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    Up to 65% off on Raw Food Equipment, Supplements, Books and Events!

    Up to 65% off on Raw Food Equipment, Supplements, Books and Events!

    Remember when I emailed you guys on my birthday at the beginning of September and told you that the Sale of All Sales will be happening soon?

    That ‘soon’ has just landed. Surprise!

    Not only can you save up to 50% on dreamy equipment, some of the goodies below are totally FREE!

    Stock up on Christmas gifts early, as sale ends mid November!

    I love Mondays.

    Happy Monday!

     

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    Sale starts NOW and ends at 11:59PM GMT Thursday 15th November!
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    HARD COPY BOOKS

    Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 11.48.55 The Uncook Book- The Essential Guide to a Raw Food Lifestyle

    Inside you will find over 140 easy-to-follow, accessible recipes with a modern edge, everything you need to know to set up a successfully raw kitchen and a whole lot of super handy tips that are both nutritionally viable and creatively fun. It's the perfect book for anyone who wants to celebrate life through food and there's even a Kid's Section and a Party Section (with Superfood Cocktail recipes!), as well as a whole collection of never-before-seen signature recipes from Tanya's Cafe.

    UK version available for next day delivery on Amazon.co.uk , click to save 27%. Take me there>>

    US version available to pre-order on Amazon.com, click to save 65%. Take me there>>  

     

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    DOWNLOADABLE  EBOOKS

       

     

    Whether you're looking to host a Raw Food Christmas this year, want to learn how to create super easy and majorly tasty Raw Chocolates, interested in eating healthier while still keeping warm this winter or dreaming about a simple to follow Detox Program that gets results - there's an eBook for that! Click on individual covers to learn about what's inside each eBook and use below code to own yours for HALF PRICE!

    Enter coupon code TANYA50 at checkout and save 50%Take me there>>

     

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    DEHYDRATOR

    Sedona Dehydrator is the one I use at home and the model you can get for 50% OFF!!! It's a very clever machine- all the settings are digital, you can divide the heating compartment into 2 drying chambers if you don't have much to dehydrate, the display is glass so you can keep an eye on your goodies, there're 9 trays so plenty will fit and you can make multiple recipes at once. It's a major bargain at this discount, so if you've ever considered a dehydrator, please please make the most of it!!! Use code SEDONA50 at checkout. 

     

    Also get some teflex sheets (non-stick sheets) for your dehydrator, you'll use them for everything from making crackers and fruit leathers to even things used outside of dehydrator like chocolate bark, roulades or even sushi. The 50% OFF discount only applies to the dehydrator itself but you can make a separate transaction later and use code TANYABDAY to get 25% OFF all other Tribest's products, including this one. 

     

     

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    EQUIPMENT

     

    Here's something MEGA exciting! Some of the very best equipment that exists to extract the most nutrients out of living food is the equipment by Tribest. As part of my birthday celebrations this year, they agreed to offer you guys a very generous 25% OFF on their ENTIRE RANGE. Cold-press juicers, travel blenders, high-powered blenders, spouters, yogurt makers, and more! 

    If you can do all your shopping before 15th November, you will save 25% on the entire Tribest range using code TANYABDAY at checkout! Christmas shopping sorted.

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    SUPERFOODS

      

    The funky Superfoods we used for our breakfast smoothie bowls on the retreat a couple of week ago, like the PINK Pitaya powder, BLUE Spirulina powder or BLACK Activated charcoal all come from RawNice. They kindly offered you 15% OFF on the entire range (excluding bundle deals), so check it out there and stock up using promo code Tanyas15 (note it is case sensitive).

    Credits for above: Spiderweb Activated Charcoal cake by @cocooncooks on IG. Pitaya and Blue Spirulina spreads by @nourish__naturally__ on IG. Oh and the orange colour in my 3 tier cake (main image of this post) is from Dunaliella Salina powder by RawNice also.

     

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    SUPPLEMENTS

     

    Udo’s Choice oil blend, their probiotics, green powder complex and digestive enzymes are hands down the very best I've tried. Use promo code BETTERRAW to save 20% OFF at checkout on the entire range. I massively rate their products and only shop there now for those specific supplements.

     

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    EVENTS

    If you’re in Birmingham this weekend or would like to go... I have 4 guest passes to give away that will grant you access to all three days of the incredible Mind Body Spirit Festival! Just email your full name to hello@tanyasliving.com and answer this question: “What time is my raw food demo on Saturday 3rd November?”. First 4 people to email me their correct answer will receive a ticket. Hint: you can find the answer on our events page: tanyasliving.com/collections/workshops-and-events

     

    I’m mega pumped to be demonstrating my delish layered Red Velvet & Cashew Frosting raw cake at this year’s WellbeingNow event! Take a look at the epic line-up of speakers and book out your whole day on Saturday 10th November. London is the place to be! Use code tanya30 for a massive 30% OFF to this whole experience.

    Oh and the first 10 people to email me their receipt to hello@tanyasliving.com will also receive a signed copy of ‘The Uncook Book’ which I will personally sign for you on the day. Book now>>

     

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    COURSES

    Wondering how I found a career I love and became a Health Coach? I studied holistic health and nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition! IIN's course is taught part time and entirely online, by the world's best speakers, nutritionists, doctors and spiritual gurus. 

    When you enrol in the Health Coach Training Program using my name (Tanya Maher), you’ll save up to US $1,000 on tuition and receive some awesome bonuses, including your very own tablet as well as an Amazon gift card and IIN-approved book list to support you on your wellness journey! Enrolment is now open for November and January year-long and December and February accelerated classes.

    Call on (877) 733-1628 for US or +1 (212) 730-5433 for International and mention Tanya Maher for all the benefits! Sample a FREE class, here>>

     

     

      

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    Sale starts NOW and ends at 11:59PM GMT Thursday 15th November (or while stocks last)!
    Happy Halloween/ Early Merry Christmas to you and Happy Belated Birthday to me :))))
      

    three things | the raw review

    three things | the raw review

    A guest post by Michelle Aurora Hebbard.

    I get pretty darn excited about earth sourced foods and healthy snacking. I’ve been known to squeal in grocery stores on discovering aisles of healthy snacks and raw chocolates, I plan whole trips overseas around visiting raw food cafes just to taste their delicacies (and by delicacies I mean sweet treats), and I fan-girl pretty much any brand that is out there doing their bit to bring more plant based tasty goodness to the world!

    So I’m super excited to share with you what I’m digging right now in the world of plant based living…

     

    OM Bar Centres (where have you been all my life?)

    If you're anything like me on entering the raw food world you looked for ways to replicate your favourite childhood food with a raw healthy version.
    When I was a child I was mad about Cadbury's Roses chocolates. And not just any of them, but specifically the strawberry flavoured ones. There started my life long passion for chocolate combined with berry flavours.
    When I discovered OM Bar Chocolate I was immediately taken with their Strawberry Mylk bar. It took creamy to a whole new level in raw chocolate, with the sweet tart taste of strawberries I adore. Then came the Blueberry + Acai bar with its tart snap along side the rich raw cacao flavour.
    But recently those bars were trumped by the Raspberry & Coconut Centres bar. The closest thing to my childhood chocolate love, this bar is literally an Oh My Yummm experience. OM Bar have taken what is already an amazing chocolate bar and put a filling in it and made it extra wonderful! And they put a really pretty wrapper on it too - see it pictured below (right) next to my previous favourite.
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    I've heard that there are other flavours in the OM Bar Centres range. Personally I wouldn't know, I've found my one and only and I'm sticking with it.
    Wanna know the best part? It's full of amazing nutrient rich ingredients so I don't even have to feel naughty!
    Organic ingredients: coconut cream*, coconut sugar*, raw cacao*, coconut oil*, cocoa butter*, raspberry powder*, ground vanilla powder*. *certified organic. Cocoa solids 60% minimum.
    Oh yeah!
    Immerse yourself in the world of nutrient rich chocolate here >> www.ombar.co.uk

    Nobo Icecream (a love story)

    One day in late November there was a report of snow on the horizon in my lovely town of Hove. I love it when it snows. I love it in the way that only an Australian can who grew up wondering what White Christmases were like.
    'It won't snow here, we live too close to the sea' my house mate assures me. I hope she's wrong.
    The day before the expected arrival of those dainty white flakes it was the coldest it had been all year. I could almost taste the snow in the air. I was pumped. 'It's going to snow, it's going to snow I just know it.'
    But on the morning of the next day my iPhone had converted the sweet little snow flake icon on my weather app to cloudy and rainy. What a disappointment.
    My house mate was not surprised, but on seeing my dismay she returned from the shop with a bounty of delicious ice cream. And this ain't just any kind of ice cream. It's the kind that leaves you feeling like you've just given yourself a mouthful of heaven. It's the kind that lets you forget that winter isn't for eating ice cream, and reminds you that good exists in this world when you can eat something so truly delicious which also just happens to be nutritious as well. It's even the kind of ice cream that makes you forget that it didn't snow...
    Introducing Nobo.

     

    Meaning no cow in Irish, this total deep freezer supermarket find has become our weekly staple for soothing anything that may not go our way.

    Made only with coconut milk and avocado it’s naturally dairy and gluten free, and just yummy beyond words. Aaaand they have a ridiculously amazing selection of flavours too, like Irish Salted Caramel, Chocolate and Toasted Almond and Vanilla and Coconut. Win, win, winner!

    Nobo is what I’ve raved about most this year, and I simply can’t wait until Summer to fill my freezer with it. Or rather, to not to be considered weird for eating it when I’m wrapped up in a scarf and thermals.

    Drool over their awesome flavours here >> www.nobo.ie

     

    POSITIVITEA (A POSITIVELY DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE)

    Have you ever wanted to combine your love of chakra cleansing with your love of tea?

    In all honesty I hadn’t thought of combining the two until I came across Ellie and her beautiful brand of Positivitea chakra inspired herbal blends. And then I was like: ‘why didn’t I think of this before!? It’s brilliant.’

    As someone who has been fascinated by chakras since reading Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss I relish every chance to learn more about my own energy system and how to cleanse and strengthen it.

    So I promptly purchased a tester pack (because I have so much difficulty picking just one favourite chakra) and I embarked on a 7 day chakra cleanse.

    Each of the teas have life affirming words that connect with the colour, and the nature of that chakra, which is just so uplifting in itself.

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    There are various ways that you can do a chakra cleanse, the key component as I understand it is to simply give each chakra ample attention and focus.

    Here are just a few examples:

    + Using a chakra meditation like this one from Belinda Davidson

    + Wearing the colour of that chakra that you’re celebrating that day

    + Drinking tea that embodies the essence of the chakra of the day (this is where Positiviteacomes in handy :))

    If you’re a big tea drinker I imagine that you could do all of the above and drink each of the 7 teas in the same day. But as someone who enjoys being slow and methodical I took it 1 chakra per day, starting with the root.

    Ellie has matched each tea to the chakras so that you can truly delight in the experience, and find your favourite.

    The result? A very self nurturing and loving experience with a sense of vibrancy and aliveness.

    I love this tea. It’s more than just a cup of tasty colourful loveliness to warm me, it reminds me how alive I am. But I’m still trying to pick my favourite!

    Find your favourite here >> www.positivitea.london

     

    I hope you’ve enjoyed this bounty of nourishing treats.

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    For more from Michelle Aurora Hebbard; green lover, smoothie aficionado, and hugging pro visit michelleaurorahebbard or connect with her on Insta @AuroraClementine

    What's in my pantry

    What's in my pantry

    When you are new to uncooking, not much looks or sounds familiar, and that’s ok- you were once new to cooking too. However as you skim through this list, you’ll notice that not only do you already recognise all the food groups, but that there are more of them than you originally thought.

    Raw foods are abundant in variety. Let this excite you rather than overwhelm you.

    There’s no need to spend a fortune- it’s all about stocking up a little at a time. Begin by adding 2-3 of the below items to your weekly grocery list and you’ll be equipped to make anything in the raw world… certainly anything in The Uncook Book: The Essential Guide to a Raw Food Lifestyle (UK or US).

    Yep your shopping list for the entire 146 recipes is below!

    If you’ve been reading the blog for some time, you’d know that I try my best to stick to the ingredients easily found either in a supermarket or your nearest health store, nothing too crazy. The Uncook Book was created exactly the same way.*

    FRUITS

    Lemons, limes, avocados, apples, oranges, bananas, watermelon, cantaloupe/rock melon, pineapple, berries (fresh and frozen), pears, kiwifruits, nectarines, passionfruit, grapefruit, grapes, papaya, figs, coconut (both mature brown and young green, which are mistakenly categorised as nuts).

    VEGGIES

    Courgette/zucchini, celery, carrot, beetroot, sweet potato, mushrooms (oyster, button, chestnut, portabella, shiitake), asparagus, fennel, sweet corn (fresh, frozen and baby corn), popped garden peas, snow peas, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, parsnip, Jerusalem artichokes, butternut squash or pumpkin, and of course tomato, cucumber, aubergine and bell peppers (which are all fruits, but found in supermarket vegetable aisle).

    GREEN LEAFIES

    Kale, cavolo nero, spinach, Romaine lettuce, chicory lettuce, watercress, rocket/arugula.

    HERBS & WILD EDIBLES

    Mint, basil, parsley, thyme, coriander, dill, green onion, chives, rosemary, snow pea and sunflower shoots, edible flowers (fresh and dried pansies or rose petals), micro greens.

    NUTS & SEEDS

    Nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, pine nuts, pistachios), seeds (sunflower, chia, sesame, pumpkin, poppy, hemp seeds (both hulled and in shell) plus buckwheat and quinoa (both of which are mistaken for grains)).

    GRAINS, BEANS & LEGUMES

    Rolled oats (buy ready sprouted porridge oats), sprouted mixed beans and lentils, alfalfa sprouts, bean sprouts.

    SEA VEGETABLES & ALGAES

    Wakame, dulse, nori, kelp noodles, spirulina and chlorella.

    SPICES & FLAVOURINGS

    Himalayan salt, peppercorns, garlic (fresh and powder), onion (fresh white and red onions, scallions and onion powder), ginger (fresh and powder), turmeric, cumin, garam masala, paprika (plain and sweet smoked powder), cayenne, chili (fresh, powder and flakes), winter spices (cinnamon powder and sticks, nutmeg, coriander, star anise, cardamom), mixed Italian and other dried spices (dried basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, dill, rosemary, sage), caraway seeds, wasabi powder, Dijon mustard, vanilla (pod, extract and powder).

    FATS, OILS & BUTTERS

    Extra virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, toasted sesame oil (not raw, but so good, you’ll eat way more healthy salad with a dash of this), other (caster oil, hemp or flax seed oil), raw tahini, almond butter, coconut butter, peanut butter (not raw, use only occasionally), cashew/macadamia butter, canned coconut milk (not raw, buy only organic with no additives).

    CONDIMENTS

    Tamari or nama shoyu (both are fermented soy sauces), Bragg’s liquid aminos, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, miso paste (sweet white and dark), nutritional yeast (buy fortified with vitamin B12), sun-dried tomatoes (preferably preserved in salt, but look for quality oil if in oil), olives, tabasco sauce.

    SWEETENERS

    Dried fruits (pitted dates, medjool dates, raisins, apricots, pineapple, goji berries, mulberries, golden berries, and desiccated coconut), maple syrup (not raw, but contains minerals and beautiful flavour), agave (highly controversial, so make sure you know your source), raw honey (minimum of UMF 10+ is best), coconut palm sugar, xylitol, freeze-dried strawberries (or powder), yacon syrup and liquid stevia.

    SUPERFOODS

    Cacao (powder, butter, paste/liquor and nibs), matcha green tea powder, lucuma, maca, bee pollen, acai (powder and pulp), medicinal mushrooms (cordyceps, chaga, reishi), carob, algarroba and baobab.

    OTHER

    Dairy free probiotic capsules, Medicine Flower extracts (coffee, butterscotch or caramel), peppermint essential oil, coffee beans, Assam tea leaves (or English breakfast tea bags), coconut flour (or buckwheat flour), kombucha and rice papers.

     

    *Tanya’s Top Tips:
    #1. The further down the list you get, the more likely these foods are to be found at a health store, not a supermarket. Also check out the Resources section on page 189 for ideas on where I shop, or see some of them here>>
    #2. The foods within each category are listed in order of popularity in my kitchen.
    #3. Always buy nuts and seeds in bulk and store them in the freezer, where they could stay fresh for up to three years.

    WIN! The Complete Raw Food Kitchen Kit - US Edition!

    WIN! The Complete Raw Food Kitchen Kit - US Edition!

    Ask and you shall receive, my friends. And America, you asked the most!

    Guess what everybody…

    The Biggest Giveaway in Raw Food History is BACK! This time in the US and it may just be even bigger than our original!!!

    My book, The Uncook Book – the essential guide to a raw food lifestyle, has just been released worldwide and on Amazon.com, so to celebrate this awesomeness, some of my favorite brands of all time are coming together for one heck of a giveaway.

    [But if you are not a US resident, not to worry. Keep reading to see what YOU can win no matter where you are in the world]

    When I say ‘favorite brands’, I mean favorite brands. These are the items of kitchen kit I use in my own home, in my cafe and of course in the book. These are the items I’ve arrived at after many trials and errors with less quality equipment or poorer quality ingredients. Some took years of research to get here but now that I’ve discovered them, my hope is to save you years of research by bringing them together in one giant hamper, that will belong to someone mega lucky by Thanksgiving!!! You?

    Scroll below to marvel over $3,500 worth of the most insane gifts this industry has ever seen.

    And all this for one lucky person.

    And all for just buying a book you’d want anyway.


    TO ENTER, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS COMPLETE THESE 2 VERY SIMPLE STEPS:

    1. Purchase a hardcover copy of The Uncook Book via Amazon.com here>>
      Every purchase equals 1 entry, so stock up now for Christmas and gain more chances of winning!
    2. Email your receipt to TheUncookBook@outlook.com
      Please include a). Your full name, b). Your USA address only, and c). Your contact phone number.

    BONUS (NO PURCHASE NECESSARY)! WIN 1 OF 5 SIGNED COPIES OF THE UNCOOK BOOK:

    1. Post this image>> on Instagram together with these below words (and hashtag so I can find your entry):
      Tanya Maher’s highly-anticipated #TheUncookBook just released in the US & she’s giving away this entire Raw Food Kitchen valued at $3,500! See @BetterRaw for details.

     


     

    HERE IS ALL THAT CAN BE YOURS COME THANKSGIVING 2015…


    TRIBEST’S GREENSTAR ELITE JUICER

    Greenstar-elite The Uncook Book giveaway

    Tribest health appliances have gained a strong reputation amongst professional chefs, wellness coaches, and nutritionists all around the world. Bringing you the ultimate in twin gear technology & maximising the benefits of your juice, there is no juicer like The Green Star Elite. Not only does it work to carefully crush produce without damaging nutrients, it cold presses the most juice from all greens and allows cell membranes to be easily opened to allow even more minerals to be extracted & preserved for longer. It’s the only juicer I use in The Uncook Book!

    RRP US$629.95  | See here for more  |  tribestlife.com


    VITAMIX 5200 GETTING STARTED


    vitamix-5200-best-blender-The Uncook Book giveawayA Vitamix has been simply the best since 1921. This 3-Horse-Power machine is all time favourite kitchen equipment and without a doubt- one of my greatest loves. A Vitamix is so much more than a blender, it is superb for making soft serves, pastes, smoothies, hot soups, doughs and even rawtella. The powerful motor & sharp blades break through cellulose cells in greens, making nutrients more available for us to assimilate when drinking smoothies.

    RRP US$449.00  |  How to get free shipping when you buy  |  vitamix.com


    Magimix 5200XL Food Processor

    magimix 5200XL food processor A powerful food processor that will mix, grate, slice, chop, whisk, knead and – thanks to its BlenderMix attachment – liquidize your ingredients. What makes this model stand out from the previous one, is it’s extra large feed tube, designed to allow large amounts of disc work to be achieved quickly and efficiently. All bowls included are BPA free, giving you peace of mind over the health and safety of you and your family. The commercial grade induction motor is guaranteed for 30 years, with an overall parts guarantee of 3 years. I've personally gone through many food processors and Magimix is the only one I now choose.

    RRP US$500.00 | See here for more options | magimix.com


    Tribest's Sedona Express Dehydrator

    Tribest Sedona Dehydrator The Uncook Book Giveaway Tribest health appliances have gained a strong reputation amongst professional chefs, wellness coaches, and nutritionists all around the world, each appliance has been designed to maximise health and wellbeing. Sedona is the only Dehydrator we use at Tanya’s restaurants in London. It can be divided into 2 drying chambers if you aren’t taking up full capacity, has an all-digital control panel, extra quiet fans for night time operation, a gorgeous glass window & now it comes in a compact size with even more features to blow you away.

    RRP US$569.95  |  See here for more  |  tribestlife.com


    Hemsley + Hemsley Spiralizer

    HEMSLEYHEMSLEY_Spiralizer_AW copy Loved by the food, fitness and fashion industries alike, sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are authors of The Art of Eating Well, and the upcoming Good + Simple books, as well as creators of this Hemsley Spiralizer. It sold out in the first two weeks of its release in Selfridges and is bestselling on Amazon. A must-have kitchen utensil for turning your favourite vegetables into spirals instantly, swap heavy glutenous carbohydrates for zoodles (zucchini noodles). It is made from strong, food-grade ABS plastic which is BPA Free and fully recyclable.

    RRP US$65.00 |  Buy via Goop  |  hemsleyandhemsley.com


    Tanya's Cafe products

    tanyas cafe awesome mug ph booster Tanya’s is my very own cafe chain, serving innovative plant-based living cuisine, which is all raw, organic, gluten-free, dairy-free and damn tasty. We have a flagship restaurant inside a gorgeous boutique hotel- myhotel Chelsea, where we are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and superfood cocktails- in a light filled conservatory or outdoor terrace. This hamper includes Tanya’s signature 'Sipping my way to awesomeness' mug and an alkaline superfood blend pH Booster to add to your water, juices and salads.

    RRP US$56.00 | pH Booster available here | tanyascafe.com


    Organic Burst Superfoods

    OB-WHOLE-SHEBANG-SQ2 Organic Burst is a leading global health food brand, which is a favourite of top wellness, beauty & fitness experts, bloggers, models and everyone else around the world who loves the life-enhancing benefits of pure, powerful and ethically sourced superfoods! This bundle includes the full range: Baobab, Spirulina, Chlorella, Maca, Acai and Wheatgrass.

    RRP US$115.00 | organicburst.com


    Neal's Yard Remedies 360° Holistic Package

    neals yard remedies usa It was over 33 years ago that Neal’s Yard Remedies opened their doors to their first shop in Neal’s Yard, a once forgotten corner of Covent Garden, London. They became the UK’s first organic health and beauty company and the WORLD’s first health and beauty brand to score 100/100 for ethics in an independent audit by Ethical Company Organisation. I really believe in everything NYR stand for, absolutely love their luxury organic beauty products and adore the team behind them.

    RRP US$235.00 | us.nyrorganic.com


    Optibac Probiotics Range

    DSC_0335 OptiBac Probiotics specialise entirely in probiotic supplements and their range of 11 different products offers you some of the most researched probiotic strains in the world. Their company ethos of only selecting high quality, research-based probiotics has seen them develop one of the UK’s favourite probiotic ranges, which is now available for delivery worldwide. This bundle includes For every day, For every day EXTRA Strength, Bifidobacteria & fibre, For travelling abroad, For daily immunity, One week flat (anti bloating) and For women.

    RRP US$155.00 | optibacprobiotics.co.uk


    Navitas Naturals Cacao Products

    navitas naturals cacao products us Navitas Naturals is a family-owned green business headquartered in Marin County, California. They specialize in organic superfoods from around the world, and strive to be the industry leader in this fast-growing category. Their mission is to provide premium functional foods that increase energy and promote health. This hamper includes everything you need for your healthy chocolate making needs at home.

    RRP US$63.00  | navitasnaturals.com


    2 Months Supply of pHresh ProductsScreen Shot 2015-11-09 at 20.31.08

    Maintain health… Not sickness. That’s what it’s all about. It’s the reason why pHresh Products are committed to inspire well-being (from the inside out).  This inspiring company are steadfast in their mission to change the world through proper education and nutrition. They create their products with true intention, focusing on preventative care and wellness. And they are all about giving back too! Included in this prize is a 2 months supply of pHresh greens, pH strips and a salt shaker.

    RRP US$97.85  |  phreshproducts.com


    The Earth Diet Health Coaching Session

    Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 19.17.49 The top results people experience when they first start living the Earth Diet are increased energy, excess weight sheds, clearer skin, thinking clarity and an uplifted mood. You can get a whooping $200 towards a session with either Liana Werner-Gray herself or one of her amazing health coaches, who have helped hundreds transform their health issues including weight loss, healing with disorderly eating, digestive issues, diabetes, cancer, depression, addiction and other diseases. What kind of health do you want to achieve?

    VALUE US$200.00  |  theearthdiet.com


    Raw Chocolate Man's Chocolates

    raw chocolate man the earth diet "Hi I'm Noah. I have spent the last several years traveling the world, tasting raw honey and raw cacao. Now I bring you truly raw chocolate bars that anyone could replicate in nature by using sticks, stones, and a bowl. My chocolates sing for themselves, and I know you will fall in love." Included are 10 x Honey coconut bars and 4 x Earth Diet chocolate cups.

    RRP US$94.00  |  rawchocolateman.com


    TigerNuts Hamper

    gemini tigernuts tiger nuts All Organic Gemini TigerNut products are OK Kosher certified, as well as USDA Certified 100% Organic, Non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, and raw. TigerNuts are not actually nuts but rather root vegetables which are very high in fiber, such as resistant starch. Resistant starch is a prebiotic that resists digestion and helps our bodies to naturally develop probiotic bacteria ensuring a strong immune system, which is key to eliminating various causes of fatigue, regulating body temperature, and preventing the onset of most modern diseases. Resistant starch is popular for its weight-loss benefits too! TigerNuts are also high in iron, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins C & E.

    RRP US$66.00 | organicgemini.com


    Universe + Chorus Conscious Jewelry

    universe and chorus brooklyn jewelry Magical things, made in Brooklyn with Love. There’s really no better way to describe this super adorable jewelry brand, which is all handmade by my sister in New York. The winner gets 2 of my favourite necklaces from her collection: True Love (spooning is true love) and Three Golden Wishes. U+C ship worldwide and make the most perfect gifts.

    RRP US$75.00 | www.universechorus.com


    The Uncook Book Signed Copy

    The Uncook Book US cover Ah there she is! The perfect book for anyone who wants to celebrate life through food. Raw food really gives you that opportunity because of all the energy and clarity you receive in return. Inside you will find over 140 easy-to-follow, accessible recipes with a modern edge, everything you need to know to set up a successfully raw kitchen and a whole lot of super handy tips that are both nutritionally viable and creatively fun. I will personally write a note to the winner and sign this copy!

    RRP US$24.99 | buy via Amazon.com


    TO ENTER, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS COMPLETE THESE 2 VERY SIMPLE STEPS:

    1. Purchase a hardcover copy of The Uncook Book via Amazon.com here>>
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    On Sri Lanka, feeling like a failure and the best remedy for a cold

    On Sri Lanka, feeling like a failure and the best remedy for a cold

    sri lanka better raw travels

    Today marks one week since we returned from our Sri Lankan adventures.

    This destination has been on our list of places to visit for a long time (anything with tropical fruit for me and surfing for Elliot is on that list), but there was always something- either wedding planning, opening of Tanya’s, retreat in Ecuador or The Uncook Book deadline- which made it impossible for us to get away for more than 3 consecutive days.

    The baby wasn’t going to be a reason though.

    We decided early on that we’d have a travelling family and that our children would grow up learning about different cultures, foods and adventure. Why not start when they are still inside you, right?

    So at six months of pregnancy, a big growing bump and really the final month I’d be covered by insurance while flying, we finally took off for the honeymoon that was 18 months overdue. I learned a new word: babymoon!

    tanya maher pregnancy

    [Sri Lanka was magical and there is soooo much I can write about it, but I’ve already posted a daily highlight on Better Raw social channels and if you are on Instagram, I even tagged all the locations we stopped at. Just look up the hashtag #BetterRawTravels to follow along].

    Then after 10 blissful days of swimming, tanning, eating and relaxing like champions, I wake up aching all over, throat too sore to speak, nose too blocked up to breathe and eyes so watery, we had to head for the airport with my sarong instead of a hanky.

    In complete denial that I may have my first cold after 7 whole years of doing the proud raw food walk and intuitive eating, we landed back in London and I headed straight for my speaking appearance at a NZ Business Women’s Network event held at Tanya’s.

    That was last Monday and then on Tuesday I attended a bunch of meetings regarding the cafe and our recent pop-up in Selfridges, a preggie hospital check-up and even a magazine interview.

    By the time Wednesday rolled around, I was well and truly lacking all sense of desire, getting out of bed was suddenly the most tedious chore and worst of all, I was feeling so deeply sad and down, I couldn’t recognise the person experiencing any of this.

    Could this be post-holiday blues?

    Surely not, I felt so satisfied with this much-needed break and I truly looked forward to getting back to work and applying all the awesome ideas to my business which came up in Sri Lanka. And I’m also one of those super lucky/weird people that doesn’t experience jet lag.

    Could this be pregnancy blues?

    I doubt that, I’m loving every single day of being pregnant, the tiny ninja-turtle-alien dancing and bouncing inside me, observing how she reacts to various voices, the light and the positions I’m sitting or laying in, I’m loving how good my skin feels, how rarely my hair gets oily these days, how fast I tan, how full my breasts feel, how much energy I have, how peaceful I am and how natural it feels to be feeding and growing a happy little miracle.

    Then what could be making me so deeply sad?

    I couldn’t make sense of my own feelings and after various attempts to cheer myself up either with an uplifting film, feel-good-quotes, a cup of hot melted raw chocolate, switching off all wifi devices, bonding with the cutest little reptile, going for a walk to breathe in my favourite time of the year or taking a bath full of healing oils and herbs, it wasn’t until I sat down to meditate, when the answer landed on my head like a brick!

    I didn’t like the answer, but at the end of the day ‘the truth will set you free’ and my truth was simple: I am sick. I used to proudly stand up in my classes, demos or talks and tell everyone that if they ate like me, they too will stay immunised. And now I am sick. I failed.

    Ouch. That brick is going to leave a bruise.

    It’s a pretty shitty realisation to be feeling like a complete failure at what you supposedly do best.

    But I know better. I know that the toughest job of getting out of your slump is to work out what the cause is, because a problem well defined is a problem half solved. Then once you work it out, the next step is not to turn your back on it but to acknowledge your feelings and to properly ‘feel’ them out, to let yourself get as low as those feelings will take you and to stay in that space until you have no more tears to cry and nothing else left to feel.

    That’s the power of release.

    No bottling anything in, because it’s when you hold on to negativity that it might eat at you like slow-releasing poison, breaking you down like acid.

    It’s the most liberating experience that will stretch beyond your own imagination. It’s also the moment, you will know what to do next. It’s not the step to be missed because the process itself is a divine intervention and only when you surrender to the truth, that you are able to hear guidance so clearly, your whole world becomes an effortless playground.

    In my case, when the time was right, I got up, walked into the kitchen, opened up the cupboards and after going through stashes of herbs and remedies which I’ve been saving up for a ‘rainy day’ like this, I was guided to the only thing that my body must’ve been needing at the time: Cinnamon oil.

    The very next day I was well again.

    cinnamon tree and bark

    So I wanted to share with you my top 3 remedies and how to apply them next time you have a nasty cold or a flu, but hopefully before they even get a chance to develop, because…

    NEXT TIME YOU’RE UNDER THE WEATHER, USE ONE OF THESE METHODS AND YOU’LL BE BACK TO NORMAL THE VERY NEXT DAY:

    1. CINNAMON BARK OIL.

    What helped me rid of my full blown cold also happens to be something I bought in Sri Lanka, as if the angels told me I’m going to need it in a few days. There are many places you can buy it online, just make sure it’s top quality, for example Young Living brand. Cinnamon oil promotes healthy cardiovascular and immune function, relieves symptoms of sore throats, colds and congestion and is an excellent antibacterial and anti fungal agent, great for treating infections or supporting you during detox. It’s very very strong to taste and may cause irritation for some, so I’d urge you to use it with caution, however what worked for me was putting a drop into my hot herbal tea, adding slices of ginger and dried cinnamon bark to this infusion, then deeply breathing in the aromatic steam before taking each sip.

    2. OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT.

    This remedy has been a favourite of my entire family’s and something I would’ve definitely gone for this time to help with my cold if I only had it at home. As you’ve heard, I haven’t been ill for many years so I stopped buying it a while back. What it is is a pure extraction from olive leaves and you just swallow it by the dessert spoonful straight up or diluted in cooled down herbal tea or freshly made juice. It’s a potent liquid tonic, absolutely packed with antioxidants and contains 5 times the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C and 30 times the polyphonic content of extra virgin olive oil, which fight free radicals and help destroy bad bacteria. My trusted brand is a New Zealand company called Comvita, but you can find Olive Leaf Extract is produced by many others.

    3. BEE POLLEN AND CAMU CAMU.

    These two key superfoods, particularly when taken together, are truly a God-send. We always tend to have them at home, because whenever I feel that my body is working hard to fight something or Elliot feels a bit under the weather, we mix a heaping tablespoon of Bee Pollen with a tablespoon of Camu Camu and chew this powdery mix with a cup of herbal tea. Usually once or twice is enough to wake up the next day feeling back to normal. Bee Pollen is a complete superfood, packed with amino acids and trace minerals, while Camu Camu is a sour berry containing the highest amount of vitamin C in comparison to any natural plant food. You can find both on DetoxYourWorld.com or many other online superfood stores and physical health shops.

     

    Have the best healthiest week!