It significantly reduces weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol and improves blood glucose levels. It also reduces chances of both heart attacks and strokes. If ever there was a superfood, it would appear fibre is it. Yet most of us fall radically short of the recommended 30g a day with the average daily intake sitting around less … Continue reading Why we need to increase our fibre intake and how to do it.
A very warm welcome to my blog. I thought it would be useful to give you an insight into the sort of topics I'll be covering here. My work with clients encompasses everything from creating smoothie recipes to how to cope with stress, emotional eating or making time for self care. I'll be exploring these topics … Continue reading Welcome!
Ah Sunday in lockdown, how I love thee. No dashing around for 9am rugby practice or getting sports kit ready for Monday or persuading reluctanct children to do the the last of the homework. Nope! This morning there was hot coffee, newspapers (only the life and style section please) and these banana and oat pancakes. … Continue reading Banana and Oat pancakes with blueberry compote
The rain has come today bringing a welcome downpour to the garden. It's an understatement to say how much of a help having the sunshine has been during lockdown, but waking up to a downpour brought a nice change of pace. I wanted something fresh and green tasting this morning to complement the day. More … Continue reading A fresh tasting, green summer smoothie
A cosy porridge recipe for dark winter mornings.
This is one of those winter recipes I come back to every year. It's cheap to make and makes the most of seasonal winter vegetables such as Cavolo Nero along with store cupboard essentials such as tinned beans and tomatoes. It requires a little attention here and there but will then happily blip away on … Continue reading Ribollita
This is such an easy recipe to add to your repertoire of homemade meals. This is the recipe I turn to when guests are coming to stay and if Sunday mornings allow. I love any meal that can take care of itself in the oven whilst allowing me extra time in bed on a Sunday morning, … Continue reading Vanilla and Cardamon Granola
I've lost count of the times I've giddily signed up to a new gym membership, new work out gear in tow, only for any new habits to fall by the wayside in a matter of weeks. Self motivation does not come easy for me when it comes to exercise. Combine that with invariably having to … Continue reading Witness the fitness
Having a well stocked fridge full of snacks that are in easy reach is essential if you're looking to lose weight or make changes to your diet in general. I'm not a huge proponent of meal prep days. I find it hard to give over a whole day during the weekend to cooking. There's always … Continue reading Kale Pesto
In the hustle to lose weight or shape up it's easy to lose sight of our own loveliness. We want to be thinner, beach body ready (heaven forbid our winter body should see sunlight) and in the process it's easy to think we'll get there quicker if we shame ourselves into it. We skip whole … Continue reading Spring thoughts
Things I have slept through before children: A hurricane small earthquakes. House parties. Things I am unable to sleep through since having children: A child silently standing by my bed at night. Light rain The bedroom door opening Today is world sleep day, a day dedicated to the importance of sleep. The health benefits of … Continue reading Sleepy Time