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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Ocado Online Supermarket (My Vegan shopping)

What is Ocado
I like to use different Websites and Stores to find new and exciting products. I came across Ocado from a Family Friend who uses the Website to get their Healthy Food Stock sent to their Door. Its a very easy process, and for someone (like me) who struggles in the Free From section in Supermarkets, Online Stores like Ocado & Goodness direct make shopping so much more simpler, not to mention the wide variety of Vegan Food on offer is awesome. 

I did a little bit of shopping Last night, and woke up to the Door bell, my shopping arrived! Wooooo! haha. Ocado offers a Next day delivery for free!!!! This is outstanding. 


I have split my Shopping into a few different sections so you can see what i have bought, what i will use them for and to give you a little idea on what Ocado Sells!

Lets get started...
All of the Foods below are Suitable for Vegans :)

Drinks-
I like to make my own Home-made Milkshakes, but sometimes when I'm in a Hurry or need to be out the House quick, i will grab a ready Made Milkshake or Drink.
I picked up the Koko Dairy-free Chocolate Milkshakes,

 these are made from Freshly Pressed Coconut, they are simply Delish!
 I also picked up 2 of the Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Orange Kids 100% Dairy-free Chocolate Orange Mylk.

 These 2 drinks are the perfect size to slip into your bag or pocket ( just remember they are there) and they taste lovely. They are made from Water, Coconut Milk, Date Nectar, Cacao & Orange Oil. yummy
I am having a huge WaterMelon Hype atm, so i decide to try the refreshing Mello WaterMelon Raw Juice

This Juice is packed with Natural Goodness with no added Sugar, Sweeteners, Preservatives or Water. Its filled with a Natural Source of Alkaline Water, Vitamins, Minerals & Anti-Oxidents to keep you moving & hydrated for the day!
If i have a little more time or I'm having a lazy day at home, i will use the Good Hemp Seed dairy-free Milk to make one of my Protein Packed Smoothies. 


Lunch-
I normally like to have a Cooked Lunch but if i don't have time to make myself a Healthy, Nutritious Meal, this is a quick alternative and still Nutritious & Healthy. I ordered 2 yummy Uncle Bens Wholegrain & Quinoa Tomato & Basil Rice

This Rice is great paired with some Cooked Tofu! The Quinoa offers a great source of Protein, containing 8.6grams of Protein per Pack. 
I also picked up 2 Mr Organic Veg A' More Pasta Sauces.

 One is a Soya sauce with Cracked Black Pepper & Sun Ripened Tomatoes and the other is Seitan Pasta sauce with Crushed Chilli & Sun-ripened Tomatoes  I will use this sauce with some Gluten-free Wholegrain Spaghetti.
As i can tolerate a little Wheat, i ordered a Burgen SunFlower & Chia Seed Loaf.

 This Bread is made using Chia Seeds, a known Superfood that contains Omega 3, which helps maintain Healthy Levels of Cholesterol. 
The seeds also give the Bread an added Crunch.
And as always, i had to pick up yet another bag of Waitrose Chia Seeds

Ocado sell different brands & Stores own food.

As i have just stated, Chia Seeds are a great Source of Omega 3 & protein, they are also Rich in Fibre and they are very nutritious not to mention they taste lovely. They can be added to your Soups, Rice dishes, Salads, Yogurts...you name it! They are lovely!
Talking of Bread, if I'm not too Hungry i will whip up a batch of my Homemade hummus and eat it with some of the Organico Spelt Grissini Breadsticks!

 I have to say, these are probably some of the best & tastiest Breadsticks i have ever had! :P
They are quite large, larger than your typical Bread sticks, and they are very Moorish. Made from Spelt Flour, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Yeast & Salt,once you've tried these you will never go back to eating normal Breadsticks! Spelt Flour is richer in many Nutrients, for example-Vitamin B3, its also rich in Minerals which support a Healthy Nervous cardiovascular Skeletal & Immune System. It also has extra Virgin Olive Oil which is a good Healthy Fat. 


Dinner-
I like to make my Own Dinners and Recipes, but its also nice to just wack something in the Oven. I picked up a box of the Frys Meat Free Asian Spiced Burgers & a box of the Braai Style Country Herb Sausages.

 Both of these products cook in 8 Minutes. They are both a High Source of Protein. On a Vegan Diet, your Protein levels need to be Maintained. They are also A Non-Gm product and are good in Fiber. 
I hadn't heard of Fry before, but i am super glad i did. The burgers taste lovely with some Mixed Vegetable rice and a sprinkling of Hemp seed. You could even BBQ them in the summer outdoors and eat them with some Ketchup or BBQ sauce. 


Snacks-
I try not to snack, but sometimes i just can't help myself. 
I am a huge BBQ girl. I have always loved Smoky/spicy flavours. I came across a company called Slim Fast on Ocado under the Snacking section, so i picked them up. They are BBQ flavoured Tortilla Corn Chips with are 94Kcal a bag. 

These Chips are really for those who are on a Weight Loss Diet, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy these as a cheeky snack. They taste like the BBQ Doritos. I will be re-purchasing a bag of these very soon :P
As you may be able to tell by my posts, i love Nakd Products. Nàkd are a Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Wheat-free food brand that strive on being healthy and cater for different dietary requirements. I love cherry, so it only made sense to grab a few bags of their Cherry Flavoured Raisins

These Raisins are Infused with a Mouth-watering Authentic cherry flavour, that just taste like Candy Sweets(perfect for a Sweet-Tooth). They contain no Artificial Colours or sweeteners, just full of Goodness!
Talking of Candy Sweets,i also grabbed a box of the Halter WaterMelon Sugar-Free BonBons.

 These little BonBons are filled with a Mouth-watering,juicy waterMelon Flavour with just tastes Luxorious! They are great to pop in your bag and have s Fruit pop of flavour when needed! They leave a juicy WaterMelon taste in your Mouth (which i personally love) A Must buy for any Watermelon lovers!

As it's coming up to the Summer and the Weather is Heating up, i thought, why not get a tub of Dairy-free ice-cream to keep in the Freezer for when its a beautiful, sunny day. This is a Re-purchase since Christmas. This is the Swedish Glace Smooth Vanilla Dairy-free,Lactose-free & Gluten-free Ice-cream

It tastes like normal Dairy Ice-cream, but it uses extract from Soya Beans.
It is very Creamy & Moorish! 1 scoop just isn't enough. I like to eat my ice-cream with a Sprinkling of Chia Seed and a pinch of Maca Powder. 



Baking-

I like to use different Flours in my Baking ( Cakes, Cookies etc,) so i decided to try the Doves Farm Wholemeal Spelt Flour
This Flour is from an Ancient relative of the Modern Wheat/Spelt, and will add a delicious complex of Flavours to your Baking. Wholegrain Spelt Flour is delicious in Wholegrain Recipes, it is also a great source of Vitamin K.
I use the Sukrin Raw Almond Flour quite a lot in my Recipes, so this is a re-purchase. It adds a Nutty Flavour to baking recipes and it also gives a better texture to cakes (in my opinion, as opposed to normal White Flour)
I like to Mix and Match up my Flour to give a better range of Flavours & Texture :)


Ocado also uses Recyclable materials-For example, they recycle their Plastic Shopping Bags! This is great for the environment! All you need to do is return the bags to your Driver on your Next Drop off!


As this was my first time ordering from Ocado, they also sent me an adorable TeaTowl as a thanks for placing my first Order. 


So...go on and try out Ocado Today, it changes they way you shop! 
I'll definitely be using Ocado again! 


Discover Ocado-
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/ocado
Twitter- https://twitter.com/ocado

If you would like to check out Ocado, i have linked their Website/Online Store Below :)
https://www.ocado.com/webshop/startWebshop.do

Happy Shopping :)





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