I am on a mission right here to prove to you that rest and recovery is one of the most important parts of your training schedule. True recovery is helped massively by a nutritious and wholesome diet, before and after a workout. Cue the Lifebox.
Receiving a Lifebox in the post is a truly special occasion, there’s a black ribbon neatly tied around a square box with the Lifebox logo printed on top of it. The opening of the box is even more momentous as you’re not entirely sure what treats lie before you. Lifebox curates special monthly boxes for health conscious foodie fans who seek food choices that match their lifestyle which means you can be munching down on a tea biscuit between meetings or you could be taking in a pack of chia seeds to pour on top of your porridge while at work.
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The range of treats stocked in a Lifebox make allowances for treats (off days) as well as guilt-free snacks for the better days. It makes the whole prospect of looking at the world of special health foods less intimidating. I wanted to share with you my favourites, starting off with the more indulgent items in the box. My stand out favourite was Pip & Nut peanut butter which is available in little sampler sachets for those who aren’t quite ready to commit to a 250g (I personally can’t vouch for any form of hesitation when it comes to Pip & Nut in the supermarket).
Second up, is the Inspiral Kale chips which I devoured post-gym session the other day, the Cacao and Cinnamon Kale chips were stocked in my Lifebox – the Cacao tastes like chocolate and the kale kicks in on the aftertaste, by definition, it sounds like a complex flavour but they proved to be really delicious and fairly addictive. Kale has ENDLESS amounts of goodness to offer; there are anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory nutrients and even cancer-fighting vitamins. It has to be said, if you’re not a kale fan you should probably give these crisps away to a friend. If you ARE a kale fan then roll up!
Rhythm 108 Tea Biscuits are mouth-wateringly good, they are gluten free, dairy free, refined-sugar free and generally guilt free at 128 kcal per pack. The Lemon and Ginger Tea Biscuits made an appearance in my box and disappeared in seconds. The biscuits comprise of whole grain oats, coconut oil, coconut flower sugar, almonds, lemon zest, ginger and baking powder. Better yet, they are an easy and transportable way to ensure you have wholesome food readily available when you’re on the go.
Lifeboxes offer a variety of produce for you to sample from month to month, special Sweet Chilli flavoured Yogitea makes an appearance alongside Birch water (can’t wait to try that) which means you have drinks, snacks, powders, teas and even recipes to continue to inspire and broaden your tastebuds. It’s an exciting way to gain access to new and upcoming brands with interesting, revolutionary and vitamin-saturated health foods without splurging silly amounts.
Lifeboxes are available from £14.95, there are mini versions and trial versions available if you don’t want to dive deep into a monthly subscription straight away.