Vegan lunch for 2

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Summer 2017 is beckoning and I don’t know about you but I’m already smelling spring in the air. Yesterday’s weather was simply gorgeous and after a long and sunny walk in Richmond Park, complete with plenty of deer spotting, I was inspired to conjure up something light, healthy and skin friendly for lunch. After all, visualising one’s beach body is always a sobering prospect in February so nutritious and lo-cal were the key requirements for the menu.

My lovely mum who is visiting from Sweden was my lunch date. Her skin beats most 40-year-olds and she is most definitely proof that you are what you eat. She simply glows. Continue reading “Vegan lunch for 2”

Sunday smoothie

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The sun is bright this morning and we’re off cycling in Richmond Park so I’m starting my day with a green and nutritious smoothie a.k.a. the leftovers of my fridge. I’ve realised that this is one of the added benefits of being a green juice and smoothie aficionado – you’re hardly ever left with any rotten veggies at the back of the fridge.  You may start out with a huge amount of greens at the beginning of the week, thinking there is no way you’ll ever finish them but chances are you will. And knowing that all the nutrients are inside you is actually a great feeling.  I don’t think I’ll ever be a person who can leave a chilled glass of white alone or abstain from the occasional salami feast but by knowing that I’m on track 80% of the time makes me feel brilliant enough. Here are the ingredients to my Sunday smoothie:

1 cup kale

1/2 cucumber

1″ ginger root

1 banana

1 cup blueberries

12 cashew nuts

12 blanched almonds

Handful of flat leaf parsley

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp ground flax seeds

1 1/2 cup of water (or more if you like yours more liquid)

Mix all ingredients together in blender until smooth – enjoy! Remember to not let the smoothie hang about for too long – drink as soon as possible after making.  Enjoy