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Jenna Hope (ANutr)

MSc, BSc(Hons) ANutr Nutritionist & Consultant to brands, restaurants & cafes. Enquiries: meldunbar@wmodel.co.uk jennahope@jennahopenutrition.com

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Good morning and happy hump day (I can't believe that - where is this week going?!) 😱As it's mid week I've got super easy recipe to get you through until Friday! These savoury butternut squash and tahini muffins are the perfect on the go breakfast! Don't forget to save this one 😘 200g peeled and roasted squash 2 eggs 50g quinoa flour 100g tahini 2 tbsp nutritional yeast 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1tsp mixed herbs 1 tsp dried rosemary 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 😍 1. Mash the squash and add it to a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix well. 2. Pour the muffins into cases and bake for 30 minutes at 180. 3. Allow to cool before serving.

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Post workout breakfast this morning- inspired by @angeliquepanagos . I replaced tomatoes with peppers πŸ…πŸŒΆand poached the egg🍳 (as it's slightly quicker). Honestly took me less than 8 minutes (photo included!) Eating breakfast in the morning can help to stabilise your blood sugar levels across the rest of the day. So the big question is ... would you rather sleep an extra 8 minutes OR set your day off on the right foot? Happy Monday! 😘

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Because Sundays are for crepes. American style pancake stacks appear to have taken over the French crepe but sometimes it's best just to take it straight back to basics. Are you all about the pancakes or crepes? πŸ₯ž

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It's Friday! I've got the perfect little weekend recipe for you. This is my breakfast coconut loaf (best served with nut butter 😍). Enjoy! Don't forget to save this one 😘. 1 1/2 cups desiccated coconut 1 cup ground almonds 1/2 cup ground walnuts 1tsp cinnamon 1tsp vanilla powder (or extract) 1tsp baking powder 3 eggs 1 cup coconut milk 1/2 cup raisins πŸ₯œ 1. Preheat the oven to 180C. 2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. 3. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. 4. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. 5. Stir in the raisins. 6. Pour the mix into a lined loaf tin and bake for 30 minutes.

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I woke up thinking it was Friday! πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ. And so the next best thing is waking up knowing that you have a fresh batch of granola ready and waiting 😍. What's your favourite way to eat granola? πŸ₯œ

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This mornings breakfast was the Bircher I made last night- it couldn't get easier and if you need help getting out of bed in the morning this is it! Don't forget to save the recipe πŸ’— 1 Apple (grated)🍏 2 tbsp desiccated coconut 1 tbsp chia seeds Handful of crushed walnuts 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp @coyo_uk (provides it with a delicious creaminess) 1/2 cup coconut milk. 🍏 1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and leave in the fridge overnight. Top with extra fruit. πŸπŸŽπŸπŸŠπŸ“πŸ‹πŸˆπŸ‡πŸ‰πŸŒπŸ’πŸ‘πŸπŸ₯

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It might be Monday and it might only be the second week of the year but this morning I got up, got dressed for the gym and then decide 'not today'. πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈThere's a lot of hype around making sure everything is perfect in January however, this quote says it all. Life's not perfect - work with it. I'm still feeling super motivated about my week of meetings and clients and that won't be affected just because my workout didn't happen! Happy Monday- wishing you all a fab week πŸ˜˜πŸ’—

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This morning I saw 3 ridiculous article titles: 'Is Hot Sauce The Answer To Your Weightloss', 'Drinking Water Before You Eat Can Help You Lose Weight' and 'A Vegetarian Diet Can Help You Lose Twice As Much Weight As Other Diets'. NO, NO, NO These articles suggest a number of incorrect things (aside from the obvious). 1. That weight loss and nutrition is hugely reductionist. ❌ 2. Everyone works the same.❌ 3. Weight loss has nothing to do with lifestyle, stress, exercise, other dietary factors.❌ Weight loss is not as simple as what some of these articles are suggesting. Many people struggle with their weight for many years and these articles are taking advantage of the vulnerability of some people. There is no magic cure to nutrition and no one approach which will suit everyone. Please don't waste your time reading articles with such limiting and suggestive titles. It's easy to be convinced through their use of language but I promise you hot sauce is not the answer to your weight loss. It's all about ensuring you have a healthy balanced diet as part of an overall heathy lifestyleπŸ₯•πŸ₯šπŸ…πŸ†πŸ’πŸŒΆπŸ πŸŒ°πŸ₯œπŸ₯”πŸ₯™πŸ₯—. Sending you lots of πŸ’—πŸ’—. HAPPY SUNDAY 😘

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Bridesmaid brunching before dress shopping ... poachies πŸ₯šπŸ³, spinach πŸƒ and salmon 🐠 is always a winner πŸ€—. Happy Saturday 😘 @bumpkinlondon

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⭐️ANXIETY⭐️ Lets talk about anxiety - unfortunately still rather a taboo subject but the more you talk about it the more you realise how many people are affected by anxiety in some form or another. I for one know that certain situations can make me feel very anxious. ⭐️However, there are many people that suffer with anxiety on a daily basis. Whilst anxiety is a mental health problem and definitely one which you should seek help from a doctor or a psychologist for, nutrition can still play a role in contributing or reducing anxiety. For my top tips of how to use nutrition to help control anxiety read my latest article (Link in bio) and lastly, HAPPY FRIDAY ⭐️

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I got home late tonight and hadn't had dinner so I ended up munching down tomorrow mornings chia porridge - I make sure I'm always be prepared (although now I'm not for tomorrow πŸ˜‚) with something in the fridge. πŸ’—Holler at me with some breakfast inspiration please (definitely going to need it now) πŸ’—

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Sleep is often something which we scrimp on to fit everything into our busy days. However, it plays a key role in recovery and repair (particularly after heavy workouts). It's also something that many of us struggle with today as we're often highly stressed and constantly wired. As today is national sleep day πŸ›Œ I've written an article of my top 5 tips on how nutrition may help or hinder your πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€. Link in my bio.

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Good evening! I hope you all had a great first day back (those who went back today). πŸ˜€In response to Public Health England's announcement today's topic was all about reducing the amount of sugar kids are consuming in their snacks. Whilst I'm all for this I equally think that a treat every now and again is part of most people's enjoyment. If you're trying to reduce your sugar intake but do love a piece of cake then banana cake 🍌🍰is often a great shout. The reason for this being is if you make it yourself and you use bananas 🍌which are overly ripe there's actually no need to add extra sugar (neither refined or unrefined). This can help you enjoy your cake 🍰without loading it up with sugar. For those who may ask this was basically bananas, desiccated coconut, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla (sorry I didn't write down the recipe but there's more on my website). πŸ’—

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Good morning and happy new year!! πŸŽ‰ I hope you all had a lovely evening last night whatever you were doing. If you happened to have a heavy night I've got you covered with my top tips for how to start 2018 right. See the link in my bio. I'm really excited to share lots of things coming up this year. If there's any topics or recipes you want to see from me please send me a message I love hearing from you πŸ’—. Wishing you all a lovely day 😘

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This years been an interesting one... I've been through some interesting new experiences some great, some not so great (in my professional and personal life). However, I really believe that every experience teaches you something. One thing I started this year which I will definitely carry into 2018 is writing a gratitude diary. Every morning and every evening I write down 3 things which I'm grateful for and 3 good things that happened that dayπŸ’—. Even during the harder times I've found this really helps with my positive outlook on life. I'm not planing on setting specific resolutions this year but I've written an article on my blog on the theme I'm taking into 2018. See the link in my profile for the full article. Wishing you all an amazing New Year's Eve and a great start to 2018.πŸŽ‰

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Good morning! Happy Saturday! For those of you making New Year's Eve dinners I've got the perfect after dinner treat - these chocolate orange almond cups 🍫🍊are sure to steal the show. Don't forget to save this one! For the chocolate: 70g cacao butter 45g cacao powder 50g sweetner (I used honey) 4 drops of orange extract (optional) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Filling: 50g almond butter Method: Heat the cacao butter on the stove over a very low heat. Once melted add the remaining chocolate ingredients and stir. Coat the outside of the cup moulds in chocolate and freeze for 10 mins. Then pour some more chocolate into the mould (fill about 1/3) then add a tsp of almond butter and cover with chocolate again. Freeze for 2-3 hours before serving.

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Afternoon tea in Dorset featuring this spiced oat milkπŸ₯›. It can be made with any milk of your choice and optional honey can be added for sweetness. Super easy and a perfect winter recipe... Happy Friday! 😘

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Brunch this morning - eggs πŸ₯š, salmon 🐟, πŸ…πŸƒ and mushrooms. Eggs and salmon are a great source of vitamin D (the summer nutrient) which is found in limited sources in the diet. Vitamin D is synthesised through the sun in the summer but many of us are deficient in the winter. Consequently it's important to supplement during the winter months with 10ug.d. Among many things vitamin D plays key roles in mood and bone health as it's required for calcium absorption. 🌟

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