Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Top foods to eat while studying and the importance of meal prep

Students all know the feeling of being mentally and physically drained from intense studying for hours at a time, especially in the run up to exams. It's vital that we keep our brain and body nourished to keep our concentration levels high and our much needed memory in peak working order to achieve great results. It’s too easy when you’re tired and hungry to reach for a packet of crisps or a ready meal, but by spending a couple of hours every week buying the right foods and preparing easy, healthy meals in bulk means you always have a healthy choice to eat in those moments when hunger strikes and energy levels are low. By doing this you are helping not only your overall health but your energy levels and concentration when you’re studying for long periods of time.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Using Coconut Oil: The Beauty Version

        You've probably heard about or seen various photos of people raving about using coconut oil as hair masks, moisturisers, make up remover, but to name a few. And the truth is, these guys are seriously on to something! Coconut oil a wonderful ingredient, both in the kitchen and in the bathroom.

        It's no secret that I use coconut oil for pretty much everything: cooking, baking, spreading on toast, blending into smoothies, in soups, salad dressings and I've even attempted coconut oil coffee! (Interesting...) And now I can add beauty uses to that list too and I want to share my tips with everyone so you can all get the same benefits and have some fun with it!

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Matcha Protein Banana Bread

I am so in love with this recipe. It's a super easy, simple recipe I whipped up when I had the afternoon to myself in the kitchen. I was craving something substantial and filling, but also sweet and flavoursome. I started with the idea of creating a gluten and dairy free banana bread but then decided to go a step further and add in some superfood powders to really pack a wholesome goodness punch while still tasting absolutely amazing and filling the kitchen with wonderful smells. This loaf is nice and light in texture and the outside hardens beautifully to give you that satisfying crunch when you bite into it.

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