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Vegan Cherry Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

February 10th, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Cherry Chocolate Protein Cupcakes”

Gluten, dairy and egg free, these cupcakes have an indulgent, brownie like texture. The addition of our Sour Cherry Protein Powder boosts their nutritional value. The icing is made using natural fruit sugar.

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Warm Hot Dark Chocolate and Sour Cherry Protein Shake

January 16th, 2018 Posted by Protein Shakes, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Warm Hot Dark Chocolate and Sour Cherry Protein Shake”

Warm up a chilly morning with our hot dark chocolate and sour cherry protein shake!

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Super Seeds!

January 16th, 2018 Posted by Health & Nutrition 0 thoughts on “Super Seeds!”

Our Vegan Protein Shakes are super powered by select additional ingredients. In this series of blogs we will go through why we hand selected each addition to boost our shakes!  To begin, our super seed mix!

 

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Happy Veganuary!

January 7th, 2018 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Happy Veganuary!”

Happy New Year from all at Liberto!

Forget Dry January, did you know that January 2018 is Veganuary?

 

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Vegan Almond, Maple & Banana Protein Shake

December 20th, 2017 Posted by Protein Shakes, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Almond, Maple & Banana Protein Shake”

Use our Vanilla Protein Shake as a base to create some nutty flavours…

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Vegan Coconut, Pineapple & Lime Protein Shake

December 20th, 2017 Posted by Protein Shakes, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Coconut, Pineapple & Lime Protein Shake”

Use our Vanilla Protein Shake as a base to create some tropical flavours…

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Vegan Protein Shakes now on Amazon!

December 20th, 2017 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Vegan Protein Shakes now on Amazon!”

Exciting news…..

 

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Shake recipe inspiration

December 20th, 2017 Posted by Protein Shakes, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Shake recipe inspiration”

Get some quick recipe inspiration…..!

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Vegan Trademark

November 29th, 2017 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Vegan Trademark”

Our new range of protein shakes are registered by the Vegan Society!

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Packed with Pea Protein!

November 29th, 2017 Posted by Health & Nutrition, Healthy Eating, Updates 1 thought on “Packed with Pea Protein!”

Our new range of vegan protein shakes are made using pea protein.

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Bonjour Casino!

November 14th, 2017 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Bonjour Casino!”
We are very excited to announce that the popular French supermarket chain Casino is trialling Liberto!

New range – now launched!

October 23rd, 2017 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “New range – now launched!”

We have very exciting news to share with you! We’ve been busy developing a new range of Vegan Protein Shakes.

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What’s in a Portion?

September 28th, 2017 Posted by Health & Nutrition 0 thoughts on “What’s in a Portion?”

A portion of Liberto bean pasta really packs a punch….

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Plant based eating is one of the top lifestyle choices to reduce your carbon footprint

September 23rd, 2017 Posted by Health & Nutrition 0 thoughts on “Plant based eating is one of the top lifestyle choices to reduce your carbon footprint”

We know that plant based eating is healthy, however did you know it is also good for the environment?

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Creamy Vegan Avocado & Courgette Edamame Fettuccini

August 28th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Creamy Vegan Avocado & Courgette Edamame Fettuccini”

So creamy you won’t believe it’s vegan!
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Super Green Edamame Noodle Salad

August 28th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Super Green Edamame Noodle Salad”

Did you know Liberto Edamame Spaghetti also works well as a noodle?
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Black Bean Spaghetti with Courgettes, Spinach, Peas and Vegan Pesto

August 14th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Black Bean Spaghetti with Courgettes, Spinach, Peas and Vegan Pesto”

A winner of our recent recipe competition by Georgie Jackman, London.
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Liberto @ the Allergy & Free-From Show London 2017

July 11th, 2017 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Liberto @ the Allergy & Free-From Show London 2017”

We had a great time at our first ever Allergy & Free-From Show in London last weekend!

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Competition Time!

May 26th, 2017 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Competition Time!”

Get cooking with Liberto!

We are running an exciting competition throughout June!

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Vegan Pâté 4 Ways

April 9th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Pâté 4 Ways”

Get some inspiration and try our delicious Vegan Pâté.

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Vegan Avo Boats

April 9th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Avo Boats”

A simple Vegan starter or lunch that is sure to impress!
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4 Seed Crackers

April 9th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “4 Seed Crackers”

Try our Vegan Pate on these tasty seed crackers.
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Liberto Wins Gold at the FreeFrom Awards 2017!

March 30th, 2017 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Liberto Wins Gold at the FreeFrom Awards 2017!”

We are excited to announce that Liberto has won a prestigious gold award at the FreeFrom Food Awards 2017!
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Tofu & Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

February 1st, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Tofu & Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry”

A nutritious quick and simple supper.
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Miso, Tofu & Edamame Noodle Soup

January 18th, 2017 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Miso, Tofu & Edamame Noodle Soup”

A quick and simple healthy soup.
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From Bean to Pasta

January 11th, 2017 Posted by About Beans 0 thoughts on “From Bean to Pasta”

How do we make pasta from beans?

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All about Edamame

December 5th, 2016 Posted by About Beans 0 thoughts on “All about Edamame”

Learn more about this wonder bean….

 

Pronounced ‘ehd-ah-MAH-may’, these lovely green jewels are actually a type of soya bean!

 

The soy plant is a type of legume (or pulse) which has seeds or beans in its pods. These ‘soy’ beans are available in more than 100 varieties and can be distinguished by their size, colour and nutritional composition. The yellow-bean variety is the most commonly used for food.

 

Edamame are a special variety of young soya beans harvested before they harden, when around 80% ripe. At this stage they are at the peak of green maturity and high in chlorophyll. They are also naturally sweeter than yellow or black soya beans. They taste more like a fresh vegetable than a traditional starchy legume.

 

They have been a staple in traditional diets in China, Japan, Korea and Hawaii for thousands of years. They have been increasingly popular in the west over the last few decades and thanks to new and innovative manufacturing methods are being used in a wide range of foods – such as our pastas!

 

Fun fact: Edamame is a Japanese word translated directly as eda = “branch” + mame = “bean” or sometimes they are known as mukimame (when out of their pods).

Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

October 29th, 2016 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Vegan Pumpkin Pasta”

Perfect comfort food for a Halloween dinner.
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Liberto at Veg Fest 2016

October 26th, 2016 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Liberto at Veg Fest 2016”

We had a blast at Veg Fest this weekend…

 

An amazing 13’500 people attended the show at London’s Olympia. It was great to meet so many of you!

We were proud to meet fans of our new range of bean pastas. Over the weekend we gave out over 500 free samples and got really positive feedback. The range was so popular we sold out of all varieties!

For those of you who missed out, check out where you can buy Liberto products here.

We also took some time to enjoy tasting other yummy vegan products at the show, it has inspired us to create more vegan recipes for the blog, so watch this space!

Ricotta and Chilli Fettuccine

October 3rd, 2016 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Ricotta and Chilli Fettuccine”

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NEW RESEARCH: The health benefits of plant protein

September 25th, 2016 Posted by Health & Nutrition 0 thoughts on “NEW RESEARCH: The health benefits of plant protein”

A new study has been published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showing the health benefits of plant protein.

 

The study analysed a large group of people’s diet and their risk of mortality (death) over a period of 32 years.
They found that people who ate more plant based protein had a lower risk of death. They also found that by replacing protein from meat sources with protein from plant sources risk of death could be cut by as much as 34%! This largest reduction in risk came from reducing intake of red processed meat (e.g. sausages & burgers).

Interestingly this study found that people who ate the highest amounts of meat protein were more likely to be heavier, less physically active, have higher intakes of saturated fat and lower intakes of fibre. People with high intakes of meat protein also had higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

As you may expect people who ate more plant protein had healthier diets and lifestyles. It seems our sources of protein (whether plant or meat) can be a marker of a healthy diet, this is because we need to consider which other nutrients come ‘packaged’ with the protein. For example, plant based protein is often packaged with fibre, vitamins, minerals and low levels of fat. Whereas, red meat protein is packaged with saturated fat, sodium and nitrates.

The authors of this study concluded:

‘Public health recommendations should focus on improvement of protein sources.’

This means increasing intake of plant based proteins, and cutting down on meat protein especially processed and red meat.

This study provides more convincing evidence that we should all be focusing on a plant based diet for our future health and happiness.

For tips on how to make your diet more plant based click here to see our blog post on the topic.

To read the study in full on JAMA’s website click here.

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Reference: Song M, et al. Association of animal and plant protein intake with all-cause and cause-specific mortality. JAMA Internal Medicine 2016.

Plant Protein – are you getting enough?

September 3rd, 2016 Posted by Health & Nutrition, Healthy Eating 0 thoughts on “Plant Protein – are you getting enough?”

Make sure you are meeting your protein requirements from healthy sources.

 

How much protein do we need?

If you are vegan, vegetarian, or following a plant based diet, it’s important to make sure you are still meeting your daily protein requirements. We need protein to maintain our muscle mass, skin, hair and nails to support our immune system and to make enzymes for essential bodily processes. As our muscle is constantly being broken down and repaired we need to eat protein every day.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is 0.8 g/kg of body weight per day. On average this amounts to: 56 grams per day for a sedentary man and 46 grams per day for a sedentary woman. To calculate your minimum requirement: times your weight in kg by 0.8.

Some people will require more protein than this, such as those who are very active, athletes, the elderly and pregnant women. Some studies have shown for optimal use of the protein we eat it’s important to spread intake out through the day. So try to include a source at breakfast, lunch and your evening meal.

Healthy protein sources

Plant based sources of protein often come in a healthier ‘protein package’. While they can sometimes be less concentrated sources of protein than meat, meat protein can come ‘packaged’ with saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. The good news is that plant based proteins often come ‘packaged’ with fibre, and have low levels of fat, saturated fat and sodium!

If you eat fish, oily fish are a great source of protein and also heart healthy fats such as Omega 3 fatty acids. If you don’t eat fish you can get Omega 3 from nuts such as walnuts, seeds such as flaxseeds, vegetable oils and soya beans and tofu.

Plant protein sources

To help you get enough protein see below for some good sources of protein:

Soya beans 14g per 100g
Quorn 14g per 100g
Kidney beans 8.5g per 100g
Chickpeas 8.5g per 100g
Tofu 8g per 100g
Quinoa 8g per 1 cup cooked
Lentils 7.5g per 100g
Peas 7g per 100g
Nuts 7g per 1 oz
Soya milk 6g per 200ml glass
Soya yogurt 4.5g per 125g pot
Chia seeds 4g per 2 tbs

Values derived from manufacturers packaging and McCance and Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods.

All of the Liberto range are high in protein!

If you’re looking to boost the plant based protein in your diet check our our Liberto range – all are high in protein! Our pastas are made from soya beans so one 50g serving contains 46% of your RDA for protein! If you want a quick & easy protein boost, our Chilli Sin Carne pasta sauce contains 16.5g protein per 225g jar (the protein coming from soya and kidney beans).

Come and meet Liberto!

August 13th, 2016 Posted by Updates 0 thoughts on “Come and meet Liberto!”

We are very excited to share with you that we will be exhibiting at Veg Fest 2016!

 

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For those of you who have not visited Veg Fest before, it’s one of Europe’s keynote vegan festivals!

There’s a lot going on over the weekend: 22nd – 23rd October at Olympia London.

The show is bigger and better than last year with extra space and more things to do. There will be over 250 stalls of exhibitors – showing food, body care, cosmetics and fashion. Many are giving special show discounts and free samples. There are also key note speakers, conferences, music, cookery demos and activities for children. What more could you want!

Liberto will be at stand CB2, we’ll have our exciting new range, and of course free samples for you to taste! We’d love to meet you so please pop by to say ‘Hi’ and taste our delicious bean pasta!

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For more information visit Veg Fest’s website, twitter or facebook. It’s already trending on twitter #VegFest

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The Power of Plants!

August 3rd, 2016 Posted by Healthy Eating 0 thoughts on “The Power of Plants!”

An introduction to Plant Based Eating.     

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