Let’s Talk About Detox

You may have found yourself reading this blog because you’ve over indulged over the Christmas period and your New Year’s resolution is to be more active, lose a few pounds or just eat healthier. Well you have certainly come to the right place as our 28 Day Fruiteatox bundle could be just what you need to kick-start 2019.

What is detox tea?

Detox tea includes ingredients that can help to supplement a healthy, balanced diet as well as helping to cleanse your body of toxins.

The myths vs the reality

There is a stigma surrounding the word ‘teatox’ due to some claims about its effect on weight loss. At Fruiteatox we would never want to lead on our customers and that is why we believe being honest about the health and well-being benefits of our teas is of paramount importance. Although our tea will not magically make your shed a stone over the course of 30 days, it can certainly help with the following:

  • Energy boost
  • Excellent taste
  • Increased hydration
  • Cutting sugary cravings
  • Reduce bloating.

Do you need help to kick-start your 2019?

If you need help achieving your goal to live a healthier lifestyle, Fruiteatox could be just what you need. To find out more about the ‘5 Benefits of Drinking Fruiteatox’, read our previous blog, here.

If you would like to try Fruiteatox there couldn’t be a better time. All Fruiteatox is 50% off – half price – until 8 January.

So why not take advantage of our Boxing Day Blowout and give it a go at

5 Benefits of Drinking Fruiteatox

Winter’s definitely here now and your daily Fruiteatox provides you with a huge range of benefits. Whatever you’re doing in your busy life, Fruiteatox could be just what you need to kick-start your day and later on to settle you down before bed.

You won’t miraculously lose weight by drinking Fruiteatox alone. But it can be a valuable part of your regime to improve your health and wellness alongside eating the right diet and exercising.

So give it a try here

1. Need a morning energy boost? Or some calm for a good night’s sleep?

Lemon Daytox Tea is an ideal and delicious start to the day. Its mix of totally natural ingredients leaves you feeling fresh and ready to face nearly anything!

Orange Sleeptox Tea helps to give you a peaceful night’s sleep by helping to cleanse your body from toxins and reduce stress levels and headaches with a hint of lavender. 

2. If only something good for you tasted good too… 

We tested many, many hundreds of potential combinations of herbs and fruits to get the best possible combination. The result is a delicious tea – morning Daytox and night Sleeptox.

We source those ingredients from around the globe and our teabags are packed in a BRC accredited, Ethical Tea Partnership facility so quality is guaranteed.

You can find out more about our ingredients here   

3. Stay hydrated

Instead of having your ritual cups of coffee each day, if instead you drink Fruiteatox not only will it give you a range of benefits as mentioned above, but it will also help to keep you hydrated throughout the day!

4. Feeling Peckish?

The delicious ingredients, such as Yerba Mate from Brazil, can quickly fill you up – perfect if you get those late night urges! Fruiteatox can help you fight those cravings and is a great replacement for sugary fizzy drinks and we assure you – it’s just as delicious…

5. Reduce bloat

The herbal ingredients in Fruiteatox are all traditionally associated with beneficial effects on health. Some of them are associated with reducing the impact of looking and feeling bloated. So Ginger Root from China is traditionally associated with boosting circulation, battling bloating and relieving nausea as well as adding a zingy flavour to put a spring in your step.

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Four foods that will help you get a great night’s sleep

We all know how important it is to get that rest for our wellbeing and overall health but sometimes it’s not that easy to get a really good night’s sleep. If you struggle to drift off or have trouble with broken sleep, then opting for certain foods before bed can help you settle down for a restful night. Here’s what to put on your grocery list for bedtime bliss.

Sweet cherry dreams are made of these

Who’d have known that a glass of tart cherry juice could make you fall asleep faster? If you can get your hands on it then give it a try because it contains a high content of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.

Lean mean protein

Eating foods high in lean protein, such as cottage cheese, give you a boost of the amino acid tryptophan which can help to increase serotonin levels that we need to keep high within our bodies to help prevent insomnia. We take ours with raspberries to naturally sweeten it and get a melatonin berry boost at the same time.

Toasty time

Did you know sweet potato is a great source of magnesium, calcium and potassium, which in turn are excellent to help you relax before bed? Why not include it in your evening meal to make a smart dinner choice!

Nutty goodness

Walnuts and almonds, aside from being good for us thanks to being packed with heart-healthy fats, contain their own source of melatonin, the hormone that helps to set our sleep-wake cycles. Eating them can help to increase your blood levels of the hormone and in turn improve your chances of sleeping like a baby.



Of course, a cup of night time tea always does the trick for us. Our Sleeptox tea contains stress-busting chamomile and soothing lavender to help you relax, unwind and hydrate before bed, so you can drift into a deep sleep. Have you tried it and find it helps you sleep? We love to hear what you think!

Our favourite detox breakfast ideas

Autumn’s setting in which means we all need something energising and nourishing to start the day. We’ve rounded up three of our favourite detox breakfast recipes from protein-rich breakfast bowls to wholesome nutritious smoothies packed with fibre. Eating healthily has never been so satisfying.

Blueberry-Coconut Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

A great option for week day breakfasts, this is a super speedy option for meal prep on Sunday evenings.


260g steel cut Irish oats

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp fine sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

950ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk

480ml unsweetened coconut milk

240g fresh blueberries (frozen OK too, do not thaw first)

47g unsweetened dried blueberries

22g unsweetened coconut flakes

360g fresh or frozen blueberries


  1. Pre heat oven to 180C with the rack in the centre. Lightly coat a 13x9x2 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl adding blueberries and coconut last. Sweeten to taste.
  2. Bake for about 1 hour. The oatmeal will appear not done when you take it out of the oven. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Then put it in your refrigerator overnight for best results. It will thicken nicely as it cools.
  3. Heat the blueberries with a splash of water over medium high heat. When you hear them sizzle reduce heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes until saucy. Mash the blueberries against the side of the pan with a spatula.
  4. Serve oatmeal with some almond or coconut milk, blueberry sauce, pure maple syrup and honey.


Protein-pumped breakfast bowl

Based on trusty staples quinoa and avocado, this tasty bowl of goodness is great for long weekend mornings.


200g quinoa

sea salt, to taste

juice ½ lemon

1 tsp coconut oil

1 onion

2 handfuls kale

2 handfuls spinach

4 eggs

1 avocado, chopped

½ cup shelled pecans, walnuts or pine nuts

1 lemon, squeezed

2 cups, washed, fresh herbs (basil, coriander, parsley, mint)

salt and pepper to season


  1. Get the oven on, at 180C. Spread the nuts on a baking tray and toast for 10 mins. Then blitz in a food processor with all the other pesto ingredients. Hey, pesto! Next, boil the quinoa in 600ml water on a low heat for 10-15 mins until it has a bite. Drain and season with salt, pepper and the lemon juice.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a frying pan on a low heat then add the onion and sauté for 5 mins until softened. Chuck in the kale and spinach, season and cook for a further 5 mins.
  3. Then, turn your full attention to poaching the eggs in a saucepan of boiling water. If this fills you with dread, you’re not alone – stir the water with a wooden spoon to create a whirlpool in the pan, then gently pour the eggs in. Poach for about 4 mins.
  4. Now, you’re ready to serve. Divide the quinoa between the bowls, then pile on sautéed greens and chopped avocado. Finally, top with a poached egg and a drizzle of pesto.


5-ingredient wonder smoothie

Equally good on its own or as an accompaniment to either of the above, this is one colourful immune-boosting smoothie. Makes enough for two. 


120 g frozen berries

30-67 g organic spinach or kale

75 g bananas (previously peeled, sliced & frozen)

7g flaxseed meal

240 ml fruit juice (a mix of pomegranate & orange works well) 


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. If too thick, add a splash more juice or water. For more sweetness, add extra frozen banana.
  2. Pour into serving glasses and enjoy.

What’s in our Daytox blend?

This week we’re shining a spotlight on three more of the amazing ingredients that go into our Daytox tea: ginseng, lemongrass and fennel seeds. All of the yummy ingredients that go into Daytox are 100% natural and promote good health and here’s why we select these special three to go into our blend. We’ve already posted about the benefits of two of the others, ginger and oolong tea so just click on the links to find out more about them.


Our ginseng comes from China and the root has been used in their traditional medicines for centuries. The main compound which really help us drinkers out is ginsenosides because it’s the one that give the root its anti-inflammatory and beneficial antioxidant properties. One study showed how taking a ginseng extract over the course of seven days decreased levels of certain inflammatory markers compared to a placebo group and another demonstrated that it can increase antioxidant enzyme activities.


More than just a great addition to Thai dishes, lemongrass makes a wonderful tea ingredient due to its natural diuretic properties. This means it makes you urinate more often, helping to rid your body of excess fluid and sodium without any detriment to your other organs or any side effects.

Fennel seeds

Just like lemongrass, fennel seeds also work as a diuretic (reducing water retention and contributing to weight loss at the same time). interestingly, one Korean study found that drinking fennel tea can help suppress appetite in overweight people and this could be down to the fact that the seeds are rich in fibre which keeps you fuller for longer. 

These three amazing tea ingredients each have their own important part to play in helping you to lead a healthy lifestyle and even supporting you to reach your weight loss goals. We’ve already posted the benefits of two of the others, ginger and oolong tea so just click on the links to find out more about them.

And if you haven’t already, give our Daytox a go and find how out all these ingredients fit together to make a delicious blend.

3 quick and easy lunchbox recipes

We’ve all had those days when we’ve been stuck in a lunchtime ideas rut, haven’t we? In a bid to help you out with that and make sure you look forward to lunchtimes, we’ve rounded up three quick and easy lunchbox recipes that are super speedy to prepare and oh-so tasty. 

Quick-as-quinoa salad

Ticks all the boxes for protein and good fats and is super-filling so you won’t feel the urge to snack before dinner. All you need is 15 minutes the day before.


100g quinoa

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

juice 1 lemon

½ tbsp white wine vinegar

120g can tuna, drained

1 avocado, stoned, peeled and cut into chunks

200g cherry tomatoes on the vine, halved

50g feta, crumbled

50g baby spinach

2 tbsp mixed seeds, toasted


  1. Rinse the quinoa under cold water. Tip into a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 mins until the grains have swollen but still have some bite. Drain, then transfer to a bowl to cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, in a jug, combine the oil, lemon juice and vinegar with some seasoning.
  3. Once the quinoa has cooled, mix with the dressing and all the remaining ingredients and season. Divide between lunchboxes.


Chickpeas, yippee salad

This is an all-time favourite with the Fruiteatox team and one of the recipes from our Vegan E-book. This one’s perfect with pitta bread and houmous.


1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 stalks of celery, diced

1/3 apple, diced

¼ cup red onion, diced

1 medium carrot, grated

½ cup kale, de-stemmed and torn into small pieces

2 tablespoons fresh coriander

2 heaped tablespoons of Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

fresh juice from 1/2 of a lemon

1 ½ tablespoons sunflower seeds

Wholemeal pitta bread


  1. In a food processor, pulse the chickpeas a few times until blended but the mixture still has chunks for texture. You can also mash them in a bowl with a potato masher.
  2. Transfer to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly until well combined.
  3. Adjust salt and pepper to your liking.


Mediterranean courgette medley

Funk up your lunch with spiralised courgettes, we love the fact that they take on some wonderful zingy flavours from the lemon and garlic.


4 medium courgettes

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

2/3 cup artichoke hearts, halved

½ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved

3 tablespoons rapeseed oil

Zest of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

3 cloves garlic minced

2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

½ teaspoon kosher salt


1. Rinse the courgette well, pat them dry and chop the tips and tails off.

2. Using a spiraliser*, make noodles out of all of the courgettes and add the noodles to a large serving bowl. Note: once you get to the last 2 inches or so of the courgettes, it will be difficult to spiral, so you can either grate it or finely chop the rest.

*don’t worry if you haven’t got a sprialiser.  You can either cut the courgette into long, thin, matchstick-like strips or shave it into long, thin ribbons.

3. Add the cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts and kalamata olives to the bowl with the courgettes.

4. Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Pour this dressing over the courgettes noodles and toss everything together.

5 ways to slow down and be happier

When was the last time you took a moment to slow down, relax and take in the present moment? We appreciate that it’s not always easy when life gets as hectic as it does what with work, home and family commitments but we truly believe in living a more stress-free life. Here’s how to make a start.

Take better care of yourself: pay attention to all those things that enhance your life – a balanced diet filled with amazing and colourful foods, exercise that gets your heart going and enough sleep. It’s important to direct enough energy into making sure you don’t neglect yourself.

Take a break from technology: we’re constantly expected to be on the ball at work and social media is a huge distraction but there’s a time and place for everyone to disconnect from phones, laptops and tablets. Why not make it once a week for the ultimate feeling of freedom – it really works, we’ve tried it.

Just be: there’s always something to do but how about we take a little time out of our day to relax in the moment? Whether you unwind with a long walk outdoors or sit quietly with your favourite cup of tea (ahem, Fruiteatox!), just appreciate the moment.

Keep things in perspective: yes, there are things we’d change about our appearance or things we wish we were better at doing at work but how about we think about the things that are positive about our lives? If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by four walls and family and friends who care about you, then you’re lucky in that itself.

Learn to say no: most of us do things to make other people happy but every now and again, we need to save ourselves from a burn-out. So we need to learn that we can’t always say yes to everything and that focusing on the tasks we can complete equals success in its own right.


We say you can’t go wrong with sitting down with a cup of Fruiteatox to take in the present moment. Whether you choose to take a few minutes to yourself in the evening with our relaxing Sleeptox blend or like to have a refreshing Daytox to reinvigorate yourself, there’s a Fruiteatox for you.

Healthy snacks with Fruiteatox

It’s great to stick to a healthy diet to nourish your body with the right things but what happens when a case of the munchies occurs? Don’t worry, we’ve got you armed with an arsenal of the best healthy snacks to go with your cup of Fruiteatox any time of the day! 



A mixed cup of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries is great for giving us a shot of vitamin C, fibre and heart-healthy antioxidants, and is a fantastic virtually fat-free choice. Remember to grab yours before leaving the house to ensure you’re never without a low-calorie snack.

Nakd Bar

The guys at Nakd don’t mess around with the base ingredients too much which means more goodness for your belly and – even better – a bar counts as one of your five a day! 


A boiled egg

Liable to the munchies between lunch and dinner? It’s not the most glamorous snack but, trust us, eggs are the bomb. Inside that shell you have a vitamin D-packed ball of protein that will keep you full until dinner.

Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn

Coming in at just 83 calories a bag, Metcalfe’s Sea Salt popcorn is our favourite alternative to crisps and so much more satisfying. Made from just three natural ingredients, it’s also great for vegans and coeliacs. 

Evening treats

Dark chocolate

You absolutely can enjoy the odd two squares of chocolate – just make sure it contains at least 80% cocoa. According to nutritional advisor Faye Townsend, cocoa has free radical- (compounds created by environmental toxins and cellular processes) fighting abilities – another reason we need our chocolate.

Ape Crunchy Coconut Bites

These super-scrumptious coconut snacks from Ape are baked bites of goodness from the high-fibre coconut. We’ve seen some with sesame seeds or naked so you’ll just have to much your way through the varieties to find your favourite.

Health benefits of Yerba mate

Our popular Daytox tea contains a special herb called Yerba mate (pronounced yer-bah mah-tay) that’s grown in South America and it’s particularly special thanks to its energising properties. Not only do the Argentines and Uruguayans love the stuff, it’s reportedly popular with Gwyneth Paltrow, who is said to enjoy a Yerba mate-based tonic every now and then! Here’s what you need to know. 

What is it?

The herb comes from an evergreen tree from the holly family – the dried leaves we use in our Fruiteatox comes from Brazil.

So, what’s the deal with Yerba mate?

Nutritional powerhouse

Research points to the fact that it yields a higher antioxidant boost than the more commonly drunk green tea as it’s packed with polyphenols (the group of antioxidant that are linked to a reduced risk of many diseases).

It’ll also give your immune system a helping hand due to the saponins it contains – these are the compounds that have amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.


It contains three energising and feel-good compounds of caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, that means you can get the equivalent stimulating effects of caffeine without drinking coffee.

Thanks to the moderate amount of caffeine, drinkers love the natural boost Yerba mate gives, and this is great for energy levels as well as mentally, keeping you focussed and enhancing your mood and alertness.

Associated with weight loss

There’s also evidence that goes to show that Yerba mate can help reduce appetite and boost metabolism which could in turn aid with weight loss.

Good for our guts

Known for its ability to help protect against infections from parasites and bacteria, Yerba mate acts as a natural antibacterial against E.coli, a bacteria that causes food poisoning.


We think you’ll agree – this is an amazing ingredient. They say it offers the ‘the strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the euphoria of chocolate’ and we say it’s an excellent choice for our Daytox which we’ve designed to give you a great boost any time of day.

Our favourite healthy detox recipes

If you’re on a drive to get your beach body back in business or just planning a clean start you might have thought about kick-starting a weight-loss plan. We believe there’s no better way to help your body shed those pounds than to nourish it with lots of tasty, hearty and nutritious meals, so give these healthy detox recipes a go and let us know what you think!

Bye bye plain, hello Purple Porridge

What an amazing boost to accompany your morning cup of Fruiteatox.


  • 1 small cooked beetroot, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 100ml water
  • Zest of ½ lime
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 100g blackberries
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 160g jumbo porridge oats
  • 500ml water
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • Pinch sea salt
  • ½ apple, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp bee pollen to serve


This recipe serves two so simply halve the weight to make porridge for one.

  1. For the compote, place the beetroot in 100ml water and bring to the boil for 10 minutes until the beetroot is very soft.
  2. Add the lime, honey and blackberries, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Once cooked, set the mixture aside to cool. (This will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days).
  3. Next, place the cardamom and cinnamon stick in a pan with the oats and half the water. On a medium heat, bring the water to a simmer and continue stirring for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the water, the coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Bring the mixture back up to a simmer and continue to stir for another 5 minutes. Remove the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick and discard.
  5. Once the porridge is cooked, divide it into two bowls. Top with finely sliced apple, blackberry compote and a sprinkle of bee pollen.

Super-powered Star Chicken

Thanks to its antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, the turmeric in this adapted recipe helps you get a dose of golden goodness.


  • 2 tbsp minced fresh tumeric root or 2 tsp ground tumeric
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 halves chicken breast
  • 128g diced shallots
  • 128g peeled and diced apple
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar


  1. Combine turmeric and olive oil. Rub into the chicken. Season. Marinate for 2 hours.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the shallots, apple, sugar, salt and butter to a simmer over a medium-low heat. Cook until browned (about 10 minutes). Add the vinegar and remove from the heat.
  3. Preheat the grill. Grill the chicken for 5 mins each side until cooked through. To serve, spoon the mixture over each chicken breast.

Jazzy Lunchtime Salad

We couldn’t let you go without trying one of our best recipes from our Vegan Eating Plan. This one is so pretty and colourful, you’ll be tempted to keep it on your desk all day long!


  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  •  ¼ cup spring onion, chopped
  •  ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup olives, chopped
  • ¼ cup piquillo peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • juice from one large lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper together in a small jar and shake vigorously to combine. This is your dressing, and can be stored for 7 days in the fridge.
  2. Layer all your salad together in a large mason jar and then add two tablespoons of your dressing. This can be stored in the fridge overnight, so it’s easy to grab in the morning!

Go-conuts Smoothie

Great for a mid-morning snack or first thing for breakfast, we love the addition of coconut milk which is packed with magnesium, iron and vitamins c, e and b.


  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • Handful raspberries
  • 1 banana


Blitz everything together.

Good eating!  As well as the Vegan Eating Plan you can also download our Super Smoothie Recipes and Exercise Plan from our website – and they’re all free!

Fitness ideas you haven’t tried yet

Bored of the usual Monday night spin class or sick of that same old jogging route? Here are some of the most unusual workouts we’ve been trying out recently, guaranteed not only to shake up your workout but also produce the results you want to see in your body.


This is a great one if you already love Pilates and boxing or like to work out with cardio fusions. Piloxing takes the graceful movements of Pilates and combines it with powerful punches to strengthen those muscles and give you a workout to torch those calories.


Just when you thought HIIT classes couldn’t get any tougher, we can tell you: it is possible. And the results are pretty impressive too with some people remarking on its effectiveness over short periods of time. Incorporating an intense aerobic workout with aqua-based drills, Swim-Sanity is a highly effective workout with minimal impact on the joints.

Boogie Bounce

Bring out your inner kid during this trampoline workout where you get to work those muscles and burn fat everywhere – and it’s ideal for those who are looking for low-impact activity. It pretty much ends up feeling like a party by the time you bounced your way through a choreographed programme.

Aerial yoga

Find your inner peaceful place while suspended in a hammock raised off the ground with an aerial yoga class where you take traditional yoga moves and twist and stretch your way through the air. It’s great for working your core while you destress, and classes take place across the UK.


We hope we’ve shown you that there’s more to life than boring gym classes and you can check out our top celebrity-inspired workouts too. Don’t forget to keep your body hydrated – we love to make a bottle of tasty iced Fruiteatox to quench our thirst when taking a breather.

5 healthy alternatives to dairy milk

Fancy trying something different to the usual dairy milk you pour over your cereal in the morning? There are so many alternatives on the market at the moment, we thought we’d round up some of the best non-dairy milks so you can jazz up your lattes, hot chocolates and porridge.


Made by grating the white coconut flesh and soaking it in hot water, the milk is extracted from the liquid that’s squeezed out of the mixture minus the coconut cream. Packed with magnesium, iron and vitamins C, E and B, coconut milk is a good for you in moderation.


A source of healthy fats and vitamins A and E, almond milk contains fewer calories than dairy milk but this also means less protein so remember to get your protein from other foods. It’s a nice, light and nutty-tasting milk that’s great for lattes. Here’s how to make your own.


We like soy milk on our cereal and the great thing is that it contains a similar amount of protein to cow’s milk but with less calories, fats and carbohydrates. It’s also one of the few dairy alternatives to milk that provides us with all the essential amino acids (those that our bodies can’t produce so we need to get them from our diets).


A fibre-rich dairy substitute, oat milk is naturally sweet and tastes fab in smoothies. It’s high in the soluble fibre beta-glucan which binds to cholesterol in the gut, reducing its absorption in the body and research has shown that it can help to increase feelings of fullness.


Easy for the body to digest, hemp milk is high in omega 3 fatty acids – great for helping to hydrate the skin and strengthening your immune system. All you need is a 250ml glass to get half your recommended daily intake of omega 3.


What’s your favourite alternative milk? We love to hear about what you’ve been eating and drinking to get your summer body in shape and we’ve got an amazing 40% off summer sale on now to help you out!

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