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
If I placed a test tube full of coloured liquid in front of you, telling you it was called ghansalinadide, would you drink it?
The chances are that you answered no to the above question. Well I hope that your answer was no, because I can bet money that you don’t even know what ghansalinadide is. If you do, then I’m impressed because ghansalinadide isn’t a real thing. It doesn’t exist. I made it up. And if it did exist, it definitely wouldn’t be something that you would be wanting to swig down by the gallon.
The point that I’m trying to make is that most of us wouldn’t willingly consume a chemical or substance that we were unsure of (and that looks like it belongs in a lab).
Another question for you. Think about what’s in your cupboard. Now tell me. What is in your cupboard? Sure, there may be a can of soup, a tin of beans, pasta, cereal bars- but what is really in your cupboard? Take the cereal bar for example. Would you be able to confidently tell me what it consists of? Would you be able to name every single ingredient without giving it a second thought? The sad truth is that your answer is probably no, and you’re not alone.
The majority of us spend our lives consuming products with very little idea of the contents. We voluntarily eat food that contains ingredients that we can barely pronounce, never mind identify. Maltodextrin. E471. Aspartame. Mannitol. The list goes on…
So, here’s the challenge. I challenge you to complete five whole days where you only consume food with natural ingredients. It’s simple, don’t consume anything with ingredients that you don’t know what they are. Eat fruit and vegetables, brown rice and feta. Don’t feed your system with E numbers or chemicals. Read the ingredients and only buy products where you are sure of every single substance listed. In short, don’t fill your body with anything processed- go natural!
You’ll feel more energised, cleansed and it will work wonders for your skin. I guarantee that you will start to feel better even after just two days! The challenge will not only improve your energy and health, but will also allow you to make more conscious food and drink decisions in the future. I’ll be carrying out my challenge Monday to Friday next week and I cannot wait to feel revitalised once again! Give it a go and let me know how you get on… because natural is the way it’s meant to be! xx
Avocados have to be the go-to health food of the last couple of years. They’re high in potassium, fibre, antioxidants and healthy fats. They protect our eyes, lower cholesterol levels and can even can help to fight cancer. Pretty amazing right?! But when it comes to eating them, you have to be quick or else, similar to bananas, they’ll be turning that yucky brown colour that’s not quite so appealing!
I stumbled across this interesting video of how to banish the brown and keep your avo fresh for longer!
With BBQ season on the way, who doesn’t love a good guacamole dip! Give these cheeky little tips a try for guac that can be prepared the night before and will last until you actually want to eat it- one less stress for the day! Or (like myself) why not prepare a batch at the weekend and have a stash of guac for the week ahead… Yum! xx
Dieting. A word that I don’t agree with. I believe that healthy living should all be about balance. Extreme or yo-yo diets may have short-term effects but lifestyle is all about the long-term. To achieve the body and fitness levels that you desire, it’s all about balance and recent studies agree.
If you can’t quite keep away from the good stuff (well, the not-so-good-stuff), then you might not have to. It’s been revealed that eating a smaller amount of junk food alongside a healthier snack will make you just as satisfied as eating a full portion of unhealthy food. Switch your chips for salad, pair that cookie with fruit or have a handful of crisps with carrot sticks. You really can have the best of both worlds! xx
Breakfast- the most important meal of the day. But why is it so important to make sure that you eat up in the AM?
Break the Fast. It’s in the name. After hours of sleep (we hope), your body needs a proper meal to help it perform at it’s best. This is the first meal of the day that will effect your consumption for the rest of it. Starting the day with a well-balanced breakfast will not only kick start your metabolism, meaning burning more calories, but it can also influence your food choices for the rest of the day, encouraging healthier eating.
Weight Controller. Eating calories towards the beginning of the day is much better than towards the end. Eating a big breakfast and smaller dinner is much better than the other way round- or than no breakfast at all! Our bodies use the energy from food to function, meaning that we’re burning off breakfast just by doing daily activities. A smaller dinner means less calories sitting in your belly whilst you sleep!
Energise. Breakfast = energy. Simple.
Brain Power. Not only does your physical performance benefit from eating breakfast, so does your brain! We’re able to function and concentrate much more after a good old morning meal. You may just find that breakfast can give you the power to smash through that meeting, exam or interview- a good day all round!
Next time you’re planning on skipping brekkie, think again. This is a meal that can benefit you in more than one way and may just turn your day from good to fabulous. Want to have a productive day? Pass the menu, please! xx