YOU…BUT BETTER – DAY 1 Alchemy Organic Super Blends
It’s not really summer and it’s not really autumn but it’s a really good time to up your wellbeing game before 2016 makes an appearance.
Starting today, we’re spotlighting the health and beauty products that can help prep us for the cooler months, from nutrition fixes and spa breaks to healthy hair solutions and solution-oriented skincare, and to kick it all off here’s our latest superfood find – Alchemy Organic Super Blends which also come in handy 4-serving/boost Holiday Packs, perfect for autumn weekends away.
“Superfoods are the most nutrient dense foods on the planet”
Alchemy Organic Super Blends
One day, long ago, and way before the smoothie/juicing trend hit the UK, I discovered supergreen powders in LA.
What a difference that discovery has made over the years.
Since then, if I’ve ever been feeling run down because of a relentless workload or battled a bug after Christmas (the big, horrible one that “gets” everyone when we’re on a post-holiday low!) it’s been supergreen blends that have saved me.
“When you add a quality supergreen powder to the mix
it can be a health-boosting game-changer”
I haven’t had a cold in years and the last time I had flu was….?? (Two decades ago maybe). I am pretty sure the “supergreens effect” helps every time because I’ve experimented by just taking zinc, Vitamin C and so on, but it’s not nearly as effective without a good daily supergreen blend “shot”. When you add a quality supergreen powder to the mix, it can be a health-boosting game-changer.
Along comes a new supergreen superstar: Alchemy Organic Super Blends.
Designed by Karen Newby, BSc Nutritional Medicine, each of the four Elixirs is unique because they contain pure organic plant protein in a balanced superfood-protein mix.
Every Elixir is organic (Soil Association accredited) and I think £1.33 a day is a small price to pay to supercharge your daily nutritional intake (skip that £2 coffee!) I don’t eat meat so the fact that these have protein in them, too, is a big plus for me personally.
There are 4 Alchemy Elixirs in the range, from the Morning Elixir to help get you going on a weekday and set you up for a busy day ahead, to Alchemy’s berry-rich, antioxidant-charged Beauty Elixir:
MORNING ELIXIR – designed to replace breakfast (or boost that fly-out-of-the-door slice of 7am toast!)
The blend: Hemp & pea protein, baobab, wheatgrass, moringa, psyllium husk, spirulina, chlorella, camu camu & açai certified organic ingredients.
10g will provide 100% of your daily Vitamin C requirements, 20% iron and 15% of your folic acid. Our Morning Elixir is a rich source of antioxidants, 35% vegan plant protein and 30% fibre.
ENERGY ELIXIR – to take during the day.
This sumptuous blend of vegan plant protein and energising super nutrients can be taken in the morning or before a workout. A rich source of vitamin C, iron, plant protein and the stress ‘adaptogen’ Maca.
The blend: Baobab, camu camu, chlorella, maca, pea protein.
10g of Energy Elixir contains double the amount of vitamin C found in an orange. It is also 31% plant protein to help you sustain energy and 18% iron of your recommended daily intake of iron to help you feel more energised.
Fuel food – a daily shot of Energy
BEAUTY ELIXIR – “The Beauty One”
Beauty Elixir is a combination of some of the world’s most antioxidant rich super berries and leaves to help protect our skin from free radical damage. The blend combines goji, acai and camu camu, also rich sources of vitamin C essential for healthy collagen production, with baobab, pea protein and wheatgrass to help repair and growth. It’s a rich source of plant protein, vitamin C, beta carotene, vitamin E and iron.
The blend: Acai (a “super antioxidant”), baobab, camu camu (an energiser which contains Valine, an amino acid our bodies cannot product, which protects the nervous system and cognitive function), goji berries (healthy skin boosters), pea protein, wheatgrass.
SPORT ELIXIR – the post-exercise nutrient booster
The blend: An alkalising blend of vegan plant protein, moringa and wheatgrass combined with B vitamin rich lacuma and antioxidant rich acai. This is the one to add to your post training smoothie to help alkalise, repair and boost lean muscle.
Each 30 serving pack costs £40 (working out to £1.33/per 10g serving) – and, conveniently, Alchemy does mini try-me/Holiday Packs with 4 servings to pop into your long weekend bag.
The Holiday Packs are £6 each (£1.50 per serving).
It’s important to take “food state” supplements and these are very nutrient dense – you’ll cover iron, folate, fibre and all of your daily Vitamin C quote in just one 10g shot.
Karen says she created the Alchemy range out of a need to provide easy, convenient nutritional therapy in a pouch. “As a nutritional therapist I believe strongly in the power of whole foods to bring about health changes. Superfoods are the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and plant protein is a super green way of increasing healthful vegan protein in the diet which is often lacking.”
We’ve tried these, and we liked them.
There’s loads of smoothing/juicing inspiration at www.alchemysuperblends.com – here are two recipes we particularly love:
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Orange, Banana, Honey and Almond Over-Ice
A rich source of potassium and fantastic source of energy – all boosted with a shot of ENERGY ELIXIR
- 10gm Energy Elixir
- 2 juicy ripe oranges (peeled)
- 1 banana
- 1 teaspoon of manuka
- 5 almonds
Radiant Berry Blast
And this one’s our beauty favourite, Radiant Berry Blast (you can never get enough antioxidant-blast berries, especially in autumn-winter, and they’re seriously brilliant for skin!)
- 10g Beauty Elixir
- handful of spinach
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1/2 cup of strawberries
- 1/2 blueberries
- 1/2 raspberries
- 1/2 small beetroot
- 3 almonds