February 5, 2015 5:16 pm

Ever heard of nutritional yeast?

It’s a yellow, flaky form of yeast that vegans swear by to get that ‘cheesy’ flavour in dishes. It’s versatile, flavourful and nicknamed ‘hippie dust’…. Says it all.

But it’s not just any old yeast. It’s actually a dormant form, grown on molasses before being harvested, washed and dried to deactivate the yeast. So if you’re sensitive to yeast, continue reading…. This is a total nutrient powerhouse that you NEED to stock up on!

So, what’s so good about it?


Just 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast gives you absolutely all the B-12 vitamins you need for the day! Wowza. These are absolutely crucial vitamins for producing red blood cells, treating PMS, boosting the mood, reducing fatigue and maintaining a happy heart. All of these factors play a huge part in leading a healthy lifestyle, so now do you can see why we can’t get enough of the hippie dust? As most vitamin B12’s come from the animal, it’s a super powerful source for keeping vegan’s and vegetarians diet balanced and healthy whilst reducing the risk of anaemia.


Need a quick energy boost? Nutritional yeast is packed with protein and is in fact a complete protein by itself! Just 2 tablespoons of this cheesy sprinkle provides 9g of protein – essential for muscle repair. It really is so versatile to cook with, so why not try sprinkling it on top of your favourite soup or pasta dish in replacement of parmesan for the perfect pre/post work out fuel. Guilt free cheese? Go on then!


On top of being a total vitamin B12 and protein powerhouse, nutritional yeast is also an incredibly strong source of the vital minerals our bodies thrive off to stay nourished and glowing. We’re talking SERIOUS body loving goodness: iron (it can be hard to get enough of this in our daily diets!), magnesium, zinc, selenium and chromium, to name a few. Another sprinkle of the hippie dust it is!


As well as being a fabulous vegan product to replace cheese, this wonder food is also totally gluten free! You know how excited we get when we discover a product that works perfectly in recipes to add an indulgent taste whilst still being healthy AND gluten free! So you can make your favourite dishes with all the goodness it provides as well as being anti-inflammatory. Seriously, what’s not to love?

 So there you have it… The new cheese to add to your shopping list. And it doesn’t matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian or just looking for ways to experiment with healthier alternatives in your cooking – this product truly works for every one. Why not try something different and give it a go?

It’s easy to get hold of online, but be sure to ask at your local health store if they stock it too. We love this one from Amazon… http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003VJSBXU/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002E2LPLK&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0XS8R834XX31V91CS1AT

Let us know how you get on!