Stop Skipping Breakfast! 3 Make-Ahead Ideas from Zoe Bingley-Pullin

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It’s no secret that a good breakfast sets you up for a good day. It’s also no secret that a scary number us are still either making poor choices or skipping it altogether. I sat down with nutritionist, chef and Vitasoy ambassador Zoe Bingley-Pullin to uncover what exactly makes a good breakfast (and I stole a few recipes for you while I was at it). [Read more…]

Date, Coconut, Nut & Goji Muesli with Butterscotch Surprise

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I love muesli. The toasted stuff. The beautifully golden, deliciously sweet toasted stuff. In fact, I love it so much that usually I don’t keep it in the house. It is D-A-N-G-E-R-O-U-S. But sometimes you’ve just gotta live on the edge, you know? So on Sunday I cooked myself up a big batch. Cos I’m crazy yo. I’m proud to say I’ve only eaten about half of it so far and that’s pretty good going in my books, because it’s damn tasty stuff. [Read more…]

Double Chocolate Easter Cookies

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Sure, chocolate eggs are delicious, but you know what’s just as delicious (and quite a bit more nutritious)? My double chocolate Easter cookies!

It’s time for a little indulgence Team. [Read more…]

Crispy Skinned Salmon on Salad of Spinach, Blueberries and Pistachios

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A couple of weeks back I was asked to put together a recipe for the team over at Shop Naturally. They have a beautiful website and an ethos that we can all aspire to, so of course I was going to say yes. Now, anyone that knows me knows that if I put together a recipe for you there are a couple of things you can be sure of. For starters, it’s going to be pretty simple. And secondly, it’s going to be pretty simple. [Read more…]

Five Reasons I Love Smoothies

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Blueberry superfood smoothie [image supplied by Raw Blend]

It’s not exactly a secret that we tend to eat badly when we’re feeling tired, busy and stressed. So what should you do when that sugar craving hits and you just can’t fight it any longer? Just grab yourself a chocolate bar!

KIDDING (that would make me the worst personal trainer ever).

You whip up a smoothie of course! [Read more…]

Banana, Mango and Berry Layered Smoothie

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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Oh wait, yep. I have. Here, here and again over here. Turns out I’ve mentioned it pretty regularly over the past 18 months or so. Ahem. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter and Oat Protein Balls

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Oh peanut butter. My love for you is strong. So strong in fact, that we had to stop seeing each for a little while. It was difficult. I cried myself to sleep every night, but if anything I think it just made me appreciate you – and the good times we had – even more.

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Vitasoy Coconut Milk with Zoe Bingley-Pullin

My fave smoothie ingredients

My fave smoothie ingredients

I’ve been a big fan of coconut products for the last 18 months or so, which actually makes me pretty late to the party compared to a lot of people. But what I lack in experience I make up for in enthusiasm, with some coconut-related product making an appearance in almost every meal. From my quinoa and sweet potato salad to the choc-coconut paleo cupcakes through to my fave chicken curry, there’s really not much that this magical fruit hasn’t done for me. [Read more…]

Five Fit Minutes with… Sally O’Neil

 

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I’d been following The Fit Foodie for months, (drooling over her recipes and envying her creativity) when we finally met in real life at the opening of the Performa Nutrition Cafe in Waterloo a few months back. We bonded pretty much instantly over our shared love of fitness, health, dogs, blogging and talking far too much, and the rest is kind of history. [Read more…]

Five Fit Minutes with… Lauren Priest

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I first met Lozzy a few years ago when she was just a wee little tyke, running the City2Surf for the first time. She was full of energy and totally crazy back then, and not much has changed since. Oh, except she’s now a qualified personal trainer and has just completed her Masters in Dietetics and taken on a full time role as a dietician. And she’s still only 23. [Read more…]