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Energise with a good breakfast

December 3, 2015

Energise with a good breakfast!

Make sure you set yourself up for the day by eating a healthy meal that will satisfy your appetite and set stage for smart food choices through out the day. If you skip breakfast you may find that you will overeat during the day. Ideally choose a hearty breakfast that combines carbs, fibre and protein. 

Below I have listed some of my preferred healthy dishes

  • Scrambled or poached eggs on whole meal toast
  • Avocado and egg on whole meal toast 
  • Smoked salmon on an avocado
  • Tuna on avocado 
  • Poached eggs, peri peri sauce, cottage cheese on whole meal crackers/toast
  • Peanut Butter on wholemeal toast
  • Banana and Peanut Butter on wholemeal crackers
  • Berries, strawberries, pomegranate on low fat greek yoghurt
  • Scottish oats made with water/almond milk with added blueberries
  • Poached eggs and spinach with whole meal toast
  • Mashed avocado on whole meal toast/crackers
  • One sliced apple with Peanut butter 
  • Sun warrior Chocolate Protein powder mixed with Oats
  • Smoked salmon, lemon juice and scrambled/poached eggs (can add whole meal toast)
  • Bransflakes with sliced banana, coconut/almond milk
  • Omelette with 3 egg whites and 1 whole egg (yolk included) add ingredients such as tomatoes, mushrooms, tuna/ham, cheese, onions
  • Oats made with water with added raisins, cherries and sultanans
  • Salmon Eggs Benedict 

On the Go breakfast Smoothies

  • Lemon Juice, Parsley, Avocado, Coconut Water and Spinach Smoothie
  • Coconut Milk, Isopure strawberry protein and banana iced smoothie.
  • Banana, Peanut Butter, Sun warrior Chocolate Protein powder and almond milk smoothie
  • Spinach, banana, avocado and almond milk smoothie
  • Three boiled eggs
  • Takeaway Oomf! Skinny Oats 
  • Mixed Fruit pack
  • Banana
Happy Feasting 🙂

 

Chloe

xXx

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The Avocado is officially Queen Green

July 16, 2015

Avocados – Sorry Kale you’re no longer Queen Green… All Hail the Avocado!

Now before I go any further, I would just like to point out that I have been obsessed with the avocado since day one (it probably helps that I am a vegetarian/pescatarian)

Why should you be eating them?!

  • Avocados help aid weight loss
  • Boosts your brain performance
  • Incredibly nutritious
  • Avocado help control blood pressure
  • Improves your heart health
  • One of the cleanest produce around
  • Contain more potassium then bananas
  • Loaded with fibre and antioxidants
  • May help prevent cancer
  • Easy to incorporate into your diet
  • THEY ARE DELICIOUS

Here are some of the most abundant nutrients, in a single 3.5 ounce (100 gram) serving (3):

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
  • Folate: 20% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
  • Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.

Then it contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin).

This is coming with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fibre so there are only 2 “net” carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food.

There is literally SO much you can too with these green babies. You can have avocado on toast, add them to smoothies and salads… You can create a stuffed avocado by adding a flavourful filling of your choice say tuna, egg, goats cheese, prawns, smoked salmon, vegetables, couscous… AHHH I’m hungry again.

Avocado's rule!

 

On that note I will leave you with some mouth-watering pictures of avocado dishes that you could try out at home.

Chloe xXx

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Radical Youth Serum

July 10, 2015

Protect the Skin you are in – The FANTASTIC Radical Youth Serum…

As a ‘young’ adult I have always been interested in looking after my skin. I am forever on the look out for a practical youth serum that prevents my skin from gaining further wrinkles whilst keeping it smooth and radiant.

In comes… Radical Youth Serum

A serum for thirst hungry skin! It has potent ingredients proven to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin supercharge this anti-aging formula.

A dual-purpose serum created to radically boost hydration levels in the skin whilst repairing at maximum levels, which also has the ability to exponentially increase the efficacy of the Radical Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum and Moisturisers. 

The Benefits

  • Plant based stem cells extends the life of healthy skin
  • Maximum Levels of Hyaluronic acid to boost skin hydration to make a a true youth elixir
  • Instrumentally after 6 weeks of product use, 92.3% of subjects had an improvement in facial skin lines/wrinkles width

CHLOE SAYS “It is not often that you find a product, which does what it says on the tin. I used the serum once in the morning and once at night and it lasted just under two months. It is perfect for dehydrated sensitive skin. My skin felt nourished, toned, brighter and I noticed my face was positively glowing. RESULT!”

It is slightly on the expensive side but I have to be honest… It is worth it. 

PRICE: £110 for 30ml. 

Buy here: http://www.radicalskincare.com/products/youth-infusion-serum

So what is it made of?…

Because we want more, we know better and we want the best.
Radical Skincare Youth Infusion Serum is THE solution, Radical results and nothing less:

  • 84.6% of subjects had an improvement in facial skin lines/wrinkles severity, after 6 weeks
  • 100% of subjects had an improvement in facial skin pigment evenness, after 6 weeks
  • 84.4% of subjects had an improvement in skin hydration, after 2 weeks

For best results

Smooth serum gently onto face and neck using slow, upward strokes. Use on cleansed skin in the morning whenever your skin feels dry, as well as every evening. For maximum anti-ageing performance, use before Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum and follow with anti-ageing Restorative Moisture.

Chloé xXx

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Detoxing – Rooting, Tooting & Juicing

July 1, 2015

Detoxing – Chloe shares juicing tips and health benefits!

Over the past two years I have completed several juice cleanses. Detoxing is something I enjoy and am passionate about. Occasionally I make my own juices but the majority of the time I embark on a juice cleanse programme.

So why cleanse?

Eating the right amount of fruits and vegetables can provide us with all the nutrition we need and keep us healthy for life. Physically eating your 5 a day can sometimes be tricky that’s why blending them together in juices is a fantastic idea to sneak in some extra goodness to your diet.

Juicing will make you feel amazing from the inside and glowing on the outside. You have the power to take charge of your health and get unstuck from your bad habits to create a healthy balanced life.

Some of the cleanses I have tried in the past two years

If you are going to make the juices yourself, remember fresh natural foods are best. Have a play with your own blender if you want to try yourself. It is always good to try the branded juices as a comparison and to educate yourself on the possible flavours and blends!

Obsidian also have a wellness centre located in Spain: http://obsidianwellness.com

Juices and smoothies taste delicious

Detoxification doesn’t have to be boring and bland. Make juices/smoothies that really tickle your taste buds. You can incorporate various supplements/powders in your drinks for that extra healthy oomph.

Support is important for your success. Let your friends/family around you know that you will be juicing. It may not be as easy as you imagined so ask for them to get on board by helping support and encourage you to stick to your plan.

Remember to stay positive! You are on your way to greatness!

Chloé xXx

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When in doubt leather it out… *Arts Club*

January 19, 2015
arts club

On a ‘Hump Day’ evening I found myself dancing the night away at the Arts Club, Dover Street.

The live band/singers were just fantastic at Arts Club. I wish I had known the name of the group! They managed to get everyone up out of their seats and busting some shameless moves on the dance floor.

Even though my friends and I had a table of alcohol (ahhh)… I kept up my Dry January regime and ordered several Peter Rabbit’s (Beetroot, Orange and Carrot juice) – this kept my energy levels high for a few hours… well, it was that or the fact I had also consumed a few sugary treats consisting of coconut sorbet and a bunch of Art’s chocolates…

Shop the look: Zara leather skirt, Zara blouse and Stuart Weitzman Highland boots. Perfect for a day and night look 🙂

Fully recommend Arts Club in Dover Street!

Chloé xXx

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Banana Baby

October 23, 2014
banana

I going to be loud and proud and admit I am obsessed with bananas! I am not about to go banana crazy but I do blend one or two almost everyday (that’s if I am not chopping up the little yellow fella and chucking it into my baobab cinnamon porridge.

I did a little research online and found 25 awesome Banana ‘facts.’

Due to my kind hearted nature I thought it was only fair to share all the banana facts/uses below:

ENJOY

  1. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and nighttime leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  6. Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  7. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  8. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

    Eating Bananas Aids Digestion

  9. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  10. Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  11. Constipated? High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
  12. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhoea.
  13. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
  14. Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.

    Natural Cures From A Simple Banana

  15. Eating bananas will help prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  16. Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  17. Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing protection from free radicals and chronic disease.
  18. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  19. Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  20. Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  21. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  22. The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  23. Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium to speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  24. Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.
  25. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine

 

Join me on the Banana Bandwagon 😛

 

how-many-calories-a-banana banana-2Chloé xXx

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Depression Is Real. Rest In Peace Robin Williams

August 13, 2014

I was incredibly sorry to hear about the heartbreaking news that Robin Williams had passed away on 11th August. He was an amazing actor, who seemed to be full of life on and off screen. He filled so many of our childhood memories with laughter and joy. He was a great actor who will be deeply missed around the world.

Depression is a serious illness which is often ignored. If anyone is ever continuously down please reach out and talk to someone, never be ashamed to seek help. We are all human and we all face individual battles that many people (even close friends and family) might not be aware of. When you have depression, it so much more than feeling sad.

Depression is a medical illness, it is NOT a sign of weakness. This illness effects so many people in various ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms; i.e. Intense feelings of sadness, losing interest in things you enjoy, hopelessness and feeling very tearful; often for no real reason at all. Many people with depression may have symptoms of anxiety. There are also physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, poor sleeping patterns or not being able to sleep at all, having no appetite and complaining of various aches and pains. All these systems can vary with regards to a level of seriousness. At its mildest, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit, while at its most severe, depression can make you feel suicidal and that life is no longer worth living.

If anyone reading my post has symptoms of depression I urge you to speak to someone and seek help. Sharing a problem with someone else or even a group of people can give you the best support needed. Research shows that talking about your problems can help you cope better with stress and eventually recover from depression.

Depression can affect 1 in 10 of us at one point in our lives and it CAN be treatable.

Please see further information regarding depression below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depression_(mood)

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/depression/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

Chloé xXx