Once again on June 13th we joined the organic trade board UK for their wake up to organic breakfast event , promoting organic breakfast foods along with 181 other independent stores and cafes across the country. They produced a colourful recipe booklet as part of their promotion.
The organic food market is growing annually on the back of public concern for personal health, animal welfare and the environment. For 40 years Down to Earth has been promoting natural (where certified produce is limited) and organic wholefoods and skincare. To recognise certified foods the organic trade board use the European green leaf emblem.
As part of our event we gave away samples of our shop recipe Luxury Organic Muesli, for 40 years this has been a popular choice along with loose organic porridge and jumbo oats. Several leading brands supported the event with samples and giveaways including Yogi Tea, Clearspring, Meridian, Infinity and Viridian. We used the store cupboard staples to create some protein bites for breakfast on the go.
Breakfast is deemed the most important meal of the day, but also the one least eaten. After a night time of fasting, it is important to re-establish hydration, digestion and energy levels to sustain the day ahead. The benefits include maintenance of healthy weight and improved brain function. As well as giving away yogi tea herbal and spice tea samples we recommend starting the day with a little freshly squeezed lemon juice in a glass of warm water.
Last year we treated you to overnight oats and protein bites. This year we used our oats to make more energy bites for busy people taking breakfast on the go. British organic oats are a sustaining food with slow energy release and the benefits of beta glucans for heart health. Combined with protein and minerals from peanut butter, ground nuts and fruits this is fast food at its best. Not only are they quick and fun to make as you can tweak the recipe to your taste (providing the dry to wet ingredient mix is maintained) from store cupboard ingredients, making them economical ,helps to cut down on packaging compared to buying bars on the go and they keep well in the fridge (5 days) or freezer. We also made a grain free version with just 4 ingredients, ground walnuts, soaked dates, green tea and coconut oil. Recipes can be found in our recipe section.
We hope you enjoyed wake up to organic, or took at least one organic message away with you:
Fewer pesticides, Better for wildlife, Better for the planet, Better nutrition from food (British journal of nutrition), No GM, Always Free Range, No Artificial colours preservatives or hydrogenated fats, HIGH STANDARD OF PRODUCTION.
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