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Clever tech, bike upgrades and a range of nutritional boosts!

Quella Evo Bike

Quella Evo Bike

Quella Evo Bike

A versatile bike with cross-ride capabilities for either urban riders, longer tourer journeys or cross-country ventures. Featuring a Colombus Cromor frame, integrated mudguard mounts and oversized steerer tube. Complete with seamless welding and premium paint finish.

Price: £599.00 www.quellabicycle.com

the-primal-pantry-reviewPrimal Pantry Protein Bars

Primal Pantry, the brand that brought you the UK’s cleanest snack bars, are back with two protein bars, Cocoa Orange and Mixed Berries. Both use only a few high-quality natural cold pressed ingredients, including hemp powder, dates and coconut nectar, alongside nuts and seeds. There are no additives, preservatives, flavourings or colourants. The result? A superb mix of protein, fats and carbohydrates, each containing over 10g of quality protein and approximately 200 nutrient dense calories.

£1.99 per 55g bar www.primalpantry.com

PantelligentPantelligent

A smart frying pan that wirelessly connects its heat sensor to an app on your smart phone, to help you cook like a pro by monitoring the temperature. The app will tell you when to flip or add ingredients, and when you’re food is done. There’s also an autopilot mode for automatic heat control.

Price: from £75 www.pantelligent.com

 JR Ultra Titanium IQ Smart BlenderJR Ultra Titanium IQ Smart Blender

A supremely high powered blender combining professional blending technology with smart Bluetooth functionality. The machine connects to an included App loaded with a database of recipes and customisable time and speed settings, so you can control your blender easily.

Price: £509.99  www.juicyretreats.com

zeeq-slimme-kussenZeeq Smart Pillow

A kickstarter campaign to fund this comfortable smart pillow that can play music, track your natural sleep movements to wake you up at the best point in the morning, and which can also discourage snoring by quietly vibrating to encourage a new sleeping position.

Price: from £75 www.kickstarter.com

ColdpressColdpress

For a refreshing fruit or vegetable drink packed full of taste and goodness, try the Coldpress range. Using pioneering cold press technology, in which the fruit and vegetables are ‘cold pressured’ rather than heated, Coldpress offers a range of juices and smoothies that are packed full of nutrients and vitamins. Whereas traditional pasteurised drinks lose many of their nutrients in the heating process, Coldpress drinks retain all the good stuff and keep their freshness for six months. The range includes single fruit juices, which demonstrate how the cold pressure process retains the ‘top notes’ and aromas of even the most delicate apple and orange varieties. Choose from Pink Lady, Valencian Orange or Golden Delicious. In fact, the Valencian Orange has up to 100% more Vitamin C than its pasteurised rivals, and the Pink Lady Apple twice as many polyphenols and antioxidants (free radical fighters) as pasteurised apple juice. Alternatively, a blend such as Passion Fruit Apple uses a refreshing apple base and combines it with the taste of passion fruit. Coldpress Silky Smoothies use a combination of fruit blends to create a silky, satisfying smoothie. Try Mango and Passion fruit, Coconut, Pineapple and Banana or Raspberry, Pear and Apple. For an intense vegetable hit, you could try the Coldpress range of earthy juices, which include Pumpkin Power – a spicy mix of pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, carrot, pineapple, lemon and apple; Mean Greens – a unique blend of cucumber, celery, lettuce, lemon, spinach, pear and pineapple; and Juicy Roots – a combination of beetroot, carrot, lemon, ginger and apple. You can find Coldpress drinks in both major supermarkets and independent stores throughout the UK.

Price: £2.79 (prices may vary) www.cold-press.com/@ColdpressJuices

WheyOptimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard 

100% Whey™ Protein

The world’s top selling whey protein contains 24g of whey protein but is low in fat and sugars – just 120 calories per serving – so is perfect first thing in the morning or before or after your workout. You get 5.5g of naturally occurring BCAA in each serving, plus 4g glutamine & glutamine acid, and its fast-absorbing nature makes it essential for muscle growth and maintenance.

Prices: from £27.48 www.amazon.co.uk

Blackfish Compression SwimwearBlackfish Compression Swimwear

A premium range of swimwear offering focused double-layer skin type muscular compression and targeted control panels. The Original, Butterfly and Snapper selections all use luxurious, high quality compression fabric for a stylish look and optimum function.

Price: £59.99 www.blackfishswimwear.com

RevoLightsRevoLights

The only 360-degree bike lighting system solution available to cyclists keen on night riding. Includes a legal forward headlight, functional brake light and unmatched side visibility, to allow you to stay safe on the roads without affecting oncoming traffic.

Price: £151.97 www.revolights.com

jabra_sport_pulse_lifestyle_04Jabra Sport Pulse™

For runners of all abilities the Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds – with integrated heart-rate monitor – is the most intelligent all-in-one training solution optimised for running. Providing superior sound, secure fit and ultimate durability, you can also optimise your workout with the Jabra Sport Life app for enhanced training.

Price: £199.99 www.jabra.co.uk

StyrStyr Wearable

The Starter Kit from Styr Labs includes a Bluetooth enabled tracker device and wireless weighing scale, both sending composition data through the connected app to create customised supplements, tailored to your needs. These are delivered straight to your door.

Price: £52 (Multi-Vitamin Starter Pack) & £60 (Protein Starter Kit) www.styr.com

LEAN NUTRITION

The quest for protein and other essential nutrients can often be confused by the amount of choice available. Not only that, but some products can appear intimidating, seemingly designed for those fitter or bulkier than us. Lean Nutrition is a new UK brand offering a range of high-quality proteins, amino acids and nutrients designed to help enhance your performance and maximise your results, regardless of your age, gender, experience level or sporting background. They’re made in the UK, which gives them a big tick from us, and they support clean nutrition, with the products manufactured and scientifically formulated to provide important ingredients and deliver effective nutritional support to achieve your goals. Their protein products, for example, include their chocolate-flavoured Lean Nutrition Diet Whey Protein (£19.49), which is low in fat and sugar, and is blended with CLA, L-Carnitine and Green Tea. Their strawberry and chocolate Lean Nutrition Whey Protein (£14.99) provides 32g of protein per serving, with only 1.1g of fat and 5 B Vitamins to support normal energy release and contribute towards the reduction of tiredness and fatigue (B1, B3, B5 and B6), Pantothenic Acid (B5) also supports normal mental performance.

If protein powders aren’t your thing, they also provide a range of tablets and capsules. These include Creatine Monohydrate (£8.99), designed to Increase physical performance, BCAA, which contains essential amino acids such as Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, and CLA, which contains an omega 3 fatty acid that is essential to health and great for people on low fat diets.

They’re all available exclusively at Boots.com.
Visit: www.lean-nutrition.co.uk/ for more information

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