Planet Organic Blog http://www.planetorganic.com Sun, 24 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.planetorganic.com en hourly 1 Spicy Tahini & Avocado Toast http://www.planetorganic.com/recipe-spicy-tahini-avocado-toast/ http://www.planetorganic.com/recipe-spicy-tahini-avocado-toast/#comments Thurs, 07 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /recipe-spicy-tahini-avocado-toast/ The classic avocado toast recipe just got an upgrade! Enjoy as a snack or a breakfast treat in under 10 minutes. The classic avocado toast recipe just got an upgrade! Enjoy as a snack or a breakfast treat in under 10 minutes.<br/><strong>Ingredients:</strong><br /> &nbsp; <ul> <li>2 slices of bread of your choice (we&rsquo;ve used Rye bread)</li> <li>1 ripe avocado, sliced</li> <li>2 tablespoons of tahini</li> <li>The juice of 1 lemon</li> <li>A few sprigs of fresh coriander, chopped</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO">A generous handful of <strong>Superfoodio&rsquo;s Spicy Sriracha Savoury Clusters</strong></a></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Directions:</strong><br /> &nbsp; <ol> <li>1. Toast the slices of bread until crisp throughout and lightly golden around the edges.</li> </ol> &nbsp; <ol> <li value="2">2. While the bread is toasting, peel and destone the avocado and cut each half into slices.&nbsp;</li> </ol> ?<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Avocado%20Toast_1%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Avocado%20Toast_3%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Coco & Choco Mousse with Almond Start http://www.planetorganic.com/coco-choco-mousse-with-almond-start/ http://www.planetorganic.com/coco-choco-mousse-with-almond-start/#comments Thurs, 07 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /coco-choco-mousse-with-almond-start/ By Abbot Kinney's By Abbot Kinney's<br/><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/abbot-kinneys/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Abbot%20Kinney's%20Coco%20%26%20choco%20mousse%20with%20Almond%20Start2%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Abbot%20Kinney's%20Coco%20%26%20choco%20mousse%20with%20Almond%20Start%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Chocolate Ginger Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-ginger-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/chocolate-ginger-smoothie/#comments Thurs, 07 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /chocolate-ginger-smoothie/ Serves 1 | 5 Minutes Prep Time<br /> By <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vega&reg;</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Did you say chocolate and ginger? Yes please! Put down that chocolate bar and try this chocolate smoothie instead. Breakfast, snack, or dessert, this delicious smoothie will give you the perfect ginger kick.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>375 mL plant-based drink like almond</li> <li>1 scoop (36 g)<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega-essentials-chocolate-743g/25711/"> Chocolate Vega&reg; Essentials</a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega-clean-protein-chocolate-675g/25709/"> &nbsp;</a></li> <li>2-3 cubes dark chocolate</li> <li>&frac12;-1 inch root ginger</li> <li>1 ripe banana</li> <li>Handful of spinach</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega-clean-protein-chocolate-675g/25709/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Chocolate%20Ginger%20Smoothie%20(September%20Picture)%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Unpackaged Sustainable Living blog http://www.planetorganic.com/unpackaged-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/unpackaged-/#comments Weds, 06 Sept 2017 00:00:00 GMT Unpackaged /unpackaged-/ We know how overwhelming it can be to look at the enormity of all the environmental challenges we face and think it’s pointless to even try. We know how overwhelming it can be to look at the enormity of all the environmental challenges we face and think it’s pointless to even try.<br/>So, each month, we&rsquo;ll be focusing on one area in which you can make a change &ndash; from home to on the go, personal care, kids, even holidays. We&rsquo;ll break it down into bitesize chunks and show you that there are plenty of small changes you can make that will improve both your life, and the planet&rsquo;s, so everyone&rsquo;s a winner!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>What&rsquo;s The Point?</strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> It&rsquo;s probably worth taking a step back and having a quick think about why this is important.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> On a very simple level, in the West, we consume way more resources than the planet can sustain.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.overshootday.org/">Earth Overshoot Day</a> tells us, each year, the day in which we have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year &ndash; through overfishing, overharvesting forests and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can absorb. This year, it was 2<sup>nd</sup> August globally, but 4<sup>th</sup> May for the UK, showing we have a way to go. This isn&rsquo;t about making you feel bad &ndash; but we have to be realistic about where we&rsquo;re at before we can look at how to improve!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Where To Start - Three Things You Can Do </strong></span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> This month is all about having a think and taking stock of where you&rsquo;re at. We promise that this isn&rsquo;t about deprivation &ndash; your life doesn&rsquo;t need to be less, because you choose to live with less. By getting rid of all the unnecessary stuff we all accumulate, you can free up your time, &amp; money, to focus on the really important things.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>1. LEARN </strong></span><br /> The 5R&rsquo;s are a great a way to think about how to make changes. First, and most important, is <strong>Refuse</strong> and we&rsquo;ll be showing you in future blogs how to refuse all sorts of junk that clutters up your life. After that comes <strong>Reduce</strong> &ndash; what are the things you can get rid of that you don&rsquo;t really need? <strong>Reuse</strong> is really important &ndash; there are all sorts of things you can reuse, for example your own containers at the <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/unpackaged-at-planet-organic/">Unpackaged section in Planet&rsquo;s Muswell Hill branch</a>. <strong>Recycling</strong> comes much further down the list of priorities than people think, as prevention is much better; in future blogs we&rsquo;ll be showing you all sorts of services for recycling every day items you never knew existed. And finally <strong>Rot</strong> &ndash; that&rsquo;s composting, or food waste to you and me, and there are lots of ways you can do it at home, if you&rsquo;re not already.&nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/5R.png" /></div> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">2. WATCH</span></strong><br /> A great film to watch is <a href="http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-stuff/">The Story of Stuff</a> &ndash; a 20 minute online film that makes the link between how we consume and a huge number of environmental &amp; social issues. It&rsquo;s not all depressing, promise - it will make you laugh too so if you only do one thing this month, why not sit down with your flatmates or family to watch it together and use it to spark a discussion about what you really care about, and how you can work together to achieve it.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/STR.png" /><br /> &nbsp;</div> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>3. DO</strong></span><br /> By this stage, you might be looking around your house and wondering how to tackle the clutter. So, we have a couple of ideas to start:<br /> As its <a href="https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/">Zero Waste Week</a>&nbsp;(4<sup>th</sup> &ndash; 10<sup>th</sup> Sept), why not have a go at seeing how much waste you produce &ndash; you can download their handy <a href="https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/WasteAudit.pdf">DIY Bin Audit</a> and use it to start keeping track of your waste &ndash; their newsletter is full of handy tips to reduce.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/ZeroWasteWeek-official-logo.jpg" /></div> <br /> <br /> Also, why not buy (a second hand or eBook) copy of Marie Kondo&rsquo;s book &ndash; <a href="https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&amp;_sacat=0&amp;_nkw=the%20life%20changing%20magic%20of%20tidying&amp;LH_PrefLoc=1&amp;_dcat=171426&amp;rt=nc&amp;LH_ItemCondition=4&amp;_trksid=p2045573.m1684">The Life Changing Magic of Tidying</a>? We&rsquo;ve used her method to declutter and can&rsquo;t recommend it enough. According to Kondo, anything that doesn&rsquo;t make you happy, or isn&rsquo;t absolutely necessary should be touched, thanked &amp; sent on its way. Although the trick isn&rsquo;t then to replenish with loads more stuff (watch the film and you won&rsquo;t!)<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/booktidying.png" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> We&rsquo;ll be back in a month with a focus on sustainable food shopping - please do share your comments or suggestions below as we&rsquo;d love to know how you&rsquo;re getting on. If you have any specific questions ,or things you&rsquo;d like help with, please leave a comment below and we&rsquo;ll help you out as best we can!<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_693898096%20copy.jpg" /><br /> &nbsp;</div> --<br /> Catherine Conway is the founder of <a href="http://www.beunpackaged.com/">Unpackaged</a>, the first Zero Waste grocery which she opened in London in 2006 and now operates as part of <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/stores/muswell-hill-london-n10/">Planet Organic Muswell Hill</a>.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; 0 Vegan Bulletproof coffee http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee-rec/ http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee-rec/#comments Weds, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /vegan-bulletproof-coffee-rec/ Ingredients: <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EQUAL%5FEXCHANGE">organic coffee of choice (we recommand Equal Exchange)</a></li> <li>1 tsp-1 tbsp. of organic (raw) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=LUCY%5FBEE">extra virgin coconut oil</a> or butter or <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=NUTIVA">MCT coconut oil</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=RUDE%5FHEALTH">1-2 tbsp. of non-dairy milk&nbsp;</a></li> <li>ground vanilla if desired, or alcohol-free vanilla extract</li> <li>Any healthy sweetener is desired (agave, stevia..)</li> </ul> <br /> Directions:<br /> 1. Brew your coffee first.<br /> <br /> 2. Add the hot coffee and other ingredients to your blender.<br /> <br /> 3. Blend for 30 seconds<br /> <br /> 4. Pour into your coffee mug and enjoy before breakfast.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vegan-bulletproof-coffee/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=RUDE%5FHEALTH"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_403916803%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Lemon and Blueberry Chia pudding http://www.planetorganic.com/lemon-and-blueberry-chia-pudding/ http://www.planetorganic.com/lemon-and-blueberry-chia-pudding/#comments Weds, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /lemon-and-blueberry-chia-pudding/ A lusciously creamy breakfast with added crunch; perfect for breakfast on the go! Makes one serving A lusciously creamy breakfast with added crunch; perfect for breakfast on the go! Makes one serving<br/><div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p><strong><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: 12pt;">Ingredients</span></strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/sweet-biscuits/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=RHYTHM108"><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">1 packet RHYTHM108 Lemon and Ginger Ooh-La-La Tea Biscuits</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">2 tbsp chia seeds</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">1&frasl;2 cup almond milk</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">2 tbsp yoghurt of choice</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">1 Vanilla pod deseeded</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">1 tbsp coconut syrup</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'">Handful of blueberries </span></li> </ul> <p><br /> <span style="font-size: 12.000000pt; font-family: 'Cambria'"><strong>Method</strong><br /> 1. Mix together the yoghurt, milk, vanilla seeds and coconut syrup in a jar.<br /> <br /> 2. Fold in the chia seeds and the blueberries and leave for at least an hour or ideally, overnight, for the seeds to expand and absorb the liquid &ndash; they will have formed into a jelly-type consistency.<br /> <br /> 3. Just before you&rsquo;re ready to enjoy, place the biscuits in a sandwich bag and crush with a rolling pin.<br /> <br /> 4. Sprinkle the biscuits on top of the pudding along with a few more blueberries and serve!&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/sweet-biscuits/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=RHYTHM108"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/lemon%20and%20blueberry%20chia%20pudding.jpg" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> 0 Nourishing Bowl http://www.planetorganic.com/nourishing-bowl/ http://www.planetorganic.com/nourishing-bowl/#comments Weds, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /nourishing-bowl/ A tasty bowl of comforting and wholesome goodness from nutritionist Anna Lisle... and there's no need to worry about special dietary requirements here - this one's gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free! A tasty bowl of comforting and wholesome goodness from nutritionist Anna Lisle... and there's no need to worry about special dietary requirements here - this one's gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free!<br/><h4 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:2pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Serves: 4 people</span></span></h4> <h4 dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:2pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Time: 1 hour</span></span></h4> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;"><img height="20" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/hQmI54n3xPDTNwJocg6IA18eK0nQC7KPt-5Umq1qCYao6VyJdIIMf1uVQ7xTCRPsoAQTZdEUF9eCrBTgxCE5r-HzaaHtZL9EFAF6OluIuDPXpZ-sUy3x5ZWvDI96Q7D3rcAim-Vs" style="border-style: none; transform: rotate(0rad);" title="Click and drag to move" width="20" /></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Ingredients</span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">* indicates optional ingredients</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">700g (1 lb / 8 oz) butternut squash (or any pumpkin/squash), peeled</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">190g (6&frac12; oz) quinoa (white, red or tricolour), washed and drained) </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/bone-broth/?page=1"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">324g (12 fl oz) 1 pouch of Borough Broth Organic Chicken or Beef Bone Broth </span></span></a></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">3 spring onions (scallions), finely sliced</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">A handful of pea shoots</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">50g (1&frac34; oz) mung, adzuki, lentil and pea sprouts * </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">A few handfuls of coarsely chopped chopped fresh herbs (flat-leaf parsley, basil, tarragon and/or dill)</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">3-4 tablespoons white and black chia seeds</span></span></p> </li> </ul> &nbsp; <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Mustard Vinaigrette</span></span></p> <ul style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">80ml (2&frac34; fl oz) extra virgin olive oil </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">3 tablespoons red wine vinegar</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">1 lemon, juiced</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">2 tablespoons wholegrain (seeded) mustard</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: disc; font-size: 11pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sea salt &amp; freshly ground pepper </span></span></p> </li> </ul> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;"><img height="20" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/SaJZCQGqRpdz7EsbgqvC4byjeSnOk-rAvFmemZYREAAcJb7YLHX3p1JfQVXrpfqe7gDBjv2aQFcV6r_NGM4X3Rw34gUS4mIIv6JaXHqPVCTY-9W4RgcKtAqzDBtGOusUOC4KBhUt" style="border-style: none; transform: rotate(0rad);" title="Click and drag to move" width="20" /></span></span></p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-weight: 700; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Method</span></span></p> <ol style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Preheat oven to 200&deg;C (400&deg;F).</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Start by roasting the pumpkin. Chop into cubes and place on a baking tray. Add olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 30&ndash;40 minutes (tossing halfway through) or until the pumpkin is tender and golden around the edges. Set aside and allow to cool to room temperature. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Place quinoa and broth in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook until the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover, fluff the quinoa with a fork and set aside to allow to cool. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Place quinoa in a large bowl. Add roasted pumpkin cubes, spring onions, pea shoots, mixed sprouts (if using), herbs and chia seeds.</span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a small jug. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to combine. </span></span></p> </li> <li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type: decimal; font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal;"> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-01eccde9-33f8-a15f-3dd4-1f924a5cec17"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-position: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-alternates: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Divide between bowls and scatter with extra chia seeds, to serve.</span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Nourishing%20bowl%20copy.jpg" /></p> </li> </ol> 0 Excalibur Fermented Foods http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-fermented-foods/ http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-fermented-foods/#comments Weds, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /excalibur-fermented-foods/ This range includes a fermented beverage called Jun, with multiple flavours, often referred to as the champagne of Kombucha. <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR">Excalibur&rsquo;s range</a> lists various cultured vegetable products, the likes of which are usually only available in the more experimental US market place.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><strong>Excalibur Jun elixirs</strong></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Some of you may have heard of Jun, but it&rsquo;s fair to say that most people haven&rsquo;t. Jun purportedly originates in Tibet and is traditionally brewed with green tea, raw honey and a scoby (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). Excalibur has upgraded the recipe by incorporating various herbal components into each flavour; these flavours include Chaga, Gingko and Amazonia. All this range contain mostly wild-crafted and organic ingredients, and deliver exciting flavour profiles which vary according to which herbal formulation has been used. Based upon market research and observation more than 90% of people who try Jun give it a big thumbs up. This is probably because of the deliciously sweet and tangy combination that is achieved as a result of using raw, wild-crafted honey rather than processed sugar, so often present in similar products. For most people, fermented foods usually require some period of getting used to, however with Jun this is not the case, invariably its appeal is pretty much instant.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/exa2.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/exa1.jpg" /></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><strong>Excalibur cultured vegetables</strong></a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> These recipes are truly innovative and unique in their field. The concept is that alongside the traditional ingredients usually present with sauerkraut, we also incorporate less traditional, but somewhat more medicinal plant based substances into the mix. For example, with the Excalibur kim-chee, rather than using traditional fish sauce, which may be objectionable to our target client group, at Excalibur, we use a micro-algae called Marine phytoplankton. Aside from containing a plethora of nutritional compounds and numerous anti-oxidants, marine phytoplankton is one of the only vegan sources of long chain omega 3 fatty acids like EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which is converted in the body to DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)<br /> These molecules are a necessity for us to have proper brain function and cell membrane permeability. Interestingly marine phytoplankton (according to various scientists) also contributes 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in earth&rsquo;s atmosphere!<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fermented-foods--drinks-/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=EXCALIBUR"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/exa3.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-spicy-asian-kim-chee-485g/26797/">Excalibur&rsquo;s Goji Dragon Kraut</a> also takes a very unusual slant on cultured veg, in that it incorporates red cabbage and goji berry, as well as different kinds of sea vegetables like dulse and sea spaghetti. The flavour that results in such alchemy is palpable and dynamic to say the least.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-chlorella-super-kraut-485g/26798/">The Chlorella Super Kraut</a> not only makes use of chlorella, but also contains a compound called chlorella growth factor (CGF) which directly feeds lactobacillus which is essential for great gut health; this is evident when observing the extra lively fermentation process that takes place with such ingredients.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/excalibur-ocean-harvest-kraut-484g/26799/">&nbsp;The Ocean Harvest Kraut</a> is absolutely mouth watering and blends (together with the white cabbage) botanicals such as caraway seed and more unusual schisandra berry, one of the top herbs in traditional Chinese medicine and taoist tonic herbalism.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> All in all these tonic healing foods are not to be missed if you are at all interested in having an exalted taste and health experience with your meals. The fantastic thing about them is that they will significantly enhance any meal with which you eat them, whether you are a seasoned and competent foodie or a kitchen novice. Try them for yourself and see, the proof is in the pudding (or in this instance, the condiment). 0 Sweet potato jacket with a butter bean guacamole http://www.planetorganic.com/sweet-potato-jacket-with-a-butter-bean-guacamole/ http://www.planetorganic.com/sweet-potato-jacket-with-a-butter-bean-guacamole/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /sweet-potato-jacket-with-a-butter-bean-guacamole/ By Superfoodio By Superfoodio<br/><strong>Ingredients:</strong> <ul> <li>2 large sweet potatoes</li> <li>1 ripe avocado</li> <li>1 cans of butter beans</li> <li>4-5 asparagus spears to stuff the potatoes plus 6-7 more for serving</li> <li>6-7 cherry tomatoes, chopped</li> <li>The juice of 1 lemon</li> <li>2 spring onion, chopped</li> <li>2 tablespoons of fresh chives, chopped&nbsp;</li> <li>1 teaspoon of chilli flakes</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO">A handful of <strong>Superfoodio&rsquo;s Smoked Paprika Savoury Clusters</strong></a></li> <li>A splash of olive oi&nbsp;</li> <li>Salt &amp; pepper to taste</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Directions:</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> 1. Start by preheating the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 2. To prepare the sweet potatoes for baking, prick them all over using a fork. Place the sweet potatoes on a tray and bake them in the oven for around 40-45 minutes until they are soft.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. While the sweet potatoes are baking, cook the asparagus. To do this, place them in a bowl, add a splash of olive oil, salt and pepper. Rub this seasoning mix into the asparagus and place them on a heated griddle pan for about 5-7 minutes. Turn the asparagus over from time to time until they are cooked but not too soft (you still want them to have a crunch).<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 4. To make the butter bean guacamole, drain and rinse the beans and place them in a bowl with the avocado flesh. With a fork, mash the beans and avocado roughly (you still want the guacamole to be chunky in texture). Add and mix in the lemon juice, chopped spring onions, chopped cherry tomatoes, chives, chilli flakes, salt and pepper to taste.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 5. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked, make a cut in the middle (like a pocket) for the filling. Slot in a couple of asparagus in each sweet potato and add 2 tablespoons of the chunky guacamole. Sprinkle Superfoodio&rsquo;s Smoked Paprika Savoury Clusters for a delicious smoky crunch.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Enjoy with a side of salad for lunch or dinner.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Sweet%20Potato%20Jacket%20Recipe%203%20copy.jpg" /></a></div> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Sweet%20Potato%20Jacket%20Recipe%202%20copy.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/fruit-nut-seed-snacks/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=SUPERFOODIO"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Superfoodio%20-%20Sweet%20Potato%20Jacket%20Recipe%201%20copy.jpg" /></a></div> 0 All about coconut MCT Oil http://www.planetorganic.com/all-about-mct-oil-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/all-about-mct-oil-/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /all-about-mct-oil-/ By Isabelle Nunn, Technical and Commercial Nutritionist at Kinetic Enterprises Limited MPHARM (Hons) DIP NT GPHC BANT CNHC AFMCP By Isabelle Nunn, Technical and Commercial Nutritionist at Kinetic Enterprises Limited MPHARM (Hons) DIP NT GPHC BANT CNHC AFMCP<br/>Medium Chain Triglycerides are a type of saturated fatty acid found in Coconuts, known to impart a wide range of health benefits. In order to understand a little more about Medium Chain Trigylcerides in other words Medium Chain Fatty Acids we have compiled a few points below<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/coconutoil1.jpg" /></div> &nbsp; <ul> <li>Triglycerides are essentially a type of Fat, named after their specific chemical structure- containing one Glycerol molecule and 3 Fatty acids.</li> <li><strong>Chemical Structure:</strong> Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) have a shorter structure than Long Chain Triglycerides (LCTs) and therefore can provide different physical properties and advantages. MCTs and LCTs are absorbed and broken down differently by the body.</li> <li>The shorter chain length allow MCTs such as that found in Coconut Oil, to be resistant and stable to higher temperatures upon heating. MCTs can be found in Palm Kernel Oil or Dairy Products but are present in much higher higher ratios in Coconut Oil. Examples of oils containing LCTs include olive oil, soybean oil and safflower oil.</li> <li>MCTs are absorbed and transported directly into the liver via the portal vein unlike LCTs. They are broken down very rapidly by a process referred to as &lsquo;Beta-Oxidation&rsquo;. Once broken down, MCTs are used instantly as a source of Fuel by the body for Energy purposes or are actually turned into Ketones. Ketones are substances produced when the Liver breaks down substantial portions of Fat.</li> <li>Unlike other types of Fatty Acids, Ketones can make their way by crossing the blood barrier and reaching the Brain. This provides the brain with an alternative source of Energy instead of relying on Glucose as a form of fuel. Therefore, instead of simply being stored as Fat, the body makes use of MCTs by its efficient conversion to Fuel used by our Muscles as well as other important Organs</li> <li><strong>Energy Levels:</strong> MCTs can therefore be an ideal choice for those looking for increased Energy Levels, requiring support for Recovering from a surgery, to support Sport Performance and Endurance, to also counteract those Energy Slumps in the afternoons or those slumps that Simply come with the Ageing process</li> <li>Research shows that a diet higher in MCTs may help improve <strong>Glucose Tolerance</strong>, and therefore increase the sensitivity to changes in insulin levels. This would be particularly beneficial for those at risk of Type&nbsp; 2 Diabetes and the risk factors associated with it such heavier body weight, greater waist circumference and insulin resistance.</li> <li>Research has also found MCTs as those found in coconut oil to have &lsquo;<strong>Anti-oxidant&rsquo;</strong> and &lsquo;<strong>Anti-microbial&rsquo;</strong> properties that support our immune system.</li> <li><strong>Heart Health</strong> :Consuming MCTs may provide a protective effect on cholesterol levels and on the heart as seen in human and animal studies</li> <li><strong>Weight Management:</strong> MCTs have shown to provide a better feeling of satiety than LCTs, with their action on the two hormones, Peptide YY and Leptin, known to help reduce appetite and increasing the feeling of fullness. LCTs have a lower Energy Density and therefore also provide Less Calories per intake than LCTs (8.4 calories per gram for MCTs versus 9.2 calories per gram for LCTs). Weight fluctuations would be easier to manage along with a Healthy Balanced Diet and an Active Lifestyle, especially with Coconut MCT oil&rsquo;s effect on the Breakdown of Fat and the much Lower Likelihood of us stocking this type of fat.</li> </ul> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/coconutoil3.jpg" /><br /> <br /> MCT oils essentially provide more therapeutic and concentrated doses of Coconut oil and a definitely worth having in your larder.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/power-up-your-performance/"><span class="f-large"><strong>Be adventurous and Experiment with Coconut MCT oil</strong></span></a></div> &nbsp;<br /> <span class="f-xsmall"><strong>References</strong></span> <ul> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Airhart S, et al (2016) A Diet Rich in Medium-Chain Fatty Acids Improves Systolic Function and Alters the Lipidomic Profile in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Pilot Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Feb;101(2):504-12. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-3292. Epub 2015 Dec 10. Available at : <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26652763">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26652763</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Fernando WM et al. (2015) The role of dietary coconut for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer&#39;s disease: potential mechanisms of action. Br J Nutr. 2015 Jul 14;114(1):1-14. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515001452. Epub 2015 May 22.Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329324">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329324</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Han JR et al. (2007). Effects of dietary medium-chain triglyceride on weight loss and insulin sensitivity in a group of moderately overweight free-living type 2 diabetic Chinese subjects. <em>Elsevier,</em> 2007: Jul;56(7):985-91. Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17570262">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17570262</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Mongtgomery et al. (2013) Contrasting metabolic effects of medium- versus long-chain fatty acids in skeletal muscle<em>. J Lipid Res</em>. 2013 Dec;54(12):3322-33. doi: 10.1194/jlr.M040451. Epub 2013 Sep 27. Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24078708">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24078708</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Nevin KJ Rajamohan T. (2004) and Beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil on lipid parameters and in vitro LDL oxidation. Clin Biochem. 2004 Sep;37(9):830-5. Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329324">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15329324</a></span></li> <li><span class="f-xsmall">Yost TJ et al.( 1997) Dietary substitution of medium chain triglycerides in subjects with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in an ambulatory setting: impact on glycemic control and insulin-mediated glucose metabolism. J Am Coll Nutr. 1994 Dec;13(6):615-22.Available at: <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7706596">https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7706596</a></span></li> </ul> 0 teapigs matcha mint latte http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-matcha-mint-latte-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-matcha-mint-latte-/#comments Thurs, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /teapigs-matcha-mint-latte-/ Tea tasting 101: adding mint makes everything better. Tea tasting 101: adding mint makes everything better.<br/>Adding mint is a sure fire way to give a tasty new spin on a classic - That&rsquo;s why teapigs have decided that the mighty combo of matcha and mint will be the first flavour variant added to their hugely popular matcha range.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-premium-matcha-plus-mint-20g/26342/">Matcha mint </a>takes the (already delicious) matcha latte to a whole new level &ndash; Check out our super simple recipe below &amp; give it a try at home:<br /> &nbsp;<br /> First things first, get your matcha paste on:&nbsp; <ul> <li>Empty the contents of 1 <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-premium-matcha-plus-mint-20g/26342/">matcha mint sachet</a> into a glass</li> <li>Using a hand held whisk, whizz up your matcha mint&nbsp;with a splash of milk (We use brown rice milk as it is naturally sweet &ndash; but if you opt for a different milk, here you can also add in agave for extra sweetness)</li> <li>Heat up 250ml milk &ndash; either on the hob or in a microwave.</li> <li>Whisk until frothy</li> <li>Pour your frothy milk over your matcha paste.</li> <li>Add a sprinkle or cinnamon or nutmeg</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> And there you have it - the perfect matcha latte!&nbsp;<br /> Matcha mint tastes particularly amazing over ice &ndash; so when the weather decides to behave itself, repeat the above recipe, but pour your matcha paste and frothy milk over a glass of ice instead!<br /> Feel free to swap the ingredients around to make this work for your taste buds &ndash; cow&rsquo;s milk instead of rice milk works just as well. Similarly coconut milk, almond and oat milk are all awesome dairy free options.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/teapigs-premium-matcha-plus-mint-20g/26342/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/box-and-sachets-overhead%20copy.jpg" /></a> 0 Pre-workout booster http://www.planetorganic.com/pre-workout-booster/ http://www.planetorganic.com/pre-workout-booster/#comments Weds, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /pre-workout-booster/ <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><strong><span class="f-mediumlarge">Ingredients</span></strong></div> <ul> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">1 tbsp ground turmeric</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">1 chopped carrot</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">1 cup of your choice of yogurt (coconut yogurt is&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">fab in this)</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">1 tsp cinnamon</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">1tsp nutmeg</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">1/2 cup nut mylk</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">1 tsp nut butter</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 13px;">handful frozen mango,</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">1/4 avocado</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="f-medium">2 frozen banana coins</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/alchemy-super-blends-energy-elixir-voyager-pack-40g/24477/"><span class="f-medium">1 tsp energy elixir</span></a></li> </ul> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><br /> <span class="f-mediumlarge"><strong>Method</strong><br /> <span class="f-medium">Blend all the ingredients together. Enjoy straight away.</span></span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ALCHEMY"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/TURMERIC%20YOG%202.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ALCHEMY">Discover Alchemy superfoods range here</a></span></div> 0 Smoothie Ice Lollies http://www.planetorganic.com/ice-cream-vega-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/ice-cream-vega-/#comments Tues, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /ice-cream-vega-/ The smoothie revolution is taking over, but have you ever thought of freezing your smoothie mixture to make some delicious ice lollies? The smoothie revolution is taking over, but have you ever thought of freezing your smoothie mixture to make some delicious ice lollies?<br/>These ice lollies are perfect for summer to mix up your daily smoothie. All you need are some ice lolly moulds and you&rsquo;re good to go!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>&lsquo;It&rsquo;s Lime Time&rsquo; Lolly:</strong> <ul> <li>250 mL coconut drink</li> <li>1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</a></li> <li>1 frozen banana</li> <li>100 g spinach</li> <li>1 Tbsp lime juice</li> <li>Zest of a lime</li> <li>2 dates</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Orangutan Lolly: </strong> <ul> <li>2 oranges, one pitted and peeled, juice of the other</li> <li>1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</a></li> <li>125 mL unsweetened almond drink</li> <li>4 ice cubes</li> <li>1 tsp vanilla extract</li> <li>Water as needed</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Chocolate Covered Strawberries Lolly: </strong> <ul> <li>200 g strawberries, fresh or frozen</li> <li>&frac12; small avocado</li> <li>&frac12; Tbsp ground flaxseed</li> <li>1 scoop (36 g) <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk/uk/products/detail/vega-essentials/chocolate">Chocolate Vega&reg; Essentials </a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">&nbsp;</a></li> <li>Coconut drink as needed</li> <li>&nbsp;</li> </ul> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> 1.&nbsp;Choose your lolly of choice and blend up the ingredients. Feel free to leave some extra fruit to stir through the mixture at the end<br /> 2.&nbsp;Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze.<br /> <br /> Enjoy!<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Smoothie%20Ice-Pops_Clean%20Creamsicle_PBJ_Key%20Lime%20Pie_140320_Vega_263%20copy.jpg" /></div> <br /> For more delicious recipes by <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega/?page=1">Vega&reg;</a> make sure to follow them on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/vegateam_uk/">Instagram,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/vegateam_uk">Twitter</a> (@VegaTeam_UK) and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage">Facebook</a>!&nbsp; 0 Skin & Tonic Summer Skin Tips http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-summer-skin-tips/ http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-summer-skin-tips/#comments Thurs, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /skin-tonic-summer-skin-tips/ We decided to compile Skin & Tonic’s top tips for gorgeous Summer skin We decided to compile Skin & Tonic’s top tips for gorgeous Summer skin<br/>Summer = sun kissed skin, beachy hair, (finally) some vitamin D, BBQs in the park and short haul flights to sunny destinations. Which is great, but we also all want to stay hydrated in the heat and rock the &lsquo;Summer Glow&rsquo; whilst protecting our skin from city pollution and UV rays.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic1.png" /></div> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>HYDRATE</strong>:<br /> <br /> Keeping hydrated is is our number 1 tip all year round - but drinking enough is especially important when it&rsquo;s hot as we&rsquo;re all sweating more. You&rsquo;re around 60% H20, so it makes sense to keep yourself topped up! Drink lots of water and herbal teas, and eat foods with a high water content, such as watermelon, cucumber, strawberries and leafy greens.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Make a pitcher of iced fruit water to keep in the fridge: Add some chopped grapefruit, watermelon, cucumber, strawberries and freshly torn mint for a refreshing summery drink. Try to keep a big reusable water bottle to hand at all times, especially on your desk as it can be easy to forget to drink when you&rsquo;re super busy at work.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Water, along with a diet including essential fatty acids fish, flaxseed, avocado, evening primrose &amp; borage oils will help to keep your skin plump &amp; hydrated.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We also recommend using a light, refreshing face mist to help keep skin hydrated, like our Rose Mist! Our certified organic rose water is grown and harvested high up in the French alps - the clean, clear alpine air and good nutritious soil means pure rose water of the highest quality with a fresh, green scent. Rose water is hydrating, moisturising, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and a natural anti-depressant, so it&rsquo;s great for keeping cool and calm when you&rsquo;re hot and flustered. Our Rose Mist also contains soothing, cooling Aloe Vera and plant-derived glycerin &ndash; a natural humectant that prevents loss of moisture by attracting water from the surrounding environment to your face. This all means it&rsquo;s great for hot holidays and for keeping skin hydrated on the plane. At Skin &amp; Tonic HQ we like to keep one on our desks, one in the fridge and one by the bed! Spritz liberally.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic2.png" /></a></div> <br /> Feel like your moisturiser isn&rsquo;t working hard enough? Try a face oil instead! Some traditional lotions and moisturisers can be low in effective ingredients and high in fillers, emulsifying agents and water. In contrast, our Brit Beauty Oil has been formulated with just 5 organic, plant-based ingredients &ndash; all included for their therapeutic properties. Borage, thistle and chia seed oils are packed full of antioxidants and omegas 3 &amp; 6, which help to fight free radicals, minimize fine lines, reduce large pores and encourage cellular function, while uplifting neroli (orange blossom) essential oil helps aid skin regeneration. Oils are great for dry skin as they are easily absorbed, getting omegas, antioxidants, fatty acids and moisture into your skin.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic3.png" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <strong>EXFOLIATE:</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><u>Face</u></strong><br /> Exfoliating gets rid of the buildup of dead skin cells that can clog pores, flake off and turn into spots. It will keep your skin looking bright for the summer and help to keep break outs at bay.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Our Gentle Scrub is perfect for gently but effectively softening and cleansing, no matter what your skin type, with detoxifying French pink clay and gently exfoliating oatmeal. It also contains probiotic yoghurt powder which contains natural AHA&rsquo;s that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while geranium oil is a natural astringent that helps tighten the skin.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Mix &frac12; a Tsp with warm water to make a liquid paste then massage onto damp face in circular motions before rinsing off with water and one of our 100% organic cotton face cloths - we recommend exfoliating your face once or twice a week. Or make a detoxifying mask - just combine the paste with honey and/or yoghurt and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic4.png" /></a></div> <br /> <u>Body</u><br /> If your body has been hiding under multiple layers of clothing for most of the year, chances are you&rsquo;re probably in need of some exfoliation to reveal the bright, glowing skin underneath. As the skin on your body isn&rsquo;t as thin as it is on your face, feel free to exfoliate more. Concentrate particularly on areas like your knees and elbows as these are prone to dry skin. Why not make your own body scrub at home?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> We love this luxurious DIY Coffee Body Scrub recipe, made with just 4 ingredients that are more than likely to be in your kitchen cupboard. It&rsquo;s the perfect scrub to get you up and awake in the morning, as the coffee will invigorate your skin and senses.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Coffee is an anti-oxidant that helps to tighten the skin, activate blood circulation and reduce redness and inflammation. Coffee also has the same PH level as our skin, meaning that it won&rsquo;t dry it out or damage it. Raw sugar contains glycolic acid, a derivative of sugar cane, which helps to improve skin&rsquo;s appearance and texture, as well as removing dead skin cells. The cocoa will make the scrub smell delicious but is also full of antioxidants and minerals including potassium, calcium and zinc, as well as caffeine which plumps the skin, improving the appearance of cellulite.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients: </strong><br /> 1/2 cup Ground Coffee<br /> 1/2 cup Brown Sugar<br /> 1/4 Raw Coconut Oil<br /> 1 tbsp Raw Cocoa Powder<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Method: </strong><br /> If your coconut oil is solid, make sure to melt it. Then just combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the softened coconut oil. Mix it all well until it looks like a scrub!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Feel free to vary the ingredients and quantities according to your own preferences. Try mixing with extra virgin olive oil for extra moisturising, raw honey for an even more luxurious and hydrating scrub, or just use coffee grounds on their own for a super quick fix.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Dry body brushing every day is also great for exfoliating your skin and getting it summer ready! Body brushing reduces the appearance of cellulite and helps to avoid ingrown hairs &ndash; especially necessary if you&rsquo;re waxing! Before showering in the morning, use a soft-bristled body brush in long sweeping strokes, all the way from your toes towards your heart. This also helps to activate the lymphatic system and blood circulation.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Cellulite is often caused by liquid retention, so it helps to get this moving around your body by body brushing, but also move yourself! Getting sweaty is nature&rsquo;s way of releasing toxins and helps with a healthy blood flow.<br /> <br /> If you have really dry knees and elbows particularly post-winter clothing friction in lots of layers, the best time to moisturise is just after a bath or shower when the skin is still warm and damp. Natural plant oils such as coconut or almond absorb deeply into the skin for moisture that lasts longer.<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic5.png" /></a></div> <br /> <strong>PROTECT: </strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Make sure to protect your skin with a non-toxic sun cream. If possible, avoid some conventional sun cream brands that contain parabens (tiny plastic particles), unnecessary fragrance and ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor. Instead, look for creams that contain zinc oxide and titanium dioxide instead &ndash; these barrier sun creams work by reflecting the sunlight, and tend to have fewer and healthier ingredients in them. The Environmental Working Group&rsquo;s Sunscreen Guide is great for more in-depth information on choosing a sun cream! We like Green People&rsquo;s scent free organic sun cream, and Organii&rsquo;s Sun Milk.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Be careful to not burn your lips or dry them out in the heat. Keep your lips nourished and moisturised with our simple and delicious lip balms. Made with just Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax and a few drops of essential oils, they&rsquo;re a holiday essential! Choose from Rose, Naked, Lemon or Mint.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;Wishing you a Summer filled with sunshine and beautiful healthy skin, love <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic/?page=1">S&amp;T </a>x<br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Pic6.png" /></div> <br /> &nbsp;<br /> Skin &amp; Tonic Rose Mist:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-rose-mist-100ml/25088/">http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-rose-mist-100ml/25088/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Skin &amp; Tonic Brit Beauty Oil:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-brit-beauty-oil-30ml/25083/">http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-brit-beauty-oil-30ml/25083/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Skin &amp; Tonic Gentle Scrub:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-gentle-scrub-50g/25087/">http://www.planetorganic.com/skin-tonic-gentle-scrub-50g/25087/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> EWG Sunscreen Guide:<br /> <a href="http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/">http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Green People Sun Cream:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/gp-suncream-spf15-accelerator-100ml-22145/22145/">http://www.planetorganic.com/gp-suncream-spf15-accelerator-100ml-22145/22145/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Organii Sun Milk:<br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/organii-spf20-sun-milk-100-mineral-sun-protection-125ml/24121/">http://www.planetorganic.com/organii-spf20-sun-milk-100-mineral-sun-protection-125ml/24121/</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:12px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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In a blender, combine the moringa, lemon juice, water, mint and sugar. Blend until everything has combined.<br /> 2. Add the ice and blend again until you&rsquo;ve reached a uniform slushy texture. If the mixture is too thick to blend, let it rest for 5 minutes, stir by hand, and try again.<br /> 3. Pour into glasses and place a sprig of mint in each. Serve immediately.<br /> Enjoy!<br /> <em>Recipe by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/aduna/?page=1">Aduna</a></em><br /> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/aduna_recipe.jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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Put the pecans into a food processor and chop finely. Add in the peanut butter, date syrup, almonds, apricots and raisins and blitz until they&rsquo;re all well combined and the mixture clumps together.<br /> <br /> 2. Line a sandwich box with greaseproof paper and tip in the mixture. Smooth it into the corners then sprinkle over the coconut. Pop it into the fridge to chill.<br /> <br /> 3. Once the mixture has firmed up, turn it out onto a chopping board and cut into small chunks. Store in the fridge in a sealed container.<br /> <br /> &nbsp; <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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Simply place all the ingredients into a blender apart from the coconut milk. Add gradually the coconut milk until you reach the desired consistency. You might not need to us it all.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;2. 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In a medium bowl mash the small banana, then add the wet ingredients and mix together.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">2. Add the buckwheat flour, the Energising blend, and baking powder, and mix together.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">3. Leave in the fridge for around 5/10 minutes. This helps to thicken the batter.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">4. Place a large pan on a medium - high heat, with a tsp of coconut oil, then pour small circles of pancake batter to make your pancakes.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">5. Once the pancakes start to show little bubbles it means they are ready to flip, so gently turn them over.</span></font></div> <div style="max-width: 470px;"><br /> <font color="#000000"><span style="font-size: inherit; font-variant-ligatures: inherit;">6. Once they have cooked on both sides, serve with more slices of banana (or your own choice of topping) and drizzle with maple syrup!</span></font><br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="max-width: 470px; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/loveraw_pancakes.jpg" /><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients</span></strong> - Serves 4-5 people</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">1 sweet potato</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&frac12; butternut squash</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 white onion</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">2 cups of chopped kale</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">3 cloves of garlic</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 tin of coconut milk</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 tin of chopped tomato or Passata</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 cube of vegetable stock</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">2 red chilli</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 piece of fresh ginger (about a thumb size)</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 teaspoon of coriander powder</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 teaspoon of cumin powder</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/loveraw/?page=1">1 tablespoon of Love Raw Immune blend</a></span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 teaspoon of coconut oil</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">A bit of water if needed</span></li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Salt &amp; pepper to taste</span></li> </ul> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">To serve:</p> <ul> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Brown rice or quinoa</li> <li style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Fresh chopped coriander</li> </ul> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;"><br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> 1. Heat up the coconut oil in a large pan. Chopped as finely as you can the onion, ginger, fresh chilli and garlic. Add them to pan. Cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">2. In the meantime peel and chopped the sweet potatoes and butternut squash.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">3. Add the cumin powder and coriander powder to the pan and give it a good stir. Cook for another minute. Add the chopped sweet potatoes and butternut squash. Stir again. Add the stock cube, coconut milk and tinned tomatoes. Give it a good stir and add a bit of water if needed. Put the lid on and bring the curry to boil then turn the heat down to a simmer and let it cook gently for 30 minutes.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">4. Once the sweet potatoes and butternut squash are soft fold in the chopped kale and turn off the heat. Add the Love Raw Immune blend and stir everything well together.</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">5. Serve the curry with some brown rice or quinoa and sprinkle with fresh coriander.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; box-sizing: border-box; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 20px; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/loveraw_curry.png" /></p> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients</strong></span></div> <ul> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1 1/2 a cups of dates</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1/3 of a cup of almonds</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">5 tbsp raw cacao</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">4 tbsp coconut oil</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1 tsp vanilla</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Pinch of salt</span></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/loveraw/?page=1"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1 tbsp&nbsp;</span></a><a class="gmail-notranslate" href="https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/NlvlBCkQXZhl" style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 53, 105);">@loveraw</a><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/loveraw/?page=1"><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Skin Food Booster</span></a></li> </ul> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px;"><br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">1. Soak the dates in warm water for 5 minutes. Drain them.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">2. Place the almonds in a food processor and mix for 30 seconds.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">3. Add the drained dates to the food processor with the almonds and mix until it forms a batter.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">4. Add raw cacao, melted coconut oil, vanilla,&nbsp;</span><a class="gmail-notranslate" href="https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/NlvlBCkQXZhl" style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 53, 105);">@loveraw</a><span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;Skin Food Booster and salt to the blender and mix until smooth.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">5. Pick up handfuls of the mixture and roll them into equal sized balls, then roll them in cacao powder.</span><br style="font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;" /> <span style="font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; font-size: 14px; line-height: inherit; font-family: -apple-system, system-ui, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">6. Set them in the fridge for at least 20 minutes before you enjoy them.</span><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-size: 12.8px; max-width: 470px; text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/loveraw_truffles.png" /></div> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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Although normally cookie dough is made using chocolate chips this version using strawberries is surprisingly as delicious and decadent.<br/><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">By blending the almonds with dates, coconut yogurt and avocado it creates this super creamy mixture with a lovely subtle crunch. This is the perfect summer dessert or breakfast, it&rsquo;s creamy and rich and yet so healthy! We love adding One Earth Rejuvenate your soul blend as it&rsquo;s not only delicious but it also add lots of incredible vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.</span><br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients - <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Makes 2 servings</span>:</strong><br /> <br /> For the chia layer: <ul> <li>4 tablespoons of chia seeds</li> <li>&frac34; cup of almond milk</li> </ul> For the strawberry cookie dough layer: <ul> <li>&frac12; cup of almonds</li> <li>4-5 pitted medjool dates</li> <li>&frac12; avocado</li> <li>1 cup of strawberries or raspberries</li> <li>1/3 cup of coconut yogurt or yogurt of your choice&nbsp;</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">2 tablespoons of One Earth Rejuvenate your Soul blend</a></li> <li>Almond milk to blend ( about &frac12; cup, use more if your blender is struggling)</li> </ul> <br /> <strong>Method</strong><br /> 1. Start by making the chia layer. Ideally you want to make this the night before or 2-3 hours in advance.<br /> <br /> 2. In a bowl mix the chia seeds with all the other ingredients. Use a whisk to avoid any lumps. Whisk well until you have a kind of creamy consistency. Cover with some cling film and place in the fridge to set for at least a couple of hours or until it has reached a gloopy and jelly consistency.<br /> <br /> 3.&nbsp;Make the strawberry cookie dough: if you don&rsquo;t have a high speed blender you might want to use your food processor for this first step. Place the almonds and dates into a blender or food processor and blitz/blend until you have a fine crumbly kind of mixture. If you are using a food processor transfer the nutty mixture to a blender and add the coconut yogurt, strawberries, avocado, One Earth blend and the almond milk. Start blending and add more almond milk if your blender is struggling. Blend until you have a fairly smooth and creamy consistency<br /> <br /> 4.&nbsp;To assemble: place about 2 tablespoons of chia pudding into each glass. Add few slices of fresh strawberries. Add 2 tablespoons of the strawberry cookie dough mixture and top with another tablespoon of chia pudding.<br /> <br /> Decorate with fresh fruit of your choice. Enjoy!<br /> Store any leftover in an air tight jar/container in the fridge for few days.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/chia_parfat.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/chia_parfait2.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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These bliss balls are one of our favourite flavour combination.<br/>The sweetness of the Vanilla Zilla goes so incredible well with the slight bitterness of the sesame seeds.<br /> They are the perfect snack to make in advance as they will guarantee you to have a healthy and filling snack always on hand.<br /> We love adding chia seeds for extra protein, omegas 3 and minerals but if you don&rsquo;t have them you can leave them out, they will equally taste delicious!<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Ingredients:</strong> <ul> <li>&frac34; cup of almonds</li> <li>1/3 cup of white sesame seeds</li> <li>2 tablespoons of chia seeds</li> <li>12 medjol dates &ndash; if you can&rsquo;t find medjol date you can use normal one just make sure to soak them in some warm water for at least 30 mins</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">2 tablespoon of One Earth Vanilla Zilla</a></li> </ul> For the coating (optional) <ul> <li>About &frac12; cup of sesame seeds</li> </ul> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Method</strong><br /> 1. Simple place the almonds and sesame seeds into a food processor and blitz until you have a coarse flour. Add the pitted dates, chia seeds and the Vanilla Zilla.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 2. Blitz again until a sticky dough starts to form (it should be sticky when pressed between your fingers). Remove the dough from the food processor and start to roll it into balls.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. 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We absolutely adore making our own nut butter, it’s much simpler than you think and you can really go crazy with different flavours combination.<br/>&nbsp;This Vanilla, coconut and hazelnut is by far one of our favourite! We love how the sweetness of the vanilla goes so well with the tropical flavour of the coconut and the earthiness of the hazelnuts.<br /> <br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>2 cups of raw hazelnuts</li> <li>1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil</li> <li>2 tablespoons of One Earth Vanilla Zilla</li> <li>a pinch of sea salt</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Method</strong><br /> 1. Spread the hazelnuts onto a roasting tray and toast them in the oven at 150 degrees Celsius (not higher or they will burn) for 20 minutes. Make sure to give a shake halfway to make sure they roast evenly.<br /> <br /> 2. Remove the nuts from the oven and let them cool down for 10&nbsp; minutes.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 3. Place the hazelnut and the coconut oil into a food processor. Be prepared to be patient as the process of making your own nut butter does require some time.&nbsp;In total you will need to run your food processor from 8 to 10 minutes.<br /> Start by blitzing the nuts for at least 2 minutes. Stop the food processor and scrape the sides. Blitz again and from time to time keep scraping the sides and give it a stir. The mixture at the beginning will be really dry and crumbly but eventually it will start to become a creamy and buttery mixture.<br /> <br /> Once you are happy with the consistency add the One Earth Vanilla Zilla and the pinch of salt, give it another blitz juts to combine all the ingredients together.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Spoon the nut butter into a jar and or an air tight container.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/vanillazillabutter.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/horizontal-slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; width:100%;} /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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These cookies are just so simple and delicious you will want to make them over and over again.<br/>We love the contrast between the sweet flavour of the One Earth Vanilla Zilla with the richness of the raw cacao and almond butter. Although they are utterly amazing as they are, if you want to take things to the next level you got to have them with a glass of creamy coconut or almond milk.<br /> <br /> For this recipe we have used coconut flour as we love the subtle sweet texture but feel free to substitute it with ground almond. The same goes for the almond butter, any nut butter of your choice will still work perfectly.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Ingredients:</span></strong> <ul> <li>1 cup of coconut flour (you can sub it for ground almond)</li> <li>&frac12; cup of oat flour</li> <li>&frac14; cup of almond butter</li> <li>&frac14; cup of melted coconut oil</li> <li>&frac12; cup of coconut sugar</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">2 tablespoons of One Earth Vanilla Zilla</a></li> <li>1 teaspoon of baking powder</li> <li>2 tablespoons of almond milk</li> </ul> For the chocolate filling: <ul> <li>&frac12; cup of runny almond butter (peanut butter will work as well)</li> <li>3 tablespoons of agave nectar</li> <li>3 tablespoons of raw cacao</li> <li>A splash of vanilla extract</li> </ul> &nbsp; <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/cookies2.jpg" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 15.600000381469727px; font-size: 13px;" /></div> <br /> <br /> <strong><span class="f-large">Method</span></strong><br /> 1. Start by preheating the oven at 180 degrees.<br /> <br /> 2. To make the oat flour simply place some oats into a blender and blend until they reach a flour consistency.<br /> <br /> 3. In a bowl mix the oat flour, coconut flour, Vanilla Zilla and baking powder. In a separate bowl whisk together the coconut oil, almond milk, coconut sugar and almond butter. Stir well until you have a lump free mixture.<br /> <br /> 4. Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the flour and mix everything together first with a spoon and then when the mixture become a dough use your hands. At this point you should have a quite firm cookie dough ball.<br /> <br /> 5. Cover you&rsquo;re your surface with some parchment paper. With a rolling pin stretch out the dough onto the surface and cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter of your choice.<br /> <br /> 6.Repeat the process until you have used all the cookies dough. You should have about 12-15 cookies.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 7. Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the edges start to go golden brown. Don&rsquo;t overbake them as they will go too dry.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 8. While the cookies are baking make the filling:&nbsp; in a bowl simply mix the almond butter, agave nectar, raw cacao powder and the splash of vanilla extract. Whisk everything well together until you have a creamy mixture.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 9. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down completely (very important otherwise the filling will melt) Once cold spread about 1 heaped teaspoon of the filling onto one cookie and cover it with another to make a sandwich.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Enjoy the cookies straight away! 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Dr Collins is an MSc, PhD in Nutrition with research interests in exercise intensity and energy balance, intermittent fasting and timing of food around exercise. By Form’s Head of Nutrition, Dr Adam Collins. Dr Collins is an MSc, PhD in Nutrition with research interests in exercise intensity and energy balance, intermittent fasting and timing of food around exercise.<br/><strong>What is Intermittent Fasting?</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> Intermittent Fasting isn&rsquo;t a diet per se, it&rsquo;s a pattern of eating, a way to time your meals to leverage a few interesting things about human metabolism and cognition. In the research world we call it &rsquo;intermittent energy restriction&rsquo; and this sums it up nicely - you&rsquo;re restricting your energy intake to certain times.<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Why Intermittent Fast?</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The most common reason for Intermittent Fasting is to improve body composition by losing body fat. There are other reasons though, many people and studies report increased focus and productivity. Lifestyle is also a consideration, if you&rsquo;re daily fasting and not eating a morning meal (i.e. breakfast) it can free up some time which is useful if you&rsquo;re rushing to work or on the school run.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_659170963%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <strong>How does Intermittent Fasting work?</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> At any part of the day, you are either in a fed or fasted state. As you might expect the fed state is after a meal when your body is working to digest, absorb and use the food you have eaten. This fed state lasts around four to five hours. During this time your body will preferentially use carbohydrates in the food you have eaten for energy, rather than rely on stored body fat. This is because the carbohydrates are abundant, i.e you&rsquo;ve just eaten them, and because your insulin levels are higher after a meal - this hormone makes it harder to use fat as fuel.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> About 12 hours after the meal you enter a fasted state (4-12 hours after a meal is actually called the post-absorptive state). In this fasted state your body is using the stores of energy in the body to keep everything going and relies heavily on stored body fat for energy.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> With our normal pattern of eating, say 3 meals day, it&rsquo;s easy to see one is rarely, if ever, in a true fasted state. This is one of the reasons Intermittent Fasting is so popular and often effective - a simple shift in meal timing can shift one towards fat burning.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> But this isn&rsquo;t all, daily Intermittent Fasting can also make a big contribution to reducing the &lsquo;calories in&rsquo; side of the energy balance equation, i.e. help you to eat less in any given day. If you think about it this is quite counter-intuitive, one would expect that by fasting for say 18 hours a day you&rsquo;d be inclined eat more in the other 6 hours. Studies have shown this not to be the case - people that fast for 18 hours eat less in their other meals than those that don&rsquo;t fast. Bonus!<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>How to Intermittent Fast?</strong><br /> &nbsp;<br /> The two most popular ways to implement Intermittent Fasting are daily or weekly.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Daily is really very simple, you aim to enter the fasted state every day by fasting for 16-18 hours a day and eating your meals in the other 6-8 hours. Effectively this means having your evening meal at say 7pm then your next meal the following day at say 1pm - that&rsquo;s an 18 hour fast.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Weekly is the method popularised by 5:2 - eat your normal meal pattern on 5 days, on 2 consecutive days you &ldquo;fast&rdquo; allowing yourself just 500-600 on these days.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Both of these methods leverage the same science and thinking, which is best is really down to the individual, which will work best with your lifestyle.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/shutterstock_628511180%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/form/?page=1">By Form&rsquo;s Head of Nutrition, Dr Adam Collins. Dr Collins is an MSc, PhD in Nutrition with research interests in exercise intensity and energy balance, intermittent fasting and timing of food around exercise.</a><br /> <br /> <br /> <!-- Begin MailChimp Signup Form --> <link href="//cdn-images.mailchimp.com/embedcode/slim-10_7.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <style type="text/css">#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. 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This granola has been lately our breakfast obsession whenever we are in a hurry or we can’t be bother to whiz up a smoothie or a bowl of porridge.<br/>The flavour combination between the dried figs, One Earth Vanilla Zilla blend and almonds is just to die for. By using dried figs to create a sticky paste you don&rsquo;t need to add any extra sweetener and you will also get all the goodness from this incredible dried fruit (high in calcium). We personally love adding some coconut chips (extra crunch and flavour) and some goji berries (skin loving antioxidants and a lovely pop of colour, but you can totally leave them out if you don&rsquo;t have them on hand, the granola will still taste delicious.<br /> <br /> Our favourite way of serving it is with some coconut yogurt and fresh berries.<br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Ingredients:&nbsp;</strong></span>Makes a large jar <ul> <li>1 cup of jumbo oats</li> <li>&frac12; cup of roughly chopped almonds (you can use other nuts too, I just love the combination between almond and figs)</li> <li>&frac12; cup of pumpkin seeds</li> <li>1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil</li> <li><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">3 tablespoons of One Earth Vanilla Zilla</a></li> <li>2 tablespoons of almond butter ( for this recipe you want to use a runny almond butter as it will helps to create a silky consistency)</li> <li>6-7 dried figs (if your figs are a bit dry make sure to soak them in some warm water for &frac12; an hour)</li> <li>To add after the granola has been baking:</li> <li>&frac12; cup of raw coconut chips</li> <li>&frac12; cup of goji berries</li> </ul> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Method</strong></span><br /> 1. Start by preheating the oven at 150 degrees Celsius.<br /> 2. Roughly chop the nuts. You can also use a food processor, just make sure they are not turning into flour, you still want to have quite generous size pieces.<br /> 3. In a food processor add the dried figs, almond butter and <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/super-food-powders/?pref=ignore&amp;brand=ONE%5FEARTH%5FORGANICS">One Earth Vanilla Zilla</a>. Blitz everything together until you have a smooth paste, similar consistency to a nut butter.<br /> 4. Place the oats, chopped nuts and pumpkin seeds. into a mixing bowl. Add the nutty creamy mixture and mix everything together. Pour over the melted coconut oil and mix again. Give it a good stir until everything is nicely coated.<br /> 5. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread the granola mixture onto the baking tray using a spatula or the back of a spoon. You should have a &ldquo;flapjack&rdquo; kind of consistency Bake the granola for 1 hour. Every 15-20 minutes make sure to give the granola a good stir so it will bake evenly. This is very important as it will be prevent the granola from burning. If you like the granola more crumbly break some pieces off with your hands (be careful not to burn yourself!) or leave larger chunks if you like bigger clusters.<br /> 6. Remove the granola from the oven and let it cool for 20-30 minutes before adding&nbsp; the goji berries and coconut chips (if using).<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/vanilla%20and%20figs%20granola%20copy.jpg" /><br /> <br /> Store the granola in an air tight jar for few weeks.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp; 0 5 Reasons to Use Natural Teeth Whitening http://www.planetorganic.com/5-reasons-to-use-natural-teeth-whitening/ http://www.planetorganic.com/5-reasons-to-use-natural-teeth-whitening/#comments Tues, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /5-reasons-to-use-natural-teeth-whitening/ Here are the 5 reasons to use <a href="http://http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/">Natural Teeth Whitening</a>:&nbsp; <ul> <li>Its Natural, <a href="http://http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/">Teeth Whitening Powder</a> is 100% natural and free from synthetic additives, colours, preservatives, foaming agents, artificial flavours, fluoride etc.</li> <li value="2">Their products are made in small batches with premium food grade ingredients, to ensure consistency and quality in every tub. All products are made in the UK and are covered by the highest manufacturing standards in the world (GMP &amp; BCR).</li> <li value="3">Natural Teeth Whitening is proven to work better than 99% of traditional teeth whitening strips and other home methods.</li> <li>Their Products work with High Purity Activated Charcoal with Calcium, Ginger Root &amp; Sodium for added benefits to teeth and gums. These ingredients help the whitening powder to latch onto stubborn stains and allows the charcoal to remove unwanted markings and stains from teeth.&nbsp;</li> <li value="5">It leaves your mouth feeling fresh and smelling great with our added peppermint ingredients, so you end up with not just a pearly white smile, but a great feeling and taste.</li> </ul> &nbsp;<a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Product-shot-%26-Girl-with-toothbrush.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <a href="http://http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/">Natural Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Powder By Natural Teeth Whitening Company - Teeth Whitener Kit - </a><br /> <br /> <span class="f-large"><strong>Smile in Confidence</strong></span><br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/natural-teeth-whitening-co-activated-charcoal-60ml/26576/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/Product-shot-with-smile-1.jpg" /></a> 0 Summer Dream Smoothie http://www.planetorganic.com/summer-dream-smoothie/ http://www.planetorganic.com/summer-dream-smoothie/#comments Tues, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /summer-dream-smoothie/ Strawberry season is here, are you as happy about this as us!? Strawberry season is here, are you as happy about this as us!?<br/><br /> Serves 1 | 5 Minutes Prep Time<br /> By <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk">Vega&reg;</a><br /> &nbsp;<br /> With summer holidays on the horizon, what better way to start dreaming about the beach than combining those classic British strawberries with the tropical tang of pineapple&hellip;<br /> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Ingredients</strong> <ul> <li>100 g strawberries, fresh or frozen</li> <li>100 g pineapple, fresh or frozen</li> <li>2 Tbsp lemon juice</li> <li>250 mL plant-based drink like coconut or almond</li> <li>1 scoop (34 g) <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/vega-essentials-vanilla-749g/25712/">Vanilla Vega&reg; Essentials</a></li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Preparation</strong><br /> Add all the ingredients to your blender, blend until smooth and enjoy while dreaming you&rsquo;re on a beach!<br /> <br /> For more delicious recipes by <a href="http://www.myvega.co.uk">Vega&reg;</a> make sure to follow them on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/vegateam_uk/">Instagram,</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/vegateam_uk">Twitter</a> (@VegaTeam_UK) and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/vegafanpage">Facebook</a>!&nbsp; 0 Rejuvenate your Soul Smoothie Bowl http://www.planetorganic.com/rejuvenate-your-soul-smoothie-bowl-/ http://www.planetorganic.com/rejuvenate-your-soul-smoothie-bowl-/#comments Weds, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Planet Organic /rejuvenate-your-soul-smoothie-bowl-/ <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><span class="f-medium">Ingredients;&nbsp;</span></div> <ul> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">2 chopped frozen bananas&nbsp;</li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Handful berries (blackberries, strawberries, raspberries)&nbsp;</li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;"><a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/one-earth-rejuvenate-your-soul-150g/26338/">2 tsp One Earth Rejuvenate Your Soul&nbsp;</a></li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 tbsp coconut yogurt&nbsp;</li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1 tbsp almond butter&nbsp;</li> <li style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1/2 tsp vanilla powder&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">Directions;&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">1. Chop and freeze your banana ( overnight or at least 3 hrs.)</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">2. Pop all the ingredients into your blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.&nbsp;</div> <div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal;">3. Top with fruit, granola, nuts, seeds<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.planetorganic.com/one-earth-rejuvenate-your-soul-150g/26338/"><img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/planetorganicpics2.jpg" /></a><br /> <br /> <br /> &nbsp;</div> 0 Cauli "Polenta" with Shimeji & Hazelnuts http://www.planetorganic.com/cauli-polenta-with-shimeji-hazelnuts/ http://www.planetorganic.com/cauli-polenta-with-shimeji-hazelnuts/#comments Tues, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT Eve Kalinik /cauli-polenta-with-shimeji-hazelnuts/ Making polenta from cauliflower was a real discovery for me; roasted in the oven it gives a flavoursome take on traditional cornmeal polenta. Making polenta from cauliflower was a real discovery for me; roasted in the oven it gives a flavoursome take on traditional cornmeal polenta.<br/><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt 36pt; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div> Cauliflower, like other cruciferous veggies, such as cabbage and broccoli, contains compounds such as sulforaphane that are great for your gut and its many microbes. Mushrooms are excellent prebiotics that help to bolster your beneficial bacteria army and support a more robust immune system. This isn&rsquo;t just a nutritional feast for the gut: the deep cheesy taste, whether it&rsquo;s from the Parmesan or yeast flakes, makes this a truly satisfying dish for our taste buds too. Plus it&rsquo;s a simple and quick supper option for when you crave a really hearty and healthy meal at the end of a long day.&nbsp;<br /> <strong>&nbsp;<br /> Serves 2</strong> <ul> <li>1 cauliflower, cut into small florets</li> <li>4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed</li> <li>1 small onion, peeled and quartered</li> <li>4 tablespoons cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, plus a little extra to finish</li> <li>4 tablespoons grated Parmesan or other unpasteurised Italian hard cheese (or substitute 6 tablespoons (20g) nutritional yeast flakes for a vegan version)</li> <li>Mineral-rich salt and black pepper</li> <li>Juice of &frac12; lemon</li> <li>8&ndash;10 button mushrooms</li> <li>150g shimeji mushrooms (or use other mushrooms, such as shiitake)</li> <li>1 tablespoon organic unsalted butter or ghee (use coconut oil for a vegan version)</li> <li>4&ndash;6 tablespoons coconut aminos</li> <li>Small cupped handful hazelnuts, lightly toasted, then lightly crushed</li> <li>Fresh herbs, finely chopped (I think chervil or flat-leaf parsley work best)</li> </ul> &nbsp;<br /> <strong>Method</strong><br /> Preheat the oven to 200&deg;C/Gas 6. Line a baking tray or ovenproof dish with baking parchment.<br /> <br /> Place the cauliflower, garlic and onion on the lined tray and roast for about 25 minutes until tender. (If you haven&rsquo;t already toasted the hazelnuts, you can add them for the last 5 minutes of cooking.)<br /> <br /> Add the roasted cauliflower, onion and garlic to a food processor. Then add the olive oil, Parmesan (or yeast flakes), a few decent pinches of salt and pepper and the lemon juice and add a touch of filtered water to thin as desired. Pulse until you have a smooth, creamy, polenta-like texture.<br /> <br /> To cook the mushrooms, heat the butter, ghee or coconut oil in a frying pan, add all the mushrooms and cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add the coconut aminos and cook for a further minute. Remove from the heat.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> To serve, divide the cauliflower mix between two plates, spoon the mushroom mix on top, then add the hazelnuts, drizzle with a touch more olive oil and garnish with fresh herbs.<br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="http://www.planetorganic.com/images/blog/02_15_17_GoodGut_D3_CauliPol_033%20copy.jpg" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; line-height: 14.399999618530273px; font-size: 12px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); text-align: center;" /><br /> &nbsp; 0 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