LifeBox Review by Nazia – November 2018

Thank you again to the lovely Howard and the Lifebox team for sending me this fabulous box of goodies to review. I know it can be difficult to source products that are healthy, 100% vegan and gluten free, but all the hard work has already been done with this box as all the products are suitable for both vegans and those who can’t have gluten which really takes the hassle out of searching! This box is suitable for anyone and everyone and has a range of products to keep everyone happy!

If you missed my live unboxing, you can catch it here on our YouTube channel:

What is LifeBox?

Lifebox is a balanced variety of lovingly handpicked, nutritious, wholesome and delicious snacks, drinks, ingredients and wellness products, designed to kick start or enhance a healthier lifestyle. We take you on a journey of discovery, introducing you to exciting new products that fuel your body and mind, and make YOU feel good. Beautifully packaged and delivered to your home or office, a Lifebox is a convenient and affordable way to discover new, delicious and healthy wholefoods. It also makes an ideal gift for the health-conscious foodie!

How much is it?

Choose from an ongoing monthly subscription, or a fixed term of 3, 6 or 12 months with FREE delivery via Royal Mail. You can cancel a monthly subscription any time and fixed term subscriptions do not renew automatically. Each box is dispatched in the first few days of the following month.

There are three options to choose from:

  • Lifebox Classic – the Everyday Wellness Lifebox.
  • Lifebox Energy – the Men’s Health & Women’s Health
  • Gift boxes & one-off boxes

Choose how long you want to subscribe:

Shipping to the UK is FREE and is via Royal Mail 2nd class postage.

  • 1 monthly ongoing renewal £22.95
  • 3 monthly subscription £68.85
  • 6 monthly subscription £137.70
  • 12 monthly subscription £252.45 (12th box is free!)

Both 6 month & 12 month subscriptions include a FREE hoodie!

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Contents:

  • Contents Card
  • LifeBox Booklet
  • Shore Seaweed Puffs 22.5g
  • Hala Energy Bar 40g
  • Tideford Organic One-minute Miso 240g
  • Joe’s Tea 1 x 2g bag
  • Mindful Bites Nut Butter Sachet 20g
  • Munchy Seeds Toasted Seed Snack 25g
  • Nutristrength Smooth Coffee Pea Protein 32g
  • Protein Ball Co. Strawberry & Vanilla 45g
  • Sea Spoon Seaweed Boost 2 x 2g
  • Teapigs Matcha on-the-go single serve 1 sachet
  • Together Health 5-day Multibiotic Vegecaps sample pack
  • Caju Cashew Water 250ml
  • Westlab Pink Himalayan Shower Gel 400ml
  • Optiat Pamper Kit 2 x 10g

What I thought:

Each box comes beautifully packaged & sealed and contains a helpful booklet detailing what you have received, suggestions and recipes on how to use some of the items. I find this so helpful as many of the products are new to me, so it makes it so much easier to plan ahead and use as the recipes are readily available. By adding these healthy, easy to prepare recipes it’s a great way to continue the theme of this box and encouraging healthy living and healthy eating.

Shore Seaweed Puffs – Sweet & Smoky Flavour

It takes a proper handful of freshly picked, super nutritious seaweed from Wick’s rugged shores to make each bag of these seaweed snacks. The puffs are lovely and light with a delicious crunchy texture that just melts in your mouth. It has a beautiful smoky flavour that has a hint of tomato and with under 100 calories per bag making it the perfect balance of naughty and nice!

Vegan| Gluten Free| No Preservatives |GMO free| Dairy Free

 Hala Energy Bar – Peanut, Heap & Himalayan Pink Salt

Wow what can I say? This is my first time trying this brand and I must say I absolutely loved it! Deliciously smooth and creamy tasting and packed with peanuts and peanut butter for that added crunch. It has a delightfully soft chewy texture and the flavour is second to none.

Vegan| Gluten Free| Dairy Free | Soya Free| GMO Free

Tideford Organic One-minute Miso

I love miso and I was pleasantly surprised by how delicate the flavour of this white miso was. Unpasteurised organic white miso is made from soya beans, yeast and koji culture. Packed in handy single sachets to keep at home, take to work or on the go. Nutritious, low in calories and deliciously filling, it hits the spot when you’re feeling peckish and the best thing is, it’s ready in 1 minute! It adds a brilliant flavour and balanced sweetness to your cooking, and is great in light sauces, dressings, marinades or on its own.

Vegan| Gluten Free| Organic

Joe’s Tea Proper Peppermint Tea Bag

This little tea bag really packs a pepperminty punch! Cool, intensely invigorating and helps to make you feel delightfully refreshed and ready for the day with each sip. It has a strong peppermint aroma and flavour, one of the nicest I’ve had the pleasure of tasting.

Vegan| Gluten Free| Organic | Caffeine Free

Mindful Bites Nut Butter Sachet – Almond & Maca

Made with only natural plant-based proteins blended with nuts and superfoods, it’s ideal with fruit, porridge, yoghurt and smoothies. The maca has a velvety caramel taste which combined with the nut butter goes really well together. Thick, creamy and extremely indulgent this sachet sounds like it should be bad for you but in fact it’s the complete opposite! Perfect for on the go active lifestyle.

Vegan| Gluten Free

Munchy Seeds Toasted Seed Snack – Lightly Salted

Tasty little toasted treats that are high in vitamin E, zinc and thiamine and also gluten & wheat free! Both crunchy and flavoursome these handy little snack sized pack of seeds is utterly delicious. They also make the perfect addition to everything from porridge to yoghurt or salads and great on their own too!

Vegan| Gluten Free| Wheat Free

Nutristrength Smooth Coffee Pea Protein

Naturally flavoured and sweetened using the natural plant derived sweeteners thaumatin and stevia. Each scoop contains 24g protein per serving. As I’ve said in my previous reviews, I don’t drink coffee so my wonderful husband Darren has the pleasure of tasting and reviewing this product on my behalf. The sachet gives options to blend into a smoothie or to add to hot water. What he said – I prefer my coffees hot so used the sachet to make a latte. However, it doesn’t work at all as a hot coffee drink as it was very thick and did not dissolve well into the hot water. The flavour was also not to my taste either and I had difficulty drinking it all.

Vegan| Gluten Free| Nut Free| Wheat Free

Protein Ball Co. Strawberry & Vanilla Breakfast Balls

6 tasty oat covered balls made with delicious wholesome natural ingredients that taste amazing! Not too sweet and has a lovely soft chewy texture. A great breakfast snack with a cup of tea or coffee, on the way to the office, or after your morning workout

Vegan| Gluten Free| Wheat Free| Diary Free| Palm Free| Soy Free

Sea Spoon Seaweed Boost

The original Seaspoon, Seaweed Boost is a magic mix of pure edible seaweed flakes, nothing else. If you’re looking to give your soup, rice, sauce or salads a bit of oomf then look no further! These little packets contain so much flavour, are healthy, delicious and makes a tasty accompaniment to many dishes, just use instead of salt to add savouriness. A little also goes a long way.

Vegan| Gluten Free

Teapigs Matcha on-the-go single serve

Matcha is a superhero amongst teas. 100% ground green tea leaves from Nishio, Japan – essentially a super-concentrated green tea containing natural green tea flavonoids. I am a big fan of Matcha tea and was very happy to receive this premium grade Matcha sachet in my box! I like the earthy taste of Matcha and prefer it as a hot drink opposed to cold. I also really like how convenient the sachet is, if you feel like having something different than your average tea to drink at work, pop one of these in your bag to take with you! It’s a sure-fire way to get you through that 3pm slump that’s for sure!

Vegan| Gluten Free| Organic

Together Health 5-day Multibiotic Vegecaps

Unique, gentle, powerful and effective multibiotics formula helps balance the trillions of friendly gut bacteria and improve overall digestive and general health. I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I was to find this in my box. I have suffered with several digestion issues over the years and I’ve never found anything has actually helped. This sample pack has aided my body for the better and I feel like a new person after using only for 5 days so I will definitely be purchasing more! Certain foods tend to upset my stomach and this can lead to pain and discomfort, this usually happens several times a week. Since taking I feel like my stomach is less sensitive and the discomfort has drastically reduced – so this has a real god send!

Vegan| Gluten Free| Wheat Free| Soya Free

Caju Cashew Water

Every bottle contains 100% cashew fruit water, and nothing else. The Brazilian cashew fruit has 5 x more vitamin C than an orange, and naturally contains electrolytes, antioxidants and minerals. It’s also Cashew Nut allergy free, low in sugar, and calories. Crisp, juicy and very sweet this cashew water is a really refreshing drink that tastes like an apple but less acidic. Everyone that knows me knows I’m not a morning person and although not the best (or healthiest!) choice I usually have an energy drink every morning to help give me that extra boost to kick start my day. I decided to replace one of my morning cans with the cashew water and it worked as well if not better than the energy drink, the cashew water is miles healthier and has no artificial flavours or preservatives – a plus in my books!

Vegan| Gluten Free| Dairy Free | Fat & Cholesterol Free| Caffeine Free

Westlab Cleansing Pink Himalayan Shower Gel

This purifying shower wash has been developed free from SLS, SLES, parabens or colours to gently care for your skin and is dermatologically tested. Naturally rich in essential skin minerals, to leave skin feeling cleansed and healthy. Although this shower gel smells slightly clinical it lathers up really well and leaves skin feeling squeaky clean. I like that it also doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals and is gentle on the skin

Vegan| Gluten Free

Optiat Pamper Kit

The ‘For The Love Of Scrub’ coffee scrub range presented in a lovely box. A range of two naturally-scented sustainable coffee scrubs, made from re-purposed used coffee grounds collected from cafes and restaurants across London. I absolutely love body scrubs and Optiat is one of my favourite brands! The coffee grains are big enough to provide you with a little massage, without scratching or aggravating the skin like some scrubs can, but still does the job of getting rid of dead skin cells and leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth. Definitely the best scrubs available on the market and they smell so incredibly devine!!

Vegan| Gluten Free| Cruelty Free

Verdict:

I really do look forward to receiving my guilt free treat box each month and now my husband has started to look forward to it arriving too! We have a lot of fun discovering what the LifeBox team have sourced for us each month. You can find some great quality products and some really interesting things in this box that you’d never think of trying before. What I look forward to most about receiving this box is all the wonderful new brands that I am being introduced to each month. Lifebox doesn’t compromise on either taste or quality either, so you can rest assure in the knowledge that EVERYTHING provided is good and wholesome. Whether you’re on a health kick, looking for ways to incorporate healthy products into your family routine or want to eat better this box is suitable for everyone and is also vegan and gluten free.

Each Lifebox is supercharged and packed to the brim with meticulously and lovingly selected health foods–real food to get the nation excited about eating well. Have you got yours yet?

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Thank you for reading…

Nazia xx

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