Posts tagged "health"

2 Minute Raspberry Coconut Protein Shake

January 9th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “2 Minute Raspberry Coconut Protein Shake”

Looking for a low effort health kick? This shake recipe is super simple, and uses store-cupboard ingredients for those busy January mornings.

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Protein Snow Balls

December 10th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Protein Snow Balls”

These bitesize beauties use only three ingredients and take minutes to prepare.

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Protein Snow Balls
Gluten-free, dairy-free, raw and vegan.
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 50 g Desiccated Coconut and extra for dusting
  • 75 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 300 ml Coconut Milk The tinned variety
Servings
balls
Ingredients
  • 50 g Desiccated Coconut and extra for dusting
  • 75 g Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 300 ml Coconut Milk The tinned variety
Instructions
  1. Combine the three ingredients and mix well. Roll into balls. Dip into some reserved coconut milk and roll in desiccated coconut.
Recipe Notes

We think these make the perfect gift, just pop three in a clear gift bag and tie with a ribbon!

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Protein-Powered Mince Pies

December 6th, 2018 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Protein-Powered Mince Pies”

It’s definitely easy to overdo it at the holidays. So why not bake a healthier mince pie?

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Protein-Powered Mince Pies
It’s definitely easy to overdo it at the holidays. So why not bake a healthier mince pie? With the addition of Liberto organic vanilla-flavoured protein shake, this Christmas classic is instantly transformed into a protein-powered treat. Not only is this recipe gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, it’s also sweetened with natural sweeteners and fruit sugars rather than refined sugar.Many thanks to Instagrammer @monika_heathyliving for sharing with us!
Course Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
For the pastry:
  • 1 cup ground almond
  • 0.5 cup plain gluten-free flour
  • 0.5 cup ground oats
  • 3 tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 100 g vegan butter
  • 1-2 tbsp stevia to taste
For the filling:
  • 1 jar gluten free mincemeat we like Meridian's organic, vegan and gluten free mincemeat
Course Dessert
Servings
Ingredients
For the pastry:
  • 1 cup ground almond
  • 0.5 cup plain gluten-free flour
  • 0.5 cup ground oats
  • 3 tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 100 g vegan butter
  • 1-2 tbsp stevia to taste
For the filling:
  • 1 jar gluten free mincemeat we like Meridian's organic, vegan and gluten free mincemeat
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200C / 180C fan.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor, adding small amounts of water to get the desired texture.
  3. On a floured surface, evenly roll out the dough until it’s 2-3mm thick.
  4. Cut out 7 discs for the base (using a mug, cookie cutter or glass).
  5. Brush a shallow muffin tin or mince pie tin with a little vegan butter.
  6. Lay each round into a shallow muffin or mince pie tin, adding enough mincemeat to be level with the top of the pastry.
  7. Combine remaining pastry scraps and roll out again until 2-3mm thick, cutting out discs or stars for the lid. Make sure to brush the edges of the lid with water and press to seal.
  8. Bake for 25 min or until the top is golden-brown.
  9. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
Recipe Notes

Check out @monika_healthyliving's amazing Instagram for more inspo here.....

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Chestnut Protein Balls

October 13th, 2018 Posted by Protein Balls & Bars, Recipes 0 thoughts on “Chestnut Protein Balls”

These chestnut protein balls make a healthy on-the-go snack with great autumnal flavour. Made with Liberto organic vanilla-flavoured protein shake and chestnut puree, these tasty little treats can be prepped in less than 15 minutes. No baking necessary!

Many thanks to Instagrammer @monika_heathyliving for sharing this recipe with us!

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Chestnut Protein Balls
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 250 g chestnut puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark rum
  • 3-5 tbsp Maple Syrup to taste
  • 2 tbsp water or milk
  • Desiccated Coconut set aside for coating
Servings
Balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp Liberto Organic Vanilla Flavoured Protein Shake
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 250 g chestnut puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark rum
  • 3-5 tbsp Maple Syrup to taste
  • 2 tbsp water or milk
  • Desiccated Coconut set aside for coating
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Shape into small (1- 1 ½ inch) balls.
  3. Roll each ball in dessicated coconut until completely coated.
  4. Refrigerate in an airtight container until use.
Recipe Notes

Check out @monika_healthyliving's amazing Instagram for more inspo here.....

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Low carb diets and plant based eating

August 31st, 2018 Posted by Health & Nutrition 0 thoughts on “Low carb diets and plant based eating”

A nutrition study on carbohydrate intake and risk of death has been causing a media stir this week.

This news may cause people following low carbohydrate diets rethink what they put on their plate.

 

The study, published in leading medical journal The Lancet, found that both low and high carbohydrate diets increased risk of death in the population studied.

 

It followed over 15’000 adults in the USA from the late 1980s, it analysed their dietary intake and followed up on the participant’s health over 25 years.

 

Their main finding was an increased risk of death at both low (being less than 40% of energy) and high (over 70% energy) carbohydrate intakes. The optimal level of carbohydrate intake being 50-55% energy. That equates to around 250g carbohydrates per day for the average woman and 313g per day for the average man, based on the UK recommended energy intakes of 2000kcal for women and 2500kcal for men.

 

They further analysed the dietary data and found that people who swapped antifungals carbohydrate for animal proteins and fats, for example lamb, beef, pork and chicken had the greatest risk of death. Those, who instead, chose plant based alternatives such as vegetables, nuts, nut butters and wholegrains decreased the risk of death by 18%.

 

The study concludes…

These data also provide further evidence that animal-based low carbohydrate diets should be discouraged. Alternatively, when restricting carbohydrate intake, replacement of carbohydrates with predominantly plant-based fats and proteins could be considered as a long-term approach to promote healthy ageing.

 

The take home message?

That, as always, moderation is key. And, that carbs are not the enemy! There is a clear difference, for example in carbohydrates in the form of added sugar (such as fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits, sweets) to carbohydrates found in wholegrains, legumes or vegetables. If you choose to reduce your carbohydrate intake, be sure to replace this with plant based protein and fats, instead of animal sources. Fill your plate with wholegrains, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and pulses!

Try the Portfolio Diet to lower your Cholesterol

July 22nd, 2018 Posted by Health & Nutrition, Healthy Eating 0 thoughts on “Try the Portfolio Diet to lower your Cholesterol”

Do you have high cholesterol? You might like to try the Portfolio Diet.

This evidence based diet includes many foods that have been proven to lower total cholesterol, and combines them to maximise their effect.

These foods include:

  • Nuts, such as almonds
  • Soluble fibre (found in beans, pulses and oats for example)
  • Soya protein
  • Plant stanols and sterols

These need to be included on the base of a healthy plant based diet (low in saturated fat, sugar and salt and high in fruits and vegetables) and lots of physical activity.

This diet has been extensively studied and has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (often called ‘bad cholesterol’) by 30%, which can be as much as first line low dose drug treatment with statins.

We’ve been investigating how including Liberto products can help dosage make the portfolio diet more exciting and flavoursome.

As part of the Portfolio diet you should aim to eat 80-100g of beans each day and 25-50g of soya protein.

The good news is that one 50g serving (dry weight) of Liberto Edamame Pasta contains 22g of soya protein.

Also, one serving of Liberto black bean pasta contributes 50g towards your intake of beans each day.

Traditional, wheat based pasta would not contribute to either of these goals.

For some inspiration please check out our recipe collection.

We love it when tasty food is also good for your health!

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For more detailed information on the diet please click here. If you are concerned about your cholesterol level you should consult your GP, and may ask to see a Registered Dietitian for personalised dietary advice.

ProYo Overnight Oats

June 27th, 2018 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “ProYo Overnight Oats”

If you have little more time, use our ProYo to make overnight oats.

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ProYo Overnight Oats
Course Breakfast
Servings
Person
Ingredients
  • 0.5 Medium Apple grated
  • 3 Medium Dried Apricots sliced
  • 3 tbsp Oats we used Semper Organic Gluten Free Oats
  • 150 g ProYo recipe on our blog - click the link at the top of this page
  • 75 ml Coconut Milk we used KoKo
Course Breakfast
Servings
Person
Ingredients
  • 0.5 Medium Apple grated
  • 3 Medium Dried Apricots sliced
  • 3 tbsp Oats we used Semper Organic Gluten Free Oats
  • 150 g ProYo recipe on our blog - click the link at the top of this page
  • 75 ml Coconut Milk we used KoKo
Instructions
  1. Layer the grated apple, apricot and oats. Add the coconut milk. Leave overnight, in the fridge.
  2. In the morning top with the ProYo and serve.
Recipe Notes

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Liberto Vegan Dinner Party

May 18th, 2018 Posted by Healthy Eating, Recipes, Updates 0 thoughts on “Liberto Vegan Dinner Party”

We are celebrating our wins at the Free From Food Awards Ireland by having an all vegan Liberto dinner party! All the dishes are gluten, dairy and wheat free.

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Probiotics & Prebiotics

March 1st, 2018 Posted by Health & Nutrition, Super Additions 0 thoughts on “Probiotics & Prebiotics”

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! This month, our probiotics and prebiotics!

 

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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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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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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 clinical trials 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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