Remedy Lovers

How to pack a cheap, healthy lunch for college

Sorry to say guys but your eight weeks of summer lovin’ are OVER!

It’s OK though, Remedy’s here to help you get ready with some great ideas to liven up your snackage and lunches because it’s BTS!

Here’s some cheap ‘n’ easy ideas that’ll get you through, give your gut a boost AND save you some pennies.

Chickpea Salad

Canned chickpeas, lentils or black beans make for a healthy, fibre packed, sustaining salad. Try heating a drained can of chickpeas with teaspoon of curry powder, cool and mix with chopped bell pepper, celery, dates and red onion and cilantro for a spicy, tangy twist.

Pesto Pasta Salad

Grab a spoonful of jarred pesto (basil or sundried tomato) and mix through some leftover cold pasta (if you’re going gluten free try spelt or pulse pasta). Got a bit more dough to spend? Get fancy and throw in some fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and olives. Bonus points for this little lunch because cooled pasta contains resistant starch. Resistant starch is key to supporting a healthy gut as it acts as a source of food for the 'good bacteria' in the large bowel, fuelling their growth and activity which is all good for supporting a healthy gut microbiome.

Asian Inspired Noodle Salad

Try a simple salad using cooked and cooled soba noodles (go for buckwheat for a nutty flavour) and whatever veg you have in the fridge. Whip up a dressing with lime juice, soy sauce and sesame oil adding in carrots, cabbage, spring onion, edamame, red peppers and cucumber for colour, fibre and all of the vitamins! Cold noodles = you guessed it – resistant starch!

Potato Salad

Want something comforting and filling? Try a homemade potato salad. Use leftover roasted or boiled potatoes and mix with yoghurt, dill pickles (live cultures ahoy!), hardboiled eggs for a protein hit, Dijon mustard, green onions and celery for crunch. (Cold potatoes = resistant starch!) A pre AND probiotic potato salad.

What about snacks 'n' sides? Not all are created equal!

Fruit

Aim for fresh over dried. Dried fruit sticky and high in sugar so best as a ‘sometimes’ food. Avoid dried fruit bars and fruit straps or fruit leathers which are very high in sugar, low in fibre and can stick to teeth.

Vegetables

Crunchy veggie sticks like carrot, celery, cucumber and peppers are all winners as are cherry tomatoes. Steer clear of chips or crisps.

Dips

Hummus, tzatziki and guacamole are all great options for the lunchbox with veggies or crackers.

Live cultured foods like yoghurt and kombucha

Incorporate live cultured foods into your everyday diet to give your gut health the TLC it deserves. But make sure you read your labels! Fruit yoghurts can pack a punch in terms of sugar content as can some brands of kombucha. All Remedy drinks contain no sugar, naturally and come in handy 250ml cans which are perfect for on the go.

So there you have it - some quick, easy and cost effective ways to incorporate gut boosting foods into your lunches.

Remedy’s gone global!

That’s right Remedy fans, if you’re in the UK, Canada, Singapore, New Zealand or Australia you can now buy Remedy online. WAHOO! 

So, jump on in, peruse the Remedy range to your heart and gut’s content, choose ALL the flavours you’ve ever wanted to give a whirl!!

You down with ACV?

Truth be told acronyms drive us a little nutty. But Apple Cider Vinegar can be a mouthful, both literally and figuratively!

Having said that, we love ACV for many reasons: it can aid digestion, help regulate and stabilise blood sugar levels, promote good heart health and help keep cholesterol low.

We love it but we don’t necessarily love necking it straight! Which is why we use ACV to make one of the best tasting fizzies out there – Remedy Switchel!

Here’s four good reasons to incorporate more ACV in your diet:

1. Good bacteria for your gut

Heard of ‘the mother’ -  the web like sediment that sits at the bottom of the bottle of raw, organic, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar? This ‘mother’ is very similar to the SCOBY (symbiotic colony of good bacteria and yeast) you’ll find in kombucha. Believed to be rich in health-boosting natural proteins, healthy bacteria and acetic acid, ‘the mother’ is where it’s at and part of the reason why ACV is so good for you.

2. Damn good for your digestion

Drinking ACV can help regulate the amount of acid in your stomach, leading to easier digestion. Bye bye bloating or constipation! Just like other fermented foods (hello kombucha and coconut water kefir), raw, unpasteurised apple cider vinegar also contains healthy bacteria that can help keep your digestive system working properly.

3. Curbs those blood sugar spikes

A daily dose of ACV can help stabilise and regulate blood sugar. Consider having a Switchel before a high-carb meal to prevent blood sugar spikes and if you’re counting your calories, research has also found that acetic acid in ACV can stop your body from absorbing the calories from carbohydrates.

4. Lowers cholesterol and improves heart health

Studies have shown that taking ACV can help to lower triglycerides. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood but having high levels of these lipids can increase your risk of heart disease because they cause fat to build up in your arteries which can block blood flow. No thanks!

There you have it, four very good reasons to incorporate ACV into your daily diet to give your gut and overall health and wellbeing a boost.  The easiest, tastiest way to do so? Grab a Remedy Switchel Tropical, Finger Lime or Blood Orange Switchel to reap the rewards. Not sure which flavour to try first? Grab a mixed case and try them all!

The Sporteluxe lowdown on the Remedy range

Since we first launched Remedy Kombucha we've gone on to launch two more live cultured, no sugar naturally bevvies — Remedy Switchel and Remedy Coconut Water Kefir. All three boast their own unique brew method and health benefits.

Not sure what the difference is between kombucha, switchel and coconut water kefir or when and how to incorporate them into your day? Never fear! Sporteluxe have done the homework for you!

Here's their take on the Remedy range, their fave flavours and when to drink them for maximum benefit!

Remedy in Canada

The secret is out! Remedy is now available in Canada!

All you kombucha loving Canucks can now enjoy the delicious taste and gut loving goodness that make Remedy a favourite around the world.

Remedy is topnotch for a reason. Our fizzy, long-age fermented drinks are chock full of the good stuff with healthy live cultures and organic acids. Oh, and Remedy also contains no sugar, naturally.

We’ve brought seven (yes, seven!) fan-favourite flavours of kombucha to the Great White North. And guess what? Switchel is also coming along for the ride!

You can pick up a bottle of Remedy at selected fine retailers or order by the case on Amazon with FREE SHIPPING!

New retailers are carrying Remedy every day. Keep up-to-date on where you can stock up in Canada here.

Switchel: How's it taste? When should you drink it?

Wondering what the heck that Switchel drink tastes like and when the flip you're meant to drink it!? Remedy nutritionist Jacqueline Alwill is here to answer your questions!

Switchel has what we like to call the taste trifecta: a little sweet and a touch sour, with a slightly spicy kick. We’ve launched with three delicious flavours that make for refreshing bevvies all on their own OR as a great accompaniment to food.

Three super fresh flavours

Remedy Switchel Blood Orange: 
Like a healthy version of a certain orange fizzy from childhood, Remedy Blood Orange Switchel has a beautiful depth of flavour. Kind of a bittersweet, with a real tang to it, the kids love this one!

Remedy Switchel Finger Lime:
Best described as a real zesty, tangy treat. Ginger brings the heat, the lime keeps it cool. It’s the perfect swap out for a beer at your next barbie and makes for a nice cocktail mixer too.

Remedy Switchel Tropical:
This drink will take your tastebuds to a tropical paradise before they can even pack their bags. With the zing of fresh pineapple and the sweetness of passionfruit, Remedy Switchel Tropical is a holiday in a bottle.

Three good reasons to switch it up with Remedy Switchel

Sure, Remedy Switchel is super tasty but there are loads of good reasons you should aim to incorporate Switchel into your daily diet. Here's our top three:

It's the perfect thirst quencher after some hard yakka:
While most of us aren’t out toiling the fields these days, the farmers who loved Switchel back in the day were onto something! it’s a mighty fine way to rehydrate after going hard, whether that’s after a big gym, spin or yoga sesh or even a big night out!

As your daily dose:
Forget shots or weird concoctions, Remedy Switchel is a super tasty, effortlessly easy way to get a dose of daily raw apple cider vinegar and ginger goodness.

A super easy health hack:
Healthier living can be as easy as making simple swaps. Switch out softies! Mix the naughty with the nice using Switchel as a cocktail mixer! Or ditch the booze altogether without the FOMO with one of these babies in your hand at your next BBQ.

In terms of how much you should drink, we don’t believe in a daily prescription. Like any food or drink, trust your gut on what feels right for you.

Ginger Berry’s back, baby!

You asked. We listened. Our lil’ beauty Ginger Berry has joined the Remedy Kombucha family for good. Starring blueberry, strawberry and ginger, she’s a touch spicy, delightfully luscious and berry, berry tempting. She started out life as a one-weekend only limited-edition collaboration for our friends at Mecca Cosmetica. The response was E.P.I.C. Fair to say our Instagram notifications blew up…

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