Mid-March snow?! ❄️I'd much rather be on the beach sipping this ginger and lemon ice tea. @lovelemonadelondon sent me this photo and I couldn't help but share💗 Who else would rather be here right now? ☀️(also that coconut looks 👌🏻🤗)
When people say they don't like vegetables they're often referring to boiled broccoli, green beans and cauliflower and I don't blame you (who would like veg done this way) but when they're not overcooked and are paired with some incredible flavours and textures it's amazing how delicious and satisfying they really can be. This delicious presentation was thoroughly enjoyed @chriskitchfood 🥑🥒🍅🌶🍠🌰🍆
I'm often speaking to clients about managing portion sizes when it comes to healthy foods. There appears to be a common misconception that the more healthy food the better although like most things this isn't the case and too much of a good thing can sometimes cause problems. I've shed light in @bazaaruk - see my story for the full link. Wishing you all a great Tuesday 😘
Anxiety is still a taboo topic. We're getting better at talking about it but it still seems that there's a big stigma attached. I've spoken about my top nutrition tips to help manage anxiety over on @hipandhealthy (the link is in my story). I hope you've all had a lovely start to your week. 💗
Mother's Day brunching @mortimerhouse . Sending lots of 💗 to all the mothers and mothers to be out there. Special 💗 to @rochelleahope for being the best💗
Yesterday I started my day with an amazing yoga class led by @sarahmalcs and a delicious @nanabowls 🍌workshop 😍. I'm realising more and more how important yoga is but I'm not a natural and struggle with switching off my brain and the whole breathing thing (I've spoken about this on here before). Every time I do it I realise how important it is and how it should become part of my weekly routine... Does anyone have any tips for a beginner yogi? How did you get into it? And how do you learn to focus solely on the class? 🤗
There are so many conflicting messages surrounding chocolate - 'chocolate is rich in polyphenols', 'chocolate is high in sugar', 'its high in fat', 'we should eat it', 'we shouldn't eat it'. The messages are so mixed! To clear things up I've written an article all around the health benefits of chocolate, why dark might be better than milk and why it might not be such a 'guilty' pleasure after all 🍫. The article is now live on the @tkitfitco website. Happy Friday 😘
When you're well equipped anything is possible🙌🏻. Happy International Women's Day 💗I've tagged a few that inspire me.... Now tag the people that inspire you!
Today Public Health England released a statement to say that we should be focussing on calories in order to help tackle the obesity crisis. Whilst it's great that they're trying to raise awareness to a clear problem that the UK is facing - it's also important to be aware that calories are not the be all and end all. Solely counting calories can often lead to malnutrition as you could eat your calories in foods which contain few micronutrients, poor quality protein and refined carbohydrates. As a population we cannot continue to eat sausage rolls, burgers, fries and the likes (even if the portion sizes will be reduce) and then wonder why our health is in crisis. These foods are not contributing to optimising health. Instead we should be focusing on incorporating more food which makes us feel great and keep us fuller for longer (so that we don't need to count calories)... foods high in fibre, high quality proteins and healthy fats🥜🥑🍳. We should be eating more vegetables,beans, legumes, nuts, fish and poultry and celebrating food for how it makes us feel rather than living on a calorie counting wheel which is often unsustainable and takes a negative and restrictive approach. 💗 I'd love to know your opinions so please comment below 😀
I'm dreaming of these @deliciouslyella brownies from yesterday's bake sale. @goodnessguru organised an amazing event which raised over £1000 for @beatedsupport. It's amazing to see so many people come together to support such an important cause 💗
Ok so as this weekend appears to have turned into a slight cake show I decided to try something completely different. Sometimes you try things and they go straight in the bin and sometimes they barely last long enough to snap a photo! This was definitely the latter... these are my orange, tahini and sweet miso blondies (don't judge before you try... they are 👌🏻). Don't forget to save this one 😘
1/2 cup tahini (the runnier the better)
1/4 cup sweet miso
2 1/2 medjool dates (pitted)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Zest 1/2 an orange
Juice of 1 orange
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup coconut flour
1. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth (ensure the dates are broken down).
2. Place in a greased brownie tin for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing (if you can wait that long 😂😍)
Greens, eggs and matcha tea 🍳🍵... brunching @grangerandco this morning (I call it brunch but I'll be having lunch too 😍)
If you're looking for some snow day baking inspo for this weekend I've got you covered with these fruit and nut muffins🥜. Healthy and indulgent 😍 enjoy and don't forget to save! 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit
1/4 cup raw nuts (I used almonds and cashews)
1/4 cup coconut flour (+1 tbsp)
1/4 cup cashew milk
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Mash the banana with the eggs and add all the ingredients (except the cashew milk). Combine well.
3. Slowly pour in the cashew milk until the mixture becomes pourable.
4. Pour the mix into muffin cases and bake for around 20 minutes.
5. Leave to cool before serving 😘
I have to admit eggs are usually my go to breakfast but when it's a snow storm out there's nothing better than a warm hearty bowl of chai buckwheat chia porridge. Don't forget to save this one😘
Buckwheat and chia porridge: (serves 2)
1/4 cup buckwheat flakes
1 tbsp chia seeds
300ml almond milk🥛(you may need to add more depending on the consistency)
1 tsp chai mix (I used @lucybeecoconut)
1/4 tsp vanilla powder (you can use essence)
Pinch of salt
1tbsp maple syrup
1. Combine the buckwheat flakes,chia seeds,chai mix, vanilla and salt in a pan.
2. Add the milk and heat over a medium heat for 4/5 minutes. You may need to turn the heat down to prevent burning.
3. Pour into a bowl and top with fruit, nuts, seeds, nut butter etc.
🙌🏻 Yes to ☝🏻. I could think of some many things I'd rather do than shovel snow from my car to get to the gym at 6am this morning and so I just didn't go. If you've woken up in the same boat don't force it. Accept it and don't feel guilty for not traipsing through the snow in -4C this morning... Enjoy your morning cuppa instead ☕️😍🤗
An evening on my emails powered by a turmeric latte 😍. Turmeric lattes are a great alternative to coffee after 2pm. Drinking coffee in the afternoon or at night can stimulate excess cortisol release and prevent the absorption of adenosine (a compound which makes you feel sleepy) consequently leading to impaired and disturbed sleep. They're often my go to for something sweeter and warmer in the evenings 😍. I have to admit my current setup doesn't look quite as pretty as it did when I took this 📸. What's your favourite evening drink?
Whipped up a quick turmeric buckwheat risotto for dinner tonight. When the weather is as bitter as it is I usually opt for heartier warmer meals and this one didn't let me down 😍. What's your go to winter warmer? ❄️