Don’t you just love seasonal produce? It is something marvellous about eating that which has just been freshly harvested and turning it into a meal. It makes you feel in tune with nature as well as the distant past, when eating seasonally was all that one could do.
By now there is no getting away from Joe Wicks (@thebodycoach), the high octane PT and wellness wunderkind from Surbiton, also known as The Bodycoach. Whether his frantic London accent in his 15 second Instagram video recipe tutorials floats your boat is neither here nor there, this Jamie Oliver on speed is definitely going places thanks to the astonishing before and after photos of devotees who’s fat loss and muscle gain beggars belief. He is also, let’s face it, rather easy on the eye. Continue reading “The Bodycoach, Green Juice and the beauty of social media”
One of the best pieces of advice I have ever been given is that in order to stay healthy you’ve got to keep eating. Sounds like a no brainer perhaps but don’t we all tend to reduce intake when waist lines increases? It is a totally understandable reaction and one which we think will gain us quick benefits – only it doesn’t. Stop refuelling and your body goes into lock down and holds on to all you’ve got. Yes, the fat too. So the key is not to stop eating but to change what you are eating in order to get your bod to start utilising nutrients in a more effective way. Continue reading “Post Workout Recovery Juice”
When I prepare breakfast smoothies for my children I’ve learned that the trick for immediate consumption is the use of colour – and green is not the colour of choice! Instead, using red or black berries of any variety gives the smoothie that required pink/purple wow factor needed for a thumbs up. Following easter’s sweet fest I felt they needed a much-needed boost of nutrition that did not come out of an easter egg. They just got over a pesky cold so I also wanted to make sure they got a big dose of vitamin C, coupled with some vegetable protein and important omega-3 fatty acids. Smoothies are good that way – you can put all kinds of goodies inside and no one will know!
Top tip! Until the season is here when berries start to grow locally again, buying frozen fruit (organic if possible) is a great way of always being five minutes away from a great smoothie.
Here is what went into this morning’s smoothie! Continue reading “Blueberry Super Smoothie”