I am always looking for healthy snacks to try. Whilst I do not eat a vegan diet 100% of the time anymore, I still try to eat healthy and eat better. Plantain chips are a healthier and tastier option to crisps.

I have been trying three different flavours from Purely: naturally salted, nice & spicy and wild garlic.

I have never been a massive crisp fan but when I do eat crisps I like to go for simple flavours so these three were ideal to try. Their chips are gluten free and vegan so great if you have intolerance’s or are vegan. You would be surprised how many crisps have dairy in!

I find plantain to be quite thick and crispy, I really like the texture of it. I think my favourite had to be the nice & spicy ones. The bag was quite big, you get a lot more in a bag than a normal pack of crisps. I really liked the spicy flavour. The other two tasted great as well but this one stuck out.

Have you ever tried plantain?

Sarah x

I have been trying two different flatbreads from Thomas Fudge’s: Cheddar & shallot and Chickpea and sesame.

I wanted to find some snacks that would be great with hummus or avocado, something that was easy to grab. They would also be great with soup or broken up in a salad.

I really like the chickpea ones, they are handy to keep in my desk drawer at work! Whilst I no longer stick to a vegan diet due to health complications, I am still trying to eat well and these are great healthy snack instead of crisps or chocolate. I love anything with chickpea in!

The cheddar ones are really tasty too and these would be great with some cream cheese spread on top! You can buy them in most supermarkets for £1.89 a box.

Have you ever tried these?

Sarah x

Coffee is a beverage that is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. It is usually taken in the morning and provides the needed energy to kick start a day. Coffee, a social beverage, has become the main menu in many restaurants and food outlets. Coffee comes with several health benefits if taken in moderation. Organo gold coffee comes highly recommended if you’re looking to improve your health.

Benefits of Organo Coffee

Established in 2008, Organo offers different products ranging from coffee to tea. The company currently operates in more than 45 countries and has become popular because of the Organo Gold coffee.

Weight Loss

Oxygen is a necessary component in burning fuel. The level of metabolism in the body increase with an increasing level of oxygenation, thus resulting in weight loss.

There have been studies that show Ganodermareduces the level of cholesterol in the body. It also provides relief for allergy-triggered inflammation.

Helps in Treating Yeast Infection and Bronchitis

One of the benefits of Ganoderma is that it can be used to increase the number of mature immune cells called macrophages. A good immune system will provide protection for the body from secondary infections which could result in bronchitis and yeast infection. It will not only help in treatment but also prevention of the ailments.

Reduce Stress

There have been numerous studies to show that caffeine can boost the mood of an individual. People who drink coffee often are less likely to exhibit stress-induced symptoms like mood changes and uneasiness. The coffee can also help in providing relief from physical pain which triggers stress in the body.

Helps with Asthma

Caffeine has been found to be helpful to people with breathing problems. The complications in breathing result in asthma. Asthma can also be triggered by allergens which be challenging to manage since they are caused by external factors.

Reduce Blood Pressure

Studies have shown that Ganoderma can lower both cholesterol levels and blood pressure in the body. Ganoderma extracts even in small doses have the ability to reduce the accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries. There have been two controlled clinical studies which showed that Ganoderma could significantly lower blood pressure compared to Placebo.

Help in Fighting Cancer

Ganoderma stimulates the body to produce interleukin-2 which is known to help the body fight different kinds of cancer. It also counteracts the suppression of white and red blood cells which come about because of cyclophosphamide treatment. Studies have shown the main cause of cancer is insufficient oxygen in the cellular environment. Otto Warburg, a Nobel laureate, determined that cancer cells are anaerobic. This means that they thrive in an environment where there is no sufficient oxygen.

Fibroids

Ganoderma helps getting rid of Fibroid by getting to deal with chemicals that promote them. One such chemical is histamine which is mainly responsible for causing inflammation.

Liver Cirrhosis and Alcoholism

Ganoderma can also help in preventing liver cirrhosis and alcohol-induced fatty liver. People who are suffering from early stage alcohol-related ailments can benefit from Organo coffee.

Reduce Risk of Heart Diseases

In a study by Korean researchers, it was found out that people who drink coffee regularly are less likely to suffer from common heart ailments. You’re also at low risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

To Sum it Up

Coffee, in general, has ton benefits for the human body. Organo Gold coffee has a slight advantage because of the presence of Ganoderma which can help in curing several ailments. A cup of coffee a day will definitely keep the doctor away. It is recommended taking at least two cups of coffee a day.

Sarah x

How amazing is Personalised Prosecco?! A bottle with my blog logo on! So cool 🙂

www.personalisedbottlelabels.co.uk create personalised labels for a variety of beverages, from Prosecco to beer, to wine or vodka.

It’s is such a great idea for someone as a gift, you can have to personalised with a picture or text or both. With Valentine’s Day coming up this would make a great present idea and like I said, they have a great range of beverages to choose from.

They are reasonably priced, depending on what you choose and what kind of label you pick so check them out to see the options available.

My blog inspired bottle looks so good I don’t want to open it! Once I do I will keep the bottle afterwards. It would be great to keep the personalised bottle and maybe use it as a vase for a single rose or something so I can keep it on display.

Credit to Aloha Lola Cards for creating my blog logo for me!

What would you get on the label?

Sarah x

Bullards gin has had a redesign. It’s is now supplied in a new bottle design with paper free labelling.

Award-winning Bullards gin has a new identity that draws heavily on its Norwich heritage to communicate the hand-crafted, premium quality of its products.

It was designed by multi-award-winning agency Stranger & Stranger to visually represent ‘The Spirit of Norwich’ and the brand’s strong ties to the city. A unique shape is inspired by the iconic chimney stack that towered over Bullards’ Anchor Brewery in Westwick Street.

The familiar ‘tipsy anchor’ trademark takes centre stage on the bottle front, reinforced with smaller versions embossed within the base of the glass as well as the cap.

The release of the new bottle design coincides with the launch of Bullards’ latest product, Old Tom Gin. Inspired by a heritage product itself as a style popular in the late 18th and 19th centuries, Bullards Old Tom Gin is botanically-sweetened with Norfolk honey and smooth mango softness at its core, overlaid with a spicy complexity that comes from pink pepper. Fresh grapefruit peel lends the gin its traditional dryness while Norfolk honey and sweet vanilla linger long after the finish. Mix with standard Indian tonic water or elderflower tonic, garnished with grapefruit peel, lemon peel or honeycomb and vanilla.

I didn’t personally try this gin as it contained honey and I stick to a strict vegan diet but my husband and his family tried it and were really impressed. It seemed to be a big hit having it with a plain tonic water and apparently it was one of the best gins they had tried.

Gin can be an acquired taste and no two gins are alike. If you are looking for a sweet gin then this one is for you as it is sweetened with honey.

Have you heard of this brand before? Are you a gin drinker?

Sarah x