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Published on 8th February 2017
Great for...Spring Green’s Botanical Superfood Radiance Programme promises to leave you feeling more hydrated, lighter and brighter. None of the food contains cow dairy or wheat and the recipes are low in sugar, yet designed to taste great. And it’s certainly true that if you’re looking for healthy, filling food with zero effort this package is for you. Things got off to a winning start for me when lunch arrived on day 1: a courgetti bowl with broccoli, pomegranate, sprouted grains and - unheard of for something that’s so low fat - a creamy, delicious tahini dressing.
Hunger factor: There are three meal plans to choose from - 100% Vegan, Light Protein and Active Protein - but as I went for the latter, I never felt really hungry. From grilled salmon at lunch to toasted cashews added to a vegetable stew for supper, each meal is packed with healthy protein. Saying that, it’s certainly true that the regular snacks that come as part of the programme were welcome. The boosting berry and nut mix sprinkled with superfood berry powder was a particular highlight.
Flavour ranking: It feels like Spring Green have really prioritised flavour when planning these meals. I got a little addicted to the Morning Love + Beauty Tonic - a hibiscus and berry infused filtered water, which you’re supposed to drink each morning to kick start your system. Unlike some meal plans I’ve tried none of these felt dry or basic. I’d put that down to the above-and-beyond ingredients; like a lime dip with kale summer rolls for lunch or hummus-drenched roasted aubergine.
Weight loss: Sounding too good to be true so far? Well, perhaps my weight loss would prove that. I barely lost 2 pounds - but I was only doing this over three days, so you might well have better success over a longer period, if you are looking for quick weight loss.
Skin boosting: Not something I massively noticed. But again, perhaps I didn’t test these for long enough in that respect.
Energy levels: Excellent. Thanks to the nut-based super snacks in between substantial meals I never felt that post sugar/lunch slump that’s so familiar to anyone who eats at least two meals a day at their desk.
Logistical ease: Everything you need delivered to your desk daily? What could be easier?!
Difficulty rating: The evening meal heats in three minutes in a microwave but that's literally the most effort you have to put in - for some delicious food that also happens to be healthy.
From £36 per day for one person. Tested by Hattie Brett
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