Introducing our amazing October Lifebox!

❤️️ Hello to our amazing October box worth over £50❤️️

Welcome to your Lifebox!

Welcome to your Lifebox. Every month you will find a different and exciting array of sweet & savoury snacks, drinks and lifestyle products that will surprise & delight you.

Each of our boxes is carefully curated to suit your nutritional needs as the year, moods & weather around us changes!

Expect to see nourishing goodies in Autumn and Winter when our body & immune system needs more TLC, and hydrating treats in Spring/Summer when the sun is shining and we’re on the go.

In this months box, find the amazing Alflorex Probiotics worth £25 for a 30 day pack alone – one of the worlds leading probiotics that helps to improve digestion and promote a healthy gut flora.

You will also find a NAH Sachet, full of deliciously tart montmorency cherries. I love my sachet squeezed into sparkling water – tart cherry is one of the only natural food sources of melatonin – our sleep hormone… so have this before bed for a great nights sleep. It’s also rich in antioxidant and vitamins – bliss!

We’ve included Neubria Nootropics to help you concentrate & smash your way through the working week, have this with a handful of Paz Nuts to help you get your intake of good fats!

To get your hands on this incredible box worth over £50, click the link at the top! 

Hope you love it, 

Alicia x

Dip-Nt, mBANT, CNHC

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❤️️ Hello to our amazing October box worth over £50❤️️

Welcome to your Lifebox!

Welcome to your Lifebox. Every month you will find a different and exciting array of sweet & savoury snacks, drinks and lifestyle products that will surprise & delight you.

Each of our boxes is carefully curated to suit your nutritional needs as the year, moods & weather around us changes!

Expect to see nourishing goodies in Autumn and Winter when our body & immune system needs more TLC, and hydrating treats in Spring/Summer when the sun is shining and we’re on the go.

In this months box, find the amazing Alflorex Probiotics worth £25 for a 30 day pack alone – one of the worlds leading probiotics that helps to improve digestion and promote a healthy gut flora.

You will also find a NAH Sachet, full of deliciously tart montmorency cherries. I love my sachet squeezed into sparkling water – tart cherry is one of the only natural food sources of melatonin – our sleep hormone… so have this before bed for a great nights sleep. It’s also rich in antioxidant and vitamins – bliss!

We’ve included Neubria Nootropics to help you concentrate & smash your way through the working week, have this with a handful of Paz Nuts to help you get your intake of good fats!

To get your hands on this incredible box worth over £50, click the link at the top! 

Hope you love it, 

Alicia x

Dip-Nt, mBANT, CNHC

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Introducing our stunning September Lifebox!

❤️️ Hello to our stunning September full to the brim with amazing brands ❤️️

Welcome to your Lifebox!

While summer 2021 might have felt to me like it went by in a flash, I hope you all managed to make the most of it!

Here’s to hoping we get plenty more warmth and time outdoors as the autumn approaches.

Find the likes of Soulfruit Dragon Fruit – packed with Vitamin C, NINE bars – full of gut loving fibre, Seaweed Agogo – a fantastic source of Iodine. Feeling hot? Rehydrate with OHMG Drinks – packed with magnesium for relaxation and rejuvenation!

Make sure you’re starting the day right with a hearty breakfast – Biona & Sweetpea Pantry are here to help! We hope you love your box! You’ll find fantastic innovative products from Bounce, Bonsan and Clearspring too, we hope you love your box!

We hope you love your box!

Lots of love, Alicia xx

Dip-Nt, mBANT, CNHC

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❤️️ Hello to our stunning September full to the brim with amazing brands ❤️️

Welcome to your Lifebox!

While summer 2021 might have felt to me like it went by in a flash, I hope you all managed to make the most of it!

Here’s to hoping we get plenty more warmth and time outdoors as the autumn approaches.

Find the likes of Soulfruit Dragon Fruit – packed with Vitamin C, NINE bars – full of gut loving fibre, Seaweed Agogo – a fantastic source of Iodine. Feeling hot? Rehydrate with OHMG Drinks – packed with magnesium for relaxation and rejuvenation!

Make sure you’re starting the day right with a hearty breakfast – Biona & Sweetpea Pantry are here to help! We hope you love your box! You’ll find fantastic innovative products from Bounce, Bonsan and Clearspring too, we hope you love your box!

We hope you love your box!

Lots of love, Alicia xx

Dip-Nt, mBANT, CNHC

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Introducing our incredible August Lifebox – Summer 2021!

❤️️ Hello to our amazing August Lifebox worth over £40 ❤️️

Welcome to your Lifebox!

Life has certainly picked up in pace recently & you’re certainly not alone if you’re wondering how you had the energy for it all before.

During the warmer months, it can affect our sleep and also change our food preferences during the day. Leading the blood & energy level fluctuations throughout the day, maybe even the dreaded afternoon slump.

Fortunately help is on hand. Our fantastic box this month contains Clarity Blend Essential Oil Roller worth £9 – packed with rosemary, sweet orange and peppermint oils that will help revitalise and awaken your senses. Roll this over your wrists and take a deep breath & feel instantly rejuvenated!

Support energy balance with delicious meal ideas from Nojo, Proper Nutty, Nairns and Herby Hog!

Snack your way through the day with Well & Truly, Nine, Nucao!

Oh & don’t forget to stay hydrated with Remedy, In Bloom & Teapigs Cold Infusions!

We hope you love your box!

Lots of love, Alicia xx

Dip-Nt, mBANT, CNHC

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Introducing our incredible July Lifebox – Summer 2021!

❤️️ Hello to our amazing July Lifebox worth over £40 ❤️️

Welcome to your Lifebox!

Summer is in full swing – socialising and staycations are the name of the game!

As the temperature increases, it can have an impact on our sleep – with lots of people struggling to get good quality sleep during the hotter summer months. Cue that yearly regret of not having prepared for this earlier!

But Lifebox is here to save the day, you’ll find the incredible Neubria Drift Supplement worth £19.99 in this month’s box. The perfect remedy to those stifling nights, a relaxing blend of magnesium, lemon balm, hops and Tryptophan! 

You’ll also find a host of refreshing & delicious goodies that are perfect to pack into your picnic basket – Something & Nothing Seltzer’s, Loro Plantain Crisps, Perkier, Hippeas, Shore Seaweed & Jacked!

Cosy your way to a good night sleep with a nourishing cup of Vahdam and a bite of Kyoot, Freeist or Bodyhero! Had a good sleep? Wake up the next day to a hearty breakfast topped with Fearne & Rosie Jam! We hope you love your box!

Lots of love, Alicia xx

We hope you love you box! 

Lots of love, Alicia

Dip-Nt, mBANT, CNHC

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Introducing our incredible June Lifebox – Hello Summer!

❤️️ Hello to our amazing June Lifebox worth over £40 ❤️️

Welcome to your Lifebox!

When Spring becomes Summer…

For our first Summer box, we have selected amazing brands that will support your health & wellbeing during the warm weather. Stay hydrated with Nix & Kix. Keep your blood sugar stable during a picnic with Chikas, Unrefined and Mister Freed.

Cook up a storm using seasonal ingredients with Spice Pots!

Enjoy a naturally sweet treat with N’eat,Prodigy, My Sweet Chickpea & Coco Collab!

Feel good inside & out with our Mint On Demand 100% natural shampoo bar and support overall health with one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet – Doctor Seaweed.

We hope you love you box! 

Lots of love, Alicia

Dip-Nt, mBANT, CNHC

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Introducing our marvellous May box!

❤️️ Hello to our marvellous May Lifebox worth over £40 ❤️️

Welcome to your Lifebox!

Did you know that roughly 70% of your immune system is housed in your gut? Pretty crazy right!

We are coming to learn more everyday about how crucial gut health & a happy microbiome is to our daily & long-term wellbeing. Known as the ‘second brain’, our gut microbiome plays a key role in both our physical and mental health.

Stress has a huge impact on our wellbeing, but also the wellbeing & diversity of our gut bacteria. So, this month, we have really focused on supporting your gut microbiome & immune system as we re-enter a kind of ‘normal’.

In this box you will find a full week course of Symprove Probiotic worth £14.5 (best taken first thing on an empty stomach), Fight Vitamin Immunity Gummies and Teapigs Matcha Turmeric Lattes that are packed full of antioxidants!

You will also find lots of tasty fibre-rich snacks that you will love (your microbiome will too!) including Nudie Cauli Crisps, Love Corn, Urban Fruit, Honest Bean & Evolved.

Spice up your mornings with Bottleshot and dinners with Lucy’s Dressings & Manomasa

We hope you love you box! 

Lots of love, Alicia

Dip-Nt, mBANT, CNHC

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Introducing our amazing April Lifebox!

❤️️ Hello to our amazing April Lifebox worth £40 ❤️️

Normality is that you?
 
As we approach the Summer and lockdown life slowly eases, it feels so far-fetched that soon we’ll be able to visit restaurants, sit in a cinema and socialise in a larger number than 6.
 
The last year has changed us all in so many different ways & you’re not alone if you’ve adjusted to a new ‘normal’ that sees life operate at a slower pace.
 
So our amazing April box was curated with stress management & relaxation in mind, as life gradually returns to normal.
 
It was also curated with Easter in mind, because we all deserve some chocolatey goodness to celebrate the long weekend & return of Spring!
 
Find Virtue for an energy boost, Better You for immune system support, JinJin for a happy gut, Good Mood Co for the perfect day and Tribe, Tonys Chocolonely and Soopergood for that cacao fix! 
 
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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Allergen Disclaimer: Tonys Chocolonely Dark Almond Sea Salt Bar is suitable for vegan & is gluten-free, however it is made in a factory that handles gluten & milk. So if you have an allergy please be extra careful. For more info, please get in touch with Tonys directly – visit their website. 

All things Gut Health with TYG!

TYG (Train Your Gut) is a gut-health sports drink packed with functional ingredients and live bio-cultures to help optimise your performance. 

 

If you purchased a March Lifebox you will have already received a can of Train your Gut Probiotic Drink!

Haven’t got your box yet? Get one here

TYG is the the world’s first probiotic sports drink.

TYG (Train Your Gut) is a gut-health sports drink packed with functional ingredients and live bio-cultures to help optimise your performance. 

Read on to find out about why gut health is pivotal to general wellbeing and why knowing the difference between probiotic strains is so important.

Probiotics

What they are:

Put simply, probiotics are good bacteria. We have a mix of both good and bad bacteria in our gut microbiome and the goal for optimal gut health is to maintain a healthy balance. We can do this by introducing and supporting the growth of the good bacteria through consumption of both probiotics and prebioticsPrebiotics feed the good bacteria and are found in food sources such as green apples, bananas and oats

Why are prebiotics & probiotics important?

Your gut is often referred to as your second brain. It’s proven to influence your athleticism, immunity (70% of your immune system is housed in the gut), metabolism and even the way you thinka whopping 90% of your serotonin (the happy hormone) is said to be produced in the gut. Inside you right now are trillions of microorganisms, some of which are supporting your health, while others could be harming your health – giving you breakouts, making you feel sick, bloated, and sluggish.

How you feel really does come down to the overall balance of bacteria in your gut. 

What affects the balance? 

Antibiotics are known to suppress the beneficial bacteria and change the balance. Stress also has a big impact. Stress comes in all shapes and sizes, from your emotional state (like when you’re trying to homeschool, whilst working full time and keeping your home in some kind of order!) to your physical wellbeing (like overloading the body with sugar or toxins or even going for an intense training session, which is where TYG is your ally). 

Sources of probiotics:

Fermented drinks have become increasingly popular, with kombucha and kefir available in most supermarkets, but do we actually know why we’re drinking them and their benefits? Interestingly, whilst kombucha is a great soft drink or even alcohol alternative, the probiotics found in kombucha aren’t native to the gut microbiome, meaning you’re not going to be replacing any good bacteria that you might be missing. Given it’s tea based, arguably one of the key benefits are its antioxidant properties. Kefir on the other hand does contain good bacteria, native to the microbiome and is a great source of B vitamins, which are key for energy production. Other sources include yoghurts, TYG and of course probiotic supplements. 

What to consider with the strain of probiotic:

One of the biggest questions to ask yourself when it comes to probiotics is: will they actually reach my gut alive so I experience their benefits? After consumption, they’ve got to pass through the stomach to reach your gut. Our stomachs are highly acidic, as this is where chemical digestion of our food takes place. This acidic environment can kill probiotics before they even get to the gut if they’re not properly encapsulated. Most reputable brands will inform you of how their probiotic withstands stomach acid, like we do with TYG.

How long does it take for probiotic supplements to work?

The short answer: It depends. There are several factors that come into play, like why you’re taking the probiotic, the state of your health, and the strains you’re taking, to name a few. That being said, researchers have looked at the timeline for several common conditions that probiotics are known to support and found some similarities. If you put all the research together, the general consensus is that it can take anywhere from a couple of days to several weeks for your probiotics to start working. Consistency is key, supporting optimal gut health is all about creating healthy sustainable habits, there are no quick fixes sadly. 

How you know if they’re working:

The best way to know if a probiotic is working for you is trying it consistently for a number of weeks and keeping track of any changes to your symptoms. Try keeping a symptom journal, so you can see if things are improving. The more severe or significant your symptoms before starting a probiotic, the easier it is to notice changes. Since probiotics are taken orally and must pass through the digestive tract, digestive symptoms are often the first ones to improve such as bowel movement consistency, frequency and gas, but don’t be surprised if you start to notice things like your skin improving, mood and even sleep patterns! 

TYG is available now in three distinct flavours from Amazon and their website.

To try all 3 flavours, use the code ‘LIFEBOX20’ to get 20% off your first mixed crate!

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“I am thrilled to have discovered TYG drinks – something I actually look forward to drinking as soon as I’m off the bike or back from a run. It’s so nice knowing I am doing something for my gut health and recovery, both of which are crucial to athletic performance and so easy to get wrong! I’m a convert and TYG is now firmly a part of my training routine”

– Olivia Ross-Hurst, Triathlete and Adidas Runners Coach – 

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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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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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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Feel your best with Link Nutrition!

If you purchased a December Lifebox you will have already received a months supply of their Immune Supporting Vitamin C Complex worth £22.95! 

Haven’t got your box yet? Get one here

Link Nutrition specialise in supplements for modern living, powered by nature and backed by science.

Health is at the heart of what they do and their unique dietary supplements will optimise your energy levels, nourish your immune system and enhance mental performance. Errr where do we sign up?

Nature is their inspiration. They scour the world to source the most effective ingredients. Fusing powerful Food Based nutrients with potent mushroom and herbal extracts, the end result is cutting-edge dietary supplements.

At Link Nutrition, they’re breaking the mould, combining the very best of modern science with traditional eastern knowledge. Food Based supplements are created with you in mind and our ultimate goal is for you to feel energised, confident and happy.

Enjoy an exclusive 20% off the full Link Nutrition Range with the code LINKLIFE20

Shop now at www.linknutrition.com

 

 

Our Fantastic November Box!

Welcome to the November Lifebox!

While in general I enjoy these colder days spent enjoying the cosy comforts of home, I don’t know about you, but I often find myself exhausted around this time of the year. 

It feels eternally dark outside and even going for a quick walk just doesn’t sound that appealing.

It’s actually very common to struggle with sleep & experience a lower mood during the Winter months. Why? We actually need daylight (& sunlight) to help regulate our Circadian Rhythm. Sunlight also triggers the release of Serotonin – our happy neurotransmitter, and of course Vitamin D.

So, what’s the solution? When you wake up, try to open all your curtains and get as much light into your eyes as possible straight away. If you can go for a pre-work or lunchtime walk outside to do some gentle stretches, this will definitely help!

I know that the weather sometimes won’t allow for this, so we’ve included some helpful goodies in this month’s box to support our bodies & mind during Winter. Including the fabulous Linwoods Flax with Vitamin D & Probiotics and Jetfuel Rest Sachets which value at £20.

You’ll also find Westlab Muscle Spray to help revive tired muscles and aid relaxation, Virtue Drinks for some natural energy if you’re feeling groggy and Chescots Porridge Pots & the Coconut Collab to get your day off to a flying start.

Of course, the box is also packed with handy on the go snacks including POP Peanut Bar, The Protein Ball Co, Shore Seaweed Crisps, Nucao, Miso Tasty, Mister Freed and Teapigs. We hope you love your box!

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

Our Incredible October Box!

Welcome to the October Lifebox!

Autumn is fully under way and we’re starting to brace for colder weather and darker days! I’m a huge fan of October – not just because it’s my birthday month – but also because it’s a great excuse for cosy jumpers and hot baths.

As we enter into the colder months of the year, our immune system has to work extra hard to ward off any unwanted germs or bugs that thrive in the chillier weather.

That’s why this month’s Lifebox is an ode to Autumn Wellbeing and we’ve kitted it out with some amazing brands that will help keep you feeling your best as winter approaches.

Starting with an essential nutrient for our immune systems and supporting our mood which can nosedive during darker days – Vitamin D! In this box you’ll find the amazing Better You Vitamin D Spray – take this daily underneath your tongue to feel the effects! You’ll also find the fantastic JetFuel Botanical Blend Tea that comes in three varieties – Immunity, Energy & Rest – & we’re here for all of them!

A very special feature is Phytality Ultana Phytoplankton – one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet! It is rich in omega 3 and contains a whopping 75 essential nutrients. Check out their recipe on page 4 & 5 to find out how to incorporate it into your daily diet.

We also have lots of gut loving goodies to keep your microbes happy including Quinola, Remedy Kombucha, Pimp my Salad & Great British Porridge Co.  

Then of course a few sweet treats, because what is a Lifebox without some – the BRAND NEW Ombar Praline Bar, Dormens, Raw & Wild Pili Nuts and Bepps!

I hope you love your box!

Lots of love, Alicia xx

Brave Pesto Stuffed Arancini

 

Introducing the incredible Brave Foods.


You’ll find a pack of their award-winning, deliciously crunchy chickpeas in our September Lifebox! Get your box here!

If you can manage to not wolf them down as soon as you open the box (you’ve done a better job than us), check-out the recipe below created by the fantastic @hungrygirlsdiaries

Pesto Stuffed Arancini 

*Makes 14-16 medium sized arancini balls*
Gluten-Free & Vegan

Ingredients:

500g Lemon, pea & basil risotto (or any vegan risotto)
100g BRAVE Chickpeas & 50g pistachios (or any nut of your choosing!)
100g Plain flour (We used Dove Farms GF plain flour)
75ml Plant milk
80-100g Pesto (We did a homemade pistachio and basil one)
Neutral Cooking oil (For frying)
Lemon wedges (To serve)

Method:

1) Heat up 6cm of oil in a large pan on medium heat to about 180°C.
2) Blitz up the chickpeas and nuts together in a blender and pour into a bowl.
3) Then pour flour into another bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour milk into another bowl.
4) Using a dessertspoon, scoop the risotto into a ball in your hand. Press your thumb into the ball, creating a well to stuff with pesto (about half a teaspoon should do it). Cover the top with more risotto and roll into a ball.
5) First coat the ball with flour, then with milk and finish by rolling in the chickpea and nut mixture.
6) Carefully place 3-4 balls into the oil at a time. (Don’t overcrowd as it lowers the temperature of the oil). Cook for around 5-6 minutes until golden and crispy!
7) Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over.

 

To order more Brave Chickpeas or find out more about their products, visit www.bravefoods.co.uk