Where to #WakeuptoOrganic on 14 June 2017 in and around #Dorset and #Ringwood


This is the third year of Wake up to Organic a campaign which is a celebration of all things organic for independent retailers and cafes, where they dish up free organic breakfast goodies to their customers. This year we have 250 stores taking part and if you want to find if an event near you click here.

So here are all the stores taking part local to me:

Sturts Farm Organic fruit and veg stall at the Lantern Community in Ringwood will be giving away free organic breakfast bars made by yours truly, heres the recipe. The stall is there until about 3.30pm. If you do go along, please tweet a photo and tag Sturts Farm on twitter with the hashtag #WakeuptoOrganic.

Scoltocks in Ringwood will be doing breakfast smoothies bowls, muesli and special offers between 9am-12noon.

Timber! in Ringwood are giving away breakfast bars, herbal teas and breakfast muffins from me (here’s the recipe) there will also be a stall with raw organic goodies – between 9.45-12.30.

Gulliver’s Farm shop in West Moors Are making free organic bacon rolls, breakfast muffins and I will be making smoothie bowls – here’s the frozen berry and avocado recipe from last year’s and am about to start work on a new healthy chocolate and banana smoothie bowl recipe. Their event will be between 9.30 and 11am. If you go along please tweet a photo and tag them and use the hashtag #WakeUpToOrganic.

Earth Food Stores at 75 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth will be giving away free breakfast between 9-10am.

Discount Health Store in Winton, Westbourne and Poole will be giving away free breakfasts between 9am and 11am.

Spill the Beans in Wimborne will be dishing up organic smoothies and providing samples for customers between 9-11am. If you go along to their event please tweet a photo and tag them using the hashtag #WakeUpToOrganic.

Down to Earth in Dorchester will be giving away organic muesli, overnight oats, energy bites and drinks. They also have a great organic hamper of breakfast goodies for one lucky winner – their event will be run between 9.30 and 12 noon. If you go along to their event please tweet a photo and tag them and use the hashtag #WakeUpToOrganic.

Natural Life Wholefoods in Crewkerne, Dorchester, Taunton, Sherborne and Wellington will be giving away free organic teas, granola and yogurt, breakfast bars and more with 10% off in-store on all organic products. Julia there has done a great window display. If you go along to their event please tweet a photo and tag them and use the hashtag #WakeUpToOrganic.

If your local store isn’t holding a Wake up to Organic event this year, they can register here to take part in Wake up to Organic 2018.

Have a great Wake up to Organic 2017 – I’m off to practice my new smoothie bowl recipe for tomorrow and to bake breakfast bars and muffins – will post the recipe later…






Organic apricot and oat breakfast bake for #WakeuptoOrganic

Only a 3 sleeps to go to Wake up to Organic at your local independent retailer on 15th June 2016 where stores, farm shops and  cafes dish up free organic breakfasts to celebrate organic and show how easy it is to make the switch to organic at breakfast.

Follow us at @WakeuptoOrganic on twitter to keep up to date with the campaign and find out if your local retailer is taking part and if you do go along to an event please post photos on instragram, twitter and/or facebook using the hashtag #WakeuptoOrganic. See the bottom of this post for a full list of participating stores – though there are some last minute ones signing up!

We have lots of lovely Organic Trade Board member brands who are supporting the campaign. If you’re interested in becoming a member, you can find out more and join us by registering on our website, by clicking here.

One of the brands taking part is Clearspring who make a peach and apple fruit puree with no added sugar. When I saw it I thought it would be perfect to adapt my apple oaty bake to a Summer version, using apricots.

This recipe is really easy, and using the puree makes it quicker – you literally mix the ingredients the night before and leave in the fridge overnight, and put it in the oven to bake for 30 minutes first thing.

Organic Apricot oaty breakfast bake

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4-6

You will need…

160-200g apricots (or you can use peaches or nectarines) chopped
350g whole oats (oatmeal isn’t the same)
100g of dried apricots
2x 100g pack of Clearspring fruit puree with no added sugar
300ml milk (or non-dairy milk alternative)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of maple syrup (optional)*
3 medium eggs, beaten
50g melted unsalted butter por coconut oil

How to…

  • Grease a shallow dish.
  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Pour in the dish, cover and leave overnight in the fridge.
  • In the morning heat the oven to 160º c fan oven / 180º c / gas mark 5 for 30 minutes.
  • Serve with a little milk poured over and chopped fruit.

*in apple recipe I don’t use maple syrup – it’s not necessary and without it there’s no sugar apart from natural fruit sugars.


Avocado and frozen berry #smoothiebowl

This recipe feels like a bit of a cheat really, as it’s made up and is so simple. I am all for keeping things fast and easy in the kitchen, as life is so busy at the moment. So anything that fits in with the daily routine and saves time and is healthy is a win, win, win. I never really ever follow recipes for smoothies or juices and I don’t have much time when I am working from home so this is a healthy option for me for breakfast after I’ve done the school run or for lunch.

I’ve been seeing smoothie bowls on my instagram feed for a while and didn’t really get them until I made a smoothie in my NutriNinja and it was too thick so I poured it into a bowl and it was delicious – I didn’t realise how good it would taste especially with the toppings – I used fruit, coconut flakes and local bee pollen. And of course it looks so pretty and the possibilities are endless – the only limitation being your imagination and of course, your tastebuds!

I will post some info about the nutrition info soon, but just need to get this posted for #WakeuptoOrganic events happening in independent retailers on 15th June.

Avocado and frozen berry Smoothie bowl

Makes: 2 smoothie bowls
Prep time: 10 minutes tops

You will need…
1 Avocado peeled chopped
120g frozen berries
300ml coconut water
1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of bee pollen
1 dessert spoon of spirulina, wheatgrass or chlorella
1 lemon peeled and chopped
1 carrot peeled, top and tailed and chopped
1 beetroot bulb, top and tailed and chopped (if you’re using a high powered blender)

How to…

Blend together with a normal blender or high powered blender, put in bowls and decorate with toppings of your choice.