Delicious Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie Recipe

Meals and drinks high in protein have a lot of benefits. They keep you fuller for longer and are great post workout treats to assist with muscle repair and development.  

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Hair and Skin Benefits of Figs

Figs aka my favourite fruit (or one of) can have amazing health benefits for your body. They hold a host of benefits for your hair and skin but not only that – they are sweet and delicious!

Unfortunately, it’s not enough to exercise and apply topical treatments to your body and expect results. You also have to ensure you are getting enough nutrients to fuel your body.

What kind of benefits do figs have for your body? Keep reading to find out!

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Healthy Glowing Skin Smoothie

I’m not sure if it’s just me but 2017 has brought nothing but dull and blemished skin so far. I decided to start trading in my afternoon coffees for this healthy glowing skin smoothie, with noticeable results. 

I’ve been doing research into which foods can help improve my skin. A lot of obvious things came up like salmon, broccoli, and almonds. I also stumbled upon a whole list of foods I already enjoy that I used to create a delicious and creamy green smoothie!

Frozen banana and avocado give the smoothie an incredibly thick and creamy taste. The mango and pineapple sweeten things up and the greens pack one huge nutritional punch. Your skin will be thanking you for this one.

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5 Diet Mistakes To Avoid

From yo-yo dieting to new years resolutions that only last a couple of weeks. We’ve all been there, trying to lose weight and get fit. 

I hate the word diet, it implies that you’ll do it for a couple of months, get sick of it and then go back to bad habits. You shouldn’t think of it as dieting but changing your way you thinking, to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

There may be a number of reasons why you just can’t seem to drop the weight, but here are 5 diet mistakes that I try to avoid.

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5 Benefits of Coconut Water

Coconut water is one of the best hydrating drinks to enjoy during the warmer months. However, there are a number of benefits that coconut water has to offer.

During the warmer weather, I love drinking coconut water smoothies, coconut water vodka and drinking it alone really quenches your thirst! It’s such a popular beverage amongst health and fitness guru’s, so  I wanted to know what kind of benefits coconut water really has.

“Low in calories, naturally fat- and cholesterol free, more potassium than four bananas and super hydrating – these are just a few of the many benefits ascribed to the latest health craze: coconut water.” – WebMD.com

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How To Beat The 3pm Slump & Avoid The Vending Machine!

It’s the start of a new week and that post-lunch slump has me reaching for another cup of coffee. It’s post lunch and all you want to do is go home to sleep but unfortunately, you can’t.  

Alternatively, you go on a mission to find coffee and snacks, hopefully resulting in an afternoon pick me up. While this might make you feel better at the time, this is a habit that you need to break! Not only is it bad for your wallet but summer is just around the corner, think of your bikini body! Easier said than done, right?

If you’ve been working hard in the gym but you’re not noticing any changes in your body. You afternoon trip to the vending machine could be setting you back. Avoid that afternoon slump and lose weight with these small yet effective tips!

1. Don’t Skip Breakfast 

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It’s called the most important meal of the day for a reason. What you eat for breakfast will set the tone for the rest of your day. I love having a healthy smoothie or some porridge whilst working at my desk. It’s great for a sustained energy release throughout the day.

2. Avoid Sugar 

When you’re tired and you need a pick me up, a chocolate bar with your coffee might sound like just the thing. However, that spike of energy it gives you is going to drop just as fast. Swap out your afternoon chocolate bar with a banana for energy or an apple for a natural sugar hit.

3. Eat A Smaller Lunch

While it’s a good idea to have a big lunch and smaller dinner, try to avoid eating too much. Your body will be using up all its energy trying to digest your lunch and by the time 3pm hits you’ll be slower than octopi with ankle weights. You need to save your energy to get you through the afternoon.

4. Hydrate 

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If you’re sitting at a desk all day you might not feel like drinking (the recommended daily  intake) 2-3 litres of water. However, there is nothing better to ward off drowsiness and cravings like drinking plenty of water. Keep a water bottle on your desk to sip on throughout the day, it’s also great for flushing out toxins and aiding digestion.

5. Just Take A Break

It’s recommended to get up every half an hour to stretch. I like to take a brisk walk around the block on my lunch break, to get some fresh air and get the blood flowing to my brain. Give someone a quick call to take your mind off work for a minute and recuperate. 

6. Drink Green Tea Instead Of Coffee

Green tea is a good way to get a small caffeine hit without laying awake all night. Green tea has many benefits but a the perfect on for work it improved brain function! 

Implementing these small yet effective methods should help keep momentum throughout the day. Start to implement these changes and they will slowly but surely start to become habits. 

Simple Poached Pear Protein Dessert | Recipe

There’s something about enjoying poached pears during winter, it tastes like Christmas!

I gently poach them in a light cinnamon syrup with hints of spice and warm undertones of honey. They are my favourite spooned over protein yogurt and oatmeal for dessert or breakfast.

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