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Nourishing Vegan Winter Soup Recipe

Nourishing Vegan Winter Soup Recipe

Get your winter training off to a great start with this nourishing vegan soup recipe from naturopath and mindset coach @vanessajade_wellbeing.I worked with Vanessa in 2020 and she truly changed my life, so if you’re interested in finding out more about healing your body through food and working with your natural cycles, give her a follow. Check out her recipe below…CREAMY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUPThis hearty wholesome dish has been one of my go-to's, because it's packed full of immune boosting ingredients!🌱 Butternut squash (like other orange-colored fruits and vegetables) is full of beta-carotene and alpha-carotene. Your body converts them to vitamin...

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VALA Adventures

VALA Adventures

I always love seeing what adventures you take your VALA gels on and where in the world they end up.Here’s one of our VALA OG’s @mikeytrailrun fuelling up with our plant power on the mountain trails in Italy.How beautiful does it look?If you’d like to be featured, tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram or use #valaenergy. I can’t wait to see where our gels go exploring next.KEEP IT REAL, VALA crew ✌🏻

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VALA Christmas Crew Meet-Up - South Wales

VALA Christmas Crew Meet-Up - South Wales

✌🏻 VALA CHRISTMAS CREW MEET UP ✌🏻Hey VALA crew,Can you believe it’s nearly Christmas already?I’m so excited to share with you that we‘ll be doing our first Christmas crew meet up at…Forest LodgePorthkerry ParkBarrySaturday 17th December11am-3pmCome and celebrate the end of the year with us. Grab yourself a coffee from @mrsmarcoscafe (who also does the most amazing sweet treats) and share the festive fun.Feel free to stop by with your doggos or kiddos too. All are welcome 😎There will be a VALA giveaway and weather depending we can all have a walk and talk around the park.Looking forward to seeing you there!KEEP...

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The Joys of Gratitude

The Joys of Gratitude

Have you ever tried being grateful and…Angry?Jealous?Annoyed?Resentful?Here’s the thing… it’s not possible.As the saying goes “It’s impossible to be grateful and unhappy at the same moment in time”.Because gratitude is a superpower and it has the ability to transform your life… if you allow it to.By seeing the good in a tough situation, it prevents you from getting sucked into lower vibration emotions.Shifting your perspective to being grateful might seem hard or even illogical, but it can cause radical shifts.These include:▪️Increased optimism▪️Strengthened relationships▪️Reduced stressStudies have even shown that practicing gratitude and counting blessings can help you to feel more happy,...

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Diabetic-friendly Energy Gels

Diabetic-friendly Energy Gels

A few months ago, I started getting messages asking if our gels were diabetic-friendly. 

My response? “I’d love to send you some to try out and hear firsthand how you find them during your training and racing”.

Judging by the glowing feedback, it’s safe to say that our testers were pretty happy!Here’s what our diabetic crew members Chris and Zoe had to say about using VALA during a run and a tennis match…“I used them for my long run last Saturday - I am so impressed with them! Found the texture really nice and easy to take - the taste is...

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Behind VALA's Branding

Behind VALA's Branding

When I had the lightbulb moment for VALA way back in 2017, I knew that I wanted to create an energy gel that tasted and looked like no other - and that meant our branding too.With over a decade of experience working for luxury fashion and beauty brands like NET-A-PORTER, The White Company, Reiss and Burberry, design and branding has been a passion of mine for most of my life.But when I scoured the internet and sports shops for a natural energy gel for my partner Dann to take during his marathon training, I felt… uninspired.By the ingredients, the names...

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