LifeBox – Energy June 2019

LifeBox – Energy June 2019

LifeBox is a monthly collection of natural snacks, drinks and ingredients to support a healthy lifestyle. All items in the Lifebox Classic are vegan, and gluten and dairy free. It costs from £22.95 per month, including postage.

This box is the Energy version, which is designed to support activity and recovery for both men & women. There might be occasional items which are not vegan in this version of the box, but it’s very rare.

You get everything in a nice box, which comes in a separate shipping box for a little extra protection. All the packaging is recyclable of course!

There’s a lovely recipe booklet included which gives you lots of ideas for delicious, and vegan, meals. Some of the recipes use items from the box.

The menu card lists everything inside.

This is a Fattbar,  a low carb/keto snack. Unlike many low carb snacks, this doesn’t contain any dodgy sweeteners! They’ve managed to make it all from natural ingredients. It’s also fairly low in calories (127) so is an excellent guilt free snack even if you’re not specifically low carb.

Hebe Whole Grain Snack Drinks are a product I’ve never heard of! They are a hot drink mix that contains whole grains, and comes in various flavours. It’s vegan and gluten free, and I think it is supposed to be a kind of snack substitute with a much better nutritional profile than your average snack food item. I’ve only tried one so far and it’s pretty interesting. As a rule I prefer to eat my calories or have protein shakes as an alternative, but I can see this being a useful afternoon pick-me-up instead of a sugary drink or snack.

I love these! Hippeas Organic Chickpea Puffs are a delicious crunchy snack that is higher on the health scale than your average bag of crunchy things! Significantly fewer calories and more protein than crisps, they are very yummy. I’ve not tried this flavour before and it’s really quite hot! Great for spice lovers. The salt and vinegar ones are really yummy, though, highly recommended.

This is a fantastic substitute for fizzy drinks. Lo Bros Organic Kombucha is good for gut health, and a proper grownup soda pop. This Ginger and Lemon version is pretty fiery, but I still love it.

Two items from Mavericks Snacks, Smart Cookies and Greenzilla Breadsticks. I looked them up and it seems they’re being marketed for kids, but there’s no reason why adults shouldn’t enjoy them too! They are both sweet and savory snacks made with whole ingredients and no junk, plus relatively low in sugar. These look like a fantastic after school snack, so I’m actually going to same them for my daughter for exactly this purpose. Though I’m definitely going to try them too! Also, the packaging is awesome.

Raw and Wild Pili Nuts are utterly delicious! These are also activated, which maximizes the nutritional value while getting rid of any gut irritants. They don’t taste like any other nuts, they manage to be crunchy and creamy at the same time. A fantastic snack.

Here are two little pots of Raw Ecstasy Nut Butters. They both say Raw Activated Almond Butter, but the one on the left is chocolate almond butter. Oh wow. Worth eating straight from the jar with a spoon.

A couple of months ago we had a Spoon Granola, and now we have Spoon Muesli. This brand is completely free from artificial garbage and is extremely tasty. My husband hogged all the granola and it looks like he’s going to do the same thing with this. This variety doesn’t contain any dried fruit, which is a great if you’re watching your sugar intake, but otherwise you can add anything you like to it. It also goes very well with yogurt or as a crumble topping.

Here we have a Upcircle Pamper Kit, three little sachets of skin and bodycare items from UpCircle. this brand is completely vegan, ethical, and uses leftover natural ingredients to make their products. This is a lovely way to try out their products, or simply save them for travel. (The serum is fantastic!)

Urban Fermentary Kimchi Hot Sauce is another one for my husband, who adores hot things and kimchi.

Finally, a Wholey Moly Almond Hemp and Chia Cookie. This is an natural cookie with an impressive nutritional profile. These are delicious, and contain a surprising amount of protein for a vegan item of this size, but from a personal point of view they’re a little too high in calories for me. But as an alternative to conventional cookies as a treat, this is excellent.

This month’s box has done very well with introducing new items, from the whole grain drinks to the hot sauce. I’m especially pleased with the keto snack bar and the sort-of children’s snacks, and I’m always happy to drink kombucha! My husband is also thrilled with another product from Spoon.

One thing you discover is that these items are not cheap. Whole foods made by small producers (Did you know that the pili nuts are shelled by hand? That’s labour intensive!) without a whole lot of artificial junk will cost, so it’s not like grabbing a packet of biscuits off the supermarket shelf. But why not spend your money on things that are genuinely healthy for your body.

 

 

Our score: 9.2/ 10

With items for all the family, Lifebox is a useful and delicious way to expand your knowledge of healthy snacks and on-the-go foods! 

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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