You know when you find something that’s absolutely delicious and good for you and you get a little bit too excited? That’s me right now, telling you guys about my favourite fruit. I’ve been a fan of physalis for a while, but to my surprise not all that many people know about it. Well if you haven’t heard of physalis before, you have now…
It’s not exactly a household fruit. In fact, the first time that I came across physalis was actually, typically, as a decoration on my dessert. My gran told me that they were called Chinese lanterns and I went on calling them that for years. That was until I grew up, stumbled across them in the fruit aisle on my food shop and realised they’re not called Chinese lanterns at all. Their real name is physalis.
OK, so they kind of sound like a disease but I promise you that they are absolutely delicious. If you have a sweet tooth, I recommend that you swap your bag of sweets for a bag of these as a healthy alternative! Honestly, they’re that good (ish). Super sweet and super yum, as well as having a number of health benefits such as helping to improve eyesight, protecting the kidney and liver, aiding healthy pregnancy and helping to relieve arthritis pain. I picked mine up at Sainsbury’s for £1 per bag. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
The days are shorter, nights longer and we’re starting to crave those good old stodgy home cooked meals… Well, I have something that will brighten up your mornings and satisfy your hot food needs- Pink Wholegrain Berry Porridge!
Not only is it warm, delicious, and looks fab, it will actually keep you full until lunch time and is one of your five a day (as well as being super healthy in itself). Made with a variety of summer berries- think raspberries, blueberries, cherries and cranberries- and whole rolled organic oats, this is one healthy meal to make any cold winter morning more enjoyable. Here’s the recipe below…
1 Handful of Frozen Berries
150-200ml of Milk
100g of Organic Whole Rolled Porridge Oats (click here- these ones are particularly good and not too pricey)
A Drizzle of Honey- optional!
Add oats, berries and 150ml of milk into a pan.
Heat on low-med temperature for 5 minutes, stirring throughout until at preferred consistency and ensuring that the berries are warm. Add more milk midway if required.
Serve into your favourite bowl and add a little honey if you fancy!
Alcohol and health aren’t usually two words that sit well together. However, I’m all about balance and don’t think that we should miss out too much in order to be healthy! So, I took to the kitchen and designed these healthy cocktails (or as healthy as cocktails get) that are low in calories and are even packed with one of your five a day!
For the full recipe, step by step instructions (it’s really not that difficult) and my kitchen mishaps click right here. They’re delicious, refreshing and perfect for BBQ season! I hear this weekend is going to be a scorcher so why not give them a try! x
Every now and then I stumble across a new delicious yet healthy snack to add to the books. This snack may not be new for me but it’s one that I just keep coming back to again and again. It’s also absolutely perfect for the summer season!
Frozen mango. What a babe! Sweet, delicious and the fact that it’s frozen makes it even more satisfactory. It will smash your Haribo and ice cream cravings in one!
All you need to do is chop up a mango (removing the skin of course) and freeze! Or you can buy pre-frozen mango at most supermarkets. Yum!
So if you’ve got a sweet tooth that you find hard to keep under control, or even if you’re simply looking for a tasty summer snack, frozen mango may just be for you. x
I was a busy little bee yesterday, which meant that I had no time to post on Tigeress- booo!! My best friend and fellow fitness-fashion-health lover was visiting me in London, for a full day of exercise classes and exhibitions. This means that one, we’re both extremely achy today but two, that I have lots of fun fitness and health updates for you all!
I’ll firstly be posting about our 1Rebel sculpt class- an exciting new gym experience to hit the London fitness scene. I’ll be updating your Tigeress feed with all the action of 1Rebel, but in the meantime here’s a little tip that you probably didn’t know…
Don’t eat fruit right after a meal. This is a huge no-no, as our bodies use different enzymes to digest fruit. When you combine fruit with other foods, it makes it more difficult for our bodies to break down the simple sugars. The fruit will be held in the stomach for too long, which can lead to heartburn, indigestion, burping and other digestive discomforts. Eeeek! Make sure to eat your fruit on an empty stomach, say for breakfast or as snacks during the day! xx