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. 

Support your Immune System with Better You

Support your immune system with Keeley Berry,  Nutritional Expert and Product Developer at BetterYou Ltd.

As Spring beckons, there is hope that our social calendar may soon be opening up, so it’s crucial to ensure our immune system is strong as we head out of lockdown to protect our health and wellbeing.

Our immune system is the body’s natural defence against harmful viruses and bacteria, it is made up of a network of cells, tissues, organs, and molecules which work together to protect the body from any harmful germs or substances by triggering an immune response. When your immune system is working well, it can prevent germs from entering your body and, if harmful cells do get in, it can limit the harm that they do.

The body needs many vitamins and minerals to function properly.

Vitamin C is one of these nutrients and it is essential to the normal function of our immune system.

Stimulating the production and activation of immune cells, Vitamin C supports cellular functions of the innate and adaptive immune systems and it contributes to three main mechanisms of immune protection, including:

  1. Helping to strengthen skin and tissues to prevent viral invasion.
  2. Increasing white blood cell and antibody production to target viruses.
  3. Helping to clear spent white blood cells to maintain tissue health.

Crucially, vitamin C has the ability to protect our white blood cells from invading pathogens and researchers believe that white blood cells draw in vitamin C to help protect from oxidants, increase oxidant regeneration and to ensure any pathogens are killed.

Who is most at-risk of Vitamin C deficiency?

The most common risk factors for vitamin C deficiency include poor diet, malabsorption disorders (such as Crohn’s, Colitis and Coeliac disease), food allergies and anorexia. The elderly and those taking certain medications such as aspirin, oral contraceptives, and some anti-inflammatories, can also be at higher risk of deficiency and frequent supplementation is advised.

Stress, smoking and alcoholism as well as a fever and viral infections can also negatively impact our levels of vitamin C, so if these lifestyle factors affect you, larger daily intakes be required.

How can I ensure I’m getting enough vitamin C?

Unlike animals, humans cannot naturally produce vitamin C and as it is a water-soluble vitamin, our body does not store it, so supplementation is advised to maintain levels as well as regularly eating foods, such as:

  • Mango
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • Green and red peppers
  • Sweet and white potatoes

It’s important to have a food-first approach, but if you struggle to get enough vitamin C a supplement can be a simple and convenient way to increase and maintain levels.

The phrase ‘little and often’ can be helpfully applied to vitamin C supplementation, with absorption believed to drastically reduce as our intake increases. Consuming high levels of vitamin C (500mg and above) results in a rapid decline in absorption efficiency, meaning that supplementing high doses is not beneficial, as it will simply pass through the body.

Healthy individuals are recommended to supplement 100mg of vitamin C per day, an amount that is associated with a decreased risk of mortality from heart disease and stroke.

Some of us, particularly children and the elderly, can find tablets and capsules difficult to swallow, so traditional supplementation methods do not always suit everyone.

Alternative routes, such as vitamin oral spray products, are readily available online as well as on the high-street and with studies showing that they are just as effective at elevating our vitamin levels as traditional capsules, this could be the pill-free supplementation solution we have all been looking for.

Try out the Better You Vitamin C Spray in our April Lifebox, get your hands on one here 

Discover more about the BetterYou range by visiting 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!

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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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Workplace Wellness with Lifebox

Support your Corporate Wellness with Lifebox

A healthy workforce is intrinsically linked to the success of an organisation and is increasingly a key factor in improved workplace productivity. 

Receive our Workplace Wellness Pricing & Features Presentation upon request – contact hello@lifeboxfood.com for more information!

Some of the biggest issues affecting productivity amongst workforces today are low energy, high levels of stress, poor sleep and compromised mental wellbeing. As such, both nutrition & lifestyle choices play an integral role in work performance and engagement.

This year has presented its own challenges for businesses and employees alike, having to adapt to new ways of working & maintaining morale at a distance.

Here at Lifebox, we have partnered with many corporate businesses since launching over 7 years ago, helping to inspire thousands of employees to make healthy choices and increase workplace morale.

Our In-House Nutritionist & Owner Alicia meticulously curates each Lifebox so that they contain the perfect balance of snacks, drinks, supplements and gifts that will surprise & delight. All our boxes are 100% vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free to suit all dietary & lifestyle requirements.

We offer a bespoke service for every order so we can truly bring your Workplace Wellness goals to life. You can request optional customisation of packaging, contents and design of leaflets or gift cards that can be included in every box. If you would like to organise nutrition & lifestyle workshops, Q&As or employee health MOT’s this can be accommodated too!

Each Lifebox includes a booklet specially curated by Alicia with nutrition & lifestyle tips to increase energy, manage stress, get restful sleep and improve memory & concentration. 

To find out more about our corporate orders & how we can help please get in touch!

Introducing the incredible Nopla Plastic-Free Chewing Gum

At Nopla, we want to take gum back to its roots, helping the planet along the way.

Regular gums are made out of a chewy plastic base similar to the plastic found in car tyres, which means it doesn’t degrade and sticks around on our pavements and in our oceans forever.

This wasn’t always the case; gum was originally made from tree-sap, until gum-makers got lazy (and greedy!).

Nopla gum is completely plastic-free, made from natural ingredients and fully biodegradable.

What is gum base and how is Nopla doing this differently?

‘Gum base’ is the main ingredient for chewing gum, it’s what makes chewing gum, gum – it gives chewing gum it’s structure, texture and chew.  Gum base was originally derived from natural ingredients, but gum companies settled for the cheaper, rubber-based alternative you chew today in the Sixties.

The actual make-up of gum base is a bit of a trade secret because chewing gum companies don’t have to tell you what’s in their gum, so all and any of the 46 ingredients that can make up the recipe are simply listed as ‘gum base’ on the back of a regular pack of gum.

The most common chemicals found in gum are synthetic polymers (better known as plastics or rubbers). The plastics used in gum base most often are butadiene-styrene, polyethylene, and polyvinyl acetate, the same plastics used to make car tyres, hose pipes and electrical wires ( 😱 ). Synthetic gum base is used because as well as being cheap, it’s versatile, holds other components such as flavouring well and has long-range elasticity.

The plastic rubber beads that go in gum base is what makes chewing gum non-biodegradable and the second biggest littering globally after cigarette butts. Gross!

What’s different about Nopla?

We believe that you shouldn’t have to compromise on flavour and chew to have an honest piece of chewing gum, so we’re doing things a little differently. We’ve taken gum base back to its roots and are using sustainably sourced chicle, making it fully biodegradable and plastic free.  

Chicle based chewing gum started selling in 1848, the industry boomed worldwide during WWII and by the Sixties gum companies had switched to the cheaper synthetic rubber they use today.

Chicle is a type of tree-sap found in the Mexican rainforest. As well as the obvious benefits of the lack of plastic rubber, a chicle base is also great at holding natural flavourings and Xylitol which will freshen breath and keep teeth clean.

It’s sourced sustainability by local farmers, also known as Chicleros, meaning the farming practices of chicle helps the rainforest continue to thrive.

Fancy giving Nopla a try? We certainly don’t blame you – we absolutely adore this brand!

Get an exclusive Lifebox discount code: LIFEBOX10 (limited to one use per customer) by visiting their website www.wearenopla.com

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Discover more about Nopla:

  • Sugar-free and sweetened using Xylitol: Xylitol is a healthy, low-calorie, plant-based sweetener found in birch and beech trees, first discovered in Finland in the early 20th century. Xylitol is great for teeth as it kills 90% of bacteria, reduces plaque and naturalises acids, it also has a low GI of 7 so is suitable for people suffering with diabetes.
  • Natural flavouring: Our natural Peppermint, Spearmint and Eucalyptus flavours, are made from heating plant leaves or using enzymes to extract flavour compounds from plant ingredients.
  • Natural Softener: The smooth moist texture in Nopla is created with Sunflower Lecithin by dehydrating a sunflower and separating it into three parts: oil, gum, and solids. The Lecithin comes from the gum and is processed through a cold press.
  • Natural coating: Carnauba Wax coats our gum, it’s made from the leaves of the carnauba tree, it’s also known as Brazil Wax as its native to Brazil. The leaves are dried and beaten to loosen the wax.  Gum Arabic from the Australian acacia tree is the natural binder used to stick the wax to the gum base.

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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Voted Number #1 by the Independent!

Woohoo! We were voted Indy Best Buy!

Emily Goddard from the Independent wrote: 

‘We have yet to meet a vegan who would turn away a monthly delivery of a box full of delicious snacks and wellness products, so this one is perfect for most.

The goodies are all vegan, nutritionist approved, and free from ingredients containing gluten.

The box is designed to help its lucky receiver to feel energised and at their best, and it is a fantastic way to discover new products each month.

Our box came packed with both savoury and sweet snacks, including seaweed chips and a Nucao almond sea salt chocolate bar, as well as tea bags and wellbeing-boosting products, such as a Westlab’s Epsom salt muscle spray and Linwoods’s flaxseed with bio cultures and vitamin D.

We were delighted by how much was packed into the lovingly wrapped box and the savings are colossal in comparison to purchasing each item separately. 

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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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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.

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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.

 

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.

Relax and Recover with Jetfuel!

Introducing the incredible…

Feel happy from the inside out with Jetfuel’s drinkable vitamins.

Unlike other supplements, JetFuel all-in-one drinkable vitamins are highly absorbable, easy to drink and contain no fillers or preservatives.

Jetfuel Rest

If you’re a Lifebox subscriber, you will have received a pack of Jetfuel Rest & Relax Sachets in your November Box worth £20 RRP.

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JetFuel your rest and recovery with their powdered, hydration, blend of Vitamins, Minerals, Botanicals, and Electrolytes.

Made with 6 safe, natural, evidence-based premium active ingredients, (3 plant-based) Magnesium, 5HTP, Zinc, Chamomile, Lavender, Beetroot.

All ingredients are carefully formulated to relax the body & mind, by calming the sympathetic nervous system and aiding restful sleep.

Their range also includes Jetfuel Health that supports your immunity, circulation and gut health & Jetfuel Performance that works to maintain your energy and keep your mind sharp and focused.

Lifebox Owner Alicia’s top-tip: ‘I love to have a Jetfuel Rest about an hour before bed, mixed into a little water with a dash of oat milk‘!

Jetfuel packaging is sustainable, biodegradable faux plastic made from sugar & corn.

JetFuel Change – With every purchase of JetFuel, Vitamin Angels UK provides 7 women or children with life-changing nutrients in the UK and around the world. We believe in the power of vitamins.

To discover more about Jetfuel and their range of drinkable vitamins and botanical tea blends, visit their website www. jetfuelyou.com and get an exclusive 20% off with code LIFEBOX20.

Phytality Raw Chocolate Mousse

Phytality ULTANA Phytoplankton is a blend of 3 unique micro-algae.

This unique multi-strain formulation offers over 75 different nutrients, like Omega-3s, Minerals, Vitamins, proteins, antioxidants, and so much more in each microscopic cell.

Their micro-algae blend provides a premium quality plant-based multi nutrients making Phytality the perfect raw, vegan and sustainable alternative to traditional Multi-Vitamins and fish or krill oil.

Boost your health and wellbeing with just one teaspoon a day.

Exclusive Lifebox Offer: 15% off with the code LIFEBOX at www.phytality.co.uk

Phytality Raw Chocolate Mousse

  • 2 ripe avocados,
  • 40 g of raw cocoa powder
  • 1/2 glass of Almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 flat teaspoon of Phytality
  • A pinch of salt,
  • 30g of coconut sugar
  • A handful of blueberries and a few mints leaves to decorate
  1. Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until entirely smooth.
  2. Pour the mix into 4 small cups, garnish with the blueberries and the mint leaves, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes then serve.
  3. Enjoy!

 

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

Our Super September Lifebox

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September Snacking… Sorted!

This month is all about Seasonal Wellness.

The days are drawing closer and the weather is playing us hot & cold. But there’s something I find magical about the seasons changing, with all the green around us gradually becoming beautiful Autumnal shades of red and brown.

As the season changes, so do our nutritional needs.

In Summer, it’s all about cooling foods rich in hydrating electrolytes and carotenoids that protect our skin from UV rays. As the temperature drops, we need more warming foods that help to nourish our body, keep our immune system supported and protect us against any pesky germs hanging around.

Which is why you’ll find the amazing Taka Turmeric Hibiscus Tea that supports, well, just about everything! Turmeric has long been considered a superfood for a reason – it has shown to support healthy immune function and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties! I’ll give that a go.

We’ve also included Brave Chickpeas packed full of gut loving fibre and Phizz Multivitamin Rehydration Tablets for when you just need a bit of extra support! You’ll also find the amazing Vita Coco and Willys ACV in this box with their nourishing and delicious health drinks.

Then of course a couple of little treats including the brand new Conscious Chocolate Brazil Nuts, Mallow Puffs and Just Wholefoods Sweets because what is life without balance!

I love this box, and I hope you do too!

Lots of love, Alicia x

Owner & Curator of Lifebox
www.acoopernutrition.co.uk