Tag: Free’ist

07
Aug

Sugar Debate – The Unsweetened Facts

 The sugar debate continues to be a hot topic when it comes to our health and so it should be. Our main problem is over consumption, many of us indulge in sugary snacks without even noticing the amount of sugar in them. It seems that we’re consumed with a sugar addiction – or at least a very bad habit.

Diets high in added sugar are linked with insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes and obesity, all related to heart disease. In our view, consumers are growing more conscious of hidden sugars and its dangers regarding weight gain, tooth decay and increased risk of diabetes. This has now been publicly highlighted in the NHS Public Health Report findings – In 2014, 58% of women and 65% of men were overweight or obese. In addition, Mintel reports that since 1996, the number of UK diabetics has more than doubled from 1.4m to 2.9m and is estimated to rise to 4m by 2025.

Following these findings, Government announced last year that as of April 2018 sugar-filled soft drinks will see a tax hike to combat these problems.

 For parents, these statistics can be shocking and as responsible adults, how do we cut down our children’s sugar intake especially when we must give in to their non-negotiable snack demands?

Do Not Fear – Sugar Free Alternatives are here

Within the past few years, there has been growing demand for more sugar free products as consumers are increasingly after more choice. Sugar Free snacks are a great alternative if you can’t face going cold turkey on tasty treats, which is no way to live!

The Free’ist aim is to help you, the consumer, reduce your sugar intake whilst still being able to indulge in tasty treats without feeling “the guilt”. It’s a Win/Win!

Here at Free’ist, we have a wide selection of tasty treats including chocolate bars, cookies, popcorn, biscuits and marshmallows – all SCRUMPTIOUS and SUGAR-FREE/ NO ADDED SUGAR!

 

 

28
Jun

Free’ist Sponsoring Health Blog Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce we are sponsoring the celebration of the ever-growing community of health bloggers.

We are sponsoring the “Free-From/Illness Recovery Blog” category – a health blog with dairy-free/gluten-free recipes, or a journey of illness recovery. With the awards being co-founded by “That Protein” & “Health Bloggers Community”, the event promotes health and wellness importance with other categories including Best “Fitness Blog” & “Science and Nutrition Blog”.

The event takes place in London on the 21st September with the shortlisted entries below:

To attend the Health Blog Awards Ceremony, click here!

 

24
Jan

Free’ist Born to Run Gosford 5K/10K

The sixth race in the Belfast Telegraph’s Born to Run event- Run Forest Run, was held in Gosford Forest Park on the 21st January.

Free’ist once again sponsored the event by providing finish line fuel with our scrumptious no added sugar wafer bars! Well done to all the runners who took part, it was a great turn out and another brilliant event.

Find out where the next race is here and get involved!

16
Jan

Free’ist teams up with Sugarwise!

sugarwise.org is a large company with the objective of increasing attention, educating and giving people options on sugar in their food and drink, and Free’ist is the first Irish snack company to join them! Moving forward the free from food company will now use the Sugarwise Kitemark certification, which will show consumers that their wide range products are fully certified as sugar free/low in sugar.

“The decision to join Sugarwise is a further demonstration of our commitment to products which are free from sugar. Our products were rigorously tested to ensure they met the Sugarwise requirements for certification” said the managing director of Free’ist, Gerard McAdorey.

Despite the fact that Free’ist products are free from sugar, evidence would suggest that customers find it difficult to find any difference in taste from other snacks!

“Most people wouldn’t even believe it were possible, but they taste exactly the same! The Sugarwise logo is a great way for these amazing products to get themselves noticed on shelf, and we are delighted that Free’ist have joined us in our mission”, said Sugarwise founder, Rend Platings.

Based on the World Health Organisation’s guidelines on sugar consumption, of which generally no more than 5% of our daily calories should come from free sugars, the Sugarwise certification is awarded to firms which produce products which meet these standards.

 

11
Jan

Protein cookies made by customers using free’ist!

Protein cookies made by one of our customers Louise Kerriganfit look delicious! Minimal ingredients used, 5 minutes in the oven and topped with with our sugar-free white chocolate.

Ingredients – 30g whey, 5g baking powder, 10g cocoa powder, 30g vitafiber and some water.

Send us pictures of your recipes on our instagram page @freeist_sugar_free!

25
Aug

Holland & Barrett brings Free’ist onboard

The UK’s top healthy products retailer, Holland & Barrett, has recently approached Free’ist and listed their products, growing again their free from category range. Free’ist, who are known for their scrumptious and sugar free / no added sugar treats and snacks, have now helped Holland & Barrett grow their sugar free section with 13 of the products from their range i.e. the cookies, chocolate, chocolate wafers, and, jam, being newly listed.

This is another great success for Free’ist as it just goes to show how important the free from market is becoming and how Holland and Barrett and trying to meet the needs of consumers who are looking for products within this retail bracket. With all the negative media coverage there has been in relation to sugar, sugar free is continuing to become evermore popular among consumers and the awareness of the harmful effects of sugar is growing. With the top healthy products retailer in the UK now having listed the range (with over 1000 outlets and huge online presence), sugar is definitely a growing concern and Free’ist have an alternative to meet the consumer demand.

To order some Free’ist from Holland & Barrett, please click on the below link:

ORDER NOW FROM HOLLAND & BARRETT

19
Nov

Ferrero Rocher’ Protein Balls

Ferrero Rocher’s – Remember those gold wrapped decadent little treats that always seemed to appear at Christmas? Well here is how you can make your own with 5x the protein and are not made of 40% sugar!

This particular uses casein protein powder, however you can sub with whey if that’s what you have, just add the greek youghurt gradually as you might not need as much – the casein is a lot more absorbent.

Ingredients

40g roasted hazelnuts
10g (4tbsp) cocoa powder
10g (1/3 scoop) chocolate casein
35g (2tbsp) 0% greek yoghurt
1 tbsp. (3g) coconut flour
2 tbsp. truvia (to taste)
4 squares Free’ist dark chocolate, melted
2 tbsp. (14g) chopped, roasted hazelnuts

Method

1 – In a small food processor, blitz all but 5 of the 40g of roasted hazelnuts until ground (should be 30g)
2 – Add the remaining ingredients except the chocolate and remaining hazelnuts. Blitz until it forms a dough.
3 – Roll into 5 balls. Divide each ball in two, and mould the whole hazelnut around it, rolling it into a ball.
4 – Coat in the melted Free’ist dark chocolate, then roll in the chopped hazelnuts.

If making in advance, wrap cling film and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Tip: to cut back on the calories, and lower fat content, omit the hazelnut from the centre, and half the chopped hazelnuts from the coating.

This recipe was shared with us from www.healthyhappyheebs.wordpress.com

 

19
Nov

Vanilla & Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Cheesecake

This is a hazelnut themed cheesecake using Free’ist hazelnut cookies for the base, hazelnut milk chocolate as chunks in the cheesecake mixture, as well as adding extra chopped, home roasted hazelnuts on top. Then a drizzle of sugar free dark chocolate on top.

Ingredients

Base:
3 Free’ist Hazelnut cookies
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp. coconut oil

Filling:
90g (1/2) package) 3% cream cheese
80g (1/3C) 0% greek yoghurt)
1 large egg
30ml (2tbsp) agave
1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. truvia (to taste)
3 squares Free’ist Hazelnut Chocolate, chopped

Topping:
1 tbsp. roasted hazelnut, chopped
2 squares Free’ist Dark Chocolate

Directions

1 – Preheat the oven to 170C
2 – Crush cookies until in crumbles
3 – Put your crushed cookies in a bowl, add the melted coconut oil and egg yolk and mix well until combined. Use your hands to squish together if necessary
4 – Press down into a lined 12cm springform tin. Bake for about 12 mins
5 – Meanwhile, prepare the filling. In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, yoghurt, egg and agave until smooth. You can use a hand held blender if necessary.
6 – Sieve over the buckwheat flour and stir in. Stir in the truvia and chopped chocolate.
7 – Pour into the springform tin. Top with the roasted hazelnut. Bake at 170C for 30 mins.
8 – Leave to cool and place in the fridge overnight.
9 – Melt the dark Free’ist chocolate a drizzle over using a spoon. Enjoy!#

This recipe has been shared with us from www.healthyhappyheebs.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

19
Nov

Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Cheesecake

Say a BIG hello to this beautiful looking Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Cheesecake.

Ingredients:

For the base:
1 cup dates
1 cup almonds
4-5 tbsp. Free’ist jam – either Strawberry or Raspberry

For the filling:
250g cream cheese
250g Quark
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
2 scoops Sci-Tec Direct chocolate peanut butter whey
1/2 cup zero calorie icing sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 drop Capellas peanut butter drops
Handful dark chocolate chips to decorate

Method

1 – Blitz the dates in a food processor until they break down and start to clump together. Remove, then blend the nuts until they form a crumb. Now, tip the dates back in and blend until everything sticks together and you get a dough. Press the dough down into a springform cake tin, then spread over the Free’ist jam. Place in the freezer to set.

2 – In the meantime, blitz together the ingredients for the filling until smooth. Stop and taste – if you need it sweeter, add more icing sugar. If the mixture appears to be a bit too “thick”, add a splash of coconut milk or melted coconut oil and blend again. Pour onto the set base, then scatter over the chocolate chips. Place back in the freezer to set overnight.

3 – Remove from the freezer 10minutes before serving. Cut into slices, then enjoy!

 

This recipe has been shared with us by www.iamintothis.com

 

 

19
Nov

Birthday Cake Protein Truffles

These deliciously-simple truffles take all of 5 minutes to whip up, yet are utterly delicious! They’re the perfect treat to enjoy when you fancy something sweet and chocolaty but don’t want the hefty calorie and sugar count that goes with it.

Ingredients:

(Makes 10)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/3 cup coconut flour
3 tbsp. zero calorie icing sugar
2 tbsp. coconut milk
1 tbsp. melted butter
1 tbsp. honey
1-2 drops cake drops (Capellas)

To coat:
50g Free’ist white strawberry chocolate
1 tbsp. coconut oil

Method

1 – In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, then stir in the wet. Test the mixture and add some more icing sugar, if you want it sweeter. If the mix is still a little sticky or sloppy, stir in a touch more protein powder, then shape into truffle-sized balls. Place in the fridge or freezer to firm up.

2 – Once your truffles are set, gently melt together the Free’ist white strawberry chocolate and coconut oil, then stir to combine. Dunk each truffle into the white chocolate to coat, then decorate with sprinkles. Leave to set once more, then enjoy!

This recipe was shared with us from www.iamintothis.com