Today I started the morning very well with my darling Olivia, we went to the God Morgon juice release of their two new and very yummy flavours; apple with ginger and Sunny citrus blend. We got to taste a delicious green smoothie and a night soaked oats with cinnamon and orange. It was all extremely delicious and a perfect start to the morning.

A fresh, organic and wholesome breakfast is always needed. It makes you feel good and starts the day just right, making you feel like you can do everything and anything that day.

We also got the most wonderful gift of juice and a great book called, 'Green Kitchen at home' a book full of healthy goodness that you can make at home. I have only looked through it briefly but it looks delicious and has the most beautiful photography in it! And lets just take a moment to look at that beautiful girl! It was really early in the morning, yet she is slaying!

I hope you all started the day with a delicious breakfast and get a chance to taste the yummy juice! Have a wonderful day xx

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As a vegetarian I always try to find the best snacks that give me a good protein boost. Chickpeas are a great food for that and when I heard that you could roast them to make yummy little snacks, I had to try. It is super easy so here is a fun little recipe on a Tuesday!

Ingredients:

Chick peas (One can), Olive Oil (2 tbsp), Parmesan (2 tbsp), Oregano (1/2 tsp), Garlic (1 Clove) , salt and pepper to taste.

First turn on the oven at 180C. Then you need to remove as much of the liquid as possible from the chick peas, I left them in between some kitchen roll whilst I did the next step. Next I mix the olive oil, parmesan, oregano, garlic and salt and pepper in a bowl, then add the chick peas together and stir. Place them on a baking tray, spread out and bake them for 30/40 mins, stirring them 3/4 times. once they are brown and crunchy they are ready! Let them cool before you place them in a jar.

And enjoy the yummy little bites!

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Recently I have lost my appetite for food, with a bit of extra stress and feeling under the weather I have not been managing to stay on top of eating the correct number of calories per day. This is something I am very aware of and making sure to stay healthy and eat enough but it’s always nice to find a way to get the right nutrition’s and not have to force myself to eat when my belly doesn’t feel good. A wonderful way to do this is by making my own juice and smoothies.

I remember as a child I would pick apples from the trees in our garden and get some carrots from the market and put them together in a juicer, it was very delicious and I would drink way too much. But it has been many years since I have done that so today Adi surprised me with a Juicer (adopted from his parent’s cupboard) and a bag of organic apples, carrots and lemons. After whizzing them all together, we enjoyed slightly sour but still yummy juice.

After tidying everything away, I looked at how much pulp we threw into the bin. The bit of the fruit with the most fibers just gets discarded and I decided that we can’t keep doing that, not only is it a waste but it’s also so healthy that it would be a shame to waste it. After lots of searching I found a great website that gave a list of different things you can do with fruit pulp. (I got this list from www.vegetariantimes.com)

1. Blend pulp into a smoothie to add fiber.
2. Add to a soup to thicken and boost fiber and nutrient density.
3. Use fruit pulp to make frozen “pulpsicles” or fruit pulp ice.
4. Make a veggie broth by boiling pulp with water, herbs, and spices, then straining.
5. Make a "fruit tea" by boiling fruit pulp with water, adding spices such as cinnamon or ginger, cooling, and then straining.
6. Use veggie pulp to add nutrient density to mac n’ cheese or pasta sauce, or layer into a lasagne.
7. Make fabulous fruit leathers.
9. Use in homemade veggie burgers or fritters. Pulp adds moisture, flavor, and nutrition.
10. Mix pulp into baked goods like muffins, cakes, bread, dehydrated or baked cookies, and granola bars. Celery, onion, carrot, sweet potato, spinach, apple, and berry all work beautifully.
11. Use fruit or veggie pulp to add flavor, texture, and moisture to pancakes.
12. Make dehydrated pulp crackers.
13. Use pulp for raw pizza crust.
14. Make pulp marmalade.
15. Make a pulp crumble by mixing pulp with fruit and juice, reducing, and then topping with oats, spices, nuts, or seeds.
16. Dehydrate and make trail mix with raw nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
17. Dehydrate and use like bread crumbs.
18. Use in DIY skincare recipes like scrubs, masks, and soap.
19. Mix pulp into your dog's food or make dog treats.
If all else fails:
20. Feed it to your chickens, freeze it in ice cube trays to use later, or compost it.

I will absolutely be taking many ideas from this list so I can enjoy healthy juices and feel good about not wasting anything! I hope you liked the different ideas, when I trial out a few myself I will share with you how I did it xx

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I have made a vlog showing how I make my Acai bowls in collaboration with Sambazon!

In the mornings, especially when the weather is hot, there is nothing better than starting the day with a delicious bowl of goodness! After lots of trial and error, I have found my perfect way of making Acai bowls. When I first started I used Acai powder but found it hard to get the right consistency. But with Sambazons frozen product, it works well and you can make a great design afterwards! I hope you like the video, let me know what you think xx

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As many in this world are, I am obsessed with superfoods. I could honestly eat health bowls all the time, but a personal favourite is Acai. I started eating this whilst travelling and enjoyed it so much, but its only now reaching the european shops. Back in the UK for the week I wanted to introduce my family to the Acai bowls too, the brand I use to make my bowls at home is Sambazon, already made into a frozen package that was wild- Harvested from the Amazon rainforest. All you have to do is add water or non dairy milks and your favourite fruits to make delicious bowls or smoothies. (I will be making a post this week on how I make and decorate mine.)

So why Sambazon? Well as we know Acai is a superfood, meaning it is full of antioxidants and healthy omegas, but Sambazon is Organic, sustainably harvested and fair trade. Which means you're not only eating goodness but sharing goodness too! But that isn't everything, by buying their products you are also helping build schools, medical centers, community centers, and water filtration systems in Brazil and helping to protect 2 million acres of the Amazon Rainforest. Isn't that amazing?

It is a delicious and easy breakfast that makes your tummy feel good, plus its vegan and gluten free! After eating the yummy bowls in a little cottage in a village called Looe with my family, I am pleased to say that they all enjoyed it and are looking forward to more this week!

Thank you Sambazon for letting me try your delicious Acai xx

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