Focused Nutrition Partners with Ocean Revival 2020

Focused Nutrition Partners with Ocean Revival 2020

Last month saw Focused Nutrition become a member of the Ocean Revival 500 Club. Ocean Revival is a charitable organisation run by an enthusiastic team of current and former Royal Marines. Having stood shoulder to shoulder in battle as part of 45 Commando, Matt, Ian, Dom and Joel are now taking the fight to one of the biggest threats to human and marine life – the escalating problem of plastic in our oceans. Ocean Revival works tirelessly to raise awareness of this vitally important topic, and has decided to take on one of the most arduous challenges imaginable. They aim to become the first people to row all the way from New York to London, and Focused Nutrition is proud to support them in their quest. Rowing the Atlantic Only 57 people have successfully rowed the Atlantic, and of the 72 team attempts made, 60 percent have ended in failure. Of the 29 that were successful, none attempted to row all the way from New York to London, so this really is a unique challenge that the team will be taking on. They estimate that the journey will take around 60 days, during which time team members will face a relentless regime of two hours rowing followed by two hours resting. They will be operating in the harshest imaginable conditions, battling heavy weather, huge swells and bitter cold. Raising awareness As part of their preparation, the Ocean Revival 2020 team is visiting schools and colleges to raise awareness on a number of subjects. They are drawing on their experience in the Royal Marines to educate and inspire youngsters on...
Contract manufacturing to give your brand a nutritious competitive edge

Contract manufacturing to give your brand a nutritious competitive edge

Today’s competitive environment is tougher than at any point in history. Across a whole range of markets, there are new entrants joining the fray every week, as the internet age reduces barriers to entry for new business startups. At the same time, consumers are far more knowledgeable about what they want and expect, and they also know that if your business doesn’t meet their expectations, there are plenty of others to choose from. This is particularly the case in businesses operating in the health, nutrition and wellness sector. To stand still is to fall behind as your competitors are constantly devising and delivering new offerings in a bid to increase their market share. Engaging with hearts, minds and stomachs Never underestimate the importance of brand image. At Focused Nutrition we manufacture healthy, wholesome and tasty products for busy, health-conscious consumers. Our contract manufacturing service allows a collaboration that blends our years of experience with your corporate ethos and brand values. Your marketing team is constantly devising ways to connect with the hearts and minds of your target customers. We all know that the way to a man, woman or child’s heart is through the stomach, and adding a delicious range of carefully branded bespoke snacks to your product offering provides the perfect route. The ideal partnership You know your business and your customers better than anyone, so you probably already have a vision of the kind of nutritious snack that would be the perfect fit for your business, whether it is a luxury flapjack that can be enjoyed by those with dietary constraints or a nutritionally-packed protein bar to...

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Pies (or Pumpkin Pies)

Mini Paleo Sweet Potato Pies (or Pumpkin Pies) Trick or treat ??? definitely a treat- read on These mini paleo sweet potato pies have the enthusiastic approval of six yoga teachers, two paleo bloggers, two cousins, one aunt, one uncle, and, me. When the beta version of the recipe was shared with the above, they all said, “this is definitely a blog-worthy recipe.” I think it is one of the most blog-worthy recipes I’ve made in a while, in fact. The creamy, silky filling pairs beautifully with the shortbread-like crust. Even better, prep is easier than a traditional pie because you don’t need to roll out the dough. And it cooks in half the time. Win win! About the ingredients Tigernut flour – Tigernut is the new “in” superfood. It’s not a nut, it’s a grain-free flour made from nutrient-dense tubers. It lends a naturally sweet, nutty, toasty flavor and shortbread texture to this pie crust. I’ve written about the nutrition benefits of tigernuts here. Tigernut flour is not available in many stores (yet), but you can find it here on Amazon. Sweet potato puree – You can make your own sweet potato puree from roasted sweet potatoes, and I highly recommend my technique for getting the perfect roasted sweet potato every time. Alternatively, I recommend this organic canned sweet potato puree. Alternatively, you can use fresh or canned pumpkin puree to make mini pumpkin pies. Coconut butter – Don’t confused coconut butter with coconut oil. It’s the same difference as almond butter and almond oil. I have a post about the various uses of coconut butter here, if you are wondering what else to...