By Katrina Deisler
Roots Collective introduced a new line of whole vegetable blends, the first in the UK. The company is aiming to help everyone get the daily recommended five servings of veggies into their diet, as deliciously as possible. Roots Collective Blends are unique because they’re not quite a smoothie, not quite a juice. They are a unique bottled blend of at least 80% vegetables that you can sip from the bottle, warm up and eat with a spoon, freeze as a veggie pop, or use as a sauce while cooking.
Each of the five flavours is made with no added fruit juice, meaning they satisfy hunger better than other options. Every bottle contains less than 127 calories and at least one (if not more) of your daily servings. They are dairy free, gluten free, and guilt free, too. The blends stay nutrient-rich due to the unique process of blending veggies and herbs with vegetable juice before cold pressing.
Which flavour are you most excited to try?
A 85% vegetable green medley of cucumber, mint, peas, curly kale, avocado, with a hunt of honey and lime. Try as a sauce over fish, chicken, or pasta. Here’s their recipe for a lovely risotto.
This blend contains 87% vegetables and is made with carrots, root ginger, coconut milk, lime, and honey for an ultimate vitamin C boost. Root Collective suggests heating up and topping with freshly chopped corriander for a warm snack with some zing.
An aromatic blend that contains 81% vegetables yellow peppers, carrot, spinach, lemongrass, and coriander. Touches of lime, honey, and a kick of red chili finish out the flavours. Why not try it in a spicy soup or add it into a stir-fry?
Contains the goodness of courgette, spinach, cucumber, lime juice, avocado, coconut milk, and a pinch of parsley and chives. Roots collective suggests it in a lovely salsa verde.
Contains red-pepper, beetroot, root ginger, cucumber and lime. Roots Collective recommends this one pre-workout since it helps stimulate organic nitrates and blood flow, which boosts exercise performance. Or, you can try it in a veggie hummus.