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Health & Nutrition

Blake’s Top 5 Lockdown Larder Recipes

The world is in a state of flux and our lives have undergone changes unthinkable even a couple of months ago. This has affected us in everything we do and now more than ever people are looking for healthy options to adapt with these changes. Staying at home has presented us all with great challenges, […]

  • Written by Blake Bowden
  • April 12, 2020
Nature & Mindfulness

An Interview with A Yoga Teacher – Litsa Yiatros

Litsa Yiatros is a yoga instructor who runs ‘Yoga Not For Yogis‘, and also recently partnered with us for our ‘Body & Movement’ Week campaign to create these ‘Five Easy Yoga Routines You Can Do Every Day At Home’.  We were interested in finding more about Litsa’s personal journey and how yoga become part of […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • February 15, 2020
Health & Nutrition

The Amazing History and Health Benefits of Ginger

  Ginger (botanical name: zingiber officinale) has a long history of being documented for its health benefits, especially in relation to digestive health, fighting inflammation, and nausea. It has been praised around the world in different fields including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Western Science, and even ancient folklore remedies.       The magical […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • February 12, 2020
Health & Nutrition

9 UK-Based Ethical and Sustainable Meetup Groups

If you’ve never used meetup.com, it’s a great site for finding inspiration for community events, that are often free of charge to attend. We scoured Meetup for the best ethical and sustainable meetup groups around the UK, and it turns out there are quite a few to choose from!  Here’s the lowdown:   1. The […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • February 5, 2020
Articles

The Honestly Good List: 17 Inspiring Brands to Help Achieve Your Life Goals in 2020

We kicked off 2020 in style by launching a month-long campaign to promote positive ways to have an Honestly Good start to the year. The month had 4 key themes – Mind, Body & Movement, Nourish, and Sustainability, and each week we had giveaways and blog posts from brands who were doing amazing things in […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • February 2, 2020
Nature & Mindfulness

A Beginner’s Guide To Composting

At Honestly Good, we’re huge composting fans! From banana peel, to avocado stones, to apple cores – all the food waste that comes from preparing our smoothies is either used to develop by-products (such as banana peel chutney), or taken to be composted at a nearby allotment. Shout-out to Will at our local allotment in […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 29, 2020
Nature & Mindfulness

An Interview With Georgina Wilson-Powell

This week we interviewed a sustainability superstar – Georgina Wilson-Powell, who is the founder of Pebble Magazine. Honestly Good has proudly been part of two Pebble events so far (PebbleFest and PebbleFestive) and we’re huge fans of Pebble Magazine, and all of the eco-friendly inspiration it provides us with. Check out our interview below:   […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 27, 2020
Health & Nutrition

7 Organic Food Brands We Love

You might already know that Honestly Good uses only 100% organic ingredients. (Find out more about why we’re an organic company here). There are so many other great organic food brands out there, so as part of our “Nourish” themed week, we decided to showcase some of our favourites. Here’s our guide to 7 top […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 24, 2020
Health & Nutrition

4 Food Bloggers Reveal Their Favourite Healthy Recipes

January is the time for health kicks, and embarking on positive new habits (that hopefully become a lifestyle change rather than a short-lived resolution). We want to inspire you to eat well and feel great, so we reached out to some of our favourite food bloggers for their best healthy recipe inspiration. Check out the […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 22, 2020
Behind The Scenes

An Interview with Blake Bowden

Have you ever wondered who comes up with our smoothie recipes? Well, the answer is the supremely talented Blake Bowden, who is our Head of Product Development. There are many strings to Blake’s culinary bow – for example, as well as being a smoothie inventor, he’s also a professional cheesemaker! Find out more about Blake […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 20, 2020
Behind The Scenes

Announcement: Personalised Smoothies at Honestly Good

You spoke. We listened. You wanted us to react to the feedback you gave us about your smoothies, so from January 2020, we are introducing the exciting new concept of personalised smoothie boxes.   So what does this mean? In simple terms, you can rate your smoothies, and if there are flavours you love, you’ll […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 18, 2020
Nature & Mindfulness

5 Easy Yoga Routines You Can Do Every Day At Home

Do you ever feel pushed for time and like it’s hard to fit yoga in your life? We hear you! Knowing how busy life gets, we reached out to one of our favourite yoga teachers – Litsa Yiatros, to help us! Litsa runs  “Yoga Not For Yogis” (and to start with, how cool is that […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 15, 2020
Behind The Scenes

Interview: Why We Use Plastic

At Honestly Good, we appreciate all feedback – from the good, to the bad, and even the ugly. One common theme that has come up recently has been the use of plastic at our company. To dispel the myths and misconceptions, and to explain our actions in more depth, we decided to interview our founder, […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 13, 2020
Nature & Mindfulness

11 Daily Actions for a Happy and Healthy Mind

This week, our focus is on the mind, and all the things you can do to keep it happy and healthy. Just like every other part of your body, your mind also needs plenty of TLC. From the foods you eat, to the way you move, and the things you focus on, there are so […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 8, 2020
Health & Nutrition

Top 10 Tips to Reduce Food Waste This Christmas

Christmas is a time of year full of fun, frivolity, and let’s face it – overindulgence. However, there are plenty of things we can do to reduce our impact on the environment, and decrease the amount of waste from our festive gatherings. Here are our top 10 tips to reduce food waste this Christmas: 1) […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • December 23, 2019
Nature & Mindfulness

9 Gift Ideas to Help Local Wildlife

Christmas is the time for giving, and this year, we’re focusing on helping the beautiful wildlife around us.  If you’re an animal lover looking for the perfect Christmas present, birthday present, or perhaps you’re reading this in the new year fancy treating yourself to a wildlife-friendly new year gift, this is the article for you. […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • December 16, 2019
Productivity & Self Improvement

What Is Fika? The Swedish Tradition We’re Crazy About

After our post about “Hygge, Lagom, and Ikigai”, it sparked our curiosity to look into more wonderful traditions, rituals, and ways of making life, well, great! It was instant love when we found the Swedish word “fika”. Here’s the Honestly Good Lowdown…     So What Exactly Is Fika? It’s tricky to translate directly, but […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • December 9, 2019
Health & Nutrition

8 Superfoods We Use That You Might Not Have Heard Of

Did you know that our Honestly Good Smoothies are packed full of superfoods? In fact, each recipe contains a mix of 5-7 organic fruits and/or vegetables, as well as nuts, seeds, and superfoods in a handy sachet. A lot of people are familiar with popular superfoods such as chia seeds, and goji berries, so we […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • December 2, 2019
Nature & Mindfulness

7 Travel Destinations with Incredible Natural Beauty

People travel for many reasons, but if magnificent nature is what draws you to a new place, we’ve got 8 amazing places to inspire you with incredible natural beauty. From turquoise lakes, to towering mountains, sea cliffs, hot springs, and caves. Check out the lowdown below:   1) Bled, Slovenia Summary: A resort town in […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • November 25, 2019
Behind The Scenes

12 Questions with Our Founder – Vikesh Kotecha

If you’ve ever been curious to learn more about ‘the man behind the brand’, then now’s your chance. Meet Vikesh Kotecha – our founder. We asked him 12 burning questions…here’s what he said:   1) Where did the inspiration for The Honestly Good Smoothie Co. come from? It was from my own personal experience. Back […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • November 18, 2019
Productivity & Self Improvement

11 More Air-Purifying Plants For Your Home Or Office (Part 2)

Our first post about 10 Air-Purifying Plants for the Home and Office went down so well, that we thought we’d follow up with 11 more plants with air-purifying properties to add to your collection. We hope this inspires you to add more nature to your inside spaces.   1) Kimberly Queen Fern View this post […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • November 11, 2019
Health & Nutrition

What’s In Season In November?

Curious about what’s in season in November in the UK? We’ve got you covered. November is the time when root vegetables start to shine. Having a November frost is advantageous for vegetables such as parsnips and swedes as it helps them sweeten.  There are slim pickings on the fruit front (hopefully you like apples and pears), […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • November 4, 2019
Nature & Mindfulness

14 Meditation Tips for People with a Busy Mind and a Busy Life

Meditation is powerful. It can help train your brain to be more productive, de-stress, and can even lengthen your life. The concept of meditation seems simple in principle – take some time out to relax, be still, and focus your mind. However, in reality, the fast-paced nature of our lives makes it much more difficult […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • October 28, 2019
Behind The Scenes

We’ve Got A New Kitchen – Behind-the-Scenes Video

There’s big news at Honestly Good – we’ve got a new home! Earlier this month, we moved to our new kitchen space in West London. This is a huge milestone for us, and a reminder of how far we’ve come since the idea of the company began in Vikesh’s kitchen in 2017. The new space […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • October 21, 2019
Nature & Mindfulness

10 Air-Purifying Plants For Your Home Or Office (Part 1)

At Honestly Good, we’re huge nature lovers, and believe that you can never have too many plants in your home. Our leafy companions are more than just pretty faces though – did you know that there are certain plants act as air purifiers? NASA conducted a Clean Air Study and found out that some plants […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • October 14, 2019
Health & Nutrition

Not enough sunshine? 10 foods for boosting Vitamin D levels

Vitamin D has gained the nickname of the “sunshine vitamin”, as it’s produced by the body in response to sun exposure. This powerful vitamin boosts the immune system, and keeps our bones strong and healthy by regulating levels of calcium absorption. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with bone pain, muscle weakness, obesity, cognitive impairment […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • October 3, 2019
Nature & Mindfulness

12 Ways to Help Wildlife and Connect with Nature this Autumn

As the leaves start falling, and the berries ripen, the arrival of autumn reminds us to slow down, take in the beauty of the great outdoors, and conserve our energy for the months ahead. In Eastern Medicine, autumn marks a time to focus energy inwards, reflect on the year so far, and to let go […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • September 28, 2019
Productivity & Self Improvement

Top 10 Recycling Tips

Recycle Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of recycling. The year’s theme is “Recycling. It’s in our own hands”, and there’s never been a more important time for us to take action. Did you know that an estimated 91% of plastic isn’t recycled? (source) Worse still, by 2050, the ocean […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • September 18, 2019
Behind The Scenes

Why We Chose to Be An Organic Company

September marks the beginning of the Soil Association’s month-long campaign #OrganicSeptember – a movement to encourage more people to try organic, as well as highlighting the importance of organic food and farming. (The Soil Association is the UK’s leading food and farming charity, as well as the UK’s largest organic certification body). Ever since our […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • September 5, 2019
Productivity & Self Improvement

19 Life Tips to Kick-Start Your 2019

January always seems a good time for reflection – learning from last year’s life lessons, and planning what we want to achieve in 2019. If you’re not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions, how about some life tips instead? Here are some of our best words of wisdom that we hope inspire you to have […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 22, 2019
Productivity & Self Improvement

15 Tips For An Eco-Friendly Christmas

With all the festive fun, Christmas splurging, and general overindulgence, have you ever wondered how you can be more sustainable at Christmas time? There are lots of things you can do to make a more positive impact on the planet during the season of goodwill. Here an Honestly Good Guide on how to have a […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • December 11, 2018
Nature & Mindfulness

16 Things You Can Do to Help Save Hedgehogs

At Honestly Good HQ, we’re dedicated to helping save our planet and our beautiful wildlife. Did you know that the UK hedgehog population has declined by a third in 10 years? There are now fewer than 1 million hedgehogs left in the UK. There are lots of reasons for this, including intensive farming and the […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • November 5, 2018
Productivity & Self Improvement

Hygge, Lagom, or Ikigai? Your guide to living life to the fullest

The Danish concept of cosiness; ‘hygge’, has taken the world by storm. So much so, that it even became a home decor trend last year. It’s all about living a particular lifestyle—one that involves soft lighting, blankets, slippers, and hot chocolate by an open fire. Yes, please! Following on from the hygge hype, plenty of […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • August 16, 2018
SOTM

Smoothie of The Month Five – The Raw Fix

Happy August! What a summer it’s been so far. We hope you’ve all been keeping cool and surviving the heatwave. Top tip: ice cold smoothies during the day (of course), and at night, cool your sheets. It’s simple – fold up a sheet and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes before you go […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • August 1, 2018
SOTM

Smoothie of the Month Four – MightyBee

It’s that time again…Smoothie of the Month, and our July partners ‘MightyBee’ are mighty by name and mighty by nature! They’ve managed to create a product that completely took us by surprise – meat-free jerky, made of coconut. SOTM ‘In A Nutshell’: Each month, we choose a brand that we think is ‘honestly good’ and […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • July 3, 2018
Health & Nutrition

Sugar-free or No Added Sugar? Which Sugar Substitutes are Healthiest?

It’s a well-known fact that too much sugar isn’t good for you – but are sugar substitutes any better? We asked nutritionist Caroline Farrell for her lowdown on sugar substitutes, here’s what she said:   Sugar is a sweet crystalline substance obtained from various plants, but predominantly sugar cane and sugar beet. It consists essentially […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • June 18, 2018
Health & Nutrition

Nutrition 101: Food Labels Decoded

Decoding a food label can sometimes feel like translating a foreign language. They’re full of unfamiliar words, measurements, shorthand references, and nutritional value statistics. If you’re lost when you turn over a food packet, you’re not alone. We asked our resident nutritionist Caroline Farrell for her top tips on decoding nutrition labels, here’s what she […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • June 7, 2018
Health & Nutrition

Smoothie of the Month Three – The Tiger Nut Company

Have you ever heard of a tiger nut? If the answer is no, you’re not the only one…and here’s a surprise for you, these magical little nuggets of goodness are NOT actually nuts. They’re small root vegetables that are grown and harvested in the same way as a potato, and are packed full of superfood […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • June 1, 2018
Health & Nutrition

14 Best Ever Natural Cold Remedies

Colds can come at any time of the year, but fear not, certain diet and lifestyle habits can help to prevent them, and also boost your immune system to enable you to recover faster. Our resident nutritionist Caroline Farrell has shared her tips for preventing and managing a cold. We hope they help you.   […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • May 16, 2018
SOTM

Smoothie of The Month Two – That Protein

After an amazing first month of #SOTM with The Raw Chocolate Company (recap here), we’re back with another super cool collaboration for May 2018 with ‘That Protein.’ In case you missed what Smoothie of the Month is about, each month, we’ll be partnering with a brand that we think is ‘honestly good’. We’ll create a […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • May 1, 2018
Nature & Mindfulness

Bee kind: Why bees need saving and what you can do to help

Bees are magical little creatures that play a pivotal role in maintaining a healthy environment and a healthy economy. They pollinate two-thirds of all the world’s crops and flowers, which helps give us food to eat and flowers to enjoy. Our landscapes rely on bees to fertilise the crops around us, and it would cost […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • April 30, 2018
Health & Nutrition

Is eating raw food better for me? Your 15 biggest questions about smoothies answered

Whether you’re a seasoned smoothie drinker or a complete novice, the chances are you probably have some unanswered questions. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Did you know we have a resident nutritionist at Honestly Good HQ? Our nutritional superstar Caroline Farrell helps with our recipe development and is a firm believer that the […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • April 17, 2018
SOTM

Smoothie of The Month One – The Raw Chocolate Company

We’re so proud to be collaborating with The Raw Chocolate Company for our first ever smoothie of the month campaign. Each month – we’ll collaborate with a different company that we believe is ‘honestly good’ and develop a unique, limited edition flavour. About The Raw Chocolate Company The Raw Chocolate Company is honestly good for […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • April 2, 2018
Productivity & Self Improvement

12 Tips on How to Kick-Start Your Morning (When You’re Not a Morning Person)

Mornings can be tough. Especially during winter time when it’s dark and gloomy outside. If you find it hard to get up at this time of year – you’re not alone, and there’s actually a very good reason for it (apart from that warm and snuggly duvet of yours). Our bodies have natural circadian rhythms […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • March 29, 2018
Productivity & Self Improvement

10 Tips To Improve Your Sleep

Sleep is essential for our physical health, mental health and our survival. It’s just as important as exercising and eating healthy,  so it shouldn’t be neglected. Not sleeping enough has been linked to anxiety, depression, impaired cognitive function and an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Here are our top […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • February 27, 2018
Health & Nutrition

Top 15 Foods for Boosting Libido

Did you know that there are certain foods that possess the power to boost your libido? Typically referred to as ‘aphrodisiacs’ – they’re named after the ancient Greek goddess of Love – Aphrodite. Many of us have heard of oysters being a popular aphrodisiac, but have you ever wondered what other libido-enhancers you can find […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • February 14, 2018
Health & Nutrition

10 Healthy Snack Ideas from a Nutritionist

Healthy snacks which combine complex carbohydrates and protein help to maintain steady blood sugar levels throughout the day.  This helps to sustain energy and prevent irritability and cravings for sweet foods and stimulants. Here are 10 of my favourite snack ideas:   1. A smoothie with fruit and/ or vegetables and some nuts and/ or […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 30, 2018
Health & Nutrition

Foods to Support Mental Wellbeing

Positive mental wellbeing gives us the resilience to cope with the stresses of everyday life. It also allows us to feel secure in ourselves and the world around us, freeing us to reach our full potential. However, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Some […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • January 16, 2018
Health & Nutrition

Top 9 Foods to Support Immunity

Our immune system is made up of a complex network of organs, tissues, and cells that work in harmony to protect the body. It acts as a guardian that protects our body from harmful environmental influences. A healthy immune system is essential for our survival and there are plenty of things we can do to […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • December 14, 2017
Health & Nutrition

Top 10 Foods for the Heart

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the UK.  Many people are unaware of the powerful role our diet can play in protecting our heart. Here are our top ten heart-healthy foods: 1. Nuts Those who eat nuts on a regular basis have been found to have a lower risk of developing heart […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • October 17, 2017
Health & Nutrition

Top 10 Tips for Digestion

Your digestive tract is so much more than a pathway to get food from A to B. The gut is a powerhouse that not only affects your physical wellbeing, but your happiness levels too. Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan famously said: ‘I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable saying that virtually 80% of your mental state, well-being and happiness is controlled by […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • October 2, 2017
Health & Nutrition

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips from a Nutritionist

If you want to lose weight – it’s best to do it healthily. We’ve asked our expert nutritionist Caroline Farrell for her top weight loss tips to get you started. Here’s what she said:   1. Replace black tea or coffee with green tea Green tea has been shown to support weight loss. Limit consumption to […]

  • Written by Alicia Drewnicki
  • September 11, 2017
Health & Nutrition

Anti-Ageing Foods – How To Nourish Your Skin from Within

These days, anti-ageing toiletries seem more like food than cosmetics, with everything from pomegranate to green tea being infused into them. However, these toiletries are no substitute for eating the foods that will nourish your skin from the inside out. So, before you splash out on expensive anti-ageing cosmetics, consider these simple dietary changes, which […]

  • Written by henry
  • February 24, 2017