2015 was arguably the year of the superfood. Jamie got on board in a big way, Nigella gave in to the trend with gusto and, closer to home, celebrity cooks like Donal Skehan and Susan Jane White are spearheading the superfood-filled, healthy eating revolution well into 2016. Bringing this revolution to Dublin workplaces is The Fruit People, delivering hand-picked fresh fruits, superfoods and healthy essentials to offices across the capital each morning.
In 2016 clean eating cookbooks line bookshop shelves; hard-to-pronounce, exotic ingredients with mighty powers elbow for more supermarket space; and the Sunday morning ‘Full Irish’ is fending stiff competition from blueberry-strewn granola and avocado on sourdough – yet employees’ diets have never been more backwards or unbalanced. Time poor and stressed city workers enduring the daily grind are still reaching for pre-packed sandwiches, vending machine fodder and excessive caffeine to fuel jam-packed days at the desk.
Enter one of Dublin’s leading fruit delivery start-ups, The Fruit People, bringing a weekly haul of healthy essentials to offices across the city and beyond. Transforming diets one desk at a time, The Fruit people encourage healthy eating habits by ensuring sugar-controlled snacks and natural, fresh superfoods sit at the heart of workplace nutrition. Tailor a fresh The Fruit People delivery to include:
Believed to boost memory, improve brain and heart function and even reduce cholesterol and possibly combat cancer, blueberries are also full of natural sugars for sweet tooths
Rich in good fats, if you name a vitamin, avocados probably have it, notably rich in B-Vitamins and Vitamin K
We all know porridge warms and fills the belly like a great big hug, but 100% wholegrain Irish oats come chockablock with B-vitamins and have a low GI, ensuring slow release energy and, paired with fresh milk, provides both calcium, fat and protein too – a well-rounded way to start the day
Packed with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, this vibrant coloured semi-sweet fruit is believed to have exceptional antioxidant properties and with its low GI is perfect for lowering cholesterol
Fresh Natural Yoghurt
Provides calcium for strong bones and teeth and rich in protein, not to mention naturally-occurring healthy ‘gut’ bacteria
Vitamin C pulses through lemons, which are a health all-rounder, filled with antioxidant flavonoids.
With many of these options above available in tailored Fruit People deliveries, offices can enjoy a hand-picked weekly selection of 45-50 pieces of seasonal fruit for as little as €20 with a wide range of optional extra products available too.
Drink Your Greens
Don’t be fooled by the name – it’s not only fruit these guys trade in. Pukka organic, whole leaf green teas(€12.99, four boxes) come luxuriously filled with delicate green leaves (spearmint, matcha, sencha and oothu) for restorative replenishment. Vita Coco coconut water (€29.95, 12 x 300ml) provides unrivalled refreshment; like sticking a straw straight into a freshly-opened young green coconut whilst cranking out spreadsheets. Sprout Juice Co. juices (€49.90, 10 x 300ml) provide alkalising, detoxifying minerals, vitamins and nutrients by the bottle-load in their locally-produced, fresh cold-pressed vegetable-based juices. Fresh Irish milk and unsweetened almond milk are also available as part of any delivery.
Stand-by Saviour Snacks
For those niggly mid-morning or afternoon cravings that just won’t cop on, keep super healthy snacks at arm’s reach including Good Snack Co. dried fruits, nuts and seeds, Bunalun rice cakes, Meridian energy bars,Jack Link’s beef jerky and Kinetica protein bars.
About The Fruit People
From humble beginnings running their small start-up out of their Granddad’s shed, brothers Barry and Brian Dennis from Clontarf are leading a workplace revolution, ensuring fresh seasonal fruit lands in the hands of hungry workplaces across the capital. Offices no longer have an excuse to hide behind low-cost convenience foods – it’s never been easier to fill your office with fresh fruits, fridge essentials and superfoods for deadline-busting sustenance with The Fruit People.
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