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Find out if superfood Maca helps your stress levels

We all know that nature still has many medicines still awaiting discovery.

We read names like cat’s claw, rhodiola or horny goat weed and consider with fascination the possible power of these plants.

maca powder

Maca – one of Nature’s healers

Some of them are within reach right now. Take Maca for example. People link the superfood to solutions for prostate problems, allergies, even fertility. What is widely reported is that maca can help with stress and the effect of stress on the body, particularly when it comes to symptoms of the menopause.

GoodnessDirect are trialing packs of maca at the moment so, for your inspiration, here’s some maca recipes to inspire you.

Don’t forget that GoodnessDirect prepack hundreds of everyday and exotic ingredients for you to use in your healthy cooking.

Discover why organic Roo’Bars will take you round the world and back again

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Roo’Bars are full of superfood nutrition and nothing else

Let me introduce Roo’Bar, an organic raw food bar made with superfoods.

Initially, Anita, the creator, was making raw bars by hand in the first organic food shop in Bulgaria. People liked it so much that they’ve quickly become a worldwide phenomenon.

The reason is simple: they tastes fantastic and are made from 100% raw organic ingredients.

But what’s in them? The answer depends on which one you buy… (but every ingredient is organic and vegan…)

Time for a little Eastern promise? Discover what the rest of the world’s been loving.


Superfood ingredients for healthy smoothies – organic and gluten free

Ever come across healthy smoothie recipes with ingredients you can’t find?


Legendary nutritional foods

Nutrient rich power foods aren’t easy to source, especially if you want to ensure they are organic and gluten free.

But one name you should note is Naturya. They offer a comprehensive selection of superfoods, all pure and additive free.

With the exception of chia and lacuma, all of Naturya’s range are kosher and vegan too.

For your next healthy smoothie, cake, chocolate or ice cream use one of Naturya’s nutritious range:

  • Organic Acai Powder
  • Organic Barleygrass Powder
  • Organic Chlorella Powder
  • Organic Cocoa Nibs
  • Organic Hemp Protein Powder
  • Organic  Maca Powder
  • Organic Spirulina Powder
  • Organic Wheatgrass Powder
  • Natural Chia Powder
  • Natural Lacuma Powder

The latest Kale Crisps from Inspiral

You wouldn’t believe it.

There’s a vegan food made from fruit and vegetables that tastes like you’re munching on M&M’s – raspberry flavour, but looks most of all like a crisp.

Did I also mention that it’s sugar free?

Like all of Inspiral’s kale crisps, this Raspberry Maca flavour is very moreish. But this time, the vegan cafe have come up with something sweet, rather than savoury.

raspberry maca

Tastes like raspbberry sweets, naturally…

Its raw credentials guarantee it’s still very nutritious. Not only is kale one of the most lauded superfoods, the other ingredients, cacao butter and raspberries are also high in antioxidants.  While the maca and coconut palm sugar also bring their own wealth of nutrients to the snack.

Needless to say, I’ve already finished a whole tub of the Raspberry Maca crisps while writing this article…

Pukka’s new organic teas

Pukka is an Indian word.

It means authentic.

An ideal description for a fairtrade purveyor of organic teas.

They’re famous among those who love their tea. But it’s not surprising when they keep turning out such gems.

The latest include:

pukka tea Good Morning Nam Lanh tea from the Vietnamese rainforest. An ‘English Breakfast’ tea from obscure surroundings which Pukka hope to be the best black tea you will ever taste. Picking this deliciously rich tea offers the H’mong and Zhao tribes an alternative to growing opium and a chance to take more control of their lives.

pukka teaPerfect Day combines Nam Lanh tea with full-bodied and sweet ginseng, licorice and maca. Designed to tackle stress and boost energy, this tea is deliciously smooth and sweet with an earthy depth.

pukka teaGorgeous Grey is an earl grey with a hint of lavender. It comes from Dunsandle, an 150 year old tea plantation grown from a single source. The delicate, zesty and floral taste provides the perfect afternoon indulgence!

Christine’s Day Detox Plan: Maca Strawberry Shake

Nutritionist Christine Bailey has the perfect solution to the festive excesses… Healthy and tasty recipes to cleanse the body.

Start the new year afresh by following this day’s detox programme. Use the following recipes over a weekend to kick-start your new year healthy eating resolutions.

Recipes are taken from Christine’s books including The Raw Food Diet book and The Juice Diet Book which are available from www.advancenutrition.co.uk or Amazon.

Your Detox Day Plan

Upon RisingGinger Lemon Refresher
BreakfastSuper Green Cleanser
Mid Morning Snack – Vegetable sticks with nut butter
LunchAvocado, Citrus And Sprouted Seed Salad With Black Olive vinaigrette
Afternoon SnackMaca Strawberry Shake
DinnerMango and Tomato Gazpacho
DessertBerry Chia Pudding
Through the daygreen tea, herbal teas, coconut water and water

strawberry cacao smoothieMaca Strawberry Shake
Maca powder is derived from a Peruvian root vegetable. Rich in protein and minerals, including iron and calcium, it is a well-known adrenal adaptogen helping to increase energy levels. This shake contains maca, cacao powder and nuts, which creates a nourishing creamy drink that will energise you without causing a sudden crash in blood glucose levels.

Serves 2

30g/1oz almonds
400ml/14floz coconut water or water
1-2 tsp. maca powder to taste
2 tsp. cacao powder
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. stevia powder or 1 tsp. xylitol
115g/4oz strawberries

1. Place the almonds and coconut water in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and blend to form a creamy smoothie.
2. Pour into glasses and serve immediately.

Recipes copyright Christine Bailey

Detox your world with Shazzie’s naked chocolate bars

“I am chocolate therefore I melt. Keep me cool or be prepared to get dirty with me.”

Organic Vegan Chocolate

Organic Vegan Chocolate

Such is life from Shazzie’s perspective. Her love of chocolate is well known as is her sense of fun. But her passion for raw health ingredients has shaped a movement.

Shazzie’s unique organic chocolate range is suitable for chocolate munchers who are dairy free or vegan,  and for those who avoid refined sugar and fibre.

They are handmade raw chocolate bars with a hint of pink Himalayan salt. And they’ll always leave you wanting more!

You can start detoxing your world with 6 different flavours.

Desire The intense chocolate bar with a sensation of orange oil and star anise.
Goddess A smooth chocolate bar with lacuma and lashings of hempseeds.
Intacta A pure cacao confectionery bar with a touch of maca and vanilla.
Siren An alluring bar with a splash of AFA algae and spirulina
Empress A regal bar bestowed with purple corn and pineapple
Temptress A heady handmade bar with a licking taste of strawberries and rose petals