WHAT’S HOT JUNE
Stay Balanced The exclusive Stay Balanced bracelet from the Danish Trollbeads is created as a celebration of International Yoga Day the 21st of June. The peaceful 'OM' silver bead serves as a symbol of your inner
The exclusive Stay Balanced bracelet from the Danish Trollbeads is created as a celebration of International Yoga Day the 21st of June. The peaceful ‘OM’ silver bead serves as a symbol of your inner peace – and your ability to stay focused, stay present and staying balanced.
Together with the Stay Balanced bracelet and Trollbeads you will wear a symbol of your celebration of International Yoga Day. Purchase the bracelet here.
Stay Balanced Bracelet £91 Trollbeads.com
Super Super Smoothies
The new range of award-winning super smoothies are crammed full of vegetables and fruit and are available in five delicious flavours including Super Green which contains broccoli, pear, spinach, kale, kiwi, lemon, apple and banana; and Super Purple of beetroot, apple, lemon, lime and mango. Savse uses High Pressure Processing (HPP) to lock in all the vital nutrients, and what’s more, each delicious bottle provides two of your five-a-day. £2.29 each. Available from Waitrose
Shake It Up
Devised by leading Food Futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye, The Dr Gaye Super-Shake range comprises of four unique products that are made from organic ingredients. Dr Gaye Super-Shake (£27) is the ultimate healthy shake that provides all your minerals, vitamins, and micro-nutrients and contains ingredients including flax seeds, spirulina and bee pollen. Dr Gaye Super-Porridge (£14.50) is oat and grain free, and packed full of buckwheat, almonds, coconut flax seed and other health foods. Dr Gaye Super-Spoonful (£22.50) is a zingy combination of seeds, apricot kernels and cacao and is perfect for a snack anytime of the day. Dr Gaye Super-Blend (£24) is a convenient way to get your daily quota of minerals, vitamins and micro-nutrients and can be added to everything from smoothies to soups.
Mokhado is a beautiful new range of pure, hearth-healthy oils comprising of Avocado Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil and Apricot Kernel Oil. These naturally light oils offer wonderful health benefits because of their mono unsaturated fat content. Macadamia Nut Oil is wonderfully light in texture, with a golden hue and a fabulously nutty flavour; Apricot Kernel Oil is a gorgeously light, decidedly nutty oil with a beautifully fragrant fruity nose and Avocado Oil has a smooth yet grassy flavour and is brilliant for stir fries. Use them all to use to drizzle, dip, fry and roast. Simply delicious! £6.99 each or £20 for a starter pack with recipe booklet. To order and for stockists, visit mokhado.com
Wake Up Your Water
With summer finally here, what better way to liven up water with your own portable water enhancer that you can use anywhere, anytime. Just add a quick squeeze to instantly transform your water into a refreshing fruity drink. Available in four great flavours, Orange & Passion Fruit, Apple & Blackcurrant, Strawberry and Kiwi and Lemon and Lime. Each Enhance makes 32 drinks, made with real fruit juice with no artificial colours, flavours or sugars. £2.50 each. Available from Ocado, Asda and Amazon.co.uk enhancedrinks.co.uk
The Giving Tree is the UK’s first full range of freeze dried fruit and vegetable crisps. With absolutely no nutritional loss whatsoever, the range is rich in antioxidants, potassium and fibre and jam-packed with nutrients. With each snack pack providing you with one of your five-a-day, they’re perfect for those on the go. The vegetable crisps are available in broccoli, pumpkin and mixed veg flavours, and the fruit crisps are made from fresh slices of mango, apple, strawberry and peach, and are made using the latest in freeze dried technology to ensure that 98% of the fruits water content is extracted whilst retaining the flavor, colour and all the nutrition.
£1.85 each. Available from Whole Foods, Planet Organic and leading health food stores. givingtreesnacks.com
Perfect Power For Yogis
Prana Powder is powerful dietary supplement that uses naturally derived ingredients including grape seed, flax seed, horsetail and wheat grass powder to improve flexibility and support joint health. Enriched with organic antioxidants and greenfoods, it helps to reduce inflammation and cleanse the body of toxins. Prana Powder is balanced to complement a lifestyle of awareness whilst providing the essential vitamins and minerals to stay vibrant on and off the mat. $47.99. Available from Amazon.com and pranapowder.com
As most women will testify, PMS can be a debilitating and painful condition. Kira PMS Relief is a registered traditional herbal remedy used to help relieve the symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome, and contains the active ingredient agnus castus fruit, a traditional remedy backed by scientific studies which confirm it works in a similar way to the corpus luteum, a hormone-secreting structure which develops with each menstrual cycle.
£9.19. Available from Boots and Waitrose.
Give Your Mat Some Luxury
The Luxe Project creates ethical fashion with an eco-soul – designing beautiful one-of-a-kind yoga bags that are made from the vintage hand embroidered textiles of South East Asia’s hill tribes. Designed in Australia and made in Thailand, every bag is conceptualised and made to honour and celebrate the craftsmanship of each unique textile, breathing new life in to beautiful artisan pieces that would otherwise be lost to time. Thanks to the Luxe Project, you can carry your yoga mat in style, whilst ensuring these ancient techniques are kept alive.
Prices range from $130-$413 theluxeprojectdesign.com
Move Your Body
A deeply thought provoking book which will change the way you look at your body and the way that you exercise. Biomechanist Katy Bowman proves that not all health issues are brought about by ageing, poor genes or diet, but instead many are triggered by our mechanical environment, and how we have moved (or haven’t) over a lifetime. Alongside a wealth of easy to perform exercises that don’t require expensive equipment or gym memberships, the book also addresses up-to-the-minute questions including is sitting really the new smoking, and do we really need cardio exercise?
Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman M.S. (Lotus Publishing) £16.99 lotuspublishing.co.uk
An extremely insightful book by Stanford lecturer and award-winning psychologist Dr McGonigal who provides a revolutionary new message: stress isn’t bad for you. In fact, stress can make you smarter, stronger and more successful. It helps you to learn and grow. It can even inspire courage and compassion. The book combines the latest scientific research, case studies and practical brain-training techniques to transform stress from an all-consuming negative into a life-enhancing positive, and readers can numerous techniques including cultivating a mindset to embrace stress, and how stress can provide focus and energy. Highly recommended.
The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (Vermilion) £10.68. Amazon.co.uk
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Kew-trained botanist and best-selling garden writer James Wong’s new book should be on the shelf of anyone who likes to grow and eat their own food. James radical new approach was developed through his review of over 2,000 scientific studies from around the world, translating these into a simple set of tips that even a newbie can master. His unique approach will help you produce crops with maximum flavour with minimum effort. The book also includes glorious photography and illustrations and 36 delicious and simple recipes.
Grow For Flavour by James Wong (Mitchell Beazley) £20
READER OFFER: Get the book and 6 free packs of seeds and free P&P from Suttons Seeds suttons.co.uk
Engaged yoga is a manual for joyous, connected and awakened life, which provides an evolutionary approach to yoga to offer life-changing, contemporary invitation to fully reconnect and integrate what’s truly important in life and change our world for the better. Engaged yoga explores how authentic yoga affects all of life, our relationships and our world. Engaged yoga is a tapestry of teachings and profound practices that will help you live an awakened life. This is deep and extremely interesting book. Highly recommended. Engaged Yoga by Christopher Gladwell & Louise Wender (Siddha Publishing) £24.99