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Sun-day, Birthday Weekend (Part III)

April 2, 2015
After a gloomy Sunday, we were ready to soak up some rays. We hopped into bed hoping for sunlight to wake us up in the morning. Did our wishes come true? Gleefully, they did (as you’d sensibly assume from the title of this post!) and as we’d hoped, we awoke on Monday morning – feeling very smug to have the day off – to a bright blue sky bursting with sunlight. The whole place came alive – the gardens glistened, the guests giggled and even the birds twittered merrily in celebration of the sun. I always feel at least 50 per cent more alive when the sun’s on my skin.… Continue reading...
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My Birthday

March 30, 2015
Last weekend my main man surprised me by whisking me away to ??? (read the next post to find out where) for a long weekend to celebrate my (21st?!) birthday. We arrived on Saturday late afternoon on my birthday, (21st March if you’d like to jot it down for future reference..!) having spent the morning opening presents with family over croissants, coconut smoothie bowls, fruit salads, protein pancakes and of course – coffee! My wake-up call was a beautiful colourful fragrant bouquet of flowers and black coffee from Charlie followed by an onslaught of presents, parcels, cards, cakes and MORE! And then it was time to depart to a secret destination organised by Charlie… TBC.… Continue reading...
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Overnight almond coconut oats with bee pollen and fig

March 27, 2015
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...
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Greek yogurt apple chia seed granola pot

March 26, 2015
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...
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Just keep kick-boxing

March 19, 2015
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...
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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...
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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…… Continue reading...
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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...
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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...