Snacks with style (and smotherings of chocolate…)

We all know we should be eating more berries for health, but it’s so much easier when they’re coated in chocolate.

Landgarten are an organic company producing stylish and tasty snacks which just happen to be gluten free and fairtrade too.

Love berreis? You’ll love Landgarten

Whether its cherries, raspberries, hazelnuts or ginger there is something here for everyone to try… there’s goji berries, cranberries and berries mixed together They taste delicious, and are great for sharing whether it’s over a dinner party or watching a movie.

Landgarten also smother chocolate all over other snacks too like pumpkin seeds and soy beans (they do non chocolate versions too but er.. why would anyone want a non chocolate version?)

When did fairtrade & organic get so stylish?

Fruit juice should always be healthy juice so be selective about what you drink

If you want to know the truth about fruit juice, some juices are better than others. Many use poor quality fruit which won’t provide all the health benefits you expect and don’t taste like they should either.

Sunraysia sets its standards higher: nothing but juice from the best quality fruits, packed with real healthy benefits and tasting delicious. It’s made them a household name the world over.

Sunraysia drinks are designed to bless your body
Sunraysia drinks are designed to bless your body

As juice makers, Sunraysia are especially keen that you not only drink something tasty, but something that helps you feel happy. That’s how their blend of fruits and botanical extracts and sometimes vitamins too, are designed to bless you.

They don’t add any preservatives, artificial colours or artificial flavours – keeping it 100% natural so your body feels loved.

That’s the philosophy that goes into their Wellbeing Drink combining apple, cherry and beetroot to boost your immune system. It’s also why they make a Prune Juice naturally rich in anti oxidants, or carrot juice rich in beta carotene, and tomato juice rich in lycopene.

Sunraysia’s Pear, Apple & Vanilla Drink is designed to be soothing. Their Orange, Mango & Passion Fruit Drink contains ginseng and guarana to give you energy. And their Beetroot & Evesse apple juice promises betaine, to help maintain a healthy heart, and polyphenols to help improve blood circulation.

Trendy party drinks for this summer

It’s BBQ season again.

Party drinks for the summer
Party drinks for the summer

What drinks will you be serving in your garden this summer?

Here’s a few suggestions…

How about a Raspberry Lemonade with Vanilla or an Elderflower Bubbly or even a nice organic St Clements (orange and lemon mixer). Luscombe make a very posh selection of organic soft drinks for discerning grown ups.

Or there’s Healthy Thirst vineyards and orchards to supply fruit drinks with no added sugar, just gently sparkling infusions of fruit, herbs and flowers. Try their new Cherry Healthy Thirst – ruby red and massively delicious.

Now if you prefer something a little stronger without getting boozy you can’t do better than sample some Fentimans botanically brewed beverages. Their fine Victorian techniques and recipes have produced some pokey ginger beer. But it doesn’t stop there – we’re talking about classic English recipes like Dendelion & Burdock, Full Bodied Shandy or their fiesty Mandarin and Seville Orange Jigger.

These nostalgic drinks will certainly raise a delighted eyebrow or too, as well as tickle the upper lip.

But you’ll know you’re having a party when you start mixing with the best.

All the benefits of wheatgrass in a bottle

Don’t you love it when some clever fella invents something to take all the hard work out of an issue? Over in Germany a drink is currently being developing which is high in Omega 3, that means people who cannot consume fish (like me) will have another rich source of this essential fatty acid.

Wheatgrass Cocktail
Wheatgrass Cocktail

It’s tenuous to connect this breakthrough with Rabenhorst’s array of healthy drinks, but I hope they take on the idea.

Already the producers of organic drinks of cherry, cranberry, beetroot and prune juice, the traditional company are now making a wheatgrass drink. That means you can get all the benefits of wheatgrass: purer blood, less toxins, less eczema and psoriasis, improved digestion and lower blood-pressure – all in a cup without having to squeeze the wheatgrass yourself – and they’ve mixed in green-tea and spirulina for a delicious healthy breakfast drink.

Rabenhorst have been producing quality fruit juices for over 200 years and last year won an international award for innovation in beverages.