Our top 5 ways to enjoy nut mylk

by Holly Wood,

Plant-based milks, or 'mylks', once a little known secret - are fast becoming a billion dollar business across the world. With a host of nutritional benefits, and kinder to the environment too - choosing to integrate a plant-based milk into your lifestyle is a swap many of us are making.

At Radiance, we've been making our nut-based mylks for almost 10 years. Here's some of our favourite ideas for how to use them.

1. An ‘on-the go’ meal

Mylks with a high enough nut content, such Radiance’s Cashew Mylks (14% cashew nuts), are perfect for those occasions when you’re out and about with no time to stop and need an ‘on-the-go’ meal. The combination of protein and good fats will keep you energised, stop your blood-sugar levels dropping and avoid you feeling too full.

2. With your breakfast

It may seem obvious, but nut mylk is the perfect companion with breakfast. Try it with a homemade granola or your overnight oats for an indulgent alternative to your regular milk. If you choose a truly fresh and unpasteurised mylk, you’ll get the added nutritional goodness from the nuts in their raw form.

3. As a hot drink

When heated slowly on a stove, mylks make delicious hot drinks to enjoy on a winter’s evening. Depending on the flavour, you can even add some spices (try cinnamon!) to give it a little extra boost. Our Cacoa Cashew is a particular favourite for those looking for a delicious alternative to a hot cocoa.

4. In your puddings

If, like us, you have a sweet tooth, then you’ll love using mylks to create tasty desserts. If you’re looking for a healthier recipe, try our Passionfruit Chia Pot. You can use any type of plant-based mylk for this recipe; almond, cashew, hazelnut or even oat milk.

5. For savoury dishes

And finally, though it may come as a bit of a surprise, you can even use nut mylk in more savoury dishes! For this one we wouldn’t recommend using a Radiance mylk, due to the high nut content causing separation, but if you fancy trying your hand at Vegan Mac and Cheese we can highly recommend the Rebel Kitchen mylk. For this recipe, if you’re Gluten Free, just swap the pasta for a GF alternative.  

Our favourite alcohol alternatives

by Alexandra Williams, , link

We'd be surprised if you haven't heard about 'Dry January' - everyone seems to have an opinion on it this year. At Radiance, we'd only ever recommend alcohol in moderation - and feel that a better mantra should be around finding delicious alcohol alternatives you can enjoy all year around, rather than feeling like you need to deprive yourself for one month of the year.

As with all habits - consistency is key. We're much more likely to consistently choose something when we love it, and so we've rounded up our top choices for a sophisticated drink - with no alcohol! Try them for January, and we're certain you'll be loving them way past the 31st...




Seedlip Non Alcohol Distilled Botanical Spirit
Available at Waitrose and widely across London 

Why we love it...

We first tried Seedlip way back when they launched in 2015, and this brand has come a long way since then! Expertly chosen botanicals are distilled, and the alcohol is removed. The result - a spirit which tastes remarkably like gin, but with no alcohol, sugar or preservatives. We love 'Grove 42' with Citrus notes, perfect with ice, lemon and tonic.

Daylesford Kombucha
From £3.49
Available at Daylesford stores in London and online.


Why we love it...

Kombucha is a fantastic alcohol alternative - it's fermented taste means it replicates the real thing, and comes with added probiotic benefits. An ancient drink which makes for a very modern antidote. Our favourite is the punchy 'Ginger' - delicious simply on it's own.


Pri Secco - Alcohol Free Organic Bubbly
Available at Abel and Cole

Why we love it ...

We're not a fan of most non alcohol wines, as they are often full of sugar and concentrates. Though not quite a wine, we enjoyed this sparkling drink which had plenty of complex notes from organic herbs, spices and flowers. Perfect if you have a celebration this month!

Work Life Balance with Equi Co-Founders

by Alexandra Williams, , link

We can all relate to struggling to juggle work, life and family - and our friends at Equi are no different! With a rollercoaster year including a house renovation, a wedding, a 3 year old and a new business launch - we find out a bit more about how they managed it, and their top tips. 

Between you guys you have a young family, a wedding coming up (including hen do's to plan!), a newly launched product range and business to run... can you sum up how that feels in 3 words?!
Busy, (a little bit) dizzy, but grateful!
Tell us a bit more about what is going on in life (outside of work!) for you both.
Rosie - Equi is full throttle at the moment, we’ve taken on an amazing selection of new rattlers recently, are launching into a very prestigious London stockist in Jan and a big international retailer chain in early 2019…so it’s all steam ahead and we’re loving it.  The new range has been so well received and we’re so happy to be receiving such happy reviews from our customers.
On a personal note, it’s been equally as busy.  I’ve just moved into my house after a long building project, which completely overran and was pretty stressful, as all building work is!  My daughter has just turned 3 and after recently starting at a local nursery, is starting to harbour a better social life than me which is another full time job! 
Alice – I juggle my role at Equi with my busy clinic in Chelsea, which keeps my professional life fun, interesting and super rewarding. 2018 has also been a really exciting year for me personally as I got married in November, so a lot of my energy has been taken by planning that. I love to travel as much as possible to new places and just got back from my honeymoon in Africa where I was totally off grid for 1 week in the wilderness (sorry Rosie!)
Work life balance is something everyone talks about, but we never seem to be able to put our finger on what that really is. What does it mean to you guys?
When you’re running your own company, work and life kind of become the same thing, which is fun at times but can also be draining if you aren’t careful. 
Even though we sell nutritional supplements we employ a lot of technology to streamline the day-to-day functionality of the business - which means everything can be controlled by an app… so switching off is only possibly when you turn your phone off; how often does that happen?! 
Lucky for us, when you’re working with your best friend work feels less arduous and you can also plan your day the way you want to. We both make sure we eat well, exercise regularly and of course take our supplements, which keep us going.  We have both been guilty of not switching off enough in the past so we make a conscious effort to take time away, whether that be socialising with friends or making time for an evening Epsom salt bath with magazines… Equi does stand for balance after-all! 
Running a business as friends must have a different level of emotional connection there, how do you support each other - and do you find yourselves having to keep an eye out for the other over do-ing it? 
Working together has only strengthened what was already a very close connection - 15 years of friendship will do that to you.  We’ve always been very much on the same page when it comes to what we want for Equi, how we see the industry and work ethic, so our partnership just Is smooth sailing. Our backgrounds establish our roles in the business naturally which also means our roles are clearly defined, removing any issues that we could imagine other partnerships might have.  
When it comes to needing personal support, we know each other so well and know what the other needs to make them tick. Luckily we generally seem to need support at different times and one will pick up the slack when the other needs time away. Because the trust in each other is there and the support is unconditional, it’s never really something we have to think twice about. 
For young Mums, entrepreneurs juggling two jobs or just generally busy people - what are your top tips for keeping on track when you feel like your to-do list is never-ending.
Prioritise effectively - Ask yourself whether each task is really what you need to be doing – we can get so bogged down with the minutia that we sometimes forget the bigger picture. 
Learn how to say no! We just can’t do it all, and we certainly can’t do it all well, so you need to accept that your probably going to need to sacrifice something – just remember it won’t be forever.  
You’ve heard it before but keep a list by your bed so that if something comes to you in the night you can note it down and not forget it! 
Make sure you have your to do list to hand at all times – we love Evernote or Minimal List and we can share them so we are both on track. 
Stop working post 8pm and take time to wind down for bed - easier said than done but a better sleep is always guaranteed and we all function after a good night’s rest.


Do you ever switch off? If you do, how do you manage it and do you have strategies to help you do this?
It would be dishonest to say we don’t struggle with this, but the gym is a huge part of our mental wellbeing.  A good pilates, barre or spin class takes you off your phone for an hour which means you can only focus on you.  We start most days exercising in some way – a walk to blow out the cobwebs or a few stretches at home… even when we were living together at university we’d make time for this!
Equi supplements are designed with the busy modern woman in mind - tell us a bit about your clients and how Equi has changed their lives.
We have such a wide customer base, from exhausted stay-at-home mums to male CEO’s, all of whom rely on our products to keep them topped up with the best nutrients to help them feel amazing.  
We’ve had women who’ve suffered with skin issues for decades, some resorting to MRI scans to figure out why nothing was fixing it, who have finally got beautiful skin and we also have women who have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome and finally feel themselves again… 
Our new weight loss product Lean Formula have been enjoyed by new Mum’s who’ve struggled to lose their baby weight, or tone up for a beach holiday or wedding. 
Our Pregnancy Formula, which fertility experts have heralded as one of the best in the world has helped lots of pregnant women overwhelmed with the nutritional information out there looking for the best product for their growing bump. We were thrilled to have our first Equi baby last week - a lady who’d taken Pregnancy Formula throughout gave birth to a very healthy 9lb beautiful girl and has enjoyed how great Equi has made her feel during her pregnancy. 
We love the new branding and packaging look - what was the inspiration behind it and where can we get it?
Thank you!  We just won an award for it, which made all the hard work worthwhile. 
The new branding is a complete 180 from where we were.  We initially wanted the brand to have a very different look and fashion vibe, and though everyone loved what we’d created we realised that given the complexities of our products the overall feel was a little confusing.  It was difficult to completely move away from what we’d spent so long on, but we knew the products needed to have a clean and clinical look if people were to trust all of the incredible ingredients.  We’re bringing auyervedic herbs, medicinal mushrooms and superfoods to the market, which are new to many people - and unless you’d invested in an expensive nutritional therapist, wouldn’t have access to.  Therefore, the branding needed to have a simpler, clinical vibe so the formulations could do the talking.  We also extended our range and improved the flavours-  and it’s been so well received we couldn’t be happier!


What are your favourite Equi formulas?
Rosie – for me it’s Beauty Formula.  This is where it all started, when I was suffering with acne and Alice helped sort it out with a range of 8 supplements which were unavailable on the mainstream market.  We decided to compile all of these ingredients into one product – and make it even better.  Beauty keeps me energised, but most importantly keeps my skin clear, bright and gives me a glow….which is some doing when my daughter stops me sleeping and we’re working as hard as we do!  That said, Pregnancy is coming in at a close second.  After struggling to find a product when I was pregnant as I didn’t have confidence on the mass market options.  We were struggling to ship pregnancy supplements in from the US, then adding to them with extra ingredients….so saw a real need for a top-quality, comprehensive supplement at such a crucial time in a woman’s life. Pregnancy Formula is already receiving rave reviews with industry experts and we’re so excited about how many woman and babies it will help.
Alice – I also love Equi Beauty Formula but my favourite is Original – I have always found ashwagandha gives noticeable improvements to the way I feel on a day to day basis – it keeps me energised, calm, focused and sleeping well, which is essential so I don’t run around like a headless chicken when I’m really busy. I also love that it combines with a top draw multi, with all the best forms of vitamins and minerals available that are really well absorbed. In my clinic I am finding that my pregnancy clients are really loving our Pregnancy Formula – many of them who previously took other less quality products for their first pregnancy say they have noticed feeling better second time around, and have even noticed better skin with it.

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