I just wanted to announce the return of Fru Grains because they are a favourite of a lot of GoodnessDirect customers, and a personal favourite of mine too.
Fru Grains are a simple cereal made mostly of fruit, oats and almonds which combine into these wonderfully textured nuggets for your breakfast bowl.
I guess Prewetts have been working on improving the recipe (though it was perfect by my standards already). But they still have that unusually, crisp and snappy texture and natural fruit flavour. And when you taste each spoon you just know that the fruit and nut content is giving you all the fibre you need.
We might just have a spell of warm weather coming…
Get out the barbecue, spice up the meat.
And invite your friends.
For tasty barbecue meat you’ll want to marinate the meat first. This is easily done with some oil, spices and herbs.
Consider using some honey, mustard or soy sauce. Ingredients like lemon juice, tomato sauce or red wine vinegar work wonders too. However Biona have just made the process even easier by brining out organic ‘Easy Chef’ flavour tubes.
If you are living, breathing member of the human race…
You are also likely to love pizza.
But, if you are a conscientious type of person, you may also be concerned all that white flour dough, oil and cheese which can’t be so good for you.
So Whole Creations have gone and made the whole thing healthy for you.
If you want a full, delicious tasting pizza here it is. It comes with a nutritious thin wholemeal base made from 100% wholegrain and lots of vegetables on top to count towards your five a day – at least 2 or 3 on every pizza.
It’s low GI (the best way of losing weight) and makes a good source of protein with just the right amount of cheese. Best of all, it’s vegetarian and the taste is unique.
There’s a difference of opinion about artichokes in our office.
Some people love them, even ‘in preference to asparagus tips.’
Some cannot stand them and find them too rough and unpalatable.
Perhaps it depends on how they are prepared? I am definitely of the former opinion.
Take Organico’s Artichoke Hearts for example, marinated in herbs, the vegetable comes softened and ready to eat. It’s no hassle, and this rather noble vegetable can be served with salads, as a pizza topping, as a condiment or just by itself.
That’s what Organico specialise in: bringing quality organic foods to everyone.
Did you know there are normal flapjacks and then there are sports flapjacks?
For example, normal flapjacks come in friendly looking wrappers, like the Jackson Bar – a handmade snack made from all natural ingredients. It comes in four flavours and relies on honey and fruit juice rather than refined sugar.
A treat like this was designed for kids.
But then there are flapjacks with a bit more punch. Like the Clif Bar, made by a mountaineer for people who like adventure. These are designed as energy bars using organic ingredients and are very successful amongst outdoorsy type people.
The idea is to provide a mix of whole grains, protein and fiber plus vitamins and minerals designed to keep you going.
It’s a flapjack on steroids.
Speaking of which, ahem, Clif now also have Builder’s Bars for bodybuilding fans. It still has oats in it, though I’m not sure we can call it a flapjack any longer. It’s wrapped in chocolate and comes with 20g of complete protein and 23 vitamins and minerals – the kind of thing bodybuilders love.
Recently I wrote about a wonderful new coconut ice cream…
Bessant & Drury’s is an award winning dairy-free ice-cream made with real fruit and highly nutritious coconut milk.
You can read all about its free-from and vegan status here. But, more importantly, you can win a box load for yourself!
How to win some ice cream
Bessant & Drury’s are generously giving away boxes of ice cream for 8 lucky winners. For your chance to win, simply send me an email and I’ll let you know who’s won in the next newsletter (UK addresses only, competition ends 24.8.12).
The juice promised a healthy boost in problem areas weight loss, blood pressure, heart and kidney disease and Alzheimer’s, and has been the subject of numerous news reports.
It was all thought to be due to the antioxidants in pomegranates.
Now Pomegreat have taken a step further by harvesting the benefits of not only the juice but the whole fruit. This results in even more antioxidants, in particular an antioxidant called punicalagin.
So now Pomegreat have a new ingredient they call PurePlus which is the extract of the whole pomegranate. The benefits? I’ll quote from their site:
Regular consumption of PomeGreat® PurePlus™ has shown positive results relating to cardiovascular health, lowering cholesterol, and antioxidant benefits.
Pomegranates have been the subject of a great deal of promising scientific investigation in recent years, but we have yet to fully understand all the beneficial properties locked in the skin, pith and husk of the fruit. The initial results of our research are extremely promising. The extract is looking like a veritable fountain of youth.
It remains to be seen exactly how PurePlus will help, but it is already available from GoodnessDirect in 3 flavours: Pomegranate with Beetroot, with Blueberry or with Cherry.
Perhaps it’s your chance to become part of the experiment and see how Pomegranate PurePlus works for you? I’d be most intrigued to know.