My Morning Routine

I am literally a different person when I have a morning routine! It is one of the things I know that brings out my greatest potential, productivity, loving, calm, centred self.

I can’t stress how important it is to ground and centre yourself before you rush into your day.

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My morning routine sometimes varies but they main things I like to get in are :

  • Meditation
  • lots of filtered water with lemon
  • some form of movement, yoga, dancing, rebounding, stretching, running..
  • journaling from writing a gratitude list, to writing my goals, feelings, what ever comes up
  • Reading a daily affirmation & setting an intention for the day.
  • Body Brush top to toe
  • Healthy Breakfast, Green Juice, Green Smoothie, Eggs, Chia seed porridge..

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My Morning Routine today was :

6am – wake up

Oil pull for 5 mins

Meditate for 10 mins

Yoga for 15 mins

Drink 2 pints of water

Write my feelings, goals and gratitude list

Pull an Angel Card from deck for daily guidance

Find a daily affirmation with Louise Hay’s power thoughts.

Set Intention for the day . Today I focus on creating fun in my day.

Body Brush, Shower and get dressed. Whilst listening to music I love.

Make my breakfast,

A Green Smoothie.

  • handful of spinach
  • a banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • cup of almond milk
  • vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • drops of stevia
  • 1 tsp of spirulina

8am  РOpen emails, and start my work day .

Perfect ūüôā

I feel relaxed, calm and centred for my day ahead, no rushing, stress or tension.

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Try out  your own morning routine and see how it changes your day for the better.

xx

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight ¬†loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at¬†www.hookedonhealth.co.uk
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Healthy Treats to try this Easter

It’s nearly Easter!

I have put a collection of some of my desserts together , all perfect  healthy treats to try this Easter!

You can indulge and still feel great ūüôā

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Hazelnut and Chocolate Bites

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The Perfect Pancakes

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Mint Chocolate Fudge

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Manuka Honey Chocolate Muffins

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Chocolate and Cinnamon Oat Cookies

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Berry Bliss Bars

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Carob Crunch

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Goji Bites

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Coconut Bars

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Wishing you all a lovely Easter

xxx

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

Holistic Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight ¬†loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at¬†www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

Oh my god! I am in love with this dessert!

It has become my hands down favourite sugar-free ,grain free and dairy free dessert, and my favourite chocolate mousse of all time!

This is a recipe for glowing skin too! Loaded with Vitamin A from the sweet potatoes, Healthy fats from the coconut oil and Magnesium and lots of vitamin and high antioxidants from the raw cacao powder!

A decadent skin glow chocolate mousse, what could be better ?!

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 x baked sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk/cream
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of vanilla powder
  • 1 tbsp of Raw cacao powder
  • 3 or 4 drops of nu naturals stevia (alcohol free)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil

 

Blend and Enjoy!

Top with desiccated coconut, or berries or seeds…

x

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Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight ¬†loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at¬†www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

 

Quinoa Superfood Bowl

I posted a picture of this on my Facebook page and Instagram  and had many requests for the recipe!

So here you go ūüôā

It’s so easy to make and a great nutritious snack, lunch, dinner.. great to keep in the fridge too.

Quinoa Superfood Bowl

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Ingredients:

  • Cooked Quinoa¬†
  • Sauerkraut
  • Olives
  • Spring onion
  • Rocket
  • Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado
  • Baby Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Salt & Pepper

Chop all ingredient and add to the Quinoa, mix in a bowl and add the Olive oil, Sea Salt & Pepper.

Simple! Enjoy in a bowl as it is, or you can make :

Quinoa & Avocado Nori Wrap

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Ingredients:

  • Quinoa superfood bowl mix
  • Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • Rocket Leaves
  • Toasted Nori Sheets

Lay our flat a nori sheet and place a whole romaine leaf on top, fill with the Quinoa mix and add some extra rocket leaves.

Roll up and there you have your nori rolls ūüôā

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Enjoy x

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

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Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight ¬†loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at¬†www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

Kefir & Smoothies

I’ve been experimenting with fermented food and natural probiotic foods in the last month or so for healing digestive problems and Leaky Gut.

I have made home-made Sauerkraut, which I love!! ¬†I am in the process of making Kombucha, which is still fermenting as we speak, it can take 2 weeks and because of the cold weather here in the UK, it seems to be taking a bit longer.. but I’ll let you know how it turns out.

The easiest of all has been Milk Kefir.

Okay so I am experimenting with Raw Dairy, I have always avoided Dairy as the pasteurized stuff is just not good because of all the hormones and antibiotics it comes with, and my body certainly doesn’t like it.

I’ve read a lot ¬†about Raw milk in the past and I know that it is much more beneficial for those that can tolerate it, as it has its own enzymes for digestion of the lactose, it contains many vitamins and minerals and you can make Kefir out of it!

The Benefits of Kefir:

Kefir is very beneficial to gut health and is full of beneficial organisms which colonize your gut. That is why it is so important to include kefir if you are trying to  restore your intestinal flora or if  you are recovering from a serious illness or being treated with antibiotics.

Milk fermented with kefir grains is actually made a lot more digestible, so even lactose intolerant people can drink it.

Kefir is rich in tryptophan, and essential amino acid (building block of protein) that is responsible for keeping the nervous system healthy. I drink a cup of kefir before bed to ensure a good night’s sleep!

Kefir is also rich in a few B vitamins which are needed for so many functions of our bodies, such as skin, nervous system and digestive system.

How to make Kefir:

  • All you need is milk kefir grains, Ebay is a great place or look on-line.
  • Then you add the grains to a glass jar.
  • Pour the Organic raw milk on top 2/3 rds of the way and then close jar
  • leave on the kitchen counter for 24 hrs!

So easy!

The grains will float to the top and the milk starts to separate a little and it will appear thicker like a cream as it ferments.

  • You then remove the grains (never using anything metal, as this kills the good probiotic/bacteria)
  • place the milk grains into some more fresh milk and repeat the process.
  • The kefir you have just made goes into the fridge which slows down the fermentation and it keeps it from becoming too sour.. (Although some people like it thicker, more fermented and leave it out for longer, just experiment and see what you like.)

Once you have your kefir you can add it to smoothies, drink it plain, as long as you don’t heat it! as this will kill ¬†all the goodness.

Recipes:

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Mango Kefir 

  • half a mango
  • glass of kefir

Blend and serve ūüôā

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Raspberry Kefir

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 glass of kefir
  • 1 tsp of xylitol

Blend and Serve ūüôā

So simple and Easy!

Raw Milk is not for everyone, you really have to see how your individual body responds to it. You can make dairy free kefir from Coconuts, Water Kefir, Coconut Milk, Almonds. So many possibilities.

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through the consultation page.

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Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight ¬†loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at¬†www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

Day 4 & 5 Juice Cleanse & Break Fast

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Day 4 – I felt great, lots of energy , energised and clean from the inside out. I did a little meditation and Yoga, and Coffee Enema as my self love and cleansing protocol. The day was full of lots green juice.

Day 5 –¬†I woke up with quite a lot of detox symptoms, feeling heavy, headache and overall achy feeling, I’ve had this before when doing cleanse’s so knew it would pass. I drunk lots of water, took a hot bath, did ¬†a coffee enema and a water enema which took my headache away. The rest of the day I just rested and listened to my body. I started to feel hungry and my body was calling out for food towards the evening, even after juice, so I knew from previous cleanse’s and listening to my body that my body was done cleansing and was ready for food. I decided then I would ¬†break my cleanse the next day , on day 6.

Day 6 – Woke up feel in much better than the day before, the detox symptoms had passed, I was still feeling hungry and certainly ready for some solid foods. Breaking a cleanse is as important as how you cleanse, and light, hydrating, easily digestible foods are best. I had absolutely delicious bowl of Organic Strawberries, Blueberries and some Raspberries. They tasted so sweet and amazing, I love how a juice cleanse really reprogram’s your taste buds and senses. I enjoyed a beautiful lightly steamed Courgette pasta dish. I will share the recipe below. I just had those 2 meals for the day as that’s what I felt my tummy could handle and wanted to ease it gently back to foods.

Feeling rebooted and a new-found love for salads and fresh foods! Although I always eat like that a Juice Cleanse really makes you appreciate fresh foods, they taste so much better after a cleanse and eating consciously becomes natural.

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Courgette Pasta :

  • 1 courgette spiralled into noodles and lightly steamed
  • baby plum tomatoes chopped
  • garlic chopped
  • olives chopped
  • caper chopped
  • rocket leaves
  • olive oil -drizzle
  • 1/2 avocado cubed
  • salt & pepper
  • parsley
  • oregano chopped

Mix Everything in a bowl , except the avocado which goes on top.

Leave to marinade for 30 mins (If you can wait that long)

Then top with the Avocado and Eat!

Enjoy x

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  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight ¬†loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at¬†www.hookedonhealth.co.uk

St Patrick’s Day Smoothie

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Here’s a quick Smoothie Recipe I enjoyed for St Patrick’s Day! It was super yummy and super-duper energizing!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Strawberries
  • 1 cup of Blueberries
  • Half a Cucumber
  • 2 stalks of Celery
  • wheatgrass powder
  • chlorella powder
  • spirulina powder
  • xylitol

Blend all together with a little filtered water.

Enjoy!

x

If you are interested in Health Coaching just contact me on my website through theconsultation page.

Health Coach at Hooked on Health
Working with Women to reach their ideal weight, awaken their passion and spark for life.

  • Or if you are interested in getting started on your own Health Goals and Weight ¬†loss journey with a one-on-one consultation contact me at¬†www.hookedonhealth.co.uk