Posts Tagged ‘diabetic food’

Wake up from Winter! Superfood Smoothie Talk & Demo at NYR Blackheath

April 3, 2014

Last night, owner Alina & I were joined by a group of 8 female customers from Blackheath Neal’s Yard Remedies for our Talk & Demo Workshop on healing through superfoods with 3 individual, special smoothies & desserts.

Each ‘Superfood’ is a versatile ingredient in its own right. Initially, here’s what we can do with them, at home: Add to salads, dressings, soups, cereals, desserts and tonight: drinks.

These are fun to make at home; they’re not too sophisticated (or complicated).

We made a fresh Almond milk as a dairy milk alternative, to add protein and fat to the drinks and which slows down the sugar release during the day.

Stress Support, Adrenal Adaptogen

A base of almond milk, banana and berries with added Viridian Omega Oil for EFAs (a blend of flax, hemp, avocado & evening primrose oils) and Rhodiola Root. A delicious, deep pink\purple drink with a creamy texture. Supports the adrenal glands to support against stress eg. revision, exams, a busy day or evening ahead.

Alkaline & Detox Beauty Cleanser

This uses the same base but with added Soul Food Greens – a blend of Spirulina, Seagreens seaweeds, Wheatgrass & Barley Grass powders, plus Omega Oil. A deep purple\green colour to aid in alkalising and reducing acidic affect of processed food or fruit sugar. This helps to rebalance us towards pH7.5 a more balanced state internally. They reduce heavy metals and provide minerals inc. Iron, Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium. Alina informed us that this blend (or Spirulina alone) is a useful travel supplement taken on long-haul flights may reduce jet-lag.

Active Energy; Sports & Fitness 

Again, we used the same fruit & nut milk base and then we added additional soaked Gogi berries (in warm water), Chia seeds, Coconut Oil and Baobab powder. This would add Vitamin C for immunity and cell growth, EFAs & energy metabolism, fibre and many minerals inc Calcium and Vitamin K. Coconut Oil contains Lauric Acid to support muscular growth & development and sports performance.  This is a pretty coral\pink\red colour drink\dessert. This was the group’s firm favourite; possibly due to the added fat from the coconut, Baobab fibre and bright colour! Coconut Oil is also antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. As such, we shared that it is also useful as a treatment against head lice in children, a treatment against internal parasites and as a make-up remover and moisturiser!

All the smoothies turned out to be thicker due to the frozen state of the mixed berries (but would be thinner with more added juice eg.apple or water.) They’d also make an excellent dessert, or frozen into ice cream or lollies for children.

When avoiding fruit or bananas, use the superfood powders along with Avocado for chilled soups, with added vegetables (inc. cucumber, celery, kale, herbs etc). We suggest that you could also use other fruit eg mangos, kiwis, orange, peach, plum, plantain or pears instead of bananas.

Participant Feedback from the Talk & Demo:

“I really like the almond milk. It doesn’t taste like dairy (milk) – It doesn’t have that … cloying effect that cow’s milk has, it’s lighter.” Lindsay

“I really enjoyed it”. Rosie

All products may be purchased through NYR.

There will be more talks planned for the coming months.  Shop location here: http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/blackheath-store

Including Raw Chocolate, a sugar-free, locally handmade chocolate that is good for you!

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Superfoods for Super Health Workshop Neals Yard Remedies

March 19, 2014
Here are details about an event I’m running in conjuction with Neal’s Yard Remedies.
 
For an optimistic approach to life, a botanical approach to stress and sleeping better.
Please circulate or forward to anyone who may be interested to attend.
 
                                              WAKE UP FROM YOUR WINTER SLUMBER!
Neal’s Yard Remedies in Blackheath and Nutritional Therapist Theresa Webb BA.Dip.NT invite you to a delicious workshop on
                                                  SUPER FOODS FOR SUPER HEALTH
You will find out what they are and how they can make you feel more relaxed, more alive. We will show you how to blend them with Omega oils, herbs,  fruit and veggie juices into delicious smoothies. In no time those healthy drinks could become a part of your daily routine. Why not combat fatigue and stress in a tasty way.
The workshop will take place at Neal’s Yard Remedies At 32 Blackheath village, Blackheath SE3 9SY
on Wednesday the 2nd of April 6.30 pm – 8.30pm
Cost: £10.00
We will offer 20% discount on all NYR products on that evening so it is a great chance to stock up on your favourites.
Booking on 0208 318 66 55

October 1, 2013

NEW for Autumn! Raw & Wild Living foods in S.London. 
Kitchen Buddy Culinary Classes at Gallery London

Back to your Roots: Nature’s Pharmacy

Mon 7th October – Mon 11th November 2013. 7-9 p.m.
The Gallery London, Hither Green Lane SE13. 
(10 mins London Bridge)

Experience the enhanced medicinal benefits of fresh, nutritious meals, local & seasonal fresh produce, a chemical & contamination-free lifestyle; eco- fabrics & fibres and wild superfoods, wheat, dairy-free & no-added sugar.

Learn time-saving methods for delicious dairy-free drinks, no-added sugar desserts and nourishing seasonal vegetable dishes. Light organic supper
Carob & banana milkshake, green energy balance juice, Courgetti pasta and dressing, Carrot Cake, apple tarte, ice-cream dessert, samples to taste.
www.ourhithergreen.com www.thegallerylondon.org

£40.00 per person. Bring a friend £70.00 for 2. Concs.

Registered Nutritional Therapist Theresa Webb Dip.Nut.MBANT

www.thegallerylondon.org   www.ourhithergreen.com

Tel. 07734 166 738.

E. Nutrition@kitchenbuddy.eu

“I like it; I can eat it and know that it’s doing me good (as a diabetic)” A. Hollister

I’ve learnt a lot about healthy food and it’s something I can use in everyday life” WHWC