Editor Katy curates some of the best in health and wellbeing in autumnal shades of brown.
Ariat Skyline Summit GTX Hiking Boots
Created with full-grain leather and rugged nylon panels, these Ariat Hiking Boots (£170) combine Ariat’s unique technology for stability, a mesh lining for comfort and premium GORE-TEX for a waterproof and breathable shoe. Not only do they provide all-day comfort, but they also feature a shock-absorbing EVA midsole and Duratread outersole that gives you a sure footing on rough terrain.
Regenative Whey Protein
Regenative Whey Protein (£79.99 for 28 daily sachets) is a next-generation protein powder made from 100 per cent grass-fed milk, which is filtered for purity. It also contains vitamin C and selenium to promote glutathione production and support cellular health. The protein sachets are individually wrapped making them handy for taking to the gym or to work.
Huel Complete Nutrition Powders
Huel’s Powders (from £40.50) are billed as a complete meal replacement, thanks to their protein, essential fats, fibre, carbohydrates and all 26 essential vitamins and minerals. They’re also vegan and free from lactose, soya and GMOs. Some are gluten-free too. The basic blend is a bit bland but you can now add a scoop of a flavour system powder (£7.50 for 100g or 75 servings) – I like the pina colada and chocolate flavours. And if making up your own shake is too time-consuming, now there are ready-blended drinks (£67 for 24 bottles).
Rude Health’s Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate
Made with cacao and oats, this velvety organic hot chocolate from Rude Health (£3 per litre) is not only dairy-free, but is also refined-sugar free and contains all-natural ingredients. No need to mix in powders or whisk it; simply heat on the hob then enjoy!
Bio-tiful Dairy Cacao Kefir Smoothie
I’ve long been a fan of kefir – and all things fermented for that matter – and these Bio-tiful Dairy Cacao Kefir Smoothies (£1.45 for 200ml) contain more than 40 strains of gut-friendly bacteria in every serving. These help to maintain immunity and a healthy gut.
Junius: REV Ignite and Burn Range
The new Junius food delivery range (from £3) has been designed to include nutrient-dense foods and phytonutrients known to influence the root of health. These are divided into seven colour-coded pillars, with brown representing REV: ignite and burn. Choose from salads, wraps, dressings, desserts, juices and shots – all gluten and dairy free.
HJ Hall Challenger Walking Sock
Made with naturally anti-bacterial Merino wool, these Challenger Walking Socks (£12.50) provide moisture control and thermal properties in the most difficult terrains. Comfort is also a key priority: the socks provide, arch support, heel protection, high density cushioning and a comfort toe seam – they are also super soft!
Clean Reserve Sueded Oud Eau de Parfum
With notes of temple oud, jasmine and bushman candle, this Sueded Oud perfume (£81) provides a rich, woody scent. The perfume contains sustainably harvested aloe barbadensis leaf juice from Bushman Candle, a thorny bush with an aromatic sticky sap. Clean Beauty are passionate about creating eco-concious products by ensuring their fragrances are infused with responsibly sourced, sustainable ingredients which are never tested on animals – with their transparent ingredient lists, their formulas put your safety first. It is also free from gluten and phthalates and is suitable for vegans.
SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Collection
This luxurious SheaMoisture haircare collection includes a shampoo, conditioner and hair mask (£12.99 per product). The products include mafura oil which softens the hair, African Rock Fig which is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants to keep hair looking vibrant, and manuka honey, a natural humectant, which creates a moisture barrier to lock the shine in. The products are also cruelty-free and do not contain parabens, sulphates, phthalates, mineral oil, gluten, synthetic fragrance or artificial colour, and are safe to use on coloured hair.
The Lift & Firm Moisturiser from Albiva (£165) communicates with your cells to support the skin’s self-healing properties. A blend of intensive actives including gemmotherapy, antioxidants, vitamin therapy, peptides and hydrating botanicals work together to give you a firmer, more youthful complexion, with radiant skin and reduced fine lines.
Ditch & Switch
Ditch: Plastic cotton buds
Switch: Bamboo cotton buds
In April next year, the sale of plastic cotton buds will be banned in the UK. As such, a whole host of new cotton and bamboo versions are springing up. I’ve stocked up on these Alyn Bamboo Cotton Buds (£8.99 for 800). They are made from organically grown bamboo and pure cotton, meaning they are 100% biodegradable (with a zero plastics policy for packaging too). Bamboo is also naturally antimicrobial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. The buds are hypoallergenic and perfume-free, which makes them perfect for gentle use on sensitive skin.
4 of the best chocolate snacks
Nibble Brownie Bites (£16 for 12) are 100 per cent natural and contain just 1 gram of sugar per bite. They’re vegan, gluten-free and are made with low-GI ingredients including dried plum purée. Available in Chocolate Walnut, Mint Chocolate and Chocolate Orange.
The Protein Ball Co. Raspberry Brownie Balls (£17.99 for 10) are tasty little vegan bites provide a natural protein boost for both pre- and post-workout. They also have a high fibre content and are free from gluten, wheat, dairy, soy and GMOs.
New to the UK, the RXBar (£27 for 12) is a real-food protein bar containing no added sugars, fillers, gluten or dairy. The 12g protein per bar comes from egg whites, with dates to bind and nuts for texture. We love the Chocolate Sea Salt flavour. Also in Chocolate Coconut, Blueberry and Peanut Butter.
Containing a blend of 5,000mg of hydrolysed marine collagen, protein, superfoods and antioxidants, these Beautycake Protein Snacks (£9.50 for 4 bars) are perfect for on-the-go. The collagen helps boost skin elasticity and reduces fine lines. The bars come in ginger & almond or chocolate & raspberry. Just be careful when opening as the oils can drip out!