• Nutrition

    Magnesium and it’s role in women’s health

    Did you know that magnesium is an essential nutrient needed for over 300 biochemical reactions within the body including supporting heart health, energy production, muscle relaxation, helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with clarity and focus, and support blood sugar balance. Magnesium is also essential for the production of steroid hormones such as Testosterone, DHEA, Progesterone and oestrogen. It has been shown to enhance glutathione production, prevent telomere shortening and reduce oxidative stress – slowing down the aging process. Magnesium helps to convert an amino acid called tryptophan into the important mood-boosting hormone serotonin. Serotonin also makes melatonin, which is needed for good quality sleep. Magnesium…

  • Savoury

    Mexican Quinoa Bowl

    Protein is an essential nutrient and is used to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is also an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Our body breaks down protein into its amino acids which are then used to form structural proteins , enzymes, hormones, repair tissue, cartilage etc. Some amino acids known as essential amino acids can not be formed in the body and must come from food. Many plant based sources lack some of the essential 9 amino acids but by combining different plant based protein sources such as beans and quinoa or rice and pulses can achieve all…

  • Breakfast,  Nutrition

    The perfect smoothie bowl

    Even in winter I love a smoothie bowl but did you know that many are loaded with sugar and can spike blood sugar levels resulting in energy slumps and those mid morning cravings, so how do you get around it! You see with smoothie bowls many people load them with fruit when in actual fact, this is the best time to add in some amazing veggies which should make up 80% of the bowl…think broccoli, spinach, kale, courgette, beetroot, carrot and cauliflower giving you an amazing array of phytonutrients to support your health… What about helping to stabilise those blood sugar levels, well that’s where protein and complex carbs come…

  • Sweet treats

    Chocolate Protein Banana Bread

    Sunday is a great day to get baking and this delicious banana bread is the perfect bake to start the week!Incorporating @naturya cacao powder, hemp protein powder, walnuts and @ombarchocolate dark chocolate chunks creates a delicious and wholesome loaf and by using oat flour and coconut sugar makes this a delicious unrefined snack which helps to reduce those spikes in blood sugar levels. Eating well isn’t about restrictions but about eating with balance and that includes enjoying the foods you love 🧡 Studies have shown that a restrictive diet is not only unsustainable over longer periods of time but actually leads to over eating, weight gain and possible disordered eating.…

  • Breakfast

    Double Chocolate Baked Oats

    This is a firm favourite in our house as it’s easy to throw together and is perfect for those mornings when time is limited and you can just heat it up and enjoy! Packed with wonderful antioxidant, protein rich wholegrain oats, nutrient dense cacao powder and chocolate chunks as well as tahini and wonderful winter spices, it’s the perfect start to the day. Baked Double Chocolate Oats 1 cup @flahavansuk rolled oats1/4 cup @naturya cacao powder1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp mixed spice1/4 tsp Ceylon cinnamon1 small mashed banana2 tbsp @belazu_co tahini1 1/4 cup @plenishdrinks oat milk(Optional 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tsp vanilla extract) if you like it sweeter.@ombarchocolate Dark…

  • Savoury

    Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells

    During these colder and darker days, there really is nothing better than a bowl of delicious comfort food! Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy This vegan ricotta stuffed pasta shell dish is packed with wonderful ingredients to keep us healthy and is the perfect mid week family dish Did you know Tomatoes are packed with an antioxidant called lycopene which can help keep free radical levels in balance, protecting your body against disease. Lycopene has been shown to reduce the risk factors of heart disease, cancer, can contribute to lower cholesterol levels, improve bone health, protect skin from UV damage and reduce the risk of eyesight degeneration. The highest…

  • Breakfast

    Chocolate Porridge

    You all know by now that I absolutely love cacao and for good reason…it is packed with amazing health benefits and of course it tastes amazing. Did you know that;Cacao is loaded with antioxidants and has 40x the concentration of antioxidants than blueberries. Cacao has the highest plant based source of magnesium which is needed for over 300 chemical reactions within the body including supporting heart health, energy production, muscle relaxation, helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with clarity and focus, and support blood sugar balance. Cacao also contains 4 amazing mood boosting chemicals serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine, which can help with those feelings of…

  • Savoury

    Smokey Sundried Tomato Pasta

    Although in recent years there is much debate as to whether carbs or protein are better for us, there really is enough room on our plates for both… Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, legumes/beans, and vegetables provide us with the our bodies primary source of fuel abs although they are broken down into glucose to use as energy, complex carbohydrates come with the all important fibre that helps to slow down this breakdown reducing the impact on blood sugar levels plus the amazing vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that refined carbohydrates lack. Protein is of course an essential nutrient and is used to build and repair tissues, make…

  • Breakfast,  Savoury,  Sweet treats

    The Rebalance Program

    Do you want help to Find balance with your weight Balance your hormones naturally Improve Skin health Support Gut health Enjoy food again without the restrictions? Join my Rebalance Program and begin to enjoy food again, learn to eat for nourishment, without being restrictive This package will help you to: Find a balance with your weight Improve Hormone balance Improve Skin health And support Gut health The Rebalance Program will help to give you the tools you need to take control of your health and wellbeing Gain a love of food again Have more energy Sleep better Support hormone balance The Rebalance Program contains Individual health Consultation with a personalised…

  • Nutrition,  Savoury

    Butternut Squash Wellington

    “I’m dreaming of a plant based Christmas!” Christmas is traditionally all about the turkey but why not make the veggies the star of the show!!! There are so many fun ways to enjoy Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, butternut squash and all the other wonderful veggies that can not only taste amazing but are packed full of wonderful nutrients and antioxidants to support our health.Christmas is the time that we may indulge slightly but adding in those all important vegetables and fruit can really help to boost those important nutrients and maintain our health and immune system. Here’s my take on the traditional Wellington….Butternut Wellington with a mushroom, tempeh and chestnut filling!…