Posts Tagged ‘raw food’

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.

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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.

Christmas Passion out now!

December 2, 2009

Now in its third year, our quarterly Passion magazine is free to our UK customers, and free globally online. The Winter/Christmas 2009 issue is now available and is stuffed with competitions, recipes, articles, interviews and product reviews. The current issue features:

 – A raw Christmas feast with The Raw Chef Russell James 
 – Rebecca Moore’s musings
 – How Dickon Walker became well the natural way
 – Janey Lee Grace and how to make Midnight Carob cashew cookies (raw) in Vicky’s videos
 – Locavore living 
 – Laura Bruno’s interview on energy healing
 – Shazzie’s Annus Mirabilis (year of miracles)
 – A whole year of offers!
…and much more

Click here to read the online version right now!

Weight Loss Detox Yoga Retreat

November 25, 2009

Sandra Hillawi is organising a weight loss yoga retreat in January 2010. This healing retreat is ideal for anyone wanting some help and support with improving their health. The programme will include:

» 100% Raw Foods and Juices
» Get Healthy and Drop Excess Pounds
» Daily Yoga and Meditation
» Exercise Mind Body and Spirit
» Healing Workshops
» Release Stress and Burdens
» Build Your Confidence
» Banish Cravings and Bad Habits
» Create A New Healthy You
» Beautiful Small Hotel with Pool and Private Beach
» Egyptian Adventures
» Stay 1 to 3 weeks
» Average weight loss 6 to 14 lbs

The retreat takes place at the Sinai Peninsula, by the Red Sea on 2 January 2010.

www.retreatsegypt.com

Health Etcetera’s Raw-iental Christmas

November 17, 2009

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!

Maya & the mulberries

July 23, 2009

“One sunny morning, there was a loud knock on the front door. It was the postman, with a giant bag of marvellous mulberries for Maya Moo! She put the packet on the floor and danced around it, singing that famous song about a mulberry bush… then opened the seal of the bag and delved in to taste the sweet, dainty, refreshing and very yummy mulberries! And her mummy then made a few chocolate bars with mulberries in. Mulberries were eaten all day long but by the evening, there were still tonnes left in the bag for tomorrow! Thanks Shazzie for stocking these – they are my absolute favourite!!!!” – Victoria Leith

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The RevitaLive Plan

March 4, 2009
The RevitaLive Plan

The RevitaLive Plan

Angela Stokes has launched a new 30 day raw food weight loss programme – The RevitaLive Plan. The plan has already had great feedback & results (eg one lady who has released 5lbs in her first 3 days)!

All this week, anyone signing up to the plan will receive special bonuses on top of the regular programme materials.

RevitaLive is an ongoing plan which people can join at any time. It includes a daily video, meal plans & recipes for 4 weeks, an active support forum, an exercise manual, a one hour recorded interview with Angela plus a Q&A session – it costs $67 to join (£47) and allows you access to all the information used by Angela when she famously released 160lbs and kept it off.

Click here for more information and to join the programme!

Charlie’s Raw Treats

February 20, 2009

Charlie Lagoa runs a market stall every week at Spitalfields, London. Called ‘Charlie’s Raw Treats’, Charlie sells raw vegan and organic cakes, snacks & puddings packed with superfoods. Charlie says “All of my food is inspired by Shazzie & Kate Magic & it is all handmade with love.”

www.SundayUpmarket.co.uk

Janey Lee Grace

January 23, 2009
Janey Lee Grace

Janey Lee Grace

Radio 2 holistic spokeswoman and natural living devotee  Janey Lee Grace has started on a raw food journey and is already experimenting with her new dehydrator. She is giving away two copies of Evie’s Kitchen to her readers this month – sign up to her email newsletter here.

“If you’re into raw food you’ll know of the gorgeous inspirational Shazzie. To add to her excellent catalogue, she’s now written a fabulous book, perfect for every parent.” – Janey Lee Grace