RECIPE: Spooky Spirulina Smoothie

Inspiral Spirulina Smoothie Halloween

With a colour that’s bound to get you in the festive Halloween spirit, give our spooky spirulina smoothie recipe a try this October. Superfoods are not only incredibly good for your health, but the phytonutrients they contain also work wonderfully as natural food colouring. The spirulina in this terrifying smoothie gives it it’s vibrant, ghoulish colour without the… Read More

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RECIPE: Healthy Halloween Superfood Monsters

Inspiral Hemp Marzipan Monsters

With Halloween coming up we thought we’d share with you this fun recipe for the perfect spooky sweet treat. These healthy Halloween superfood monsters are made using raw vegan hemp marzipan!  They get their naturally vibrant colouring from raw & organic superfood powders such as Acai and Spirulina (more…)

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Everyone is loco for the coco – but why?


Everyone’s going crazy for coconut. Coconut oil, coconut water, coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut chunks, coconut sugar, coconut yoghurt… who’d have thought the humble coconut could be so versatile and so popular? (more…)

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Is coconut palm sugar sustainable?


There is a rumour being spread on the internet that production of coconut palm sugar sacrifices the coconut fruit and damages the coconut trees, it implies that this is a negative for both the diets and economies of farmers in tropical countries. It is said to also push up the prices of coconut health food… Read More

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RECIPE: Tomato & Inca Berry Salsa

mexican salsa in blue bowl

Inca berries have been revered by the tribes of the Amazon for centuries for as a highly nutritious food and as a medicine, hence one of their many nicknames, ‘golden berries.’ As well as being packed with protein, they are rich in vitamins A and C and provide a variety of B vitamins. Their seeds… Read More

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Dairy-Free 101


As awareness about nutrition, environmental issues and animal welfare gains more momentum, so too does the number of people choosing to go dairy-free. This could be for ethical reasons, lactose intolerance or purely for their own health gains. Either way, the evidence for dairy not being as good for us as we once thought it… Read More

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RECIPE: Macadamia Nut Cheese


Any newly converted vegan will tell you about their struggles with giving up cheese. Dairy-free replacements in the shops just don’t seem to cut it and nothing we eat gives quite the same hearty satisfaction as cheese. But it needn’t be such a struggle – there are a plethora of nut-cheeses you can make at home… Read More

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Showing support for elderly vegetarians


It can be a difficult world for any vegetarian or vegan, especially if not in central London, but it can only get more challenging with age. Currently, there are no fully vegetarian care homes in the UK and a serious neglect for vegetarians exists within care homes. At first, this might not seem like such… Read More

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Get to Know inSpiral’s Bar Manager, Gee


When Gee isn’t running the Lounge bar, you might find him meditating, studying domestic renewable energy or mastering a fighter jet simulator. Arriving from Mauritius off the coast of Africa 10 years ago, Gee came to the Lounge in 2008 and played a pivotal role in inSpiral’s evolution. We wanted to talk to Gee to find out a little more about his life and… Read More

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RECIPE: Superfood ‘Snickers’


Seeing as it’s Father’s Day soon, we thought we’d share a recipe that is as decadent as it is nutritious. We’ll understand if he’s not so keen on green smoothies, but this surprisingly healthy treat will be difficult to resist. This recipe is adapted from Jesse Van Der Velde’s book ‘5 Steps To Becoming A… Read More

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