="box-sizing: border-box; clear: both; border-top-width: 1px; border-top-style: solid; border-top-color: rgb(220, 220, 220);"> <div class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-section" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 30px; margin-bottom: 30px;"> <ol class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredients" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">1/2 cup jumbo oats</span></font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">1/2 cup almond milk</span></font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">1/2 scoop chocolate vegan protein (about 15g)</span></font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/shop-by-interest/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">The capsule contents of one Bee Prepared immune formula capsule</span></font></a></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">1/2 ripe banana</span></font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">1 tsp cacao powder</span></font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">1/2 cup raspberries</span></font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;">Small handful of cherries</span></font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-ingredient-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 4px; padding-left: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc;"><span style="box-sizing: border-box;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Tsp honey</font></span></li> </ol> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-subheader" style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 15px; line-height: 27px;"><span class="f-medium"><strong><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Instructions</font></strong></span></div> <ol class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-methods" style="box-sizing: border-box; padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; list-style-position: inside;"> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-method-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: decimal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Whiz almond milk, banana and chocolate protein powder in a blender until smooth. Add in the contents of the <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/shop-by-interest/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH">Bee Prepared</a> capsule and blend again.</font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-method-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: decimal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Combine with the oats and mix well. Place into the fridge to allow to set overnight. Add a little more almond milk when serving, if it is too thick.</font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-method-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: decimal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">To make the berry compote, gently heat the berries in a saucepan to allow them to melt. Pit the cherries and add these into the pan, along with a teaspoon of honey. Cook until all the fruit starts to break down and form a jam like mixture. Add a splash of water if needed.</font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-method-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: decimal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Transfer to a bowl, ready to add to your oats in the morning.</font></li> <li class="gmail-blog-buymeapie-method-item" style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: 22.5px; margin-top: 15px; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: decimal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Top with fresh fruit and grated dark chocolate.</font></li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: tahoma, sans-serif;"><span style="font-family: verdana, sans-serif;">Bees have your back! <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/shop-by-interest/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH">Unbeelievable Health&#39;s Bee Prepared immune formula MAX </a>(great to help keep colds, flu &amp; illness at bay) combines nutrients not found in a regular diet or multivitamin including bee propolis, black elderberry, olive leaf, acerola cherry, beta glucans, reishi mushrooms &amp; more.&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Immune%20boost%20cherry%20oats%20no%20product.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/shop-by-interest/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Immune%20boost%20cherry%20cacao%20oats.jpg" /></a></div> 0 Immune Boost Key Lime Smoothie Cup http://www.planetorganic.com/immune-boost-key-lime-smoothie-cup/ http://www.planetorganic.com/immune-boost-key-lime-smoothie-cup/#comments Tues, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /immune-boost-key-lime-smoothie-cup/ <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: tahoma, sans-serif;"><strong><span class="f-mediumlarge"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Ingredients:&nbsp;</span></span></strong></div> <ul> <li class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">1 banana</font></li> <li class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">1/2 - 1 avocado</font></li> <li class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Handful of spinach</font></li> <li class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Small handful of cashew nuts</font></li> <li class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">1/4 coconut milk, nut milk or water</font></li> <li class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Juice of 1/2 a lime</font></li> <li class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bee-daily-defense-30-tabs-30-tabs/13987/"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Capsule contents of 1-2 Bee Prepared Daily Immune formula</font></a></li> </ul> <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Whizz in a blender or a Nutribullet &amp; decorate with berries, coconut flakes and edible flowers if desired.</font></div> <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="gmail_default" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><font face="verdana, sans-serif">Bees have your back!<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bee-daily-defense-30-tabs-30-tabs/13987/"> Unbeelievable Health&#39;s Bee Prepared Daily immune formula </a>(great to help keep colds, flu &amp; illness at bay) combines nutrients not found in a regular diet or multivitamin including bee propolis, black elderberry, olive leaf, acerola cherry &amp; more and it&#39;s suitable for most ages.&nbsp;</font><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/shop-by-interest/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Immune%20boost%20key%20lime%20smoothie%20cup%20above%20.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/immune%20boost%20key%20lime%20cup%20no%20product.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/shop-by-interest/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Tea%20cup%20Immune%20boosting%20Key%20Lime%20smoothie%20bowl.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/shop-by-interest/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/170730-annarachelphotography-2.jpg" /></a></div> 0 Strawberry Plant-based Shake http://www.planetorganic.com/strawberry-plant-based-shake/ http://www.planetorganic.com/strawberry-plant-based-shake/#comments Tues, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /strawberry-plant-based-shake/ The nights may be getting darker and the days shorter, but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the sunshine! The nights may be getting darker and the days shorter, but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the sunshine!<br/>Serves 1 | 5 Minutes Prep Time<br /> By <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vega&reg;</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Bring a little summer back into these winter months with this scrumptious Strawberry Shake. Quick and easy to whizz up as an afternoon treat or dessert.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>100 g strawberries, fresh or frozen</li> <li>&frac12; ripe banana</li> <li>50 g coconut plant-based alternative to ice cream</li> <li>375 mL coconut drink</li> <li>1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</a></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Toppings:</strong> <ul> <li>Fresh strawberries</li> <li>Sliced banana</li> <li>Coconut whipped cream</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Preparation</strong> <ol> <li>Blend, sip, enjoy!</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> </ol> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Strawberry%20Shake%20(October%202017).jpg" /> 0 Raspberry, Avocado & Mint Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/raspberry-avocado-mint-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/raspberry-avocado-mint-smoothie/#comments Tues, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /raspberry-avocado-mint-smoothie/ <strong>INGREDIENTS -&nbsp;</strong>Serves 1 <ul> <li>1 cup (120 g) frozen raspberries</li> <li>1 cup (250 ml) almond milk</li> <li>1/ 4 ripe avocado, flesh scooped out</li> <li>4 ice cubes</li> <li>1 small handful fresh mint leaves</li> <li>1 tablespoon of <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-collagen-inner-beauty-boost-500ml/26180/">COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost</a></li> <li>pinch Himalayan salt</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> Place all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Taste.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-collagen-inner-beauty-boost-500ml/26180/">About the Collagen Inner Beauty Boost</a><br /> <em>A delicious organic, bio-fermented probiotic concentrate designed to increase the skin&rsquo;s production of collagen and promote a radiant, naturally plumped complexion from the inside out.&nbsp;Specifically formulated to address skin firmness, fine lines, free-radical damage and aid skin maintenance, COLLAGEN contains a blend of Certified Organic maqui berry, acai, papaya, blueberry, goji-berry and pomegranate powders with grape-seed extract, zinc and vitamin C</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-collagen-inner-beauty-boost-500ml/26180/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/160424_TBC_Raspberry%20Dream_product%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-supplements/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=THE%5FBEAUTY%5FCHEF"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/categories/beautychef_banner.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp; 0 Chocolate & Peppermint Crunch http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-peppermint-crunch/ http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-peppermint-crunch/#comments Tues, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /chocolate-peppermint-crunch/ <strong>INGREDIENTS </strong>(makes 24 squares)<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><em>Base</em></strong> <ul> <li>1&frasl;2 cup (100g) buckwheat groats</li> <li>1&frasl;4 cup (30g) cacao powder</li> <li>11&frasl;2 cups (165g) pecans</li> <li>1&frasl;4 cup (60ml) maple syrup 40g nut butter</li> <li>1&frasl;2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder</li> <li>pinch of Himalayan salt</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><em>Filling</em></strong> <ul> <li>1 medium avocado, halved, stone removed and flesh scooped out</li> <li>1&frasl;2 cup (125g) coconut butter, melted</li> <li>2 tablespoons maple syrup</li> <li>3 teaspoons <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-cleanse-inner-beauty-powder-150g/26177/">CLEANSE Inner Beauty Powder</a> or barley grass powder</li> <li>pinch of Himalayan salt</li> <li>4-6 drops of essential food-grade peppermint oil, to taste</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><em>Raw chocolate</em></strong> <ul> <li>1&frasl;3 cup (35g) cacao powder</li> <li>35g cacao butter, coarsely chopped</li> <li>3 teaspoons maple syrup</li> <li>3 teaspoons coconut oil</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>METHOD</strong><br /> Lightly grease and line a 25 x 16 x 3cm tray with baking paper.<br /> <br /> To prepare the base, lightly toast the buckwheat groats in a medium frying pan over low-medium heat for 2 minutes, or until golden and crisp.<br /> <br /> Set aside to cool.<br /> <br /> Place the remaining base ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until finely chopped and mixture begins to bind together. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add the toasted buckwheat and stir to combine. Press into the base of the prepared tray. Smooth over with the back of a spoon. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until firm.<br /> <br /> To prepare the filling, combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Spread the filling over the set base. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.<br /> <br /> To make the raw chocolate, half-fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Place all of the ingredients in a heatproof bowl. Take the pan off the heat and set the bowl over the top.<br /> Ensure the base of the bowl does not touch the water. Leave for 5 minutes, or until the cacao butter and coconut oil melt. Stir to combine.<br /> <br /> Pour the raw chocolate over the filling, tilting the tray or spreading to cover in an even layer. Refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until set.<br /> <br /> Using a hot knife, cut into 24 squares.<br /> <br /> Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can freeze for up to 3 months.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-cleanse-inner-beauty-powder-150g/26177/">About the Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder</a><br /> <em>A comprehensive super-greens supplement designed to help detox and purify your body on the inside, promoting smoother, clearer skin on the outside.Whether taken as a daily boost of cleansing greens or used to help your body realign either during or after times of excess - the alkalising blend features 45 certified organic and bio-fermented fruits, vegetables, seeds, roots, algae, grasses, plant fibre, purifying herbs and digestive enzymes.</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-cleanse-inner-beauty-powder-150g/26177/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/SupergreenPeppermintChocCrunchSlice.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-supplements/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=THE%5FBEAUTY%5FCHEF"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/categories/beautychef_banner.jpg" /></a> 0 Get Glowing Smoothie Bowl http://www.planetorganic.com/get-glowing-smoothie-bowl/ http://www.planetorganic.com/get-glowing-smoothie-bowl/#comments Tues, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /get-glowing-smoothie-bowl/ This health-giving bowl is fibre-rich, vitamin-rich, antioxidant-rich, lipid-rich and full of skin- protective and glow-giving minerals selenium, copper and zinc, plus it has the added boost of GLOW Inner Beauty powder with pre- and probiotics to keep your gut happy and skin radiant. This health-giving bowl is fibre-rich, vitamin-rich, antioxidant-rich, lipid-rich and full of skin- protective and glow-giving minerals selenium, copper and zinc, plus it has the added boost of GLOW Inner Beauty powder with pre- and probiotics to keep your gut happy and skin radiant.<br/><strong>INGREDIENTS</strong> <ul> <li>125g frozen blueberries</li> <li>100g frozen unsweetened a&ccedil;ai pulp, coarsely chopped</li> <li>1 very ripe frozen banana, coarsely chopped</li> <li>]&frasl;2 cup (125g) coconut kefir or natural yoghurt</li> <li>2 teaspoons <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-glow-inner-beauty-powder-150g/26176/">GLOW Inner Beauty Powder</a></li> <li>1&frasl;4 teaspoon ground cinnamon</li> <li>2 teaspoons chia seeds</li> <li>2 teaspoons cacao nibs*&nbsp;</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>TOPPING</strong> <ul> <li>1 small ripe banana, peeled and sliced6-10 fresh blueberries</li> <li>2 tablespoons granola</li> <li>1 tablespoon finely chopped pistachios</li> <li>1 tablespoon goji berries</li> <li>1 teaspoon bee pollen (not suitable for those with bee allergies)</li> <li>1 teaspoon hemp seeds (optional)</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>METHOD</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> To make the smoothie, blend the blueberries, a&ccedil;ai, banana, kefir or yoghurt and GLOW powder, if using, cinnamon, chia seeds and cacao nibs in a high-speed blender, until smooth and creamy. Pour the smoothie into two wide shallow serving bowls. Decorate with toppings. Eat immediately.<br /> <br /> NOTE:The topping ingredients can be substituted according to personal taste or availability.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-glow-inner-beauty-powder-150g/26176/">About The Glow Inner Beauty Powder</a><br /> <em>Combining a blend of Certified Organic, naturally fermented ingredients to nourish and enhance skin from the inside-out, GLOW ADVANCED is a drinkable tonic that supports efficient digestion and a healthy gut, which naturally results in long-lasting skin health and radiance.GLOW ADVANCED helps synthesise collagen in the skin and helps contribute to normal skin function as well as support digestive health.</em><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-chef-glow-inner-beauty-powder-150g/26176/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/162506_TBCGlowSmoothie.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/beauty-supplements/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=THE%5FBEAUTY%5FCHEF"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/categories/beautychef_banner.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp; 0 Menstrual Cup vs Tampon http://www.planetorganic.com/menstrual-cup-vs-tampon/ http://www.planetorganic.com/menstrual-cup-vs-tampon/#comments Tues, 03 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /menstrual-cup-vs-tampon/ Regardless of who you are, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about menstrual cups recently. Before you make a decision, it’s helpful to look at the features of both tampons and menstrual cups so you can decide what’s best for you. Regardless of who you are, you’ve probably been hearing a lot about menstrual cups recently. Before you make a decision, it’s helpful to look at the features of both tampons and menstrual cups so you can decide what’s best for you.<br/><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_345x214" class="size-full wp-image-8709 alignleft" sizes="(max-width: 345px) 100vw, 345px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_345x214.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_345x214.png 345x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_345x214-193x120.png 193x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_345x214-200x124.png 200x" style="margin-right: 20px; margin-bottom: 5px; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; float: left;" width="345" /><br /> <br /> <br /> Perhaps you&rsquo;re a young woman who has just started her period (welcome to womanhood!). Maybe you&rsquo;re a period pro who has her routine down to a science. You may be thinking about trying out tampons, or considering not using them anymore.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">What are they made of?</h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_whatmadeof-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8681" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_whatmadeof-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_whatmadeof-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_whatmadeof-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_whatmadeof-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_whatmadeof-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="700" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Tampons are typically made of a combination of cotton, rayon or a blend of the two. Although tampons no longer contain dyes or preservatives, it&rsquo;s difficult to say&nbsp;<a href="https://www.intimina.com/blog/healthy-period-tampons-safe-use/" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank">what else is in a tampon</a>. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States doesn&rsquo;t regulate the ingredients of tampons, and so companies are&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustle.com/articles/83591-are-tampons-safe-7-reasons-we-should-be-concerned-about-the-ingredients-in-feminine-hygiene-products" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank" title="Tampon Safety">not required to fully disclose</a>&nbsp;what&rsquo;s in them.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="https://www.intimina.com/en/lily_cups" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank">Menstrual cups</a>, depending on the brand, are made of latex or medical-grade silicone. Although latex is a natural substance, many women have latex allergies. Medical-grade silicone is the hypoallergenic material that&rsquo;s used in medical implants so they are safe for use in the body.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">How does it work?</h3> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_howdoesitwork-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8683" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howdoesitwork-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howdoesitwork-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howdoesitwork-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howdoesitwork-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howdoesitwork-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; display: block;" width="700" /></h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Menstrual cups are designed to collect your fluid until you&rsquo;re ready to empty it out. Tampons absorb menstrual fluid, sort of like a cotton ball absorbs water. Unfortunately, because of this, tampons also absorb natural vaginal moisture, which can be drying for some women.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">How much fluid does it hold?</h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_howmuchhold-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8685" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howmuchhold-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howmuchhold-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howmuchhold-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howmuchhold-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howmuchhold-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="700" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Tampon absorbency depends on its size, but a menstrual cup holds&nbsp;<a href="http://parent.guide/best-menstrual-cup-the-ultimate-guide/" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank" title="Guide to Menstrual Cups">over five times</a>&nbsp;the maximum amount of a tampon.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">Is it comfortable?</h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_isitcomfy-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8687" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitcomfy-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitcomfy-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitcomfy-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitcomfy-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitcomfy-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="700" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Once they&rsquo;re inserted, you shouldn&rsquo;t be able to feel either a tampon or a cup. With both types of protection it can take a little while to get the positioning correct, but once you do you won&rsquo;t even know it&rsquo;s there. Because tampons are made of cotton and fibers they can sometimes be drying or irritating to your vagina (especially if you use one that&rsquo;s too absorbent) and this can upset your internal pH balance. Silicone is designed to be non-invasive to your natural biochemistry, so it doesn&rsquo;t alter your natural balance of bacteria and moisture.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">How do I put it in?</h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_howputin-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8689" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howputin-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howputin-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howputin-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howputin-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howputin-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="700" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Both tampons and menstrual cups are inserted into the vagina. Tampons tend to sit a bit&nbsp;<a href="https://www.intimina.com/blog/check-cervix-height-menstrual-cup/" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank">higher in your vagina</a>&nbsp;than menstrual cups &ndash; and can be inserted either by using your finger to push the tampon into position or using an applicator that comes with the product.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="cupVStampon_diagrams-rev" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8691" sizes="(max-width: 588px) 100vw, 588px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cupVStampon_diagrams-rev.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cupVStampon_diagrams-rev.png 588x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cupVStampon_diagrams-rev-202x103.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cupVStampon_diagrams-rev-354x181.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cupVStampon_diagrams-rev-200x102.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="588" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">A menstrual cup needs to be&nbsp;<a href="https://www.intimina.com/blog/how-to-fold-menstrual-cup/" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank">folded</a>&nbsp;in order to be inserted, and then it opens up once positioned correctly in the vagina creating a gentle seal with the vaginal walls that prevents leaks. You may need to try a few different folding and insertion methods, but you will get the hang of it. (<a href="http://www.intimina.com/blog/use-menstrual-cup-quick-start-guide/" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank" title="Menstrual Cup Quick Start Guide">Here</a>&nbsp;are some tips for getting started with your cup.)</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Removing a menstrual cup also requires a bit more hands-on effort than tampons, which are just removed by tugging on the string. To remove you should squeeze the base of the cup, which breaks the seal, and then gently pull it out. Then just empty your fluid into the toilet and wash the cup before reinserting it. (Find more tips on removing your cup&nbsp;<a href="https://www.intimina.com/blog/tips-tricks-remove-menstrual-cup/" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank">here</a>.)</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">How long can I leave it in?</h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_howlongleavein-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8693" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howlongleavein-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howlongleavein-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howlongleavein-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howlongleavein-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_howlongleavein-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="700" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Many tampons can be left in for up to 8 hours, but it is recommended that you change them often for good hygiene and to avoid leaks. Cups can be left in for up to 12 hours (including overnight), but it depends on your flow. If you have heavier period it will need to be emptied more often, just like tampons.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">Is it safe?</h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_isitsafe-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8695" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitsafe-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitsafe-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitsafe-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitsafe-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_isitsafe-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="700" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Both tampons and menstrual cups are safe to use. The risk most often associated with tampons is&nbsp;<a href="https://www.intimina.com/blog/toxic-shock-syndrome-basics-2/" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank">toxic shock syndrome</a>, or TSS. TSS is a rare but potentially fatal disease caused when bacteria builds up in the vagina and enters the bloodstream. If you use tampons be sure to change them often and only use the size/absorbency necessary for your flow. Get the facts about TSS and the safety of tampons&nbsp;<a href="http://www.intimina.com/blog/healthy-period-tampons-safe-use/" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank" title="Are tampons safe to use?">here</a>.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">The medical-grade silicone of most menstrual cups is non-porous, non-absorbent and bacteria-resistant so it doesn&rsquo;t create an environment suited to bacterial growth like tampons (which is why it&rsquo;s used in medical implants like heart valves). While they might be a little intimidating, they are absolutely safe to use.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">How much does it cost?</h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_cost-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8697" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_cost-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_cost-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_cost-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_cost-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_cost-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="700" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">It is estimated that one woman will use over 12,000 disposable menstrual products in her lifetime. Although there is a higher upfront cost for&nbsp;<a href="https://www.intimina.com/en/lily_cups" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank">menstrual cups</a>, the cost is significantly less over time than the cost for tampons.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="margin-top: 0.5em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140); line-height: 1.1em; font-weight: bold; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; text-transform: none;">How does it affect the environment?</h3> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="article_cup_vs_tampon_environment-blog" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-8699" sizes="(max-width: 700px) 100vw, 700px" src="http://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_environment-blog.png" srcset="https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_environment-blog.png 700x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_environment-blog-202x20.png 202x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_environment-blog-354x35.png 354x, https://www.intimina.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/article_cup_vs_tampon_environment-blog-200x20.png 200x" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; border-style: none; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; display: block;" width="700" /></p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Every year, approximately 20 billion menstrual products end up in landfills. (Although organic tampons are made purely from cotton, they need to be composted in order to biodegrade.) The average American woman&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_green_lantern/2010/03/greening_the_crimson_tide.html" style="outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(236, 0, 140);" target="_blank" title="The Environmental Impact of Periods">menstruates for 38 years and will produce around 300 pounds of waste</a>&nbsp;just from tampons, pads, applicators and wrappers. Since menstrual cups are reusable for a number of years, making the switch to cups could significantly reduce the amount of waste you contribute. Menstrual cups can also be recycled at any place that handles medical-grade silicone; many hospitals have recycling programs for these kinds of materials.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(109, 110, 113); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">No matter what product you choose, make sure it works for you and your routine. Every woman is different, so what&rsquo;s right for one woman may not be right for another. But don&rsquo;t be ashamed of your choice. After all &ndash; menstruation is a natural part of a woman&rsquo;s life, and should be embraced.<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/intimina/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/categories/intimina_homepage.jpg" /></a></p> 0 Tofu Coconut-Crumbed Dippers With Satay Sauce http://www.planetorganic.com/tofu-coconut-crumbed-dippers-with-satay-sauce/ http://www.planetorganic.com/tofu-coconut-crumbed-dippers-with-satay-sauce/#comments Tues, 26 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Eve Kalinik /tofu-coconut-crumbed-dippers-with-satay-sauce/ These dippers are a fun, delicious vegan dish that’s great for the gut. And kids love them too. These dippers are a fun, delicious vegan dish that’s great for the gut. And kids love them too.<br/><blockquote style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;" type="cite"> <div> <div style="word-wrap: break-word;"> <div> <div style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;"><span class="f-large"><span class="f-medium"><span style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book'; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">I have used a &lsquo;breadcrumb&rsquo; mix of cashews, peanut butter and desiccated coconut to give a sweet taste and crispy texture that go brilliantly with this easy satay sauce. This works well with pea shoots or a green leafy salad and sliced avocado. It is important to source your tofu well, making sure it is made from organic and non-genetically modified soya beans and with no added ingredients.</span></span></span></div> <p class="x_MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="x_MsoNormal" style="line-height: 14.399999618530273px;"><span class="f-large"><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">Serves 2</span></strong><span style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book'; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></p> <ul> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">280g-325g non-GMO organic plain tofu&nbsp;</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">65g cashews</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">20g desiccated coconut</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">1 teaspoon unsweetened peanut butter</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">Pinch mineral-rich salt</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">150g coconut flour</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">6 tablespoons coconut aminos</span></span></li> </ul> <div><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">Satay sauce</span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">1 tablespoon unsweetened peanut butter</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut yogurt</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">&frac14; teaspoon garlic powder</span></span></li> <li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or you can substitute tamari)</span></span></li> </ul> <div><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <div><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">Preheat the oven to 200&deg;C/Gas 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.</span></span></p> <div><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">Prepare the tofu by patting dry and cutting in half lengthwise. Then cut each half into three and finally cut each of these sections in half diagonally, making 12 triangles in total.</span></span></p> <div><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">To make the coconut crumb, put the cashews, coconut, peanut butter and a pinch of salt into a food processor and pulse until you get fine, even crumbs. Put this mixture to one side.</span></span></p> <div><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">&nbsp;</span></span></div> <p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">Next, prepare your dipping stations. Put 6 tablespoons of coconut flour on a large plate. Put the coconut aminos in a bowl. On a another large plate, put 6 tablespoons of coconut flour and 6 tablespoons of the coconut crumb and stir to combine evenly. Put your tofu pieces through the dipping stations: first into the straight coconut flour to coat evenly, then into the aminos, turning to get all of the tofu covered, and finally into the coconut crumb mix, making sure that the pieces are thoroughly coated. Place them on the baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes and then turn carefully and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.</span></span></p> <p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="f-large"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family: 'Futura Std Book';">While the tofu is cooking, mix together all of the ingredients for the satay sauce in a small bowl. Divide the tofu dippers between two plates and serve with the sauce.</span></span><br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/tofu%20with%20satay%20sauce%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">TRUST YOUR GUT</span></strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Gut health has become a hot topic in recent years for many different reasons and as we start to uncover just HOW much the gut influences in terms of our overall health we might just start to trust our gut instinct a bit more. Way too often we can ignore that inner wisdom, favouring or taken in by the latest diet, detox, super food or supplement we tend to want to opt for a fast fix solution that invariably never works.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Each and every one of us needs to tend our own gut &lsquo;garden&rsquo; as I like to refer to it in our own unique way so not all the advice that you read about is going to be applicable to you. It might be great for your friend but not necessarily the right thing for you or your body. Be critical in your thinking and understand what YOU need. Start with some of the more basic things first like sitting down with cutlery and eating your food from a plate at a table and you can see marked differences in the way your body responds from a digestion and stress perspective. Our modern society tells us we need to do extreme things and over indulge even in what might be considered &lsquo;healthy&rsquo; (whatever that means) but actually before we even get into buying up sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir and other fermented &lsquo;gut friendly&rsquo; foods like no tomorrow the best thing you can do is to tune into your own gut first and foremost.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> And that&rsquo;s exactly why I wrote this book. To help YOU to uncover where you might need to start your journey. It&rsquo;s a process after all and one that doesn&rsquo;t need to be punishing, restrictive or indeed bland. It might mean a few steps forward and a few back but then it&rsquo;s about learning to work WITH your body and not forcing yourself into some kind of (unsustainable) regime. We are all individuals and our microbiome (the trillions of microoragnisms that reside in the gut) are evidence of that alone. So trust your gut and that innate instinct and you won&rsquo;t go too far wrong.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/be-good-to-your-gut-each/27072/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/27072.jpg" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </blockquote> 0 Spicy Tahini & Avocado Toast http://www.planetorganic.com/recipe-spicy-tahini-avocado-toast/ http://www.planetorganic.com/recipe-spicy-tahini-avocado-toast/#comments Thurs, 07 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /recipe-spicy-tahini-avocado-toast/ The classic avocado toast recipe just got an upgrade! Enjoy as a snack or a breakfast treat in under 10 minutes. The classic avocado toast recipe just got an upgrade! Enjoy as a snack or a breakfast treat in under 10 minutes.<br/><strong>Ingredients:</strong><br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li>2 slices of bread of your choice (we&rsquo;ve used Rye bread)</li> <li>1 ripe avocado, sliced</li> <li>2 tablespoons of tahini</li> <li>The juice of 1 lemon</li> <li>A few sprigs of fresh coriander, chopped</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO">A generous handful of <strong>Superfoodio&rsquo;s Spicy Sriracha Savoury Clusters</strong></a></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Directions:</strong><br /> &nbsp; <ol> <li>Toast the slices of bread until crisp throughout and lightly golden around the edges.</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> <li value="2">While the bread is toasting, peel and destone the avocado and cut each half into slices.&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> <li value="3">Evenly spread 1 tablespoon of tahini on each toast and lay the sliced avocado on top.</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> <li value="4">Drizzle the lemon juice on top. Garnish each slice with the chopped coriander. Finally, sprinkle some&nbsp;<strong>Superfoodio&rsquo;s Spicy Sriracha Savoury Clusters</strong>&nbsp;for moreish spicy crunch.</li> </ol> &nbsp;<br /> Enjoy alongside a cup of your favourite herbal tea.<br /> &nbsp; <ol> <li>&nbsp;</li> </ol> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Avocado%20Toast_1%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Avocado%20Toast_3%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Coco & Choco Mousse with Almond Start http://www.planetorganic.com/coco-choco-mousse-with-almond-start/ http://www.planetorganic.com/coco-choco-mousse-with-almond-start/#comments Thurs, 07 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /coco-choco-mousse-with-almond-start/ By Abbot Kinney's By Abbot Kinney's<br/><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/abbot-kinneys/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Abbot%20Kinney's%20Coco%20%26%20choco%20mousse%20with%20Almond%20Start2%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Abbot%20Kinney's%20Coco%20%26%20choco%20mousse%20with%20Almond%20Start%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Chocolate Ginger Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-ginger-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-ginger-smoothie/#comments Thurs, 07 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /chocolate-ginger-smoothie/ Serves 1 | 5 Minutes Prep Time<br /> By <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vega&reg;</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Did you say chocolate and ginger? Yes please! Put down that chocolate bar and try this chocolate smoothie instead. Breakfast, snack, or dessert, this delicious smoothie will give you the perfect ginger kick.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>375 mL plant-based drink like almond</li> <li>1 scoop (36 g)<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega-essentials-chocolate-743g/25711/"> Chocolate Vega&reg; Essentials</a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega-clean-protein-chocolate-675g/25709/"> &nbsp;</a></li> <li>2-3 cubes dark chocolate</li> <li>&frac12;-1 inch root ginger</li> <li>1 ripe banana</li> <li>Handful of spinach</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega-clean-protein-chocolate-675g/25709/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Chocolate%20Ginger%20Smoothie%20(September%20Picture)%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Unpackaged Sustainable Living blog http://www.planetorganic.com/unpackaged-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/unpackaged-/#comments Weds, 06 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Unpackaged /unpackaged-/ We know how overwhelming it can be to look at the enormity of all the environmental challenges we face and think it’s pointless to even try. We know how overwhelming it can be to look at the enormity of all the environmental challenges we face and think it’s pointless to even try.<br/>So, each month, we&rsquo;ll be focusing on one area in which you can make a change &ndash; from home to on the go, personal care, kids, even holidays. We&rsquo;ll break it down into bitesize chunks and show you that there are plenty of small changes you can make that will improve both your life, and the planet&rsquo;s, so everyone&rsquo;s a winner!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>What&rsquo;s The Point?</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> It&rsquo;s probably worth taking a step back and having a quick think about why this is important.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> On a very simple level, in the West, we consume way more resources than the planet can sustain.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.overshootday.org/">Earth Overshoot Day</a> tells us, each year, the day in which we have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year &ndash; through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can absorb. This year, it was 2<sup>nd</sup> August globally, but 4<sup>th</sup> May for the UK, showing we have a way to go. This isn&rsquo;t about making you feel bad &ndash; but we have to be realistic about where we&rsquo;re at before we can look at how to improve!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Where To Start - Three Things You Can Do </strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> This month is all about having a think and taking stock of where you&rsquo;re at. We promise that this isn&rsquo;t about deprivation &ndash; your life doesn&rsquo;t need to be less, because you choose to live with less. By getting rid of all the unnecessary stuff we all accumulate, you can free up your time, &amp; money, to focus on the really important things.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>1. LEARN </strong></span><br /> The 5R&rsquo;s are a great a way to think about how to make changes. First, and most important, is <strong>Refuse</strong> and we&rsquo;ll be showing you in future blogs how to refuse all sorts of junk that clutters up your life. After that comes <strong>Reduce</strong> &ndash; what are the things you can get rid of that you don&rsquo;t really need? <strong>Reuse</strong> is really important &ndash; there are all sorts of things you can reuse, for example your own containers at the <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/unpackaged-at-planet-organic/">Unpackaged section in Planet&rsquo;s Muswell Hill branch</a>. <strong>Recycling</strong> comes much further down the list of priorities than people think, as prevention is much better; in future blogs we&rsquo;ll be showing you all sorts of services for recycling every day items you never knew existed. And finally <strong>Rot</strong> &ndash; that&rsquo;s composting, or food waste to you and me, and there are lots of ways you can do it at home, if you&rsquo;re not already.&nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/5R.png" /></div> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">2. WATCH</span></strong><br /> A great film to watch is <a href="http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-stuff/">The Story of Stuff</a> &ndash; a 20 minute online film that makes the link between how we consume and a huge number of environmental &amp; social issues. It&rsquo;s not all depressing, promise - it will make you laugh too so if you only do one thing this month, why not sit down with your flatmates or family to watch it together and use it to spark a discussion about what you really care about, and how you can work together to achieve it.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/STR.png" /><br /> &nbsp;</div> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>3. DO</strong></span><br /> By this stage, you might be looking around your house and wondering how to tackle the clutter. So, we have a couple of ideas to start:<br /> As its <a href="https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/">Zero Waste Week</a>&nbsp;(4<sup>th</sup> &ndash; 10<sup>th</sup> Sept), why not have a go at seeing how much waste you produce &ndash; you can download their handy <a href="https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/WasteAudit.pdf">DIY Bin Audit</a> and use it to start keeping track of your waste &ndash; their newsletter is full of handy tips to reduce.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/ZeroWasteWeek-official-logo.jpg" /></div> <br /> <br /> Also, why not buy (a second hand or eBook) copy of Marie Kondo&rsquo;s book &ndash; <a href="https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&amp;_sacat=0&amp;_nkw=the%20life%20changing%20magic%20of%20tidying&amp;LH_PrefLoc=1&amp;_dcat=171426&amp;rt=nc&amp;LH_ItemCondition=4&amp;_trksid=p2045573.m1684">The Life Changing Magic of Tidying</a>? We&rsquo;ve used her method to declutter and can&rsquo;t recommend it enough. According to Kondo, anything that doesn&rsquo;t make you happy, or isn&rsquo;t absolutely necessary should be touched, thanked &amp; sent on its way. Although the trick isn&rsquo;t then to replenish with loads more stuff (watch the film and you won&rsquo;t!)<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/booktidying.png" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> We&rsquo;ll be back in a month with a focus on sustainable food shopping - please do share your comments or suggestions below as we&rsquo;d love to know how you&rsquo;re getting on. If you have any specific questions ,or things you&rsquo;d like help with, please leave a comment below and we&rsquo;ll help you out as best we can!<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_693898096%20copy.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;</div> --<br /> Catherine Conway is the founder of <a href="http://www.beunpackaged.com/">Unpackaged</a>, the first Zero Waste grocery which she opened in London in 2006 and now operates as part of <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/stores/muswell-hill-london-n10/">Planet Organic Muswell Hill</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; 0 Vegan Bulletproof coffee http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee-rec/ http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee-rec/#comments Weds, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /vegan-bulletproof-coffee-rec/ Ingredients: <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EQUAL%5FEXCHANGE">organic coffee of choice (we recommand Equal Exchange)</a></li> <li>1 tsp-1 tbsp. of organic (raw) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=LUCY%5FBEE">extra virgin coconut oil</a> or butter or <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=NUTIVA">MCT coconut oil</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=RUDE%5FHEALTH">1-2 tbsp. of non-dairy milk&nbsp;</a></li> <li>ground vanilla if desired, or alcohol-free vanilla extract</li> <li>Any healthy sweetener is desired (agave, stevia..)</li> </ul> <br /> Directions:<br /> 1. Brew your coffee first.<br /> <br /> 2. Add the hot coffee and other ingredients to your blender.<br /> <br /> 3. Blend for 30 seconds<br /> <br /> 4. Pour into your coffee mug and enjoy before breakfast.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=RUDE%5FHEALTH"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_403916803%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Lemon and Blueberry Chia pudding http://www.planetorganic.com/lemon-and-blueberry-chia-pudding/ http://www.planetorganic.com/lemon-and-blueberry-chia-pudding/#comments Weds, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /lemon-and-blueberry-chia-pudding/ A lusciously creamy breakfast with added crunch; perfect for breakfast on the go! Makes one serving A lusciously creamy breakfast with added crunch; perfect for breakfast on the go! Makes one serving<br/><div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: 12pt;">Ingredients</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/sweet-biscuits/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=RHYTHM108"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">1 packet RHYTHM108 Lemon and Ginger Ooh-La-La Tea Biscuits</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">2 tbsp chia seeds</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">1&frasl;2 cup almond milk</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">2 tbsp yoghurt of choice</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">1 Vanilla pod deseeded</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">1 tbsp coconut syrup</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">Handful of blueberries </span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'"><strong>Method</strong><br /> 1. Mix together the yoghurt, milk, vanilla seeds and coconut syrup in a jar.<br /> <br /> 2. Fold in the chia seeds and the blueberries and leave for at least an hour or ideally, overnight, for the seeds to expand and absorb the liquid &ndash; they will have formed into a jelly-type consistency.<br /> <br /> 3. Just before you&rsquo;re ready to enjoy, place the biscuits in a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin.<br /> <br /> 4. Sprinkle the biscuits on top of the pudding along with a few more blueberries and serve!&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/sweet-biscuits/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=RHYTHM108"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/lemon%20and%20blueberry%20chia%20pudding.jpg" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> 0 Nourishing Bowl http://www.planetorganic.com/nourishing-bowl/ http://www.planetorganic.com/nourishing-bowl/#comments Weds, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /nourishing-bowl/ A tasty bowl of comforting and wholesome goodness from nutritionist Anna Lisle... and there's no need to worry about special dietary requirements here - this one's gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free! A tasty bowl of comforting and wholesome goodness from nutritionist Anna Lisle... and there's no need to worry about special dietary requirements here - this one's gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!<br/><h4 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:2pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Serves: 4 people</span></span></h4> <h4 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:2pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Time: 1 hour</span></span></h4> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;"><img height="20" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/hQmI54n3xPDTNwJocg6IA18eK0nQC7KPt-5Umq1qCYao6VyJdIIMf1uVQ7xTCRPsoAQTZdEUF9eCrBTgxCE5r-HzaaHtZL9EFAF6OluIuDPXpZ-sUy3x5ZWvDI96Q7D3rcAim-Vs" style="border-style: none; transform: rotate(0rad);" title="Click and drag to move" width="20" /></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ingredients</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">* indicates optional ingredients</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">700g (1 lb / 8 oz) butternut squash (or any pumpkin/squash), peeled</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">190g (6&frac12; oz) quinoa (white, red or tricolour), washed and drained) </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bone-broth/?page=1"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">324g (12 fl oz) 1 pouch of Borough Broth Organic Chicken or Beef Bone Broth </span></span></a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">3 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">A handful of pea shoots</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">50g (1&frac34; oz) mung, adzuki, lentil and pea sprouts * </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">A few handfuls of coarsely chopped chopped fresh herbs (flat-leaf parsley, basil, tarragon and/or dill)</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">3-4 tablespoons white and black chia seeds</span></span></p> </li> </ul> &nbsp; <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Mustard Vinaigrette</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">80ml (2&frac34; fl oz) extra virgin olive oil </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">3 tablespoons red wine vinegar</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">1 lemon, juiced</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">2 tablespoons wholegrain (seeded) mustard</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sea salt &amp; freshly ground pepper </span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;"><img height="20" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/SaJZCQGqRpdz7EsbgqvC4byjeSnOk-rAvFmemZYREAAcJb7YLHX3p1JfQVXrpfqe7gDBjv2aQFcV6r_NGM4X3Rw34gUS4mIIv6JaXHqPVCTY-9W4RgcKtAqzDBtGOusUOC4KBhUt" style="border-style: none; transform: rotate(0rad);" title="Click and drag to move" width="20" /></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Method</span></span></p> <ol style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Preheat oven to 200&deg;C (400&deg;F).</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Start by roasting the pumpkin. Chop into cubes and place on a baking tray. Add olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 30&ndash;40 minutes (tossing halfway through) or until the pumpkin is tender and golden around the edges. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Place quinoa and broth in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover, fluff the quinoa with a fork and set aside to allow to cool. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Place quinoa in a large bowl. Add roasted pumpkin cubes, spring onions, pea shoots, mixed sprouts (if using), herbs and chia seeds.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a small jug. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to combine. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Divide between bowls and scatter with extra chia seeds, to serve.</span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Nourishing%20bowl%20copy.jpg" /></p> </li> </ol> 0 Excalibur Fermented Foods http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-fermented-foods/ http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-fermented-foods/#comments Weds, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /excalibur-fermented-foods/ This range includes a fermented beverage called Jun, with multiple flavours, often referred to as the champagne of Kombucha. <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR">Excalibur&rsquo;s range</a> lists various cultured vegetable products, the likes of which are usually only available in the more experimental US market place.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><strong>Excalibur Jun elixirs</strong></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Some of you may have heard of Jun, but it&rsquo;s fair to say that most people haven&rsquo;t. Jun purportedly originates in Tibet and is traditionally brewed with green tea, raw honey and a scoby (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). Excalibur has upgraded the recipe by incorporating various herbal components into each flavour; these flavours include Chaga, Gingko and Amazonia. All this range contain mostly wild-crafted and organic ingredients, and deliver exciting flavour profiles which vary according to which herbal formulation has been used. Based upon market research and observation more than 90% of people who try Jun give it a big thumbs up. This is probably because of the deliciously sweet and tangy combination that is achieved as a result of using raw, wild-crafted honey rather than processed sugar, so often present in similar products. For most people, fermented foods usually require some period of getting used to, however with Jun this is not the case, invariably its appeal is pretty much instant.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/exa2.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/exa1.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><strong>Excalibur cultured vegetables</strong></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> These recipes are truly innovative and unique in their field. The concept is that alongside the traditional ingredients usually present with sauerkraut, we also incorporate less traditional, but somewhat more medicinal plant based substances into the mix. For example, with the Excalibur kim-chee, rather than using traditional fish sauce, which may be objectionable to our target client group, at Excalibur, we use a micro-algae called Marine phytoplankton. Aside from containing a plethora of nutritional compounds and numerous anti-oxidants, marine phytoplankton is one of the only vegan sources of long chain omega 3 fatty acids like EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which is converted in the body to DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)<br /> These molecules are a necessity for us to have proper brain function and cell membrane permeability. Interestingly marine phytoplankton (according to various scientists) also contributes 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in earth&rsquo;s atmosphere!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/exa3.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-spicy-asian-kim-chee-485g/26797/">Excalibur&rsquo;s Goji Dragon Kraut</a> also takes a very unusual slant on cultured veg, in that it incorporates red cabbage and goji berry, as well as different kinds of sea vegetables like dulse and sea spaghetti. The flavour that results in such alchemy is palpable and dynamic to say the least.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-chlorella-super-kraut-485g/26798/">The Chlorella Super Kraut</a> not only makes use of chlorella, but also contains a compound called chlorella growth factor (CGF) which directly feeds lactobacillus which is essential for great gut health; this is evident when observing the extra lively fermentation process that takes place with such ingredients.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-ocean-harvest-kraut-484g/26799/">&nbsp;The Ocean Harvest Kraut</a> is absolutely mouth watering and blends (together with the white cabbage) botanicals such as caraway seed and more unusual schisandra berry, one of the top herbs in traditional Chinese medicine and taoist tonic herbalism.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> All in all these tonic healing foods are not to be missed if you are at all interested in having an exalted taste and health experience with your meals. The fantastic thing about them is that they will significantly enhance any meal with which you eat them, whether you are a seasoned and competent foodie or a kitchen novice. Try them for yourself and see, the proof is in the pudding (or in this instance, the condiment). 0 Sweet potato jacket with a butter bean guacamole http://www.planetorganic.com/sweet-potato-jacket-with-a-butter-bean-guacamole/ http://www.planetorganic.com/sweet-potato-jacket-with-a-butter-bean-guacamole/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /sweet-potato-jacket-with-a-butter-bean-guacamole/ By Superfoodio By Superfoodio<br/><strong>Ingredients:</strong> <ul> <li>2 large sweet potatoes</li> <li>1 ripe avocado</li> <li>1 cans of butter beans</li> <li>4-5 asparagus spears to stuff the potatoes plus 6-7 more for serving</li> <li>6-7 cherry tomatoes, chopped</li> <li>The juice of 1 lemon</li> <li>2 spring onion, chopped</li> <li>2 tablespoons of fresh chives, chopped&nbsp;</li> <li>1 teaspoon of chilli flakes</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO">A handful of <strong>Superfoodio&rsquo;s Smoked Paprika Savoury Clusters</strong></a></li> <li>A splash of olive oi&nbsp;</li> <li>Salt &amp; pepper to taste</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Directions:</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> 1. Start by preheating the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 2. To prepare the sweet potatoes for baking, prick them all over using a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a tray and bake them in the oven for around 40-45 minutes until they are soft.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. While the sweet potatoes are baking, cook the asparagus. To do this, place them in a bowl, add a splash of olive oil, salt and pepper. Rub this seasoning mix into the asparagus and place them on a heated griddle pan for about 5-7 minutes. Turn the asparagus over from time to time until they are cooked but not too soft (you still want them to have a crunch).<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 4. To make the butter bean guacamole, drain and rinse the beans and place them in a bowl with the avocado flesh. With a fork, mash the beans and avocado roughly (you still want the guacamole to be chunky in texture). Add and mix in the lemon juice, chopped spring onions, chopped cherry tomatoes, chives, chilli flakes, salt and pepper to taste.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 5. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, make a cut in the middle (like a pocket) for the filling. Slot in a couple of asparagus in each sweet potato and add 2 tablespoons of the chunky guacamole. Sprinkle Superfoodio&rsquo;s Smoked Paprika Savoury Clusters for a delicious smoky crunch.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Enjoy with a side of salad for lunch or dinner.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Sweet%20Potato%20Jacket%20Recipe%203%20copy.jpg" /></a></div> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Sweet%20Potato%20Jacket%20Recipe%202%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Sweet%20Potato%20Jacket%20Recipe%201%20copy.jpg" /></a></div> 0 All about coconut MCT Oil http://www.planetorganic.com/all-about-mct-oil-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/all-about-mct-oil-/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /all-about-mct-oil-/ By Isabelle Nunn, Technical and Commercial Nutritionist at Kinetic Enterprises Limited MPHARM (Hons) DIP NT GPHC BANT CNHC AFMCP By Isabelle Nunn, Technical and Commercial Nutritionist at Kinetic Enterprises Limited MPHARM (Hons) DIP NT GPHC BANT CNHC AFMCP<br/>Medium Chain Triglycerides are a type of saturated fatty acid found in Coconuts, known to impart a wide range of health benefits. In order to understand a little more about Medium Chain Trigylcerides in other words Medium Chain Fatty Acids we have compiled a few points below<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/coconutoil1.jpg" /></div> &nbsp; <ul> <li>Triglycerides are essentially a type of Fat, named after their specific chemical structure- containing one Glycerol molecule and 3 Fatty acids.</li> <li><strong>Chemical Structure:</strong> Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) have a shorter structure than Long Chain Triglycerides (LCTs) and therefore can provide different physical properties and advantages. MCTs and LCTs are absorbed and broken down differently by the body.</li> <li>The shorter chain length allow MCTs such as that found in Coconut Oil, to be resistant and stable to higher temperatures upon heating. MCTs can be found in Palm Kernel Oil or Dairy Products but are present in much higher higher ratios in Coconut Oil. Examples of oils containing LCTs include olive oil, soybean oil and safflower oil.</li> <li>MCTs are absorbed and transported directly into the liver via the portal vein unlike LCTs. They are broken down very rapidly by a process referred to as &lsquo;Beta-Oxidation&rsquo;. Once broken down, MCTs are used instantly as a source of Fuel by the body for Energy purposes or are actually turned into Ketones. Ketones are substances produced when the Liver breaks down substantial portions of Fat.</li> <li>Unlike other types of Fatty Acids, Ketones can make their way by crossing the blood barrier and reaching the Brain. This provides the brain with an alternative source of Energy instead of relying on Glucose as a form of fuel. Therefore, instead of simply being stored as Fat, the body makes use of MCTs by its efficient conversion to Fuel used by our Muscles as well as other important Organs</li> <li><strong>Energy Levels:</strong> MCTs can therefore be an ideal choice for those looking for increased Energy Levels, requiring support for Recovering from a surgery, to support Sport Performance and Endurance, to also counteract those Energy Slumps in the afternoons or those slumps that Simply come with the Ageing process</li> <li>Research shows that a diet higher in MCTs may help improve <strong>Glucose Tolerance</strong>, and therefore increase the sensitivity to changes in insulin levels. This would be particularly beneficial for those at risk of Type&nbsp; 2 Diabetes and the risk factors associated with it such heavier body weight, greater waist circumference and insulin resistance.</li> <li>Research has also found MCTs as those found in coconut oil to have &lsquo;<strong>Anti-oxidant&rsquo;</strong> and &lsquo;<strong>Anti-microbial&rsquo;</strong> properties that support our immune system.</li> <li><strong>Heart Health</strong> :Consuming MCTs may provide a protective effect on cholesterol levels and on the heart as seen in human and animal studies</li> <li><strong>Weight Management:</strong> MCTs have shown to provide a better feeling of satiety than LCTs, with their action on the two hormones, Peptide YY and Leptin, known to help reduce appetite and increasing the feeling of fullness. LCTs have a lower Energy Density and therefore also provide Less Calories per intake than LCTs (8.4 calories per gram for MCTs versus 9.2 calories per gram for LCTs). Weight fluctuations would be easier to manage along with a Healthy Balanced Diet and an Active Lifestyle, especially with Coconut MCT oil&rsquo;s effect on the Breakdown of Fat and the much Lower Likelihood of us stocking this type of fat.</li> </ul> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/coconutoil3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> MCT oils essentially provide more therapeutic and concentrated doses of Coconut oil and a definitely worth having in your larder.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/power-up-your-performance/"><span class="f-large"><strong>Be adventurous and Experiment with Coconut MCT oil</strong></span></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-xsmall"><strong>References</strong></span> <ul> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Airhart S, et al (2016) A Diet Rich in Medium-Chain Fatty Acids Improves Systolic Function and Alters the Lipidomic Profile in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Pilot Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Feb;101(2):504-12. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-3292. Epub 2015 Dec 10. Available at : <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26652763">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26652763</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Fernando WM et al. (2015) The role of dietary coconut for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer&#39;s disease: potential mechanisms of action. Br J Nutr. 2015 Jul 14;114(1):1-14. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515001452. Epub 2015 May 22.Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329324">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329324</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Han JR et al. (2007). Effects of dietary medium-chain triglyceride on weight loss and insulin sensitivity in a group of moderately overweight free-living type 2 diabetic Chinese subjects. <em>Elsevier,</em> 2007: Jul;56(7):985-91. Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17570262">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17570262</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Mongtgomery et al. (2013) Contrasting metabolic effects of medium- versus long-chain fatty acids in skeletal muscle<em>. J Lipid Res</em>. 2013 Dec;54(12):3322-33. doi: 10.1194/jlr.M040451. Epub 2013 Sep 27. Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24078708">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24078708</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Nevin KJ Rajamohan T. (2004) and Beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil on lipid parameters and in vitro LDL oxidation. Clin Biochem. 2004 Sep;37(9):830-5. Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329324">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329324</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Yost TJ et al.( 1997) Dietary substitution of medium chain triglycerides in subjects with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in an ambulatory setting: impact on glycemic control and insulin-mediated glucose metabolism. J Am Coll Nutr. 1994 Dec;13(6):615-22.Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7706596">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7706596</a></span></li> </ul> 0 teapigs matcha mint latte http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-matcha-mint-latte-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-matcha-mint-latte-/#comments Thurs, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /teapigs-matcha-mint-latte-/ Tea tasting 101: adding mint makes everything better. Tea tasting 101: adding mint makes everything better.<br/>Adding mint is a sure fire way to give a tasty new spin on a classic - That&rsquo;s why teapigs have decided that the mighty combo of matcha and mint will be the first flavour variant added to their hugely popular matcha range.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-premium-matcha-plus-mint-20g/26342/">Matcha mint </a>takes the (already delicious) matcha latte to a whole new level &ndash; Check out our super simple recipe below &amp; give it a try at home:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> First things first, get your matcha paste on:&nbsp; <ul> <li>Empty the contents of 1 <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-premium-matcha-plus-mint-20g/26342/">matcha mint sachet</a> into a glass</li> <li>Using a hand held whisk, whizz up your matcha mint&nbsp;with a splash of milk (We use brown rice milk as it is naturally sweet &ndash; but if you opt for a different milk, here you can also add in agave for extra sweetness)</li> <li>Heat up 250ml milk &ndash; either on the hob or in a microwave.</li> <li>Whisk until frothy</li> <li>Pour your frothy milk over your matcha paste.</li> <li>Add a sprinkle or cinnamon or nutmeg</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> And there you have it - the perfect matcha latte!&nbsp;<br /> Matcha mint tastes particularly amazing over ice &ndash; so when the weather decides to behave itself, repeat the above recipe, but pour your matcha paste and frothy milk over a glass of ice instead!<br /> Feel free to swap the ingredients around to make this work for your taste buds &ndash; cow&rsquo;s milk instead of rice milk works just as well. Similarly coconut milk, almond and oat milk are all awesome dairy free options.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-premium-matcha-plus-mint-20g/26342/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/box-and-sachets-overhead%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Pre-workout booster http://www.planetorganic.com/pre-workout-booster/ http://www.planetorganic.com/pre-workout-booster/#comments Weds, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /pre-workout-booster/ <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><strong><span class="f-mediumlarge">Ingredients</span></strong></div> <ul> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">1 tbsp ground turmeric</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">1 chopped carrot</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">1 cup of your choice of yogurt (coconut yogurt is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">fab in this)</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">1 tsp cinnamon</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">1tsp nutmeg</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">1/2 cup nut mylk</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">1 tsp nut butter</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">handful frozen mango,</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">1/4 avocado</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">2 frozen banana coins</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/alchemy-super-blends-energy-elixir-voyager-pack-40g/24477/"><span class="f-medium">1 tsp energy elixir</span></a></li> </ul> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Method</strong><br /> <span class="f-medium">Blend all the ingredients together. Enjoy straight away.</span></span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ALCHEMY"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/TURMERIC%20YOG%202.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ALCHEMY">Discover Alchemy superfoods range here</a></span></div> 0 Smoothie Ice Lollies http://www.planetorganic.com/ice-cream-vega-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/ice-cream-vega-/#comments Tues, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /ice-cream-vega-/ The smoothie revolution is taking over, but have you ever thought of freezing your smoothie mixture to make some delicious ice lollies? The smoothie revolution is taking over, but have you ever thought of freezing your smoothie mixture to make some delicious ice lollies?<br/>These ice lollies are perfect for summer to mix up your daily smoothie. All you need are some ice lolly moulds and you&rsquo;re good to go!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>&lsquo;It&rsquo;s Lime Time&rsquo; Lolly:</strong> <ul> <li>250 mL coconut drink</li> <li>1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</a></li> <li>1 frozen banana</li> <li>100 g spinach</li> <li>1 Tbsp lime juice</li> <li>Zest of a lime</li> <li>2 dates</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Orangutan Lolly: </strong> <ul> <li>2 oranges, one pitted and peeled, juice of the other</li> <li>1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</a></li> <li>125 mL unsweetened almond drink</li> <li>4 ice cubes</li> <li>1 tsp vanilla extract</li> <li>Water as needed</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lolly: </strong> <ul> <li>200 g strawberries, fresh or frozen</li> <li>&frac12; small avocado</li> <li>&frac12; Tbsp ground flaxseed</li> <li>1 scoop (36 g) <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk/uk/products/detail/vega-essentials/chocolate">Chocolate Vega&reg; Essentials </a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">&nbsp;</a></li> <li>Coconut drink as needed</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> 1.&nbsp;Choose your lolly of choice and blend up the ingredients. Feel free to leave some extra fruit to stir through the mixture at the end<br /> 2.&nbsp;Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze.<br /> <br /> Enjoy!<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Smoothie%20Ice-Pops_Clean%20Creamsicle_PBJ_Key%20Lime%20Pie_140320_Vega_263%20copy.jpg" /></div> <br /> For more delicious recipes by <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vega&reg;</a> make sure to follow them on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/vegateam_uk/">Instagram,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/vegateam_uk">Twitter</a> (@VegaTeam_UK) and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage">Facebook</a>!&nbsp; 0 Skin & Tonic Summer Skin Tips http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-summer-skin-tips/ http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-summer-skin-tips/#comments Thurs, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /skin-tonic-summer-skin-tips/ We decided to compile Skin & Tonic’s top tips for gorgeous Summer skin We decided to compile Skin & Tonic’s top tips for gorgeous Summer skin<br/>Summer = sun kissed skin, beachy hair, (finally) some vitamin D, BBQs in the park and short haul flights to sunny destinations. Which is great, but we also all want to stay hydrated in the heat and rock the &lsquo;Summer Glow&rsquo; whilst protecting our skin from city pollution and UV rays.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic1.png" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>HYDRATE</strong>:<br /> <br /> Keeping hydrated is is our number 1 tip all year round - but drinking enough is especially important when it&rsquo;s hot as we&rsquo;re all sweating more. You&rsquo;re around 60% H20, so it makes sense to keep yourself topped up! Drink lots of water and herbal teas, and eat foods with a high water content, such as watermelon, cucumber, strawberries and leafy greens.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Make a pitcher of iced fruit water to keep in the fridge: Add some chopped grapefruit, watermelon, cucumber, strawberries and freshly torn mint for a refreshing summery drink. Try to keep a big reusable water bottle to hand at all times, especially on your desk as it can be easy to forget to drink when you&rsquo;re super busy at work.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Water, along with a diet including essential fatty acids fish, flaxseed, avocado, evening primrose &amp; borage oils will help to keep your skin plump &amp; hydrated.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We also recommend using a light, refreshing face mist to help keep skin hydrated, like our Rose Mist! Our certified organic rose water is grown and harvested high up in the French alps - the clean, clear alpine air and good nutritious soil means pure rose water of the highest quality with a fresh, green scent. Rose water is hydrating, moisturising, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and a natural anti-depressant, so it&rsquo;s great for keeping cool and calm when you&rsquo;re hot and flustered. Our Rose Mist also contains soothing, cooling Aloe Vera and plant-derived glycerin &ndash; a natural humectant that prevents loss of moisture by attracting water from the surrounding environment to your face. This all means it&rsquo;s great for hot holidays and for keeping skin hydrated on the plane. At Skin &amp; Tonic HQ we like to keep one on our desks, one in the fridge and one by the bed! Spritz liberally.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic2.png" /></a></div> <br /> Feel like your moisturiser isn&rsquo;t working hard enough? Try a face oil instead! Some traditional lotions and moisturisers can be low in effective ingredients and high in fillers, emulsifying agents and water. In contrast, our Brit Beauty Oil has been formulated with just 5 organic, plant-based ingredients &ndash; all included for their therapeutic properties. Borage, thistle and chia seed oils are packed full of antioxidants and omegas 3 &amp; 6, which help to fight free radicals, minimize fine lines, reduce large pores and encourage cellular function, while uplifting neroli (orange blossom) essential oil helps aid skin regeneration. Oils are great for dry skin as they are easily absorbed, getting omegas, antioxidants, fatty acids and moisture into your skin.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic3.png" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>EXFOLIATE:</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><u>Face</u></strong><br /> Exfoliating gets rid of the buildup of dead skin cells that can clog pores, flake off and turn into spots. It will keep your skin looking bright for the summer and help to keep break outs at bay.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Our Gentle Scrub is perfect for gently but effectively softening and cleansing, no matter what your skin type, with detoxifying French pink clay and gently exfoliating oatmeal. It also contains probiotic yoghurt powder which contains natural AHA&rsquo;s that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while geranium oil is a natural astringent that helps tighten the skin.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mix &frac12; a Tsp with warm water to make a liquid paste then massage onto damp face in circular motions before rinsing off with water and one of our 100% organic cotton face cloths - we recommend exfoliating your face once or twice a week. Or make a detoxifying mask - just combine the paste with honey and/or yoghurt and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic4.png" /></a></div> <br /> <u>Body</u><br /> If your body has been hiding under multiple layers of clothing for most of the year, chances are you&rsquo;re probably in need of some exfoliation to reveal the bright, glowing skin underneath. As the skin on your body isn&rsquo;t as thin as it is on your face, feel free to exfoliate more. Concentrate particularly on areas like your knees and elbows as these are prone to dry skin. Why not make your own body scrub at home?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love this luxurious DIY Coffee Body Scrub recipe, made with just 4 ingredients that are more than likely to be in your kitchen cupboard. It&rsquo;s the perfect scrub to get you up and awake in the morning, as the coffee will invigorate your skin and senses.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Coffee is an anti-oxidant that helps to tighten the skin, activate blood circulation and reduce redness and inflammation. Coffee also has the same PH level as our skin, meaning that it won&rsquo;t dry it out or damage it. Raw sugar contains glycolic acid, a derivative of sugar cane, which helps to improve skin&rsquo;s appearance and texture, as well as removing dead skin cells. The cocoa will make the scrub smell delicious but is also full of antioxidants and minerals including potassium, calcium and zinc, as well as caffeine which plumps the skin, improving the appearance of cellulite.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients: </strong><br /> 1/2 cup Ground Coffee<br /> 1/2 cup Brown Sugar<br /> 1/4 Raw Coconut Oil<br /> 1 tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Method: </strong><br /> If your coconut oil is solid, make sure to melt it. Then just combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the softened coconut oil. Mix it all well until it looks like a scrub!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Feel free to vary the ingredients and quantities according to your own preferences. Try mixing with extra virgin olive oil for extra moisturising, raw honey for an even more luxurious and hydrating scrub, or just use coffee grounds on their own for a super quick fix.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Dry body brushing every day is also great for exfoliating your skin and getting it summer ready! Body brushing reduces the appearance of cellulite and helps to avoid ingrown hairs &ndash; especially necessary if you&rsquo;re waxing! Before showering in the morning, use a soft-bristled body brush in long sweeping strokes, all the way from your toes towards your heart. This also helps to activate the lymphatic system and blood circulation.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cellulite is often caused by liquid retention, so it helps to get this moving around your body by body brushing, but also move yourself! Getting sweaty is nature&rsquo;s way of releasing toxins and helps with a healthy blood flow.<br /> <br /> If you have really dry knees and elbows particularly post-winter clothing friction in lots of layers, the best time to moisturise is just after a bath or shower when the skin is still warm and damp. Natural plant oils such as coconut or almond absorb deeply into the skin for moisture that lasts longer.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic5.png" /></a></div> <br /> <strong>PROTECT: </strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Make sure to protect your skin with a non-toxic sun cream. If possible, avoid some conventional sun cream brands that contain parabens (tiny plastic particles), unnecessary fragrance and ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor. Instead, look for creams that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide instead &ndash; these barrier sun creams work by reflecting the sunlight, and tend to have fewer and healthier ingredients in them. The Environmental Working Group&rsquo;s Sunscreen Guide is great for more in-depth information on choosing a sun cream! We like Green People&rsquo;s scent free organic sun cream, and Organii&rsquo;s Sun Milk.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Be careful to not burn your lips or dry them out in the heat. Keep your lips nourished and moisturised with our simple and delicious lip balms. Made with just Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax and a few drops of essential oils, they&rsquo;re a holiday essential! Choose from Rose, Naked, Lemon or Mint.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;Wishing you a Summer filled with sunshine and beautiful healthy skin, love <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1">S&amp;T </a>x<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic6.png" /></div> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Skin &amp; Tonic Rose Mist:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-rose-mist-100ml/25088/">http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-rose-mist-100ml/25088/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Skin &amp; Tonic Brit Beauty Oil:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-brit-beauty-oil-30ml/25083/">http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-brit-beauty-oil-30ml/25083/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Skin &amp; Tonic Gentle Scrub:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-gentle-scrub-50g/25087/">http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-gentle-scrub-50g/25087/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> EWG Sunscreen Guide:<br /> <a href="http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/">http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Green People Sun Cream:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/gp-suncream-spf15-accelerator-100ml-22145/22145/">http://www.planetorganic.com/gp-suncream-spf15-accelerator-100ml-22145/22145/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Organii Sun Milk:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/organii-spf20-sun-milk-100-mineral-sun-protection-125ml/24121/">http://www.planetorganic.com/organii-spf20-sun-milk-100-mineral-sun-protection-125ml/24121/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:12px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ </style> <div id="mc_embed_signup"> <form action="//planetorganic.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=f5b971392769fce9206a892ce&amp;id=f277cd225c" class="validate" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" method="post" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" novalidate="" target="_blank"> <div id="mc_embed_signup_scroll"><label for="mce-EMAIL">10% off your next order when you sign up + be the first to know about new products, special offers &amp; exclusive recipes. </label> <input class="email" id="mce-EMAIL" name="EMAIL" placeholder="email address" required="" type="email" value="" /> <!-- real people should not fill this in and expect good things - do not remove this or risk form bot signups--> <div aria-hidden="true" style="position: absolute; left: -5000px;"><input name="b_f5b971392769fce9206a892ce_f277cd225c" tabindex="-1" type="text" value="" /></div> <div class="clear"><input class="button" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" name="subscribe" type="submit" value="Subscribe" /></div> </div> </form> </div> <!--End mc_embed_signup--> 0 Aduna Moringa Mint Frozen Lemonade http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-moringa-mint-frozen-lemonade/ http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-moringa-mint-frozen-lemonade/#comments Thurs, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /aduna-moringa-mint-frozen-lemonade/ <h2><strong><span class="f-medium">Ingredients:</span></strong></h2> <ul> <li>2 tsp&nbsp;<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna/?page=1">Aduna Moringa Powder</a></li> <li>juice of 3 lemons</li> <li>large handful fresh mint</li> <li>3 tsp coconut sugar</li> <li>3/4 cup cold water</li> <li>ice</li> </ul> <h2><strong><span class="f-medium">Method:</span></strong></h2> 1. In a blender, combine the moringa, lemon juice, water, mint and sugar. Blend until everything has combined.<br /> 2. Add the ice and blend again until you&rsquo;ve reached a uniform slushy texture. If the mixture is too thick to blend, let it rest for 5 minutes, stir by hand, and try again.<br /> 3. Pour into glasses and place a sprig of mint in each. Serve immediately.<br /> Enjoy!<br /> <em>Recipe by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna/?page=1">Aduna</a></em><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/aduna_recipe.jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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Put the pecans into a food processor and chop finely. Add in the peanut butter, date syrup, almonds, apricots and raisins and blitz until they&rsquo;re all well combined and the mixture clumps together.<br /> <br /> 2. Line a sandwich box with greaseproof paper and tip in the mixture. Smooth it into the corners then sprinkle over the coconut. Pop it into the fridge to chill.<br /> <br /> 3. Once the mixture has firmed up, turn it out onto a chopping board and cut into small chunks. Store in the fridge in a sealed container.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ </style> <div id="mc_embed_signup"> <form action="//planetorganic.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe/post?u=f5b971392769fce9206a892ce&amp;id=f277cd225c" class="validate" id="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" method="post" name="mc-embedded-subscribe-form" novalidate="" target="_blank"> <div id="mc_embed_signup_scroll"><label for="mce-EMAIL">Join our mailing list</label> <input class="email" id="mce-EMAIL" name="EMAIL" placeholder="email address" required="" type="email" value="" /> <!-- real people should not fill this in and expect good things - do not remove this or risk form bot signups--> <div aria-hidden="true" style="position: absolute; left: -5000px;"><input name="b_f5b971392769fce9206a892ce_f277cd225c" tabindex="-1" type="text" value="" /></div> <div class="clear"><input class="button" id="mc-embedded-subscribe" name="subscribe" type="submit" value="Subscribe" /></div> </div> </form> </div> <!--End mc_embed_signup--> 0 LoveRaw Key Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl http://www.planetorganic.com/loveraw-key-lime-pie-smoothie-bowl/ http://www.planetorganic.com/loveraw-key-lime-pie-smoothie-bowl/#comments Weds, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /loveraw-key-lime-pie-smoothie-bowl/ ***Recipe by @happyskinkitchen*** ***Recipe by @happyskinkitchen***<br/><div style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Ingredients&nbsp;</strong></span></div> <ul> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 &frac12; frozen banana</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;&frac12; avocado</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;A handful of kale or spinach leaves</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;2 tablespoons of coconut yogurt</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;2 tablespoons of chia seeds (optional but it will make the smoothie thicker and creamier)</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;2 tablespoons of lime juice</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;&frac12; cup of coconut milk for blending</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;2 tablespoons of Love Raw Simple Greens</li> </ul> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Topping ideas:</p> <ul> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Fresh berries</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;Granola</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;Coconut chips</li> </ul> <div style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Method</strong></span> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">1. Simply place all the ingredients into a blender apart from the coconut milk. Add gradually the coconut milk until you reach the desired consistency. You might not need to us it all.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;2. Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with the topping of your choice.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Screen%20Shot%202017-07-19%20at%2009_28_54.png" /><br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</div> </div> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"> <style type="text/css"> #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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In a medium bowl mash the small banana, then add the wet ingredients and mix together.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">2. Add the buckwheat flour, the Energising blend, and baking powder, and mix together.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">3. Leave in the fridge for around 5/10 minutes. This helps to thicken the batter.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">4. Place a large pan on a medium - high heat, with a tsp of coconut oil, then pour small circles of pancake batter to make your pancakes.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">5. Once the pancakes start to show little bubbles it means they are ready to flip, so gently turn them over.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">6. Once they have cooked on both sides, serve with more slices of banana (or your own choice of topping) and drizzle with maple syrup!</span></font><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="max-width: 470px; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/loveraw_pancakes.jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients</span></strong> - Serves 4-5 people</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">1 sweet potato</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&frac12; butternut squash</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 white onion</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">2 cups of chopped kale</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">3 cloves of garlic</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 tin of coconut milk</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 tin of chopped tomato or Passata</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 cube of vegetable stock</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">2 red chilli</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 piece of fresh ginger (about a thumb size)</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 teaspoon of coriander powder</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 teaspoon of cumin powder</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/loveraw/?page=1">1 tablespoon of Love Raw Immune blend</a></span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 teaspoon of coconut oil</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">A bit of water if needed</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Salt &amp; pepper to taste</span></li> </ul> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">To serve:</p> <ul> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Brown rice or quinoa</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Fresh chopped coriander</li> </ul> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> 1. Heat up the coconut oil in a large pan. Chopped as finely as you can the onion, ginger, fresh chilli and garlic. Add them to pan. Cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">2. In the meantime peel and chopped the sweet potatoes and butternut squash.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">3. Add the cumin powder and coriander powder to the pan and give it a good stir. Cook for another minute. Add the chopped sweet potatoes and butternut squash. Stir again. Add the stock cube, coconut milk and tinned tomatoes. Give it a good stir and add a bit of water if needed. Put the lid on and bring the curry to boil then turn the heat down to a simmer and let it cook gently for 30 minutes.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">4. Once the sweet potatoes and butternut squash are soft fold in the chopped kale and turn off the heat. Add the Love Raw Immune blend and stir everything well together.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">5. 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font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span></div> <ul> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1 1/2 a cups of dates</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1/3 of a cup of almonds</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">5 tbsp raw cacao</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">4 tbsp coconut oil</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1 tsp vanilla</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Pinch of salt</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/loveraw/?page=1"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1 tbsp&nbsp;</span></a><a class="gmail-notranslate" href="https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/NlvlBCkQXZhl" style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 53, 105);">@loveraw</a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/loveraw/?page=1"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Skin Food Booster</span></a></li> </ul> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1. Soak the dates in warm water for 5 minutes. Drain them.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">2. Place the almonds in a food processor and mix for 30 seconds.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">3. Add the drained dates to the food processor with the almonds and mix until it forms a batter.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">4. Add raw cacao, melted coconut oil, vanilla,&nbsp;</span><a class="gmail-notranslate" href="https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/NlvlBCkQXZhl" style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 53, 105);">@loveraw</a><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Skin Food Booster and salt to the blender and mix until smooth.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">5. Pick up handfuls of the mixture and roll them into equal sized balls, then roll them in cacao powder.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">6. 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Although normally cookie dough is made using chocolate chips this version using strawberries is surprisingly as delicious and decadent.<br/><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">By blending the almonds with dates, coconut yogurt and avocado it creates this super creamy mixture with a lovely subtle crunch. This is the perfect summer dessert or breakfast, it&rsquo;s creamy and rich and yet so healthy! We love adding One Earth Rejuvenate your soul blend as it&rsquo;s not only delicious but it also add lots of incredible vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.</span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients - <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Makes 2 servings</span>:</strong><br /> <br /> For the chia layer: <ul> <li>4 tablespoons of chia seeds</li> <li>&frac34; cup of almond milk</li> </ul> For the strawberry cookie dough layer: <ul> <li>&frac12; cup of almonds</li> <li>4-5 pitted medjool dates</li> <li>&frac12; avocado</li> <li>1 cup of strawberries or raspberries</li> <li>1/3 cup of coconut yogurt or yogurt of your choice&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">2 tablespoons of One Earth Rejuvenate your Soul blend</a></li> <li>Almond milk to blend ( about &frac12; cup, use more if your blender is struggling)</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Method</strong><br /> 1. Start by making the chia layer. Ideally you want to make this the night before or 2-3 hours in advance.<br /> <br /> 2. In a bowl mix the chia seeds with all the other ingredients. Use a whisk to avoid any lumps. Whisk well until you have a kind of creamy consistency. Cover with some cling film and place in the fridge to set for at least a couple of hours or until it has reached a gloopy and jelly consistency.<br /> <br /> 3.&nbsp;Make the strawberry cookie dough: if you don&rsquo;t have a high speed blender you might want to use your food processor for this first step. Place the almonds and dates into a blender or food processor and blitz/blend until you have a fine crumbly kind of mixture. If you are using a food processor transfer the nutty mixture to a blender and add the coconut yogurt, strawberries, avocado, One Earth blend and the almond milk. Start blending and add more almond milk if your blender is struggling. Blend until you have a fairly smooth and creamy consistency<br /> <br /> 4.&nbsp;To assemble: place about 2 tablespoons of chia pudding into each glass. Add few slices of fresh strawberries. Add 2 tablespoons of the strawberry cookie dough mixture and top with another tablespoon of chia pudding.<br /> <br /> Decorate with fresh fruit of your choice. Enjoy!<br /> Store any leftover in an air tight jar/container in the fridge for few days.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/chia_parfat.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/chia_parfait2.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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These bliss balls are one of our favourite flavour combination.<br/>The sweetness of the Vanilla Zilla goes so incredible well with the slight bitterness of the sesame seeds.<br /> They are the perfect snack to make in advance as they will guarantee you to have a healthy and filling snack always on hand.<br /> We love adding chia seeds for extra protein, omegas 3 and minerals but if you don&rsquo;t have them you can leave them out, they will equally taste delicious!<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Ingredients:</strong> <ul> <li>&frac34; cup of almonds</li> <li>1/3 cup of white sesame seeds</li> <li>2 tablespoons of chia seeds</li> <li>12 medjol dates &ndash; if you can&rsquo;t find medjol date you can use normal one just make sure to soak them in some warm water for at least 30 mins</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">2 tablespoon of One Earth Vanilla Zilla</a></li> </ul> For the coating (optional) <ul> <li>About &frac12; cup of sesame seeds</li> </ul> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Method</strong><br /> 1. Simple place the almonds and sesame seeds into a food processor and blitz until you have a coarse flour. Add the pitted dates, chia seeds and the Vanilla Zilla.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 2. Blitz again until a sticky dough starts to form (it should be sticky when pressed between your fingers). Remove the dough from the food processor and start to roll it into balls.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. 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We absolutely adore making our own nut butter, it’s much simpler than you think and you can really go crazy with different flavours combination.<br/>&nbsp;This Vanilla, coconut and hazelnut is by far one of our favourite! We love how the sweetness of the vanilla goes so well with the tropical flavour of the coconut and the earthiness of the hazelnuts.<br /> <br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>2 cups of raw hazelnuts</li> <li>1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil</li> <li>2 tablespoons of One Earth Vanilla Zilla</li> <li>a pinch of sea salt</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Method</strong><br /> 1. Spread the hazelnuts onto a roasting tray and toast them in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius (not higher or they will burn) for 20 minutes. Make sure to give a shake halfway to make sure they roast evenly.<br /> <br /> 2. Remove the nuts from the oven and let them cool down for 10&nbsp; minutes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. Place the hazelnut and the coconut oil into a food processor. Be prepared to be patient as the process of making your own nut butter does require some time.&nbsp;In total you will need to run your food processor from 8 to 10 minutes.<br /> Start by blitzing the nuts for at least 2 minutes. Stop the food processor and scrape the sides. Blitz again and from time to time keep scraping the sides and give it a stir. The mixture at the beginning will be really dry and crumbly but eventually it will start to become a creamy and buttery mixture.<br /> <br /> Once you are happy with the consistency add the One Earth Vanilla Zilla and the pinch of salt, give it another blitz juts to combine all the ingredients together.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Spoon the nut butter into a jar and or an air tight container.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/vanillazillabutter.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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These cookies are just so simple and delicious you will want to make them over and over again.<br/>We love the contrast between the sweet flavour of the One Earth Vanilla Zilla with the richness of the raw cacao and almond butter. Although they are utterly amazing as they are, if you want to take things to the next level you got to have them with a glass of creamy coconut or almond milk.<br /> <br /> For this recipe we have used coconut flour as we love the subtle sweet texture but feel free to substitute it with ground almond. The same goes for the almond butter, any nut butter of your choice will still work perfectly.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients:</span></strong> <ul> <li>1 cup of coconut flour (you can sub it for ground almond)</li> <li>&frac12; cup of oat flour</li> <li>&frac14; cup of almond butter</li> <li>&frac14; cup of melted coconut oil</li> <li>&frac12; cup of coconut sugar</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">2 tablespoons of One Earth Vanilla Zilla</a></li> <li>1 teaspoon of baking powder</li> <li>2 tablespoons of almond milk</li> </ul> For the chocolate filling: <ul> <li>&frac12; cup of runny almond butter (peanut butter will work as well)</li> <li>3 tablespoons of agave nectar</li> <li>3 tablespoons of raw cacao</li> <li>A splash of vanilla extract</li> </ul> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/cookies2.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></div> <br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> 1. Start by preheating the oven at 180 degrees.<br /> <br /> 2. To make the oat flour simply place some oats into a blender and blend until they reach a flour consistency.<br /> <br /> 3. In a bowl mix the oat flour, coconut flour, Vanilla Zilla and baking powder. In a separate bowl whisk together the coconut oil, almond milk, coconut sugar and almond butter. Stir well until you have a lump free mixture.<br /> <br /> 4. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the flour and mix everything together first with a spoon and then when the mixture become a dough use your hands. At this point you should have a quite firm cookie dough ball.<br /> <br /> 5. Cover you&rsquo;re your surface with some parchment paper. With a rolling pin stretch out the dough onto the surface and cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter of your choice.<br /> <br /> 6.Repeat the process until you have used all the cookies dough. You should have about 12-15 cookies.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 7. Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the edges start to go golden brown. Don&rsquo;t overbake them as they will go too dry.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 8. While the cookies are baking make the filling:&nbsp; in a bowl simply mix the almond butter, agave nectar, raw cacao powder and the splash of vanilla extract. Whisk everything well together until you have a creamy mixture.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 9. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down completely (very important otherwise the filling will melt) Once cold spread about 1 heaped teaspoon of the filling onto one cookie and cover it with another to make a sandwich.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Enjoy the cookies straight away! 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Dr Collins is an MSc, PhD in Nutrition with research interests in exercise intensity and energy balance, intermittent fasting and timing of food around exercise. By Form’s Head of Nutrition, Dr Adam Collins. Dr Collins is an MSc, PhD in Nutrition with research interests in exercise intensity and energy balance, intermittent fasting and timing of food around exercise.<br/><strong>What is Intermittent Fasting?</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Intermittent Fasting isn&rsquo;t a diet per se, it&rsquo;s a pattern of eating, a way to time your meals to leverage a few interesting things about human metabolism and cognition. In the research world we call it &rsquo;intermittent energy restriction&rsquo; and this sums it up nicely - you&rsquo;re restricting your energy intake to certain times.<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Why Intermittent Fast?</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The most common reason for Intermittent Fasting is to improve body composition by losing body fat. There are other reasons though, many people and studies report increased focus and productivity. Lifestyle is also a consideration, if you&rsquo;re daily fasting and not eating a morning meal (i.e. breakfast) it can free up some time which is useful if you&rsquo;re rushing to work or on the school run.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_659170963%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>How does Intermittent Fasting work?</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> At any part of the day, you are either in a fed or fasted state. As you might expect the fed state is after a meal when your body is working to digest, absorb and use the food you have eaten. This fed state lasts around four to five hours. During this time your body will preferentially use carbohydrates in the food you have eaten for energy, rather than rely on stored body fat. This is because the carbohydrates are abundant, i.e you&rsquo;ve just eaten them, and because your insulin levels are higher after a meal - this hormone makes it harder to use fat as fuel.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> About 12 hours after the meal you enter a fasted state (4-12 hours after a meal is actually called the post-absorptive state). In this fasted state your body is using the stores of energy in the body to keep everything going and relies heavily on stored body fat for energy.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> With our normal pattern of eating, say 3 meals day, it&rsquo;s easy to see one is rarely, if ever, in a true fasted state. This is one of the reasons Intermittent Fasting is so popular and often effective - a simple shift in meal timing can shift one towards fat burning.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> But this isn&rsquo;t all, daily Intermittent Fasting can also make a big contribution to reducing the &lsquo;calories in&rsquo; side of the energy balance equation, i.e. help you to eat less in any given day. If you think about it this is quite counter-intuitive, one would expect that by fasting for say 18 hours a day you&rsquo;d be inclined eat more in the other 6 hours. Studies have shown this not to be the case - people that fast for 18 hours eat less in their other meals than those that don&rsquo;t fast. Bonus!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>How to Intermittent Fast?</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The two most popular ways to implement Intermittent Fasting are daily or weekly.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Daily is really very simple, you aim to enter the fasted state every day by fasting for 16-18 hours a day and eating your meals in the other 6-8 hours. Effectively this means having your evening meal at say 7pm then your next meal the following day at say 1pm - that&rsquo;s an 18 hour fast.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Weekly is the method popularised by 5:2 - eat your normal meal pattern on 5 days, on 2 consecutive days you &ldquo;fast&rdquo; allowing yourself just 500-600 on these days.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Both of these methods leverage the same science and thinking, which is best is really down to the individual, which will work best with your lifestyle.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_628511180%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/form/?page=1">By Form&rsquo;s Head of Nutrition, Dr Adam Collins. Dr Collins is an MSc, PhD in Nutrition with research interests in exercise intensity and energy balance, intermittent fasting and timing of food around exercise.</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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This granola has been lately our breakfast obsession whenever we are in a hurry or we can’t be bother to whiz up a smoothie or a bowl of porridge.<br/>The flavour combination between the dried figs, One Earth Vanilla Zilla blend and almonds is just to die for. By using dried figs to create a sticky paste you don&rsquo;t need to add any extra sweetener and you will also get all the goodness from this incredible dried fruit (high in calcium). We personally love adding some coconut chips (extra crunch and flavour) and some goji berries (skin loving antioxidants and a lovely pop of colour, but you can totally leave them out if you don&rsquo;t have them on hand, the granola will still taste delicious.<br /> <br /> Our favourite way of serving it is with some coconut yogurt and fresh berries.<br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong></span>Makes a large jar <ul> <li>1 cup of jumbo oats</li> <li>&frac12; cup of roughly chopped almonds (you can use other nuts too, I just love the combination between almond and figs)</li> <li>&frac12; cup of pumpkin seeds</li> <li>1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">3 tablespoons of One Earth Vanilla Zilla</a></li> <li>2 tablespoons of almond butter ( for this recipe you want to use a runny almond butter as it will helps to create a silky consistency)</li> <li>6-7 dried figs (if your figs are a bit dry make sure to soak them in some warm water for &frac12; an hour)</li> <li>To add after the granola has been baking:</li> <li>&frac12; cup of raw coconut chips</li> <li>&frac12; cup of goji berries</li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Method</strong></span><br /> 1. Start by preheating the oven at 150 degrees Celsius.<br /> 2. Roughly chop the nuts. You can also use a food processor, just make sure they are not turning into flour, you still want to have quite generous size pieces.<br /> 3. In a food processor add the dried figs, almond butter and <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">One Earth Vanilla Zilla</a>. Blitz everything together until you have a smooth paste, similar consistency to a nut butter.<br /> 4. Place the oats, chopped nuts and pumpkin seeds. into a mixing bowl. Add the nutty creamy mixture and mix everything together. Pour over the melted coconut oil and mix again. Give it a good stir until everything is nicely coated.<br /> 5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread the granola mixture onto the baking tray using a spatula or the back of a spoon. You should have a &ldquo;flapjack&rdquo; kind of consistency Bake the granola for 1 hour. Every 15-20 minutes make sure to give the granola a good stir so it will bake evenly. This is very important as it will be prevent the granola from burning. If you like the granola more crumbly break some pieces off with your hands (be careful not to burn yourself!) or leave larger chunks if you like bigger clusters.<br /> 6. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool for 20-30 minutes before adding&nbsp; the goji berries and coconut chips (if using).<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/vanilla%20and%20figs%20granola%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Store the granola in an air tight jar for few weeks.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 0 5 Reasons to Use Natural Teeth Whitening http://www.planetorganic.com/5-reasons-to-use-natural-teeth-whitening/ http://www.planetorganic.com/5-reasons-to-use-natural-teeth-whitening/#comments Tues, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /5-reasons-to-use-natural-teeth-whitening/ Here are the 5 reasons to use <a href="http://http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/">Natural Teeth Whitening</a>:&nbsp; <ul> <li>Its Natural, <a href="http://http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/">Teeth Whitening Powder</a> is 100% natural and free from synthetic additives, colours, preservatives, foaming agents, artificial flavours, fluoride etc.</li> <li value="2">Their products are made in small batches with premium food grade ingredients, to ensure consistency and quality in every tub. All products are made in the UK and are covered by the highest manufacturing standards in the world (GMP &amp; BCR).</li> <li value="3">Natural Teeth Whitening is proven to work better than 99% of traditional teeth whitening strips and other home methods.</li> <li>Their Products work with High Purity Activated Charcoal with Calcium, Ginger Root &amp; Sodium for added benefits to teeth and gums. These ingredients help the whitening powder to latch onto stubborn stains and allows the charcoal to remove unwanted markings and stains from teeth.&nbsp;</li> <li value="5">It leaves your mouth feeling fresh and smelling great with our added peppermint ingredients, so you end up with not just a pearly white smile, but a great feeling and taste.</li> </ul> &nbsp;<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Product-shot-%26-Girl-with-toothbrush.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/">Natural Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder By Natural Teeth Whitening Company - Teeth Whitener Kit - </a><br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Smile in Confidence</strong></span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Product-shot-with-smile-1.jpg" /></a> 0 Summer Dream Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/summer-dream-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/summer-dream-smoothie/#comments Tues, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /summer-dream-smoothie/ Strawberry season is here, are you as happy about this as us!? Strawberry season is here, are you as happy about this as us!?<br/><br /> Serves 1 | 5 Minutes Prep Time<br /> By <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk">Vega&reg;</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> With summer holidays on the horizon, what better way to start dreaming about the beach than combining those classic British strawberries with the tropical tang of pineapple&hellip;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>100 g strawberries, fresh or frozen</li> <li>100 g pineapple, fresh or frozen</li> <li>2 Tbsp lemon juice</li> <li>250 mL plant-based drink like coconut or almond</li> <li>1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega-essentials-vanilla-749g/25712/">Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</a></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> Add all the ingredients to your blender, blend until smooth and enjoy while dreaming you&rsquo;re on a beach!<br /> <br /> For more delicious recipes by <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk">Vega&reg;</a> make sure to follow them on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/vegateam_uk/">Instagram,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/vegateam_uk">Twitter</a> (@VegaTeam_UK) and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage">Facebook</a>!&nbsp; 0 Rejuvenate your Soul Smoothie Bowl http://www.planetorganic.com/rejuvenate-your-soul-smoothie-bowl-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/rejuvenate-your-soul-smoothie-bowl-/#comments Weds, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /rejuvenate-your-soul-smoothie-bowl-/ <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-medium">Ingredients;&nbsp;</span></div> <ul> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">2 chopped frozen bananas&nbsp;</li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Handful berries (blackberries, strawberries, raspberries)&nbsp;</li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/one-earth-rejuvenate-your-soul-150g/26338/">2 tsp One Earth Rejuvenate Your Soul&nbsp;</a></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 tbsp coconut yogurt&nbsp;</li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 tbsp almond butter&nbsp;</li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1/2 tsp vanilla powder&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Directions;&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1. Chop and freeze your banana ( overnight or at least 3 hrs.)</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">2. Pop all the ingredients into your blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">3. Top with fruit, granola, nuts, seeds<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/one-earth-rejuvenate-your-soul-150g/26338/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/planetorganicpics2.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> 0 Cauli "Polenta" with Shimeji & Hazelnuts http://www.planetorganic.com/cauli-polenta-with-shimeji-hazelnuts/ http://www.planetorganic.com/cauli-polenta-with-shimeji-hazelnuts/#comments Tues, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Eve Kalinik /cauli-polenta-with-shimeji-hazelnuts/ Making polenta from cauliflower was a real discovery for me; roasted in the oven it gives a flavoursome take on traditional cornmeal polenta. Making polenta from cauliflower was a real discovery for me; roasted in the oven it gives a flavoursome take on traditional cornmeal polenta.<br/><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> Cauliflower, like other cruciferous veggies, such as cabbage and broccoli, contains compounds such as sulforaphane that are great for your gut and its many microbes. Mushrooms are excellent prebiotics that help to bolster your beneficial bacteria army and support a more robust immune system. This isn&rsquo;t just a nutritional feast for the gut: the deep cheesy taste, whether it&rsquo;s from the Parmesan or yeast flakes, makes this a truly satisfying dish for our taste buds too. Plus it&rsquo;s a simple and quick supper option for when you crave a really hearty and healthy meal at the end of a long day.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Serves 2</strong> <ul> <li>1 cauliflower, cut into small florets</li> <li>4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed</li> <li>1 small onion, peeled and quartered</li> <li>4 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra to finish</li> <li>4 tablespoons grated Parmesan or other unpasteurised Italian hard cheese (or substitute 6 tablespoons (20g) nutritional yeast flakes for a vegan version)</li> <li>Mineral-rich salt and black pepper</li> <li>Juice of &frac12; lemon</li> <li>8&ndash;10 button mushrooms</li> <li>150g shimeji mushrooms (or use other mushrooms, such as shiitake)</li> <li>1 tablespoon organic unsalted butter or ghee (use coconut oil for a vegan version)</li> <li>4&ndash;6 tablespoons coconut aminos</li> <li>Small cupped handful hazelnuts, lightly toasted, then lightly crushed</li> <li>Fresh herbs, finely chopped (I think chervil or flat-leaf parsley work best)</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Method</strong><br /> Preheat the oven to 200&deg;C/Gas 6. Line a baking tray or ovenproof dish with baking parchment.<br /> <br /> Place the cauliflower, garlic and onion on the lined tray and roast for about 25 minutes until tender. (If you haven&rsquo;t already toasted the hazelnuts, you can add them for the last 5 minutes of cooking.)<br /> <br /> Add the roasted cauliflower, onion and garlic to a food processor. Then add the olive oil, Parmesan (or yeast flakes), a few decent pinches of salt and pepper and the lemon juice and add a touch of filtered water to thin as desired. Pulse until you have a smooth, creamy, polenta-like texture.<br /> <br /> To cook the mushrooms, heat the butter, ghee or coconut oil in a frying pan, add all the mushrooms and cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the coconut aminos and cook for a further minute. Remove from the heat.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> To serve, divide the cauliflower mix between two plates, spoon the mushroom mix on top, then add the hazelnuts, drizzle with a touch more olive oil and garnish with fresh herbs.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/02_15_17_GoodGut_D3_CauliPol_033%20copy.jpg" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 14.399999618530273px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-align: center;" /><br /> &nbsp; 0