Ombar - Why we love them

by Layla Brice,

We've collaborated with Ombar for our limited edition Valentine's Gift Box this year so we asked them to share with us what makes them great - and we sure do agree!

Ombar's Lucy Day - 

We’ve unpacked the ingredients of conventional chocolate, thrown out the bad stuff, and put it back together again to make a healthier, tastier chocolate bar.

Starting with the incredible cocoa beans all chocolate is made from, we keep ‘em raw.  In normal chocolate they are roasted at high temperatures, which is damaging to healthy compounds like flavanols.  We call this RAW CACAO.

There’s no two ways about it – refined sugar sucks.  We discovered whole, unrefined coconut sugar made from the sap of the palm tree, complete with minerals and tasty caramel flavour.  Did you know we were the first chocolate maker in Europe to make chocolate with coconut sugar?

Whilst our chocolate is definitely not just for vegans, we’re proud to have created an uber-creamy, dairy-free mylk chocolate using coconut instead of dairy milk.  Because a plant-based diet makes better sense for our planet and for our bodies. 

Having already chased all the bad stuff out of town, we’ve got plenty of room for healthy superfoods like blueberries, acai and gojis – all real, whole fruits, no compromises.  We even throw in a healthy dose of friendly bacteria for good measure.

We are also really passionate about looking after all the people who work for Ombar, even the cacao farmers, so we have a team member based out in Ecuador who works directly with small cooperatives helping them improve their farming practices to get more money for their crops.

Here is their founding story:


The Top 5 Radiance Cleansing Myths

by Layla Brice, , link

We absolutely love hearing feedback from our clients about their positive cleansing experiences and will always assist with any questions they may have. However, we sometimes hear myths about cleansing so have decided to share our top 5 in the hope that we can set things straight!

  1. Cleansing is for weight loss purposes only

While many of our clients will lose a pound or three during their cleanse, we don’t consider our nutritional juice cleanses a ‘diet’ but rather a form of liquid nourishment. They are carefully developed to provide sufficient fuel and support for your body so that any symptoms from cleansing (you may have none!) are manageable and you can carry on with your day to day life. Some of our cleanses are higher in calories than you might expect - we are certainly not out to make you feel hungry!

  1. You must not eat anything during your cleanse

At Radiance, our aim is for you to enjoy your cleanse and we understand that the prospect of reducing your solid intake of foods can be daunting. However, eating the right small snacks during your cleanse won’t have a negative impact on the cleanse itself, you will still be consuming far more nutrients then you ever would normally. We put together some suggestions that you will receive with your welcome pack - should hunger strike.

  1. This isn't going to be a pleasant experience

We believe in a happy balance for our clients so are not strict when it comes to rules. We also understand that everyone is different, along with what they want to achieve and recognise that happiness can be key to this. You will also be filling your body with nutrients that will truly make you feel good! So, if you just want some help with maintaining your glow or you’re trying to rid any bad nutritional habits that have crept in to your routine, then we can help you.

  1. You will have the same cleansing experience as your friends or the same experience each time you cleanse

We all love to hear feedback from friends and family about their experiences with cleansing, although it’s important to remember that we are all different - not just different individuals but different from day to day. It’s possible that you may feel different each time you cleanse as there are multiple factors that influence this. You should see and feel some really positive changes during your cleanse but there can be other changes that you might notice too that may not occur every time. Just remember that we will be with you every step of the way!

  1. One cleanse and all is restored!

Whatever it is that you want to achieve, we highly recommend doing a cleanse quarterly so that you are pushing the reset button with each of the seasons. It's worth scheduling your regular cleanses ahead of time to ensure you make time for yourself and prioritise your health.


Activated Charcoal Smoothie (or smoothie bowl)

by Layla Brice, , link


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup cashew milk
  • 6 almond ice cubes (can just use extra cashew milk) 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbp coconut activated charcoal


Blend until smooth. Sometimes I like to freeze for a bit longer to make thick like ice-cream before eating or if making a smoothie bowl.


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