Nutribuddy - vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, preservative-free and sugar-free.
Nutribuddy’s low fat, low calorie vegan meal shakes are packed with wholefoods, proteins and slow release carbohydrates to help keep you fuller for longer. I tried them for the first time the other week and they are fab!
Eco-PlantMilk *New product*
This eco-friendly milk has a long shelf-life compared to standard vegan milks so there's less food waste. The compact powder means it is space saving for transport - another eco tick in the box. Oats are also more eco-friendly than almonds, soy and coconut, as they require less water and produce less carbon emissions. You can drink Eco-PlantMilk as a regular glass of milk or add it to Nutribuddy shakes and cereals. I loved it.
Nutribuddy’s best selling product, this is a blend of really-good-for-you gluten-free oats and superfoods. Ready in under 30 seconds, it is ideal for breakfast on the go. Stacked with vitamins and minerals including zinc, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and thiamin, there are three flavours to choose from; vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. What's more, it is available in crunchy and smooth varieties. No excuse now to miss breakfast!
High-Protein Sculpting Shake
Rich in three major vegan proteins and major amino acids, this makes a great lunch or dinner replacement. This shake is kinder to the stomach than other protein shakes some of which contain allergens including whey and soy, so it's good for IBS sufferers and allergy sufferers. Ingredients include gluten-free oats, pea protein, rice protein, hemp protein and flaxseeds.
Nutribuddy founder, Ella McKendrick says: “Nutribuddy products are designed so they can fit into your lifestyle. The clean, natural formulas and nutritional profiles mean they can be used to help meet a number of goals; from weight loss and health and wellbeing to fitness or gaining weight. Or they can simply be used as a healthy, quick meal on the go to power you through the day, the perfect solution to our fast-paced society.”
What’s more, Nutribuddy is passionate about keeping its carbon-footprint as low as possible and about supporting ethical farming practises. The products contain organic ingredients where possible - and if they’re not organic they will have been grown naturally with minimal pesticide use. Gluten-free oats come from farms in the UK and Europe, meaning they don't have to travel vast distances to get to the brands small factory. You can find out more about lifestyle goals Nutribuddy can help you achieve here: https://nutribuddy.com/goals/
Breakfast Shake £11.99, Eco PlantMilk £8.99, High Protein Sculpting Shake £14.99.
These make several shakes/smoothies, so they're not really expensive because you pay for lots of smoothies in one go. Available from Nutribuddy website: https://nutribuddy.com/
Nutribuddy sent me samples of their products for review. I tend to make lots of smoothies and shakes, normally with the addition of a protein powder, so Nutribuddy is the kind of thing I like to keep in my store cupboard. Nutribuddy produce healthy, delicious products with minimal environmental impact. No single-use plastics, no palm-oil and no animal products are involved. Sounds top notch to me!
I love Puressentiel products.
This family company with a background in herbalism and naturopathy have collaborated with doctors, pharmacists, scientific researchers and aromatherapy specialists to develop the Puressentiel range.
They sent me their Muscles and Joints Pure Heat Roller and Pure Heat Gel to try and I have to say that they do tick all the boxes.
Recommended for athletes and those suffering from muscle and joint pain, these products are the natural way to help relieve pain or strain. They each contain 14 essential botanical oils with anti inflammatory, anti swelling, analgesic properties. These include chamomile, cloves, eucalyptus, cajuput, wintergreen, juniper, marjoram, peppermint, lavender, limonene, nutmeg, niaouli, Scots pine and rosemary. What a glorious combination!
They are quite strongly scented due to the eucalyptus and menthol, a pleasant smell which helps make you feel relaxed. You only need to use a little of the product which feels cool and tingly on first contact with the skin and becomes warmer so you know it is going to be beneficial!
The heat gel and roller don't leave stains and are non-greasy and non-sticky so making them ideal to use anytime, anywhere.
- made with 100% natural active ingredients
- contain pure and natural essential oils and have no parabens, colourants, GMO, phenoxyethanol or synthetic fragrances
- are not tested on animals
Sold at Boots, Holland & Barrett, Amazon or direct from the company.
Sleep is essential for all of us. However many people including me often find it hard to fall asleep or
tend to wake up during the night. Now help is at hand, thanks to Swedish based company WellBeMed who have recently launched the fab WellBeSleep® Shots and WellBeSleep® Bar. Products are innovative in format, beautifully packaged and they taste lovely, too.
“We wanted to create healthy, well documented products that can help against lifestyle-related health problems. Both WellBeSleep® products were developed with the aim of becoming part of people’s evening bedtime routines. Using one of nature’s own resources, lemon balm, we were able to create delicious products that help people wind down before bedtime,” says Victoria Lagnevik, WellBeMed MD.
WellBeSleep® shots and WellBeSleep® dark chocolate/oat bar all contain lemon balm, a herb used over the centuries for its calming effect. Mixed with hops, this helps create the best possible conditions for falling asleep. The WellBeSleep® Bar is made from oats and oat fibre, also beneficial to your health. It is recommended to eat and drink the WellBeSleep® products thirty minutes before going to sleep. This gives the lemon balm the necessary time to relax your mind and body.
WellBeSleep Apple Beetroot & Ginger Shot
made from Organic apple juice 78%, organic beetroot juice from concentrate 20%, organic ginger juice 1%, lemon balm extract, hops extract.
WellBeSleep Apple Turmeric & Elderflower Shot
made from Organic apple juice 96%, organic turmeric juice 2%, organic elderflower extract, lemon balm extract, hops extract.
WellBeSleep Apple Blueberry Shot
made from Organic apple juice 85%, organic blueberry juice from concentrate 14%, lemon balm extract, hops extract.
All three WellBeSleep shots are organic, suitable for vegans and have no added sugar.
This delish chocolate bar contains dark chocolate 35% (cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: soy lecithin, aroma), milk protein, oligo fructose syrup, oat fibre, rolled oats, stabiliser: (sorbitol syrup), rapeseed oil, lemon balm extract, extract from vanilla, hops extract.
The company kindly sent me samples to try and I really liked them. Better still, they actually helped me to fall asleep. I therefore recommend them absolutely.
WellBeSleep products are popular throughout Sweden and the company are confident that the products will be just as successful in the UK.
Available via Ocado online RRP £1.99 for WellBeSleep® Shot (60ml) and £1.99 for individual WellBeSleep® Bar (32g).
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I'm Gilly, award winning journalist and author of 12 books. Published credits: Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, CNN, Daily Express, Country & Town House, The Scotsman, The Sun, Woman's Own, National Geographic, etc