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Win 1 of 2 seeds gift boxes to celebrate the general election results

 

Let's have some fun with the general election while raising awareness for healthy food at the same time. I could not resist running these posters of the political leaders made with seeds. Brilliant artwork! To win one of these two amazing seeds gift boxes, you need to tell us (confidentially) in the competition form provided below this post the name of the seed poster you like the most (from the ones shown below). Deadline to enter is midnight on 8th July 2017.  

    To celebrate the new look from 9NINE we are offering London Mums the chance to win one of two seed gift boxes. Each box includes the following:

2x multipacks (8 bars)
 2x raspberry/coconut bombes (4 total)
 2x seed fusions (4 total)
 Mug
 Pens
 Booklet
 Seed Pot
 T-shirt
 Bag for Life
 

The new look from 9NINE brings bold colour and personality to the snacking aisles and shouts proudly about the core ingredients – their infamous Super Seeds! With 9 natural benefits, each offering a unique boost towards that ultimate 9NINE State of Mind, the bars are crammed with nothing but goodness. In addition, new products offer snacking alternatives to those wanting to lead healthy but fulfilled lifestyles.

We all experience cloud 9NINE feelings and being healthy has a lot do with it! All 9NINE products have natural benefits derived from the Super Seeds in each bar, and opting for the healthier choice no longer means sacrificing on taste. Choosing the right foods that make you feel good and enable you to stretch your adventure boundaries are part of what 9NINE stands for.

The exciting range of 9NINE Super Seed bars are not only high in fibre, and gluten and wheat free, they also hit a satisfaction spot when it comes to taste. Super Seed 9NINE bars are perfect for breakfast on the go, a filling snack or a healthy treat.

  Ahead of tomorrow's general election results, renowned food artist, Prudence Staite, has been commissioned by Super Seed brand 9NINE to create three portraits - of the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem leaders - made purely out of the ingredients found in their healthy snacks. The portraits took 100 hours to complete and are made up of over 1,000,000 Super Seeds ranging from sunflower for Jeremy Corbyn's beard, hemp for Theresa May's hair, and linseed and Seed Bombes for Tim Farron's smile, as well as chia, pumpkin and sesame, and a few cashews, pecans and peanuts thrown in to shake things up a bit. The portraits are sure to bring a new perspective to the familiar faces. The portraits are made up of 2.2kg sunflower seeds, 2.3kg chia seeds, 3.5kg hemp seeds, 2.6kg linseeds, 3kg sesame seeds,  2.6kg pumpkin seeds, 3 kg pecans, 2.5kg peanuts, 5kg cashews nuts. Over 150 Seed Bombes -  little bundles of Super Seeds mixed with double cocoa, launching exclusively in WHSmith in July - were used to create Theresa's jacket, also Tim's mouth detail was created with a dozen of them, and Jeremy's background used 83.

  Theresa's hair has been styled with hemp seeds, with pumpkin and sunflower highlights and chia seed lowlights, her necklace was made with sunflower seeds and carob, and her lips were created with linseed.

Jeremy's iconic furry beard has been created with sunflower seeds that perfectly match the colour;  his jacket is styled from peanuts and cashews, and his shirt collar is made from hemp.

Tim's infectious smile has been captured with linseed, carob and Seed Bombes, and his hair features pecans and linseed.

It's not just 9NINE that have realised what a punch these players pack, Super Seeds are very much on trend as their slow-release energy helps with concentration and staying focused, unlike the peak and crash of their high-sugar counterparts.

Super Seeds are very much topping the pops and here are a few reasons why our leaders should embrace their unique qualities:

The All-Rounder

Chia means  'strength' and as far as fuel goes, it doesn't get much better than this. Chia seeds are full of nutrients and come with very few calories. Chia is a real all-rounder; it is appealing to the masses and for good reason, it's hard to beat!

Labour of Love

Flaxseed is full of good things and is often referred to as wonder food. You have to grind flaxseed before using it so it's a real labour of love, but if you're committed, it will pay off as you can add it to anything from morning porridge to homemade bread.

Seriously Versatile

Pumpkin seeds offer vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and essential acids with every handful - they are seriously versatile, there is no holding them back! They can be eaten raw or cooked, added to sweet or savoury, or simply roasted for a super on-the-go snack.

Top of Their Game

Sunflower seeds are crunchy and nutty and considered by many as top of their game - they are even said to bring a glow to tired skin! Filled with goodness that's drawn straight from the sun, they become the star of the show in recipes such as sunflower seed pesto and homemade bread.

Eating healthily is at the root of many political campaigns - from children's school lunches and health concerns throughout the NHS, to pensioners and mental health. The seeds have been planted... which ones will reach the necessary heights! Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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