Love Avocados

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“The name avocado comes from an Aztec word meaning ‘testicle tree’ because the rounded fruit grow in pairs”

-Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon

Apart from green leaves, avocados feature A LOT in my household. Avo toast is the favorite and most reliably filling breakfast/snack ever when you need something a bit stodgy. Use gluten free bread or any sort of cracker that you are comfortable with. Top with tomatoes and a generous sprinkling of herbsalt and black pepper. Or do a Gwyneth (from cookbook, It’s all good) and spread some vegenaise (like mayo but without the egg) underneath sliced avocado and topped with vegsalt and chili flakes. The possibilities are endless but the important bit is that an avocado a day will make your bod just that little bit happier. Here’s why: Continue reading “Love Avocados”

Can’t be bothered to juice?

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I know many who would love to eat healthier, drink less and get a juicing practice going, yet don’t. Why? Because it requires an element of change – and change is hard. Here are my top tips for sticking to juicing. Continue reading “Can’t be bothered to juice?”

Brekkie green style

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This morning I am heading off to Ignite, a two-day seminar in London on how to live your life more authentically. Heady stuff! It is going to be intense and possibly life changing and therefore I need robust fuel to sustain me for a long day. A rich green smoothie is always a great brekkie option and that is what I have chosen today. In addition I have added my all time favorite snack – avocado on Finn Crisp with sliced tomatoes. Simple, tasty and gloriously healthy. Happy saturday x

Smoothie:

1 cup kale

1 cup spinach

1 banana

1/2 cucumber

1 tbsp coconut oil

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 tbsp ground flax seeds

1 tsp Spirulina powder

2 cups water (or more if you want the consistency to be more liquid)

Blend away until all mixed and enjoy immediately. The nutrients do not like to hang around for too long.

Avocado on Finn Crisp:

Finn Crisp slices ( I use the original version)

Mashed avocado

Slices of tomato

Squeeze of lemon

Black pepper

Sea salt/Himalayan pink salt