Have you ever tried the Giving Tree snacks? The Giving Tree offers a range of freeze dried fruits and Vacuum fried vegetables. The fruit are 100% pure with no added ingredients (sugar, preservatives or flavourings). And the vegetable range (Broccolis & Pumpkin) is 100% natural, using only 2% of rice bran oil per pack. Rice bran oil is free from trans fat and low saturated fats, also this oil is rich of antioxidant. The Giving Tree snacks are both nutritious and delicious. They retain many of the natural nutritional qualities and flavour of the fruit and vegetables.
The Giving Tree Range
WHAT’S FREEZE DRIED?
Freeze drying foods is a process that removes 98% of the food’s water content, giving it a longer shelf life whilst retaining the flavour, colour and nutritional elements. Freeze dried foods are rich in antioxidants, potassium and fibre.
WHAT’S VACUUM FRIED?
Vacuum frying is a process of putting food into a machine that pressurises and cooks it with the use of hot oil, but at much lower temperatures than traditional frying methods. Putting the process in a vacuum lowers water’s evaporation point. Food can fry at lower temperatures, absorbing less oil.
- 1 of your 5 a day
- Low in calories
- Full of vitamins
- High in fiber
- Full of antioxidants
Where to find them?
Giving tree snacks are available at Whole Foods London & Planet Organic and some other stores. Check out here to find the closest store to you.
WIN the full range of Giving tree snacks and a yoga session!
How do I enter the competition?
For a chance to win, it’s very simple, all you need to do is:
- Like Giving Tree Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.
- Share and tag a friend in the competition photo on one of the pages.
- And add the hashtag #yogasphere.
The winner and the friend tagged will all win The GivingTree prize!
The competition will be running from the 11th August 2015 – 25th August 2015 till 4pm.
Here are the links:
The GivingTree’prize T&Cs: Correct entries will be submitted into our prize draw, and a winner selected at random. The winner will be contacted via twitter or Facebook, and must respond within 48 hours to receive their prize; otherwise a new winner will be selected. Open to UK residents only.
To be healthy every day is not easy! Staying motivated to eat healthy can be even harder during this season. You smell BBQ every where, ice-cream or fresh soft drinks. All so tempting. And the big excuse that we can hear during summer ‘Oh it’s okay we are on vacation!’ Be careful! Bad habits can come back so quickly. But it’s a shame to quit so close to your goals because ‘winners never quit and quitters never win.’ So let’s keep motivated, no more excuses! In this article you’ll find all the best tips to stay healthy.
1. Set your goals
First you have to set realistic goals which are achievable. Make sure that you can adapt your lifestyle around meeting your goals. Also you have to make you goals specific with a short term goal such as running a 5K toward running a marathon. Your goal needs to be measurable.
2. Exercise as much as you can
As you know exercising is so good for your mind and your body. But also it can help you to eat more healthy by helping you to resist temptation and it reduces craving for junk food. When you start exercising you don’t want to eat junk food but healthy food to see the results of your workout.
3. Don’t get bored
Sometimes eating healthy can be boring…At CHI HQ we say NO! It’s not true now, and thanks to the internet, we can make some yummy and tasty recipes. And lucky as we are, we can find some really nice restaurants! Try new things, don’t stick on one kind of meal. By nature, humans need changes and variety to stay motivated.
4. Healthy snacks
Always bring a healthy snack with you before to go out. This will help you to stay away from the junk food and you won’t be hungry. Studies showed that if you go grocery with an empty stomach you are more tempting to buy junk food. So get a snack before going to the supermarket!
Available at Planet Organic/ Whole Foods/ Selfridges
Here you will find all the healthy snacks to bring with you:
5. Enjoy eating
First thing that you have to remember, you are not on a diet but you choose to eat healthy! So enjoy eating all kinds of food, even your favourite foods (usually not healthy). Deprivation is the worst thing you can do, you’ll just get frustrated. So if you want a treat, eat it and enjoy it but with moderation.
6. Chi Raw coconut
Chi Raw Coconut Water can help you to eat less junk food! How? After drinking coconut water you’ll feel less hungry thanks to its nutrients and vitamins, try it you’ll love it!
Available on ocado.com/ Whole Foods/ Planet Organic
WITH A COCONUT-COCKTAIL
Nothing gets you more in the mood for Summer than lying on the beach with the sunshine hitting your face, feet in the sand, and a refreshing cocktail by your side. When it comes to Summer time, its all about the mixology of fruity, fresh and exotic drinks to give you a tastes of the tropics. Cocktails are fun and the perfect drink to keep you hydrated, cool and relaxed. Not to mention that they of course will bring all sorts of mouth-watering flavours to tantalise your taste buds! Instead of sticking to the signature cocktails such as the infamous Sex on the beach or Tequila sunrise, let’s add a coconut twist into the mix! Our Chi products may just be the magic seed to your drink. Not only will is taste amazing, it will bring a tropical taste to the cocktail making that one drop to the mouth will send you off to a exotic, dreamful place!. These cocktails are 100% guaranteed of pure deliciousness and are very quick and easy to make! Summer cannot get any better than this!
COCONUT GIN AND TONICS
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces Chi Organic Raw Coconut Water
- 2 ounces tonic water
- juice of 1/2 lime (1-2 Tbsp)
- Add ice to a serving glass and top with lime juice, gin, tonic water, and coconut water.
- Stir and garnish with fresh mint or basil (optional).
COCONUT PINEAPPLE CHILLER
Recipe & Photo Credits: FoodfromFlossie
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- ½ pineapple
- 1 cup of ice
- 2 cups chilled Chi Organic Raw Coconut water
- 1 cup vodka (best kept in the freezer)
- 2 limes
- Fresh mint
- Prepare the pineapple by removing the core and the skin and add to your high speed blender.
- Add the vodka, ice, Chi coconut water, juice of one of the limes, 2 mint leaves and blend until super smooth.
- Pour into the glasses and squeeze in a lime wedge and serve with a sprig of mint.
BLACKCURRANT COCKTAIL WITH COCONUT WATER
Recipe & Credits: Food&Style
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 237 ml Chi Organic Raw Coconut water
- 85 g silver tequila
- 43 g blackcurrant liqueur)
- 41 ml lemon juice
- 4 dashes bitters (lemon)
- 2 strips lemon peel (use a vegetable hand-peeler)
KINGSTON COCONUT COLADA
Recipe & Photo Credits: Liqour.com
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 42 ml rum
- 42 ml Chi Organic Raw Coconut Water
- 40 ml pineapple juice
- 3 dashes Angostura bitters
- lime (Squeeze of)
Nice Crispy Snack
With all these cocktails you need a little snack but a healthy one! Why not to try the Giving Tree snack? This is a special freeze dried and vacuum fried snack , that means 100% of the nutrition remains intact, without any sugar or salt added. You’ll be pleasantly surprised!
Summer is coming and what better way to wake up to it, than with a juicy breakfast to make you feel refreshed, shining and will give you a big burst of energy!
Adding lots of fresh summer fruits and juicy flavours into your breakfast is the perfect way to give you a taste of the tropics. So Instead of the usual cereal and milk why not swap it with some of these quick and easy ideas.
STEP 1: The Base – Choosing the Smoothie
Smoothies are a great alternative to milk, with a sorbet taste, natural sugars and an awesome cleanser to the body; you can use this as a base. Here are some summer bursting smoothie tips using some of our Chi products:
- 1-2 Cup of frozen raspberries
- Sprinkle in Cacao Nibs
- ½ Cup Chi Chocolate Coconut Milk
Strawberry Mango Delight:
- 5-6 strawberries, frozen or fresh
- 1.5 cup mangoes, frozen or fresh (about 2 medium yellow mangoes)
- (1/2) cup Chi Coconut Milk
- up to (1/2) cup water
Berry Purple Power (Serves 2):
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries (or fresh)
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or fresh)
- 6 strawberries (large, fresh preferred; frozen is OK)
- 1/2 cup Chi Raw Coconut Water
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt (vanilla)
- 1 tbsp honey (or to taste, optional)
Step 2: Choosing the MAIN topping
Now it’s time to pick some toppings you could add to your smoothie bowl!
- Adding a creamy fruit like a chopped banana is perfect to compliment the tangy taste of the berries, as it will add more sweetness to it.
- Honey Granola sprinkle
- Crushed Weetabix
- Museli/ Toasted Buckwheat
- Chia pudding
- Or adding even more fruit is another option!
Step 3: Any Extras?
If you want to add anymore toppings to more flavour, these are highly recommended!
- Shredded Coconut
- Cacao Nibs
- Crushed Almonds (any nuts)/seeds
- Dried fruit
- A blob of Whole earth peanut butter
You can mix and match any of the smoothies with the toppings for your own desired taste!