Sunday, 17 January 2016

Simplistic Vanilla Smoothie Bowl

A beautifully simple, flavourful and easy smoothie bowl, taking the grand total of 5 minutes to make from start to finish. Vanilla is one of my favourite flavours and I love to use it in as many things as possible. It brightens up any smoothie, bringing to the table a sweet yet subtle flavour that goes well with so many brilliant ingredients.  

The addition of oats to this smoothie bowl allows the smoothie bowl to take on a different consistency; there is a satisfying thickness that needs a spoon while giving you slow releasing energy throughout the morning. Perfect for your pre workout fuel. Add in more almond milk to make this a more runny, drinkable smoothie and get creative with your toppings!

Simplistic Vanilla Smoothie Bowl -


Saturday, 16 January 2016

Chocolate Orange Oats

I’m sure I can relate to most people here
when saying that the flavour of chocolate orange was simply the best thing ever as a child. The absolute glee on mine and my sister Emily’s face when we unwrapped Terry’s Chocolate Orange boxes as children from our sacks on Christmas morning will always be a fond memory of mine. There is a flitter of the same excitement when I smell the same heart-warming scent today in my 23 years of age. The two flavours combined together are absolutely heavenly. The childhood nostalgia kicked in this week and I decided to recreate the memory in a slightly different way.

Chocolate Orange Oats -


Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Smooth Maca Pecan Milk

Making nut milks are one of my favourite things to make at the moment,
I’ve been experimenting with lots of different nuts and superfoods and this has to be the most delicious milk I’ve made to date. Pecans are naturally a sweet nut and blend up beautifully to create this smooth and creamy dairy free alternative to milk.

Smooth Maca Pecan Milk -

I am totally non-dairy,
so finding different ways of making dairy foods is something I really enjoy doing and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything. An obvious go-to for dairy free people is almond milk and it will always be in my top 3 but after purchasing in a really good quality nut milk strainer (a muslin cloth bag), I started branching out to different nuts to see what worked and what didn’t.


Sunday, 10 January 2016

Peppery Chai Protein Bites

This is one of those experimentations that went oh-so-right.
I quite literally seized a whole load of ingredients, made them into bite sized energy balls and hoped for the best. And boy did they deliver. There is a magnificent aroma surrounding them; instantly reminding me of winter and cosy chai latté’s in front of the fire.

Peppery Chai Protein Bites -

I’ve conjured up my own immune-boosting chai spice here,
featuring warming nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon. I am also a self-confessed die hard lover of black pepper, so adding this to the blend was not only adventurous but also exciting. It gives it the ‘spicy’ after taste that shouldn’t work but really does. The addition of the hemp seeds gives this a brilliant texture for energy balls; satisfyingly crunchy and packed full of protein.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

6 Questions To Ask Yourself For A Healthier, Happier 2016

Happy New Year everyone!

We all know what happens at the beginning of January; 
we make our New Year’s resolutions, promising ourselves that this year we are really going to stick to them; that it’s going to be different. We put our heart and soul into them, feeling on top of the world for the first two weeks, four if you’re lucky. Then, it happens. Again. The fire burns out. Our old ways creep back in to our daily lives. And come the middle of February, we can’t even remember what half of our resolutions were.

Why does this happen, year after year? 
Why is it that we cannot simply stick to something we want to achieve or make better in our lives? Goal setting is an art, requiring research, planning, accountability and a lot of thinking. Simply saying to yourself that you want to do something will not help you on your road to success. It takes more than that.

This January,
 let’s all do something a little different and approach our ‘new healthy me’ resolutions from another angle. Let’s sit down with a paper, pen and a cup of your favourite hot drink (hot cacao for me) and ask yourself some powerful questions. These questions will make you think about what you truly want to achieve this year with your health and well being. Becoming healthier in yourself will give you more energy, that brain fog you get on a Monday morning will disappear and you will glow.  
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