Introducing our mighty March Lifebox!

❤️️ Hello to our Mighty March Lifebox! ❤️️

Spring has sprung, finally ☀️

As the seasons change, what we eat and drink should naturally change too!

But, with beautiful flowers and blossoms can come pesky allergies so to combat this common condition, we’ve made sure to include plenty of gut loving goodies this month to support you as we enter Spring! 

This month’s box is an ode to Spring and supporting your body & mind as we welcome in the warmer weather! 

In this box you’ll find some gut loving treats including Train Your Gut Probiotic Drink, Willy’s ACV Shots and Full Green.

Support your immune system with Real Handful, 5th Season, Lifebio and Kib!

Since we’re spending lots of quality time at home, we’ve included Oggs & Just Wholefoods so you can take your vegan baking to the next level.

Of course what would a Lifebox be if not for a couple of extra tasty treats – we’re absolutely delighted to be including Gato & Co Peanut Butter Protein Cookies (yes you heard that right), Nairns BBQ Popped Oat, Fit Bites, and Neat Nutrition!

I hope you love your Lifebox!

Lots of love, Alicia xx
Owner & Curator | Dip-Nut | mBANT | CNHC | www.acoopernutrition.co.uk

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Introducing our fantastic February Lifebox!

❤️️ Introducing our fantastic February Lifebox! ❤️️

Ah February, the month of love & pancakes – we’re here for it 🥞

This box is a seriously good one – so whether you’re looking for that perfect Valentines or Galentines gift or simply to treat yourself – don’t wait as this box will be a sell-out! 

2020 is that still you? The New Year has certainly got off to a challenging (& familiar) start, but there are longer days and sunnier starts on the horizon!

Until then, our boxes are focused on physical and mental health!

In this box you’ll find the likes of Manilife Peanut Butter – their delicious soup recipe in the booklet is wholesome & packed full of nutrients, Tick Tock Wellbeing Tea that is created with balance, bounce and bedtime in mind – Zzz…

Dressini Tahini Dressings are packed with calcium, magnesium & minerals that help support our nervous system. Of course you’ll find some of our favourite brands – Brave for a sweet treat, Gut Stuff giving you an ever important fibre boost, Vedge, Hippeas and Native Snacks.

After a long day, add a few drops of Fushi Rose Skin Oil into a warm bath or massage into your skin for a heavenly and relaxing fragrance that can uplift your mood. And finally the incredible & brand new Better You Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamin Spray – created by Madeline Shaw!

Lots of love, Alicia xx
Owner & Curator | Dip-Nut | mBANT | CNHC | www.acoopernutrition.co.uk

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Veggie Peanut Soup by Manilife

Veggie Peanut Soup by Manilife

You’ll find a full size Jar of Manilife Peanut Butter in our Feb Lifebox!

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SERVES: 2

Veggie Peanut Soup by Manilife

Mmm hearty & delicious, this nourishing soup is the perfect quick lunch when you need something to fuel you through your day!

Ingredients

1L of Vegetable stock
500ml water
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 tbsp diced fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic, cut in small pieces
1 tsp salt
1 bunch of kale, chopped into strips 100g of Manilife Peanut Butter
3.5 tablespoons of tomato paste
Hot sauce
Handful of chopped peanuts, for garnish Cooked brown rice, for serving (optional)

Method

Combine the broth and water in a pot and bring to boil.

When it starts simmering add in the onion, ginger, garlic, and salt. Cook on medium-low heat for 20 minutes.

In another bowl (heat-safe) combine the peanut butter & tomato paste.

Add the 500ml of hot stock to the bowl – this will help smoothen the PB/tomato paste, so you need to mix it well.

Once smooth add it back to your pot and stir.

Add in the kale and if you want it hot, add in some chilli flakes or hot sauce!

Once everything has been added, let everything simmer for another 10-15mins (depends it you want your kale crunchy or not!).

Taste it and add more seasoning if needed.

This recipe is tastiest when served over cooked brown rice!

Finally, if you have some peanuts, chop them and sprinkle on top. Yum!

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Hello 2021, our Veganuary Lifebox is here

Jan2021

❤️️ Introducing the incredible January Lifebox! ❤️️

Whether you’re plant-based all year round or simply trying out Veganuary, our boxes are the perfect way to get in more goodness! New year, new you & all that…😋

Winter does feel never ending, doesn’t it? I always use the Winter solstice on the 21st December as a mental turning point, it means Spring is on its way – albeit rather slowly 🌞

With the Winter solstice firmly behind us (and 2020 for that matter), we can look forward to warmer weather & lighter days. But in the meantime, our January Lifebox is an ode to seasonal immunity and supporting a good mood! 

You’ll find a full size box Rude Health Muesli (& Bircher recipe to die for), Katie’s Banana Chips, Perkier Immune+ bars that contain your RDA of Vitamin C, D and B12 – wow! You’ll also find the incredible Grounded M*LKSHAKE with over 20g of plant-based protein 💪

This box has it all & is worth over £35!

Treat yourself or a loved one this January & kickstart your New Year with our Nutritionist curated boxes!

We hope you love your box!

Lots of love, Alicia xx

Owner & Curator. Dip-Nut, mBANT, CNHC.

www.acoopernutrition.co.uk

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Bircher Muesli by Rude Health

Bircher Muesli by Rude Health

You’ll find a full size box of gluten-free coconut muesli in our January Lifebox!

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Once there was a Doctor, who all night long dreamt of breakfast. That’s because he’d made it the night before, and it was chilling so that the ingredients became deliciously soft and digestible. His name was Dr Bircher. Although you can buy instant Bircher Muesli nowadays, this recipe pays respect to Dr Bircher’s Swiss levels of organisation.

SERVES: 2

TIME: Overnight + 5 mins prep

INGREDIENTS

150ml Rude Health Oat or Almond Milk

1 apple or pear, grated

90g gluten-free coconut muesli

60ml apple juice

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp sesame seeds

2 tbsp rose petals (optional)

150g blueberries

METHOD 

  1. Grate the apple and mix with the milk, muesli, apple juice and cinnamon.
  2. Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
  3. Chop the walnuts and mix with the pumpkin seeds.
  4. Serve the overnight Bircher Muesli with the sesame seeds, rose petals and blueberries.
  5. Enjoy!
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Rhubarb, Ginger and Thyme Crumble by Sweetpea Pantry

Vegan Ginger, Thyme and Rhubarb Crumble by 

@thewrightfoodie

Sweetpea Pantry is back! After receiving such incredible feedback from their feature last year, it only felt right to invite them back with their deliciously wholesome flapjack mix.

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This delicious Vegan Ginger, Thyme and Rhubarb Crumble is the perfect way to end a festive meal, or even as a slightly indulgent breakfast! We’re hooked!

Ingredients:

For the topping:

  • 1 x pack of Sweetpea Pantry Super Oat Flapjack
  • 30g Coconut Sugar
  • 40g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 40g Sunflower Seeds
  • 115g Coconut Oil (softened not melted)
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger

For the middle: 

  • 350g Chopped Rhubarb
  • 4 tsp Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • A few sprigs of fresh Thyme (using this herb just takes the recipe to the next level)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 18oc
  2. Mix together all of the topping ingredients either by hand, or very gently in a blender.
  3. Chop the Rhubarb into 1 cm pieces and toss with the coconut sugar, ground ginger and thyme sprigs.
  4. Either place the rhubarb in one large pie dish or in separate smaller ramekins (I tend to make individual portions and freeze them, so I have a great dessert on tap).
  5. With your fingers, crumble the topping mixture evenly over the rhubarb.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until top is lightly browned and bubbling.
  7. Serve with topping as desired – we love ours with coconut yoghurt
  8. 8. Tip: If freezing some, bake those for 20 minutes only and allow to cool before placing in a ziplock bag and put in the freezer. Defrost fully before putting back in the oven for another 20 mins.
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Ho Ho Ho, our Christmas Box is here 🎄

Welcome to the Christmas Lifebox!

Christmas is just around the corner – cue present buying panic!

Well fear not, we’ve got you covered for even the fussiest of friends or family. Gift options including gift cards & pre-paid bundles are available from here 🎁  

Welcome to the December Lifebox!

Winter, t’is the season where we all have an excuse to simply cosy up at home, enjoy wholesome food and sip endless cups of herbal tea or mocktails to warm up our souls (and hands!).

Our December box is the ultimate self-care treat or gift for a loved one!

You’ll find a bit of everything in this box, including goodies that should inspire some healthy cooking at home, warming sweet treats and some of our favourite savoury superstars!

We hope you love this box as much as we do!

Oh, and we’ve even throw in a couple of extra goodies as a thank you for all your support over the last year – we really appreciate it ❤️️

A very merry Christmas 🎄

Lots of love, Alicia xx
Lifebox Owner & Curator. Dip-Nut, mBANT, CNHC.

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Baked Banana Porridge by Nucao

Baked Banana Porridge by Nucao

Nucao is back! After receiving such incredible feedback from their feature earlier in the year, it only felt right to invite them back with one of their amazing new flavours. Haven’t got your box yet? Get it here!

This delicious Baked Banana Porridge makes for a wonderfully indulgent breakfast or dessert!

Ingredients:

2 bananas (1 mashed, 1 sliced)
270g oats (gluten- free)
300 ml of plant milk
1 handful of walnuts 3 (chopped)
1 Nucao almond sea-salt bar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
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Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180*C.

2. Puree a banana and mix it with the other ingredients except the sliced banana. Add the coarsely chopped Nucao and transfer to an ovenproof bowl.

3. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the top is firmer. Then take it out of the oven for a moment, place the sliced banana on top and put it back in the oven.

4. Bake for another 10-15 minutes, then remove. And enjoy 🙂

HEALTH FACT

Did you know that there are a total of 21 amino acids that our body needs to build all of the vital proteins?

8 of these 21 acids (tryptophan, isoleucine, valine, methionine, leucine, lysine, phenylalanine, threonine) are among the essential amino acids that our body cannot produce itself and that we have to supply to our bodies through diet. The good news is: nucao contains all 8 essential amino acids.

 

Raw and Wild Pili Nuts

In our October Lifebox you’ll find the incredible Raw & Wild who are masters of the nutritionally packed and delicious Pili Nut.

You might be wondering, what exactly is a Pili nut?
 

Raw & Wild wild harvest their nuts from Pili trees in the Bicol region in the Philippines.

Known as the ‘stress loving trees‘ due to their resilience to extreme weather conditions, Pili trees often have an abundance of fruits after typhoons and so are perfectly suited to this tropical, rainy region.

Similarly to a coconut, Pili fruits are dried in the sun before they are shelled! They are one tough nut to crack, so Raw & Wild employ the most skilled shell experts who use Bicolano machetes over a wooden board to break through their tough exterior. These experts are masters in precision, controlled strength and speed – a real art form!

Once shelled, Raw & Wild pre-sprout and rehydrate their Pili Nuts to preseve all the vital enzymes, minerals and nutrients. The activation process breaks down complex starch, neutralises the phytic acid found in all nuts and seeds and ignites the ‘life force‘ of the nut.

Are Pili nuts nutritious?

Pili nuts have an impressive nutritional  profile. They contain the highest amount of Vitamin E than any other nut, are very high in magnesium and Omega 9.

They are also the highest balanced fat whole food making them the perfect paleo snack that will keep you satiated all afternoon long.

On top of all that, they’re:

Low in Carbohydrates

Low GI

Keto Friendly

Good for Your Skin and Hair

Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-Gmo

High in Omega-9

 

Here at Lifebox, we’re a huge fan of Raw & Wild and their amazing range.

For more info on their range, visit their website here