As a farmer’s daughter, growing plants and vegetables is a big part of my life. If you caught my latest Instagram stories you would know that I was very excited to put together my own veggie allotment during lockdown. So when Erbology got in touch I was intrigued by what they have to offer. I hadn’t heard of them before, but by the name “Erbology” alone I knew it was something to do with plants!
Before I share with you the gorgeous products they sent me, here is a little about Erbology.
What is Erbology?
Erbology is the brainchild of siblings Irina and Victor Turcan. They want to share their love of whole foods that are nutritious and help us to embrace living a healthy life, in mind, body and soul. Erbology is about taking powerful plants and making them accessible in our everyday lives via food and drink. All the products are vegan and contain no added sugar or artificial preservatives.
What are the Erbology products you can buy?
There is a range of products that are organically grown by independent farmers and free from chemicals and additives.
The snacks created by Erbology are great for that energy boost. Made with plants and seeds, the snack you choose will be gut friendly and unique.
- Tigernut Granola – various flavours.
- Crackers – green olive, garam masala or tkemali.
- Energy Balls – coconut and cacao, nopal, or aronia berry.
We received the Tigernut Granola with chia to try out. It’s gluten-free, crunchy, wholesome with a slightly sweet taste. It’s really enjoyable as a snack on its own straight from the box. Or you can add some yogurt to it for breakfast.
It’s been a while since I tried an aloe vera shot, but you can get these plus others, designed to cleanse, nourish and energise your body and skin. The range includes:
- Rose Water
- Sea Buckthorn
- Aloe Vera
If shots are not your thing, you can get 250 ml bottles of juice of the shot flavours.
They do some lovely products to keep in stock in your pantry. Items include organic Sicilian almonds, organic Transylvanian walnuts, Sea Buckthorn dried berries, Aronia dried berries, popped Amaranth, Amaranth flour, and grain.
We received the Amaranth grain to try. It can be eaten hot or cold. I popped some into my porridge to try and I’ve also included it in my salad. It’s very similar to quinoa. You can use it in dishes where you would use quinoa or rice. It’s easy to cook. Just pop 1 cup of grain into a saucepan with 3 cups of cold water. Bring to the boil and then simmer uncovered for around 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
Amaranth grain is a source of protein and minerals, including iron, magnesium and phosphorus.
There is a range of 11 oils, that give your body healthy fats, vitamins and phytonutrients in every drop. Included are walnut, milk thistle, hemp seed, sea buckthorn and more.
We have been trying out the chia powder, and the gorgeous orange sea buckthorn powder. Condensed down from plants, the powder form make is easy to sprinkle over your latest dish.
The Chia raw organic powder is high in fibre and helps to build muscle mass. It’s also great for supporting the nervous system and keeping on top of your hormone balance. We had pasta the other night and I popped a teaspoon full in the sauce. You wouldn’t know it was there! It can also be added to your cake mix, bread dough, or even when you make pancakes.
Powders in the range include:
- Chia Seed
- Hemp Seed
- Milk Thistle
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Sea Buckthorn
I love the beautiful rich colour of the Sea Buckthorn. It’s got a slight tang to the taste. It’s full of omega-7, beta-carotene and phytonutrients that work together to support immunity, mucosa function and skin health.
Recipes Using Erbology Products
It’s so easy to sprinkle the powders over your food, just before you eat. I’ve been loving the Chia and Sea Buckthorn sprinkled over my yogurt and berries in the morning. I’ve also been adding to milkshakes and smoothies and porridge as well! It’s very versatile. I’m planning to use both these powders in a smoothie bowl next.
There is a fantastic selection of recipes over on the Erbology site incorporating these wonderful ingredients. I do quite like the sound of the Sea Buckthorn energy balls and the oriental no-meat meatball recipe.
Have you ever tried Sea Buckthorn or Chia powder? It’s so easy to add to your dishes, and you get enormous health benefits.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.