Posted on by Rebekah van Zyl


Planet Health is celebrating Christmas in July the Highlands way – WINTRY and WONDROUS.

We have been based in the heart of the Southern Highlands of New South Wales since 2000, a beautiful area, popularly known to host Christmas in July due to its cold but cosy winters with occasional snow. Christmas cheer is most definitely in the chilly air, and along with it the season of giving - Planet Health is offering 25% off all products, storewide, for the month of July. Not only that, we’re also sharing a delicious recipe that’ll be the perfect addition to your Christmas in July dinner party; our VITUS VEGAN CHRISTMAS PUDDING.



  • 4 teaspoons VITUS IRON + C
  • ½ teaspoon all spice
  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g breadcrumbs
  • 170g coconut sugar
  • 1 large apple (grated)
  • 175g raisins
  • 175g sultanas
  • 375g dried figs
  • 75ml rum
  • 125g vegan butter
  • 30ml coconut oil


  • Grease a 2 litre Bundt tin with vegan butter
  • Grease a large sheet of baking parchment and place it on top of a large sheet of foil, greased side up.
  • Roughly chop a third of the dried figs and set aside.
  • Add the remainder of the dried figs to a blender along with the butter, rum, coconut oil, VITUS IRON + C and all spice. Blend until smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the chopped dried figs, sultanas, raisins, grated apple, coconut sugar, flour and breadcrumbs and stir together with the blended ingredients.
  • Once combined, spoon into the Bundt tin and press it in tightly.
  • Cover with the buttered parchment and foil (butter side facing the pudding) and tie a string around it to seal the tin. Trim any excess parchment/foil.
  • Lower into a large saucepan on top of scrunched up foil (so that the Bundt tin doesn’t touch the bottom), then fill the saucepan with boiling water until about halfway up the tin.
  • Cover and allow to simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove and allow to cool uncovered for several hours. Wait for pudding to completely cool before removing from the tin.
  • Serve warm with toppings of your choice.