This month is Sugar Free February, a campaign by Cancer Research UK encouraging people to try quitting sugar for the entire month. For those of you getting on board, our range of flavoured instant coffees have no added sugar and instead, use extracts like natural Madagascan vanilla to help sweeten them a little. What’s more, we use 100% Arabica coffee beans which tastes smooth and is not bitter, meaning you don’t need to add sugar where you may do normally in coffee.
Read more about sugar in our blog with nutritionist Libby Limon >
Black Bee Honey
Black Bee Honey is named after the British honey bee, which after nearly dying out, is slowly making a comeback. Each variety they produce is natural, raw, single-origin and British, supporting both our bees and their keepers. The Black Bee Honey company’s mantra is ‘the bees know best’; so, once the honey is selected, it’s left well alone. Any impurities are simply filtered, and the honey is jarred. Just as the bees intended.
With the processing minimised from hive to jar, this preserves the individual characteristics of honey which are created by the surrounding natural environment of an apiary and the flowers the bees decide to gather the nectar and pollen from that season.
Supporting honey producers like this helps support our native bee population, contains bee pollen so is considered healthier than the filtered supermarket alternatives, is unblended so won’t contain any nasties or cheap sweet additives, and keeps that little bit longer too! You can find out more about the honey industry in the pretty Americanised-but-still-interesting Netflix documentary: Rotten: Lawyers, Guns & Honey
N.B: Honey is still sugar so should still be consumed in moderation as part of a varied and balanced diet.
Visit Black Bee Honey’s website >
Coffee & Honey Granola Recipe
Recipe by Cesca Daisy
- 3 teaspoons We Are Little’s Gingerbread Cookie coffee
- 100 grams Black Bee Honey
- 290 grams oats
- 50 grams flaxseeds
- Teaspoon cinnamon
- 75 grams mixed nuts
- 75 grams mixed dried fruit
- Pre heat oven to 180 degrees.
- Mix the coffee granules with a dash of water in a bowl.
- Add the honey to the coffee and stir thoroughly.
- Next, in a separate bowl add the oats, flaxseeds and cinnamon. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
- Pour the honey/coffee mixture onto the oats and stir continuously. Ensure all the oats are covered.
- Line a baking tray with baking parchment and spoon the oats onto the tray.
- Press and flatten your mixture with the back of a spoon to form one large square.
- Cook for 18 minutes until the edges turn golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- By now your granola should have hardened. Break up your large square into pieces and place in a large bowl.
- Mix your granola pieces with the nuts and dried fruit.
- Drizzle with more honey.
- Dish up and serve with your favourite milk or yogurt. Enjoy!