The Sugarfree Box is a monthly subscription service in Australia offering a curated collection of low-sugar goodies sent directly to your door, each month. Spending a couple of months at home means I am able to test out some local healthy delivery services. So the timing was perfect when I was offered the June Jumbo Box to try myself.
A white box wrapped in a bow with a handwritten note and their signature tagline; “You’re sweet without the sugar” arrived and it felt like a treat in itself. The products were carefully wrapped in tissue paper and it came with a recipe card and another detailing each product in this month’s mix.
There are two Sugarfree Box size options: a Mini Box and a Jumbo Box. Each contains a collection of full-sized and sample-sized products. You can choose a month-to-month subscription or sign up for a monthly box, comprising new products each month for one, three, six and 12 months and prices start at just $25. All the items in the box have less than 5g of total sugar per 100g. They are also free of any hidden sugars and artificial sweeteners.
I love that the boxes feature locally made whole food products that you may not find in the mainstream just yet. The subscription would suit those who have recently let go of sugar, busy health-conscious folk who don’t have time to peruse the supermarket shelves or even a whole foods cook looking for ingredients to create some new allergy-friendly recipes.
The June Jumbo Box
What: Crazy as a Coconut 100% raw, organic, cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil.
Why I liked it: The sachet size is perfect for travelling. I would use this in smoothies, in my coffee, for oil pulling or even as a moisturiser.
How I used it: I put some in a smoothie (see recipe below)
Why I liked it: The tea is part of a range of Australian made and crafted herbal teas, designed by a team comprising a naturopath and three pharmacists. The flavour combination includes my favourites and it was beautifully warming and tasty.
How I used it: I sipped it after dinner to aid digestion.
Why I liked it: The ‘fructose free’ label intrigued me. As someone who has to follow a low FODMAP diet, it is difficult to find ready made seasoning without onion, garlic or other foods that aren’t permitted on the eating plan. It is also free of bulking agents and preservatives often hidden in other off-the-shelf seasonings like these. The flavour combination is ideal for winter dishes.
How I used it: I added it to meat and vegetable dishes, roasted sweet potatoes and scrambled eggs in the morning.
What: Crio Brü brewed cocoa made from 100% roasted cocoa beans.
Why I like it: It’s essentially hot chocolate without all the nasties. The Hubby enjoyed his coconut Crio Brü hot chocolate too.
How I used it: I had it at night both on its own and with warm coconut milk and stevia (which The Hubby preferred).
Why I like it: I’ve tried pea protein powder on numerous occasions before and it has always tasted a little earthy to me. I was surprised at how unoffensive the flavour was and it blended beautifully.
How I used it: I made a smoothie (recipe below)
What: The Haus of Health Bean Bonanza
Why I like it: It’s an easy way to add a little protein kick to you smoothie, yoghurt or cereal and perfect for your work drawer or gym bag. You also don’t have to spend a fortune on packets of nuts and superfoods that you may not like. The mix includes Aussie almonds, walnuts, cashews, goji berries, raw cacao nibs and coffee beans.
How I used it: I made a smoothie (recipe below)
The Sugarfree Box pictured here was gifted to The Fit Traveller. Of course, we only write about products we love and would use ourselves. All words, images and opinions are authentically our own.
5-minute Vegan Choc-Coconut Smoothie
- 2 T of Raw Cacao Nutrition Warrior Super Protein Blend
- 1 sachet of Crazy as a Coconut coconut oil
- 1 organic banana
- 1 cup organic coconut milk
- Pinch organic cinnamon
- 1T of The Haus of Health Bean Bonanza
- 1/2 C of ice
- Add all ingredients except Bean Bonanza to a blender
- Blend well
- Add Bean Bonanza to serve
This recipe is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian + Paleo
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Skye is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fit Traveller. She is a journalist, writer, photographer, intrepid traveller and a former personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach optimal health. As a TV journalist and producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY and Nine News. She has also written for Women’s Health, Fodor’s Travel and Yahoo7 Travel, among many others.
Skye created The Fit Traveller as a beautiful online space and community where people feel inspired to escape the desk to move and explore more.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.
Skye is based in Sydney, working to master the balance between motherhood and her insatiable appetite for adventure.