December is here and ‘tis the season to be jolly, but pregnancy sometimes has a way of sapping the fun from festive celebrations and Christmas drinks. However, just because your baby’s on the way does not mean that you cannot indulge in that glass mulled wine or bubbles you love. We have cherry picked three delicious mocktails to spice up your holiday festivities, so you can still enjoy your favourite Christmas drinks and not miss out on the merriments.
It’s that time of year… you know it, I know it, the paracetmol in your cupboard certainly knows it…it’s party time. Unfortunately, where there’s booze there is also an almighty hangover just around the corner, so I have devised the perfect hangover cure for you to whip up the morning after the night before. Nearly all hangovers are a result of dehydration, potassium deficiency and loss of all-important electrolytes, so i’ve included ingredients that counteract this. And i’ve kept it super simple on purpose as nobody wants to faff around with five different herbs when their head is pounding.
This healthy hot chocolate is my all time favourite winter warming drink and beats coffee hands down for its energising effects. Raw cacao is rich in many nutrients and contains natural chemicals which increase our serotonin levels. This combats depression and makes us feel happy!. Maca is a natural caffeine free, sugar free energiser known to enhance performance and stamina and balance sexual hormones.
Golden Turmeric Milk This is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up when you need something to tide you over till dinner. It has a warm, earthy, nourishing taste that simply feels so warm and grounding. It's the perfect accompaniment to a good book, bath or meditation...
Smoothie bowls really do taste as good as they look and half the fun is creating something beautiful. There’s something about the different textures and colours that really gets the juices flowing. You can create pretty much any combination of flavours and then top it...
This green smoothie really does tick so many boxes – it contains some protein, is high in fibre and vitamin C and lots and an array of other vitamins and minerals. The coconut water is packed full of electrolytes that your body needs so this is great following a...
If mornings are busy and you often have to eat on the run then smoothies are the perfect way to ensure you get a nutritious start to the day. Smoothies take around five minutes to make in the morning and as the main ingredients are fruit and vegetables, they are loaded with fibre which will keep you full until lunchtime. And of course my smoothies are DELICIOUS!
This delicious smoothie is an excellent snack or a weekend breakfast. Packed with nuts and chia seeds, this will keep you full and energised through the day. Did you know that cacao is an excellent mood elevator and is high in magnesium? And these are just a couple of reasons why I think it is also a great option of a healthy winter afternoon treat!
Our delicious chocolate cherry bomb smoothies are packed with healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants to nourish your body and boost fertility. Cinnamon controls blood sugar levels in the same way as the diabetes drug Metformin and regular consumption can reduce inflammation as well as aid healthy weight loss.
The health benefits of drinking a glass of fresh green juice each day are extraordinary. Drinking green juice facilitates weight loss, increases energy levels, strengthens immunity and supports strong bones and a glowing complexion. Here are my top tips to get the maximum reward from your juicing efforts and my 7 favourite green juice recipes.
Almond milk is a healthy and inexpensive alternative to cows milk which can easily be made at home!
Proper hydration is so important for every body system yet many of my clients struggle to drink two litres daily. Part of the problem is that drinking plain water can become boring and sometimes you just want something with a little flavour.
I absolutely love milk kefir and recommend it to almost every client because it has so many amazing health benefits and is tolerated well by the lactose intolerant. The key health benefit of kefir is it’s huge spectrum of beneficial bacteria which is far more diverse than even the most expensive probiotic supplements on the market.
This delicious drink is like sunshine in a glass and absolutely packed with anti-oxidants. You can serve it as a delicious drink with breakfast, or add protein powder for more a more substantial smoothie.
This is the perfect introduction to drinking your greens. Antioxidants help to prevent and repair damage to body tissues, our skin included
I love almond butter for spreading on rye bread or fruit slices and it also makes a healthy addition to your morning smoothies. This strawberry and almond butter smoothie is thick and creamy and nutty in flavour. This is my current favourite post-workout treat. Enjoy!
This anti-inflammatory tea is extremely healthy, easy to make and also inexpensive.
This super smoothie is just so delicious and quick to make I just had to share my recipe with you all! Chia seeds are a fantastic source of plant-based protein, anti-inflammatory omega-3s, and antioxidants. Through in the berries, spinach and coconut water and you have a blood sugar balancing, alkalising, vitamin packed super drink! Plus it takes 5 minutes to make and only uses 5 ingredients so even a busy working mum like me can manage it.