For the past several weeks I’ve been conducting a fun, and very healthy experiment. I have had the privilege of trying out three different food delivery services in central London; Pure Package, Raw Fairies, and Nosh Detox. Post baby, and pre-summer holidays, these have been an absolute dream!
I received a one day trial of Pure Package, and have to say the food was sooo yummy. I am definitely going to try them again. Breakfast was spiced apple bircer museli, snack was cherries and pecans, lunch was delicious mustard cress and egg open sandwich on organic rye bread with a yummy salad, and dinner was goan coconut chicken. And here’s the kicker- they even included a dessert- a small diddy (it’s all about portions!) of dark belgian chocolate mousse made dairy-free and with high quality Belgian chocolate, which is apparently full of anti-oxidants.
The lovely freezer bag was placed on my doorstep before 6 am, so there was no need to worry if I woke up super early for breakfast. Additionally, the packaging makes it really great to take to work! (My hubby’s boss brings this in every morning!)
Best For: Food and Presentation/Packaging & Convenience
I’ve done the raw fairies five day detox three times now and I just love it. The program starts with light meals and juices, and then you have just juices on the third day, and then work back towards light meals and juices. The food is yummy (my favorite is the Pizza Mexicana on 2 Seed Onion Crust
made with cucumber, red pepper, orange, courgette, carrot, red onion, fresh coriander, fresh chilli, lime juice, olive oil, flax seed, sunflower seed, nama shoyu), but the some of the juices take a bit of courage to swallow (bee pollen and banana- yikes!). Truth be told though, the system works- I lost 4 pounds in 10 days, and I even cheated towards the end and had a glass of wine in the evening.
Another thing I love about raw fairies is that after committing to a detox program, you can then get regular deliveries of their raw food to keep in shape. Detoxing for a better vitality is something you should consider as you get older and Raw Faries makes it so easy. Just check out their menu online and select the day you would like your food delivered.
Raw Fairies also does desserts. One of my girlfriends had a plate of their chocolate brownies out for a children’s play date- and we could enjoy some chocolate with our tea without feeling too guilty!
Best For: Quick Weight-loss and Management.
I was given a three day ABC program, which included both smoothies and food. I loved the smoothies, but the food was not that great. The meals are delivered the night before, as opposed to the morning of, so for things like roast beef and lamb, I was a little concerned about it being prepared the day before, and it did not taste so great after being microwaved.
What I liked about this program was that you are given a schedule, which is very helpful. This included starting with a drink of hot water with lemon and ginger in the morning and even specifying when to open liters of water to drink. It was also very nice to be reminded to eat slowly (ten chews per bite) in order to get the best nutrition and to take time for exercise or a walk in the afternoon. I think this was good for getting back in a healthy routine.
The next time around I would like to try the juice fast!
Best For: Delicious Smoothies, Creating good eating habits and schedule.
Posh Package looks alot like Freshology in the states. I did Freshology (with several colleagues at work) and LOVED it. Lost around 10 lbs in 6 wks without lifting a finger and really made a healthy eating lifestyle change. Huge advocate of these types of programs.
And AG you are right, its all about portions!
An American Girl in Chelsea says
Starting Pure Package again next week after all this wine and cheese in Chianti, I'll let you know how it goes Lynsey! Cheers! xx
An American Girl in Chelsea says
All the prices are available on the various websites. I am afraid to quote each one here because they change very frequently. For example, Pure Package was just having a deal where if you bought 30 days you got an extra 5 free!!!
Similarly, Raw Fairies often does special deals!
Remember if you sign up to mention “American Girl!”
I've recently discovered Oolong Tea which is a great way to detox and ladies, it really does work!! It's great for skin cleansing too. Purchase loose leaves rather than tea bags and steep it for 3-4 minutes max. You can purchase these at speciality tea shops in Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, or Fortnum Mason.
Ben Davidson says
Lovely to see such a positive blog about healthy food delivery programs in London. Organisations such at http://www.totaldietfood.com and Pure Package really have the answer for time poor, London professionals in regards to healthy living.