5 Ways to catch more zzz’s, for real.

Written by Remedy nutritionist, Jacqueline Alwill @brownpapernutrition  

Whether you’re saying “just one more episode” to The Last of Us when you’ve just-one-more-d three times already, or your little one has gotten out of bed to ask for a glass of water, or a cuddle, or yet another bedtime story, it’s pretty safe to say none of us are getting enough sleep.

Sleep isn’t that important… right? 


Remedy Nutritionist and our all-time fave smarty pants Jacqueline Alwill might just beg to differ. That’s why she’s sharing her top five ways to catch more zzz’s, for real (because apparently, sleep is what makes the world go ‘round).

Over to you, Jacq!

1. Eat dinner earlier. Aim to eat dinner about 2+ hours before bed to allow adequate time for digestion. There’s always a protein, carbs and healthy fats included in my dinners, which need plenty of time to settle before hitting the hay.

2. Roll out and stretch. I used to proper despise rolling, but I dedicated last year to falling in love with it and now me and my muscles look forward to the roll out and release each day. I do it whilst chatting to the family or watching TV.

3. Switch off. Close down work and emails and dive into a book or atm I’m a bit obsessed with Yellowstone, so I watch a little of that some nights and… 

4. Have a cup of herbal tea. We’ve been growing a lemon verbena plant which is delicious to steep but also has some anti-anxiolytic properties, so a nice one for the nervous system.

5. Sleep shots. About 30 minutes prior to bed I love grabbing my Remedy Sleep Shot, which contains functional ingredients such as chamomile, passionflower, valerian root and l-theanine to ease stress, promote relaxation and move into a restful sleep. It’s a natural and delicious addition to my evening routine. And then it’s full switch off bedtime!!!!

You can find Remedy Sleep Shots online, or at your local independent grocer or petrol station.

The Truth Behind Remedy Switchel ACV

We have a fizzing delicious range of Remedy bevvies these days, but one of our all time faves is Remedy Switchel ACV. Back in ye ol’ days, farmers threw back an ice cold glass of switchel to quench their thirst and rehydrate before getting back out into the field.

While most of the Remedy team aren’t hardcore (or even softcore) farmers, we found Remedy Switchel ACV to be the perfect way to rehydrate after going hard after a footy game, yoga sesh or even a big night out!

But what makes this classic bevvie oh so good? Let’s break down the ingredients behind Remedy Switchel ACV.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV)

ACV is an ingredient close to our hearts, jam-packed full of goodness found in a few of our signature Remedy bevvies. On its own, a shot of ACV is akin to a shot of tequila when you’re hungover -  it’s an assault to your tastebuds and makes you question your life choices.

But when paired with our other delish ingredients, you won’t even notice it’s acidic, vinegary taste and you can reap all the health benefits:

  •  Just like booch has SCOBY, raw, organic, and unpasteurised ACV has this thing called the mother. Rich in natural proteins, healthy bacteria and acetic acid, the mother can be great for your gut! #ThanksMum
  • ACV is damn good at regulating the amount of acid in your tum. Too much acid can = bloating, discomfort, and nausea. Regulating your acid can = no bloating, discomfort, or nausea. 
  • Blood sugar spikes can be caused by high-carb meals and can lead to all sorts of funky (and not in a good way) symptoms. ACV can be great for stabilising your blood sugar, which is why we love throwing back a Remedy Switchel ACV before a carby meal.


Who doesn’t love a daily dose of ginger? Okay, we know ginger can be a bit overpowering to some, but it can be oh-so good for your overall health. Wanna know how?

  • Ginger is known to be rooted (get it?) in immunity goodness. Not only does it support digestion and reduce inflammation, it is also believed to help protect against chronic disease and boost recovery from more widespread illnesses like common colds and flu.
  • Gingerol, a natural component of ginger root, is known to benefit gastrointestinal motility. No idea what that is? Put simply, it can speed up the process of food leaving the stomach, so food doesn’t linger as long in the gut.
  • Ginger can reduce inflammation in the body, but the how of it all gets a bit technical. It has a lot to do with chemical substances and salicylates, so maybe just trust us on this one!

Lemon juice

Who knew your Sunday morning lemon and sugar pancakes would be good for you? Well, the lemon juice part of that equation certainly can be, because lemon juice is known to be:

  • Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C, which can be excel-lem(on)-t (too far?) for battling infections, healing wounds and supporting your overall immunity.
  • See a theme here? All of these key ingredients to Remedy Switchel ACV can be great for your digestion, with the soluble fibre in lemons called pectin thought to promote the production of digestive enzymes in the liver. Without being too TMI, this is thought to help your bowels they way they’re meant to.
  • Good for your pancakes! It had to be said…

ACV + ginger + lemon juice = the dream team for a better for you bevvie. It’s time to give your overall health and wellbeing a boost with a Remedy Switchel ACV. Go on, we know you want to.

Pop the Top: Remedy Sodaly Now Comes in Bottles!

Sodaly fans, hold onto ya hats, because BOY have we got some exciting news for you. That's right, your three fave Remedy Sodaly flaves (Raspberry, Guava and Passionfruit) are now available in brand-spankin’ new 330ml glass bottles in Woolies stores across Australia, and they look GOOD. Cue the confetti cannons!

Now, we know what you're thinking. "What's so great about Remedy Sodaly in glass bottles? Can’t we just stick to the cans?" And ya know what, we could, we still love our cans, OK?! But, well, the glass bottles take things to a whole new level of fancy-pants.

For one, they’re CLEAR (oh yah, a Remedy first), so you can see the liquid goodness in all it’s glory. Plus, let's be real, there's just something about sipping on a cold soda from a glass bottle, right? It hits different. We don't know why, it just does. Maybe it's seeing the fun, natural colours, or maybe it's just because we're fancy like that. Who knows? All we know is that you've got to try it for yourself to truly understand.

So, what are you waiting for? Boot scoot your way over to your local Woolies store and grab yourself a bottle (or three) from the chiller. Don't forget to snap a pic and tag us at @remedydrinks for a chance to get reshared and spread the love.

Gluten Free Apple Cake

Gluten Free Apple Cake

We added a little *spice* to the humble Apple Cake with Ginger Lemon booch, and boy is it a treat. Elevate your afternoon tea game with this light and fluffy cake recipe worthy of the CWA. Shout outs to Georgia McDermott from George Eats for the recipe.

Gluten free, low lactose, contains nuts 

Prep time: 15 minutes

Baking time: 35-45 minutes

Tools: 1 x 20cm/8 inch cake tin, hand beaters or stand mixer



160g (1 cup) fine white rice flour

30g (1/4 cup) tapioca flour

50g (1/2 cup) almond meal

5g (1 1/4 teaspoon) baking powder 

Zest of 1 lemon

1/4 teaspoon fine salt

1/4 cup (60ml) oil 

50g room temperature butter (salted or unsalted)

2 extra large eggs

100g light brown sugar

75g caster sugar (or all caster sugar)

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (optional)

1/2 cup (125ml) Remedy Kombucha Ginger Lemon  

1 Granny Smith apple, very finely sliced and chopped into small rectangle pieces (reserve a few slices for garnish)

Flaked almonds, for garnish (optional)



Preheat the oven to 180C/356F. Grease and line a 20cm/8-inch cake tin. 

Combine the flours, almond meal, baking powder, lemon zest and salt in a medium mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil, butter, sugars and eggs.

Use a hand beater or stand beater to beat the mixture for 1-2 minutes or until light and foamy. The butter should have incorporated completely into the mixture, with no chunks remaining.

Turn the beaters to low and alternate between adding the flour and kombucha. Continue until you have used up all the flour and kombucha.

Add the chopped apples to the batter and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and top with the garnishes. 

Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before sliding a knife around the cake, flush with the tin, and remove cake from the tin. Cool on a wire rack and serve alone, with some icing sugar, with some cream or ice cream, or both.