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Drink Spotlight: Innocent Strawberries, Apples & Beetroot Kids Smoothie



Like the kids smoothie version of a walk through a meadow on a sunny day, this velvety smooth blend of 100% pure fruit and veg will have you dreaming of picnics and playing in the park. With a seriously scrumptious combination of strawberries, apples and a dash of beetroot, don’t be surprised to hear happy glugging followed by a contented “mmmmm” coming from your little ones.


  • made from 100% pure fruit and veg
  • gives you 1 of your 5-a-day
  • perfect for lunchboxes



nutrition information

per 100ml per serving (180ml)
energy 194kj (46.4kcal) 349.2kj (83.5kcal)
fat 0g 0g
 of which saturates 0g 0g
carbohydrate 11g 20g
 of which sugars 9.1g 16.4g
protein 0g 0g
salt 0.03g 0.05g
vitamin c 37mg (46% NRV) 67mg (83% NRV)

NRV = Nutrient Reference Value



About the company

We started innocent in 1999 after selling our smoothies at a music festival. We put up a big sign asking people if they thought we should give up our jobs to make smoothies, and put a bin saying 'Yes' and a bin saying 'No" in front of the stall. Then we got people to vote with their empties. At the end of the weekend, the 'Yes' bin was full, so we resigned from our jobs the next day and got cracking.

Since then we've started making coconut water, juice and kids' stuff, in our quest to make natural, delicious, healthy drinks that help people live well and die old.



Company: innocent
Brand: Strawberries, Apples & Beetroot Kids Smoothie
Origin: UK
Category: Smoothie
Packaging: 180ml
Claims: Contains 5 types of fruit, great source of Vitamin C.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: Coming soon
Where to Buy: Coming soon
Website: http://www.innocentdrinks.co.uk/



strawberries, apples and beetroot kids fruit and veg smoothie



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Snack Spotlight: Traidcraft Cocoa & Beetroot Geobar



A raw fruit and nut bar made with fair trade dates, raisins and cocoa.
Raw fruit & nut wholefood bar
High fruit content - 65%
Gluten free
No added sugar
1 of your 5 a day
Perfect for lunchboxes

Geobar is right at the heart of fair trade, bringing opportunity and hope to growers around the world. We pack a global mix of fair trade ingredients into every bar – delicious, natural and wholesome ingredients, sourced from our travels. Join us in our joyful mission to change the world one bite at a time.

Geobar Fruity Cocoa & Beetroot Bar


Ingredients: Dates (35%), Raisins (30%) (Raisins, Sunflower Oil), Gluten Free Oats, Cashew Nuts (10%), Cocoa Powder (5%), Dried Beetroot (5%), Flavouring.

For allergens, see ingredients in bold.

The gluten free oats used in this product are free from cross contamination by other gluten containing grains. Not suitable if you are allergic to the protein Avenin. May also contain other nuts.

Suitable for vegetarians.

Store in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Once opened, store in an airtight container.


Nutrition Information

Per 100g

Per 33g

Energy 1430 kJ/338 kcal 473 kJ/112 kcal
Fat 5g 2g
of which saturates 1g 0.4g
Carbohydrate 69g 23g
of which sugars 51g 17g
Fibre 5g 2g
Protein 7g 2g

Salt 0.6g 0.2g

Dates, raisins, cashew nuts, cocoa: Fairtrade certified and sourced from Fairtrade producers. Total 80%.




About the Company
Traidcraft is the UK’s leading fair trade organisation. Our mission is to fight poverty through trade, practising and promoting approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.

Traidcraft's unique structure - a trading company and a development charity working together - gives us a distinctive perspective on how trade can be made to work for the poor.

Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, we build long-term relationships with producers, support people to trade out of poverty and work to bring about trade justice.





Company: Traidcraft
Brand: Gepbar
Slogan: Change the World! One Bite at a Time
Origin: UK
Category: Bar
Packaging: 33g
Claims: Gluten Free, Fairtrade, No Added Sugar
Variants: View Range Here
Price: £1.30
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: traidcraftshop.co.uk










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Snack Review: InSpiral Raw Kale Beetroot & Acerola Chips



New and no added nuts! Thought beetroot was just for boiling to a pulp or pickling? These kale chips will make you think again!

Being one of the most colourful in our range, the ruby-red sweet taste of beets combines perfectly with the slight tartness of our acerola cherries. Click here to learn more about Acerola.


Love your Life • Eat for Vitality • Follow your Bliss

Kale is officially the most nutrient dense food on earth per calorie and here at inSpiral, we are most passionate when it comes to optimum nutrition!

inSpiral Organic Beetroot and Acerola Kale Chips contain none of the trans fats often associated with crisps and other convenience/processed foods and snacks; in fact our finished products are still ‘raw’ because we haven’t cooked/baked them! Raw food provides the body with enzymes and nutrients that are destroyed once ingredients are heated above 42°C. We think this makes them perfect for children, adults – and just about everyone else!


By producing cutting edge raw snacks, inSpiral hope to allow everybody to experience a happier, healthier life that tastes amazing!

We create our recipes with the aim of achieving optimum nutrition and products that aid digestion. We work hard to research the newest superfood finds and latest nutrition information so that we can bring to our customers, visionary 100% optimum nutrition foods.


We use only fresh, organic kale for our Beetroot and Acerola kale chips, which are all hand-made in our solar-powered factory, in London!

When air dried at low temperatures, this classic green leafy vegetable has a crispy texture and delicious taste!

All our kale chips are lovingly massaged in organic nut or seed butters and slow dehydrated for many hours. Why? We think you’re worth it!

We use no additives or preservatives and so ensure a truly optimum, gourmet experience – complete in a fully compostable bag!



Ingredients (* organic):
curly kale*
sunflower seeds*
olive oil*
sunflower oil*
lime juice*
deactivated nutritional yeast
beetroot powder*
Himalayan crystal salt
nothing else.








Company: inSpiral
Brand: inSpiral
Slogan: Visionary Raw Nutrition & More
Category: Cakes
Location: UK
Claims: Organic, Raw, Vegan, Non GMO
Packaging: 30g, 60g
Price: £3.79
Where to Buy: Direct on Website
Website:  inspiralled.net, inspiral.co






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Drink Spotlight: Aartizen Beetroot, Apple & Blackcurrant Juice


Aartizen is a new line of all natural, cold pressed juices from the UK.  The products feature no artificial flavors or preservatives and are available in four flavor combinations.

Beetroots contain nitrates that widen the blood vessels and can improve stamina, boost your heart and lower blood pressure. They are recommended by the British Heart Foundation to improve heart health.

Blackcurrants are a potent source of Vitamin C to boost your immunity and wellbeing.

Apples are brimming with an abundance of antioxidants and may help lower cholesterol by removing bad fats from the body.

Ginger is known to lower inflammation and improve circulation. Ginger stimulates and calms the digestive system.

Apple 54%, Beetroot 34%, Blackcurrant 10%, Lemon 2%, Ginger 0.1%


Nutritional Value per 100ml

105 calories per 250ml bottle
Energy 175kj/42kcal
Protein 0.6g
Carbohydrates 9.5g
of which sugars 8.6g
Fat Nil

Tasting Notes
The boldness of beetroot is beautifully balanced with the sweetness of apples and tart blackcurrants. A dash of ginger adds a subtle spicy zing.


About the Company
As a foodie and a nutritionist-in-training, I am fascinated by the concept of “you are you what you eat”. It makes perfect sense. When you consume fresh, natural produce that is minimally processed, your body is getting lots of beneficial nutrients, vitamins and minerals that will boost your energy levels and vitality. Sadly, nowadays we overload our bodies with processed foods that tend to be high in salt, fat and sugar, and toxic fizzy drinks that are more suited to cleaning blocked drains. No wonder diabetes and obesity is becoming a global epidemic.

Blame your genes for that Mcdonalds craving

Thankfully, we can put some of our weaknesses down to our ancestors. As humans we are programmed by evolution to crave high sugar and high fat foods so that during periods of food scarcity our bodies would have had sufficient reserves. But today the reserves are no longer required; we have moved on from being hunter-gatherers to a more sedentary society where we don’t require as much energy. In the meantime, McDonalds will continue to mastermind new ways of tapping into our primitive culinary cravings. Read More




Company: Aartizen
Brand: Aartizen
Slogan: Wellness Within
Origin: UK
Category: Juice
Packaging: Plastic Bottle
Claims: Gluten, Dairy and GM-free
Variants: Beetroot Apple Blackcurrant, Carrot Orange Apple, Apple Cucumber Kale, Orange & Wheatgrass
Website: aartizen.com








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Snack Review: Pro-Elite Beetroot & Oat Flapjack

Following almost a year of product development, we're happy to announce that last week Beet It introduced a new beetroot-based flapjack to the market in response to consumer demand.

The Pro-Elite Beetroot & Oat Flapjack delivers the same dose of nitrate that athletes get from a single Beet It shot, but in a more palatable format, for those who find a SPORT shot too heavy before races.

The bars are lactose-free and similar in taste to a cereal bar, making them a handy-on-the-go product for athletes in training or a healthy 'elevenses' snack.

BEET IT founder and Managing Director Lawrence Mallinson said: "The Beet It Sport flapjack has just arrived in Suffolk. It is a great tasting oatmeal bar packed with beetroot concentrate - with a dietary nitrate content of 0.4g, the same as a BEET IT SPORT shot. We developed the bars specially to provide an easier to consume alternative to the BEET IT shots - which are very intense - to top up your natural nitrate intake."

"The Beet It shots have been a huge success with the elite sports world. There has been a stream of published research findings from the over 100 universities worldwide that have been carrying out dietary nitrate supplementation research with our BEET IT shots over the past five years. BEET IT is now the most exciting and delicious new aid to achieving that elusive personal best."


About the Company
Since 1991, we've been based on Whites Fruit Farm in Ashbocking, just north of Ipswich. Originally a cider factory, Lawrence Mallinson bought the assets to James White and began to explore a love of pressed fruit and vegetable juices. Originally one of the founders of New Convent Garden Soup, Lawrence has a knack for dreaming-up and creating new and exciting flavours. As a result, we now not only offer a range of English apple juices, but also an extensive portfolio of very different brands. This includes a Soil Association-certified range of organic fruit and vegetable juices, our world-famous spiced tomato juice (Big Tom), the grandfather - or Great Uncle - of the brands (Great Uncle Cornelius juices), an exciting and fun range of organic fruit and vegetable juices (Manic Organics), a fabulous and rather extensive selection of cordials (Thorncroft), and last, but by no means least, our best-selling brand of beetroot juice: Beet It!  Keep Reading


Company: James White
Brand: BEET IT
Slogan: The Power of No
Origin: UK
Category: Bars
Packaging: 60g
Claims: Lactose Free
Price: £25.00 (25 x 60g)
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website:  jameswhite.co.uk







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Drink Review: Cawston Press Brilliant Beetroot Juice



Our new ‘Brilliant Beetroot’ juice is blended with 90% beetroot and 10% apple juice – for a healthy dose of beetroot goodness.


90% Beetroot Juice with 10% Apple Juice, Vitamin C.


Typical Values per 100ml Energy 180kJ / 42kcal
Protein 0.9g
Carbohydrate 9.3g
Fat 0.1g
Vitamin C 30mg (50%RDA*)

*Recommended Daily Allowance



About the Company
We’ve been making quality pressed apple juice at Cawston Press since 1986 and our range now includes eight award-winning, beautifully-balanced blends.

Our passion for apple juice is as strong today as it was when we first started. With our aim being to create the highest quality product possible, we believe our juice is now the best we’ve ever made.

Methods of pressing have changed over the last 25 years and new technology means we can now gently press our apples so that we have the purest juice with a fresh, clean taste. A little different from our early days when we used to see a lot of sediment in our juices. Read More


Company: Cawston Press
Brand: Cawston Press
Slogan: The Original Fruit
Category: Juice
Origin: UK
Packaging: 1 liter
Claims: Pressed, Not from Concentrate
Varieties: Apple Ginger Beer, Cloudy Apple, Lemon & Lime, Rhubarb, Brilliant Beetroot, Vintage Lemonade
Price: Coming Soon
Where to Buy: Stockists
Website: cawstonpress.com

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Juice Spotlight: Cherry Active Juice Concentrates



100% concentrated Montmorency cherry juice with no added preservatives. The gorgeous taste of Montmorency cherries! Each 210ml bottle typically made from the concentrated juice of over 650 Montmorency cherries. A 210ml bottle makes two litres of diluted juice (mix 30ml concentrate into half a pint of fresh water). Alternatively, add to natural yoghurt, smoothies or as a mixer.



100% concentrated blueberry juice with no added preservatives. Glorious tasting, premium quality concentrated blueberry juice. Each 210ml bottle typically made from the concentrated juice of over 1250 blueberries. A 210ml bottle makes two litres of diluted juice (mix 30ml concentrate into half a pint of fresh water). Alternatively, add to natural yoghurt, smoothies or as a mixer.




100% concentrated beetroot juice, with no added preservatives. Sweet tasting, premium quality concentrated beetroot juice. Each 210ml bottle typically made from concentrated juice of over 30 beetroot. A 210ml bottle makes two litres of diluted juice (mix 30ml concentrate into half a pint of fresh water). Alternatively, drizzle neat over a salad or mix with balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a delicious beetroot salad dressing.


About the Company

- In 2005 John Carey founded CherryActive after discovering that Montmorency cherries were a natural remedy for his gout pain.
- CherryActive, with over 1,000 retailers, is now the largest supplier of Montmorency Cherry concentrate and capsules in the UK.
- For over 5-years we’ve supplied tens of thousands of customers with our products.
- Our cherries are grown on specialist farms in North America.
- Our gentle harvesting techniques avoid harsh heat treatments and damaging preservatives to protect our fruit’s antioxidants. We add no sugar, sweeteners, flavourings or colourings.
- CherryActive Concentrate won the Best Supplement Award at the Natural Lifestyle Awards 2009. CherryActive Capsules won the Best Product Award at the Natural Trade Show 2007.




Company: CherryActive
Brand: CherryActive
Origin: UK
Category: Concentrates & Drink Mixes
Packaging: 210ml bottle
Claims: 100% Juice, No Added Preservatives
Variants: Cherry, Beetroot, Blueberry
Price: Blueberry - £69.99 (6 x 210ml), Beet - £29.99 (6 x 210)
Where to buy: Direct on Website
Website: cherryactive.co.uk




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Juice Spotlight: Beet It Organic Beetroot Juice


Beet It organic beetroot juice is blended with 10% fresh apple juice to smooth the earthy aftertaste of beetroot and create a really delicious drink.

Beetroot doesn't feature highly on most of our diets and the idea of drinking beetroot juice probably doesn't excite anyone too much, but this fabulous deep purple juice with a surprisingly sweet, and slightly earthy yet rich taste is a great drink for all occasions.

We are proud to supply over 90 research universities and institutes throughout the world that are currently researching the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway for both medical and sport studies. For more information, visit the Beet It website.

Everyone knows that beetroot juice is great for heart health, especially for that high blood pressure. Numerous clinical trials have proved this and made beetroot juice a popular natural heart health essential. HeartBeet goes one step further taking this healthy beetroot juice from crushed beet and adding organic apple juice to make a really lovely, delicious drink. Beet It Organic Beetroot Juice is rich in antioxidants, nitrates, iron, boron, and folic acid



Crushed beetroot 90%, pressed apples 10%.

Per Serving size: 100ml, Energy(kj): 175kj, Energy(kcal): 42kcal, Protein(g/mg): 0.9g, Total Carbohydrate(g/mg): 9.3g Protein: 0.9g; Carbohydrate: 9.3g



Company: James White Drinks
Brand: Beet It
Origin: United Kingdom
Category: Juice and Juice Drinks
Packaging: 1 Litre, 75cl, 7cl
Price $5.20
Claims: 100% reconstituted, Antioxidant, No Additives/Preservatives, Organic, Functional, not specified, Heart Health
Where to buy: Direct on Website

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Product Spotlight: SaVse Beetroot, Apple, Avocado and Lime Smoothie


Always on the go? No problem! All our delicious smoothies contain 2 of your 5 a day - all you have to do is drink!  Smoothie juice drink with beetroot, apple, avocado, lime, mango and lemon flavors. A blend of crushed vegetable, fruit and pure juices.


150ml Apple (juice)
80ml Beetroot (purée)
8ml Lemon (juice)
5ml Lime (juice)
5ml Mango (purée)
1ml Avocado (purée)
1ml Red Pepper (juice)

Product Features
100% natural. Unpasteurized. Delicious and nutritious. No sugar added. No sugar and preservatives are added.



SaVse's Story:
27 years ago, whilst living in Georgia, Nina was diagnosed with an iron deficiency during pregnancy. Her doctor advised her to drink a blend of spinach and apple juice. So with this advice in mind Nina set about juicing a mixture vegetables and fruits. She loved the taste and results so much she has been developing and juicing her recipes ever since.

In 2011 her son asks the question why it isn’t possible to buy smoothies as good as his mother makes for the family. Following months of research, Nina and her family have embarked on a mission to bring their concept to the mainstream consumer.


Company: SaVse Smoothies
Brand: Nina's Savse
Slogan: Crammed Full of Goodness
Category: Smoothies
Origin: UK
Packaging: 250ml
Claims: 100% natural. Unpasteurized. Delicious and nutritious. No sugar added. No sugar and preservatives are added.
Varieties: Broccoli Pear Spinach Kale Kiwi Lemon & Banana, Rhubarb Carrot Strawberry Apple Yoghurt, Mango Carrot Passion Fruit Pineapple & Yoghurt, Strawberry Broccoli Celery Kale Orange & Spinach
Website: savsesmoothies.com














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