Month: July 2016

Stories I loved this week.

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost your mojo? You know, that spark, the get-up and go that pushes you forward into new projects and new work. I’m starting to feel like I need to issue a missing person’s report for my mojo. I was […]

You and your gut.

What is gut bacteria, the gut microbiome and why are people talking about it so much lately? There has been a huge surge of interest recently, off the back of a lot more research into this area. Here are some of the key terms that are worth […]

Refreshing Strawberry and Mint Ice Lollies

strawberry, raspberry and mint ice lolly

It’s FINALLY summer here in London and I’ve been experimenting with some fun warm weather recipes. You know, the type of food that you want to eat when the temperature rises and you desperately need to cool down.

I made this ice lollies at the weekend in less than 10 minutes (not including freezing time!) and they went down a treat.

What you need:

1 cup strawberries, washed and hulled

1/2 cup raspberries, washed

150ml coconut water (I like Rebel Kitchen)

3 medium-sized fresh mint leaves, chopped (You can use 1/2 teaspoon of dried mint if you don’t have any fresh mint)

Ice lolly moulds

A freezer (!)

strawberry ice lollies about to go into freezer

How to make it:

  1. Wash and hull your strawberries, then drop them into your blender cup. I use my Nutribullet for this, but a hand blender or Magimix would work just as well.
  2. Add the washed raspberries.
  3. Pour in the coconut water.
  4. Add the fresh mint.
  5. Blend until strawberries and raspberries are smooth.
  6. Pour into your ice lolly moulds and freeze. Depending on how cold and full your freeze is, the lollies will be ready in about 2-4 hours.
  7. Save the leftover mixture for more lollies or use it in your morning smoothie!
  8. Enjoy!

Stories I loved this week.

Happy, happy, happy weekend! What are you up to? We’re doing some bits and pieces to our house to make it look tip top to sell, heading to central London for brunch and generally pottering about. I’m really enjoying my summer break and getting a […]

End of (school) year reflections.

I’ve reached the end of my second year of my nutrition studies and I’ve had a few weeks to pause and take stock of the past year. It’s been a really full on time, between working, studying, being a mother and wife and having a semblance […]

Stories I loved this week.

 

footsteps on the beach

How do you keep your spirits up when it feels like you want to give the whole world a time-out, when so much seems to keep going wrong? What do you do to keep the positive energy going in your life?

Switching off and staying away from news sites & social media has become an essential part of my self-care, especially in the last three weeks. I don’t want to shut the world away, but sometimes I want a break from the bad news and bad behaviour. Is that selfish? Is it indulgent? It has become a necessity in order to avoid burnout.

So here’s to the weekend – may yours be full of long baths, cosy moments, good food and spiritual renewal.

A great summary of how to choose your weekly groceries in an ethical way. (NY Mag)

And I’m so in awe of what my body can do – I’m so proud of it.’ Women talk about how they feel about their bodies six weeks after giving birth. (The Pool)

5 tips for taking good food photos on your iPhone. (goop)

It’s fascinating to see the changes in attitudes towards food waste. This Spanish company is growing exponentially just using ‘imperfect’ produce. Inspiring. (The Guardian)

4 foods that can cause hormonal imbalance. Tofu is a big one. Fermented soy is a much better way to get phytoestrogens. (The Chalkboard)

I adore this series: 15 surprising things about parenting in Iceland. (Cup of Jo)

What happens to your body when you switch to an all-organic diet. Fascinating. (Fast Company)

Photo by Ana Gabriel

Things I Love: 13 Ways To Simplify Your Life

I recently had the pleasure of attending a talk with Sarah Wilson, the Australian journalist who has spearheaded the I Quit Sugar movement in Australia. She spoke for an hour about 13 ways to simplify your life. It was a really fun talk with loads […]

Stories I loved this week.

The countdown continues. Only one week left until my exam and I have to admit that it’s been incredibly challenging to study this week. My concentration has been completely shot, as I toggle through various tabs of post-Brexit coverage on my browser, whilst I incessantly […]