Monday Detox

After this weekend I was in need of detox and this juice is perfect for it!

Ginger is a great use for helping indigestion, it also clears the ‘microcirculatory channels’and clears you out when are suffering from a cold.

The lemon in the juice has many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, niacin thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.

Ingredients

10g spinach

1 red aple

1 chunk ginger

Juice 1 lemon

Few chunks frozen pineapple

200ml coconut water

Method

Place all ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth

 

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Oat Smoothie

Rolled oats are filled with a fibre called Beta-Glucan which is known to help lower bad cholesterol and they also help to fill you up. Packing a smoothie with oats, fruit and veg is going to be great for your  body.

.Ingredients

15g rolled oats

Large handful blueberries

Half mango

Large handful spinach

1 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon Greek yoghurt

200 ml coconut water

Method

Put all your ingredients into a blender until smooth. Add ice cubes and serve.

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Avocado Toast

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Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. I find when I fill up on a great healthy breakfast I feel fuller for longer and less likely to binge snack in the afternoon.

I love porridge but occasionally I like to switch it up and have something a little more exciting n

Avocado toast with brown bread and eggs is one of my favourite things to have, it feels like a luxury. I use brown seeded bread with no butter.

I can’t scream enough about how important good fats are for a healthy lifestyle. An avocado may have around 200 calories but they are packed with over 20 nutrients including potassium, fibre, vitamins B and E. Avocados also help to regulate your blood pressure and have low glycemic  index meaning that your glucose levels won’t shoot through the roofs. Combine all that with protein, B2, B6 and minerals you get from eggs and you have a perfect hearty meal that is looking out for your insides

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado

1 large organic egg

1 slice brown seeded bread (I use Burgen)

salt and pepper

Method

There are many options that you can do with eggs, depending on the time I either poach or scramble mine. An easy way to make poached egg is

Use a small measuring cup or ramacin dish, lay a rectangle sheet of cling film over the top, drop your egg in and tie the cling film in a knot. Add it to a pot of boiling water and cook for 4 minutes.

Whilst your egg is cooking, mash your avocado in a bowl and pop your bread in the toaster.

Once your egg is done, remove it from the pan, add your mashed  avocado to your toast and top with your egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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2016

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I’ve never been one of those cliche “new year new me.” I focus on being healthy and excercise throughout the whole year. This year is a big year for family events as well as my sister’s beach wedding next year (wahh!) so in my house we really are kicking it up a notch, we are cutting our once a week takeaways way down and focusing more on what’s good for us.

I am armed with a new toy – my nutribullet. This amazing blender has helped us incorporate more veg into our life, a green juice is slowly becoming a staple in our everyday diet. The nutribullet breaks down all fruit and veg and pulverisers it to make smooth juices and smoothies. The most common trap people fall into is only putting fruit in their smoothies, this created a tasty sugary drink that is high in fat. Your smoothie/juice should be 70% veg and 30% fruit. Spinach is a favourite addition of mine, I like to call it “tasteless goodness” as it’s so full of iron yet doesn’t impact the taste in any way. Avocado is another favourite smoothie addition, it creates a totally creamy texture and makes it feel naughty, an avocado does contain fat but it’s monounsaturated fats and they are also full of vitamin B, C and potassium.

I have also started investigating Hiit workouts and different ways of working my body to tone up. The way I fuel my body after a workout has also changed dramatically , I now eat my carbs and protein after my workouts to refuel my muscle.

After my over indulgence over the Christmas period, I just needed to get back to my healthy eating and already I have so much more energy and I just feel good about myself.

I can’t wait to share some more healthy recipes with you all and help to keep fit and healthy.

Top Tip

  
To ensure you always have a cold gin this Christmas, slice up lemons and limes and pop them in the freezer. They double up as ice cubes so there’s more space for alcohol!

* you can do this with any fruit, try strawberries to keep your champagne chilled.

Only 2 days to go. Ho Ho Ho 🎅🏻

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Chicken pasta bake

Ingredients 

2x chicken breasts diced

1 red chilli

1 tsp paprika

1 Orange pepper 

1 white onion

1 can tinned tomatoes

2 tsp Worcester sauce

250g pasta

4g emmental cheese

Method

Cook your chicken with the chilli, onion and pepper. Sprinkle the paprika over and stir. 

Meanwhile cook your pasta until al dente. Preheat your oven to a medium heat.

Stir in your tomatoes and add 2 tablespoons of your pasta water to the pan, cover and leave for 5 minutes. 

Transfer your pasta to an ovenproof dish and sprinkle the cheese over the top.

Grill for 5 minutes until the cheese has melted and is going crispy.

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Omelette muffins

Ingredients 

4 slices of turkey meat

2 slices of chorizo 

1 egg

Salt and pepper

Splash of milk

2g Emmental cheese

2 muffin cases

Method

Heat the grill to medium. Put 2 muffin cases in the muffin tray, open out your turkey and make a pouch in the case, add to th grill for 2 minutes. Remove and add a chorizo slice to each one. Return to the grill for another 2 minutes. 

Meanwhile mix your egg and milk in a bowl and add salt and pepper. Pour your egg mixture into your cups and put back under the grill for 5-6 minutes until the egg is cooked through. 

Remove and sprinkle cheese over the top, return to gril for a 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted and starting to brown. 

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