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The Veganuary Edit

There’s no better way to start the year than with Veganuary, and Ombar are here to make sure you don’t go at it alone with our plant-based faves.

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To all you super-stars giving Veganuary a whirl this year, give yourself a pat on the back, a high five, and a big old thumbs up – Ombar are proud of you!

We know you don’t need us to tell you why it’s such a good move, but in case you find yourself a bit lost in the abundance of vegan products out there, we’ve pulled together some of our all-time faves for you below:

Our top picks this Veganuary!

Did somebody say CHEESE?

It’s no secret that in the past, the vegan cheese available on the market has been no match for the dairy version. So when we discovered the creamy deliciousness that is New Roots, we were ecstatic to say the least!

Switzerland-based New Roots produce artisan vegan cheese like no other, bearing in mind how good cheese should be – creamy and delicious. Putting ethically sourced cashews centre stage and ensuring all other ingredients are natural and sustainable, New Roots’ cheese ticks quite literally all our boxes.

Find New Roots cheese at Planet Organic, Whole Foods Market, Revital and online at Green Bay Supermarket.

For the bakers among us

Aquafaba… aqua what now? What is it, where does it come from, and what do I do with it!

Sound familiar? Oggs have heard it all and they are here to answer your AQF FAQs.

Aquafaba is the liquid chickpeas live in, and when whisked it resembles egg whites pretty well! Oggs have made it about as easy as it gets by popping this amazing stuff into a carton so it’s ready to fulfill your vegan baking dreams in the beat of whisk.

They also offer a selection of delicious vegan cakes, proving just how versatile aquafaba can be. Their Zesty Lemon Cakes are to die for…

Oggs products are widely available, find at Waitrose, Sainsburys, Asda, Whole Foods Market, or shop direct at www.loveoggs.com

For the on-the-go vegan

If you’re a busy bee but you’re still striving to save the planet one meal at a time, firstly, go you! Secondly, look no further than Pollen + Grace for a fully prepped, nutritionally rich, on-the-go breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

These lovely guys have a real knack for putting whole food ingredients together to produce perfectly balanced boxes ready to eat, not to mention their breakfast pots and snack bars! Thanks to Pollen + Grace, being busy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice eating well.

Find Pollen + Grace in Tesco, Co-op, Ocado and Whole Foods Markets or shop with them direct www.pollenandgrace.com

Fashion fanatics, we’ve got you covered too!

The fashion industry is almost as damaging to the environment as animal agriculture, if not on a par. Sustainable, organic, vegan clothing is a super important part of becoming plant based too, but it’s sometimes difficult to know where to turn for good quality, affordable, ethical clothing.

Vegan Outfitters’ selection of tees, totes, and sweatshirts are crafted with super soft sustainable cotton, and better yet, every purchase from their website helps rescue a farm animal. Because who doesn’t want to look good, AND feel good, right?!

Find VO’s feel-good-garms online at www.veganoutfitters.com

Seeking that natural glow?

Us too, endlessly! Up Circle are pioneers of the circular/by-product beauty movement, producing truly fantastic skincare products made using surplus by-product from other industries.

Ground argan shells are used in their face moisturiser, ground coffee and cacao in their exfoliator and residual chai spices in their hand soap, to name a few. The glow doesn’t get much more natural than that.

Available at Boots, Sainsbury’s, Whole Food Market, www.upcirclebeauty.com and many more!

Keeping happy and healthy

Following a plant-based lifestyle is undoubtedly a heathier option, but if you’re new to the game, there’s no harm in giving your body that extra nutrient boost. There’s a huge number of protein powders and supplements out there, but we especially love what Super U are up to.

Super U set out to make superfoods more accessible and convenient for everyone, offering a variety of vibrant, but all natural, superfood powders. From Berry Beauty to Lean Protein, these guys are passionate and excited about helping others be their healthiest and happiest self.

Take your pick from Super U’s range at www.superu.co.uk

There we have it, a roundup of a few of our faves to guide you through this plant-based-party. There’s no better way to start the year than with Veganuary, and Ombar are here to make sure you don’t go at it alone!