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Overnight almond coconut oats with bee pollen and fig

March 27, 2015
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I love this breakfast served hot or cold. If time is of the essence in the morning then you can just whip it out of the fridge cold and it still tastes delicious! On colder days, I love heating the oats as this provides a warming, comforting start to my day. Ingredients to serve one: Porridge Oats Granola Flaked Coconut Bee pollen 1 Fig Almond milk (homemade or otherwise I LOVE Rude Health’s Almond Milk). Method 1. Soak one portion of oats in almond milk over night. 2. Either heat the oats the next day in a saucepan or leave them cold.… Continue reading...

Greek yogurt apple chia seed granola pot

March 26, 2015
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I love this super simple zingy breakfast pot! It takes no time to prepare and provides a balanced, nutrient rich start to your day which should wave good bye to any mid morning energy slumps. *For those on a low carb diet, use The Paleo Foods Co Granola which is made with nuts and no grains. Ingredients: Serves One 4 tablespoons of Chia Seeds (soaked for 15 mins). 250g Natural 0% Fat Fage Greek Yogurt. Granola (I love Dorset Cereals honey granola and The Paleo Foods Co granola). Apple (Try to avoid pink ladies since they are highest in sugar). 1/2 Lime Cinnamon 1 tablespoon of Flaked Almonds 1 tablespoon of Flaked Coconuts Method 1.Soak the chia seeds in water (or coconut water if you want a fuller flavour) for about 15 minutes to allow them to absorb liquid and expand.… Continue reading...

Just keep kick-boxing

March 19, 2015
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On Wednesday this week I awoke feeling a little less wonderful than desired. Usually, I’m full of energy and positive vibes but for a number of reasons hump day this week started a wee bit wobbly and I felt drained and if I’m being honest, hormonal! BUT THEN boxing and kick-boxing with my awesome trainer Dan Roberts happened and it shot my mood, energy and positive vibes right back up there again. I cannot explain how much I love the feeling of getting my heart pumping by pummeling those punches, propelling my high kicks hard at the punch bag, ducking and dodging those right and left hooks, all whilst gasping for air and sweating like crazy!… Continue reading...

Be your best with Beetroot

March 16, 2015
I’m always extremely wary when it comes to “superfoods” that claim to cure all ailments and leave you sparkling with health and improved endurance, and you should be too, since the science supporting them is vague at best. We all know that a healthy diet is made up of a variety of nutrients and vitamins and good diets are ones that are diverse in these, as well as being largely plant based. However, when scientific research proves that a specific nutrient/food group should be consumed more frequently than others or is good for targeting a specific need, we should listen up and take note of the factual findings.… Continue reading...
Travel, Uncategorized

Boat Trip (Parrot Cay Part IV)

March 10, 2015
If you go to Parrot Cay you must, must, must do the two hour boat trip which takes you past several privately owned PIMP villas and beach houses – some of which are available to rent – and others of which belong to A-listers like Donna Karan, Bruce Willis, Christie Brinkley and Keith Richards who we had the pleasure of dining next to several nights. But that’s not the only reason to take to the turquoise seas and sands of the starlets… All aboard! One of my sister’s and my Ma Pimp privately owned properties belonging to A-listers like Bruce Willis.… Continue reading...

Parrot Cay Continued – Part II: The Breakfast’s

February 19, 2015
Warning: Do not read this blog post if you’re hungry. Do read this blog post if you’d like some serious healthy, hearty fit/yummy-food-inspo that will make you HAPPY! So, after a long journey, stormy arrival and stilted start we finally fell asleep in our beds. Sadly though, are prayers hadn’t been answered and we awoke to grumpy grey skies and heavy downpours. Not such blessed beginnings but sunshine surely beckoned, we reassured ourselves, as we squelched our way over to breakfast. Once we arrived at the buffet, however, everything suddenly seemed much brighter. Fresh juices are made every day. There’s always a green juice, beetroot juice, and smoothie of the day as well as deliciously thirst quenching water infused with lemon, lime and mint.… Continue reading...
Travel, Uncategorized

Paradise (Parrot Cay) Bound plus top tips to combat jet-lag

February 3, 2015
It wasn’t love at first sight for me and Parrot Cay. Nor was it the smoothest start once we’d arrived. Leaving London all blue skies and sunny spells had been a breeze and our BA flight had been mostly smooth. I relished the chance to read, read read (being a Sunday I had all the papers plus mags like RED, Women’s Health, Health and Fitness and Psychologies to name a few!) – and 11 hours spent filling my mind with all things health, food, fitness, travel and inspirational women was a pure delight. No WIFI 36,000 ft in the sky is such a blessing and opportunity for uninterrupted time to oneself with a pretty unbeatable view of a spectacular saphire sea sparkling in golden sunshine below.… Continue reading...

Workshop at Bulgari Hotel

January 13, 2015
Just before Christmas The Bulgari hotel welcomed WORKSHOP – the brand spanking  and VERY swanky new fitness destination – to its London residences, and I was one of the exceptionally lucky ones to sample it. Workshop founder Lee Mullins is the former Director of Personal Training at Bodyism, (the famous fitness brand formerly at The Bulgari) and comes with a wealth of experience and expertise (he’s honed the bodies of Victoria Secret models, Oscar winners and CEO’s worldwide). But this alone is not all that makes Workshop so special and snazzy. The gym is the first to offer the FRAMEWORK tool, (exclusive to the UK) which tailors exercise programmes built upon a unique combination of genetic and scientific tests including movement and nutrition genetic analysis, food intolerance tests, metabolic testing, functional movement screen and a body composition assessment.… Continue reading...

My January health and fitness column for Corner Mag

January 8, 2015
Thank you Corner Magazine for featuring my top tips to get in great health and fitness this January and beyond! The piece has some Notting Hill specific advice and also some recommendations of sportswear and detoxes you can do from anywhere. I hope you like it! I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of them too, so please let me know by commenting below! xx… Continue reading...