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Viridian’s new Curcumin Latte Tasting Instore

Curcurmin Latter imageNew to Viridian and instore – Viridian’s Organic Curcumin Latte is a contemporary take on the traditional turmeric latte also known as ‘Golden Milk’ or ‘Haldi Ka Doodh’. Originating from South East Asia, Golden milk has a rich history of use and is a blend of turmeric root powder with aromatic spices such as ginger, cardamon and chilli stirred into warm milk. Viridian’s Organic Curcumin Latte features turmeric root extract with enhanced levels of the active compound known as curcumin.

Holly from Viridian will be instore on Tuesday 18th April from 2pm to 4pm offering tastings of this wonder drink and telling all about the multiple health benefits of turmeric.

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Recipe of the Month – Chocolate Christmas “Pudding”

Recipe of the Month Ruth's Christmas Pudding

Christmas is a time for family, friends, fun …. and, well, food! While it isn’t ideal to scoff handfuls of chocolates and mince pies, a little indulgence over the festive period won’t do any harm. This recipe is based on a new tradition that has crept in over recent years …. a Chocolate Biscuit Cake made in the shape of a Plum Pudding – pure novelty!

Traditional Chocolate Biscuit Cake is laced with milk chocolate, sugar, sometimes condensed milk and is crammed with sugar-filled biscuits and treats. This version on the other hand is still indulgent, but is kinder to your body. It uses nuts instead of biscuits along with delicious dark chocolate, zingy crystallised ginger and is sweetened with Brown Rice Syrup (a fructose-free sweetener). A real treat for December 25th and one the whole family will love!

Ingredients

275g Butter
200g 75% Organic Chocolate
150ml Organic Brown Rice Syrup
60g Crystallised Ginger, roughly chopped
100g Ground Almonds
100g Organic Almonds, roughly chopped
100g Macadamia Nuts, roughly chopped
200g Organic Raisins

Method

  • Line a 1 litre pudding bowl with 2 layers of cling film as smoothly as possible, leaving some hanging over the edges (you’ll use these to pull the pudding out once it sets)
  • In a large pot over a gently heat, melt the butter, chocolate and brown rice syrup, mixing regularly
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir through
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared bowl. Tap the bowl gently on the worktop a few times to fill any air pockets.
  • Cover with cling film and place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours but preferably over night.

Tip
Use Ready-to-roll icing to decrate the pudding or simple top with crystallised fruit and chocolate shavings!

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Product Review – Pukka ManPlus

Product Review Pukka ManPlus

ManPlus is one of Pukka’s unique range of supplements based on the venerable Ayurvedic medicine system from India. As a ‘male tonic’ I think it has so much to offer. The combination of ingredients strengthen, nourish and rejuvenate. They offer circulatory stimulant and heart tonic properties, reduce inflammation and alleviate stress. Which man couldn’t benefit from that kind of boost. Low vitality, low libido, prostate inflammation, erectile dysfunction, frequent urination, relentless stress and adrenal exhaustion can all be combatted by its impressive list of ingredients.

Among them are :

Turmeric and Aloe Vera for their anti inflammatory properties.
Red Ginseng and Hawthorn for energy and heart tonic properties.
Spirulina, a microscopic algae to offer nutrition including iron and b vitamins.
Cinnamon and ginger to stimulate the circulation.
Cordyceps, a mushroom to improve oxygen availability and rejuvenate the reproductive system.
Broccoli and cabbage seed sprouts which can have a positive effect on prostate swelling.
Pomegranate and Holy Basil which are potent antioxidants.
Maca is a reputed aphrodisiac, thought to increase sperm production and motility.

Featured Product Red Ginseng

ManPlus has a combination of ingredients to nourish and rejuvenate the male body including the heart and the reproductive and hormone systems, to reduce inflammation while boosting the circulation and kick starting the libido. It makes for an effective all round male tonic.

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