Planet Organic Blog http://www.planetorganic.com Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.planetorganic.com en hourly 1 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 /> <br /> <strong>HYPERLINKS: (In order, for the red text)</strong><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/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 Strawberry Cookie Dough Chia Pudding Parfait http://www.planetorganic.com/strawberry-cookie-dough-chia-pudding-parfait/ http://www.planetorganic.com/strawberry-cookie-dough-chia-pudding-parfait/#comments Weds, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /strawberry-cookie-dough-chia-pudding-parfait/ Although normally cookie dough is made using chocolate chips this version using strawberries is surprisingly as delicious and decadent. 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. Roll the balls onto the sesame seeds (if using) and place them in the fridge to set for at least 1 hour.<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/energyballs2.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/sesame%20and%20vanilla%20energy%20balls1.jpg" /></a> <!-- 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! Or store them into an airtight container for few days.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/cookies3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/cookies1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/cookies4.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/cookies5.jpg" /><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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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. 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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 Fresh basil & spinach pesto with shelled hemp seeds http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-hemp-pesto-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-hemp-pesto-/#comments Weds, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /vegan-hemp-pesto-/ WE HEART HEMP <3 This nutritious little seed is packed full of plant-based protein. WE HEART HEMP <3 This nutritious little seed is packed full of plant-based protein. <br/><span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span> <ul> <li>60g fresh basil</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/spinach-pp-300g/1956/">1 cup spinach</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/nutiva-hemp-seeds-227g-227g/12532/">1/4 cup hemp seed&nbsp;</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/marigold-engevita-b12-125g-125g/10683/">3 tbsp nutritional yeast</a></li> <li>1 clove garlic</li> <li>salt and pepper to taste</li> <li>3 tbsp lemon juice</li> <li>3 tbsp olive oil</li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Method</strong></span><br /> Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth.&nbsp;<br /> Add this delicious pesto to your courgetti for the perfect summer dish!&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_521372731%20copy.jpg" /></div> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/articles/shutterstock_642687304%20copy.jpg" /> 0 New Summer Juice & Smoothie Menu http://www.planetorganic.com/new-summer-juice-smoothie-menu/ http://www.planetorganic.com/new-summer-juice-smoothie-menu/#comments Thurs, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /new-summer-juice-smoothie-menu/ We’re ready for summer and to get us in the mood, we’ve updated our juice & smoothie menu. We’re ready for summer and to get us in the mood, we’ve updated our juice & smoothie menu.<br/>We&rsquo;re bringing you 6 new recipes you&rsquo;ll love, with exciting new ingredients and flavours. For a great breakfast option on the go, we&rsquo;ve also introduced 2 delicious smoothie bowls.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Kombucha Zinger</strong></span><br /> We&rsquo;ve combined 2 great things&hellip;.our classic Zinger juice and Kombucha to create this refreshing and fruity juice with the added gut boosting benefits of Kombucha. Ingredients; orange, carrot, ginger &amp; Kombucha.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/zinger_2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Aloe-HA </strong></span><br /> The perfect light Summer juice, easy to drink and very hydrating. Ingredients; cucumber, lemon, aloe vera &amp; apple cider vinegar.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/aloha_2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Shroom Shake</span></strong><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-medium"><span class="f-family1"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">An adaptogenic powerhouse of a smoothie containing maca and mushrooms with the taste of a delicious healthy chocolate milkshake! Ingredients; hazelnut mylk, banana, almond butter, cacao, maca, reishi &amp; lion&rsquo;s mane.</span></span></span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shrum_2.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Green &amp; Lean</strong></span><br /> The green sibling to the Benchpress. Containing a full serving of plant based protein powder its great pre and post workout (or at any other time). Ingredients; coconut water, banana, plant based protein powder, spinach, almond butter &amp; spirulina. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/greenlean_1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Gold &lsquo;N&rsquo; Greens</strong></span><br /> We love our turmeric latte so we&rsquo;ve created a smoothie version using the same spice mix. We&rsquo;ve added a probiotic sachet from Optibac so this smoothie will also give you your daily dose. Ingredients; almond mylk, banana, spinach, Optibac probiotic sachet, turmeric &amp; spices.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/turmeric_smoothie.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <span class="f-large" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;"><strong style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px; font-size: 16px;">Mango Lassi</strong></span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">We&rsquo;ve used the same fruit combination in favourite smoothie Mango Passion but blended it with kefir for a creamy, fruity smoothie. Ingredients; kefir, banana, strawberry, raspberry, mango &amp; passionfruit.</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/mango_lassi_2.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Smoothie Bowls</strong></span><br /> A delicious breakfast option, combining thick cold smoothie with granola. Available in 2 flavours; acai &amp; pitaya. The acai combines acai with coconut water, dates and banana, the pitaya combines pitaya with coconut mylk, dates and banana. Then both are topped with banana, granola and almond butter.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/both_bowls.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li><span class="f-large"><strong>Acai Bowl</strong></span></li> </ul> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/acai_2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/acai_3.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li><strong><span class="f-large">Pitaya Bowl</span></strong></li> </ul> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pitaya_bowl4.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pitaya_bowl2.jpg" /> 0 NEW IN! MiiRO Ice creams http://www.planetorganic.com/new-in-miiro-ice-creams-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/new-in-miiro-ice-creams-/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /new-in-miiro-ice-creams-/ New Shoreditch-based startup MiiRO is on a mission to shake up the ice cream lolly category with the launch of three delectable vegan ice cream pops. New Shoreditch-based startup MiiRO is on a mission to shake up the ice cream lolly category with the launch of three delectable vegan ice cream pops.<br/><span class="f-mediumlarge"><span class="f-family2">Made with&nbsp;coconut milk, nutritionally bolstered by tasty&nbsp;nuts, sweetened with&nbsp;coconut sugar&nbsp;and&nbsp;Italian grapes, balanced by&nbsp;Himalayan pink salt&nbsp;and&nbsp;fortified with&nbsp;pea protein, each luxurious Magnum-shaped treat is coated in a thick layer of nutrient-dense&nbsp;raw cacao&nbsp;and contains&nbsp;no refined sugar, no preservatives&nbsp;or&nbsp;artificial flavourings&nbsp;and they&rsquo;re&nbsp;gluten free&nbsp;to boot. &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Available in three inviting and innovative flavour combinations,&nbsp;Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter&nbsp;and&nbsp;Chocolate Hazelnut&nbsp;each variety has been thoughtfully designed for the&nbsp;ultimate rich taste and creamy texture, but also with&nbsp;nutrition front of mind. The&nbsp;handy on-the-go bars&nbsp;contain a careful balance of&nbsp;protein, carbohydrates&nbsp;and&nbsp;good fats, they are also rich in&nbsp;fibre.&nbsp;</span></span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/MiiRO5.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><span class="f-family2">Launched in&nbsp;Spring 2017, MiiRO is already a two-time&nbsp;Free From Awards Gold Award Winner, the nutrient-rich ice creams are hotly anticipated by dairy and gluten free communities and those looking to reduce their sugar consumption, whilst still luxuriating over their velvety, chocolatey fix!&nbsp;</span></span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/MiiRO1.jpg" /><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><span class="f-family2">&nbsp;<br /> And so begins MiiRO&rsquo;s mission: to make healthy products, with the finest ingredients, available to a wide audience!&nbsp;Planet Organic is collaborating the whole summer with MiiRO ice creams. Come and discover this fabulous ice cream in our beautiful MiiRO branded freezers. On June, we will have an exciting 20% discount on the whole range.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span class="f-large"><u>The flavours:</u>&nbsp;</span></strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The&nbsp;Salted Caramel merges the sweet and savoury worlds oh so well - the addition of salt to caramel makes the flavour pop and creates the ultimate foodie experience!</span></span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/MiiRO3.jpg" /><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><span class="f-family2">&nbsp;<br /> <br /> The velvety-smooth peanut butter will tickle your taste buds - both light and indulgent, this unusual flavour will surprise and delight you!&nbsp;</span></span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/MiiRO2.jpg" /><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><span class="f-family2">&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Delicate yet intense notes of hazelnuts, combined with elegant chocolate are reminiscent of MiiRO&rsquo;s favourite childhood spread &ndash; it&rsquo;s a flavour that will never go out of fashion!</span></span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/MiiRO4.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">MiiRO BENEFITS:</span></strong><br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</span> <ul style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Low in Calories (only 166 calories)</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Vegan</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Dairy Free</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Gluten Free</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Refined Sugar Free</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Raw Cacao</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">No Preservatives</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">No Artificial Flavouring</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">No Palm Oil</li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Packed with Fibre</li> </ul> <div style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><br /> <strong><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/storelocator/">Now available in all our stores&nbsp;</a></strong></div> 0 Oat-a-licious Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/oat-a-licious-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/oat-a-licious-smoothie/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /oat-a-licious-smoothie/ We all think of oats as the base to our porridge in the morning, but have you ever thought of adding them to a smoothie? We all think of oats as the base to our porridge in the morning, but have you ever thought of adding them to a smoothie?<br/>Serves 1 | 5 Minutes Prep Time<br /> By <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vega&reg;</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Adding oat bran (ground up oats) will give your smoothie a delicious cookie dough texture&hellip; it&rsquo;s like dessert for breakfast!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong><br /> 1 frozen banana<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/planet-organic-oat-bran-500g/24066/">30 g oat bran</a> (blitz oats in a blender to make your own)<br /> 1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</a><br /> 50 g frozen strawberries or peaches (optional)<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-milks/?page=1">250-375 mL unsweetened almond drink</a><br /> 4 ice cubes<br /> 1 tsp vanilla extract<br /> 1 tsp cinnamon<br /> 1/4 tsp salt<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> 1.&nbsp;Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth<br /> 2.&nbsp;For a thicker smoothie, use less liquid, pour into a bowl and top with granola, raisins and cinnamon.For more delicious recipes by <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk">Vega&reg;</a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1"> </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;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/smoothie_vega.jpg" /></a> 0 Be Good To Your Gut http://www.planetorganic.com/be-good-to-your-gut/ http://www.planetorganic.com/be-good-to-your-gut/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Eve Kalinik /be-good-to-your-gut/ Gut health is a hot topic at the moment and with new research coming out all the time, almost on a daily basis in fact, this is a really exciting time for both science and nutrition. Gut health is a hot topic at the moment and with new research coming out all the time, almost on a daily basis in fact, this is a really exciting time for both science and nutrition.<br/>But with that there is also a lot of confusion about what is and what isn&rsquo;t good for our gut. Rather than writing a blog post about listing foods to eat and not to eat, taking a more general overview is usually a better place to start so here goes&hellip;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> EAT INCLUSIVELY AND WITH DIVERSITY<br /> One of the biggest things that many people do when trying to improve their digestive health is a carte blanche ruling out of perfectly healthy foods based on a blog that someone might have read or some misguided advice. The fact is that our diets are much narrower now than they ever have been before, ironic when we have much more choice on many levels. But we have become creatures of habit, gravitating to the same meals and food choices day in day out. This alone has its ramifications for our gut, specifically our microbiome (that&rsquo;s the trillions of microorganisms present in our gut). Our microbiome needs and thrives from diversity in our foods, particularly vegetables so rather than thinking on quantity think more about variation. If you are considering eliminating a specific food or food group ask yourself why and be informed, my advice is to seek out the help of a professional as it&rsquo;s a complicated issue and the last thing you want to do is unnecessarily deprive yourself &ndash; gut health or taste wise.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/begood_1.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> ANCESTRAL EATING<br /> Whilst deeper or more pronounced gut issues are often much more complex than simply making tweaks in the diet there are certain foods that provide us with natural probiotics &ndash; that is beneficial bacteria for the gut. Yup these are largely your fermented foods folks! Growing up with a Polish father who was forever making <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods/?page=1">sauerkraut</a> or &lsquo;kraut as its more affectionately known as well as a mother who loved making her famous pickled onions I guess it was the norm in our household. And it seems that more recently these foods are having a bit of a renaissance. Some people might still be teetering on their foray into fermentation but something as simple as eating a small square of unpastuerised aged cheese provides a decent boost of these beneficial bacteria. Other sources include<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods/?page=1"> miso</a> paste, delicious on sourdough, which is yet another <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods/?page=1">fermented food</a> hero, as well as <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods/?page=1">kefirs and kombucha</a>. A cheese + pickle sourdough sandwich you say! Yes please.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/begood_2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUAL<br /> One of the key things to remember is that we are all individual and that includes our gut. Indeed the way that we respond to food varies from person to person massively. So with that in mind read and absorb information but don&rsquo;t take it as gospel that you have to follow a certain diet or eliminate lots of different foods. Be critical in your thinking, see how and why certain nutrition advice on gut health might apply to you and then take a measured approach. Just because something works for one person it isn&rsquo;t necessarily going to work for you or your gut.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/begood_3.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> REST + DIGEST<br /> And ah the ultimate clich&eacute; but its true that beyond what is actually on the plate in front of you can be irrelevant if you are inhaling it and/or distracted with multiple media devices. Sit. Chew. Be present. That&rsquo;s the best thing you can do for your gut before anything else and it doesn&rsquo;t cost a penny!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Eve Kalinik, Nutritional Therapist.<br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods/?page=1">Discover our selection of fermented products HERE</a></span></strong><br /> <br /> Preorder your copy of my book BE GOOD TO YOUR GUT on Amazon now <a href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Eat-Well-Eve-Kalinik/0349414920/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1496334864&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=be+good+to+your+gut">https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Eat-Well-Eve-Kalinik/0349414920/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1496334864&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=be+good+to+your+gut</a> 0 Aduna: Empowering Rural Producers in Africa http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-empowering-rural-producers-in-africa/ http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-empowering-rural-producers-in-africa/#comments Weds, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /aduna-empowering-rural-producers-in-africa/ <br /> Africa is home to 25% of the world&#39;s botanical species, most of which&nbsp;are extremely&nbsp;rich in nutrients and have been used by traditional societies for centuries as a source of wellbeing.<br /> <br /> Despite their impressive health and beauty benefits, however, the majority of Africa&#39;s natural ingredients remain unknown to the rest of the world. Africa-inspired health food brand and social business Aduna&nbsp;was created to change this.<br /> <br /> Aduna&rsquo;s mission is to bring you the natural vitality of Africa&#39;s ancient ingredients, while creating sustainable livelihoods for small-scale producers. They do this by identifying Africa&#39;s most exceptional, natural ingredients, sourced directly from rural smallholders, and transforming them into delicious and nutritious health foods.<br /> <br /> <br /> Their range of African superfoods includes the <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-baobab-superfruit-powder-275g/23542/">Baobab fruit</a>, <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-moringa-superleaf-powder-275g/23543/">Moringa leaf</a> and <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-supercacao-premium-blend-cacao-powder-275g/23541/">Super-Cacao</a>, available as 100% natural powders, ideal for boosting your smoothies, food and drinks, and <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/search/?name=Aduna%20bars">raw&nbsp;fruit and nut energy bars</a>, free from gluten and added sugar.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Aduna_Pouch_275g_Baobab%2CMoringa_Cacao_Pink%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Unlike other companies who operate at arms-length from producers, Aduna works directly with rural communities in Africa, paying producers a fair price for their goods and ensuring that wherever possible, the processing stays &lsquo;in-community,&rsquo; creating additional income streams.<br /> <br /> Their hero ingredient, baobab, is the fruit of Africa&rsquo;s &lsquo;Tree of Life&rsquo;. With 6x vitamin C of an orange, 50% fibre and more antioxidants than any other whole fruit, baobab is one of the most nutritious foods in the world.<br /> Baobab trees grow wild in 32 African countries. There is no such thing as a baobab plantation: every tree is owned and harvested by local communities. An estimated 10 million households can provide baobab from the existing crop that grows so abundantly, it goes mainly to waste. However, current demand for the fruit is low. When Aduna launched in 2012, 95% of Londoners had never heard of it. Aduna is on a mission to change this. They have launched a campaign to #MakeBaobabFamous to propel baobab into a world-recognised superfood. Why? Because when demand for baobab reaches global heights, National Geographic have estimated that could be worth a billion dollars to rural Africa <em>every year, </em>creating sustainable incomes for all 10 million households. An incredibly inspiring possibility.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Packshot%201_JPG%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> In Upper East Ghana, one of the most remote and poorest parts of Africa, Aduna have built their own smallholder supply chain for baobab fruit. They are currently working with 700 women from 13 communities and employ an additional 150 women in their processing centre. These producers see increases in annual income of up to 10 times, enabling them to provide basic needs for their families and proving the significant impact baobab can have.<br /> <br /> One of these producers is Weniamo Kwarayire. Before working for Aduna, Weniamo was earning &pound;9 a year - only enough to buy a few ingredients and soap &ndash; and struggled to take care of her family of 9. Since selling her fruit to Aduna and working in their processing centre, her yearly income has risen to &pound;131. Now she is able to send her children to primary school, provide them with three meals a day and take part in household decisions as she in contributing income.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Aduna%20Baobab%20Producer%20Weniamo%20Kwarayire%20%26%20Family%20copy.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /><br /> <br /> Feeling inspired by the possibilities of the humble baobab fruit? Join Aduna in their mission to #MakeBaobabFamous and try the superfruit for yourself. Thanks to its high vitamin C content &ndash; one serving provides you with 33% of your daily Vitamin C requirement (NRV) &ndash; baobab is a natural immunity booster and energiser and thanks to its high fibre and antioxidant content, it supports healthy digestion and keeps your skin glowing too.<br /> <br /> Baobab powder has a sweet and citrussy flavour, delicious mixed into smoothies, sprinkled over fruit, stirred into porridge or wherever your imagination takes you! We love it in these delicious savoury <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-baobab-turmeric-sweetcorn-fritters/"><strong>Sweetcorn, Turmeric &amp; Baobab Fritters</strong></a>&nbsp; - or shaken into our water bottle. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna/?page=1">The full Aduna range of superfood powders and energy bars are available at Planet Organic instore and online, now from &pound;1.52.&nbsp;</a> 0 Aduna Baobab, Turmeric & Sweetcorn Fritters http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-baobab-turmeric-sweetcorn-fritters/ http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-baobab-turmeric-sweetcorn-fritters/#comments Weds, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /aduna-baobab-turmeric-sweetcorn-fritters/ <span class="f-family1"><span class="f-family2"><strong style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 28px; text-transform: capitalize;"><span class="f-mediumlarge">Ingredients:&nbsp;</span></strong></span></span> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna/?page=1">1 tbsp&nbsp;Aduna Baobab Powder</a></li> <li>1 1/2 tins sweetcorn, drained</li> <li>2 spring onions, roughly chopped&nbsp;</li> <li>1/2 red onion, roughly chopped</li> <li>1 tsp ground turmeric</li> <li>4 tbsp buckwheat or chickpea flour</li> <li>1 tbsp olive oil</li> <li>handful&nbsp;of fresh coriander</li> <li>juice of 1/2 a lime</li> <li>salt + pepper to taste&nbsp;</li> <li>1 tbsp coconut oil (to cook)&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h2><strong><span class="f-mediumlarge">Method:&nbsp;</span></strong></h2> Take one tin of sweetcorn and place it in a food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until a chunky mixture forms (don&#39;t overblend), then stir in the other 1/2 tin of sweetcorn.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Transfer the mixture to a bowl and use your hands to form the mixture into patties. If you it is too dry, add a splash of water. On the other hand if it is too wet, add a bit more flour to help shape them.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Heat a little coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat and cook the fritters for about 5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Serve with sweet potato chips, guacamole and a salad.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Enjoy!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Fritters_1_Edited%20copy.jpg" /> 0 Coconut Collaborative & Pur Project http://www.planetorganic.com/coconut-collaborative-pur-project/ http://www.planetorganic.com/coconut-collaborative-pur-project/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /coconut-collaborative-pur-project/ <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">The <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=THE%5FCOCONUT%5FCOLLABORATIVE">Coconut Collaborative</a> work in collaboration with Pur Projet, a social business, to plant thousands of coconut trees every year.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">The aim of the project is to help regenerate the fragile ecosystems of which we depend on, whilst educating and informing local communities of the environmental benefits of agroforestry.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_0636%20copy.jpg" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">Pur Projet&nbsp;liaise with local communities in areas of environmental degradation due to practices such as farming palm oil, and recruit farmers who have unused land, but who cannot afford to buy crops to grow on it. The Coconut Collaborative purchase coconut seedlings which are then given to the farmers once their plot of land and tree planting model has been mapped out.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">The coconut seedlings are then intercropped with other trees and plants such as coffee and guava, and the farmers have full ownership of the crops. Often, farmers&nbsp;use the crops to feed their family and their animals, to sell at markets, or to use as religious offerings.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;"><br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_0688%20copy.jpg" /></div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;"><br /> The farmers are also incentivised for their good farming practices, as a way to encourage local communities to take good care of the land.</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-family: 'segoe ui', sans-serif;">The <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=THE%5FCOCONUT%5FCOLLABORATIVE">Coconut Collaborative </a>began their project in 2015 on the island of Negros, in the Philippines with 1,000 coconut seedlings. Since then, The Coconut Collaborative have begun a second project in Pejarakan, North West Bali, and aim to have planted 10,000 coconut trees by 2018.?<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_0684%20copy.jpg" /></div> 0 Coconut & Strawberry overnight oats http://www.planetorganic.com/coconut-strawberry-overnight-oats/ http://www.planetorganic.com/coconut-strawberry-overnight-oats/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /coconut-strawberry-overnight-oats/ <strong>INGREDIENTS</strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/apples-pears/">1 apple</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/oats/?page=1">50g rolled oats</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-milks/?page=1">130ml dairy free milk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dried-fruit/?page=1">1 handful dried fruit</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=THE%5FCOCONUT%5FCOLLABORATIVE">120g Coconut Collaborative strawberry yoghurt</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/po-sunflower-seeds-500g-500g/19173/">1 tbsp sunflower seeds</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/po-desiccated-coconut-250g-250g/19230/">1 tbsp desiccated coconut</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/naturita-himalayan-salt-fine-1-kg/21131/">Pinch of salt</a></li> </ul> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> METHOD</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Grate the apple and put it in a mixing bowl.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Add the oats, milk, dried fruit, yogurt and salt and stir well. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stir in the seeds and nuts before serving and add more milk if you prefer a thinner consistency.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Top with more seeds, nuts, coconut flakes and fresh strawberries. Sweeten to taste. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Coconut%20yoghurt%2C%20apple%20and%20strawberry%20overnight%20oats%20vegan%203%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <span class="f-xsmall"><span class="f-small"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: 'Segoe UI', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-xsmall">Recipe by Olivia Williamson @the_cashewtree</span></span></span></span><br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp; 0 Raspberry Lime Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/raspberry-lime-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/raspberry-lime-smoothie/#comments Tues, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /raspberry-lime-smoothie/ Summer is fast approaching, so shake it up with this simple masterpiece mixing lime and raspberries together with a little Vega® Essentials! The perfect way to cool down. Summer is fast approaching, so shake it up with this simple masterpiece mixing lime and raspberries together with a little Vega® Essentials! The perfect way to cool down.<br/><br /> Serves 1 | 5 Minutes Prep Time<br /> By <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vega&reg;</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>250 mL unsweetened almond or coconut drink</li> <li>Juice of 1/2 a lime</li> <li>50 g frozen raspberries</li> <li>1 ripe banana</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>Preparation</strong><br /> 1. Add all the ingredients to a blender starting with the liquids.<br /> 2. Blend until smooth.<br /> 3.&nbsp;Drink and enjoy!For more delicious recipes by<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1"> </a><a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk">Vega&reg;</a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1"> </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> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage">Facebook</a>!&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Raspberry%20%26%20Lime%20copy2.jpg" /></a></div> 0 Jackfruit Tacos http://www.planetorganic.com/jackfruit-tacos/ http://www.planetorganic.com/jackfruit-tacos/#comments Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /jackfruit-tacos/ <strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients:&nbsp;</span></strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/essential-young-jackfruit-pieces-in-salted-water-400g-25949/25949/">1 tin jackfruit (drain &amp; rinse)&nbsp;</a></li> <li>Corn Tortillas</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/spice-sanctuary-hola-mexicana-35g/25687/">Spice Sanctuary Hola Mexicana spice blend</a></li> <li>Olive oil&nbsp;</li> <li>2 cloves garlic</li> <li>&frac12; white onion</li> <li>Coriander</li> <li>Green onion&nbsp;</li> <li>Coconut Yogurt&nbsp;</li> <li>Avocado</li> </ul> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Preparation:&nbsp;</span></strong><br /> -In a pan, saute garlic and chopped onion with a pinch of salt<br /> -Add rinsed jackfruit with 2 tsps of Spice Sanctuary Hola Mexicana spice blend, shred with fork<br /> -Warm corn tortillas or flour tortillas and add shredded jackfruit<br /> -Top with chopped green onion, coriander, avocado, a dollop of coconut yogurt and a squirt of lime.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/tacos1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/tacos3.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/tacos2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp; 0 Keep Cup http://www.planetorganic.com/keep-cup/ http://www.planetorganic.com/keep-cup/#comments Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /keep-cup/ Feel Good. Do Good. Feel Good. Do Good.<br/>The 500 billion disposable cups used in the world each year, placed end-to-end, could circumnavigate the earth 1360 times.<br /> <br /> Unfortunately despite their paper exterior, most disposable cups are lined with plastic. It stops the water from seeping out the cup but it also makes them non-recyclable. However drinking coffee on the go has become such an important part of our daily lives, how can we keep this habit whilst at the same time reducing the environmental impact?<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/keep_cup1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bottles-cups/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=KEEPCUP">KeepCup</a> is the world&rsquo;s first barista standard, reusable coffee cup. Their aim; to promote a worldwide movement of reuse and sustainability.<br /> <br /> Started in 2009 by Abigail &amp; Jamie; a brother and sister team who were running a caf&eacute; in the coffee capital Melbourne. They saw first-hand how much packaging waste a caf&eacute; generates and that the reusable options at the time didn&rsquo;t have much traction. After a moment of clarity and a lot of time spent with designers the KeepCup was born. The focus was on creating a product which people actually wanted to use, so usability and aesthetics were the priority. This may seem like a diversion from the problem at hand, but Abigail &amp; Jamie had the foresight to predict that unless something looked good and performed well, people would not continue to use it. &lsquo;The best reusable is the one you use&rsquo; as Abigail puts it.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Tasting_Notes_store_home_Fennel_799x470pm.png" /><br /> <br /> It worked. Since 2009 over 4 million <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bottles-cups/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=KEEPCUP">KeepCups</a> have been sold in 65 countries around the world. That is 4 million conscious decisions to commit to breaking our cycle of single use disposables. And billions of disposable cups have been diverted from landfill as a result.<br /> <br /> There are currently 2 varieties of <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bottles-cups/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=KEEPCUP">KeepCup</a>, available in multiple sizes. The fully recyclable plastic cup is lightweight, unbreakable and BPA free. It takes the plastic from only 20 disposable cups &amp; lids to make a plastic KeepCup. The glass KeepCup is designed for long life, is durable and shock resistant. All KeepCups are made from interchangeable, single component parts which means the separate parts can be independently recycled and replaced prolonging the life. The have been tested by industrial designer up to 1500 and KeepCup estimate they will last for at least 3 years.<br /> <br /> It&rsquo;s not just about the cups, as a company <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bottles-cups/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=KEEPCUP">KeepCup</a> work hard to ensure they practice what they preach and have environmental impact at the forefront of all their decision making. The majority of production takes places locally in Melbourne, from here it is shipped to the UK. However they are growing the UK part of their operation; component parts are shipped and then assembled in their UK warehouse. All packaging is produced locally in the UK and FSC certified. They have set up production of the small plastic cups in the UK and this year will be adding the large plastic cups to this. <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bottles-cups/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=KEEPCUP"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/KeepCup-Brew-Cork-12oz-Duo%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</div> <br /> Our use of disposables is growing exponentially. <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bottles-cups/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=KEEPCUP">KeepCup </a>are providing a practical and stylish solution that works. KeepCups are available at Planet Organic with a free coffee with every purchase. Also, we&rsquo;ll give you double loyalty stamps for life when you bring your KeepCup back for your coffee.&nbsp; Feel Good. Do Good.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bottles-cups/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=KEEPCUP"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/articles/KeepCup%20A5%20RGB%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Spicy Skyr Chicken, Warm chickpea salad and harissa dip http://www.planetorganic.com/spicy-skyr-chicken-warm-chickpea-salad-and-harissa-dip-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/spicy-skyr-chicken-warm-chickpea-salad-and-harissa-dip-/#comments Tues, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /spicy-skyr-chicken-warm-chickpea-salad-and-harissa-dip-/ By Esja Organic By Esja Organic<br/><strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients:</span></strong><br /> <strong>For the chicken and marinade:</strong> <ul> <li>2 Organic chicken breasts</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/yoghurt/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ESJA%5FSKYR">3 tbs Esja Skyr Natural</a></li> <li>1 garlic clove crushed</li> <li>1 &frac12; tsp cumin</li> <li>&frac12; tsp chilli powder</li> <li>&frac12; tsp smoked paprika</li> <li>Juice of &frac14; lemon</li> <li>Salt and pepper</li> <li>1 tbs extra virgin olive oil</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>For the chickpea salad:</strong> <ul> <li>Extra virgin olive oil 2tbs</li> <li>1 red onion roughly chopped</li> <li>1 yellow pepper roughly chopped</li> <li>1 clove garlic sliced</li> <li>Salt and pepper</li> <li>8 cherry tomatos halved</li> <li>Small hand full green beans chopped</li> <li>1 tsp harissa paste</li> <li>1 tsp cumin</li> <li>Pinch of cinnamon</li> <li>1 x 400g tin chickpeas drained</li> <li>200ml boiling water</li> <li>1 tbs sultanas</li> <li>1 tbs flaked almonds</li> <li>Small bunch chopped parsley</li> <li>Juice of &frac12; lemon</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>For the harissa dip:</strong> <ul> <li>2 tbs Esja Skyr Natural</li> <li>1 tsp harissa paste</li> </ul> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> <br /> 1. Place all of the ingredients for the marinade into a bowl with the chicken breasts and allow to marinade for 30 minutes<br /> 2. Preheat the oven to 180 C<br /> 3. Place the chicken with any remaining marinade on to a baking tray and cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until cooked, flipping half way though cooking<br /> <br /> 4. Whilst the chicken is baking make the salad<br /> 5. Heat 1 tbs olive oil in a non stick saucepan, add the onions, peppers, garlic, salt and pepper and soften over a gentle heat<br /> 6. Turn up the heat and add the cherry tomatos, green beans, harissa paste, cumin, chickpeas and boiling water and cook for 5 minutes until the water has mostly evaporated<br /> 7. Remove from the heat and squeeze in the lemon juice and chopped parsley, bringing all ingredients together<br /> 8. Serve on a large plate and scatter over the sultanas, flaked almonds and pomegranate and then add the cooked chicken and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil<br /> 9. Serve with the Harissa Skyr dip and some warm pitta breads&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Spicy%20Esja%20Skyr%20Chicken%20copy.jpg" /> 0 Chicken Korma http://www.planetorganic.com/chicken-korma/ http://www.planetorganic.com/chicken-korma/#comments Tues, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /chicken-korma/ By Esja Organic By Esja Organic<br/><strong>For the chicken and marinade</strong> <ul> <li>4 Organic chicken breasts</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/yoghurt/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ESJA%5FSKYR">3 tbs SkyrNatural yogurt</a></li> <li>2 tsp garam masala</li> <li>1 tsp ground coriander</li> <li>&frac14; tsp chilli powder</li> <li>&frac14; tsp cinnamon</li> <li>&frac14; tsp salt</li> <li>2 tsp lemon juice</li> <li>2 cloves garlic crushed and finely chopped</li> <li>2cm ginger grated</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>For the sauce</strong> <ul> <li>1 tbs coconut oil / vegetable oil</li> <li>2 large onions chopped</li> <li>3 cloves garlic chopped</li> <li>Knob of ginger chopped</li> <li>1 green chilli (seeds removed) chopped</li> <li>10 cardamom pods (seeds removed from pod and crushed in a pestle and morta)</li> <li>1 tbs ground cumin</li> <li>1 tbs ground coriander</li> <li>1 tsp turmeric</li> <li>&frac12; tsp chilli powder</li> <li>1 bay leaf</li> <li>1 stick cinnamon</li> <li>4 cloves</li> <li>500ml water</li> <li>4 tbs cashew nuts</li> <li>4 tbs Skyr Natural yoghurt</li> <li>1 tbs honey</li> </ul> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> <br /> 1.&nbsp;Preheat the oven to 180 degrees<br /> 2. Place all of the marinade ingredients into a large bowl and mix well<br /> 3. Add the chicken and ensure it is evenly coated in the marinade<br /> 4. Place the chicken onto a baking tray and bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken breasts) until cooked all the way though<br /> <br /> <br /> Meanwhile begin to make the sauce<br /> 5. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat<br /> 6. Add the onions, garlic, ginger and chill and cook for around 10 minutes until golden<br /> 7. Add the spices, bay leaf and cinnamon stick and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring often to stop the spices burning, add a splash of water if things begin to stick to the pan<br /> 8. Pour in the water followed by the cashew nuts and simmer for 10 minutes<br /> 9. Remove the cinnamon stick<br /> 10. Pour the sauce into a blender and blend until smooth<br /> 11. Return the sauce to the pan, add the Esja Skyr and honey and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes<br /> When the chicken is cooked cut into large chunks and add to the sauce<br /> Serve with rice and some greens<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Esja%20SKyr%20Chicken%20Korma%20copy.jpg" /> 0 Jackfruit Soba Noodle Bowl http://www.planetorganic.com/jackfruit-soba-noodle-bowl/ http://www.planetorganic.com/jackfruit-soba-noodle-bowl/#comments Weds, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /jackfruit-soba-noodle-bowl/ <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients: </strong></span> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/essential-young-jackfruit-pieces-in-salted-water-400g-25949/25949/">1 tin Young Jackfruit</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/gluten-free-noodles/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=KING%5FSOBA">1 pack soba noodles</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/clearspring-tamari-150ml-150ml/3331/">Tamari</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/clearspring-brown-rice-vin-150ml-150ml/3329/">Rice Vinegar</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/clearspring-teriyaki-sauce-150ml-150ml/3333/">Terriyaki Sauce</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/search/?name=sesame%20oil">Sesame oil</a>&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/plum/1823/">1 lime</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/spring-onions/1950/">Green onion</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/avocado-hass-each/1901/">Avocado</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/search/?name=kimchi">Kimchee</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/cucumbers-each/1918/">Cucumber</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/planet-organic-hemp-seeds-hulled-250g/23974/">Hulled Hemp seeds</a>&nbsp;</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Directions</strong></span><br /> 1. Drain &amp; rinse the jackfruit<br /> 2. Warm in a pan with a bit of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon tamari, 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce and 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or mirin.&nbsp; Shred jackfruit with a fork, will pull a part like pulled pork.&nbsp;<br /> 3. Cook Soba noodles according to directions on pack, drain and arrange in bowl with another drizzle of sesame oil.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> 4. Arrange pulled jackfruit, thinly sliced cucumber, halved avocado, kimchee and lime on plate<br /> Sprinkle thinly sliced green onion &amp; hemp seeds et voila!<br /> Enjoy!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/soba1.jpg" /> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /> &nbsp;</div> 0 Mexican Jackfruit Burritos http://www.planetorganic.com/mexican-jackfruit-burritos/ http://www.planetorganic.com/mexican-jackfruit-burritos/#comments Weds, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /mexican-jackfruit-burritos/ <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2"><strong>Ingredients<br /> <br /> For the Jackfruit</strong></span></p> <ul style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-bottom: 25px; margin-left: 22.28125px; padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; list-style-type: circle; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/essential-young-jackfruit-pieces-in-salted-water-400g-25949/25949/"><span class="f-family2">1 can Jackfruit</span></a></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 teaspoon sweet paprika</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 teaspoon ground allspice</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more as needed</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 tablespoon fresh lime juice</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 cup water</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)</span></li> </ul> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">For the beans</span></p> <ul style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-bottom: 25px; margin-left: 22.28125px; padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; list-style-type: circle; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 1/2 cups cooked or no-salt-added canned black beans (from one 15-ounce can), drained and rinsed</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 can tomatoes</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more as needed</span></li> </ul> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">For assembly&nbsp;</span></p> <ul style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-bottom: 25px; margin-left: 22.28125px; padding-right: 0px; padding-left: 0px; list-style-type: circle; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">4 extra-large (burrito-size) flour tortillas</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">guacamole</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">Sauerkraut</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">1 medium tomato, cored and cut into wedges</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">12 sprigs cilantro</span></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2">3 spring onions</span></li> </ul> <div style="font-size: 16px; margin: 0px;"><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/burrito1.jpg" /></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2"><strong>Directions</strong></span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">For the jackfruit: Drain and rinse it, then wrap it in paper towels and squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible. Cut the jackfruit into small pieces.</span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the garlic and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and starting to lightly brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the jackfruit, paprika, allspice, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper, if using; cook, stirring frequently, until the spices start to become fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/jackfruit_mexican.jpg" /></span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">Add the lime juice, water and sugar, if using; partially cover and cook until the liquid is almost completely evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for an additional minute or two, stirring, until the jackfruit starts to brown on some edges. Taste, and add more salt, as needed. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.</span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">For the beans: Combine the beans, tomato can and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook just until warmed through, a few minutes. Taste, and add more salt, as needed. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.</span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">When ready to assemble, briefly warm the tortillas in the oven.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">Lay one tortilla on a work surface. Spread some of the jackfruit mixture across the middle, then top with the beans, including some of their liquid, avocado, sauerkraut, tomato wedges, spring onions and cilantro sprigs. Roll one side of the tortilla over the filling, fold over the sides and continue rolling to form a burrito.</span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-family2">Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Serve warm.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/burritos2.jpg" /></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal; text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><strong style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">MORE JACKFRUIT RECIPES</strong></span></p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-size: 16px; font-family: Georgia, serif; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-variant-caps: normal; text-align: center;"><br /> <span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/morerecipes.jpg" /></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> 0 Jackfruit 'Tuna' Melt Sandwich http://www.planetorganic.com/jackfruit-tuna-melt-sandwich/ http://www.planetorganic.com/jackfruit-tuna-melt-sandwich/#comments Weds, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /jackfruit-tuna-melt-sandwich/ <div class="ingredient-label" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-0" style="margin-top: 5px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); position: relative; left: -10px; font-size: 12px !important;"><span class="f-large"><span class="italic" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; line-height: inherit;">Ingredients</span><br /> <br /> <em><span class="italic" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; line-height: inherit;">for the jackfruit &quot;tuna&quot; salad</span></em></span></div> <ul id="zlrecipe-ingredients-list" style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; background-color: transparent; list-style-type: none; font-family: Montserrat, serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(25, 25, 25); margin-left: 15px !important; padding-right: 0px !important; padding-left: 0px !important;"> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-1" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/essential-young-jackfruit-pieces-in-salted-water-400g-25949/25949/"><span class="f-large">1 can of jackfruit (packed in water or brine, not syrup), rinsed and drained</span></a></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-2" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">1/2 teaspoon olive oil</span></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-3" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">1/4 onion, diced (about a 1/2 cup)</span></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-4" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">2 cloves garlic, minced</span></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-5" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/atlantic-ground-seaweed-120g-120g/14798/"><span class="f-large">1 teaspoon kelp powder</span></a></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-7" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/biona-cannellini-beans-400g-400g/8998/"><span class="f-large">1 cup cooked white beans</span></a></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-8" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/follow-your-heart-soyafree-vegenaise-340g/23370/"><span class="f-large">1/4 cup vegenaise</span></a></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-9" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">2 tablespoons pickled relish (optional)</span></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-10" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/biona-dijon-mustard-200g-200g/15390/"><span class="f-large">1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard</span></a></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-11" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">juice of 1 lemon</span></li> </ul> <div class="ingredient" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"> <div class="ingredient-label" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-0" style="margin-top: 5px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; font-weight: bold; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); position: relative; left: -10px; font-size: 12px !important;"><span class="f-large"><span class="italic" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; font-style: italic; line-height: inherit;">for the Sandwich</span></span></div> <ul id="zlrecipe-ingredients-list" style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; background-color: transparent; list-style-type: none; font-family: Montserrat, serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(25, 25, 25); margin-left: 15px !important; padding-right: 0px !important; padding-left: 0px !important;"> </ul> </div> <ul style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; background-color: transparent; list-style-type: none; font-family: Montserrat, serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 1.5em; color: rgb(25, 25, 25); margin-left: 15px !important; padding-right: 0px !important; padding-left: 0px !important;"> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-13" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">4 slices of bread</span></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-14" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">Rockets</span></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-15" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">1 tomato, sliced</span></li> <li class="ingredient" id="zlrecipe-ingredient-17" itemprop="ingredients" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><span class="f-large">olive oil</span></li> </ul> <div class="ingredient" style="margin: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-size: 12px !important; list-style: disc !important;"><br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/tuna1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(71, 70, 70); font-family: Montserrat, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: bold;">Directions</span><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 16px; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">1.&nbsp;Use a fork to pull apart the jackfruit into shreds (until it has a tuna-like consistency).</span></div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;"><span class="f-large">2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saut&eacute; for a couple minutes. Add the jackfruit and let it cook, stirring occasionally, until the jackfruit&#39;s moisture is gone. Add the kelp powder and add salt to taste. Remove from heat.</span></div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;"><span class="f-large">3. While the jackfruit is cooking, start the salad. In a bowl, use a fork to mash the white beans. Once they are thoroughly mashed, add the rest of the salad ingredients and mix together. Once the jackfruit is done cooking, add it to the salad mixture and mix until fully coated. Taste and add seasoning, if necessary.</span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/jackfruit_tuna.jpg" /></div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;"><span class="f-large">4. Turn on the broiler of your oven. Layout the 4 slices of bread. Place a small amount of greens (your choice) on two of the slices of bread. Top the greens with the tomato slices, then top the tomato with the jackfruit salad (about a heaping 1/2 cup per sandwich). On the remaining slices of bread, spread out the grated cheese.</span></div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;"><span class="f-large">5. Place the two slices of bread, topped with cheese, on a baking sheet and place it in the oven, under the broiler. Let sit under the broiler, just until the cheese begins to melt, about 2-4 minutes. Remove and place the slices on top of the slices topped with the jackfruit salad.</span></div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;">&nbsp;</div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit;"><span class="f-large">6. Heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat and lightly spray with olive oil. Place the sandwiches in the pan, cheese side down. Let cook until cheese begins to melt. Lightly spray the tops of the sandwiches with the olive oil. Flip the sandwiches and cook on the other side. Flip again if needed. The sandwiches are done when the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted. Remove from the pan and serve immediately. Enjoy!</span><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/tune2.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div class="instruction" style="outline: 0px; font-size: inherit; background-color: transparent; line-height: inherit; text-align: center;"><span class="f-large"><strong>MORE JACKFRUIT RECIPES&nbsp;</strong></span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bbq-jackfruit-pulled-pork-burger/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/morerecipes.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp;</div> 0 BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork Burger http://www.planetorganic.com/bbq-jackfruit-pulled-pork-burger/ http://www.planetorganic.com/bbq-jackfruit-pulled-pork-burger/#comments Weds, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /bbq-jackfruit-pulled-pork-burger/ <span style="font-size: 17px; font-weight: 600; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">Ingredients</span> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/essential-young-jackfruit-pieces-in-salted-water-400g-25949/25949/">1 tin young jackfruit</a></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><em style="box-sizing: border-box; line-height: inherit;">For the barbecue sauce:</em></p> <ul> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/biona-tomato-puree-200g-200g/4082/">1 cup tomato puree</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/biona-cider-vinegar-750ml-750ml/3444/">1 tbsp apple cider vinegar</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/shady-farms-maple-syrup-250ml-250ml/2732/">1 tbsp pure maple syrup</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/marigold-pom-molasses-250ml-250ml/11706/">1 tbsp molasses</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/salt-pepper/">1 tsp sea salt</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bart-smoked-paprika-45g-45g/8402/">1 tsp paprika</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;">&frac12; tsp chili powder</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/crazy-jack-cumin-ground-50g-50g/9027/">a pinch of cumin</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/salt-pepper/">ground black pepper</a></li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;">2 garlic cloves, minced</li> <li style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;">1 teaspoons olive oil</li> </ul> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/burger2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 17px; font-weight: 600;">Method</span><br /> <span style="font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">To make the barbecue sauce, add 2 teaspoons olive oil to a saucepan and heat over medium-low. Add garlic and saut&eacute; for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.</span></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;">Add tomato puree, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, molasses, sea salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and cayenne. Whisk until well combined. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;">Drain and rinse jackfruit if using canned. Place jackfruit on a cutting board and cut out the core. Using your fingers or two forks, shred the jackfruit into a bowl.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;">Add barbecue sauce to the bowl of jackfruit and stir. Stir until jackfruit is completely coated. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for 1 hour.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/jackfruit_pulledpork.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add jackfruit and cook for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;">Serve BBQ jackfruit pulled pork on a bun with desired toppings. Enjoy!<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/burger3.jpg" /></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal; text-align: center;">MORE JACKFRUIT RECIPES HERE</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 25px; font-family: Avenir, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 17px; line-height: 1.8; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; font-style: normal; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/jackfruit-tuna-melt-sandwich/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/morerecipes.jpg" /></a></p> 0 Power to Plant-Based Protein http://www.planetorganic.com/power-to-plant-based-protein/ http://www.planetorganic.com/power-to-plant-based-protein/#comments Thurs, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /power-to-plant-based-protein/ Everyone knows that protein is an essential component of a healthy, balanced diet. Everyone knows that protein is an essential component of a healthy, balanced diet.<br/>However there is a misconception that eating meat and other animal products is the only way to ensure you get enough protein. This is certainly not the case, it is very achievable to reach your guideline protein intake on a completely plant based diet.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/quinoa399.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Firstly; you may not need as much protein as you think. The guidelines suggest you should consume 0.75g per kg body weight, so if you weigh 50kg you should be aiming for 37.5g protein per day. This will obviously vary depending on your activity levels, those exercising on a regular basis should increase their protein intake. This is because protein (specifically the amino acids in protein) are essential for the repair and maintenance of all cells, including your muscles.<br /> <br /> Provided you&rsquo;re eating enough calories and your diet is varied, there is no reason to worry about getting enough protein in your plant-based diet. All foods containing plant cells contain an amount of protein, however the amount does largely vary between foods. Below is a guideline of the protein content of several every-day plant based foods; you can see from this that the amount of protein you consume will quickly add up. For example, starting the day with chia pudding made with 2 tablespoons chia, 200ml almond milk and topped with almond butter gives you around 16g of protein.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/buddha%20copy.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp; <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:200px;"><strong>Food</strong></td> <td style="width:200px;"><strong>Amount</strong></td> <td style="width:200px;"><strong>Protein content </strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Almond Butter</td> <td style="width:200px;">2 tablespoons</td> <td style="width:200px;">7g</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Oats</td> <td style="width:200px;">40g serving</td> <td style="width:200px;">4.8g</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Lentils</td> <td style="width:200px;">1 cup cooked</td> <td style="width:200px;">18g</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Corn</td> <td style="width:200px;">1 large cob</td> <td style="width:200px;">5g</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Quinoa</td> <td style="width:200px;">1 cup cooked</td> <td style="width:200px;">8g</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Avocado</td> <td style="width:200px;">1 medium</td> <td style="width:200px;">4g</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Chia Seeds</td> <td style="width:200px;">2 tablespoons</td> <td style="width:200px;">6g</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Broccoli</td> <td style="width:200px;">1 cup</td> <td style="width:200px;">4g</td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:200px;">Almond Milk (7%)</td> <td style="width:200px;">200ml</td> <td style="width:200px;">3g</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> &nbsp;<br /> But what happens when you exercise a lot? During intense exercise, your muscle fibres are damaged. It is key to repair these and this cycle of damage and repair is what grows your muscles and makes them stronger. Protein is fundamental in this repair of muscle fibres so during periods of exercise you do need to increase your protein intake.<br /> <br /> The recommended protein intake for athletes varies on your goals; to maintain body mass 1g / kg body weight is recommended. If you are looking to increase muscles mass, this recommendation increases to around 1.4-1.8g / kg body weight.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/burgercopy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Your body can only process around 30g of protein in one meal so it is essential that you spread your protein intake out throughout the day. Ensuring that a protein rich food forms part of every meal is a good way to do this. Don&rsquo;t forget that carbohydrates and fat are also essential parts of a balanced diet, key for fuelling exercise and replenishing energy store post workout. So do not eliminate these in favour of more protein! Eating a combination of protein and carbohydrate as quickly after exercise as possible (ideally within 30 minutes) gives your body a great start to your recovery.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/pizza%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> More and more athletes are turning to a vegan diet, proving you can be at the top of your game whilst only consuming plant based proteins. Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams and David Haye to name but a few. If you are considering a plant based diet, or just want to reduce your meat intake, with a little bit of research you do not have to worry about reaching your recommended protein intake; whatever your activity level.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/articles/The%20Vegan%20Market%20All.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fitness/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/categories/workout_homepage.jpg" /></a> 0 Vegan Easter Eggs http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-dairy-free-easter-eggs/ http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-dairy-free-easter-eggs/#comments Weds, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /vegan-dairy-free-easter-eggs/ The best option for having healthier chocolate eggs at Easter time is to make them yourself! The best option for having healthier chocolate eggs at Easter time is to make them yourself!<br/><div>These eggs are simple to make, super tasty, and infinitely adaptable. Try mixing in some chopped nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit or add some spices such as cinnamon and cardamom for something a little different.</div> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Easter%20eggs%20-%20to%20her%20core%204.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients<br /> <br /> <u>White Chocolate Raspberry</u></span></strong> <ul style="margin-left: 40px;"> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/po-cashews-whole-250g-250g/19223/">2 cups Really Raw cashews</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/organic-traditions-cacao-butter-227g-20931/20931/">50g Cacao butter</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/meridian-cashew-butter-170g-170g/8527/">1/2&nbsp;cup cashew butter</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/biona-coconut-blossom-nectar-350g-350g/19026/">3 tbsp Coconut nectar</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/biona-creamed-coconut-200g-200g/2661/">2 tbsp coconut cream (solids only)</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/raspberries-punnet-125g-125g/1881/">2 tbsp frozen raspberries, gently crushed&nbsp;</a></li> </ul> <div style="margin-left: -18pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: -18pt;">&nbsp;</div> <u><strong><span class="f-large">Chocolate Crunch</span></strong></u> <ul style="margin-left: 40px;"> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/organic-traditions-cacao-butter-227g-20931/20931/">50g Cacao butter</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/btf-cacao-powder-311g-311g/17830/">35g Cacao powder</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/biona-coconut-blossom-nectar-350g-350g/19026/">20g raw honey or Coconut nectar</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/organic-traditions-cacao-nibs-227g-20919/20919/">1 &ndash; 2 tbsp Cacao nibs</a></li> <li style="margin-left: -18pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/naturita-himalayan-salt-fine-1-kg/21131/">1/8 tsp sea salt</a></li> </ul> <div style="margin-left: -18pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: -18pt;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Easter%20eggs%20-%20to%20her%20core%202.jpg" /></div> <div style="margin-left: -18pt;">&nbsp;</div> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method<br /> <br /> 1.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 15.6px;">Add the cashews to a food processor fitted with S blade. Process the nuts until the butter is smooth &ndash; it should take around 15 minutes all up. At about 2 minutes, the oils will start being released and the mixture will start to &quot;jump&quot;. Keep blending. At around the 5 min mark you will need to start stopping every 30 sec or so to scrape the sides and bottom. It should start to come together around 10 minutes but keep blending to get silky smooth cashew butter.</span><br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">2.&nbsp;</span></strong>Melt the cacao butter in a sauce pan over low heat &ndash; careful not to let it start to bubble.<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: 15.6px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 18px;">3.&nbsp;</span></strong>In a separate bowl, combine the cashew butter with the coconut cream and coconut syrup and stir until smooth. Slowly pour in the melted cacao, stirring continuously.<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: 15.6px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 18px;">4.&nbsp;</span></strong>Scatter the crushed frozen raspberries over the small egg mounds, and gently pour over the white chocolate mix over the top until the moulds are full. Reserve a small amount to use to stick the halves together once set. Allow to set in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: 15.6px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 18px;">5.&nbsp;</span></strong>Now create the chocolate crunch halves. Add all ingredients except the cacao nibs into a small sauce pan over the lowest possible heat. Stir with a metal spoon until all melted together and smooth.<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: 15.6px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 18px;">6.&nbsp;</span></strong>Once completely set, remove from the freezer and heat the leftover chocolate again over low heat. Using a brush, paint a small amount of chocolate over the flat side of an egg half, and then stick to the flat side of another egg half. Continue this process until all egg halves are combined and you have a set of whole eggs. Place back in the freezer to set, and then store in a sealed container in the fridge.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Easter%20eggs%20-%20to%20her%20core%203.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Recipe from&nbsp;Dearna from <a href="http://tohercore.com/">To Her Core&nbsp;</a> 0 Vegan Hot Cross Scones http://www.planetorganic.com/egan-hot-cross-sconv/ http://www.planetorganic.com/egan-hot-cross-sconv/#comments Thurs, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /egan-hot-cross-sconv/ There’s nothing like waking up to home baked goods on Easter morning (or any morning in fact!). There’s nothing like waking up to home baked goods on Easter morning (or any morning in fact!).<br/><div class="page" title="Page 1"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td style="border-style: solid; border-width: 0pt; border-right-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); border-left-color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(18.800000%, 17.600000%, 16.900000%)">Hot Cross Scones are the best of both worlds; hot cross buns and scones.&nbsp;<br /> They are so yummy, filled with lots of goodies including cranberries, spices and our Mandarin &amp; Gubinge chocolate. Top with coconut yoghurt or Blueberry Chia Jam - the perfect comfort food coupled with a cup of tea. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">MAKES 8 SCONES </span></p> <p><span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">Ingredients </span></strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">6 tbsp warm water </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">3 tbsp flax meal </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">2 cups all purpose gluten free flour </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">1&frasl;4 cup Coconut Nectar </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">2 tsp gluten free baking powder </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">1 tsp baking soda </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">1&frasl;2 tsp cinnamon </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">1&frasl;2 tsp allspice </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">4 tbsp Coconut Oil, chilled in fridge </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">3&frasl;4 cup coconut yoghurt </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">1&frasl;4 cup cranberries </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">50g Mandarin &amp; Gubinge Chocolate </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">1 tsp grated fresh ginger </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">50g Lemon Caramel Chocolate </span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)"><strong><span class="f-large">Method</span> </strong></span></p> <span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP1</span> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">Preheat oven to 200&deg;C &amp; line a baking tray with baking paper. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP2</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">In a small bowl, mix together the flax meal and water. Let stand for 10 minutes until it becomes gel like. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP3</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda cinnamon &amp; all spice in a bowl. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP4</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">Cut the hardened coconut oil into small chunks and work through the mixture with clean hands until it resembles&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(79, 73, 72); font-family: ArialMT; font-size: 10pt;">breadcrumbs.&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP5&nbsp;</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(79, 73, 72); font-family: ArialMT; font-size: 10pt;">Add the coconut nectar to the flax mixture and mix. Then add to the flour along with the coconut yoghurt. Mix until just combined.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP6</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">Add the dried fruit, ginger and chopped Mandarin &amp; Gubinge chocolate and fold through gently. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP7</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(79, 73, 72); font-family: ArialMT; font-size: 10pt;">Turn the dough out onto a flour dusted bench and flatten out to 3/4 inch. Using a rounded cookie cutter cut out portions of the dough and place onto the baking tray. Bring all the offcuts together and cut out more circles until all the dough has been used.</span></p> <p><br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/LE_STAGE1.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP8</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(31.000000%, 28.600000%, 28.200000%)">Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lovely and browned. Let cool on a wire rack while you prep the chocolate&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(79, 73, 72); font-family: ArialMT; font-size: 10pt;">crosses.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10.000000pt; font-family: 'ArialMT'; color: rgb(72.200000%, 71.000000%, 70.600000%)">STEP9</span><br /> <span style="color: rgb(79, 73, 72); font-family: ArialMT; font-size: 10pt;">Over a water bath gently melt the lemon caramel chocolate. Once the scones are cool, carefully drizzle chocolate crosses over each bun. Let the chocolate harden then devour with extra coconut yoghurt and your favourite jam!&nbsp;</span></p> <p><br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/LE_STAGE2.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/LE_STAGE3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td style="border-style: solid; border-top-width: 0.000000pt; border-right-width: 0.000000pt; border-right-color: rgb(0.000000%, 0.000000%, 0.000000%); border-bottom-width: 0.000000pt; border-left-width: 0.000000pt; border-left-color: rgb(0.000000%, 0.000000%, 0.000000%)">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> 0 Choco-Avo Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/choco-avo-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/choco-avo-smoothie/#comments Thurs, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /choco-avo-smoothie/ Avocado is a delicious addition to any meal, including smoothies. Avocado is a delicious addition to any meal, including smoothies.<br/>If you have never added it to a smoothie you have been missing out on the luxurious, creamy texture it creates. Try adding it to your next chocolate smoothie for a creamy and decadent treat!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>1 Tbsp cocoa powder</li> <li>2 tsp maple syrup</li> <li>&frac12; an avocado</li> <li>50 g ice</li> <li>375 mL plant-based drink like coconut or almond</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">1 scoop (36 g) </a><a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk/uk/products/detail/vega-essentials/chocolate">Chocolate Vega&reg; Essentials</a></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> Add all the ingredients to your blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Chocolate%20Avocado%20Smoothie_140320_Vega_322%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> For more delicious recipes by <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk">Vega&reg;</a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1"> </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> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage">Facebook</a>!&nbsp; 0 Vegan Cacao Doughnuts by The Hardihood http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-cacao-doughnuts-by-the-hardihood/ http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-cacao-doughnuts-by-the-hardihood/#comments Thurs, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /vegan-cacao-doughnuts-by-the-hardihood/ We love this recipe because it’s an all-round crowd pleaser. We love this recipe because it’s an all-round crowd pleaser.<br/><div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">Inspired by the chocolate doughnuts of your dreams, the uplifting effects of cacao and the added benefits of chaga make for one powerfully packed, sumptuous, doughnut experience. Dunk in chocolate or leave them baring all, the choice is yours&nbsp;</span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span></span> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">105g (11&frasl;2 cups) gluten-free oats</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">40g&nbsp;(1&frasl;2 cup) walnuts</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">70g (1&frasl;2 cup) almonds</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">35g (1&frasl;4 cup) sunflower seeds </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">2 tbsp chia seeds</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">1 tbsp chaga powder</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">4 tbsp cacao powder</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">45g (1&frasl;3 cup) coconut sugar </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">1&frasl;2 tsp ground cinnamon</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">1&frasl;2 tsp vanilla powder</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">2 large pinches of salt </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 8.000000pt; font-family: 'VremenaGroteskBook'">82 </span><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">85ml (1&frasl;2 cup) coconut oil, melted </span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'LyonTextNYT'">115g (1&frasl;3 cup) rice malt syrup&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Method</strong></span></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="section"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><span style="font-size: 8.000000pt; font-family: 'VremenaGrotesk'">MAKES 18 MINI DOUGHNUTS<br /> OR YOU CAN MIX SMALL AND LARGE SIZES </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'VremenaGroteskBook'">Preheat the oven to no higher than 42&deg;C or to its lowest temperature. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'VremenaGroteskBook'">Place the oats, nuts and seeds in a high-powered food processor and blend on high until as smooth as possible. Add the rest of the ingredients, adding the coconut oil and rice malt syrup last. Once the mixture is blended, make sure it is sticky enough and doesn&rsquo;t crumble apart &ndash; if it does, add another squirt of syrup. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'VremenaGroteskBook'">Press the mixture into the doughnut moulds of your choice &ndash; we used a mixture of small and large moulds. Place in the oven for 2&ndash;3 hours, or until they have dried out slightly. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack, if needed, for 10&ndash;15 minutes. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 9.000000pt; font-family: 'VremenaGroteskBook'">Drizzle or dunk the doughnuts, if you like, into raw chocolate, sprinkle with petals, nuts or desiccated coconut (see pages 178&ndash;179 for topping inspiration) and place in the fridge<br /> until the chocolate hardens. They will keep for up to 5 days, undecorated, in the fridge.&nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/20160627_Hardihood_MatchaDoughnuts_029.jpg" /></div> <br /> <span 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/raw-cake-each/25480/">Raw Cake by The Hardihood is out now, published by Bluebird, &pound;16.99. Photo credit: Lizzie Mayson.</a></span> 0 Mini frittatas with Almond Start http://www.planetorganic.com/mini-frittatas-with-almond-start/ http://www.planetorganic.com/mini-frittatas-with-almond-start/#comments Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /mini-frittatas-with-almond-start/ Recipe from Abbot Kinney's nut yogurts. Recipe from Abbot Kinney's nut yogurts.<br/><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Breakfast or lunch | 4 persons | 10 minutes to prepare | 20 minutes in the oven</span><br /> <em>mixer, baking tin for 12 muffins</em><br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span> <ul> <li>250 g baby spinach</li> <li>2 tbsp. olive oil</li> <li>1 shallot, finely chopped</li> <li>5 gram fresh thyme, leaves</li> <li>1 clove of garlic</li> <li>50 g black olives, sliced</li> <li>6 eggs</li> <li>120 g semi sundried tomatoes, thin strips</li> <li>touch of sea salt</li> </ul> <strong><em>on the side </em></strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/">400 ml Abbot Kinney&rsquo;s Almond Start</a></li> <li>honey</li> <li>basil</li> </ul> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> 1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.<br /> <br /> 2.&nbsp;Put a frying pan to the stove and preheat the spinach at medium-high heat. After approx. 10 minutes, scoop the spinach into a strainer and drain properly.<br /> <br /> 3.&nbsp;Put some olive oil in the preheated frying pan adding the shallot, thyme, garlic and black olives and allow to fry for about 6-8 minutes at low heat.<br /> <br /> 4.&nbsp;Into a bowl goes the eggs with a touch of sea salt. Mix for 4 minutes. Add the sundried tomatoes, the pan&rsquo;s ingredients and the spinach and stir until all is mixed properly.<br /> <br /> 5.&nbsp;Finally, stir the lightly beaten eggs.<br /> <br /> 6.&nbsp;Divide the mixture over the baking tin and slide into the oven for about 20 minutes. Spoon some Almond Start onto a plate, followed by the frittata and last but not least, honey and basil.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Fritatta's%20%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Tasty Immune Boosting Granola http://www.planetorganic.com/tasty-immune-boosting-granola-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/tasty-immune-boosting-granola-/#comments Thurs, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /tasty-immune-boosting-granola-/ Why not rustle up a stash of this sugar free, health boosting, granola to have at hand on busy mornings? Why not rustle up a stash of this sugar free, health boosting, granola to have at hand on busy mornings?<br/>This recipe by Unbeelievable Health&rsquo;s founder Sarah Orecchia is super tasty, easy to make and is totally addictive. Add to yogurt or berries, mix in nut butters, or use it as a base to create protein bars or balls.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://woobox.com/6h7mfa"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/categories/toca_landscape.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> 400 grams thick cut organic oats (gluten free if desired)<br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients:</strong></span><br /> <strong>1 cup each:</strong> <ul> <li>Raw Sliced Almonds</li> <li>Raw Pumpkin Seeds</li> <li>Raw Sunflower Seeds</li> <li>Raw Pecan pieces</li> <li>Coconut Oil</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/raw-honey/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=TOCA">Toca Organic Honey </a></li> <li>Raw Coconut Chips (optional)</li> <li>&frac12; cup Organic Flaxseed meal</li> <li>&frac12; cup Chia Seeds (optional)</li> <li>6 teaspoons of Cinnamon</li> <li>&frac12; teaspoon Sea Salt</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/immune-health/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH">Bee Prepared Daily Defence Immune Formula</a></li> </ul> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> Combine all dry ingredients in a big bowl. Pour in coconut oil (melt a bit first if need be) &amp; then the <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/raw-honey/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=TOCA"><strong>Toca Honey</strong></a>, stir well &amp; spread mixture onto baking sheets. Put in a 120c oven for 1 hour. Take out to stir and move it around a bit to ensure all bits get toasted. Put back for 15-20 minutes until golden. Let cool for an hour. When cool, sprinkle the contents of 6-8 capsules of <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/immune-health/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH"><strong>Bee Prepared Daily Defence immune formula</strong> </a>&amp; stir well (bee Prepared combines extracts of bee propolis, elderberry, olive leaf, beta glucans &amp; acerola cherry &amp; is suitable for most ages).<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Store in a zip lock bag or sealed container in the refrigerator (for maximum crunchiness). Keeps for several weeks.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/immune%20boost%20granola%202%20PO%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <a href="http://woobox.com/6h7mfa" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/categories/toca_landscape.jpg" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a> 0 Eggplant Stuffed With Spicy Quinoa And Coco Start http://www.planetorganic.com/eggplant-stuffed-with-spicy-quinoa-and-coco-start/ http://www.planetorganic.com/eggplant-stuffed-with-spicy-quinoa-and-coco-start/#comments Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /eggplant-stuffed-with-spicy-quinoa-and-coco-start/ Delicious recipe From Abbott Kinney's using their tasty coconut yogurts. Delicious recipe From Abbott Kinney's using their tasty coconut yogurts.<br/><h2><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">4 persons | 30 minutes | 30-35 minutes in the oven</span></h2> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span> <ul> <li>100 gram of quinoa</li> <li>2 eggplants</li> <li>2 tbsp. coconut oil</li> <li>1 chopped onion</li> <li>1 clove of garlic, finely chopped</li> <li>&frac12; tbsp. grated fresh ginger</li> <li>1 tbsp.&nbsp; garam masala</li> <li>10 wedged cherry tomatoes</li> <li>70 g tomato paste</li> <li>25 g raisins</li> <li>sea salt</li> <li>freshly ground black pepper</li> </ul> <strong><em>Topping</em></strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/">200 ml of Abbot Kinney&rsquo;s Coco Start</a></li> <li>2 tbsp. tahin</li> <li>1 lime juice</li> <li>+/- 3 tbsp. hot boiling water</li> <li>2 tbsp. brown almonds, coarsely chopped</li> <li>15 g fresh coriander, coarsely chopped</li> <li><em>Oven rack, parchment paper</em></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Method</strong></span><br /> 1. Preheat the oven to 200 &deg;C. Prepare the quinoa according to the packaging instructions. Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise and scoop out until 1 cm off the wall. Cut the pulp into chunks.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 2. Heat up the coconut oil over low heat in a large pan and fry the onion, garlic, ginger and eggplant bits. Add garam masala and continue to fry. Keep stirring for one minute. Now, add the tomatoes and the tomato paste and allow to simmer for 6-8 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Turn off the heat, add the quinoa and raisins and a touch of salt and pepper to taste.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. Put the scooped eggplants on the rack (covered with parchment paper) and stuff with the quinoa mixture. Put the rack in the oven and leave for 30-35 minutes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 4. In the meantime, stir the tahin, lime juice and hot boiling water into a bowl until a slightly liquid sauce presents itself. Put the tahin sauce, Coco Start, almonds and coriander on the set table. Remove the eggplants from the oven and put them on a plate. Your guests/loved ones may add toppings to taste.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Aubergines%20gevuld%20met%20kruidige%20quinoaIMG_5843%20(1)%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Abbot Kinney's Organic Nut Yogurts http://www.planetorganic.com/abbot-kinneys-organic-nut-yogurts/ http://www.planetorganic.com/abbot-kinneys-organic-nut-yogurts/#comments Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /abbot-kinneys-organic-nut-yogurts/ Everything you should know Abbot Kinney's nut yogurts. Everything you should know Abbot Kinney's nut yogurts.<br/>At <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/">Abbot Kinney&rsquo;s</a>, we use the best ingredients we can find to make plant based, organic products that taste delicious. Whether it&rsquo;s our Vietnamese coconut milk, our Sicilian almonds or our Alfonso mangos from India, only the tastiest, healthiest and most nutritious ingredients make the cut.<br /> We believe in the power of simplicity. If you have the best almonds and coconuts, and you have a great recipe, there&rsquo;s not much else you need. We don&rsquo;t use any strange production processes or weird additives that confuse your body to make our products cheaper or make us more profitable. We try to make recipes that are nutritious and delicious out of a few of the very best ingredients we can find. Just like you would at home<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Friends.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>WHY PLANT-BASED</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Plant-based food is good for a variety of reasons. Your body was built to eat plants and a plant-based diet is a lot more environmentally friendly. At <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/">Abbot Kinney&rsquo;s</a>, we want to make it easier for people to live and eat in a plant based world. So by choosing the right ingredients, we can make brilliant products that are good for you, good for the planet and tasty with it.<br /> For example, our Coco Start Mango contains pure, mashed up Alfonso mangoes from the west coast of India. Their beautiful, dark-yellow flesh is naturally rich in fibre, which makes for such good quality puree. It also happens to be wonderfully sweet and full of flavour. The flesh is so tasty that we don&rsquo;t need to add any sugar, flavourings or colouring agents at all. Nature at its best!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Healthy.jpg" /></a><br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Coco%20Start.jpg" /></a><br /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-large" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;"><strong style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px; font-size: 16px;">ALMOND START</strong></span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Almond Start is a fresh tasting, delicious new alternative to yoghurt. Made from organic Sicilian almonds, it&rsquo;s naturally lactose and gluten free and great with fruit, nuts and granola. Perfect for breakfast, a tasty snack, an after dinner treat or simply by itself. Almond Start is made using four simple, plant-based ingredients. No sugar, sweeteners or any other weird stuff. After all, when you&rsquo;re already using delicious Sicilian Tuono almonds, there&rsquo;s no need to add much else. The almond milk we use contains three times as many almonds as regular almond milk and since our almonds are not strained or processed, they retain 100% of their nutritional value.</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Almond%20Start.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span class="f-large">COCO START</span></strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Abbot Kinney&rsquo;s great adventure began with Coco Start. The creamy texture, the soft flavour of coconut milk, and the fresh tang of yoghurt cultures&hellip;we fell in love on the spot. Coco Start is made using three simple plant-based ingredients. No sugar, sweeteners or any other weird stuff. What&rsquo;s more, Coco Start contains less naturally occurring sugar than regular natural yoghurt. An added bonus if ever there was one.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Coco%20Start%20Mango.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a><br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Ingredientsak.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a><br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Coco%20Start%202.jpg" /></a><br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Palm.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /></a> <div style="text-align: center;"><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><span class="f-large"><strong>BROWSE THE RANGE NOW</strong></span></a></div> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Yoghurt.jpg" /></a><br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Flyers.jpg" /></a><br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/dairy-free-yoghurt/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Life.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp; 0 Soaked Super Seed Bircher Muesli http://www.planetorganic.com/soaked-super-seed-bircher-muesli/ http://www.planetorganic.com/soaked-super-seed-bircher-muesli/#comments Weds, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /soaked-super-seed-bircher-muesli/ The perfect grab and go breakfast that doesn’t compromise on deliciousness one little bit. The perfect grab and go breakfast that doesn’t compromise on deliciousness one little bit.<br/>Be seedy and speedy in the mornings with our overnight soaked bircher made using Rude Health Super Seed Muesli.<br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-large"><b>Ingredients</b></span><br /> Serves 4</span> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/rude-health-5-grain-5-seed-porridge-500g-500g/8275/"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">200g&nbsp;Rude Health Super Seed&nbsp;Muesli, plus extra for topping</span></a></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">350ml pressed apple juice</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">10g (3 teaspoons) poppy seeds</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">150g Greek yoghurt, plus extra for topping</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">75g fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or other berries of your choice)</span></li> <li><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">honey, for serving (optional)</span></li> </ul> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-large"><b>Instructions</b></span><br /> <br /> 1. In a large bowl, mix together the Rude Health Super Seed Muesli, pressed apple juice and poppy seeds. Cover and set in the refrigerator overnight.<br /> <br /> 2. The next morning, mix the Greek yoghurt into the soaked muesli mixture, until well combined. Gently mix in the berries.<br /> <br /> 3. Serve the muesli into individual bowls. Top each bowl with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and sprinkle on a spoonful of Rude Health Muesli Super Seed. Drizzle&nbsp;honey on the top.</span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/rude-health-5-grain-5-seed-porridge-500g-500g/8275/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Muesli-Super-Seed-1%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Eat right, stay brilliant.</span> 0 Aduna Super-Cacao & Cinnamon Popcorn with Goji Berries http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-super-cacao-cinnamon-popcorn-with-goji-berries/ http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna-super-cacao-cinnamon-popcorn-with-goji-berries/#comments Weds, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /aduna-super-cacao-cinnamon-popcorn-with-goji-berries/ <em>serves 2</em><br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients:</strong></span> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna/?page=1">1 tsp Aduna Super-Cacao powder&nbsp;</a></li> <li>1/3 cup popping corn</li> <li>2 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil</li> <li>1 tsp cinnamon</li> <li>&frac14; tsp vanilla powder</li> <li>1 tsp maple syrup</li> <li>large handful goji berries</li> <li>pinch of pink salt&nbsp;</li> </ul> <span class="f-large"><strong>Method:</strong></span><br /> 1. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan on a medium-high heat. Once melted, stir in the cacao powder, cinnamon, vanilla powder, salt and maple syrup until combined.<br /> <br /> 2.&nbsp;Add the popping corn to the saucepan and shake around until fully coated in the oil. Place a lid on the saucepan but try to keep it slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> 3.&nbsp;Once the popping starts, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the heat. Leave for a few minutes and once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with goji berries.&nbsp;</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Enjoy!&nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/aduna_popcorn.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a></div> 0 Energy Buzz Smoothie for Two http://www.planetorganic.com/energy-buzz-smoothie-for-two/ http://www.planetorganic.com/energy-buzz-smoothie-for-two/#comments Weds, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /energy-buzz-smoothie-for-two/ <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/avocado-hass-each/1901/">1 ripe avocado&nbsp;</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/web-banana-ft-6-6/10060/">1 frozen banana</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/berries/?page=1">1 cup berries</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/nut-butter/?page=1">1 tbsp almond butter</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/coconut-oil/?page=1">1 tsp coconut oil</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/spinach-baby-barduca-250g-250g/2031/">1 handful of spinach</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/nut-milks/?page=1">1 cup almond milk</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bee-energised-energy-focus-supplement-20-caps/23785/">1-2&nbsp;<strong>Bee Energised energy &amp; focus</strong></a> capsules (opened up and pour in powder). * Bee energised contains organic: bee pollen, matcha, spirulina, ginseng, rose hips, green tea extract &amp; vitamins B6 &amp; B12.</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/toca/?page=1">2 tsps <strong>Toca Organic Honey</strong></a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/crazy-jack-cinnamon-ground-50g-50g/9021/">&frac12; tsp cinnamon</a></li> <li><strong>Toppings</strong>&nbsp;- additional berries, desiccated coconut and pecan nuts- or BEE creative!</li> </ul> <span class="f-large"><strong>Instructions</strong></span><br /> 1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Add all of your ingredients to a <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/juicers-blenders/?page=1">blender</a> or Nutribullet.<br /> 2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Blend until smooth.<br /> 3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Pour into bowls and top with berries, desiccated coconut and pecan nuts, or whatever you wish.<br /> 4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Enjoy the natural buzz!<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Sophia%20bee%20energised%20bowls%20square%20copy.jpg" /></div> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/immune-health/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=BEE%5FPREPARED&amp;brand=UNBEELIEVABLE%5FHEALTH"><strong>Unbeelievable Health</strong></a>, makers of Bee Energised supplements, source their high quality ingredients from hives, farms &amp; forests and donate a portion of proceeds to bee causes and research.<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/toca/?page=1"><strong>Toca Honey&rsquo;s</strong></a> organic products are sourced from the remote hills of Galicia using sustainable &amp; responsible beekeeping practices. 0 Beetroot and Raspberry Smoothie Bowl http://www.planetorganic.com/beetroot-and-raspberry-smoothie-bowl/ http://www.planetorganic.com/beetroot-and-raspberry-smoothie-bowl/#comments Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /beetroot-and-raspberry-smoothie-bowl/ Recipe by Rebel Kitchen Recipe by Rebel Kitchen<br/><strong>Ingredients:</strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/rebel-kitchen/?page=1">100ml Rebel Kitchen Raw Coconut Water</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/web-banana-ft-6-6/10060/">1 frozen banana,</a></li> <li>&frac12; cup frozen raspberries</li> <li>&frac12; beetroot</li> <li>1 tsp ground cinnamon</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/naturya-acai-powder-125g-125g/11830/">1 tbsp acai (optional)</a></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Method:</strong><br /> 1.&nbsp;Add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until creamy.<br /> 2.&nbsp;Top with your favourite <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/granola/?page=1">granola</a>, <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/nut-butter/?page=1">nut butters&nbsp;</a>and toppings.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/rebel-kitchen/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_0571%20(1).jpg" /></a> 0 Nutty Maple Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/nutty-maple-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/nutty-maple-smoothie/#comments Weds, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /nutty-maple-smoothie/ Maple syrup and walnuts, if you haven’t tried this combination before, now is your chance! Maple syrup and walnuts, if you haven’t tried this combination before, now is your chance!<br/>It may taste like a dessert, but there is nothing stopping you enjoying this for breakfast, and we 100% recommend that you do.<br /> <br /> Roasting the walnuts is optional, but if you have the time, it truly takes this smoothie to the next level. Maple and walnut ice cream has nothing on this!<br /> <br /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Serves 1 | 15 Minute Prep Time</span><br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span> <ul> <li>375 mL unsweetened almond drink</li> <li>35 g walnuts lightly roasted (save 1 Tbsp for garnish if desired!)</li> <li>1 banana</li> <li>1 handful ice cubes</li> <li>1 to 2 Tbsp maple syrup (depending on the ripeness of your banana)</li> <li>1 serving (34 g) <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk/uk/products/detail/vega-essentials/vanilla"><strong>Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</strong></a></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Preparation</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> 1.&nbsp;Preheat your oven to 180&deg; C/ 160&deg; C fan/gas 4 and spread the walnuts out onto a small baking tray. Roast the walnuts for 5 to 10 minutes, until just fragrant. No need to wait for them to brown.<br /> 2.&nbsp;Once you can smell them, remove from the oven and let them cool slightly.<br /> 3. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.<br /> 4.&nbsp;Pour into a tall glass and enjoy! If you <em>really</em> feel like treating yourself, roughly chop the one tablespoon of reserved walnuts and sprinkle on top with a pinch of cinnamon.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Maple%20Walnut%20Smoothie%20without%20product%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> For more delicious recipes by <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk"><strong>Vega&reg;</strong></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> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage">Facebook</a>!&nbsp; 0 Beetroot, Apple & Ginger Immune Boost Juice http://www.planetorganic.com/beetroot-apple-ginger-immune-boost-juice/ http://www.planetorganic.com/beetroot-apple-ginger-immune-boost-juice/#comments Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Guest /beetroot-apple-ginger-immune-boost-juice/ <div><span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span><br /> (Serves 2) <ul> <li>2 cups water (if you don&rsquo;t have a juicer)</li> <li>3 apples, chopped</li> <li>2 cooked beetroot, skins removed and chopped</li> <li>1-2 inch of ginger, peeled and minced (depending on taste)</li> <li>Juice &frac12; lime</li> <li>1.5 tsp &ndash; 1 tbsp raw honey&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bee-daily-defense-30-tabs-30-tabs/13987/">Contents of 4 capsules Unbeelievable Health Bee Prepared</a></li> </ul> <strong><span class="f-large">&nbsp;<br /> Method</span></strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> For blending:<br /> Place each of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until completely smooth. Stop to taste and adjust sweetness / spice as desired. Pour into glasses and serve.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> For juicer:<br /> If you have a juicer, throw the ingredients in (ensuring the apples are cored), and juice before pouring into glasses, stirring in the contents of the Unbeelievable capsules, and serving. <div>&nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bee-daily-defense-30-tabs-30-tabs/13987/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/beet_juice.jpg" /></a></div> </div> 0 Pick Your Perfect Pancake http://www.planetorganic.com/pick-your-perfect-pancake/ http://www.planetorganic.com/pick-your-perfect-pancake/#comments Weds, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /pick-your-perfect-pancake/ To celebrate pancake day, we have put together a selection of delicious pancake recipes taken from our favourite books. To celebrate pancake day, we have put together a selection of delicious pancake recipes taken from our favourite books.<br/><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/vegan_title.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> &nbsp; <div style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;"><strong style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px; font-size: 16px;">Pumpkin Quinoa Pancakes&nbsp;</strong></span><br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <span class="f-large"><strong style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Ingredients</strong></span>&nbsp;(2 serving)</span></span></div> <ul style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-mediumlarge"><span class="f-family1">&frac12; cup (120 ml) unsweetened almond milk</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">1 teaspoon cream of tartar</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">2 teaspoons flaxseed meal</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">2 tablespoons (30 ml) water</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">1 cup (112 g) quinoa flour</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">&frac12; cup (123 g) pumpkin pur&eacute;e</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">2 tablespoons (30 ml) pumpkin pie spice (for homemade pumpkin pie spice, mix &frac12; teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1&frasl;8 teaspoon ground cloves, &frac14; teaspoon ground ginger, and 1&frasl;8 teaspoon ground nutmeg)</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin coconut oil</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">Coconut oil cooking spray, for greasing</span></span></li> </ul> <div style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-large"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;"><strong style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Filling</strong></span></span></span></div> <ul style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1">8-ounce (237g) container vegan cream cheese</span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">2 tablespoons (30 ml) date syrup</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">Sprinkle of ground nutmeg and cinnamon</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">Dash of vanilla extract</span></span></li> </ul> <div style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">&nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <span class="f-large"><strong style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">Method</strong></span><br /> <br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 1. In a small cup, combine the almond milk and cream of tartar and set aside.<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 2. To make flax &ldquo;egg,&rdquo; mix together the flaxseed and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes, until thickened.<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the quinoa flour, pumpkin pur&eacute;e, pumpkin pie spice, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and the flax &ldquo;egg.&rdquo;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 4. Spray a medium frying pan or griddle pan with the cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the almond milk mixture to the mixing bowl and thoroughly mix. Pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until bubbles start to form and the edges begin to crisp. Flip and cook for another 30 seconds, and then transfer to a serving plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture.<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 5. To make the filling, if using, combine all the filling ingredients in a stand mixer and beat until smooth and creamy. To serve, I love making silver dollar pancakes and stacking them with layers of the filling in between.</span></span><br /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px;" /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fitness-food-each/25474/" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pumpkin%20Quinoa%20Pancakes_Image%20copy.jpg" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a></span></div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;</span> <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fitness-food-each/25474/" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/ff_book.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a></span></div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px;" /> &nbsp;<br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/classic_title.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <strong style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Coconut Pancakes wih Papaya and Macadamia Butter</span></strong><br /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-large"><strong style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">Ingredients&nbsp;</span></strong></span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">(MAKES 4/SERVE 2)</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;"><u style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">FOR THE PAPAYA COMP&Ocirc;TE:</u></span></span> <ul style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">1 large papaya, halved, deseeded and cut into cubes</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">2 tsp agave syrup</span></span></li> </ul> <span class="f-family2"> <span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">&nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <u style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">FOR THE NUT BUTTER:</u></span></span> <ul style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">100g (? cup) macadamia nuts</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">30g (2 tbsp) salted butter, soft</span></span></li> </ul> <span class="f-family2"> <span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">&nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <u style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;">FOR THE PANCAKES:</u></span></span> <ul style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">270ml (scant 1&frac14; cups) skimmed milk</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">&frac14; tsp xanthan gum</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">100g (scant 1 cup) coconut flour</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">3 large eggs</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">50ml (scant &frac14; cup) coconut milk</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">1 tsp gluten-free baking powder</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">2 tsp vegetable oil, for frying</span></span></li> </ul> <br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;"><strong style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> <br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 1. Put the cubed papaya and the agave syrup in a small pan and cook for 3&ndash;4 minutes over a medium heat until broken down. Transfer to a jar and allow to cool; keep this comp&ocirc;te in the fridge for up to 3 days.<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 2. Use a hand-held blender and a beaker to blitz the nuts and butter together. This nut butter can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 3. Next, again using a hand-held blender and a beaker, blitz 120ml (&frac12; cup) of the milk with the xanthan gum &ndash; what you want is something quite light and fluffy.<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 4. In a large bowl, put the coconut flour, eggs, coconut milk, baking powder and the rest of the milk. Mix well then fold in the milk&ndash;xanthan mixture.<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 5. Preheat a non-stick frying pan (skillet) over a low heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the oil and smear around the pan using some kitchen paper (paper towels). Add 1 tablespoon of the batter (or 2 separate tablespoons if your pan is big enough) to the pan and spread a little with the back of a spoon to about 8cm/3&frac14;in. Cook for 2&ndash;3 minutes on each side; be gentle when flipping them over. These pancakes take a little longer than normal pancakes to cook, so the heat needs to be a touch lower so they don&rsquo;t colour too quickly. Add the rest of the oil after you have cooked half of the pancakes. These pancakes are best served warm, so as you&rsquo;ll be making batches keep them in a warm oven as you go. To serve a portion, stack 2 pancakes on a plate with half the papaya comp&ocirc;te. and top with a quenelle of nut butter, or layer up if you like.</span></span><br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp; <div style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/eat-with-intention-each/25473/" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/PapayaPancakes021%20copy.jpg" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a></span></div> <div style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px;" /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px;" /> <span class="f-family2"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/eat-with-intention-each/25473/" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/eat_with_intention.jpg" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;</span> <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/GF_title.jpg" /></span></div> <br /> <span class="f-family2"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-large"><strong>Spinach Smoothie Pancakes with Homemade Hazelnut spread and strawberries</strong></span><br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients</span></strong></span></span></span> <ul> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">125g buckwheat flour</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 large egg</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">1/4 teaspoon fine salt</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">300ml lactose- or dairy-free milk of choice</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">2 big handfuls of spinach</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 tbsp coconut oil</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">Hazelnut and pecan spread</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">300g strawberries, hulled and sliced</span></span></span></li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong></span><br /> <span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">1. Place the buckwheat flour, egg, salt, milk and spinach in a blender and&nbsp;whizz until smooth.<br /> <br /> 2. Refrigerate the batter for 20 minutes.<br /> <br /> 3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat and add a little coconut&nbsp;oil. Pour a large ladleful of the mixture and tilt the pan, spreading the&nbsp;mixture out to a circle. Cook for 2&ndash;3 minutes, until golden and then flip&nbsp;over and cook for another minute.<br /> <br /> 4.&nbsp;When the cr&ecirc;pe has darkened in&nbsp;colour, transfer it to a warm plate or very low oven while you repeat with&nbsp;the rest of the mixture (make sure to keep stirring the batter often for the<br /> best results).</span></span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">Serve with hazelnut spread and sliced strawberries.</span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>For the Chocolate Spread</strong></span></span></span> <ul> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">210g hazelnuts and pecans, roasted</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">4 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">1/4 tsp sea salt</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">120ml almond milk</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">80ml maple syrup</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 tbsp pure vanilla extract</span></span></span></li> <li><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 tbsp coconut oil</span></span></span></li> </ul> <span class="f-family2"><span class="f-family1"> <span class="f-medium"><strong><span class="f-mediumlarge">Method</span></strong><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">1. Add the nuts, cacao and salt into a food processor and pulse until starting<br /> to form a paste.<br /> <br /> 2.&nbsp;Continue to blend and drizzle in the milk, maple syrup,&nbsp;vanilla and coconut oil. Once deliciously smooth and creamy, spoon into&nbsp;a sterilised airtight jar and pop it in the fridge.&nbsp;Keeps for 3&ndash;4 days.</span></span></span></span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/spinach_pancakes.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></span><br /> &nbsp;</div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;</span> <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/the-fodmap-friendly-kitchen-each/25475/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/fodmap_book.jpg" /></a></span></div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;</span> <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/protein_title.jpg" /></span></div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;<br /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">These flour-free pancakes deliver a protein-packed breakfast, thanks to one scoop of protein powder, real pumpkin and oats. Add egg whites and baking powder and they&rsquo;re ready for lift-off.&nbsp;</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-large" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;"><strong style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px; font-size: 16px;">Ingredients</strong></span></span> <ul style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/sun-warrior/?page=1" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">1 scoop</strong>&nbsp;Protein powder</a></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">1/2 cup</strong>&nbsp;Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)</li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">1/2 tsp</strong>&nbsp;Cinnamon (or 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice + 1/4 tsp cinnamon)</li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">1/2 tsp</strong>&nbsp;Baking powder</li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">2</strong>&nbsp;Egg whites</li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/oats/?page=1" style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">1/2 cup</strong>&nbsp;Oats</a></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">1/2 cup</strong>&nbsp;+ 2 tbs water</li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><strong style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">3-5 pkts</strong>&nbsp;Stevia (or 1/2-1 tbs sweetener of choice)</li> </ul> <span class="f-family2"> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-large" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 19.200000762939453px;"><strong style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px; font-size: 16px;">Method</strong></span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-medium"><span class="f-family2"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">1.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!</span><br /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">2.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan coated with coconut oil over medium heat. Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto griddle. Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Serve warm!</span></span></span></span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/pancake_ideasjpg.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></span></div> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-family2"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Jamie Lloyd,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Fitness Writer</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Award Winning Fit Pro,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">International Best Selling Author,&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">British Kettlebell Champion&nbsp;</span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <a href="mailto:Contact@jamielloydfitness.com" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">Contact@jamielloydfitness.com</a><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;for Coaching &amp; Press</span></span><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: right;"><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/indulgent_title2.jpg" /></span></div> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Pancakes with Carob and Vanilla Cream</strong></span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong>&nbsp;</span>(serve&nbsp;8-10)&nbsp;<br /> <br /> PANCAKES <ul> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">70 g quinoa flakes or flour</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">2 tablespoons amaranth flour</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">pinch of salt</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">2 teaspoons instant coffee powder</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">1&ndash;11Ž2 tablespoons raw cacao powder</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 banana, ripe</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">2 teaspoons coconut oil, plus extra for frying</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 tablespoon maple syrup or sweetener of choice</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">2 egg whites</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">250 ml milk (dairy or plant-based alternative)</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">coconut oil, for frying</span></li> </ul> CREAM <ul> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">250 g low-fat Greek yoghurt or soy yoghurt</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 tablespoon maple syrup or sweetener of choice</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 tablespoon carob powder</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped</span></li> </ul> TOPPINGS <ul> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 tablespoon puffed quinoa</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">1 tablespoon cacao nibs</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">2 fresh figs</span></li> <li><span class="f-mediumlarge">Mixed berries</span></li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-xlarge"><strong><span class="f-mediumlarge">Method</span></strong>&nbsp;</span><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">1. For the pancakes, add the quinoa flakes or flour into a bowl along with the amaranth flour, baking powder, salt, instant coffee powder and raw cacao powder, and stir until well combined.<br /> <br /> 2. Peel and slice the banana into another bowl, mash it with a fork and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir to a thickish batter that easily falls off the spoon. If that&rsquo;s not the case, add another splash of milk and stir again. Let it stand for at least 10 minutes.<br /> <br /> 3. For the carob cream, put all the ingredients into a bowl, stir until well combined and cool in the fridge.<br /> <br /> 4. &nbsp;In a large frying pan, heat up some coconut oil on a medium heat. To make pancakes 10&ndash;12 cm (4&ndash;5 in) in diameter, drop 1 tablespoon of batter for each pancake into the pan and fry for 1&ndash;2 minutes until golden brown and bubbles form. Flip and fry on the other side until golden brown. Transfer to a plate.</span><br /> <br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge">5. Either serve the pancakes separately with the carob cream and toppings or make a pancake stack by spreading a spoon of carob cream on to every pancake and layering them up.&nbsp;Garnish with puffed quinoa, cacao nibs, figs and fresh fruit.<br /> &nbsp;</span> <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/PAGE%20239.jpg" /></span></div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;</span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/EBNT.jpg" /></span></div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/raw_title2.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;"><strong style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Raw Banana Pancakes</span></strong><br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> This is a raw, light take on the small American&nbsp;pancake&nbsp;that we all love. When stacked with layers of coconut yoghurt and berries, you will feel like you&#39;ve had a sumptuous weekend treat.<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <strong style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Ingredients&nbsp;</span>(12 pancakes)</strong></span></span> <ul style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">2 tbsp flax seed</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">50g (1/2 cup) pecans</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">30g (1/4 cup) buckwheat flour&nbsp;</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">1 banana</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">125ml (1/2 cup) almond milk</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">1/4 tsp ground cinnamon</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">pinch of Himalayan salt</span></span></li> <li style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;"><span class="f-family1"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">coconut yoghurt and fresh berries, to serve</span></span></li> </ul> <br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-family2"><span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;"><strong style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px; font-size: 14px;"><span class="f-large" style="line-height: 19.200000762939453px;">Method</span></strong></span><br style="line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;" /> <span class="f-mediumlarge" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 16.799999237060547px;">1. Preheat the oven to no higher than 42C or to its lowest temperature.&nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> <br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 2.&nbsp;Grind the flax seed in a high-powered food processor until fine like flour, then transfer it to a bowl and stir in 3 tablespoons of water. Leave for 10-15 mins to swell and turn into an egg substitute.&nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 3. Grind the pecans in the clean food processor until they are fine like flour, add in the rest of the ingredients except for the yoghurt and berries and blend until the mixture becomes slightly runny, a little less wet than your usual&nbsp;pancake&nbsp;batter. Place large spoonfuls of the batter onto a plate or baking tray lined with baking paper and smooth into round&nbsp;pancake&nbsp;shapes.&nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> &nbsp;<br style="line-height: 16.799999237060547px;" /> 4. Place in the oven for roughly 1 hour, or until the tops of the&nbsp;pancakes&nbsp;look dried out. Cover the&nbsp;pancakes&nbsp;with another sheet of baking paper and flip the paper over so that the dried tops are now facing down. Leave in the oven to dehydrate for a further 30 minute - 1 hour or until the bases of the&nbsp;pancakes&nbsp;(now flipped to the top) are dry enough for you to peel off the baking paper. If they are dry, take them out of the oven and let them cool on the side before stacking with coconut yoghurt and berries.&nbsp;</span></span><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/raw-cake-each/25480/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/20160620_Hardihood_RawPancakesChiaJam_028%20copy.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a></span></div> <div style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><span class="f-family2"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/raw-cake-each/25480/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/hardihood_book.jpg" /></a></span></div> <span class="f-family2"> &nbsp;</span> <div>&nbsp;</div> 0 Thai Ginger Soup with Cashews http://www.planetorganic.com/thai-ginger-soup-with-cashews/ http://www.planetorganic.com/thai-ginger-soup-with-cashews/#comments Weds, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /thai-ginger-soup-with-cashews/ Vitamix Winter Soup Series Vitamix Winter Soup Series<br/><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/juicers-blenders/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Thai_Ginger_RecipeCard.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> For those of you who don&#39;t own a Vitamix, place all the ingredients into a pan, bring to the boil, transfer the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.. Enjoy!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/juicers-blenders/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Soup-ThaiGinger%20(2)%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 All About Mushrooms http://www.planetorganic.com/all-about-mushrooms/ http://www.planetorganic.com/all-about-mushrooms/#comments Weds, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /all-about-mushrooms/ More than just a fungus. More than just a fungus.<br/>The Ancient Greeks used them to provide strength for battle. The Romans called them the &lsquo;food of the gods&rsquo;. Traditional Chinese medicine has used them for thousands of years for their many health benefits.<br /> We looked back at the history and traditional use of some of our favorite mushrooms to help you find your favorite fungi!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4lifeorganic-chaga-60-caps/25493/">Chaga Mushroom</a> &ndash; Grown on Birch trees in Northern Europe and Russia, this mushroom has an unappetizing appearance and is often mistaken for burnt wood. It was traditionally used in folk medicines to treat viral and bacterial infections.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4lifeorganic-chaga-60-caps/25493/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/M4L-Product-Shots-Chaga.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 244px;" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-maitake-60-caps/25496/">Maitake Mushroom</a> &ndash; Meaning &lsquo;dancing mushroom&rsquo; in Japanese this delicious mushroom is said to &lsquo;make one feel happy, vigorous and look younger&rsquo;. Feeding on the dead roots of trees and sometimes growing up to three stone in weight these mushrooms are not only tasty but have a wide variety of health benefits.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-maitake-60-caps/25496/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/M4L-Product-Shots-Maitake%20copy.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 244px;" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-cordyceps-60-caps/25494/">Cordyceps Mushroom</a> - This rare mushroom is traditionally found growing on the larvae of moths in extreme environments such as the high Tibetan plateau. Used in traditional Chinese medicine to boost the immune system and provide energy and stamina.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-cordyceps-60-caps/25494/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/M4L-Product-Shots-Cordyceps%20copy.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 244px;" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-reishi-60-caps/25497/">Reishi Mushroom</a> &ndash; Also called the &lsquo;10,000 Year Mushroom&rsquo; due to it&rsquo;s many health benefits, Resishi is probably the most widely known medicinal mushroom. Traditionally associated with the Taoist quest for immortality it&rsquo;s anti-inflammatory, immune boosting and anti-histamine activity is said to help with allergies and hayfever.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-reishi-60-caps/25497/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/M4L-Product-Shots-Reishi%20copy.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 240px;" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-lions-mane-60-caps/25495/">Lions Mane Mushroom</a> &ndash; Also referred as the &lsquo;Hedgehog Mushroom&rsquo; or the &lsquo;Bearded Tooth Fungus&rsquo;. Used in traditional Chinese medicine since 2000 BC to help with mental clarity amongst other things.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-lions-mane-60-caps/25495/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/M4L-Product-Shots-Lions-Mane%20copy.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 243px;" /></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-shiitake-60-caps/25498/">Shitake Mushroom </a>&ndash; Traditionally used in Folk medicine but most commonly used as a culinary mushroom, the Shitake has a wide range of benefits. With all eight essential amino acids and a good blend of vitamins and minerals, it&rsquo;s a great substitute for soybeans, milk, meat and eggs. A natural source of lovastatin also makes it great for digestive health.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushrooms4life-organic-shiitake-60-caps/25498/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/M4L-Product-Shots-Shiitake%20copy.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 244px;" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><span class="f-large"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/mushroom-supplements/">BROWSE OUR MUSHROOM COLLECTION</a></span></div> 0 Growing Underground: New hydroponic Salads http://www.planetorganic.com/growing-underground-new-hydroponic-salads/ http://www.planetorganic.com/growing-underground-new-hydroponic-salads/#comments Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /growing-underground-new-hydroponic-salads/ Like most great ideas, Growing Underground was born over a pint (or three). Like most great ideas, Growing Underground was born over a pint (or three).<br/>After debating the future of feeding rapidly expanding populations in overflowing cities, Richard, Steven and Chris stumbled over the idea of using London&rsquo;s empty, forgotten underground tunnels as the backdrop for growing the city&rsquo;s freshest greens.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/lettuces-leaves/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/hydro3.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> At &ldquo;Growing Underground&rdquo; we use the latest hydroponic growing techniques and LED lights to grow sustainable and mouth-wateringly crisp greens with minimal impact on the environment. Our re-purposed WW2 air raid shelters provide a surprisingly ideal home for our greens, offering a perfectly controlled environment that allows us to grow our salads year-round no matter the conditions outside. Not only that -&nbsp; thanks to our Clapham location, food miles are drastically reduced.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Each Growing Underground <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/lettuces-leaves/">salad mix </a>is an exciting blend of micro-herbs inspired by flavours from around the world, grown just under the streets of Clapham. We can&rsquo;t wait for you to try them &ndash; we hope you enjoy each and every flavour packed bite!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/lettuces-leaves/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/hydro2.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> If you&rsquo;d like to learn more about Growing Underground please visit us at <a href="http://www.growing-underground.com">www.growing-underground.com</a>, or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @GrownUnder.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/lettuces-leaves/"><span class="f-large"><strong>BROWSE THE RANGE NOW</strong></span></a></div> <br /> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/planetorganic/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/IMG_4206%202.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/lettuces-leaves/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/hydro1.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></a> 0 Beetroot, Tomato & Macadamia Nut Soup http://www.planetorganic.com/beetroot-tomato-macadamia-nut-soup/ http://www.planetorganic.com/beetroot-tomato-macadamia-nut-soup/#comments Tues, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /beetroot-tomato-macadamia-nut-soup/ Winter Vitamix Soup Series Winter Vitamix Soup Series<br/><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/juicers-blenders/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/recipe_vitamseriebeet.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">For those of you who don&#39;t own a Vitamix, place all the ingredients into a pan, bring to the boil, transfer the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.. Enjoy!&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/juicers-blenders/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Beetroot_seriesV.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">BUY NOW:</span></strong><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vitamix-s30-red-each/25471/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/25471.jpg" /></a></div> 0 Chocolate & Banana Chia pudding http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolatebanana-chia-pudding-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolatebanana-chia-pudding-/#comments Thurs, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /chocolatebanana-chia-pudding-/ A pudding can seem indulgent but when it's full of the goof stuff like avocado and banana you're hitting the spot on flavour and nutrition. A pudding can seem indulgent but when it's full of the goof stuff like avocado and banana you're hitting the spot on flavour and nutrition.<br/>Chia seeds are hydrating and packed with nutritional value ofr your brain and skin<br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients </span></strong><span class="f-medium"><span class="f-large">(serve 2)</span></span><strong><span class="f-large">:</span></strong> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/raw-health-black-chia-seeds-450g-450g/14515/">3 tbsp chia seeds</a></li> <li>1 ripe banana, peeled</li> <li>3 medjool dates, pitted</li> <li>1/2 ripe avocado, peeled and stoned</li> <li>2 tbsp raw cacao powder</li> <li>125ml (1/2) unsweetened almond milk</li> </ul> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> - Soak the chia seeds with 6 tablespoons water in a bowl and refrigerate for about 20 minutes<br /> - Put all the ingredients apart from the soaked chia seeds into a blender and whizz until smooth and the dates have broken up<br /> - Stir the soaked chia seeds annd pour the misture into two bowls or glasses. Top with your choice of toppings and tick in.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/categories/chia_choc_pudding.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/eat-smart-what-to-eat-in-a-day-everyday-each/24762/">Recipe taken from EAT SMART by Niomi Smart&nbsp;</a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; 0 Love Local: Meet the suppliers http://www.planetorganic.com/love-local-po-end/ http://www.planetorganic.com/love-local-po-end/#comments Weds, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /love-local-po-end/ A delicious celebration of London and UK producers A delicious celebration of London and UK producers<br/>With Valentine&rsquo;s Day just around the corner, February is a month that inspires love, and what&rsquo;s not to love about some of our favourite London and British suppliers.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> As the world gets smaller and our access to ingredients and foods once unknown and &ldquo;exotic&rdquo; becomes easier, we are taking this moment to recognise the folks right here in our own backyard, who have put their passion and love for good food into their uniquely British brands.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> We hope you discover something new and delicious.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Please join us for our Meet the Supplier days &amp; get a chance to meet the lovely people behind the brands.&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/articles/Love%20Local%20WW1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/articles/Love%20Local%20TCW1.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/articles/Love%20Local%20WG4.jpg" /> 0