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I should coco

July 12, 2011

Dr Martins' Coco DrinkHiding inside every young green coconut is a fantastic resource — coconut water. It is rich in health-giving nutrients and is known as the ‘Fluid of Life’ thanks to its perfect mixture of electrolytes that balance the body’s natural fluid levels.

It can be extremely difficult to find an organic green coconut in the UK and so instead, we have Dr Martin’s Coco Drink. Dr Martin’s Coco Drink contains nothing but pure organic juice from young green coconuts (cocos nucifera) and is the next best thing to drinking fresh juice straight from the coconut.

As well as being incredibly refreshing, Coco Drink is an effective way to replenish fluids and salts lost during sporting activities and is much more effective than any heavily-marketed energy drink. Coconut water is an isotonic beverage and naturally contains potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium, which quickly help to rehydrate your body. This is especially beneficial during and after any physical activity — including performing on stage! One of the UK’s best-loved male bands regularly buys Coco Drink from Detox Your World for use on tour and to maintain their energy levels when performing. We wish we could name names but instead we’ll just take a moment to imagine them all drinking Coco Drink. With no shirts on.

Coco Drink is rich in essential minerals, amino acids and vitamins, especially vitamin C. It is free from cholesterol, lactose, milk-protein, preservatives and colourings. Coco Drink is beneficial for people suffering with lactose intolerance, especially children, as it is a versatile alternative to milk and contains calcium to help strengthen growing bones.

Dr Martins’ Coco Drink is suitable for people of any age group thanks to its organic composition and natural preservation process, ensuring it is free from bacteria. As Coco Drink contains nothing but 100% pure coconut juice, it is free from saturated fats and has a very low calorific value, the lowest of all natural juice drinks. It is also free from refined sugars and is low in carbohydrates. Coconut water contains large quantities of lauric acid, an important fat. The only other substance containing equal levels of lauric acid is breast milk.

The coconut juice found in Dr Martins’ Coco Drink comes from an organically certified plantation in Brazil that grows a specific species of dwarf coconut palm tree especially for Dr Martins’. The coconut trees are grown without synthetic fertilisers or chemical nasties.

The coconut palm, or cocos nucifera, can grow to heights of 100ft and is a common sight on tropical beaches. The plant was named by Spanish explorers, who thought the three indentations on the coconut resembled a monkey — the Spanish word coco means ‘monkey face’. Nucifera means nut-bearing. It is an incredibly versatile plant with the all parts of the coconut as well as the leaves being used in some way. In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as kalpa vriksha, which means ‘tree that gives all which is necessary for living’. It is estimated that approximately one third of the world’s population depends on the coconut palm for their food or income.

Coconut juice has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and is reported to have many health benefits. Coconuts also contain anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties however the main benefit of coconut water is its natural isotonic properties, quickly and effectively rehydrating the body and rebalancing electrolyte levels. It is naturally sterile and identical to human blood plasma and it is reported that in some parts of the Pacific during World War Two, coconut water was regularly used to give emergency transfusions to wounded soldiers. This is where it gained its named as the Fluid of Life.

As well as our world-famous customers, other celebrities have also discovered coconut water, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Courtney Cox and Demi Moore who are reported to enjoy it as a post-workout drink.

No Bull
To make your own energy drink without gallons of caffeine, sugar and junk, simply mix equal quantities of Dr Martins’ Coco Drink with fresh celery juice. Enjoy before, during and after any physical activity to naturally restore fluids and rebalance your electrolyte levels.

The Jason
For another variation, try mixing Coco Drink with freshly squeezed orange juice. Enjoy with or without your shirt on.

Dip them, spread them, love them

April 25, 2011

Our range of premium seed and nut butters is amongst our best-selling products. The range includes tahini, hempini, white almond butter, whole almond butter and a delicious cacao and almond spread. These versatile additions to your fridge are perfect for dipping, spreading or adding to smoothies, soups and more.

As you would expect from a range of Detox Your World products, all the butters are 100% raw and 100% organic. In keeping with our mission to stock the most ethical and planet-friendly products we can, these butters are all made in the UK. They come in glass jars too, so once you’ve eaten all the butter (and licked the lid to make sure you’ve found every last bit), the jar can be reused or recycled as you wish.

Detox Your World seed and nut butters are packed with healthy fats, such as Omega 3 and 6. These essential fatty acids are vitally important within our diets as they help the body process certain fat-soluble vitamins and are key players in cell membrane maintenance. There are many dietary sources of essential fatty acids; Omega 6 can be found in some fruit, nuts and grains and Omega 3 is abundant in green leafy vegetables, spirulina, flax and pumpkin seeds. Adding a dollop of raw organic nut and seed butter to your morning smoothie or enjoying some as a dip is an easy way to ensure you get enough good fat.

Raw organic white almond butterWhite almond butter
Our white almond butter is made with 98% fresh raw organic almonds, which are skinned using a non-heat method before being blended with raw organic sunflower oil. The result is a deliciously smooth white butter. Try spreading some on raw cucumber, celery or carrot sticks for a healthy tasty snack! £12.55 for 450g.

 

 
Raw organic whole almond butterWhole almond butter
Our whole almond butter is a darker crunchy affair, made with nothing but raw organic fresh whole almonds. Whole almond butter is perfect for mixing into your favourite smoothie for a nutty twist or spreading on raw crackers for an easy packed lunch. £12.55 for 450g .

 


Raw organic tahiniTahini

Our very own tahini is a smooth and creamy blend of 77% raw organic sesame seeds and 23% raw organic sesame oil. As with all Detox Your World nut and seed butters, tahini can be used as a spread on crackers or as a tasty dip to have with raw vegetables. Or you could make your own hummus –  tahini is a staple ingredient! £10.45 for 450g.

 

Raw organic hempiniHempini
Detox Your World hempini, or hemp seed butter, is made from 83% fresh raw organic hemp seeds and 17% raw organic hemp seed oil. The hemp seeds are hulled using a non-heat method and are then blended to create this smooth spread bursting with essentials fats. Hempini is so tasty when added into a dressing for your favourite summer salad or spread on romaine leaves as part of a raw sandwich. £13.65 for 450g.

 

Shazzie's Naked Chocolate raw organic cacao and almond spreadShazzie’s Naked Chocolate® Cacao and almond spread
Made with entirely raw and organic ingredients, our cacao and almond spread is as decadent as it gets. Premium Spanish almonds and Bolivian Brazil nuts are mixed with our finest raw cacao powder, cold-pressed hempseed oil and sweetened with Mexican agave syrup to create this thick indulgent spread. High in essential fatty acids and low in saturated fats, sodium and refined sugars, Shazzie’s Naked Chocolate® spread also has a low GI and and is free from added emulsifiers and palm fat. It is delicious spread on just about anything – try it on crackers, fruit or someone else! £12.55 for 450g.

Cheap superfoods

February 19, 2011

Do you love superfoods?

Check this out…

You can get them cheaper here!

Shazzie is thrilled to pass along this special deal to you: Get 20% off all our superfoods — for superfood lovers only. Food with integrity, and at a great value. Don’t forget to tell your friends, too!

See this link for more details.

1 Day cookery school, with Cashew catering!

July 9, 2010

cookery classes…

Whether you would like to learn the basics of vegetarian whole foods cookery, uncover the skills of vegan cake making, absorb raw food feasting or take a ‘master class’ in the art of the raw/vegan chocolatier, then Cashew Catering can help.

Cookery classes run in various formats in various locations – so watch this space for details .

Cookery School

…presents a day of…

Decadence & Nutrition

@ Tilton House, Firle, East Sussex BN8 6LL

www.tiltonhouse.co.uk

Saturday 14th August 2010 10.00am – 6.00pm

Welcome to the first of many cookery classes hosted at the beautiful Tilton House, nestled in the heart of the Sussex Downs. The day offers the opportunity to learn over a dozen different vegan dishes, eat a decadent & nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner, take home some of the dishes you prepare, visit the kitchen gardens as they spring into life for the summer ahead and also just relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of this gorgeous Georgian Country House.

On the day you will learn a wide range of fantastic plant based dishes, various different kitchen techniques & knife skills, get stuck in with hands on making, share in ideas on menu planning and building different dishes using some of the same ingredients and cooking methods. Not to mention enjoy some wonderful botanical based foods, that are not only bursting with flavour but also loaded with health benefits.

On the day…

First start the day by learning how to make raw nut milk and then enjoy some homemade granola. Then learn how to make the granola and also make your own granola bars to take home.

Raw Pear “Cheesecake”We will then show you how to make a decadent raw and dairy free pear ‘cheesecake’, which we will share for dinner.

Next some Tomato, red lentil and basil soup with lemon cream. Served with an olive and rosemary flatbread that you will make yourself, choosing from a wide variety of flours – to demonstrate how different flours give differing results.

Lunch will be served as soon as we have made some velvety smooth cashew based ice cream to have for dessert.

After lunch you will have a chance to visit the kitchen gardens, that will be brimming with food – some of which we will utilise.

Next we will prepare a red lentil and mushroom lasagne using the base mixture from the soup we already made for lunch, demonstrating how to make very different dishes from exactly the same base ingredients. We will also make a cashew ‘cheese’ sauce – that is an excellent substitute for the typical dairy version.

Everyone will then prepare a stunning canapé I like to call The med-Jewel, using dates, avocado and some other nice things.

Some quick easy salads to serve with dinner and then onto the really fun part – truffles. After a demonstration of truffle making, you will get the opportunity to make your very own vegan chocolate truffles experimenting with different flavours and ingredients as you like – these will then be saved for you take home, assuming they make it that far!!!!!

After all that, dinner will be served with nothing left to do except enjoy the food you helped create and share in the days creativity.

You will also go home with full recipes for everything made, the treats you made yourself and perhaps other goodies?

The day is priced at £100 but as an introductory offer, if booked before August 1st we would like to offer it for only £90. Places are limited but don’t worry if you miss out this time there will be more opportunities to follow, for future dates please contact us.

For more information about people behind the day please contact John Bayley at

cashewcatering@yahoo.co.uk or call 07786 226220.

http://www.cashewcatering.co.uk/classes.htm

Discover yumminess….Cashew catering offers just that!

July 9, 2010

Cashew : Vegan catering, vegetarian catering and raw food plus raw food classes, vegan and vegetarian cookery courses to London, Sussex, Brighton, Kent and the South East of England.

Cashew Catering offers an experienced and professional approach to quality sustainable plant based healthy foods. Passion for nutrition, creative expression and love for life all combine to result in vibrant and refreshing vegan, vegetarian and raw food eating at its best.

Vegan Catering

Specializing in all forms of vegan catering, we can offer some of the most diverse and creative botanical menus and pure vegan recipes available.

Vegetarian Catering

We also offer a comprehensive vegetarian catering service utilizing some of the finest ingredients available including locally sourced and organic cheeses and local bio-dynamic free range eggs.

Raw Food

If you prefer to follow a raw food diet then our experienced chefs can create some inspiring raw foods including sensational raw chocolate delights to make your mouth water.

Vegetarian Cookery Courses

If you would like to take it a step further and learn some of our creative vegetarian culinary skills then join us on our vegetarian cookery classes, vegan cookery classes and raw food courses. To find out more follow the link above……

About Cashew Catering

Operating in Lewes, near Brighton the heart of East Sussex and serving the surrounding areas, food can easily be delivered within the Sussex area, Kent, the South East of England and further a field upon request.

Every effort is made to source local, seasonal and organic produce that in itself represents the finest flavours, textures, colours and health. We then process these ingredients to a minimum, to retain integrity and nutritional value, the result – inspirational whole foods.

With over 8 years professional experience within the vegetarian, vegan and raw foods catering industry, cashew can offer a diverse variety of menus and food as well as industry related services.

http://www.cashewcatering.co.uk/

Chocolate in your future?

May 24, 2010

We’ve got a contest going on for free raw chocolate! There are a couple of days left to participate, so if you’d like to learn more about how to join in the fun, check out Shazzie’s latest blog post. Entry is easy, & the competition is open worldwide…but keep in mind closing date is UK midnight, Wednesday 26th May! There may just be free chocolate in your future. 🙂

Going underground

November 6, 2009

Dina Gkitziou is running a raw vegan underground restaurant in Barnet, North London. The restaurant serves raw simple foods and all the raw burgers and sausages are made with sunflower seeds and limited amounts of nuts. Dina plans for the restaurant to become a meeting place for families to connect and eat the best food ever! The restaurant is open every day except Mondays and Fridays and bookings need to be placed four days in advance. There is room for eighteen foodies. A three course dinner using seasonal local raw vegan ingredients and superfoods costs £24 per head and includes a green juice or kombucha tea. Children eat for free!

Visit http://lightengineer.ning.com/events for more information!

Raw: your biggest questions answered

October 14, 2009

Raw: your biggest questions answeredThis new ebook features twelve of the world’s leading raw food experts answering the biggest questions regarding the raw diet and lifestyle. The experts include Shazzie, Dr Brian Clement, Tonya Zavasta, Dao Earl and Natalia Rose answering questions such as:

– Do you recommend transitioning to raw rapidly or taking it slowly?
– Please list the 10 factors you believe are most important to health, and rank them in order.
– Do the enzymes in raw foods really help to digest those foods?
– Where is the proof that the life force in foods influences our life force?
– Is the vegan diet our optimal diet?
– Do you believe it is possible to raise a child on a raw vegan diet without supplements?
– How much fruit do you think we should consume for optimal health, and why?
– Is it possible to eat a 100% raw diet that is low in fruit without eating too much fat?

The first edition of the ebook is available now and updates will be sent through as they are released.  Order your copy now!

The Raw Mom Summit is here

June 23, 2009

The Raw Mom Summit: the evolution of motherhood has begun! Register now and listen to free interviews by Shazzie, Byron Katie, Jean Liedloff, David Wolfe, Kate Magic and many more.

Inspirational interviews with leading health and wellbeing experts will be available for nine whole days, offering advice, wisdom and experience. Their fields of expertise range from nutrition and healing to fertility, pregnancy and childbirth, parenting and family health care. Subjects discussed also include attachment parenting, natural remedies, permaculture, spiritual nutritition and raising raw children.

Register now for free and start listening!

Raw Mom Summit

June 9, 2009

Raw Mom Summit

What if you could gather together some of the most inspirational health leaders in the world and get them together in the same place for nine whole days to discuss the subjects of nutrition, pregnancy, childbirth, parenting  and other family health care issues? What if you could get your concerns addressed about how to succeed on a healthy diet or how to feed your children the best food? What if you could finally get answers to your questions about:

• Fertility, ovulation and conscious conception?
• How to prepare for a healthy pregnancy, labour and childbirth?
• What is attachment parenting?
• Which natural remedies to use when your children are sick?
• How to feed a meat-eating partner if you are vegetarian or vegan?
• How to get kids excited and involved in their own food-prep?
• What to do when our kids rebel against our healthy diet?
• What is sustainability and permaculture?
• What are the best ways to raise children naturally?
• Which foods help or hinder our hormones?
• What are the issues around veganism, B12 and protein?
• What do raw children eat?

The Raw Mom Summit is an exciting new event that has been put together by two self-employed mothers, Shannon Leone and Tera Warner, who have the determination to get these questions answered by some of the most outstanding experts in the world. Experts include the amazing Byron Katie, Jean Liedloff and Shazzie! There are experts on nutrition, ecstatic birthing, herbal healing, juice feasting, spiritual nutrition and superfoods.

The Raw Mom Summit starts on 22nd June and registration is free! Register now for inspirational advice, wisdom and experience from some of world’s leading health and wellness experts.