2 minute Smoothie Bowl

2 minute Smoothie Bowl

Who has time to faff around with peeling and chopping fruit? Save time (and nutrients) and buy frozen bags of berries to blitz into a 2 minute smoothie bowl whenever you’re in need of a vitamin boost. An excellent addition to breakfast, as a snack or a healthy dessert. 2 Minute Smoothie Bowl 150ml fat free Greek yogurt (make your own Greek yogurt) 50g frozen blueberries and strawberries (or whatever berries you have) Add ingredients to...
Chocolate Protein Smoothie

Chocolate Protein Smoothie

It’s a new year and of course new years resolutions are in full swing! I signed up to a couple of Spring half marathons at the end of 2014 so I am well into my training regime…. or attempting to be anyway. I made this smoothie after my long Saturday morning run, and not only was it thick and delicious it also kept me full for hours! I know putting tofu in a smoothie...
Berry Beet Smoothie

Berry Beet Smoothie

I have sung the humble beetroot’s praises for it’s ability to increase athletic performance in previous posts, so what better vegetable to use in a post-run smoothie! Mix it with some ingredients rich in protein such as hemp powder and chia seeds, and you have an excellent powerhouse smoothie. 1 Cooked Beetroot (vacuum packed beetroot is quick and easy, make sure it is not in vinegar) 100g Mixed Frozen Berries ½ Banana 2 scoops/ 30g  Hemp Protein Powder (I...
Jewelled Gin

Jewelled Gin

‘Tis the season to party, and what better way to do so with some festive pomegranate jewelled gin! The recipe on Jamie Oliver’s website states that the recipe only contains 1 calorie but I don’t believe that, the shot probably has more like 60 calories. The trick is to freeze the glasses and keep the spirit ice cold as it’ll make a smoother shot. The pomegranate seeds add a crunch and sweetness after the shot. If...
Watermelon Coconut Cocktail

Watermelon Coconut Cocktail

A fresh watermelon coconut cocktail made purely from watermelon, coconut water and good quality vodka, perfect for alfresco summer evenings. I have been in Portugal for the past week  with my family for my mums’s birthday, where produce is fresh and flavoursome! Alcohol is also cheap, with one of the family’s favourite vodkas, Zubrowka at only €8! In the UK you are looking at the same amount for way over double that. We therefore felt...
Carrot, Beetroot and Kale Juice

Carrot, Beetroot and Kale Juice

Beetroot is a wonder vegetable! I love its earthy flavour and deep rich colour. It is not only a feast for the eyes, but also incredibly good for you! Scientific research has found that drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer. A University of Exeter led-study shows for the first time how the nitrate contained in beetroot juice leads to a reduction in oxygen uptake, making exercise...