Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) has a truly ancient origin going back to the Inca civilisation. Back then it was revered as the “mother of all grains,” and today it is known as a “super grain” befitting its amazing nutrition profile. It's packed with 14% wholefood protein, and is a fantastic source of dietary fibre. Since it is low GI, it also provides you with long-lasting sustained energy.
Quinoa is wheat-free, naturally gluten-free, easy to digest and is among the least allergenic foods available. A versatile product, quinoa can be substituted for almost any grain in almost any recipe. It has a light nutty, delicious flavour all its own.
You can use these grains in any place where you would normally serve rice, couscous or pasta. Or cook them with plant-based milk for a delicious porridge, and top with fruit, nuts and sweetener or spices of your choice.
Once opened, store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place and keep away from direct sunlight.
Ceres Organics is a New Zealand company founded in 1982 by Juliet Lamont. They strive to make organic, biodynamic and GE-free food available through sourcing quality products that are sustainably produced by organic or biodynamic methods, thereby creating a distribution chain that is both ecologically and socially responsible. Their status as a founding member of the GE-Free communities and general support of the GE-Free movement attest to their social responsibility.
Ceres were the first NZ company to become EcoSocial certified - an organic fair trade certification. We are proud to be distributing Ceres Organics' products, from one of NZ's leading organic food distributors.
Loving Earth's raw chocolate superfood bars are a delicious range of raw organic chocolate snack bars combining the goodness of raw cacao with an array of Loving Earth's favourite superfoods. A deliciously decadent yet healthy treat, these chocolate superfood bars contain no cane sugar or dairy. Uncooked and unprocessed, this is real chocolate in its purest, richest, most essential form.
Sweetened with organic coconut nectar (a natural, low GI sweetener), the cacao beans in these bars are not roasted, meaning that their natural wealth of phytonutrients (plant-nutrients) remain fully intact. These raw chocolate bars have been independently tested to contain up to twice the amount of antioxidants of conventionally processed chocolate. They're also high in iron, calcium, magnesium, and full of natural bliss chemicals. Wrapped in the world's first ever compostable metalised film, you can pop the empty packet straight into your compost bin! We love.
*Excludes Raspberry Cashew flavour.
Our raw chocolate superfood bars are a delicious energising snack for whenever you need a boost. Perfect for afternoon tea alongside some raw brazil nuts or almonds and a herbal tea. The heart shape of the chocolate also makes them a perfect gift.
Our favourite flavours - Creamy Mylk for a dairy-milk style smooth creamy experience. Mandarin for a fresh Vitamin C hit which provides enhanced absorption of cacao's amazing iron content. Mint for a delicious dark chocolate mint flavour. Or Caramel for a smooth and creamy milky-bar style treat.
Mint: Raw Cacao Beans*, Evaporated Coconut Nectar*, Raw Cacao Butter*, Peppermint Oil* (75% Cacao)
Raspberry Cashew: Raw Cashews (27%)*, Evaporated Coconut Nectar*, Virgin Cacao Butter*, Raw Cacao Beans*, Freeze Dried Raspberry Powder*, Cinnamon*
Salted Caramel: Raw Cacao Butter*, Evaporated Coconut Nectar*, Coconut*, Raw Cashews*, Pink Lake Salt
*Certified Organic or Wildcrafted Ingredient
"This is seriously the best chocolate i have ever tasted. All of the flavours are amazing, the chocolate taste is so rich yet smooth and creamy at the same time. It is seriously seriously good. I'll never touch supermarket chocolate again!"
- Amy Winters (Auckland, New Zealand)
"I am in love with this chocolate. And now i can "indulge" in a bar regularly knowing i'm actually doing my body a whole lot of good. My favourite flavours have to be the mylk and mint. Best snacks ever."
We love Loving Earth! Both their products and the company behind them. Loving Earth are a Melbourne based company dedicated to sourcing and manufacturing the highest quality organic, fairly traded and wild crafted foods available. They work with small producer communities around the world to provide healthy, sustainable and fair ingredients, which they use to handcraft a unique range of raw chocolate bars and superfood snacks.
Loving Earth endeavours to make their products in a way that honours both the indigenous people that have cultivated the raw materials for thousands of years, and the earth and ecosystems in which they are grown. Their long term vision is to be able to take the manufacturing of the products they develop back to those same indigenous communities.
Clean Lean Protein is one of our all time favourite natural plant-based proteins. Sourced from European Golden Peas, it has up to 88% protein content, a complete amino acid profile with all 9 essential aminos, is easily digestible, and has a super high digestion rate of 98% meaning you get more of the goodness.
Clean Lean also has a pH of 7.8, making it the only protein in the world that is alkaline. A healthy acid/alkaline balance helps preserve muscle tissue, improve bone density, delay the impact of lactic acid build-up from exercise, and prevent disease.
Free of GMO's, artificial flavours, artificial colours, artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, gluten, dairy, sugar, soy, nuts, and cholesterol,Clean Lean is perfect for vegetarians, vegans and food-intolerant folk. As for paleo-fans, the extraction method greatly reduces any phytic acid in the peas, allowing your body to absorb more of the protein goodness, as well as fab minerals like Magnesium, Zinc and Iron.
Use 1 or more scoops daily depending on your requirements (1 scoops = 10-11g protein, 2 scoops = 20-22g protein).
Smooth Vanilla: Pea Protein Isolate, Natural Vanilla, Natural Fruit Protein
Creamy Cappuccino: Pea Protein Isolate, Coffee, Natural Vanilla, Natural Fruit Protein, Cocoa Extract
Nutritional Info: Serving Size: 25g (2 scoops)
Per 25g Serve
Note: The above info is for Just Natural. Protein contents range from 80% for Chocolate & Cappuccino, to 84% for Vanilla and 88% for Natural)
"The perfect alternative to whey, Clean Lean Protein is the world's most potent vegetable protein. It's easier to digest, very low in fat, and is the only non-acidic protein available - an advantage for athletes and great for everyone"
- Cliff Harvey (Naturopath, Nutritionist, Mind-body Therapist and Strength Coach)
"I've been having Clean Lean Protein for breakfast for five weeks now (and sometimes for dinner when I'm feeling lazy), not only am I fuller for longer and have more energy but have lost 5 kilos! I have tried most of the protein powders in the market and this doesn't make me feel bloated or clogged. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to feel fuller for longer, healthier and lose weight along the way!"
Nuzest is a New Zealand owned company specialising in superior natural food supplements. Their two signature products are Clean Lean Protein - a 100% vegetable protein isolate sourced from European Golden Peas; and Good Green Stuff - a super-blend of nutrient-rich greens, fruits, vegetables, beneficial herbs, high antioxidant berries, and more.
Nuzest base their products on real foods that are rich in nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. Their unique approach to quality means that wherever possible they choose the most potent ingredient available (unlike competitors). The result: a superior product. They are also backed by a team of professionals from across the health and lifestyle fields - including fitness trainers, naturopaths and nutritionists.
We’ve been on the lookout for the best ever nut milk bag for a few years now, and have finally found it! These fantastic Living Synergy Nut Milk Bags are a super handy, multi-purpose tool that will help you make fresh, living and nutritious milks from a variety of nuts, seeds, grains and legumes. Try your hand at homemade almond, cashew, sesame seed, brown rice, quinoa, oat and soy milks (some of our favs). You can also use these bags to make juice from fresh ingredients, by blending and straining your juice through the bag.
WANT A FREE NUT MILK BAG? Everyone who orders a Vitamix blender will also be sent a free Nut Milk Bag to help them with their homemade nut milk goodness! Simply enter the code NUTTY at checkout.
Our fabulous Living Synergy Nut Milk Bags are of the highest quality materials, generously sized, fine meshed, strong, durable, easy to clean and super quick drying. They are a wonderful accessory for a Thermomix, Vitamix or any other powerful blender, and can be used wherever you would normally use cheesecloth or muslin in cooking. We know they’ll quickly become your favourite plant-milk making accessory too.
Each set comes with 1 x Nut Milk Bag and 1 x A4 colour instruction and recipes booklet.
Use for straining nut milks, juices or anywhere else you'd use a cheesecloth or muslin.
Simply place your nut milk bag over a bowl or jug, pour your blended nut or plant milk into the bag, then lift the bag and squeeze firmly to allow all liquid to filter through the bag. Store your freshly squeezed plant-milk in the fridge for up to four days. Meanwhile keep any nut, oat or rice pulp from inside the bag, and add to cookies, biscuits, cakes, muffins, or just in your morning bircher muesli!
Each set comes with 1 x Nut Milk Bag and 1 x A4 colour instruction and recipes booklet.
"Jen’s Nut Milk Bags are the best I've found. Very easy to use, easy to wash, high quality and long lasting. I highly recommend them for squeezing the pulp out of nut and coconut milks, rice milk, oat milk, chia milk, and even for taking the pulp out of juices if you prefer your juice without all the fibre."
- Jo Whitton, author of Quirky Cooking Blog (Queensland, Australia)
"I made the almond milks on stage at the expo ... it was very cool using your bags. I love the fact that they are sturdy, wash well and dry fast. People were amazed how easy to was to make their own milks! I will recommend yours to people as they are the best I have used."
- Teresa Cutter, famous Australian chef (Sydney, Australia)
Founded by Jen Keenan, Living Synergy produces Australia's premium nut milk bags, enabling you to make your own fresh nut and seed milk quickly and easily at home.
Made from high quality polyester, Living Synergy nut milk bags are durable, easy to clean and quick drying - also making them multi purposeful as they can be used for making and straining juice or as a cheesecloth or muslin!