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Seed Portraits

The UK’s Top Seeds Go Head to Head

As the UK heads to the polls on 8 June, 9NINE put their own twist on Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron. Ahead of this week’s general election, 9NINE commissioned renowned food artist Prudence Staite to create three edible portraits – of the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem...

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New Look 9NINE

9BAR is Now 9NINE!

9NINE is the new face of 9BAR, with a vibrant new logo, packaging, and focus. You can still expect the same super seeds, great recipes and taste from our bars, but look out for brand-new products, coming soon!   There are also some changes to the names of our...

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nikki b

Love & success is in the air for Team 9BAR’s Nikki B

2016 has been a fantastic year so far. After working with coach Rob Cheetham since the beginning of this year, I have improved massively since turning Pro in 2015. In my first attempt, I qualified for the World IRONMAN 70.3 Championships, ranked 30th Pro (35 are selected to go)....

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Greg Whyte

#Team9BAR

It has been a baptism of fire over the last 4 weeks for our 9 runners preparing for the Newham Great Run. With such a short period of time to prepare for the 10km the focus has been on progressively increasing the distance by using a walk/run strategy slowly...

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seedy simnel cake

Seedy Simnel Cake

Treat your family this Easter to a delicious seedy simnel cake! Ingredients For the seed and almond marzipan • 250g caster sugar • 200g ground almonds • 50g ground flax • 2 free range eggs beaten • 1 tsp almond essence For the cake • 175g butter • 175g...

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Valentines Recipe

Valentine’s recipes

Treat a loved one to a romantic home cooked meal this Valentine’s day with our scrumptious recipes. 9BAR nut roast Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 100g mushrooms, brushed clean and diced 2 sticks celery, chopped 2 large carrots, peeled and grated 1 red or...

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Super Seed heroes descend on UK train stations!

The 9BAR Super Seed Heroes are descending on London, Manchester and Leeds over the coming weeks to fight the January blues by ridding the world of bad energy. Armed with Peanut and Raisin Breakfast Boost 9BAR samples, the super heroes are stopping commuters in their tracks to help them...

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Greg Whyte

Greg’s top 9 ways to keep you motivated this January…

You can do it! 1.Think big & be specific: New Years resolutions are all about setting yourself a goal but all-to-often we either don’t bother or we make the goal unachievable. Make sure you set yourself a target that is challenging but achievable. 2. Believe in yourself: The biggest...

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Christmas

9 ways to spread the Christmas cheer

Christttttmas time, Peanut 9BAR and wine…. What do you mean those aren’t the words?! We’re feeling festive here at 9BAR HQ (in case you couldn’t tell), so we thought we’d share our 9 ways to spread the Christmas cheer! 1.) Jingle all the way It’s December! If you haven’t changed...

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Best Hikes

9 of the best places to go for a hike

We’ve rounded up a list of the best and most beautiful places in the UK to go on a hike. Give ‘em a go, we dare you… 1.) Glen Affric, Scotland. Claimed to be one of Scotland’s most glamorous glens and a big hit with walkers, Glen Affric stretches...

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Vegan Benefits

9 benefits of being a vegan

To celebrate World Vegan Month we’ve decided to show you just why being a vegan isn’t all about the veggies, it’s actually better for you. Here’s why… 1.) “Oh, you only have five a day?” Five? Try doubling that. On a vegan based diet you’re more likely to intake...

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Autumn Food

Eating in season: Autumn’s best

Autumn is officially under way and whilst we may not be overjoyed with the change in climate, we’re most certainly loving the abundance of fresh fruit and veg that are currently in season! Ripe and ready to eat, here’s some of this season’s best… Big veggies Big bad boys...

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Veggie hot pot

Veggie hot pot

This hearty hot pot is jam packed with all sorts of tasty vegetables as well as plenty of other good stuff! Ingredients: 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 4 carrots, chopped ½ swede, chopped 200g parsnips, chopped 50g plain flour 750ml vegetable stock 4 tbsp. pearl barley...

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Gluten free autumn loaf

Gluten free autumn loaf

Gluten free and the perfect accomplice to a hot cuppa! Ingredients: 175g mashed ripe bananas 170g brown sugar 4 tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce 50ml canola oil 2 eggs 140g sorghum flour 140g brown rice flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground...

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Gluten free butternut squash soup

Gluten free butternut squash soup

This creamy, gluten free soup is the perfect companion for those cold autumn nights curled up on the sofa! Ingredients: 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 2 – 3 tsp. mild gluten-free curry powder 1 diced butternut squash 4 – 6...

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Coffee nut cake

Gluten free dark chocolate and coffee nut cake

This indulgent and moist dark chocolate and coffee cake is the perfect pairing with a cheeky, nutty 9BAR. Go on and treat yourself, because you’re worth it (say with Geordie accent for full effect). Ingredients: 200g almonds 200g dark chocolate 175g unsalted butter 70g caster sugar x4 eggs (separated)...

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Goodbye Tough Mudder

Farewell Tough Mudder… just for now!

With the last splashes of mud, Tough Mudder 2015 came to an end in epic style at the London South event. The weekend witnessed almost 20,000 mudders take on the course at Matterley Bowl in Winchester. Upon arrival you could tell that Tough Mudder 2015 was going to go...

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9BAR Training

9 reasons 9BAR should be part of your training diet

Calling all exercise enthusiasts – here’s 9 reasons you should be eating 9BARs as part of your training diet! 1.) It’s full of lots of lovely natural plant based ingredients. The unique mix of seeds makes it the perfect snack for all types of workouts! 2.) 9BAR has low...

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