As you may have heard, we have just launched a new competition with The University of Manchester! 3 sports clubs are competing for the most new member sign ups to the MagnaPass website. Along the way they have the chance to win some great prizes, including post-training drinks and snacks. We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with 4 our favourite health food companies to kick start this competition. All the prizes up for grabs are delicious and healthier than the traditional snack options people usually go for. So, if you are the kind of person who loves a sweet treat but is trying to be healthier, we have some great alternatives to share with you!
1) Just Bee, Honey Water (instead of those fizzy drinks and processed fruit juices).
Just Bee drinks are light, delicious and delightfully low in calories. Made from spring water and enriched with only a single drop of honey, these less than 50 calories a cartoon drinks are a great alternative to those sugary juices or fizzy drinks that we all like to indulge in from time to time. These simple, yet lovely drinks are free from refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. With three flavours to pick from there is sure to be at least one that takes your fancy! You can pick from Apple & Ginger, Lemon & Green Tea and Blueberry. The fruit juice added to honey water is never from concentrate and their honey is always sourced from British and European beekeepers. These drinks are perfect for people who need more H2o in their lives but don’t like the taste of plain water.
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth then man would only have 4 years left to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man!”
– Albert Einstein
If you want to get involved and help the bees, check out their website to get free bee friendly seeds to plant in your garden!
2) HIPPEAS (for all the crisp lovers out there…)
Calling all modern Hippies ✌️, These snacks are for those of us who are living in the now and want goodness for the mind, body and soil….! HIPPEAS have created a healthier alternative to your regular run of the mill crisps, these delicious chickpea puffs are; organic, high in fibre, a source of protein, gluten free, vegan and they are free from additives and preservatives, but best of all, they taste as good as they look! They come in a range of flavours, from pepper power to sweet & smokin’, there is something for everyone! Think of them as a healthier, tastier version of Wotsits!
3) Primal Pantry Paleo Bars (alternative to cereal bars and make a great mid-day snack).
Primal Pantry have a mission, and that mission is to provide foods that are tasty and nutritious but can also fully compliment a clean eating lifestyle. That means their products are free from grains, dairy, refined sugars and vegetable oils. Primal Pantry bars are perfect for those of you who follow Paleo diet, but they are also great for those of you who are just looking for a yummy snack. The bars are handmade in British kitchens and contain only 5 or 6 REAL food ingredients! Next time you have a sweet craving try grabbing one of these instead!
4) Pulsin’ ( for the brownie lovers and the ones who want to up their protein).
Pulsin’ are waging a campaign against sugar, and they are winning. All their bars are as low in sugar as they possibly can be. Their protein bars are designed to ensure you have a sustained energy release throughout the day, as to avoid that mid-afternoon crash. These bars come in a range of great flavours and are packed with protein to help rebuild muscle after hitting the gym! Their raw choc brownies though are 50g of healthy goodness, these brownies are gluten, dairy, soya, GM and refined sugar free making them the ideal snack choice for the chocolate lovers out there!